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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

New Delhi

At 6.6°C, Delhi gets first taste of chill; rain likely

Heeding to Delhiites’ rants of “where’s the winter?”, the weather gods gave the Capital a glimpse of what’s to come with the minimum temperature dropping to 6.6 degrees on Thursday morning, two degrees below normal.

Women naturally succumb to my charm: Uber cabbie to cops

Shiv Kumar Yadav believes he is something of a female magnet. Accused of serial rape — the latest being that of a 25-year-old executive in his Uber cab — he has told police interrogators that women naturally succumb to his charm.

AAP chooses volunteers over veterans in third list

 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its third list on Wednesday dropped 10 candidates — including two outgoing MLAs — who fought the 2013 assembly elections on its tickets. The party instead chose to field its volunteers and turncoats who, they say, have a better chance of winning.

Post Uber rape, police to use mini drones to patrol Delhi streets

In a first of its kind project in the country, mini drones fitted with night vision cameras will be used to patrol the streets of the national capital by the Delhi Police in order to make the city safer for women.

Another school body comes out with its set of nursery rules

Body of over 300 private schools retains management and staff quota, leaves sibling, neighbourhood to schools' discretion

'DMRC should give termination payment to DAEMPL'

Backing the termination of the Delhi Airport express line contract by Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure as legal, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has recommended that the DMRC should immediately give termination payment to the operator which walked out of the project in 2013.

App-based taxis continue accepting bookings despite ban

The mobile applications of OLA Cabs and Taxi for Sure continued to function on Wednesday even though the Delhi government has imposed a ban on them.

Dwarka water crisis: SC directs Haryana to continue supply of water to Delhi

Over 3.5 million Dwarka residents in the capital were in for a relief as the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Haryana government to continue supply of 719 cusecs of water to Delhi through the Munak-Haiderpur canal. It would ensure adequate water supply to a defunct treatment plant in the sub-city.

Ban may not mean more business for Kaali Peelis

The recent ban on Uber and other app-based cab hailing services hasn’t meant more customers for the city’s Kaali Peeli fleet, which first started operating in Delhi more than 70 years ago.

Confusion over legality of ban on app-based cab services

After the government ban on app-based taxi service Uber in Delhi, there is confusion over the legality of the decision as there is no law under which the transport department can regulate such a service.

Police file case, plan to question Uber CEO

The Delhi police may interrogate Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and other top officials in a case of cheating, violation of lawful orders and common intention, registered against the firm at the Sarai Rohilla police station. They plan to send them a red corner notice through Interpol.

Delhi: One killed, two hurt in late-night crash in CP

A 30-year-old real estate entrepreneur was killed and two others critically injured after his Audi car rammed a loaded truck at a traffic signal near Barakhamba in Connaught Place on Monday night.

25,000 rapes: Rajnath calls it ‘national shame’

Union home minister Rajnath Singh informed Parliament that 25,000 cases of rape were registered across the country in 2014, calling it a “national shame”.

Uber ‘admits’ to lapses before women’s panel

App-based taxi booking service Uber’s Delhi-NCR head Gagan Bhatia on Tuesday appeared before the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) after summons to the company were issued in the wake of the Friday’s rape by a cabbie.

Uber cabbie a serial offender, his village celebrates arrest

Shiv Kumar Yadav’s name entered the police books in 2003, when he was 21, for allegedly molesting and assaulting a girl in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. From that year to 2009, he was booked several times under the goonda act and charged with carrying illegal firearms.
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