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Man shoots himself dead at Defence Colony home

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur said the police received a call at 7.25am that a person had shot himself at his house in Defence Colony and needed an ambulance.
A police team immediately reached the house and rushed the injured man to a nearby hospital, where he died during treatment.(HT Archives, Representative image)
A police team immediately reached the house and rushed the injured man to a nearby hospital, where he died during treatment.(HT Archives, Representative image)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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Monitoring panel can’t act against residential properties flouting laws: Supreme Court

The SC-appointed Monitoring Committee has been spearheading the capital’s crackdown against the use of residential properties for commercial purposes, a move that has seen sealing of illegal business establishments in prominent neighbourhoods such as Defence Colony.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 6, 2019: A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The apex court expressed its disappointment over a lack of action by authorities in containing air pollution saying “nobody will be spared if found violating rules”. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 6, 2019: A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The apex court expressed its disappointment over a lack of action by authorities in containing air pollution saying “nobody will be spared if found violating rules”. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

South Delhi internal roads in bad shape

Most of these roads are maintained by the municipal corporations. Local councillors said that due to the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, lack of funds and labour roads could not be re-carpeted and potholes repaired ahead of the monsoon.
Residents of Defence Colony D-block said getting vehicles inside during the rains is a nightmare and that there have been frequent accidents.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Residents of Defence Colony D-block said getting vehicles inside during the rains is a nightmare and that there have been frequent accidents.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 01:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi

Unlock 3.0: Delhiites elated to hire battery bikes from doorstep

Residents in Delhi-NCR are looking forward to hire battery operated bikes, which are being made available from doorsteps, to travel around the city while following social distancing.
Delhiites are kicked about being able to hire battery operated Yulu bikes from the comfort of their homes.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)
Delhiites are kicked about being able to hire battery operated Yulu bikes from the comfort of their homes.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)
Published on Jul 30, 2020 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

Kushak drain yet to be desilted, could lead to waterlogging in south Delhi, say residents

Kushak drain is an approximately 6.5km-long stormwater drain near South Extension, which carries stormwater and sewage from several south Delhi localities, such as Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Chirag Dilli, INA, Defence Colony and Pushp Vihar.
Noida dumps 64 MLD untreated waste into irrigation drain in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Noida dumps 64 MLD untreated waste into irrigation drain in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:18 AM IST
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ByAshish Mishra, New Delhi

Unlock Diaries: A measured engagement with the world by Sharif D Rangnekar

Despite the anxiety, the end of the lockdown brings with it a fresh yearning to meet relatives and close friends
The sublime pleasures of pottering about a terrace garden.(Getty Images)
The sublime pleasures of pottering about a terrace garden.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySharif D Rangnekar

Owner of popular grocery store in Defence Colony tests Covid positive

The owner of a prominent grocery store in Delhi’s popular Defence Colony market has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), officials said on Thursday
People shop for essentials in Defence Colony.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
People shop for essentials in Defence Colony.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 22, 2020 02:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

SDMC commissioner suggests increasing property tax rates, leaders not on board

Property tax rates have not been raised in SDMC areas since 2012-13. The financial health of the SDMC has been deteriorating with even basic responsibilities.
SDMC commissioner said property tax rates could be increased by 1-3% in the residential and non-residential units of C, D, E, F, G and H category of colonies under the municipal bodies’ jurisdiction.(HT Photo)
SDMC commissioner said property tax rates could be increased by 1-3% in the residential and non-residential units of C, D, E, F, G and H category of colonies under the municipal bodies’ jurisdiction.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 07:37 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak

Police chase, nab two armed men in Delhi’s Defence Colony after brief shootout

The shootout happened on the flyover near the Defence Colony police station before Moolchand underpass. Police identified the absconding gunman as Monu Mohan, a man with over 23 criminal cases — such as murder, extortion, attempt to murder and robbery — against him.
Delhi Police personnel chased three fleeing gunmen for around a kilometre in south Delhi’s Defence Colony, engaged them in a brief shootout and managed to nab two of them. (Representative Image)(PTI)
Delhi Police personnel chased three fleeing gunmen for around a kilometre in south Delhi’s Defence Colony, engaged them in a brief shootout and managed to nab two of them. (Representative Image)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:10 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

HT GIFA: Teams gear up to battle it out on the field

Bringing with it the best display of footballing action on the field, HT GIFA season five kicks off with training matches.
The much-awaited tournament has players very excited and rigorous training routines are on in full swing.(HT Photo)
The much-awaited tournament has players very excited and rigorous training routines are on in full swing.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByYashasvi Maleyvar

Attention, mystery buffs!This play in town is just for you

36 Defence Colony is set to give the audiences a classic whodunnit with a more realistic and grounded spin.
While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.
While most would expect the usual tropes of a murder mystery to form the backbone of the story, writer and director Manil Mayank Mishra, says that the play is a more realistic take that would have the audience seeing beyond the obvious.
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAditya Dogra

SDMC to issue show-cause notice to illegal cell phone tower operators

Some of these towers could be seven to eight years old and the corporation may have lost out on revenue to the tune of 20-25 crore, SDMC officials said.
They have now asked the network service provider companies to furnish the entire list of their towers along with geo-coordinates of the same.(HT image)
They have now asked the network service provider companies to furnish the entire list of their towers along with geo-coordinates of the same.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rohit Shekhar murder: Wife named in charge sheet, cops say she smothered him

Rohit Shekhar’s wife, Apoorva Shukla, has been charged for strangulating and smothering her husband with a pillow.
The Delhi police crime branch on Thursday filed a charge sheet in the murder case of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of late veteran politician ND Tiwari, accusing Shekhar’s wife, Apoorva Shukla of killing him.(PTI Photo)
The Delhi police crime branch on Thursday filed a charge sheet in the murder case of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, the son of late veteran politician ND Tiwari, accusing Shekhar’s wife, Apoorva Shukla of killing him.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2019 07:19 AM IST
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In Delhi, 22-year-old stabbed to death for trying to resist snatching

The victim, identified as Shyam Bodh Sah, a chef at a restaurant in Defence Colony, was cycling back home after work when he was stopped by the two suspects in front of a subway exit, police said.
A 22-year-old man was stabbed to death on the Ring Road across the street from Defence Colony police station in south Delhi on Saturday night, allegedly for resisting an attempt to snatch his cellphone.(Representative Image)
A 22-year-old man was stabbed to death on the Ring Road across the street from Defence Colony police station in south Delhi on Saturday night, allegedly for resisting an attempt to snatch his cellphone.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Fight for New Delhi’s Lok Sabha constituency has local issues at hand

The constituency is also home to some of the city’s busiest and famous markets such as Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, Defence Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Green Park and Hauz Khas, which means there is no dearth of traders.
Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)
Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | BySweta Goswami

‘Wife of ND Tiwari’s son showing confusing behaviour’: Police

During four days of intense interrogation, she did not break down once but now she appears to be regretting smothering Tiwari on the night of April 15-16.
(Facebook/Apoorva Shukla)
(Facebook/Apoorva Shukla)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Rohit’s wife taken home to recreate scene of murder

Investigators took Shekhar’s wife Apoorva, who is in their custody, to the house and recreated the crime scene in Shekhar’s room by involving her in the process.
A day after claiming to have solved the murder of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari with the arrest of his wife, police Thursday visited the victim’s Defence Colony house to recreate the sequence of events that allegedly led to the murder.(PTI)
A day after claiming to have solved the murder of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari with the arrest of his wife, police Thursday visited the victim’s Defence Colony house to recreate the sequence of events that allegedly led to the murder.(PTI)
Published on Apr 26, 2019 05:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

ND Tiwari’s son murdered, reveals autopsy; doctors say he was smothered

A senior police officer, who is supervising the case, said no outsider had visited the house before Shekhar was taken to the hospital, thereby, ruling out the possibility of an outsider’s involvement. Shekhar’s wife, his half brother and three servants were at home during the day.
The autopsy report revealed that Shekhar was smothered with a pillow and had bruises on one hand.(HT Photo)
The autopsy report revealed that Shekhar was smothered with a pillow and had bruises on one hand.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 04:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

N D Tiwari’s son passes away

His mother Ujjwala Tiwari was also admitted to the same hospital where she received a call from their home about her son being “unwell and bleeding from nose”, he said.
DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said Rohit Tiwari, a resident of Defence Colony in south Delhi, was brought to the hospital around 5pm in an ambulance, where doctors declared him dead.(HT PHOTO/N D Tiwari)
DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said Rohit Tiwari, a resident of Defence Colony in south Delhi, was brought to the hospital around 5pm in an ambulance, where doctors declared him dead.(HT PHOTO/N D Tiwari)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Not stopping kids playing in park: Defence Colony RWA

On February 8, the court had cautioned DCWA not to make flower beds or do any such thing that restrained the children from playing in the park. This order was preceded by another order on October 3, when the court had passed similar directions.
The association also sought modification of a previous order of the Delhi High Court, directing it not to undertake any construction that may prevent the children from indulging in any sporting activities in the park.(HT Photo)
The association also sought modification of a previous order of the Delhi High Court, directing it not to undertake any construction that may prevent the children from indulging in any sporting activities in the park.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 05:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Children’s right to play prevails over parking plan in south Delhi

The Delhi HC was hearing a plea from a few local residents against the SDMC proposal to build a multilevel parking in the children’s park around the Gumti of Shaikh Ali behind Defence Colony market.
The petition filed by the residents had contended that the parking, if constructed, would take over land from a children’s park.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The petition filed by the residents had contended that the parking, if constructed, would take over land from a children’s park.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

A year later, Delhi’s traders still stuck in sealing chaos

Eleven years ago, Delhi first witnessed large-scale sealing and demolition when more than 5,000 properties were locked down in 2006.
A sealed door seen after a sealing drive at Defence colony market, in New Delhi,(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A sealed door seen after a sealing drive at Defence colony market, in New Delhi,(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 17, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRisha Chitlangia and Vibha Sharma

Conversion charges on shops in south Delhi’s ‘commercial zones’ to continue

There are about 53 local markets that fall in the ‘commercial use zone’ category, SDMC said. Trader associations of these markets such as Defence Colony, Greater Kailash II and Sunder Nagar now plan to seek judicial intervention on the issue.
File photo of a person sitting outside a shop in the main market of Defence Colony, New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
File photo of a person sitting outside a shop in the main market of Defence Colony, New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 04, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVibha Sharma

Residents’ body using Lodi-era tomb as office, Delhi high court seeks explanation

Defence Colony is among the earliest colonies set up in south Delhi after Independence. The vast vacant land near Kotla Mubarakpur village was earmarked to lay out settlement to relocate officers from the armed forces. The colony has more than 1,600 plots and 18 DDA flats.
Constructed 500 years ago, the notified heritage structure — christened the gumti of Shaikh Ali — is serving as the local residents’ welfare association’s (RWA) office since 1960 and is out of bounds to the public.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Constructed 500 years ago, the notified heritage structure — christened the gumti of Shaikh Ali — is serving as the local residents’ welfare association’s (RWA) office since 1960 and is out of bounds to the public.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2018 04:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByParvez Sultan

South Delhi traders hail move to de-seal shops

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Thursday approved by-laws and issued a circular to allow de-sealing of commercial units in local shopping complexes (LSCs).
The upper floors and basements of 38 of the 52 properties in Hauz Khas were sealed on January 16.(HT File Photo)
The upper floors and basements of 38 of the 52 properties in Hauz Khas were sealed on January 16.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 01:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi

South Delhi seeks to reverse sealing drive in localities including Hauz Khas, Defence Colony, GK

Apart from south Delhi, sealing was also carried out by the east and north corporations, which conducted similar drives.
Delhi police sealing shops in Defence Colony.(HT File Photo)
Delhi police sealing shops in Defence Colony.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 08:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVibha Sharma

Bank guard’s gun accidentally goes off, injures customer in south Delhi

The incident took place inside a branch of the Vijaya Bank in the Defence Colony area.
The weapon used by the guard has been recovered from the spot along with an empty and five live cartridges.(File photo)
The weapon used by the guard has been recovered from the spot along with an empty and five live cartridges.(File photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Teacher booked after Dalit student allegedly tricked into drinking urine

12-year-old was allegedly tricked into drinking urine by his classmates.
The student has sustained fractures on both his legs and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.(Representative photo)
The student has sustained fractures on both his legs and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.(Representative photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 05:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByHT Correspondent

Twitter divided over Delhi govt’s decision banning recorded music in pubs

The new rule allows only live bands to play at establishments which serve alcohol, in an effort to clamp down on noise.
Delhi’s excise commissioner Amjad Tak said that live performances were was “softer” and “controlled.”(Representational image)
Delhi’s excise commissioner Amjad Tak said that live performances were was “softer” and “controlled.”(Representational image)
Published on May 21, 2018 04:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Can’t make children pay for unchecked growth in Delhi

Out of 13,915 parks maintained by the three municipalities, only 684 are for children.
Despite being a posh residential area in south Delhi, CR Park has few parks for children(Tribbhuwan Sharma/ HT file photo)
Despite being a posh residential area in south Delhi, CR Park has few parks for children(Tribbhuwan Sharma/ HT file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2018 06:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShivani Singh
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