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Centre to reply on removal of Afghans on stir in Vasant Vihar

  • Justice Rekha Palli said the lives of people in the city cannot be “endangered” just because removing protesters will have international consequences.
The court was hearing a plea by Vasant Vihar Residents’ Welfare Association seeking the removal of the protesters on the grounds that they were inconveniencing residents. (Reuters)
The court was hearing a plea by Vasant Vihar Residents’ Welfare Association seeking the removal of the protesters on the grounds that they were inconveniencing residents. (Reuters)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 05:16 AM IST
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By Richa Banka, New Delhi

Killing of Kitty Kumarmangalam: Third suspect in Vasant Vihar murder case held

The three suspects went to Kitty’s house in Vasant Vihar’s Block A on the evening of July 6.
The victim was murdered in her flat on July 6. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
The victim was murdered in her flat on July 6. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 02:54 AM IST
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Vasant Vihar murder: ‘As I woke up, I saw Kitty Amma dead in her room’

The 33-year-old Devi said that around four or five days before the incident, she joined “Kitty Amma’s house”. Her job was to prepare dinner between 6pm and 9.30pm.
Police officials seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Police officials seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 04:42 AM IST
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By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi

Kitty Kumaramangalam’s murder: Laundryman got ‘tempted’ by locker in almirah

Raju told police he knew the woman was a minister’s wife and thought she had money stored in a small detachable locker inside the almirah.
Family members seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Family members seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 03:49 AM IST
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By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi

Wife of former Union minister murdered in her Vasant Vihar house

Kitty Kumarmangalam, 70, wife of former Union minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, was murdered at her house in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Tuesday night, allegedly by her laundryman and his two accomplices, Delhi Police said on Wednesday, after arresting two of the three suspects
Family members seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Family members seen outside the residence of Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of late former Union Minister P Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, where she was murdered during a robbery bid at Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 07, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 03:30 AM IST
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By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi

Season of the Aves: Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR

Check out these 5 bird and wildlife sanctuaries in Delhi NCR which offer visitors a memorable experience of spotting migratory birds during the winter season in the backdrop of lush green nature.
Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR(Twitter/NDNS_HQ/Shivani_Saini/GoGroupOuting)
Here are a few places to see migratory birds this winter in Delhi NCR(Twitter/NDNS_HQ/Shivani_Saini/GoGroupOuting)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 10:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Shivani Kale

MoU signed to build multi-level bus depots in Delhi

On Tuesday, the state-run DTC and NBCC India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for constructing these one-of-a-kind depots in Hari Nagar and Vasant Vihar.
At present, Delhi has a combined strength of around 6,600 DTC and cluster scheme buses.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
At present, Delhi has a combined strength of around 6,600 DTC and cluster scheme buses.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Delhiwale: Visiting the poets’ park

Come and experience this garden in Vasant Vihar which is literally filled with poetry.
The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) run district park in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi is among the city’s prettiest grassy escapes besides Lodhi Garden and Sunder Nursery.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) run district park in Vasant Vihar, south Delhi is among the city’s prettiest grassy escapes besides Lodhi Garden and Sunder Nursery.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 05:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Vasant Vihar: A neighbourhood that works together to protect each other

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) prompted governments to announce a lockdown across the national capital, the residents of Vasant Vihar have come up with a plan for their neighbourhood, ensuring that people stay at home while their everyday needs are taken care of.
A grocery store in C Block market of Vasant Vihar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A grocery store in C Block market of Vasant Vihar.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi

Meet Delhi’s own gully boy who says apna time aayega

Sumit, a 15-year-old Delhi-based rapper who was featured in a book, likes to vent out his emotions through rap
Sumit, 15-year-old wants to be a rapper and writes on social issues. His story has been featured in a book.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Sumit, 15-year-old wants to be a rapper and writes on social issues. His story has been featured in a book.(Photo: Gokul VS/HT)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

Mobile phone held between teeth exploded, Delhi docs reconstruct his mouth

The accident left the man, who does not want to be named, incapable of eating or speaking clearly. “The blast had torn apart the muscles inside his mouth and had damaged the tongue.
The man was not able to eat any solid food and was living on soft food that he could just swallow. He had slurred speech as the tongue could not move properly.(Reuters file photo for representation)
The man was not able to eat any solid food and was living on soft food that he could just swallow. He had slurred speech as the tongue could not move properly.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Wheels of justice turn slowly even 7 years after 2012 gangrape case

Seven years after the December 16 gang rape incident, Delhi is still grappling with a shortage of investigators for such cases. As per rules amended after the incident, only women sub-inspectors and inspectors can be an IO in a rape case.
While reporting of crimes against women has risen fourfold since 2012 Delhi gangrape case, the increase of the number of women IOs has not kept pace, leading to IOs being burdened with a heavy workload that leads to weak investigation and mounting backlog.(AP File)
While reporting of crimes against women has risen fourfold since 2012 Delhi gangrape case, the increase of the number of women IOs has not kept pace, leading to IOs being burdened with a heavy workload that leads to weak investigation and mounting backlog.(AP File)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh and Shiv Sunny, New Delhi

Delhiwale: Plane spotting in Vasant Vihar

The unexpected adventure in the genteel south Delhi enclave.
In Vasant Vihar, planes descend so close that you can identify the airline’s logo.(HT Photo)
In Vasant Vihar, planes descend so close that you can identify the airline’s logo.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Bara Lao Ka Gumbad inside Tughlaq era garden in Vasant Vihar lit up

However, the department of archaeology has requested the DDA to fit in a few more lights which they believe is necessary for further beautification of the monument.
Bara Lao Ka Gumbad at Vasant Vihar in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Bara Lao Ka Gumbad at Vasant Vihar in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury

17-year-old Delhi boy hangs himself, apologises to parents in suicide note

Police said that the boy was upset after he was allegedly scolded by his parents for ordering bluetooth earphones online.
A 17-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his house in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Wednesday evening(HT File (Representative Image))
A 17-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his house in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Wednesday evening(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 09:22 AM IST
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Woman, her live-in partner held for Vasant Vihar triple murder

The Mathurs and their attendant, Khushbu Nautiyal, were found dead in the first floor flat on Sunday morning. Since there were no signs of forced entry, the police suspected the involvement of somebody known either to the couple or the attendant or both.
The arrested couple — Preeti Sehrawat and Manoj Bhatt — murdered Vishnu Mathur (79) and his wife Shashi Mathur (75) because they suffered losses in business ventures and urgently needed money. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The arrested couple — Preeti Sehrawat and Manoj Bhatt — murdered Vishnu Mathur (79) and his wife Shashi Mathur (75) because they suffered losses in business ventures and urgently needed money. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh

An abrupt visit, an unusual request — clues that helped cops crack Vasant Vihar case

Police said they learnt about Preeti when they spoke to the elderly couple’s daughter and enquired about the people who had access to the flat or had visited her parents recently.
The daughter (R) of an elderly couple who were found murdered along with their domestic help at their house, is comforted by a relative, at Vasant Apartments, in Vasant Vihar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The daughter (R) of an elderly couple who were found murdered along with their domestic help at their house, is comforted by a relative, at Vasant Apartments, in Vasant Vihar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Friend’s daughter held for Vasant Vihar triple murder case: Delhi Police

Police said the murders were committed for robbery and they are interrogating the couple to ascertain what all they stole from the house.
Delhi Police said the murders were committed for robbery and they are interrogating the couple to ascertain what they stole from the house.The arrested woman is the daughter of a friend of the slain elderly woman.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Police said the murders were committed for robbery and they are interrogating the couple to ascertain what they stole from the house.The arrested woman is the daughter of a friend of the slain elderly woman.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 06:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh

In South Delhi triple murder, 20-year-old nurse was stabbed 36 times

More than 50 people have been questioned in the last two days, but officials said that have not been able to find any concrete evidence that could lead them to the killer or the motive behind the murders.
Police team investigates the house where an elderly couple along with their domestic help were found murdered, at Vasant Apartments, in Vasant Vihar(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Police team investigates the house where an elderly couple along with their domestic help were found murdered, at Vasant Apartments, in Vasant Vihar(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh

Delhi’s Vasant Vihar murders: Cops probe masked duo

An investigator, who requested not to be identified, said that footage showed the man riding the motorcycle wore a helmet, whereas the woman had a cloth over her face.
Surveillance camera footage from the building showed the duo arriving on a motorcycle there.(HT Photo)
Surveillance camera footage from the building showed the duo arriving on a motorcycle there.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh

9 murders in 24 hours in Delhi: Cops claim heinous crimes down

Aam Aadmi party leader Atishi also said that criminals do not fear the police anymore. “…In the past 30 days at least 220 gun shots have been fired in the city,” she said.
Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a man for the murder of visually impaired music teacher and his wife in Uttam Nagar.(HT Photo)
Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a man for the murder of visually impaired music teacher and his wife in Uttam Nagar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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Elderly couple, nurse found murdered in Vasant Vihar

A couple in their seventies and a 20-year-old nursing attendant were found murdered with stab wounds in their neck in their flat in Vasant Apartments in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar on Sunday.
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh

Elderly couple, domestic help found murdered in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar

Another domestic help of the couple who came to work in the morning discovered the triple murder.
Vasant Apartments in Vasant Vihar where a couple and their maid was found murdered Sunday morning.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Vasant Apartments in Vasant Vihar where a couple and their maid was found murdered Sunday morning.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Concrete bases choking trees at DDA’s open gyms: Activists

Verhaen Khanna, founder of New Delhi Nature Society (NDNS), said outdoor gyms could be set up without cementing the grass and soil. He said concretisation would affect the groundwater table.
An under-construction open gym at Sanjay Van.(Amal KS/HT)
An under-construction open gym at Sanjay Van.(Amal KS/HT)
Published on Jun 20, 2019 02:37 AM IST
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Soon, DDA to start in-situ redevelopment in 6 slums

DDA will simultaneously start a survey to identify the beneficiaries in these slums as per the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015, as prepared by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.
Of the 675 slums in Delhi, 499 are on central government land, including DDA-owned land.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Of the 675 slums in Delhi, 499 are on central government land, including DDA-owned land.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2019 05:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia

Lok Sabha elections 2019: More than 1,200 VVPATs replaced during polls

“While 779 VVPAT machines had to be replaced during the mock poll held between 6 am and 7 am, another 450 had to be replaced when the actual voting process started from 7 am,” said a senior official of the poll panel.
This was the first time VVPAT machines, which give an instant feedback to the voter through a printed slip, were being used across all polling stations in Delhi.(HT Photo)
This was the first time VVPAT machines, which give an instant feedback to the voter through a printed slip, were being used across all polling stations in Delhi.(HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2019 06:25 AM IST
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Air India draws up plans for possible Vasant Vihar exit

Air India has been issuing auction notices relating to properties it owns across the country, including the iconic 23-story building located in Nariman Point in Mumbai.
Air India draws up plans for possible Vasant Vihar exit Santosh Kumar/HT Photo
Air India draws up plans for possible Vasant Vihar exit Santosh Kumar/HT Photo
Updated on May 03, 2019 10:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

Delhi Police seizes Rs 1 crore from BMW in Vasant Vihar, I-T department to investigate

The police said that the cash was handed over to the income tax department to probe the source and take further action.
On checking the vehicle for the possibility of recovering a prohibited item, the police found a bag containing Rs 1 crore in cash.(PTI / Representational Photo)
On checking the vehicle for the possibility of recovering a prohibited item, the police found a bag containing Rs 1 crore in cash.(PTI / Representational Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 01:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Walking not at all an easy task in Delhi’s neighbourhoods

The neighbourhood’s pavements have gradually merged with car parking, garden strips, guard boxes and cemented driveways, among others.
Nothing remains of the footpath in this colony.(HT PHOTO)
Nothing remains of the footpath in this colony.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi

‘Revamped’ Basant Lok market opens, but it’s nowhere near complete

The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.
The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The market, constructed in the 1970s, had the legendary Priya’s cinema that used to screen Hollywood movies in the old days.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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