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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

North India

Delhi forest cover up by 3.61 sqkm, southwest district leads the charge

The India State of Forest Report 2013 says of the nine districts in Delhi, five- east, northwest, southwest, south and west- have registered an increase in forest cover. At 2.83 sqkm, southwest Delhi has gained maximum.

Delhi: Domestic help admits to raping 81-year-old before killing her

He had raped his 81-year-old employer before strangling her with his bare hands and setting her on fire, a 21-year-old domestic help, accused in a gruesome murder in Greater Kailash-2, told a Delhi court.

Delhi: Domestic help kills 81-year-old, burns body

An 81-year-old woman was strangled and her body set ablaze, allegedly by a domestic help, in south Delhi’s posh Greater Kailash-II on Monday evening, police said.

After MPs, Delhi BJP councillors learn how to handle media, public

Ever since the BJP has taken over power at the Centre, there has been a renewed focus on the party’s office bearers, ministers and representatives who deal with the media.

WhatsApp to help Delhi Police fight human trafficking

Concerned over the rising cases of trafficking, the ministry for home affairs has asked Delhi Police to create a group on the messaging application WhatsApp and use it to coordinate with police of other states.

Delhiites to get SMS alerts on prices of onions, potatoes

To stop retailers from overcharging, the Delhi government has decided to inform people about the prices of onions and potatoes through SMS.

Delhi plans parallel flyovers to ease jams

The Delhi government is working on a plan that could see it convert some of the city’s most important flyovers from single carriageway to double carriageway, public works department officials told HT on Sunday.

Saradha scam: Victims may get claim on confiscated properties

In a relief for duped investors of the Rs. 10,000-crore Saradha chit-fund scam and other collective investment schemes, the Centre is considering a new amendment to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which may enable the compensation against property of accused persons and entities confiscated or attached under it to their victims.

Disciplinary proceedings can’t continue after retirement: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that disciplinary proceedings cannot continue against employees after their retirement unless such action is authorised under the rules regulating their service.

Delhi: Manipuri man drowns in Chirag Dilli drain

The body of a 28-year-old man from Manipur, who worked with a BPO, was found in a drain at south Delhi’s Chirag Dilli area in the early hours of Sunday.

NDA govt working to dilute forest rights act

The Centre is working on a proposal to exempt promoters of projects like roads, pipelines and transmission lines in forest areas from seeking the consent of the gram sabha as per the forests rights act (FRA).

Firing outside Israeli diplomat's house in south Delhi

Unidentified men travelling in a SUV fired blank shots in the air in South Delhi’s Vasant Vihar in the early hours of Sunday. The spot is close to residences of diplomats, including those from Israel.

Grim picture: Delhi most violent place in India, suggests national crime statistics

The Capital is the most violent place in India — even more than states affected by Left wing extremism and insurgency, data from National Crime Records Bureau suggests.

Night shelters for pregnant and lactating women: HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday rapped occupants who have made night shelters their permanent home. The court said the shelters were meant for homeless pregnant and lactating women and not for healthy people.

Monsoon hits Delhi, cool, wet days ahead

Monsoon finally arrived in the Capital on Thursday as 5.5 mm of rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm brought down mercury levels in the city.
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