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4 men blind cops with chilli, free prisoner

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In what turned out to be an escape inspired from a Bollywood movie, four men, suspected to be members of the Neeraj Bawana gang, reportedly threw chilly powder at the three policemen and took away a prisoner who was being ferried after a medical check up at the Maulana Azad...

Inter-State drug cartel busted, heroin worth Rs 20 crore seized

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday arrested three men and busted an inter-State drug cartel. Sleuths of the Cell said they have recovered five kgs of high graded heroin worth more than Rs 20 crore in the international market. Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell said, “The...

Govt uses anti-smog gun to shoot down air pollution

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a bid to combat air pollution problem in Delhi, the Delhi Government on Monday initiated its anti-smog campaign which will run for a week. The campaign has started from Delhi secretariat and Government of National Capital territory of Delhi (GNCTD) will take the assistance of Delhi Jal Board (DJB)...

Mission Buniyad to help Govt schools’ students improve

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to create a strong base in very initial studies, Delhi Government has joined hand with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and other local bodies to design and execute — “Mission Buniyad” programme. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced the programme on Monday for improving...

Girl hit by truck near construction site dies

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A four-year-old girl was crushed to death by a truck near a construction site in Outer Delhi’s Narela area on Monday morning. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Durga. Police said Durga used to live with her parents, both laboureres near the under construction site. The minor girl...

Max Hospital case: DMC panel hearing in early March

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The disciplinary committee of the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has decided to hear the Max hospital twin baby case early next month, a senior official said . The case pertains to a baby boy being wrongly declared dead after his birth on November 30 by the upscale private hospital in Shalimar...

Disqualification won’t arise unless gains proved: AAP MLAs

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The disqualified Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs told the Delhi High Court that their disqualification as legislators will not arise till it is proved that they were getting pecuniary benefits by holding the posts of Parliamentary Secretary. “Disqualification will not arise, unless it is proved that we are getting any pecuniary...

Tiwari, BJP MPs meet Puri over sealing drive

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to get immediate reliefs for the traders in national Capital already distraught by the ongoing sealing drive, Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, along with other Member of Parliament of the party from Delhi, met Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to find a solution to the ongoing...

City saw lowest outages in 2017

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

As per the Delhi Government's data on power cuts and its demands, the national Capital has witnessed lowest power cuts with highest ever peak power demand in the current financial year. A Government official said reduction in power cut points towards improvement in processes and systems of electricity supply and...

Authentication of orders in L-G's name must by officers: Chief Secy

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal has directed Secretaries and Principal Secretaries of the Delhi Government to authenticate all orders to be executed in the name of L-G, failing which, strict action, including recovery of financial loss caused to the exchequer, would be taken against them, a written communication by Chief Secretary Anshu...


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18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

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21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

In a first major action, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 2 crore of Santhal Pargana Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Kumar allegedly earned through illegal means when he was secretary (health) from June 2008 to August 2009. Kumar, a 1991 batch IAS officer, has been accused of being involved in the NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) scam worth Rs 130 crore, taking bribe of Rs 4...

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