HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014


DDA’s much-delayed draw of lots may take place on Monday

The much-delayed draw for the DDA housing scheme could finally take place on Monday (November 24). The draw has been postponed quite a few times due to technical glitches triggered by a huge number of applications.

Cellular operators’ body wants mobile towers on govt buildings

Caught between complaints of call drops and quality, and rising opposition from residents because of radiation-related health concerns, the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), an umbrella body of seven major telecom operators, has appealed to the state government to frame a uniform policy that will ease the process of installation of more mobile tower antennae in the state.

Cybercrime cells for every Mumbai police station in 15 days: Police chief

The Mumbai police is putting in place a specialised cell in each of its 93 police stations to crack down on cybercrime cases, which has seen a 207% rise in the city this year, compared with 2013. These ‘cyber cops’ will be provided with laptops, internet connections and other equipment needed to crack down on cyber-criminals better.

Uttar Pradesh: 7-yr-old raped, killed; kin seek justice

As if the rape and murder of his seven-year-old daughter was not enough, he was made to leave his village too. The father is now seeking justice and protesting at Jantar Mantar.

20 IPS, 7 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

The BJP government in Haryana on Friday transferred 20 IPS and seven HPS officers, including the police chiefs of several districts. Among the IPS officers, Navdeep Singh Virk, has been posted as the commissioner of police, Gurgaon, with additional charge of IG, security.

Neglect turns Phases 10 and 11 into eyesores

Two of the areas in the city where the civic body needs to buck up on the cleanliness front are Phases 10 and 11. Residents say they are ready to do their part in keeping the surroundings spic and span, but official apathy remains a stumbling block.

Bhopal: Woman thrown off train now in coma, critical

Two days after a 29-year-old woman was allegedly thrown out of a running train on the Bhopal-Jhansi route, doctors said that she was in coma and that her condition continues to be critical.

5-year-old girl raped by cousin in Bhopal

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her cousin at her aunt’s house in Bijli Nagar colony of Bhopal, where the girl’s parents had left her while they were going for an outstation trip.

Indore: Guv nod fuels corporators’ hopes of getting back seats

The fresh reservation of wards has given corporators fresh hopes of a return to their constituencies. The reservation will be carried out afresh as governor has okayed municipal limit expansion.

Indore: 380 cancer patients detected in city

Around 30% of the people who had come to get themselves checked were detected for cancer at the district hospital. The survey was carried out by the women and child welfare department.

12-yr-old beheaded after being raped in Bhilwara village

A 12-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and beheaded by an unidentified man in Bhilwara district while she was out with her friends to graze her goats, police said

Kanpur: Six persons injured in communal clash

Six persons were injured in a clash involving members of two communities in Kanpur's busy Babupurwa area late on Saturday night. No arrests were made, though an FIR was registered against 14 people.

Gairsain ideal choice for permanent capital, says speaker

Uttarakhand assembly speaker GS Kunjwal has said it is time the issue of the mountain state’s permanent capital was resolved so that development gets a boost in the hills. “For that Gairsain, a centrally located hilly area, would be the ideal choice,” he said.

Secretariat employees return to work, to have 6-day week

Following a high court order, Uttarakhand State Secretariat employees returned to work on Monday and they will now have to work six days a week as the state government did not accept their demand for working five days a week.

Noida: Road accidents kill 27 in 3 days

Road accidents killed 27 people in the last three days in Noida. And 300 people got killed in road accidents in Noida and Greater Noida in the year 2013 alone, officials said on Friday.

Baby death sparks tension in Rajasthan village

Residents of a village in Rajasthan’s Kota district on Tuesday demanded a high-level probe after a two-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly due to post-vaccination complications.

Getting sedatives and drugs in Bengal jails is child’s play

Obtaining sedatives in Bengal jails is child's play, jail insiders told HT on Friday, while the city wondered how a high profile prisoner lodged in a high-security cell in a central jail could procure dozens of sedatives to attempt suicide in a cell guarded by two sentries round the clock.

Man pays premium charge for park-facing home, gets artificial grass carpet

Developer pocketed preferential location charge of Rs. 100 per sq ft from Shankar Sanghi (name changed) when he booked the apartment in Noida Extension four years ago. What he has got is an artificial grass carpet.

Jharkhand police recover army jackets headed for Maoists

The Jharkhand police recovered two dozen army camouflage jackets from a forest near the state capital on Friday, part of a consignment being smuggled to a Maoist group

Owaisis’ MIM aims to open account in Jharkhand

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen, popularly known as MIM, is looking to field candidates in 10 to 12 assembly seats in Jharkhand, a party leader said on Thursday, as the Hyderabad-based group seeks to expand its national footprint.
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