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Delhi audit report: CAG raps govt, civic bodies for wasteful spending, stuck projects

 Yamuna river floods
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has indicted a number of Delhi government departments for wasteful expenditure, stuck infrastructure and social security projects, besides ignoring key environmental issues.

Delhi: Four labourers killed in building collapse in Hari Nagar, 1 arrested

Four people were killed and one injured when parts of an under-construction building collapsed in Hari Nagar in west Delhi on Friday evening.

Special brigade in langur uniform to scare monkeys away from central Delhi

A monkey tries to quench his thirst in Shimla.
A group of 40 young men has been making the rounds of Delhi’s power corridors, dressed in strange costumes and screeching and grunting loudly. Their weapon of choice: rubber bullet guns.

Eye on polls, Kejriwal returns to loyal support base

In the run-up to the Delhi assembly polls last year, auto rickshaw drivers had played a crucial role in the success of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

UPSC protesters stay put, demand apology

UPSC protest
Protests against the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) continued on Thursday as aspirants and students from JNU, Delhi University and Jamia Millia demonstrated against the police crackdown on agitators in Mukherjee Nagar and Nehru Nagar on Wednesday night.

Snare corrupt cops: Kejriwal tells autodrivers

Aam Aadmi Party
AAP leader pledges to act against the corrupt policemen if and when the Aam Aadmi Party returns to power in Delhi.

Court outlaws e-ricks in Delhi, your ride home gets tougher

The Delhi HC on Thursday ordered a temporary ban on electric rickshaws, which were touted as a remedy to the Capital’s perpetual traffic, pollution and fuel problems at their 2010 launch, but are now widely considered a safety risk.

Woman alleges gang rape, police verify claim

A 26-year-old woman has alleged that she was drugged and gang-raped by “two to four men” near south Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on Tuesday evening. The police have registered a case and are verifying her allegations.

Crop damage in Himachal sent tomato prices soaring in Delhi

Tomatoes in the wholesale market were most expensive on July 31, priced between Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 4,400 for every quintal that translated into Rs. 20 and Rs. 44 per kilogram.

Taslima Nasreen upset as govt extends her visa for only 2 months


The government’s refusal to immediately extend her visa for one more year has left Bangaldeshi writer Taslima Nasreen upset.

E-rick ban triggers political blame game

The e-rickshaw ban has begun to echo in political circles as well. Smelling an opportunity, AAP accused the BJP of doing nothing to regularise these rickshaws, while the Delhi Congress sought a meeting with L-G Najeeb Jung to seek his intervention in the matter.

Stepfather, landlord rape minor for over a year, impregnate her

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly being gang-raped by her stepfather and their landlord over the last one year at east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar.

Reach out to voters: Shah tells MPs

Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday met with party MPs and asked them to remain in constant touch with voters and to immediately open public contact offices in their constituencies.

SC lets Sahara chief to use conference room in Tihar

Subrata Roy, Sahara

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in the Tihar jail complex for negotiations with potential buyers of his overseas properties and raise Rs. 10,000 crore to get regular bail.

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