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North India

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.

Burdened by admin works, govt teachers unable to teach

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.

When a parking brawl in Delhi ended in murder

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.

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

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

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

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.

AAP workers arrested for pasting posters

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.

Madhya Pradesh to promote defence production

Madhya Pradesh would be the first state in India to have a policy aimed at promoting defence manufacturing with an aim to create jobs and industrial infrastructure. 

India asks its nationals to leave Libya

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.

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.

Cops: Delhi placement agencies trafficking girls with Maoists’ help

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.

Govt to discuss JAC with ex-judges today

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.

Metro builds piers on busy NH 2 without hindering traffic flow

The Delhi Metro recently achieved a construction feat of sorts. It erected piers for elevated metro tracks on the busy Mathura Road (National Highway 2) without obstructing traffic even for a minute.

Chaired by retired judges, NCW may get more teeth

To de-politicise the National Commission for Women (NCW) and make it more powerful, the government has proposed that only retired judges from the Supreme Court and high courts be its chairpersons. They will be given powers to summon violators of women rights and penalise them.

700 flats on offer for economically deprived in DDA housing scheme

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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