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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 (370 results)
Nov 28, 2019 00:12
For over three decades, Malcha Mahal, a 14th-century hunting lodge in the middle of Delhi’s ridge forest, inhabited by the self-proclaimed royal family of Oudh, remained out of bounds for those uninvited. Until the afternoon of September 3, 2017, not... read more
Nov 17, 2019 23:03
Chau, who worked for All Nations, an evangelical group based in Kansas City that introduces Christianity in the remote corners of the world, was so obsessed with the island that he broke a series of laws and did not hesitate in putting his own life in... read more
Oct 23, 2019 01:47
What is worrying is that many of the shootings were reported from east, south, central and west Delhi, rather than just the city’s more notorious outer reaches. read more
Oct 01, 2019 06:12
According to a senior police official aware of the discussions, the commissioner and the deputy commissioners of police (DCP) of 15 districts met to discuss the problem of snatching, the cases of misreporting under other sections, and measures to tackle... read more
Sep 30, 2019 01:02
The maximum sentence under Section 379 is three years, that under Section 356 is two years and under Section 392 is 10 years. read more
Sep 19, 2019 02:10
Defying age and criminal psychology, several elderly men and women refuse to mend their ways and continue to be involved in crimes in Delhi, according to police officers who have dealt with such cases. read more
Sep 13, 2019 00:21
Jail authorities have also sought anti-bird nets to cover walls around the prison to prevent cell phones from being flung from outside the jail complex, and 16 more metal pole detectors at the entrance. read more
Aug 26, 2019 07:16
Several Tihar Jail officers that HT spoke to said the trend of prisoners smuggling mini phones into the complex was on the rise. At least 19 other similar cases have been reported in the last month alone. read more
Aug 21, 2019 00:08
In 2017, before Ramzan, Pehlu Khan, a cattle trader from Haryana’s Nuh, went to a market in Rajasthan to buy buffaloes in order to expand his dairy business. Little did he know the decision would result in his death. read more
Aug 02, 2019 07:07
With at least 16,000 prisoners, Tihar is the most populated prison complex across the country. read more
Aug 01, 2019 06:28
Last year, the traffic police personnel on the roads had issued 64.8 lakh fines, while in 2017 the number was 56.7 lakh. read more
Jul 26, 2019 15:41
Officials of the fire department said they received a call at 10.40pm reporting that a sports utility vehicle Mahindra XUV500 was on fire and that a man was trapped inside. read more
Jul 25, 2019 10:51
The news agency quoted Sanjay Bhatia, the deputy commissioner of police at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, as saying that the infant was travelling to seek treatment. read more
Jul 19, 2019 03:21
Among those whose applications would be reviewed include Siddharth Vashishta alias Manu Sharma, convicted of model Jessica Lal’s murder and Santosh Singh, convicted in the murder of Delhi university student Priyadarshini Mattoo. read more
Jul 18, 2019 23:15
“Unlike other states, the genesis of a riot in Delhi is usually not political. But then it takes political colour quickly. Maybe it is the north Indian heat that makes Delhi residents aggressive and violent,” a senior police officer said. read more