HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

North India

Govt forces AIIMS whistleblower officer out

Senior bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who blew the whistle on scams in Congress-ruled Haryana and at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been unceremoniously removed as chief vigilance officer of the premier hospital by the NDA government.

For Delhi, July, August among driest in 5 years

Delhi has experienced one of its driest Julys in five years and August is on its way to being much worse.

HC takes exception to govt advert inviting e-rickshaws to get licences

An advertisement by the transport department giving time till September for e-rickshaws to obtain commercial licences to run as three-wheeled scooter rickshaws was brought to the notice of the Delhi high court.

Delhi’s jumbo loss: Six city elephants feared dead

All six elephants found missing during a recent inspection in Delhi are feared dead, frantic searches and a wildlife department inquiry have revealed. With this, the number of elephants, kept by 6-7 families in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar for a living, has come down from 14 to 8.

Delhi: Two women allege rape, assault by Afghan national; later backtrack

Officers of the south Delhi police went into a tizzy on Tuesday after the police control room received a call related to rape and physical assault of two young women from West Bengal’s Siliguri by a young Afghan national in south Delhi’s Hauz Rani area.

Gang-rape in Oberoi hotel: charges in 20 days

The accused, identified as Neeraj and Rajan, were arrested from the hotel after the nurse of Tibetan descent filed an FIR with the Hazrat Nizamuddin police station on Monday morning.

Delhi: One killed, 12 hurt as speeding car runs over sleeping people

A 20-year-old man was killed and a dozen others were injured when an inebriated driver allegedly lost control of his speeding sports utility vehicle and drove into a pavement in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate on Sunday night.

Gold smuggling at IGI airport: Court denies bail to accused

A man, who was accused of smuggling 760 gold coins worth Rs. 1.33 crores from Dubai and throwing them in a dustbin at the Delhi's IGI airport, was denied bail by a local court saying prima facie it appeared to be a case of customs duty evasion.

Delhi's super thief who lived the high life caught after one-and-a-half years

Sanjay Pahadia was arrested from a lodge after the police monitored his whereabouts using a tracking device and zeroing in on his most frequented areas in Haryana’s Surajkand and other places in its vicinity.

Delhi auto unions move court to quash ban on advertisements

Delhi government’s guidelines banning political advertisements on public service vehicles have been challenged in the Delhi high court. The plea states the guidelines interfere with the right of smaller political parties to express their views.

Sumitra Mahajan’s son nominated to wildlife panel, activists upset

Wildlife activists of Madhya Pradesh have erupted in indignation after the pilot son of Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan was recommended for inclusion as a member in the MP State Wildlife Advisory Board.

Wi-Fi service starts in Khan Market, CP to follow soon

The ambitious Wi-Fi project of the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken off with Khan Market becoming the first area where visitors can avail the facility and Connaught Place to follow soon.

Women safety in mind, Delhi L-G Jung announces one-stop centres for sexual abuse victims

On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a call to ensure the safety of women, the Delhi administration announced one-stop centres to help victims of sexual harassment.

DU girl one of youngest Indians to climb Europe’s highest peak

At 21, Saachi Soni, a student of Delhi University’s IP College for women, along with two other team mates scaled Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus last month. With this, she became one of the youngest women of the country to achieve such a feat.

Delhi MLAs working hard, deserve salary: parties

All three parties- BJP, AAP and Congress- believe their MLAs are working ‘extremely hard’ and deserve ‘every penny of their salary’. They may not be making laws and participating in debates but the parties say they have ‘a hell of a lot of work’ to do.
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