HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

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Racial hatred charges against Somnath Bharti dropped

Somnath Bharti
The Delhi Police have dropped the charges of spreading racial hatred and enmity against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti in the case of midnight raid at the homes of African residents of Khirkee Extension near Malviya Nagar.

Somnath Bharti charged with molestation

Somnath Bharti

A charge sheet was filed against Delhi's former law minister Somnath Bharti and 17 others for molestation and creating a ruckus during the Jan 16 midnight raid on a house in south Delhi, police said Wednesday.

E-ricks legalised in city with new rules

The Centre on Wednesday legalised plying e-rickshaws across the country. It authorised the battery-operated three wheeler to carry four passengers and fixing a maximum speed of 25 kilometre per hour.

Court raps ‘hypocrisy’ on marital rape

anti-rape protest
Months after MPs rejected the Verma Committee’s proposals to criminalise marital rape, a Delhi court has called upon the country’s laiwmakers to set right the “double standards and hypocrisy in law” which has failed to recognise such incidents actionable offences.

Delhi: Property dealer held for throwing woman out of car

No country for women
Police sources said, the 35-year-old woman was having an extra-marital affair with the property dealer. On Monday night, she was dragged inside the car near Sri Aurobindo Marg by the two men while she was returning home after work in an auto-rickshaw.

Delhi: Fed up of ‘bullying’, man stabs ex-neighbour to death

Forensic Scientist
The attack was caught by a CCTV camera installed at a nearby shop. The footage showed the victim being attacked repeatedly even as three others stood silently. The deceased, Ishwar Lal, owned an embroidery factory in Karol Bagh and dealt in real estate.

Nigerians beaten up at Rajiv Chowk metro station

Chaos prevailed at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Sunday evening when three Nigerian nationals were allegedly thrashed by a mob, including a group of students, after an altercation, police said. 

DDA may extend last date for housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority
Though nearly 40 days were available for applicants to fill the housing scheme forms since its launch on September 1, DDA witnessed a slump for nearly a fortnight during the recent Shraddh period, which most Hindus believe to be inauspicious for buying property.

Soon, mandatory registration for Delhi placement agencies

Delhi HC

With the aim of curbing rampant trafficking of women and minors and their abuse by unscrupulous placement agencies, the Delhi government has directed all such private agencies to register themselves with the labour department by October 25.

Magistrates to fine litterbugs on-spot

A farmer sweeping out rain water in the new grain market in Patiala on Tuesday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT photo)
A bunch of municipal magistrates along with a mobile court will keep an eye on littering and garbage on the streets of Delhi during the Swachch Bharat Mission that starts on October 2.

Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

DU admission rush
Clicking the pictures of an under-construction building led to clashes between local residents and three people from Assam, including a woman. The three Assamese people and another person sustained minor injuries during the melee.

Violence, abuse part of life for Africans in Delhi

The people facing discrimination come from various countries in the African continent, USA and Europe as well. Some are part of the diplomatic circles, while some are here for studies or business. A largechunk of those who come to the city, do so as medical tourists.

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Naidu sets up panel to prepare plan to Unclog Delhi within 45 days

Nitin Gadkari
Taking note of HT’s six-week-long Unclog Delhi campaign, urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu has set up a high-powered, inter-ministerial committee that will prepare a detailed action plan within 45 days to decongest the Capital.

Gurgaon student sets herself afire over poor marks

The second-year student of Government Girls College in Sector 14, Pinky Chauhan, suffered 70% burns and was rushed to the Civil hospital in Gurgaon. She was referred to Safdarjung Hospital where her condition was reported to be critical.
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