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‘Will not grease palms to keep wheels oiled’

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A large number of autorickshaws in Delhi will be off roads on Monday against the alleged high-handedness of the Traffic Police and Transport Department. “We have decided to go on one-day strike on Monday as we are continuously being harassed by the Traffic Police officials. We are not allowed to take…

AAP returns to its old stamping ground

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday decided to entirely focus on the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi. The decision — taken in the AAP’s three-day national executive meet at Sangrur in Punjab — also implied that the party is going to forego the impending Assembly polls in Haryana, Jammu…

DU student cries rape by ‘friend’

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi University student has been reportedly raped by her friend at a flat in Ghaziabad. The victim, a resident of South Delhi’s Mehrauli area, registered a complaint with the nearby police station. A zero FIR has been registered and the case will now be transferred to the Ghaziabad Police. According…

Waste-to-energy plant trashed?

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

Delhi’s increased reliance on unconventional sources of power generation may prove hazardous to its environment. The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has raised serious concerns over the upcoming waste-to-energy plant in the national Capital — terming it ‘not properly organised’ — as it lacks proper pollution control system. The…

Taking creative licence

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Faced with shortage of manpower, the Transport Department has decided to hand over the auctioning of VIP numberplates for cars to Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC). A proposal to this effect has been sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. The decision to transfer this segment to DTTDC was taken…

Flat out homeless?

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Realising that it could not meet the deadline set by the Centre, the Delhi Government is considering scrapping the construction of 9,000 flats for the urban poor. The Delhi Government has written to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) to whittle down another 9,060 such units of…

Special kids who dropped off to be put on the map

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a bid to bring special children in the mainstream with others, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has initiated a door-to-door-survey covering all households within its jurisdiction. In this, the civic body plans to map those children who are disabled, suffering from life-threatening diseases or else are intellectually challenged.…

FibroScan can diagnose spleen stiffness in Hepatitis cases

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Monday, a hospital in the national Capital has launched a new technique called FibroScan for non-invasive assessment of liver stiffness which leads to cancer in such patients. With the number of Hepatitis B and C patients increasing in India, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after…

Only fit drivers with valid licence to drive DTC buses: HC

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to ensure that no person without a valid driving licence or who is medically unfit drives its buses on the city roads . A bench of justices BD Ahmed and S Mridul passed the order while hearing a plea by…

Decomposed bodies of mother, son found

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Bodies of a mother and son duo were discovered in a decomposed state from their residence in lane no. 13 in South-East Delhi’s Govindpuri area on Sunday evening. Police officials claimed that the duo had died two or three days back. According to police, Rohit Kumar resided in the house…


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Home away from home

27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

SOS Homes for Tibetan children has around 1,000 kids who are either orphans or their parents are in Tibet, says Ritu Pandey It’s a short walk from the Mall Road to Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy. But in contrast to the incessant chatter that surrounds me on Mussoorie’s most prominent landmark, silence rings aloud on the Academy Road...

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Cocking a snook at the government orders only three members from Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

28 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

Cocking a snook at the government orders only three members from Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly have declared their assets as per official government gazette here published early this month. The MLAs’ declarations made public on the state government’s gazette showed several blank columns...

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General Officer Commanding | Lt Gen KH Singh

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Israel's Defence Minister | Moshe Yaalon

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Congress leader | Shakeel Ahmed
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