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HC seeks response from internet cos

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the response of Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea to direct them to take down the links of "Blue Whale challenge", an internet-based suicide game that has been allegedly linked to several deaths of children worldwide. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita...

DUSIB approves construction of 5,012 houses for EWS category

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) on Tuesday approved construction of 5,012 housing units for people belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) at three locations in the city, and set aside Rs 654 crore for the project. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

Girl posing as beautician robs homes with paramour; arrested

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Pretending to be a beautician, an 18-year-old girl along with her 26-year-old boyfriend went around West Delhi, stealing valuables from the houses of innocent people. This Bunty and Babli couple used a unique modus operandi to con people. Claiming to be a beautician, the girl went around the houses in Inderpuri....

Swachhata App big hit, claims SDMC

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Tuesday said that its effort to make the city cleaner with the help of the existing Swachhata App mechanism, has proved to be a big hit among the citizens over 98 per cent complaints registered on App resolved. The Corporation has further maintained that...

Neighbour stabs driver in Ambedkar Nagar PS

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In an incident manifesting the cavalier attitude of men and officers posted in the police stations of the national Capital, a 35-year-old driver was allegedly stabbed with a file spike by his neighbour inside South-East district's Ambedkar Nagar police station. The shocking incident took place in the intervening night of...

Court denies bail to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi court on Tuesday denied bail to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, who was arrested in a decade-old money laundering case for alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma denied the relief to Shah, who is currently in judicial custody, after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that he was...

DCPs to patrol Gurugram at night to keep women safe

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

The Gurugram Police has decided to boost night patrolling to avert crimes against women and other criminal activities under the charge of a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) rank officer. The district-wise DCPs and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) will conduct night patrolling in their respective areas. Also, the Station House...

15-yr-old sodomised by 4 juveniles while on way to school

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a horrifying incident, a 15-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a group of four juveniles while he was heading towards his school in North-West Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy area on Monday morning. Police said that the incident was reported on Monday evening from the Mukundpur area when the victim, a Class...

Capacity expansion of IGIA soon: DIAL

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

The much needed capacity expansion of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is likely to start in the near future with Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)-GMR finalising its Masterplan-2017. The masterplan will be implemented in three modular phases — phase 3A (2018-21), 3B (2021-25) and phase 4 (2026 onwards). In this...

Our sanitation workers well protected: DJB

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Chandan Prakash | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has distanced itself from the frequent cases of sanitation workers' deaths reported in the national Capital due to manual scavenging, saying that it has no links with the recent incidents. A senior DJB official said that DJB is totally equipped with safety gadgets and...


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20 Aug 2017 | AFP | Washington

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23 Aug 2017 | PNS | Jamshedpur

In a shocking case of negligence, a 17-year-old minor girl delivered a child on the road, nearly 30 meters from the Chandil community health center, in neighbouring Seraikel-Kharsawan, on Tuesday morning. According to reports, despite request there was delay in sending of ambulance for the girl who was crying in pain and delivered a girl child on the road and was later carried on an auto-rickshaw to the hospital...

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