Delhi News

Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.

AAP govt will ensure security for 'beautiful women', says Somnath Bharti
AAP govt will ensure security for 'beautiful women', says Somnath Bharti

Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti is in the news again, this time for making controversial remarks on women.

Somnath Bharti kicks up row with 'beautiful women' remark

Former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Monday created a flutter by saying that "beautiful women" would be able to go out at midnight provided AAP government takes over policing system in the national capital.

Delhi government spent Rs.22.33 crore on ads, High Court told

The Delhi government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that since the May 13 order of the Supreme Court ruling that taxpayers' money cannot be spent to build the image of political leaders, it has spent Rs.22.33 crore on advertisements related to its policies.

Arvind Kejriwal announces setting up of Delhi human rights panel

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the state government had initiated the process to set up the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC).

Modi, Jung and Delhi Police 'speed breakers' for AAP: Arvind Kejriwal
Modi, Jung and Delhi Police 'speed breakers' for AAP: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday clubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police in the same category and termed them as "speed breakers" for AAP's "car" of governance in the national capital.

Delhi Police launches app for character verification report

Delhi Police on Monday launched a web-based app for issuing Character Verification Report (CVR).

AAP govt issues fresh guidelines for preparing cabinet notes

The Aam Aadmi Party government has come out with fresh guidelines for preparing cabinet notes.

ACB probe against senior official; Delhi govt denies allegation

Hours after Anti-Corruption Branch Chief Mukesh Meena ordered a probe against a senior bureaucrat for allegedly allowing conversion of industrial plots from leasehold to freehold in 2011-12, Delhi government on Monday strongly denied the charge, saying due approvals of 'competent authorities' were taken for the conversion process.

Delhi to get State Human Rights Commission soon, process initiated: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that government had initiated the process for setting up a State Human Rights Commission (SHRC).

DU fake admission: Crime Branch raids two colleges

A Crime Branch team on Monday raided two Delhi University colleges and seized forged documents allegedly used for admission in the concerned colleges.

Fresh LG, AAP govt tussle as ACB chief orders probe against senior official

In a fresh tussle with Delhi government, Anti Corruption Branch Chief MK Meena has ordered an inquiry against senior bureaucrat CB Sanghi for allegedly allowing conversion of industrial plots from leasehold to freehold when he was CMD Delhi State Industrial And Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited in 2011-12.

Want to ensure women walk freely even at midnight: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Want to ensure women walk freely even at midnight: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Amid AAP government's standoff with the police on a range of issues, the Delhi Assembly on Monday recommended setting up of an inquiry commission to probe alleged police inaction in cases of sexual harassment, stalking and voyeurism since February 2013 when a stringent anti-rape law had come into force.

Protesting FTII students scheduled to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday

The protesting Film and Television Institute of India students, who are demanding removal of BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII's chairman, are scheduled to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

Denied leave, St Stephen's professor warns VC of legal action

Alleging "victimisation" and "harassment", St Stephen's College professor Nandita Narain, who is seeking re-election as Delhi University Teachers' Association president, has threatened legal action against principal Valson Thampu if she is not grated leave for campaigning.

Arvind Kejriwal's 'thulla' remark: Sufficient material to proceed, says court

A court here on Monday said there was "sufficient material" to proceed with the criminal defamation complaint filed by a Delhi Police constable against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for using a slang "thulla" to describe policemen.

Delhi University college staff questioned in fake admissions scam

A team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Monday questioned the staff of Delhi University`s Kirori Mal College in it`s probe into the fake admissions scam at the varsity.

Tenure of ED Chief Rajan S Katoch extended for third time

Senior IAS officer Rajan S Katoch was given yet another extension as the Chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by the government on Monday.

Special one-day session of Delhi Assembly to discuss women’s security today
Special one-day session of Delhi Assembly to discuss women’s security today

Aam Aadmi Party chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has convened a special one-day session of Delhi Legislative Assembly to discuss women's security in the national capital.

Delhi Police's new weapon – Taser guns
Delhi Police's new weapon – Taser guns

In a bid to address the growing challenges in law enforcement, the Delhi Police is all set to begin the use of Taser guns, a non-lethal gun that stuns suspects without endangering lives.

FTII students protest in Delhi
FTII students protest in Delhi

Over a 100 students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) protested here on Monday, demanding the removal of its newly-appointed chairman Gajendra Chauhan.

All-faith prayer meeting held for Prez Kalam in Delhi

An all-faith prayer meeting was organised in the national capital to pay tribute to former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Quality testing of mid-day meals on hold at Delhi govt schools

The Delhi government has failed to conduct quality tests of the food served under the mid-day meal programme in its schools for the last four months due to non-empanelment of testing labs, response to an RTI query has revealed.

Congress corners AAP for not appointing Lokpal

The Congress Party staged a protest against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government at Preet Vihar area of the national capital on Sunday for backtracking on the promise of appointing a Lokpal.

Delhi Metro has introduced eight more trains from Monday - find out here on which routes
Delhi Metro has introduced eight more trains from Monday - find out here on which routes

Eight more trains will run across the Delhi Metro network from Monday after a decision was taken to augment it keeping in view a general trend of increased ridership in the months of August and September over the last few years.

Trouble for tipplers getting over 1 litre liquor to Delhi

 Now, getting over one litre liquor to Delhi from neighbouring areas like Gurgaon and Faridabad to save a few bucks may land you in jail with the AAP Government stepping up efforts to catch hold of defaulters.

Bill to check ponzi schemes put on hold

A proposed bill to check fraudulent multi-level marketing (MLM) or ponzi schemes has been put on hold by the government.

DU permits Skype viva for PhD students, plagiarism check must

Scholars pursuing PhD at Delhi University can now appear for their viva through Skype or other modes of video conferencing.

DU to reply on plea against empanelment of part-time lecturers

The Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University to respond to a petition alleging "arbitrary" empanelment of ineligible candidates for the post of part time lecturers in the Law faculty here.

Delhi: Man gets 7 yrs jail for 'vile act' of raping neighbour

 A Delhi court has awarded seven years jail term to a man for raping his neighbhour, saying the convict has "committed the vile act" and deserves to be suitably punished for it.