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Municipal staff kills self over ‘delayed’ salary

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Ankita Sharma | New Delhi

Depressed over his failure to meet his family’s financial needs because he was allegedly not paid salary since March 2016, a health staffer at Municipal school committed suicide in GTB Enclave two days ago, police said on Friday. Hridesh Kumar Sharma (46), who worked as an attendant in an East Delhi...

Inderpuri shame: 4 thrash, ‘sodomise’ 16-yr-old boy

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a barbaric incident, a 16-year-old boy was allegedly thrashed by a group of boys, stripped naked and subjected to unnatural sex in Southwest Delhi’s Inderpuri area in Southwest Delhi. The incident took place on Monday, but it was reported to police on Thursday, following which four persons have been arrested,...

Salary must on time: HC; hearing on July 25

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Friday said that it will not get into the ongoing tussle between the AAP Government and the BJP-led three municipal corporations in the city and is only concerned about the employees of the civic bodies getting their salaries for which court will pass appropriate orders. “We will...

Delhi Police gets ready to add new features

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Setting up a tourist police cell and a women’s band, effective use of Aadhaar cards, maintaining a data bank of all Government employees, setting up Police Training College (PTC) and preparing digital version of policing with the help of professionals are some of the priority...

Inbrief

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Pioneer

Nehru remembered on 52nd death anniversary Delhi Congress on Friday remembered first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52st death anniversary at party headquarters. Addressing party workers on the occasion, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said the firm steps taken by former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for the all-round...

JNU rejects plan to curb relaxation to OBC, girls

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

JNU’s Academic Council on Friday rejected a standing committee’s proposal to do away with relaxation to OBC candidates in entrance examination for MPhil and PhD courses as well as reduction in concession to female and transgender candidates. The council’s meeting on May 10 was adjourned after Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar walked...

Rs 20 cr opium seizure is Delhi Police ‘historic’ catch

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With the arrest of five people, the Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have busted an inter-State narcotics racket and recovered from their possession opium worth around Rs 20 crore in the international market. This is believed to be the biggest seizure of opium in the history of Delhi Police, DCP...

‘Clarification issued by MHRD inadequate’

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Higher Education Wing of the Akhil Bhartiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) has taken a serious view of the current developments in the form of amendments carried out in UGC Regulation 2010. Extending support to the teachers protesting against the UGC’s move, the State Convener of the ABRSM Delhi, Anurag Mishra...

City’s power guzzlers no more ‘powerless’

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to address the “no supply complaints” of power consumers, Reliance-backed BSES has launched additional phone numbers for consumers to register complaints and has also increased the number of personnel call-centres by around 50 per cent. In a statement issued on Friday, BSES said it has also deployed Quick Response...

Health Min seeks report on quota given by Sheila Govt to Army wards in ACMS

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has sought a detailed report on the move by the previous Sheila Dikshit Government that allowed 100 per cent reservation for children of Army personnel, serving as well as retired, in Army College of Medical Sciences (ACMS). “The Health Minister has asked the officials of his...

Sunday Edition

Why Sunrise is an important film

27 May 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

Revolving around human trafficking, Partho Sen-Gupta’s psychological thriller Sunrise investigates what has perpetually degraded humankind, writes Ananya Borgohain The NGO CRY (Child Rights and You) estimated that on an average in India, around 180 children go missing every day. Referring to data assembled by the Union Home Ministry, the NGO stated that the total number of untraced children in 2015 was 62,988 as against 34,244 in 2013...

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STATE EDITIONS

Hope for Brahmapur ring road fades

28 May 2016 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

Brahmapur denizens’ longstanding hope for a ring road seems to have faded even though the Brahmapur Development Authority (BDA) has a proposal in this regard. It was so conceived from the fact that Housing and Urban Development Minister Puspendra Singhdeo, who reviewed various ongoing developmental projects in the city on Thursday, didn’t touch ring road proposal file presented by the BDA...

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SOUNDBITE

We will present our case for Jat reservation before the court and make all possible efforts to get the stay on the quota vacated.

Haryana CM | ML Khattar

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Pentagon official | Peter Cook

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US presidential hopeful | Donald Trump
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