HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

North India

J-K floods hit fruit supply to Delhi, prices set to increase

This Navratri, you may have to keep apples out of your feast palette. Delhi is likely to face a shortage of apples this season with supply from Kashmir severely hit due to the flood.

Delhi's illegal colonies: BJP wants land cost exemption

With fresh elections in Delhi emerging as a big possibility, BJP legislators are eyeing unauthorised colonies as a potential vote bank.

Registering property gets more expensive as circle rates go up in Delhi

While circle rates have been increased across the board by 20% for all categories, Delhi government officials maintained that they are still quite less than the prevailing market rates at which transactions are taking place.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation may rope in NGOs to run schools

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation is planning to outsource the management of several of its primary schools to non-profit private organisations on the public-private partnerships model.

In Capital, 40% slum clusters have no toilets, sewerage system

Nearly 40% of slum clusters in the national capital do not have any toilet facility, forcing many of the dwellers to defecate in the open.

DDA revises price of 41 housing scheme flats

Twenty days after it launched its biggest ever housing scheme and halfway through it, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has realised that the prices of some flats have been wrongly printed in the scheme brochure.

Society turns blind eye to prisoners’ kids

Aged 14 and 13, Osama and Noor are the children of a widowed Afghan national, arrested for possessing heroin. As she languished in Tihar jail, the woman did not know where her children were for nearly a month. And then came a ray of hope in the form of a Delhi court.

Nurse murdered in staff quarters in Delhi

A 45-year-old nurse working at Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi was found murdered. Her body was found in a semi-nude condition in the bathroom at the hospital’s staff quarters located near Delhi Gate in central Delhi.

Only a sewerage overhaul can save Delhi

Delhi’s first sewerage Master Plan says groundwater contamination may lead to diseases of epidemic proportions if waste water not managed immediately

Ailing Jharkhand prisoner kept in police station

Delay in treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has forced an undertrial prisoner from Jharkhand’s Saraikela Jail, arrested for alleged involvement in Maoist activities, to stay in unhygienic conditions on the verandah of the Hauz Khas police station in south Delhi for the past 10 days, his family members have alleged.

Delhi: Teacher sodomises student in school

A teacher of a government school in central Delhi’s Ajmeri Gate was on Saturday arrested for allegedly sodomising a class 11 student inside a classroom a day earlier.

Climate change campaign witnesses strong participation in Delhi

Over 1,500 people marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar on Saturday to as part of the ‘People’s Climate March’, a movement launched to create awareness on the degrading state of the environment that is leading to climate change.

Brazen Delhi agencies uproot trees in name of transplantation

Public Works Department’s (PWD) transplantation exercise in the city has been ‘brazen’ and almost cruel. Almost 86% of the transplanted trees have been left to die a slow, agonizing death, the forest department has informed the National Green Tribunal.

AAP initiates signature campaign to impeach judge Manjunath

Aam Aadmi Party MPs have started a signature campaign to initiate impeachment proceedings against Karnataka high court judge K L Manjunath, accusing him of corruption amounting and “misbehaviour”.

Delhi cop faces arrest for molesting rape victim

The 25-year-old woman, who is from Karnataka, has registered an FIR against the inspector at Karawal Nagar police station in northeast Delhi, where he earlier served as station house officer.
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