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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

New Delhi

People want AAP back in power: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party
In a free-wheeling chat with Chetan Chauhan and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, the AAP chief talks on a range of issues, including the lessons learnt and why there is 'no Modi wave' in Delhi.

Delhi University plans to offer short-term courses in 8 NE languages

Campus
Delhi University (DU) is planning to offer short-term certificate courses in eight Northeast Indian languages in run up to the varsity’s preparation for a heritage tour to that region in December.

Delhi: 50 huts gutted in Shastri Park slum fire

A fire broke out at a slum cluster on Friday in Shastri Park area of north-east Delhi, gutting several shanties. However, no casualty has been reported so far.

Last Delhi Metro train to ply at 10 PM on Diwali

Metro train
Anticipating large foot fall on Diwali, Delhi Metro has decided to revise timings of the last train service on Thursday to 10 PM from the earlier time of 8 PM.

Poison in air: Delhi to be more polluted than Beijing this Diwali

Fireworks
Delhi’s air is going to be highly polluted after Thursday as revellers continue to burst firecrackers to celebrate Diwali. The Air Quality Index shows the level of pollutants reaching alarming levels by evening, making it quite clear this Diwali will be no cleaner.

Accident victim’s kin get over Rs. 19 lakh as compensation

accident
The tribunal directed the United India Insurance Company, insurer of the offending vehicle, to pay over Rs. 19 lakh to the wife, mother and eight minor children of the victim Nijamuddin.

Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All 5 convicts get life in jail

Dhaula kuan rape accused
Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat, who had last Friday reserved his order, sentenced Usman, Shamshad, Shahid, Iqbal and Kamruddin to life imprisonment. He also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on each of them.

Delhi: Another attack on cops, 2 constables thrashed

Bomb

A group of seven people attacked two Delhi Police constables with bricks and stones on Sunday evening after the policemen stopped them from drinking and gambling in public at west Delhi’s Nawada near Uttam Nagar.

DDA to webcast draw of lots for 2014 housing scheme on YouTube

Delhi Development Authority
The draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) latest housing scheme, usually a closed door affair, will be webcast on YouTube this time.

Air quality deteriorates in Delhi post-Diwali

air pollution. HT Photo
Air quality in the national capital deteriorated alarmingly a day after Diwali as pollution levels spiked more than five times higher than normal leaving many at the risk of respiratory problems.

Delhi: Daughter of DPS principal found dead

Suicide
A 29-year-old woman, daughter of principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, was found dead on Wednesday morning at her father's official residence inside the school campus.

Delhi firemen to spend Diwali in the line of duty

Fire at Himalaya House
Senior Delhi Fire Service (DFS) officials said over 1,200 firefighters would be on their toes on Wednesday, alert and prepared to attend fire emergencies.

2G: Court's no to Chandra's plea to go abroad, terms it casual

A special court has rejected a plea of Unitech Limited managing director Sanjay Chandra, facing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case, to go abroad saying it "smacks of casual attitude" as no proper documents support it.

Leniency to rape accused against society’s interests: Judge in Dhaula Kuan case

An anti-rape protester
Any liberal attitude shown towards rape convicts — such as imposing meagre sentences or taking a sympathetic view due to their families — is against societal interest and counterproductive in the long run, a court said on Monday.
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