Delhi News

Harsh Vardhan inspects progress of road projects in Delhi

 Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today inspected the progress of Rani Jhansi grade separator and Kishanganj road under bridge projects in North Delhi and asked officials to complete them at the earliest.

Cops felicitated for rescue of abducted Delhi boy from Jharkhand

An 11-year-old boy kidnapped from here allegedly by two men has been successfully rescued by personnel of the Delhi Police and Railway Police Force of a Jharkhand station, following which the Delhi Police chief on Friday felicitated the policemen involved in the operation.

Delhi polls: AAP MLA under review over clashes, Kejriwal to decide on ticket

The Aam Aadmi Party is reviewing the candidature of its former MLA from Trilokpuri Raju Dhingan after clashes had erupted in the east Delhi area last month.

Another student from Manipur found dead in Munirka, third in 48 hrs

A 21-year-old youth from Manipur died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday night in south Delhi's Munirka area, in the third death of students from the hilly state in the city in the last 48 hours.

FIRs against three clinics for conducting sex determination tests in Delhi

Delhi Government has directed police to register FIRs against three clinics-cum-medical laboratories for allegedly conducting sex determination tests.

Chilly weather prevails in Delhi

 Delhi residents experienced a nip in the air as temperatures dipped by a few notches in the national capital today.

SC seeks response of Centre, states on plea of clerks' body

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and the states on a plea seeking framing of law to ensure social security measures, like payment of compensation in the event of death or disabilities, for advocates' clerks across the country.

Firing at cops in CP: Court dismisses man's bail plea

One of the accused, arrested in a case relating to firing at two Delhi Police constables at Connaught Place, has been denied bail by a court here which observed that he was also involved in other cases.

Setback for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, ex-Assembly speaker MS Dhir joins BJP
Setback for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, ex-Assembly speaker MS Dhir joins BJP

In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), former MLA MS Dhir, who was the Speaker in the last Delhi Assembly, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reports said on Friday.

Youth gets 3-year jail for filming sexual act with girlfriend

A youth has been sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court for clandestinely filming a sexual act with his girlfriend, saying that "perpetrators of such a crime deserve to be dealt with very sternly".

100 religious leaders to attend Jama Masjid ceremony

Over 100 religious leaders from India and abroad will Saturday attend a ceremony at the Jama Masjid here when the son of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari will be anointed the Naib Imam of the 17th century mosque.

Govt appoints private secretaries to Nadda, Javadekar

New Delhi: IAS officer Amandeep Garg has been appointed as Private Secretary to Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda.Garg, a 1999 batch IAS officer, is presently serving in his cadre -- Himachal Pradesh. He has been appointed for a period of five years or on co-terminus basis with the Minister's tenure, said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Abolish the term 'Shahi', petitioners plead to HC in Imam Bukhari case

Petitioners in the case against Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari have asked the Delhi High Court to abolish the term 'Shahi', adding that in a democratic country, the phrase has no significance.

Another Northeast youth found dead in Delhi

In the third such incident in the last 48 hours, a youth hailing from the Northeast was found dead in South Delhi's Munirka area Thursday night.

Delhi HC allows Shahi Imam to anoint son as successor 'without legal sanctity'
Delhi HC allows Shahi Imam to anoint son as successor 'without legal sanctity'

In a breather for the Shahi Imam of Delhi's historic Jama Masjid, the Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the ceremony to anoint Syed Ahmed Bukhari's son as his deputy and successor.

Delhi BJP asks LG to improve condition of night shelters

The Delhi unit of BJP on Thursday urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to improve the condition of city's night shelters.

AAP demands Ranjit Sinha's immediate ouster

Hardening its stand against CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded his immediate sacking from the post, saying he was "unfit" to head the country's premier investigative agency.

Shahabuddin questions Bukhari's move to anoint son his successor

 Former MP Syed Shahabuddin today questioned the legality of Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid anointing his son as his deputy and successor, contending that since Jama Masjid is a Wakf property, Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari cannot appoint his son as Naib Imam.

Manipur scholar's death: Rajnath nudges Delhi Police Commissioner

Perturbed over the murder of a PhD scholar from Manipur, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday nudged Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi and directed him to send a report as early as possible about the progress of the investigation into the case.

Hindutva plank: Shiv Sena likely to hurt BJP's chances in Delhi polls

Post its break-up with BJP, Shiv Sena now wants to aggressively expand its base in states other than Maharashtra as well and will kick off its "mission" from Delhi where it wants to corner its former ally mainly on the Hindutva agenda.

After youth, AAP to reach out to women

After receiving an "overwhelming" response at the interaction with youth as part of its Delhi Dialogue Campaign, the AAP will reach out to women with its vision for them.

Adding alphabet "A" before names in DUSU polls is flawed: HC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday observed that the practice of candidates adding the alphabet "A" before their names prior to DUSU polls to get themselves listed at the top of the ballot paper "is flawed".

JD(U) leader Shoaib Iqbal joins Congress

Janata Dal (U) leader and five- time MLA Shoaib Iqbal today joined Congress vowing to fight "communal forces" and prevent the "division of Muslim votes" ahead of forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Anointment of Shahi Imam's son has no legal sanctity: Govt, Wakf to HC

 The Centre and the Wakf Board on Thursday submitted before the Delhi High Court that the ceremony by Jama Masjid Shahi Imam anointing his son as his deputy and successor has no legal sanctity.

Baba Ramdev urges people to boycott saints like Rampal
Baba Ramdev urges people to boycott saints like Rampal

New Delhi: Noted yoga guru Baba Ramdev has severely slammed Sant Rampal, who was arrested by the Haryana Police from his satlok Ashram in Hisar after a high drama on Wednesday.

Manipuri PhD student murdered in Delhi

A Manipuri pursuing his PhD was found dead, lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit at his residence here, police said on Thursday.

Anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's son illegal, HC told

The central government and Wakf Board Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the anointment ceremony of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son as the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) was "illegal" and has no legal sanctity.

Girl killed allegedly by parents for inter-caste marriage

 In a suspected case of honour killing, a 21-year-old girl was allegedly murdered here by her parents who opposed her marriage to a youth belonging to a different caste.

NDMC proposes buying of names for public places, properties

 The North Corporation today proposed that any person or institution can buy name tags of a public place or property in return for its maintenance, an idea that was "vehemently rejected" by the Opposition.

Each AAP worker to cover 25 households

Each of the AAP`s 110,000 volunteers has been told to reach out to 25 households ahead of Delhi`s assembly elections, to highlight the achievements of its 49-day rule in the capital.