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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

New Delhi

Why it’s time for Delhi to think beyond an hour of darkness

Delhi first observed the Earth Hour on March 28, 2009 when India joined the global movement and five million residents across the country switched off lights and electrical appliances and saved 1,000 MW of power in that one hour. Delhi saved 600 MW - the highest for any Metro in India.

Karbala protests: Police to shut down NH-24 today

Anticipating huge protests by a religious group which will be marching from Uttar Pradesh towards Delhi on Monday, National Highway (NH)-24 will remain close from 6 in the morning, the Delhi Traffic police press advisory said.

Delhi Govt issues notice to Kejriwal

Delhi government has issued a notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal asking him to pay a rent of Rs. 85,000 per month for the flat in which he has been staying for the past more than a month even after resigning from the chief minister's post.

Arvind Kejriwal to address rally in Delhi

Kejriwal has been campaigning in Varanasi for the last few days. He will be joined by the AAP’s candidate from the West Delhi assembly constituency, Jarnail Singh.

Forest dept builds wall between Delhi, Gurgaon, halts it after L-G rap

The department was building the wall, with an average height of 2.5 metres, to maintain the reserve forest “in its pristine glory” by curbing encroachment, cattle grazing and movement of vehicles.

‘Betrayed’ Iqbal vows to upset AAP’s applecart in Chandni Chowk

He had supported the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during the crucial trust vote in the Delhi Assembly. Now, Matia Mahal MLA Shoaib Iqbal has decided to campaign against AAP candidate from Chandni Chowk, Ashutosh.

Dikshit confident of repeating win, plays development card

On the face of it, Sandeep Dikshit, two-term MP and son of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, has good support. But it may not be smooth sailing for him.

Top hospitals under fire for wasting water

Certain top hospitals and government installations have been found guilty of letting precious rainwater go down the drain, while allowing toxic waste into rainwater tanks. “Rainwater harvesting systems are non-functional and at a number of places they are being used as dumping sites," the NGT said.

Tea vendor takes up cudgels for lower classes in New Delhi

In front of Hanuman Mandir at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, the yellow board of a tea stall may catch your fancy. The person manning the stall is no ordinary tea-seller: he is a contestant from the New Delhi constituency.

In BJP’s bastion, AAP candidate enthralls crowds

In Vijay Vihar of Uttam Nagar, chairs are neatly placed on one side of the road. Several people with the trademark Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) caps are roaming around, a few on mobile phones, a few chatting with each other, but all eagerly waiting for Jarnail Singh.

Didi’s nominee Biswajit unaware of issues but confident

Just two weeks from election day, the Trinamool Congress’ candidate for the New Delhi seat, Biswajit Deb Chatterjee, is still unaware about the problems and demands of the people of his constituency.

‘Modi mania’ draws hundreds to rally

On Wednesday, as excited Delhiites trekked to the rally ground — the DDA park at Shastri Park — no one spoke about the Congress. The discussions were either about Modi or AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi HC notice to centre on plea for removal of Jat quota in DU

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to the Central government, National Commission for Backward Classes, and Delhi University on a petition filed by four medical students.

Nido Taniam case: Accused sent to judicial custody till April 7

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of four people arrested in connection with the death of 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam, also spelt as Tania.

Now, book your own coach in Delhi Metro for Rs. 30k

Tourists, foreign travellers and government or private school children, NGOs running schools for differently able children can book coaches for metro tours for anything between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 50,000.
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