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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

North India

At reform home, Dec 16 gangrape convict tries his hand at painting, cooking

Described by the police as the most brutal among the six persons who raped a medical student on a moving bus on December 16, 2012 and left her to die, the lone ‘juvenile’ who escaped the death penalty now lives as a nervous man.

Fog delays 60 flights; expect relief today but it may return before X-mas

The dense fog delayed at least 60 flights on Friday morning at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). It could have been worse but an early fog forecast alert helped the airlines reschedule flights accordingly.

Delhi: Govt tells schools to put nursery process on hold

The Directorate of Education (DOE) and private schools seem to be headed for a face-off as the institutes have decided to go ahead with nursery admissions despite the government asking them to hold the process till the matter is heard in Supreme Court.

Delhi: Schools on alert after Peshawar

The terror attack that killed over 130 students in Pakistan’s Peshawar has jolted city schools into taking all possible measures to tighten security in and around their campus. Many schools reported a drop in attendance after the attack.

Delhi elections pushed to April? Kejriwal questions in a tweet

Political parties are waiting for elections to be announced in Delhi but Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday tweeted on the possibility of the polls being held in April next year.

Accused of raping sister-in-law, man kills mother-in-law for not taking back case

A man facing the charges of raping his minor sister-in-law allegedly shot dead her mother because she had rejected his request to withdraw the rape case. 

Food institute declares KFC’s Rizo Rice ‘safe’

Fast-food giant KFC’s Rizo Rice served at its restaurant at Scindia House in Connaught Place has been cleared of presence of artificial colouring and preservatives.

Delhi Metro starts trial runs between Mandi House and ITO

The DMRC began trial runs between the Mandi House and ITO stations on the Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate line. Metro officials refused to specify when the section would be opened for commuters.

Delhi: Lack of women officers in police ranks a major challenge

For a city that had once earned the ‘rape capital’ tag and that reports 42 cases of crimes against woman daily, Delhi has only one woman police officer for a population of about 1,600 women.

Sorry, Delhi braveheart: Sex crimes in city grow unfettered

Every hour, at least two women are either raped, molested, harassed, abducted or face domestic violence in Delhi.

'Delhi should've been Indraprastha or Hastinapur': Naidu's remark draws ire

Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s suggestion that Delhi should have been called either Indraprastha or Hastinapur has not gone down too well with Delhiites, though he later clarified that he was not 'proposing anything'.

Delhi dreams big, to stand tall with DDA’s 120-floor high-rise

Delhi is all set to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with its glitzier neighbours – Gurgaon and Noida. DDA is planning a skyscraper in Delhi, which might go up to 120 floors and become the tallest building in not only Delhi NCR but entire north India.

In 2013-2014, Delhiites grew richer but drank less alcohol

Delhiites have become richer, bought more cars, watched movies in droves but consumed a little less alcohol in 2013-14 than the previous fiscal, according to latest statistics provided by the Delhi government.

After sunset, commuting alone can be a nightmare

Two years after the Delhi gang-rape incident, women continue to be vulnerable while commuting in auto-rickshaws and buses, especially during late hours

Harassed at home, over 79,000 women in Delhi dialled 181

The 181 helpline for women— set up and being run by the Delhi government since 2012 after the December 16 gang rape has received as many as 8,51,455 complaints since its inception.
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