HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

North India

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.

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.
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