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Delhi: Boy dies after falling in boiling pot

A three-year-old boy lost his life when he fell in a cooking pot containing boiled sugar syrup after being hit by an e-rickshaw in east Delhi's Trilokpuri on Tuesday evening. The boy was in his mother's lap when they were hit by the e-rickshaw from behind.

Govt may link car pollution with insurance, reduce fitness test cap

air pollution. HT Photo
The Delhi government has planned to reduce the cut-off age of cars to undergo fitness tests by five years -- from 15 to 10 years -- and link pollution compliance to insurance benefits as well as fuel purchase to help check rising pollution levels and ensure more road safety in the city. 

Burdened by admin works, govt teachers unable to teach

A cartoon of a government

Burdened by administrative work, teachers at government schools across the Capital are unable to devote adequate time to their primary job: Teaching children. The issue keeps cropping now and then, but a solution is yet to be found.

Commuters hit as autos stay off roads till noon in symbolic protest

Sheila Dikshit
Trade union calls off strike at 2 pm after ‘fruitful’ and ‘positive’ talks with senior police officers.

Students who failed under FYUP to get fresh start in Delhi University

AISA activists

The Delhi University has finally ended the suspense over the fate of the undergraduate students who had failed in their first year under the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

BJP using police to shield its MLAs: AAP

Aam Aadami Party candidate Gul Panag

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday claimed it was being deliberately targeted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after some of its members were detained by the police for putting up its political posters across the city.

Cops: Delhi placement agencies trafficking girls with Maoists’ help

Delhi Police
Jharkhand police suspect banned left wing extremist outfits that are active in several disricts of the state of trafficking girls to metro cities with the help of placement agencies in Delhi.

India asks its nationals to leave Libya

 Libya border

Amidst spiralling violence in Libya, India's mission in Tripoli today advised all its nationals to leave the strife-torn country using all available means and not to travel to that country.

Dhaka lets FCI ship food to NE using its key port

Sushma Swaraj

India has begun using a new trade route via a Bangladeshi port as well as land terrain to ship foodgrains to the North-east, as the NDA government steps up ties with the neighbour on the back of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent successful visit.

UPSC aspirants continue protests, govt urges calm

Civil service aspirants turned up in hundreds outside the UPSC office in central Delhi on Tuesday to continue their protest against a secondary aptitude test section (CSAT) in the entrance examination.

When a parking brawl in Delhi ended in murder

Rajinder Bhatia
A 57-year-old man was killed and his wife beaten up by a neighbour and 20-25 other men after he refused to remove his parked car following an argument. Neighbours claim that seeing so many people before his house, he probably had a heart attack out of fear.

AAP workers arrested for pasting posters

AAP protester

Four members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were arrested early on Monday morning for allegedly pasting posters on public property and at restricted places. Police said the posters were related to a rally scheduled at Jantar Mantar on August 3.

Govt to discuss JAC with ex-judges today

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Keen to dispense with the current collegium system to appoint judges, the BJP-led government will on Monday hold consultation with jurists and former judges on the proposed Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) that would replace the present practice of judges appointing judges.

Over 25,000 vehicles rotting at various city police stations

The Delhi police has informed the Delhi High Court that there are 25,547 seized vehicles in their custody, of which 19,970 vehicles are not roadworthy and 2,479 are lying on roads and public places.

40 mobiles stolen every day in Delhi; only 4 get tracked

While most people merely block their SIMs, buy new handsets and get on with their lives after a cellphone theft, of the 40 cases reported to Delhi Police every day on an average, only four lead to retrieval of the mobiles. That's a mere one-in-ten recovery rate.

Soon, a 75% hike in monthly pension for ex-MPs

Parliament House

Former MPs may now see a hefty hike in their retirement benefits. Government sources told HT that the monthly pension for ex-MPs is likely to go up to Rs. 35,000 a month from Rs. 20,000 a month — a 75% hike.

700 flats on offer for economically deprived in DDA housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to launch its 2014 housing scheme next month and for the first time, it will have two separate draw of lots for the scheme.
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