Aam Aadmi Party MLA Parkash joins BJP

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

Ahead of the civic polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced a major setback with its MLA Ved Parkash resigning from the party and the Delhi Assembly to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday. “I hereby tender my resignation of my seat in the House with effect from March...

Metro’s roof-top solar project gets registered with UN

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Metro’s initiative to install roof-top solar power plants at its premises has become the “first-ever” green project to be registered with a UN framework on climate change for any metro or railway system in the world. The clean development mechanism project has been registered with the United Nations Framework...

21 AAP MLAs get a ‘breather’

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday reserved its order on the plea of 21 AAP MLAs that it should drop the case of office of profit against them as their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries has already been set aside by the Delhi High Court. The order is expected in the...

MCD polls: JD(U) to release 4th list of candidates today

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Janata Dal (United) will release the fourth list of candidates for the high-stakes MCD elections on Tuesday, and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address two rallies during campaigning for the polls next month. Party sources on Monday confirmed that Kumar will campaign for the party at public gatherings...

Take suo moto cognisanse of CM’s ‘no house tax’ poll promise: Tiwari

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Responding to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government’s idea to do way with the house tax, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said the State Election Commissioner should take suo moto cognisance of this and restrain Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from doing so in the future. “Kejriwal himself wrote letters to...

Amit Shah meets party leaders to lay strategy

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

BJP president Amit Shah has made it clear to the Delhi party unit that municipal poll tickets will be given based on candidates’ area of residence and no one would be allowed to jump wards. Shah held two separate meetings with Union Ministers, MPs and party leaders from Delhi to chalk...

Illegal liquor being smuggled to city from Haryana seized; 1 held

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

As many as 1,443 quarters of illegal liquor being smuggled in the national Capital from Haryana for suspected use during the municipal corporation polls have been seized from trans-Yamuna area of Shahdara and one person arrested, police said on Monday. “A Honda City car was stopped by policemen on picket duty...

6-day-old baby girl found abandoned near garbage dump in Model Town

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A day before the festival of celebrating the goddesses of Navratri was to commence, a six-day-old baby girl was found abandoned near a garbage dump near the GD Goenka School in Northwest Delhi’s Model Town area on Monday morning. DCP Milind Dumbere (Northwest) said, “The incident came to light on Monday...

HC rejects pleas of 2 students seeking admission in DU

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court Monday rejected the pleas of two students who wanted to be admitted in LLB course of Delhi University for 2016-17 session after lapse of the last date of admission. The two were initially unable to get admitted as they did not have their graduation degrees at...

HC allows toddler suffering ‘cognitive disorder’ to repeat nursery class

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a four-year-old girl to continue in nursery class in the 2017-18 academic session as she suffers from delayed cognitive development. Justice VK Rao issued the interim direction till the next date of hearing on April 19. The court also issued notice to the Directorate...


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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Azam Khan demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter

28 Mar 2017 | pns | Lucknow

Apparently miffed over the campaign of the newly elected BJP government against the illegal slaughter houses and cattle smuggling, the senior Samajwadi party leader and former minister Azam Khan has demanded all India ban on cow slaughter and also urged the muslims to stop eating beef. Azam Khan in a statement in Rampur on Monday said ``why cow slaughter is still legal in states like Kerala and West Bengal...

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