HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Stop-gap measures bound to fail

Several measures introduced by authorities in the capital after the December 16 gang rape and violent protests are now memories. Many policemen are doing jobs not related to policing: assisting civic agencies in rounding up stray cattle, providing security at VIP weddings and social functions.

8-year-old girl raped in Greater Noida

An 8-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour last night in Ghodi Bachheda village in Greater Noida, police said today.

Mother at 64, woman delivers baby girl after trying for 41 years

Sixty-four-year-old Sarala Srivastava had been waiting for long - 41 years to be precise - for the miracle. The long wait finally ended last month with Sarala delivering a baby girl, a feat that made her a proud member of a select 60-plus mothers club from across the world.

DU seeks third gender status for transgenders

The Delhi University has urged the ministry of social justice and empowerment to provide the status of ‘third gender’ to the transgender community.

‘Zero-tolerance’ policy in Delhi sends crime statistics soaring

Public outrage triggered by the December 16 gang-rape and recently instituted measures at the higher echelons of the government to project an image of zero tolerance towards sexual crimes, Delhi Police claim, have sent crime statistics soaring through the roof.

Kejriwal turns down security cover, says god protects him

Describing god as his biggest personal security officer, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday denied security offered to him by Delhi Police. This was the second time that Kejriwal has refused police security.

AAP resumes donation drive, collects Rs. 51 lakh

The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) cash boxes have started jingling with donations again.

Delhi Police serve notices to 56 SHOs for hushing up street crimes

Police sources admitted that reports of street crimes were being underplayed by the force to reduce crime rates and added that it had begun a survey of calls related to street crimes made to the control room. 

Protestors mark ‘global day of rage’ against Section 377

Members and supporters of the LGBTQI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex) community gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday as a mark of protest against the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) “disappointing” verdict that criminalised homosexuality.

Women safety a concern on DU campuses

A survey conducted by Parivartan, the gender forum of Kirori Mal College earlier this year, found out that around 70% of women between the ages of 19 and 25 felt unsafe in North Campus despite the heavy police presence.

Road caves in at India Gate; central Delhi roads jammed

If you plan to drive back home via Central Delhi roads during evening hours, brace for major traffic jams. A major road caved in on the path between Akbar Road-C-Hexagon and Rajpath-C-Hexagon. HT reports.

Toddler, woman raped in Delhi

On the first anniversary of the December 16 gang rape case, two cases of rapes surfaced -- a one-and-a-half year old girl was sexually assaulted by a neighbour and the other os a 19-year-old girl raped in northeast Delhi.

Protesting students say police, civic agency removed braveheart memorials

On the first anniversary of the brutal gang rape that took place on December 16 last year, a group of students got together at Jantar Mantar on Friday to 'build' what they called a 'Damini Chowk' as a token of remembrance.

Will bounce back in re-election, says rejuvenated Sheila

Making her first appearance after her party's humiliating defeat in the Delhi assembly elections, ousted chief minister Sheila Dikshit said the Congress had bounced back every time after lagging behind in the election race.

Two held in New Delhi for cheating in name of UNESCO

The Delhi Police's economic offences wing (EOW) has arrested an alleged conman for cheating several companies and individuals of crores of rupees by pretending to be associated with the UNESCO and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, police said on Monday.
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