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Reserve 80% DDA flats for Delhiites: BJP

Government’s move to liberalise the conversion scheme of DDA flats does not redress many home owners’ problems

Eighty percent of the flats to be allotted by the DDA should be reserved for the residents of the national capital, the state unit of the BJP said on Tuesday.

Joint property owners in Delhi cannot apply for DDA’s latest housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority
Even if you own a small share in a joint property in Delhi, you would not be eligible to apply for a flat in the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) latest housing scheme 2014.

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Govt’s ambitious ‘smart cities’ project could pinch your pocket

A first blueprint, or concept note, prepared by the urban development ministry proposes a host of measures for raising funds from the public — such as a green tax on fuel sold to private and commercial vehicles.

J’khand teen raped in Delhi went missing from school a month ago

Parents of the 14-year-old girl from a Jharkhand village who was trafficked, raped in Delhi and dumped in Gurgaon said she went to school about a month ago and did not return.

Kalkaji shop sells bird food as dal, owner gets 4 years in jail

The owner of a food store in South Delhi’s Kalkaji market was caught selling bird feed to as lentils to his customers was sentenced to 4 years in jail by a city court.

Man murdered over illicit relationship in Gurgaon

A man was arrested Monday for killing a person who allegedly had an illicit relationship with his wife, police said, adding the victim's kin and locals blocked vehicular movement while demanding a probe into the murder.

Delhi: Fire breaks out in Chandni Chowk

A view Chandni Chowk
A fire broke out in the narrow bylanes of Chandni Chowk area in Delhi on Monday afternoon leaving several shops gutted although no casualty has been reported so far, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

Massive security detail for PM leaves patients at AIIMS feeling ‘left out’

Though AIIMS authorities claimed that the convenience of their patients was of utmost concern to them and they did their best to ensure people don’t face any difficulty in and around campus, people still had complaints.

Citing flouting of rules, Hindu College teacher stops taking classes


A teacher at Hindu College has alleged that the college flouted UGC guidelines on appointment of guest teachers and also the reservation roster. Ratan Lal, who teaches history, has alleged that the college appointed 50 guest teachers despite having a sanctioned strength of only 22 teachers.

Probe against top cop for misbehaving with Maneka

Maneka Gandhi
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered an inquiry into a complaint filed by Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi against the Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) for misbehaviour in July.

Trafficked Nepal teen alleges gang rape by six men in Mehrauli

A 19-year-old Nepalese girl has alleged that she was gang-raped by six men in south Delhi’s Mehrauli. She also claimed she had been trafficked from the Himalayan country and was forced into prostitution by a couple, the police said on Monday.

IB warns airports of Afghan men in leather jackets

787 Dreamliner

Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned security officials at Indian airports against a new threat, cautioning them to look out for passengers of Afghan-origin wearing leather jackets, which could be modified to carry explosives.

Delhi HC refuses child custody case, says all parties are Pakistani

Delhi high court
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to adjudicate the custody battle of a four-year-old child, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to do so as the parties involved were all Pakistani nationals.

Delhi’s hottest August day in 23 yrs

Foreign tourist
Delhi sizzled on Monday as the mercury breached the 39°C mark in what was the hottest August day in 23 years.
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