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Cashless transactions get a push

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

To give a push to its digital India campaign, Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha has directed Delhi and other Union Territories to make transactions between Government and citizens cashless by December 31. Following which Principal Secretary (Finance) SN Sahai convened a meeting of top bank officials on Monday. In the next stage,...

Rush for cash at ATMs on week's first day

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Chandan Prakash | NEW DELHI

Even 27 days after demonetisation, “cash crisis” continues in the national Capital with large number of people seen in queues outside ATMs on Monday. In several parts of the city, people started turning up at ATMs late-night just to be lucky enough to lay their hands on cash. If some people...

Will work to win hearts and minds of Delhiites: Tiwari

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

With civic agencies elections in Delhi just a few months away, Delhi BJP is all set to reshuffle its party members. On Monday, Delhi BJP president and MP, North East District, Manoj Tewari, told The Pioneer in an exclusive interview that the party will work hard to win hearts...

Sangam Vihar murder case solved; 5 arrested

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A day after body of a 19-year-old boy was found dumped near a Government school with multiple stab injuries in South-East Delhi's Sangam Vihar area, the Delhi Police on Monday arrested three people and apprehended two juveniles in connection with the case. According to the DCP, one of the juveniles, in...

Take strict action against polluters: L-G

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | SR | New Delhi

Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung reviewed the status of air pollution in the Capital for the fourth time on Monday and asked the Delhi Police to take strict action against offenders. Jung chaired a meeting at Raj Niwas, where Deputy Chief Minsiter Manish Sisodia was also present. "He was happy...

Engineer at Tughlakabad Railway station accused of rape attempt

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Kanika Mehta | New Delhi

A 27-year-old woman alleged that a 57-year-old Senior Section Engineer posted at the Tughlakabad Railway station attempted to rape her. Police said on Monday that they have received a complaint from the woman. Sources said it is not the first time that a complaint has been filed against the 57-year-old Senior...

Road rage: Man shot dead

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In yet another incident of road rage in the city, a 25-year-old man was allegedly shot dead at East Delhi's New Ashok Nagar area on Sunday night. The incident took place around 10:30 am after the victim's SUV brushed against the vehicle of the accused. The deceased, identified as Deepak...

Mintoo was procuring Pakistani passport, say police

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | Souvik Mitra | New Delhi

Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo in his interrogation revealed that he was procuring a Pakistani passport bearing his own photo, original name and parentage and address of Pakistan. He was going to obtain the passport in Nepal bearing departure stamp of Pakistani Immigration arranged by an ISI...

Citybriefs

Tuesday, 06 Dec 2016 | PNS

NDMC Budget to lay emphasis on self reliance The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Budget estimates for 2017-18 focuses on strengthening sanitation infrastructure and simplification of services through e-governance methods.The Budget proposals laid emphasis on revenue generation and self reliance. The 2017-18 estimates pegged income and expenditure at Rs7,199.81 crore and...

Fogged: 13 trains cancelled

Monday, 05 Dec 2016 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Heavy fog engulfing the national Capital on Sunday led to the cancellation of at least 13 trains, including the Patna Rajdhani Express. However, no flights were cancelled at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. “At least 88 trains were running behind schedule and around 38 trains were rescheduled,” said a Northern...

Sunday Edition

The gas chamber called Delhi

04 Dec 2016 | Shambhavi Shukla and Anisha Raman

That Delhi’s air is polluted is no secret. But what the city witnessed in the weeks following Diwali — up until now — is a cause for concern...

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STATE EDITIONS

Vote for Samajwadi Party appeals CM

06 Dec 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

Issuing an appeal to people asking them to vote for Samajwadi Party, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that if party comes to power it will provide free home and pension to all the people living below poverty line. “The Samajwadi Party include in its manifesto to provide “House of all poor” and “pension for all BPL families”...

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SOUNDBITE

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Actor | Ayushmann Khurrana

Alliance talks in some way demoralises our workers. My party's leadership has not asked me to look for a tie-up (with anybody).

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