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North India

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.

Reach out to voters: Shah tells MPs

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.

Killer e-rick driver was out on bail in gang rape case

The driver of the e-rickshaw whose reckless driving resulted in the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy in east Delhi’s
Trilokpuri on Tuesday was apprehended on Thursday.

UPSC protesters stay put, demand apology

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

RSS meet begins amid tight security, Cong protest on MPPEB scam

Amid tight security and Congress workers' protest a four-day brainstorming session of RSS began on Thursday to discuss the core issues of the organization as well as to chalk out the roadmap for its intellectual cell.

Snare corrupt cops: Kejriwal tells autodrivers

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

E-rickshaws involved in 36 accidents this year, traffic cops tell Delhi HC

Seeking to rein in and regulate e-rickshaws plying in the city, the Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday informed the high court that the battery-powered vehicles had been involved in more than 36 accidents this year alone. Two passengers had lost their lives.

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.

SC lets Sahara chief to use conference room in Tihar

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.

Cong paying price for relying too much on Hooda

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s failure to stem the rebellion in his party and the government and the Congress leadership’s persistence with him appears to be costing the party dear ahead of the coming assembly elections in the state.

Supertech case: SC order a warning for builders

The SC's order to Supertech to refund the money of home buyers affected by the Allahabad high court’s order to demolish its under-construction 40-storey twin towers in Noida for flouting building norms sets a good precedent.
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