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Your guide to book a flat under the new DDA housing scheme in Delhi

Have you been visiting the DDA website, trying to figure out how to book a flat under the new housing scheme? Do you have unanswered questions? Read our list of 13 FAQ's you need to read before trying your luck. DDA removes housing loan scheme brochure after site crashes

DDA removes housing loan scheme brochure after site crashes

The DDA removed its housing loan scheme brochure from the website on Tuesday after it crashed on Monday. Users can now visit bank websites for downloading forms.

Delhi's air pollution levels remain a problem

Delhi's air pollution levels remain a serious health risk despite government efforts and an emergency response is needed to meet desirable air quality standards in a time-bound manner, say experts based on data accessed from pollution watchdogs.

Najeeb Jung may pitch for fresh polls in his report

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung is expected to send a report this week to President Pranab Mukherjee on the status of the Delhi assembly and the possible options of government formation.

DDA launches new housing scheme

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) rolled out its biggest ever housing scheme on Monday. The DDA 2014 housing scheme, which has 25,034 flats on offer, has been officially launched by DDA vice chairman Balvinder Kumar. Sale of forms have started.

Delhi's last working elephants: Mishandling leads to deaths, disappearance

Sanjay Bansal, 50, drives his Renault Duster across the ITO Bridge and goes down to the Yamuna banks to pray to Rupa, a 40-year-old elephant. The trader looks mesmerised as she chomps lazily at the sugarcanes he has brought with him.

Delhi court slaps 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Saturday slapped with a fine of Rs. three lakh by a court in New Delhi for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

Admission racket returns to DU; three suspects held

Delhi police has unearthed another admission scandal at DU’s Sri Venkateswara College, where ten students obtained admission on forged documents. The incident has taken place barely a month after the undergraduate admissions were closed.

Delhi: Priest held for rape on Janmashtami

Two minor girls, aged seven and eight, were raped in a south Delhi temple by a 70-year-old priest on Janmashtami day, at a time when celebrations were on in full swing.

6 Delhi cops accused of torturing man to death

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has accused six cops of abducting a 30-year-old man from Uttam Nagar in Delhi, beating, torturing and murdering him.

It’s official: Helmets are now mandatory for women in city

The Delhi government on Thursday issued a notification making it mandatory for women to wear a helmet if they are travelling on a two-wheeler. Sikh women, however, have been exempted from the rule on religious grounds.

16-yr-old abducted, gang-raped at knife-point in east Delhi; 3 held

A 16-year-old girl was abducted and gang-raped at knife-point allegedly by five people, including three minors, in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar on Wednesday night. The police said the three juveniles are known to the girl and one of them is believed to be her friend.

Rain brings relief to Delhi after dry patch

Sheets of rain poured down in Delhi, ending a 10-day dry patch and bringing down the temperatures on Thursday.

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.
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