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In his reporting career of over 20 years, Sanjeev K Jha has covered bureaucracy, politics, ISI activities in border areas, music and Bollywood. Presently, he covers crime in the national Capital.

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Delhi LG Saxena orders removal of pharma varsity V-C

Prof Ramesh K Goyal‘s involvement was found by a probe committee that looked into the recruitment process

LG VK Saxena (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 02:38 AM IST

Mosque, temples, graves in 82 structures razed in Delhi’s Mehrauli

The demolitions, which include a 12th century shrine of Sufi saint Baba Haji Rozbih and the centuries-old Akhoondji Masjid, have drawn criticism from activists

An anti-encroachment drive underway by DDA at Sanjay Van in January. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:13 AM IST

12th century shrine razed in DDA drive at Delhi’s Mehrauli

Historians and activists have questioned encroachment action against an edifice that has existed for 900 years

The shrine before the demolition drive in 2022. (Sair-e-Hind)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 04:38 AM IST

Row over police visit to Delhi CM’s house to hand over notice

An argument erupted between the police, who said they would give the notice only to Kejriwal, and CMO officials who said they would accept it on his behalf

Delhi Police crime branch officials at CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 12:32 AM IST

LG tells all HoDs, chief secy to visit remote villages

According to officials at the LG secretariat, this decision was taken to take forward the “Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan” of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)

Officials said that Saxena also asked the officials to complete all projects under the Dilli Gramodaya Abhiyan as soon as possible. (HT photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Colony bullying: Delhi boy made to lick shoes, sexually assaulted

The suspects, aged 12 and 14, were apprehended and a case has been filed. The video has been removed from Instagram.

Delhi Police have apprehended three minors. (AP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Police to issue all-India arms licences

The order is meant for sportspersons who frequently need to travel across the country for various sporting events

The cartridge quota of sportspersons has been significantly increased from 20 to 10,000 annually, with the one-time cartridge procurement going up from 10 at present to 1,000, officials aware of the development said on Sunday. (Archive/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 12:14 AM IST
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Janakpur celebrates new abode of ‘brother-in-law’

The festive sentiment ahead of the consecration of the Ram Temple is palpable across the Mithila region that stretches across the India-Nepal boundary.

Last week, everyone in Janakpur saw off a team of around 300 leave with 10,000 pieces of Gharbasak bhar or gifts for housewarming, to mark the entering of Ram and Sita in their new abode in Ayodhya. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 09:44 PM IST
By, Janakpur

Delhi’s LG approves draft to amend rules for premature release of infirm inmates

The primary purpose for the change in rules is to decongest the Capital’s overcrowded jails, officials said

Delhi’s lieutenant governor VK Saxena on Thursday approved the draft notification of amendments to the Delhi Prison Rules, 2018, Raj Niwas officials aware of the matter said. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 18, 2024 10:57 PM IST

Top Hizb terrorist nabbed in Delhi

Delhi Police have arrested a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist, Javed Ahmed Mattu, who was on India's wanted list. He is an A++ category terrorist and is wanted in 11 known terror attacks in Kashmir. The police recovered a pistol, cartridges, and a stolen car from his possession. Mattu was apprehended while trying to collect arms and ammunition in Delhi-NCR.

Top Hizb terrorist nabbed in Delhi
Updated on Jan 05, 2024 05:40 AM IST

360 fined for drunken driving in Delhi on new Year’s Eve: Police

According to official data, the traffic police issued 2,129 challans to drivers driving under the influence in the 16 days till December 31

Traffic police officers check for drunken driving at Patel Chowk in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Delhi’s Narela jail to cater to high-risk inmates

The Delhi home department has given its administrative approval for the new prison complex, which will cater to 250 high-security inmates

Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 26, 2023 05:46 AM IST

Parliament breach: Accused modified shoes to hide colour bombs, say cops

The incursion – which came on anniversary of 2001 Parliament attack – was planned on December 14 but was brought forward after they received the passes early.

Four people accused of the crime were remanded to police custody for seven days on Thursday. (AP)
Updated on Dec 15, 2023 07:33 AM IST

Calibrated Parliament security breach, planned over months

The five people came to Delhi from their respective places of residence three days ago & lived in Gurugram with a friend, who may not have known of their plans

An India TV video grab shows the scenes inside the Lok Sabha after an unidentified man jumped from the visitors’ gallery, evaded MPs, and released coloured smoke. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 12:19 PM IST

Gangster’s partner under lens for Rajput Karni Sena chief’s murder

The Rajasthan Police has started investigating the role of a 28-year-old woman in the murder of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, chief of Hindu right-wing group Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, officers aware of the matter said.

Protest against the murder of Karni Sena chief Gogamedi, in Jaipur on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2023 08:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Karni Sena chief's murder: How shooters evaded police before being nabbed

The accused — Rohit Rathore, 24, from Makrana, and Nitin Fauji, 26, from Haryana’s Mahendragarh — were nabbed from a liquor shop in Chandigarh.

Jaipur: Rajasthan Police personnel and Delhi Police's Crime Branch arrive with accused of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's president Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi murder case at Sodala Police Station, in Jaipur, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_10_2023_000111B)
Updated on Dec 11, 2023 07:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi among most unsafe cities for women: NCRB data

Delhi accounted for 29.04% of the 48,755 crimes against women reported in 19 major cities across the country

Delhi reported 14,158 crimes against women in 2022. (File)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 01:13 AM IST

Traffic violations by e-rickshaws see spike in Delhi: Cops

Delhi's electric-rickshaws have seen a significant increase in traffic violations this year, with a 53% spike in infractions compared to last year, according to Delhi Traffic Police data. The most notable increase in violations was obstructive or improper parking, with 70,463 offences registered this year compared to 35,828 in 2022 and 19,357 in 2021. The Delhi transport department prohibited the plying and parking of e-rickshaws on 236 roads in the city last year.

E-rickshaws have been operating in Delhi for over a decade and are a crucial mode of transport for last-mile connectivity. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:22 AM IST

Land identified for a new cricket stadium in Narela in Delhi

A senior official in the LG secretariat said Saxena has approved a proposal to float a request for proposal for the cricket stadium

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena (PTI)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 05:28 AM IST

LG approves appeal against HC clean chit to six in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has given approval for the filing of a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the Delhi high court's July judgment, in which six accused in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were acquitted. The case pertains to attempt to murder, looting, and rioting during the riots in the Saraswati Vihar Police Station area in northwest Delhi.

Delhi LG VK Saxena (PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 10:11 PM IST

Delhi parking wars intensify, over 7,000 calls to police this year

These incidents show a disturbing problem that is symptomatic of a city that has maximum number of registered vehicles but very few organised parking spaces

Till October 25 this year, the Delhi Police received 7,328 calls reporting violent disputes over parking on neighbourhood roads — more than the cumulative number of such calls received in the previous two years, shows official data shared by the police. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 29, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Role-playing, motorcycle chases: How budding snatchers prepare in Delhi

Delhi has reported at least 21 cases of snatching every day for the last five years, making it the most common crime in the Capital

According to Delhi Police data , 5,018 FIRs on snatching have been filed in the city till September 30 this year. At least, 8,387 snatching cases were reported in 2022, and 9,383 cases in 2021. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 12:04 AM IST
By, Shiv Sunny

15 years after Soumya Vishwanathan's murder, is Delhi safer for women now?

In 2008, National Crime Records Bureau data showed there were 3,515 crimes recorded against women in Delhi. Last year the number was 13,988

Forensic experts examine the car of 25-year-old television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan, who was driving back home on September 30, 2008 in her car when she was shot dead on a desolate stretch on Nelson Mandela Marg near Vasant Kunj around 3.30am. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Nabbed 6 months after crime, how Soumya Vishwanathan’s killers were nailed

Suspects arrested in the murder of a woman in 2009 confessed to murdering journalist Vishwanathan in Delhi in 2008.

On the night that they murdered Soumya Vishwanathan, the four men waited near PVR Priya in Vasant Vihar inside a stolen car for a target they could rob. After making a failed attempt to halt Vishwanathan’s car, they began following her. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 09:20 AM IST
By, Shiv Sunny

A missing student, cries for justice, an enduring mystery

Najeeb Ahmed, a JNU student who went missing on October 15, 2016. Having found no clues, the agencies shut the case in 2018. But his family still seeks answers

Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother, participated in several protests organised by various student outfits, demanding the authorities find his son. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 15, 2023 12:35 PM IST
By, , New Delhi

Sukesh case: Delhi LG allows probe against eight prison officials

An EOW officer, meanwhile, said that during the probe, all the accused jail officials were paid to ensure they remain silent

Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena (PTI)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 05:34 AM IST

Provocative speeches: Delhi LG approves prosecution of Arundhati Roy, Kashmir prof

The FIR against Roy and former professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain was registered following the orders of the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi

They were also charged with the acts related to public mischief. (HT archive photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 05:59 PM IST

ED looks into FIR against NewsClick to probe financial crimes

The Enforcement Directorate is studying the FIR filed by Delhi Police against NewsClick and its founder under the anti-terror law to see if an additional case is made out against the news portal. The federal agency is already investigating the funding of NewsClick and has seized the founder's flat. Delhi Police had registered a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against the website after a report alleged it was part of a global network to spread Chinese government propaganda.

**EDS: COMBO PHOTO** New Delhi: NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha (L) and HR Head Amit Chakravarty being brought to the Lodhi Road Special Cell office, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. Police on Tuesday searched more than 30 locations connected with the online portal NewsClick, questioned several journalists in connection with the case and arrested Purkayastha and Chakravarty. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_04_2023_000585A) (PTI)
Updated on Oct 08, 2023 07:30 AM IST

NewsClick received 28.29 crore from US businessman: Delhi Police

A senior Delhi Police officer said that out of those ₹28.29 crore, ₹27.51 crore was received from a US-based entity identified as the Justice and Education Fund

On October 3, Delhi Police Special cell detained Founder and Editor-in-Chief of NewsClick Prabir Purkayastha from his office. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NewsClick founder among 2 held as journalists raided

This came after at least 400 police officials raided around 30locations across Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Mumbai and Ghaziabad on Tuesday morning

Delhi Police Special cell detained founder and editor-in-chief of NewsClick Prabir Purkayastha from his office, on Tuesday (Raj K Raj/ HT)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 08:40 AM IST
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