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Envoys write to MEA, seek probe on attack on Africans in Delhi

The ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso have written to the ministry of external affairs seeking a "fair probe" into the attack on three African nationals at New Delhi's Rajiv Chowk Metro station last Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.

Rs. 5,000 fine for Delhi litterbugs

You could be fined up to Rs. 5,000 if you are caught littering Delhi’s streets. As the government kick-starts its Swachch Bharat Mission on Thursday, the focus will not only be on cleaning the city but on punishing violators as well.

Racial hatred charges against Somnath Bharti dropped

The Delhi Police have dropped the charges of spreading racial hatred and enmity against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti in the case of midnight raid at the homes of African residents of Khirkee Extension near Malviya Nagar.

Court raps ‘hypocrisy’ on marital rape

Months after MPs rejected the Verma Committee’s proposals to criminalise marital rape, a Delhi court has called upon the country’s laiwmakers to set right the “double standards and hypocrisy in law” which has failed to recognise such incidents actionable offences.

North East students click pics, beaten up

Clicking the pictures of an under-construction building led to clashes between local residents and three people from Assam, including a woman. The three Assamese people and another person sustained minor injuries during the melee.

E-ricks legalised in city with new rules

The Centre on Wednesday legalised plying e-rickshaws across the country. It authorised the battery-operated three wheeler to carry four passengers and fixing a maximum speed of 25 kilometre per hour.

Magistrates to fine litterbugs on-spot

A bunch of municipal magistrates along with a mobile court will keep an eye on littering and garbage on the streets of Delhi during the Swachch Bharat Mission that starts on October 2.

Somnath Bharti charged with molestation

A charge sheet was filed against Delhi's former law minister Somnath Bharti and 17 others for molestation and creating a ruckus during the Jan 16 midnight raid on a house in south Delhi, police said Wednesday.

Soon, mandatory registration for Delhi placement agencies

With the aim of curbing rampant trafficking of women and minors and their abuse by unscrupulous placement agencies, the Delhi government has directed all such private agencies to register themselves with the labour department by October 25.

Violence, abuse part of life for Africans in Delhi

The people facing discrimination come from various countries in the African continent, USA and Europe as well. Some are part of the diplomatic circles, while some are here for studies or business. A largechunk of those who come to the city, do so as medical tourists.

Delhi: Property dealer held for throwing woman out of car

Police sources said, the 35-year-old woman was having an extra-marital affair with the property dealer. On Monday night, she was dragged inside the car near Sri Aurobindo Marg by the two men while she was returning home after work in an auto-rickshaw.

Gurgaon student sets herself afire over poor marks

The second-year student of Government Girls College in Sector 14, Pinky Chauhan, suffered 70% burns and was rushed to the Civil hospital in Gurgaon. She was referred to Safdarjung Hospital where her condition was reported to be critical.

Delhi: Fed up of ‘bullying’, man stabs ex-neighbour to death

The attack was caught by a CCTV camera installed at a nearby shop. The footage showed the victim being attacked repeatedly even as three others stood silently. The deceased, Ishwar Lal, owned an embroidery factory in Karol Bagh and dealt in real estate.

DDA may extend last date for housing scheme

Though nearly 40 days were available for applicants to fill the housing scheme forms since its launch on September 1, DDA witnessed a slump for nearly a fortnight during the recent Shraddh period, which most Hindus believe to be inauspicious for buying property.

Law faculty faltered on BCI norms despite court orders

The DU Law faculty failed to obtain 'extension of approval of affiliation' from BCI beyond the academic year 2010-11 despite the HC order and repeated reminders from the apex regulatory body. Every year, the law faculty admits around 2000 students in its three centres.
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