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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

New Delhi

Boy carries petrol to school, sets himself on fire

A class 8 student of a private school in Faridabad doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire in the school bathroom on Wednesday sustaining 45% burn injuries.

Ecstasy and dejection mark DDA draw

After many flip-flops in the past 20 days, the much-awaited draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme 2014 was finally held on Tuesday.

Agency promises finished flats

The Delhi Development Authority’s 2010 housing scheme has been a tale of incomplete flats with acute lack of basic amenities. The land development agency has promised a different story this time.

DDA: Camp at Vikas Sadan to facilitate allottees

To ensure that applicants who have been successful in the 2014 housing scheme draw of lots held on Tuesday do not face any hassles this time, the land development agency is going to organise a special camp at its headquarters, Vikas Sadan.

DDA housing scheme: 1,200 on waiting list

For the unsuccessful aspirants of the DDA housing scheme, there is still a ray of hope. Apart from the 25,034 applicants who got lucky, the housing agency also carried out a draw to create a ‘waiting list’ of applicants.

Builders launch radio campaigns to attract unsuccessful aspirants

Eyeing the large number of those who did not land a flat in the DDA housing scheme, private builders have planned extensive advertisement campaigns on FM radio channels to lure home-buyers.

Disgruntled AAP, Cong leaders cosy up to BJP

A number of disgruntled leaders from various political outfits have switched allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party over the past few days, boosting the party’s morale and increasing its chances of claiming a majority in the upcoming polls.

DDA mega housing scheme draw list declared, check results online

The much-awaited draw for the DDA's mega housing scheme was held Tuesday at its headquarters. The process was completed around 2pm, and the results were uploaded on DDA website within an hour. 

DDA draw over: All you need to know about 25,000 flats on offer

The DDA 2014 housing scheme has 25,034 flats on offer. The highest conventration of flats is in Rohini Sector 34 and Sector 35 and Dwarka Sector 23-B. Many flats are also located in Jasola, Vasant Kunj, Mukherjee Nagar, Kalyan Vihar and Motia Khan.

AAP turns two, fights to reclaim lost political ground, faces resurgent BJP

Quitting Delhi for national footprint continues to hurt the Aam Aadmi Party that turns two on November 26, ahead of a fierce electoral battle with a resurgent BJP to capture power in the Capital.

Jamia student commits suicide at home, police question family

The deceased was identified as Bharat Nagpal. He was a B.Sc second-year student and had been living with his father, Rajesh Kumar Nagpal, mother and an eight-year-old sister at their D-block residence for the past several years.

Delhi elections may have over 1.5 lakh new voters this time

The Delhi electoral office is carrying out the summary revision of the electoral rolls and has received 1,71,763 applications in ‘Form 6’ from residents who want to be enrolled as voters.

Rag-pickers to be trained in managing waste

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation along with its South Delhi counterpart is going to start a zero waste management scheme on a pilot basis in East Vinod Nagar and Dwarka areas.

Modi auto meters high on popularity

The new GPS meters come with a screen flashing Modi’s picture while promoting his campaigns like Swachh Bharat and many autorickshaw drivers are lining up to get these meters installed in their vehicles.

Housing city’s homeless much more than seasonal challenge

For a few years now, the authorities at Medicine Hat, a small Canadian town, have been doing what most civic agencies would have dismissed as outright foolish. They offered the town’s homeless furnished flats for free, The Economist reported last week.
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