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Sunday, Jul 21, 2019
Prawesh Lama

Prawesh Lama

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Prawesh Lama covers crime, policing, and issues of security in Delhi. Raised in Darjeeling, educated in Mumbai, he also looks at special features on social welfare in the National Capital.

articles by Prawesh Lama (341 results)
Jan 15, 2019 12:31
The event, at which former Delhi University teacher SAR Geelani allegedly shouted anti-India slogans was held at Delhi’s Press Club on the evening of February 10 — nearly 21 hours after the event on JNU campus to protest the hanging of Parliament attack... read more
Dec 29, 2018 15:25
The cases made headlines across the country, and outside too, because it mirrored the city’s culture and the problems it was plagued by; it mirrored the entitlement a few believe they enjoy; exposed how there are families that fall off the radar, are... read more
Dec 22, 2018 09:07
Sushil Sharma, 57, was convicted for killing his wife Naina Sahni on July 2, 1995, in what came to be infamously known as the Tandoor Murder Case read more
Dec 20, 2018 10:22
In February 2015, the three-member team of a retired judge and two serving police officers began their probe into 60 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. read more
Dec 19, 2018 23:44
The team of two police officers and a retired judge were in February 2015 tasked to probe the riots and the murders that happened on Delhi streets for 48 hours after the assassination. read more
Dec 14, 2018 16:22
Actor Rajpal Yadav was, on December 1, sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore he had borrowed to produce a movie. read more
Dec 01, 2018 07:29
The Americans left a day before Chau was originally supposed to go to the island on November 11 — a 50km boat ride in the Indian Ocean that takes about three hours from the nearest village. Indian laws do not allow anyone to venture within 10km of the... read more
Nov 30, 2018 08:24
Detailing how the Sentinelese speak, John Allen Chau, noted that they “make high pitched sounds.... sounds such as the letters b, p, l and s.” Chau, the first outsider to have sneaked into the island in 12 years, also described the topography of isl... read more
Nov 28, 2018 07:56
John Allen Chau, 27, was feared killed in North Sentinel Island, home to between 40 and 200 Sentinelese, the last known uncontacted tribe in the world. read more
Nov 24, 2018 10:03
Chau was attacked with arrows and died in his second attempt to reach the North Sentinel Island on November 16. The previous day he had tried to enter the island, which is out of bounds for visitors, but retreated when a young boy attacked him an ar... read more
Nov 23, 2018 21:38
US national John Allen Chau, 27, was killed with arrows as he illegally set foot on North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean after paddling there in a kayak last week. read more
Oct 08, 2018 11:39
Mangolpuri police station consistently registers most cases in Delhi. This year, the police station has already recorded over 800 criminal cases. In contrast, Defence Colony in south Delhi has registered only around 125 cases. Tughlaq Road in New Delhi,... read more
Oct 03, 2018 07:53
Santosh Singh, convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of Delhi University student Priyadarshini Mattoo is the latest name added to the list of prisoners who are being considered for an early release, a government official said. read more
Sep 26, 2018 10:24
Uphaar cinema, in the heart of south Delhi’s Green Park, is one of the “most expensive” case properties in Delhi. The cinema had its last show on the evening of Friday, the 13th, in June 1997. read more