2-yr-old girl falls into open drain, dies

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Kanika Mehta | New Delhi

A two-year-old girl died after she accidentally fell into an uncovered drain outside an East Delhi Municipal Corporation school in Northeast Delhi’s Maujpur area on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Srishti. Thinking that his two-year-old daughter has been abducted, her father started searching for her. It was...

City Govt to revamp monitoring, evaluation unit of planning dept

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government has approved a proposal to revamp and strengthen the monitoring and evaluation unit of its planning department for effective design, development and implementation of various policies. Besides guiding “outcome budgeting”, it will help the Government conduct independent surveys and evaluations, enable data analysis and assessment of large Government...

Gzb Mayor, 100 councillors take oath

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | SP Singh | GHAZIABAD

The newly elected city Mayor took oath on Tuesday along with 100 councillors in the newly constituted municipal body. The oath to Mayor Asha Sharma was administered by Divisional Commissioner Prabhat Kumar while the Mayor Asha Sharma administered oath to 100 council’ors. The new House comprises 57 members from the...

Excise Deputy Commissioner appears before DCW

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Deputy Commissioner of the Excise Department on Tuesday appeared before the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) which had summoned him in connection with a case of sale of illicit liquor. He said a woman and her husband, who were caught selling illicit liquor by the DCW in Narela, had 31...

Two held for firing at dhaba owner

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | SR | Gurugram

Police have arrested two persons in connection with firing at a Dhaba owner and his workers in Sector-61 area on Monday night while two more accused persons are said to be on the run. According to the police on Monday night around 10.30 pm, four persons named Vinod, Shekhar, Nitesh...

Two pickpockets arrested with stolen smartphones

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Be cautious the next time you go to attend a concert. The Delhi Police has arrested two men who used to gain entry to the venues of these cultural festivals, keep an eye on their target and made away with expensive smartphones and wallets. Chninmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast)...

2 try to sneak into metro station with gun, nabbed

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 19-year-old youth and a man were caught red-handed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for trying to sneak into the Delhi Metro with a country-made pistol and some cash at Adarsh Nagar station on Monday. The duo was immediately arrested and the matter is now being probed by...

The worst jobs in the city.... and those who do them "RAGPICKERS'

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 | Chandan Prakash/Abhinav Singh | New Delhi

The next time you whine about your job which doesn't pay you enough or is not challenging, think about your fellow citizens who do the ‘dirty' but essential work that makes society tick. A team of The Pioneer reporters hit the streets of the Capital to spend time with those...

Abducted bizman rescued in 22 hours

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Kanika Mehta | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police has solved a sensational kidnapping case wherein 28-year-old businessman Saurabh Gupta was abducted near his showroom in West Delhi’s Paschim Vihar on December 9. With the arrest of two men, including the former employee of the businessman on Monday morning, police managed to rescue Saurabh in...

Dengue cases continue to soar, hits 9,169 mark

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The total number of dengue cases in Delhi has crossed the 9,169-mark with 97 cases reported previous week, according to a data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday. Meanwhile, the number of people affected by malaria has also climbed to 1,139 while the figure for chikungunya stands...


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N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

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Cong to hold yatra against Govt policy

13 Dec 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Congress will organise a yatra covering all the 11 districts where the party feels that the employment rights of the locals have been compromised with. The protest is also against the said promise reportedly made by Chief Minister Raghubar Das to amend the decision allowing outsiders into Government jobs in certain part of the State...

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