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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

North India

Rare treat for birdwatchers: a snake bird nesting colony

Birdwatchers in Delhi are chirping with delight at the rare sight of an oriental darter nesting colony at the Okhla Sanctuary, the first time the bird has built a colony in this part of Asia, say experts.

Sita Ram’s auto shows the way

Sita Ram’s auto-rickshaw is like no other. Passengers love it. Some drivers are even jealous of it. And for the traffic police, it surely is a dream-come-true.

18-yr-old stabbed, kin allege cops’ delay led to death

An 18-year-old boy was stabbed by unknown persons in Madangir near Ambedkar Nagar in southeast Delhi on Tuesday evening, police said. The teen’s family has alleged that the police delayed taking him to the hospital, which led to his death.

Delhi engg college hired unqualified staff: probe

An enquiry committee, set up to look into the complaints of irregular appointments at Delhi Technological University (DTU), has revealed in its report that the institution hired seven teachers who did not possess the requisite qualifications.

BJP leaders to meet Bassi, seek transfer of ‘non-cooperating’ cops

MLAs from the BJP will meet the Delhi Police Commissioner on Wednesday. Sources said they will suggest to the commissioner that he “transfer non-cooperating policemen” from their present postings.

Police spot ‘dead’ AAP activist in Bangalore, Nepal

Chandra Mohan Sharma, the RTI activist and Aam Aadmi Party member whose burnt body was recovered from his car in Greater Noida three months ago, is now suspected of having staged his death.

J’khand teen raped in Delhi went missing from school a month ago

Parents of the 14-year-old girl from a Jharkhand village who was trafficked, raped in Delhi and dumped in Gurgaon said she went to school about a month ago and did not return.

Trafficked Nepal teen alleges gang rape by six men in Mehrauli

A 19-year-old Nepalese girl has alleged that she was gang-raped by six men in south Delhi’s Mehrauli. She also claimed she had been trafficked from the Himalayan country and was forced into prostitution by a couple, the police said on Monday.

Govt’s ambitious ‘smart cities’ project could pinch your pocket

A first blueprint, or concept note, prepared by the urban development ministry proposes a host of measures for raising funds from the public — such as a green tax on fuel sold to private and commercial vehicles.

Probe against top cop for misbehaving with Maneka

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered an inquiry into a complaint filed by Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi against the Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) for misbehaviour in July.

Joint property owners in Delhi cannot apply for DDA’s latest housing scheme

Even if you own a small share in a joint property in Delhi, you would not be eligible to apply for a flat in the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) latest housing scheme 2014.

Citing flouting of rules, Hindu College teacher stops taking classes

A teacher at Hindu College has alleged that the college flouted UGC guidelines on appointment of guest teachers and also the reservation roster. Ratan Lal, who teaches history, has alleged that the college appointed 50 guest teachers despite having a sanctioned strength of only 22 teachers.

Reserve 80% DDA flats for Delhiites: BJP

Eighty percent of the flats to be allotted by the DDA should be reserved for the residents of the national capital, the state unit of the BJP said on Tuesday.

Delhi’s hottest August day in 23 yrs

Delhi sizzled on Monday as the mercury breached the 39°C mark in what was the hottest August day in 23 years.

Man murdered over illicit relationship in Gurgaon

A man was arrested Monday for killing a person who allegedly had an illicit relationship with his wife, police said, adding the victim's kin and locals blocked vehicular movement while demanding a probe into the murder.
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