North India

  • May 24, 2015 00:22 IST

    Heat wave declared as Delhi sizzles at 44.5°C

    It's official now: Delhi is in the grip of a heat wave. And it's going to last this whole week. The highest temperature recorded at the Safdarjung observatory on Saturday was 44.5 degree Celsius, a scorching five degrees above normal, making it the hottest day of the season.

  • May 23, 2015 18:27 IST

    Kejriwal-Jung row: AAP govt calls 2-day emergency session

    The Aam Aadmi Party government has called a two-day emergency session of the Delhi assembly from Tuesday following a standoff with the lieutenant governor and the Centre over its powers.

  • May 23, 2015 00:39 IST

    Man in police custody ends up in hospital with multiple fractures

    A 22-year-old man who was in the custody of the Okhla police on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone has landed up at AIIMS Trauma Centre with multiple fractures, and his mother has been made to pick up part of the treatment cost.

  • May 23, 2015 00:11 IST

    Gamlin protests CM Kejriwal's comment at her

    Delhi’s acting chief secretary Shakuntala Gamlin is learnt to have lodged a strong protest with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for questioning her integrity at his public rally on Sunday.

  • May 22, 2015 23:50 IST

    Delhi gives up bid to get world heritage city tag

    Delhi is no longer vying for UNESCO’s World Heritage City status for which it had been preparing for the past seven years. The Centre withdrew the capital’s nomination earlier this month fearing a heritage tag may hamper development in the city. Experts, however, refuse to believe it is a reason good enough.

  • May 22, 2015 01:04 IST

    Vashisht shootout investigation led by former special cell member, questions over impartial probe

    The controversy over the encounter killing of conman Manoj Vashisht refuses to die down with the role of a member of the special investigation team leading to questions over the Delhi Police's claim of an impartial probe.

  • May 22, 2015 01:07 IST

    HC raps Stephen’s principal over student editor’s suspension

    The Delhi High Court on Thursday rapped St Stephen’s College Principal Valson Thampu over the manner in which he handled the suspension of student editor Devansh Mehta of its banned e-zine for “violating” discipline and asked him to revoke the suspension.

  • May 21, 2015 15:58 IST

    Transfers and postings of officials a racket we ended, says Sisodia

    Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia accused civil servants on Thursday of running a "transfer-posting industry" in the city, while he defended his government that has been trading fire with the lieutenant governor in a no-holds-barred turf war which has engulfed the Capital's political apparatus and bureaucracy.

  • May 21, 2015 08:40 IST

    Centre may send strong message to AAP govt in Delhi on its duty

    The Centre is understood to be mulling various options, including a strong message to Delhi government to run the administration in accordance with Constitutional provisions, in the wake of ongoing controversy triggered by the appointment of a top bureaucrat.

  • May 20, 2015 22:16 IST

    Kejriwal vs Jung: Delhi officers seek clarification on whom to report

    Caught in the crossfire between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, top bureaucrats on Wednesday wondered whose orders they should follow even as the AAP government asked them to discharge their duties in line with constitutional provisions, without any fear or apprehension.

  • May 20, 2015 16:09 IST

    Polygraph test on three witnesses in Sunanda death case

    The SIT has obtained permission for conducting a polygraph test on the three key witnesses in the case from the Patiala court. The SIT officials are now treating the three persons as “suspects” in the murder case, as investigators have accused them of allegedly concealing certain important facts pertaining to the probe.

  • May 20, 2015 11:50 IST

    AAP MLA Surender Singh gets notice over 'fake' degree

    Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar is facing similar allegations over his educational qualification.

  • May 20, 2015 00:42 IST

    Shootout at Sagar Ratna: Police told court no case against criminal a week before gunning him down

    A week before its men gunned down Manoj Vashisht in a restaurant filled with weekend diners, the Delhi Police's special cell told a city court he was not under investigation and that there was no case against him.

  • May 20, 2015 00:25 IST

    Delhi govt removes CM’s photo from adverts

    The Delhi government’s anti-corruption advertisements featuring chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, have been removed following recent Supreme Court orders, and replaced with posters showing the success of the anti-graft helpline 1031.

  • May 20, 2015 00:32 IST

    In the eye of storm: A month later, fresh row at St Stephen’s

    Weeks after a student of St. Stephen's college took the college principal to court after a row over an online magazine and to revoke an unfair suspension last month, a teacher and the administrative officer have accused the insitution of levelling false charges against them.