Street arts transform slums in Capital

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Syed Masood | New Delhi

Bland walls and drab surroundings of many slums in south Delhi have now been transformed into vibrant and colourful spaces, thanks to a street art project that seeks to meaningfully engage people with the residents of such colonies. The project is part of a larger initiative of improving the quality of...

Vehicles gutted in Noida showroom fire

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A fire, which broke out at Mahindra showroom in sector 2 Noida on Sunday, gutted almost half dozen vehicles parked in the showroom before it was doused by the fire tenders. The fire apparently erupted due to a short-circut in electric wiring soon engulfed the vehicles parked and 5 the fire...

Female flight attendant jumps to death from Hauz Khas residence

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A female flight attendant allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the terrace of her residence in South Delhi's Hauz Khas, police said. On Friday, the victim Anisiya Batra, 39 years old, allegedly jumped from the terrace of her house.Her husband rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead...

Food delivery boys vandalise restaurant in Kalkaji

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A group of food delivery boys allegedly vandalised a restaurant in southeast Delhi's Kalkaji on Saturday night over parking space, police said on Sunday The incident took place at 11:30 pm after an argument between the restaurant owner and the delivery agents over parking motorcycle near the restaurant, 'Dilli 19'. "The...

100 public services at your doorstep by Aug

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Besides ration, Delhi residents will get their certificates at home as Government of National Capital Territory (GNCTD) will provide 100 public services — birth and caste certificate, driving licence, ration card in its much touted doorstep delivery scheme from next month. According to the minutes of recent Cabinet meeting, the Administrative...

Minorities body concerned over meagre loans given to minorities, writes to DSFDC

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Concerned over meagre loans given to a small number of minorities in the national Capital, Delhi's minorities body has summoned officials of Government lending agency, Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and Handicapped Financial and Development Corporation (DSFDC), to explain reasons behind it. Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan said in response to the...

Green court planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Crippled by the delay in appointment of experts and judicial members, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to decide the environmental cases pending in its regional Benches. The NGT’s functioning has been hit by vacancies. The apex environment watchdog is functioning with less than one-third...

Centre removes JNU Prof accused of sexual harassment from pollution panel

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Centre has removed a JNU professor, accused of sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution. The Environment Ministry, in an order issued on July 4, announced the removal of Atul Kumar Johri, a professor at...

‘18 cr suffer from arthritis in India’

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | SUGANDHA | New Delhi

While a study conducted by Indian Spinal Injuries Centre suggested that cracking or grating sounds in knees can lead to osteoarthritis (arthritis happening due to accelerated or normal wear and tear in the joints), Dr Uma Kumar, Professor and Head of Department of Rheumatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences...

Out of 85k cops, 15k absent during work: RTI

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | GAYATHRI MANI | New Delhi

Backbone of the national Capital's security system appears to be more on vacation mood than being at work mode. A recent Right to Information (RTI) has revealed a large number of absent markings by the Delhi Police in the last two years. Out of 85,000 strong force, a total of...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Demolition continues, encroachment in gated colonies to be razed too

19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

The court ordered anti-encroachment drive continued in Dehradun with 280 encroachments being demolished and 185 being marked on Wednesday. A total of 2196 encroachments have been demolished, 4674 have been marked and 88 buildings have been sealed so far...

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