HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

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Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-MPs

Former MPs may now see a hefty hike in their retirement benefits. Government sources told HT that the monthly pension for ex-MPs is likely to go up to Rs. 35,000 a month from Rs. 20,000 a month — a 75% hike.

Madhya Pradesh to promote defence production

Madhya Pradesh would be the first state in India to have a policy aimed at promoting defence manufacturing with an aim to create jobs and industrial infrastructure. 

700 flats on offer for economically deprived in DDA housing scheme

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to launch its 2014 housing scheme next month and for the first time, it will have two separate draw of lots for the scheme.

Chaired by retired judges, NCW may get more teeth

To de-politicise the National Commission for Women (NCW) and make it more powerful, the government has proposed that only retired judges from the Supreme Court and high courts be its chairpersons. They will be given powers to summon violators of women rights and penalise them.

Metro builds piers on busy NH 2 without hindering traffic flow

The Delhi Metro recently achieved a construction feat of sorts. It erected piers for elevated metro tracks on the busy Mathura Road (National Highway 2) without obstructing traffic even for a minute.

Bugging issue should be probed: Manmohan

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there should be an investigation into the report of bugging devices having been found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence and asked Government to explain the issue in Parliament.

Delhi: autos off road today over police atrocities

If you travel to your workplace or college by auto-rickshaw, look for an alternative on Monday. Upset with alleged police atrocities, the auto-rickshaw unions have called a one-day symbolic strike.

Delhi-NCR sees 11% rise in office space demand

Office space absorption rose 11% to 1.38 million sq ft in Delhi-NCR during the April-June quarter. The rise is primarily driven by higher demand from the IT/ITeS sector, though rentals remain under a cloud, global property consultant DTZ said on Sunday.

Delhi to get dedicated space for hazardous waste disposal

In a move that could aid reduction of risk to Delhi’s citizens, authorities have identified 14 acres of land for safe disposal of thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste that the city generates every year.

Question mark over fate of FYUP laptops as DU reformats course

The ambitious FYUP may already be a thing of the past, but the principals of various Delhi University colleges are still clueless about what is to be done with the laptops which were supposed to be distributed to the first-year students under the format.

Delhi may be heading towards winter elections

Delhi could be heading for assembly polls this winter as the BJP has reconciled itself to the fact that the possibility of forming a government in the Capital was remote.

Delhi: Two persons get 4-yr jail for robbing lunch box, watch

Two persons, arrested for robbinga man of his bag containing his lunch box and a wrist watch in New Delhi last year, have been sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Eye on fresh polls, MLAs scamper to speed up development projects

According to the urban development department, almost 75% of the MLAs have started work in their constituencies and a number of them have managed to exhaust their fund of Rs. 4 crore in less than two months.

Desperate Kejriwal returns to protest hot spot

Blaming the President’s rule for inflation, corruption and a host of other problems facing Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has urged the residents of the Capital to assemble at Jantar Mantar on August 3 “to start work towards installing an elected government in Delhi.”

Delhi: Unable to get a job with airlines for being underweight, woman commits suicide

Aruna Singh, an aspiring airhostess, had been under treatment for weight gain but was unhappy with the results. With a height of 5’2’’ and weighing mere 37 kg, Aruna had been unable to find a job as a stewardess and had been depressed.
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