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A city that minds it business

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi is emerging as a major hub for business and other activities as the number of establishments operating here have increased from 7.55 lakh as per Fifth Economic Census 2005 to 8.93 lakh in the Sixth Economic Census 2013,indicating a growth of 18.35 per cent as per the report on…

Fraud squads in 11 police districts to give scammers a run for their money

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Police is planning to set up specialised units in its 11 police districts for investigating economic offences. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Friday said that in order to streamline the process of investigation concerning financial crimes, they are in the process of getting these cases investigated by a…

Rain has gone away but humidity is here to stay

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Hot and humid weather conditions in Delhi are set to be routine now as monsoon is expected to withdraw from the city soon. As Delhiites on Friday experienced sultry weather, the MeT Department has predicted conditions will only worsen in the coming days due to a likely withdrawal of monsoon…

NMC, EDMC ‘actively considering’ hiking parking fee

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

After the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) announced steep hike in parking rates under its jurisdiction, the other two civic bodies — North and East Delhi Corporation — are expected to follow suit. Sources said they are also “actively considering” similar proposals. As per the new proposal approved by the Standing…

Cattle rustlers from Mewati gang corral cows, 1 nabbed

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Mewati gang again created menace on city roads after they clashed with police officials who were trying to nab them after they were caught stealing cattle from a shed in Shiddipur area in North Delhi. The cops fired three rounds at the rustlers after they started pelting stones at…

2 con artists gypping train passengers caught

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A trickster duo was arrested from a railway station in the Capital for duping beguiling passengers and making off with their personal belongings, police said. The accused, identified as Ramanand Mahto and Ranjeet, were arrested from Anand Vihar railway station in a joint operation by Railway Police and Delhi Police. “The…

Why Ajit Singh feels ‘singled-out’

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad Police slapped cases against the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and some 5,000 unidentified supporters for indulging in rioting and hooliganism at Murad Nagar water treatment plant. The RLD activists and members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) were protesting altering 12 Tughlaq Road…

‘Old-school’ principal benches married student

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Class XII student has alleged she was kicked out of a Government school after she got married recently. The girl, 19-year-old Mehjabeen, a resident of Badli who studied in Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Badli, was allegedly refused to attend classes by the principal citing reason “that the company of a…

Kejri ‘jung’ over MLALAD fund transfer sees LG amend rulebook

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday amended the rulebook to facilitate the transfer of money from the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund. Jung’s step came after former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticised him on Twitter for not according permission to his party MLAs for donating to Jammu & Kashmir…

Scalpers on the house!

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

While lakhs of people having pinned hopes of owning a dream home in the national Capital on the Delhi Development Authority’s mega housing scheme, there are many who are thriving on this and minting money by selling DDA forms in the black market. Irked by the huge number of complaints…


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On Mission Education

14 Sep 2014 | Ananya Borgohain

Every year, more and more members of ‘confused youngistan' are joining a silent revolution to remodel ‘regressive' India. ANANYA BORGOHAIN talks to some of these young guns to explore their zeal that reverberates with renewed, constructive vigour In this era of globalised modernity, foreign markets, international education, and the glamour of the metropolises, a youth is expected to aspire to embrace all modern pleasures...

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Half a dozen SIMI outfit escapes after blast

20 Sep 2014 | Ananya Borgohain

With the sleuths of the Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS), who were now also joined by a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA), failed to get any concrete lead about whereabouts of the half a dozen hard-core members of banned terror outfit, Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI),who slipped after blast in Bijnore last week, senior officers are now looking into the negligence of the cops of the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU),…

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