The Central Public Works Department, which scraped off the top layer of asphalt on the 200-metre-long stretch between Akbar Road and Ashoka Road, has been struggling to complete the work due to intermittent rain the past week. read more
Harish Kumar had just returned from the river, a mini-loudspeaker in hand, after a two-hour patrol, warning people to stay away from the swelling Yamuna, when his phone rang. The caller was a policeman who told him that a man was suspected to have drowned near Sonia Vihar in northeast Delhi. Kumar urgently took down the address and instructed his team of divers stationed not far away from the site to rush.
A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said every building site shows a picture of what is being constructed, but the construction at the India Gate roundabout in the Lutyens’ zone is being carried out in a secret manner... read more
The Indian Navy’s all-woman crew of the INSV Tarini pays homage at India Gate in New Delhi. The six-member crew returned to Goa on May 21 after successfully circumnavigating the globe, on a 55ft sailboat in 254 days with 199 days at sea.
Protests have been taking place across the country over the past week in a demand for justice in the cases of the Kathua girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered, and the Unnao teen who was raped while being kept in confinement. read more
Rahul Gandhi, and the Congress, seemed to have learned from their earlier mistake of taking days to react to the December 16 rape in 2012 that galvanised citizens across the country to demand justice. read more
The midnight protests against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases were called politicisation of the issue by Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani. Irani also appealed against victim shaming. Thousands gathered at Delhi’s India Gate after Congress president Rahul Gandhi had tweeted about holding a silent march on April 12. Gandhi said the incidents were a national issue and not a political one. Meanwhile, UP CM Yogi Adityanath defended his government’s actions in connection with the Unnao rape case. (HT )read more