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Delhi court to hear Somnath Bharti's bail plea today
Delhi court to hear Somnath Bharti's bail plea today

A Delhi court will on Wednesday hear the bail plea of AAP leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, who had yesterday termed the domestic violence and attempt to murder case against him as a "BJP-sponsored litigation".

Barkha Singh appointed Delhi Mahila Congress chief

The Congress on Tuesday appointed former Delhi Commission of Women chief Barkha Shukla Singh as president of the Mahila Congress in the national capital.

Salary hike: AAP thinking about its MLAs, not concerned about MCDs, says BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijendra Gupta on Tuesday criticized the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for recommending hike in the salaries of its MLAs instead of helping the MCDs which are currently facing problems due to lack of basic allowances.

CM can't be reduced to a puppet of the Centre: AAP govt to HC

A Chief Minister cannot be reduced to "a puppet" on the central government's orders and the Lieutenant Governor cannot be treated as the Centre's agent, the AAP government told Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

Domestic violence: Somnath Bharti seeks bail, claims it's a "BJP-sponsored" case
Domestic violence: Somnath Bharti seeks bail, claims it's a "BJP-sponsored" case

AAP leader Somnath Bharti on Tuesday termed the domestic violence and attempt to murder case against him as a "BJP-sponsored litigation". 

Independent panel recommends four-time hike in pay for Delhi MLAs
Independent panel recommends four-time hike in pay for Delhi MLAs

The independent panel recommended Delhi MLAs salary to be increased to 50,000 from the current 12,000.

Fire in BSF headquarters in Delhi

A fire broke out in the Border Security Force (BSF) office here on Tuesday afternoon but no one was injured in the incident, authorities said.

Court puts DJB ex-engineer on trial in 2006 rape case

A Delhi court has decided to put on trial a former engineer of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) accused of raping a senior executive of a private firm in 2006, saying a prima facie case is made out against him.

Delhi govt announces Rs 1 lakh reward for giving info about sex determination test

Cracking whip against illegal sex determination tests being performed in the national capital, Delhi Government on Monday announced a slew of measures including Rs one lakh cash reward to those providing information about the centres conducting such tests.

CISF asks Delhi Metro to fix "weak links" in security infra

Days after a man smuggled a country-made pistol inside the Delhi Metro premises, the CISF on Monday said it has asked Metro authorities to immediately plug a long-existing "weak link" in the security infrastructure at some of the stations in its network.

AAP leaders meet Bassi, seek BJP leader's arrest

Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Monday called on Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to demand the arrest of BJP leader Karan Singh Tanwar for illegally confining and threatening a senior NDMC official in his office.

Delhi Secretariat to run on solar energy

The Delhi Secretariat will be the first in the country to run completely on renewable and solar energy, the Delhi government announced on Monday.

Drunk driving cases on the rise: Court

A Delhi court has refused to set aside the jail term of an auto rickshaw driver held guilty of drunk driving, observing that instances of accidents under influence of alcohol are increasing and some deterrence is required.

Delhi Police deny permission to AAP for 'Car-Free Day' on Dussehra

Delhi Police on Monday denied permission to the Aam Aadmi Party to hold the 'Car-Free Day' event on Dussehra, October 22, saying the government did not hold prior consultation with the force before taking a decision in this regard.

SC refuses Somnath Bharti's bail plea after his wife Lipika says no to mediation
SC refuses Somnath Bharti's bail plea after his wife Lipika says no to mediation

The Supreme Court on Monday reused to grant bail to AAP leader Somnath Bharti.

Stephen's molestation row worse than Dadri lynching: Valson Thampu

St Stephen's college's principal Valson Thampu on Sunday said that the molestation row of a research scholar, which rocked the college for over three months, was "worse" than the Dadri lynching case.

Domestic violence case: Somnath Bharti sent to jail till Monday

Somnath Bharti was on Sunday sent to Tihar Jail for a day by a Delhi Court.

'Delhi Metro ranked first in information during travel'

Delhi Metro has been ranked first in "information during travel", as per an international survey of Metro systems.

Domestic violence case: Somnath Bharti sent to one-day judicial custody

A Delhi Court on Sunday sent Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) legislator Somnath Bharti, who has been accused of domestic violence and attempt to murder by his wife Lipika Mitra, to one-day judicial custody.

Delhi Police denies permission to observe 'Car-Free Day'

 Delhi Police has denied permission to AAP dispensation's ambitious 'Car-Free Day' event planned to be held later this month, saying the government did not hold "prior consultation" with the force before taking any decision in this regard.

Few takers for Hindi in DU, teachers petition HRD to make it compulsory

Concerned about the dwindling number of students opting for Hindi in Delhi University, a section of teachers have petitioned the HRD ministry to make the language compulsory again.

Delhi Police files supplementary chargesheet against Somnath Bharti in Khirki Extension case

The Delhi Police on Saturday filed a supplementary chargesheet against AAP MLA and former law minister Somnath Bharti in connection with his midnight raid in the Khirki Extension area last year.

Delhi government doctors get notices for dereliction of duty

 The Delhi government on Friday issued notice to 14 doctors for dereliction of duty in dealing with the dengue crisis.

AAP slams Centre's interference in Somnath Bharti's case

Expressing surprise over Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Delhi police against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in a domestic violence case lodged by his wife, Aam Aadmi Party on Friday lashed out at the Centre saying this was proof of its involvement in Delhi's affairs.

AAP slams Centre for prioritising Somnath Bharti's case

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday criticised the central government for giving priority to the domestic violence case against its leader Somnath Bharti, saying it looks like the government does not want him to be released on bail.

Delhi Police, CISF initiate probe in Rajiv Chowk 'shooting' incident

Delhi Police and Central Industrial Security Force ( CISF) have initiated separate probes in a major security breach that occurred at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station last night when a 22-year-old man allegedly shot himself with a country-made gun.

Man jailed for cruelty against wife, demanding dowry

An electrician has been awarded rigorous jail term for two-and-a-half years by a Delhi court for injuring his wife with a screw driver and subjecting her to cruelty for bringing insufficient dowry, but absolved him of dowry death charge.

MCD workers decided to postpone strike decision due to dengue

Keeping in view the dengue crisis in the capital, MCD sanitation workers on Friday decided to postpone their decision to go on a strike to press for the fulfilment of their long pending demands, including regularisation of ad-hoc workers and payment of arrears.

Pistol sneaked inside Delhi Metro via unmanned area

The country-made pistol which was used by a man to shoot himself inside a Delhi Metro station was cleverly sneaked in the premises inside a bag from an unmanned area near a customer care counter, security agencies probing the incident have found.

Now, Delhi CM Kejriwal fights with Modi govt over Congress veteran Lal Bahadur Shastri
Now, Delhi CM Kejriwal fights with Modi govt over Congress veteran Lal Bahadur Shastri

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed PM Modi for ignoring former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.