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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

New Delhi

Monkey scam brewing in Delhi: Maneka Gandhi

Monkeys
Over 1,000 monkeys may have died in Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary after pending bills stopped their food supplies earlier this month, women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said on Thursday, terming the procurement of fruits and vegetables a Rs. 200 crore scam.

Christmas a working day for govt officials in Delhi

Clean India, Swachh Bharat campaign
From inspecting offices and attending inauguration of projects to taking part in a walkathon, many officials in Delhi had to skip their Christmas holiday and fall in line with the Centre's orders to observe Thursday as Good Governance Day.

Officials rush with food, monkeys too weak to eat

Block of ice
The forest department is exploring the possibility of setting up a trauma centre for the affected monkeys. Going hungry for over 20 days, monkeys looked too weak to rush to 14-odd feeding points.

Rajnath approves acid sale check steps, ensure speedy trial

Rajnath Singh
A day after a woman was attacked with acid in the national capital, Union home minister Rajnath Singh approved measures to more stringently regulate sale of acid and time-bound probe and trial in such cases.

HC refuses to lift Uber ban, tells govt to hear case

Shiv Kumar Yadav

The Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to lift the ban on Uber cab services in NCR. The high court, however, said Uber India Systems Private Ltd can approach the Delhi government’s transport department with its representation on December 29.

Delhi: Union cabinet legalises E-rickshaws

E-rickshaws
In a move that will bring cheers to lakhs of e-rickshaw drivers plying across India, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to legalise the battery-operated vehicles.

Cops tell Arya Sabha to install CCTV cameras, bag scanners at Ramlila rally

Youth Congress protest conversions
Denying reports about felicitating those who converted to Hinduism in Uttar Pradesh on the martyrdom day of Swami Shraddhanand, the Arya Kendriya Sabha said the unnecessary furore had cost them a lot — literally.

AAP MLA’s house burgled; party funds, jewellery stolen

Black money case
Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA from north west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, Bandana Kumari’s house was robbed on Tuesday night. Thieves escaped with jewellery and cash and cheques worth more than Rs. 20 lakh.

Delhi acid attack: How a simple syringe led cops to mastermind

acid attack
The police got the lead in the acid attack case when the victim mentioned that the accused squirted acid through a syringe used for medical purposes. The unique method used by the assailants gave away the mastermind.

‘Ghar wapsi’ only way to end terror says BJP leader

Swami Shraddhanand, Arya Kendriya Sabha
‘Ghar wapsi’ (re-conversion) can help eradicate terrorism from the country, a Delhi BJP leader said at an annual event organised to mark the martyrdom of Swami Shraddhanand at Ramlila Maidan on Thursday.

For Delhi, the Dalit die is caste

BJP Delhi
For the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party, locked in a fierce war to win Delhi, the main battle is for 25 lakh Dalit votes. Out of Delhi’s 70 constituencies, 12 are reserved for scheduled caste candidates because of their dominant Dalit population.

Police file chargesheet against Uber cab driver

Shiv Kumar Yadav
Delhi Police, less than 20 days after a 25-year-old woman was raped in a cab provided by app-based taxi service Uber, concluded its investigations in the case and filed a 100-page chargesheet against 32-year-old driver Shiv Kumar Yadav.

Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi seat

Aam Aadmi Party

AAP national convenor and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will contest the assembly elections from the New Delhi constituency. The party announced a list of eight candidates on Wednesday, its fifth so far, taking the total names announced to 59.

Delhi: Acid attack survivor fails to identify attackers

Students holding banners and placards during
A day after a 30-year-old doctor was injured after two armed assailants hurled acid at her in Rajouri Garden and robbed her, the police have recovered her handbag from Khyala.
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