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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

North India

Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary

About 10 days after the Hindustan Times revealed how illegally-built sprawling farmhouses have wiped out hundreds of acres of precious forestland in south Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, the forest department has finally set out on a demolition drive.

People are happy with my performance in Moradabad: Azharuddin

Mohd Azharuddin – wife Sangeeta Bijlani in tow – walks into villages for canvassing in the manner he used to enter cricket stadiums across the world. However, the pitches (village roads) in Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency are not quite the batting paradises he played on or the smooth outfields he dived on to stop the ball from going to the boundary.

HT pays homage to Khushwant Singh, announces plans to institute award in his name

HT Senior Resident Editor Sunita Aron announced plans to institute an award in the name of Khushwant Singh for original writing. The award may be announced during next year’s literary festival, she said.

Delhi's well-off want food benefits meant for poor

Delhi’s food and supplies department received 15.54 lakh applications for a food security card. Upon verification, the department found that 29,000 applications were filed by families that had an annual income of more than Rs. 1 lakh.

Can’t make Delhi suicide-proof, the city’s depressed need help

In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.

Lack of policing major cause for concern on JNU campus, say cops

Security and the enforcement of speed limit at south Delhi’s sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus depend on a measly network of around a hundred security guards.

Minor fire at Rajiv Chowk Metro station

A minor fire broke out on the roof of the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station, fire officials said Saturday.

Stricter vigil helped prevent suicides on Delhi Metro premises

According to the data compiled, a total of 53 persons jumped in front of speeding trains and 20 of them died. The others, many of whom sustained critical injuries, were rescued by Delhi Metro operators and other staff deployed at the stations.

Modern Delhi unaware of its vast heritage

Delhi is endowed with two imperial capitals, a whopping 174 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected monuments and not to mention scores of smaller, often unidentified, heritage structures.

Bike accident on JNU campus kills three students

According to the police, the victims were tripling at high speed on a Hero Honda CBZ inside the campus when one of them driving the motorcycle failed to notice a sharp turn near the Vice-Chancellor’s residence and lost control around 3am.

No govt in place, infra projects go slow in Delhi

The absence of an elected government in Delhi has seemingly slowed down the pace of several infrastructure, development and social welfare projects in the Capital.

DU’s 4-year programme choices a ‘farce’

The carrot of flexibility and choice the Delhi University dangled in front of students before launching the four-year undergraduate programme is nothing short of a mirage, it seems. 

Delhi: Police booths to be set up at all Metro stations

Following the rapidly rising crime graph at Delhi metro stations, the city police has decided to open police booths at every metro station in the capital.
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