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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

North India

DU’s 4-year programme choices a ‘farce’

The carrot of flexibility and choice the Delhi University dangled in front of students before launching the four-year undergraduate programme is nothing short of a mirage, it seems. 

Delhi: Police booths to be set up at all Metro stations

Following the rapidly rising crime graph at Delhi metro stations, the city police has decided to open police booths at every metro station in the capital.

Delhi: HIV patient gets 7 years' jail for robbery

A Delhi court has sentenced an HIV-positive man and his wife to seven years in jail for robbery and house trespassing. The court said there were no grounds for leniency on account of health since such crimes were on the rise and needed to be curbed.

6-fold rise in crimes on Delhi Metro as 200 cops manage 2.5m commuters daily

If one goes by numbers, the Delhi Metro police registers at least eight offences of various forms daily – a six-fold increase in crime on the transit network compared to last year.

Registration of marriages within 60 days to be made compulsory

Circular expected to be issued by Wednesday, violators to be fined up to Rs. 1,000.

Govt ignores Delhi high court order to reserve seats for disabled students

The Delhi high court's order on April 3 to restart the nursery admissions may have got all the attention but another directive with far-reaching impact seems to have fallen through the cracks.

Two dengue cases reported in Delhi, first in 2014

Dengue is back in the city. Two cases have been reported till March this year, says data collected by the three municipal corporations. Last year, four dengue cases were reported till March 30.

'It's time for courts to solve the mess, the kids need to go to school'

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the entire nursery admission process in Delhi, putting parents once again in misery. Angry parents have termed the continuous delay as cruel and unjust.

Farmhouses rob 400 acres of Delhi’s forest

Hundreds of acres of precious forest land have been lost to illegal farmhouses. The forest department has found at least 15 sprawling farmhouses and other such structures inside south Delhi’s Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary.

Power hungry Modi behind BJP big spend: Anand Sharma

 Union minister Anand Sharma on Friday launched a scathing attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him arrogant.
“Modi is arrogant and has hatred written on his face. His thoughts and words do not reflect politeness. His only aim is to grab power at any cost,” alleged Sharma

SC stays Delhi HC's order on nursery admissions

The nursery admission process in Delhi plunged into fresh crisis as the Supreme Court stayed last week’s Delhi high court order allowing schools to admit children selected through a draw of lots in the neighbourhood, alumni and sibling categories.

Delhi: Three-way fight as race for supremacy reaches final lap

This is the first time the contest is not restricted to the two traditional political rivals, the Congress and the BJP. With its spectacular performance in the state elections, AAP has turned the contest into a three-cornered fight.

ED seizes cash, 100 kg of silver from Chandni Chowk

Investigators have sought explanations from the trader as the agency suspects that the firm was allegedly dealing in import of gold and silver through illegal Hawala channels.

Karbala protesters choke Delhi's roads

Traffic snarls choked the capital for over 12 hours from as hundreds of protesters of a religious organisation poured on to the streets to agitate over a disputed piece of land at the Jor Bagh Karbala.

Petrol pumps in Delhi to offer 50 p/litre discount to voters

As many as 67 petrol pumps across Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Rohtak will offer 50 paise per litre discount on petrol to consumers who exercise their voting rights on April 10.
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