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Revised NCERT textbooks likely to be introduced from 2024-25

Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:58 AM IST

New textbooks by the NCERT, revised in line with the national curriculum framework, are likely to be introduced in schools from the 2024-25 academic year, education ministry officials said on Monday

For the first time, the NCERT textbooks will be available in at least 22 languages, mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. (Representational image)
By, New Delhi

IPS officer accused of custodial torture removed from post in TN

A group of men, identifying themselves as victims of Singh’s alleged assault, held a press conference in the state and demanded justice.

Balveer Singh, from the 2020 IPS batch, was accused of plucking the teeth of at least 10 men and repeatedly hitting at least two of them on their genitalia while they were in custody, people familiar with the matter said. (Representative photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:26 AM IST
ByDivya Ch, Chennai

Bengal couple lynched on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’

Kolkata: A married couple was beaten to death in a tribal village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district over allegations of practising witchcraft, police said on Monday, adding that seven people were arrested in connection with the incident

During the investigation, local residents told the police that Besra’s wife had died recently and as the couple was known to be involved in exorcism-related activities, allegations of the victims practising witchcraft surfaced in the village. (Representative photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Govt panel to check pulse’s hoarding

The government wanted traders to earn reasonable profits but “but if you try to game it, then we are there to control. That is what we get paid for. That’s my friendly warning,” consumer affairs secretary Rohit Kumar Singh had said, HT reported on February 18.

To ease supplies, the Centre has waived off 10% duty on import of the lentil variety from non-least developed countries (LDCs), as the duty creates “procedural hurdles even for zero duty imports from the LDCs”. (AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bail by default if charge sheet not filed on time, stresses SC

According to section 167 of CrPC, an accused will be entitled to bail by default, if the investigating authority fails to file charge sheet within 60 days from the date of remand.

The bench, which included justices Hrishikesh Roy and BV Nagarathna, declared that for considering a claim for default bail, the day of remand is to be included while computing the period of 60 or 90 days for the agency to conclude its probe and present a charge sheet. (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:16 AM IST
ByUtkarsh An

Tussle over power subsidy as Delhi govt orders audit

The remarks are the latest in an escalating war of words between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena. AAP leaders have accused him of trying to end the subsidy.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi HC notice to state labour dept over illegal placement agencies

The court was hearing an application related to a 2018 contempt plea filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a non-governmental organisation

In the 2018 plea, the NGO flagged the Delhi government’s alleged failure to register placement agencies employing children, and said that “unregulated functioning of placement agencies” leads to trafficking. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:13 AM IST

MCD teachers’ unions call for security staff at Delhi schools

The development comes after MCD, in an order on March 24, issued a series of directions to improve the security of the 15,25 municipal primary schools under its jurisdiction

HT on May 7, 2022 and last week, on March 24, reported that two out of three MCD schools lack CCTV cameras. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:13 AM IST

2019 Jamia violence: Verdict on discharge of Sharjeel Imam, others today

The Delhi HC will give its judgment on a police plea against the discharge of 11 people, including JNU student Sharjeel Imam, in connection to the 2019 violence at Jamia Milia Islamia.

JNU student Sharjeel Imam was indicted by police under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. (PTI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Did more in 8 years than other govts did in 65: Kejriwal

During his 30-minute speech, the Delhi chief minister listed a series of works that have been undertaken during the AAP tenure

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during the Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 12:21 AM IST

On Delhi budget eve, MCD ends term of Delhi’s civic secretary

Bhagwan Singh has been replaced by Siva Prasad KV, who retired as the municipal secretary of the North MCD in March 2022.

As required by norms, the civic budget has to be cleared by March 31. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Interstate sextortion racket busted, 3 held by Delhi police

The cyber police station of Shahdara district, which arrested the suspects, said the gang used to make sexually explicit video calls to people identified on dating sites, and then used to blackmail their targets by threatening them.

In some cases, the suspects used to pose as senior police officers and threatened the victims with registering criminal cases them, pressuring them into giving money to hush up the case. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Delhi’s Narwana Road, potholes, craters but no repair work

Since 2019, the road that runs through the apartment complexes in Indraprastha Extension in east Delhi has been a work in progress

A dug up stretch of Narwana Road on March 24, 2023. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Autopsy of Mauritius national in Delhi reveals ‘compression of neck’

Citing the autopsy report, the officers said that the doctors found a “a faintly visible ligature mark on the right side of neck”, indicating that the victim might have been strangled

Till Monday, no first information report (FIR) was registered in the case. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:54 PM IST

Delhi police to scrutinise footage of protest at India mission in UK

A senior Delhi Police officer said that they are reviewing photographs and video footage of the protest

Protestors outside the Indian High Commission in London on March 22. (AP)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:52 PM IST

AAP to move 4 resolutions for relief to traders during MCD session

Durgesh Pathak, AAP’s MCD in charge, said the corporation exploited traders over the 15 years the BJP controlled it

There was no immediate reaction from the BJP. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 03:39 PM IST

Fresh AAP v Delhi LG battle after Atishi orders discoms subsidy audit

Delhi CM Kejriwal has ordered an audit of the subsidy given to discoms to check for any discrepancies. The audit will be carried out by CAG-empanelled agencies and directions will be issued in the next few days.

Delhi power minister Atishi on Monday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an audit of the subsidy being given to discoms.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 03:18 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Animesh Chaturvedi

World Theatre Day: DU students feel there’s still room for drama

On World Theatre Day (March 27), the final-year students of dramatics societies of Delhi University, share how they are making the most of their one last chance to celebrate the ‘drama’ of college life. Overcoming challenges such as recruiting new talent that’s reluctant to try their skills and scarcity o college funding, these young guns are trying their best to keep the artiste within them stay alive!

Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Evening) College’s dram soc, Sangharsh has recently developed a satire on the Indian education system.
Published on Mar 27, 2023 03:08 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Dehi

53-yr-old dies in police custody in Kerala; cop suspended, probe on

A sub-inspector has been suspended and the state government has ordered a crime branch inquiry into the incident, a police officer said, declining to be named.

Eyewitnesses said Manoharan was taken into custody for not stopping his scooter after police signalled him to do so
Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

In south Delhi, RWAs against shut dhalaos being used as shops

The report, submitted by DEMS to the environment ministry of the Delhi government on February 16, said the corporation was operating 1,442 dhalaos in the city in 2021

The report, submitted by DEMS to the environment ministry of the Delhi government on February 16, said the corporation was operating 1,442 dhalaos in the city in 2021. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:58 PM IST

One farmhouse, two commercial units in Delhi sealed over pending property tax

An MCD official from the assessment and collection department said that the corporation is taking similar action against big tax defaulters by sealing farmhouses and other large propertiesareas

On March 13, MCD sealed three farmhouses in Gadaipur, Jonapur and Deramandi areas along with five commercial properties in this south Delhi region. (Representational Image/HT Archive)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Delhi to see cooler end to March, rain likely: IMD

The warmest day in March so far was 34.3°C on March 15. In comparison, Delhi experienced scorching temperatures at the end of March last year, with the maximum reaching 39.6°C on March 31 of that year.

Forecasts from the Delhi Early Warning System show that in the coming days, AQI may rise further but will likely remain in the moderate category. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nigerian national learns of death of his parents, attempts suicide

The incident took place on March 18 in Vikas Vihar near Nihal Vihar, police said. Police said the man was a businessman and according to his passport, had entered India in January

On the day of the incident, police said, the man learnt that his parents had been killed in a road accident. Hours later, he jumped off his second floor from the balcony. (Representational Image/Getty Images)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:41 PM IST

No Delhi drain met pollution standard: Data

The report also found that the BOD level at Najafgarh drain, which carries nearly 69% of Delhi’s total sewage into the Yamuna, has continued to rise for the third consecutive month

Yamuna river coated with polluted foam in New Delhi on March 21. BOD is considered an indicator of how polluted the water is in a river or a drain. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 11:41 PM IST
ByJasjeev G

MCD issues 30 directives to improve security at Delhi schools

The directions include the bolting of the school’s main gate, a visitor’s register, keeping a record of vehicles dropping children to the school, and ensuring that children are not sent to the toilet alone.

HT had on May 7, 2022 and last week, on March 24, reported that two out of three MCD schools lack CCTV cameras. (Representational Image/HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Crane overturns on auto-rickshaw in Delhi; One injured

The injured, Manoj, was taken to Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital for treatment and his condition is stable, according to police.

A crane falls and damages an auto-rickshaw at a construction site in Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 11:01 PM IST

Fields to apartments: The silent rise of Haryana’s Sonepat

Over the next few weeks, in a series of stories, HT will turn the spotlight on the lesser known NCR towns, their rise into cities in their own right, and the change that has brought within. The first: Sonepat

Sonepat, an NCR town about 55km from Connaught Place, once known for the Atlas Cycle factory, the dhabas in Murthal, and its high-performance government sports centres, has seen a rapid socioeconomic transformation in the past decade. (Sanjeev Verma/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 04:22 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj's daughter takes political plunge. Who is Bansuri Swaraj?

Bansuri Swaraj entered into active politics as she has been appointed as co-convener of the legal cell of the Delhi BJP.

Bansuri Swaraj with LK Advani. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 09:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nigerian man jumps from building after hearing about parents' death

In his police statement, Ndinojuo said that on March 18, he got information that his father and mother died in an accident at his native place, he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Harendra Kumar Singh said a PCR call regarding the incident was received at Nihar Vihar police station. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 03:36 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Delhi court convicts AAP legislator Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in 2020 beating case

The court, however, acquitted AAP legislator Akhilesh Pati Tripathi for other offences under the Scheduled castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Model Town, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 12:17 PM IST
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