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Snake-in-grass charmers slip valuables off gawkers

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

They playacted as snake charmers and then used to con unsuspecting people and decamp with their valuables. However, the tricksters met their nemesis in Delhi Police and their ingenious way of duping people was exposed. It was an organised gang that used to cheat innocent people while performing tricks on...

Security guard held for molesting student

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 9-year-old girl had to brave the nightmare of molestation after a security guard tried to touch her inappropriately. The shocking incident took place in a Government school in Green Park area under the jurisdiction of Safdarjung Enclave police station. South district police later arrested the accused security guard on...

Dacoits loot train passengers in UP

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad

Unidentified armed robbers looted cash, jewellery, credit cards and other belongings worth over Rs5 lakh from passengers of Lucknow Mail up and down services early Tuesday, police said. GRP inspector UB Singh said that about a dozen dacoits armed with pistols, knives and iron rods barged into AC coaches A-2 and...

Motorcycle cop killed in rear-end collision

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi Police constable posted with the West district was killed after the motorcycle he was riding was hit from the rear by a rashly driven car in Bindapur area of South-West district. The rear-end collision took place during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The rogue driver managed...

Noida’s land mafia grabs 30% vacant land

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Anup Verma | Noida

Blatant encroachment has resulted in almost 30 per cent of the vacant land being usurped by the land mafia in Noida. The brazenness of the encroachers could be judged by the fact that they have encroached upon the beds of Hindon and Yamuna rivers, green lands and even water bodies...

Beware! Max pickpockets in Delhi Metro are women

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

If you are travelling by Delhi Metro, beware of suspicious female commuters. Almost 94 per cent of pickpockets held in the rapid transport system of the national Capital this year are the fairer sex. Figures calculated for the first three months (January- March) of 2014 by CISF, the nodal security...

Parents sitting ducks as nursery schools start term

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Despite the deferred Supreme Court hearing and the Directorate of Education (DoE) directive that no school in the Capital can start nursery classes, several schools began their term on Monday. While some people claim that these schools don’t come under the ambit of the guidelines, the DoE has a contrary...

NDMC’s Urja to power up jobs for women in distress

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

Taking a step forward towards women empowerment, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to establish a special unit, ‘Urja’, for unemployed women. Focussing on women having a distressed past, the council through Urja plans to give them skill training after which they will be employed in a factory...

Kathputli lost in wonderland as shift strings puppeteers along

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

With polls in the Capital over, shifting procedure of residents of Kathputli Colony in Rajinder Nagar may begin soon so that redevelopment work of the locality can resume. The shifting was on hold after the Election Commission of India (ECI) notice for violation of Model Code of Conduct last month...

More tankers to slake city’s growing thirst

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With summer settling in the national Capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has issued its action plan for the season. In order to meet the rising water demand of the 1.8 crore population, the water utility this time has issued individual action plans for each of the 22 maintenance divisions...


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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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Downpour breaks heat spell in capital

18 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

After around a week, it rained heavily in the State capital on Sunday. It was a short spell of around 15 minutes, but rains lashed almost the whole city...

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