Delhi News

AAP govt in Delhi notifies witness protection policy

In a first, the Delhi government on Thursday notified a policy regarding protection of witnesses with provisions for a protection fund and processing of such requests by competent authority.

Swachh Bharat: Delhi to get 480 pubic toilet seats at 80 locations

Stressing the need for speedy action under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the urban development ministry has decided to install 480 public toilet seats at 80 locations in Delhi in the next three months.

St Stephen's molestation row: Valson Thampu meets UGC officials, says had a great time

 Against the backdrop St Stephen's molestation row, the college's principal Valson Thampu today met senior UGC officials and hailed their "support" for the institute.

Rainy Thursday in Delhi, more showers likely on Friday

Parts of the national capital received light rain on Thursday while the weather remained pleasant and the maximum temperature settled three notches below the season`s average at 31.3 degrees Celsius. The city is likely to get more showers on Friday, the Met Office said.

Stephen's molestation victim sends caution note to college principal

St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by a college professor today warned him and college principal Valson Thampu of legal action if they do not facilitate disbursal of her stipend, access to her compounds and computational data within seven days.

Congress MPs Ambika Soni, Kumari Selja not entitled to type-VIII homes: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the pleas of Congress MPs Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja challenging government orders to evict them from large bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, ruing that they had attempted to give "political overtones" to the matter.

Kejriwal 'manufacturing crises' to hide failures: Congress

Congress on Thursday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "manufacturing crises to hide his failures" as it slammed Delhi government for not sending any representatives to an "important" Joint Cadre Control Authority (JCCA) meeting.

US citizen alleges molestation by cab driver in Delhi

 A case has been registered here against a cab driver for allegedly molesting a 20-year-old US national in Delhi.

Four held in DU admission scam

The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a fake admission scam running across Delhi University (DU) colleges with the arrest of four people, officials said.

480 public toilets to be installed at 80 locations in Delhi

Under Swachh Bharat Mission, 480 public toilets will be installed at 80 different locations in Delhi in the next three months.

Delhi on alert after Yakub Memon's hanging

An alert has been sounded here following 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Yakub Memon`s hanging in Nagpur jail on Thursday.

21 Nepali women rescued in Delhi, two traffickers held

Twenty-one Nepali women, who were set to be sent to Dubai for the sex trade on the pretext of getting jobs, have been rescued following the arrest of two men involved in human trafficking, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.

AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya takes charge as DJB V-C

 Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Sangam Vihar Dinesh Mohaniya today took charge as the new Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

Ban on Ola cabs to continue: Delhi HC

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed app-based cab service Ola for not complying with the ban imposed on it and asked the city government to "strictly enforce" the injunction.

Stephen's molestation: DU says girl's new demands "highly unreasonable"

 Delhi University on Wednesday said the new demands raised by St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by college professor including appointment of a female supervisor and getting her compounds and computational data back, are "highly unreasonable".

DU VC defying government order on appointments, alleges DUTA

 The Delhi University's Teachers Association (DUTA) on Wednesday accused Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh of defying government order regarding the freeze on appointments three months before his tenure ends.

Smoking room being restored in Parliament House

 Lawmakers now can again enjoy their smoke in Parliament House.

Fake job racket busted in Delhi; kingpin held

 Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a recruitment racket that duped unemployed youths of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of giving them Railway jobs, with the arrest of its kingpin from Civic Centre in Kamla Market area here.

Arvind Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of transferring two of his 'best officers' out of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of transferring two of his 'best officers' out of Delhi

In a fresh salvo, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Narendra Modi government of transferring two of his best officers out of the state.

Delhi: Overcast conditions prevail, temperatures drop

 Overcast conditions today offered relief to Delhiites and led the maximum and minimum temperatures to settle within comfortable levels.

HC seeks details of money spent on ads by Delhi government

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government to file a status report with details of money spent by it on advertisements following a Supreme Court direction on the issue.

Kejriwal congratulates Magsaysay winners Chaturvedi, Gupta

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated Anshu Gupta and Sanjiv Chaturvedi for wining the Magsaysay awards this year.

Centre dragging feet on appointing more cops for Delhi: HC

 Aiming at beefing up security in the city following growing attacks on women, Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre for "dragging its feet" on inducting more personnel in the city police and directed it to take a final decision within four weeks.

Government focussed on youth-led development: Sonowal

The Narendra Modi government is focussed on youth-led development of the country, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday.

SNDP leader meets Amit Shah

 In a politically significant move, leader of Kerala's numerically strong Ezhava community Vellapally Natesan today met BJP president Amit Shah and discussed with him the "political situation" in the state.

Delhi Court refuses to quash summons against spiritual leader

A Delhi court has refused to quash summons against a Hindu Mahasabha leader for allegedly defaming a priest during a news channel's debate, saying it was prima facie clear that he had made the imputations with the intention to harm the complainant's reputation.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on 'martyr' status for paramilitary

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking 'martyr' status for paramilitary and police personnel who sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, on par with army, navy and air force.

Will introduce BRT corridors in an improved form in future: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government Wednesday announced that it will introduce the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) model in an improved form in the national capital.

Delhi HC issues show cause notice to ACB Chief MK Meena on AAP govt's contempt plea
Delhi HC issues show cause notice to ACB Chief MK Meena on AAP govt's contempt plea

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief MK Meena on a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party government seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him for allegedly violating the court`s order by removing an SHO of the anti-corruption body.

Delhi government seeks contempt proceedings against ACB chief

The Delhi government on Tuesday filed a plea in the high court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief MK Meena for allegedly violating the court's order by removing an officer of the anti-graft agency.