Cultural biography of Indian Rlys released

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Indian Railways have historically bound the country, not only by connecting the people and the economy but also by influencing literature and films, a new book says. “What began as an imperial project to foster colonial industries, transformed during the freedom struggle into an important symbol of our national movement....

Mins, babus to meet public on weekdays

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

In order to bring the people of Delhi closer to its Government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued an order to all the Ministers and officers to open their doors to the public for an hour on weekdays. It is the Janata Darbar where people would not have to take...

AAP asks EC to reconsider terms of EVM hackathon

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to reconsider the terms set for next week’s Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) hackathon challenge and allow it to be an open ‘hackathon’ where tampering of any kind can be demonstrated. An AAP delegation, which visited the Election Commission office,...

Sparks in Delhi Metro coach create panic, passengers deboarded

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at the Rajiv Chowk station after sparks triggered smoke and minor explosion-like noise in its last coach, briefly setting off panic among passengers. The incident, which affected services on the Yellow Line, happened around 10.20 am when the Samaypur Badli-bound train was entering Rajiv...

Poor performance in MCD elections: Cong expels 73 members for 6 yrs

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Congress on Wednesday expelled 73 members in its Delhi unit for six years after the dismal performance of the party in last month’s MCD elections. The action was initiated against those who defied the party’s directions and contested against official Congress candidates or fielded their relatives in the MCD...

3 held for killing Karol Bagh jeweller

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Police arrested two persons and apprehended a juvenile for allegedly robbing and killing a 60-year-old jeweler inside his shop in Central Delhi’s Karol Bagh in April. Police said that the accused targeted the victim because they thought he would be an easy target owing to his age. They were...

Hauz Khas Village under HC lens for illegal constructions

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Hauz Khas Village, a hub of commercial establishments, is under the radar of the Delhi High Court for illegal constructions and encroachments. Following PILs on the unlawful existence of restaurants, pubs, fashion studios, bars serving liquor without licence, art galleries and other buildings in the village, a Bench of acting Chief...

‘Speedy modernisation of security forces must’

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Procurement of advance technological apparatus can help in combating various internal and external threats better and there is a need for speedy modernisation of Indian security forces and making them aware of the usage” said General NC Vij (Retd). General Vij, who served as Chief of Army Staff for three...

Bodies of realtor’s wife, 2 girls found in Meerut

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

More than a month after they went missing, Delhi Police on Tuesday recovered the highly decomposed bodies of property dealer Munavvar Hassan’s wife and two daughters from Daurala Village in Meerut, who were allegedly killed at the behest of his business partner Sahib Khan alias Bunty. Hassan, who is a Bahujan...

80 shops gutted in Chandni Chowk blaze

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A massive fire broke out in Moti Bazar in Chandni Chowk that gutted close to 80 shops, damaging property worth over Rs 1 crore late on Monday night. The fire was finally brought under control by the firemen who battled for several hours. The topography of the areas prevented the...


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EVM challenge within framework: EC

28 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission on Saturday made it clear that EVM challenge will be conducted within the framework of the existing administrative safeguards and security protocols. The commission said that it had never made a 'promise' to hold a “no-holds-barred hackathon” when it announced the EVM hacking challenge...

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Probe team focuses on land deal at Nagadih

28 May 2017 | PNS | Jamshedpur

As the government appointed probe team reaches at crucial stage ofinvestigation, sources informed that the team is focussing on the landdeal that is suspected to be the reason behind gruesome killings. “During investigation we found that rumours on child lifting was usedan alibi to lynch the youths at both the places by vested interestgroups with some ulterior motives bent on disturbing peace of thesociety...

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