Delhi News

'Lack of trained teachers hurting quality education to girl child'

 Lack of qualified and well trained teachers is causing a serious hurdle in imparting quality education to the girl child, according to a Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women.

Govt to soon come with new plan to decongest Delhi: Naidu

The government will soon come up with a new urban plan to decongest Delhi, which includes expansion of metro rail, introduction of circular railway around the capital city and revival of the BRT corridor, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

RIL refutes AAP charges on retaining politician lawyers

Refuting Aam Aadmi Party charges on keeping politician lawyers as retainers, Reliance Industries today said it had made disclosures on such hirings that are done keeping in mind the legal assistance required and not because they are MPs or MLAs.

Speeding truck kills Delhi Police officer, driver arrested

A 55-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was crushed to death by a speeding truck in the capital's Alipur area, police said Friday. The driver was arrested from the spot.

Fog disrupts trains, flights in Delhi, no respite likely Saturday
Fog disrupts trains, flights in Delhi, no respite likely Saturday

The national capital experienced a chilly, cloudy Friday while dense fog early morning affected flights and trains. The weather is likely to remain similar Saturday, the Met Office said.

Delhi Assembly polls: Eyeing rural voters, BJP promises new colleges in villages

Eyeing rural voters ahead of Assembly polls, Delhi BJP on Friday said that if it comes to power, it will build new colleges in villages of the national capital.

Uber cab driver sent to judicial custody in forgery case

The driver of US-based cab service provider Uber, who was arrested for allegedly raping a 27-year -old woman executive here, was on Friday remanded in judicial custody till January 2 by a Delhi court in connection with a separate forgery case lodged against him.

Arvind Kejriwal stopped by judge from addressing lawyers in court complex

Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Friday restrained by the Dwarka District Judge here from addressing the lawyers inside the courts' premises saying it cannot be used for political purposes.

JBT scam: HC asks AIIMS to form medical board on Ajay Chautala's health

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the AIIMS Director to constitute a medical board and submit a report on the health condition of Ajay Chautala who has been sentenced to 10 years prison term along with his father and former Haryana Chief Minister OP Chautala in teachers recruitment scam case.

High time for cops to gain skills to outsmart criminals: Delhi court

It is high time that the crime team of Delhi police raises its level to compete and outsmart the criminal minds and acquires requisite skills for the purpose of lifting finger prints, a Delhi Court has said.

Delhi court acquits ex-MP in rape case

A court here Friday acquitted former MP Dhananjay Singh of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman.

DoE decides to move Supreme Court on nursery admissions

Delhi government's Directorate of Education has decided to move to the Supreme Court to appeal against the High Court's verdict on nursery admissions in city schools.

Court acquits ex BSP MP Dhananjay Singh in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Fog delays 90 trains in Delhi

Nearly 90 trains were delayed due to fog here on Friday, an official said.

AAP intensifes demand on social media for polls in Delhi

With December coming to an end and no election dates still announced, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has intensified the demand on social media to conduct fresh polls in Delhi.

Poems of Kamala Das now in a collection

New Delhi: An authoritative selection of poems, some of them previously unpublished, from the oeuvre of late Kamala Das offers a unified perspective on the poetic achievement of one the country's most controversial women poets.

Speeding truck crushes Delhi Police officer to death

A 55-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was crushed to death by a speeding truck on Thursday night in the capital's Alipur area, police said on Friday.

Tihar Jail on LeT's radar; high alert in Delhi, security tightened
Tihar Jail on LeT's radar; high alert in Delhi, security tightened

New Delhi: Delhi Police is on a high alert and tightened the security of vital institutions in the national capital, including the Tihar Central Jail, in the wake of the recent terror strikes in Peshawar and Sydney.

AAP spending Rs 100 crore on poll campaign: BJP

Delhi BJP on Thursday accused Aam Aadmi Party of spending "Rs 100 Crore" on its campaign for the forthcoming state assembly elections and sought the source of money from the party.

Sharad Yadav writes to PM on alleged irregularities in SSC exams

 Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in getting justice for candidates demonstrating over alleged corruption in Staff Selection Commission in conducting exams.

Tulsi Gabbard takes part in Clean India campaign at Delhi school

 Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu American in the US Congress, on Thursday made an impromptu stop at a government school here and joined the children in cleaning up the school.

AAP demands Telecom Minister's dismissal

 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded dismissal of Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleging a conflict of interest that has prevented him from issuing a notice to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio on 4G issue, a charge vehemently denied by Prasad saying he never gave advice or appeared for the company.

Metro trial runs begin on Mandi House to ITO section

Trial run for metro rail services from Mandi House to ITO section on the Central Secretariat Kashmere Gate corridor of Phase 3 commenced today.

Delhi Metro rolls out first fully ad-wrapped train

Delhi Metro on Thursday rolled out its first fully advertisement-wrapped train on the Yellow Line route spanning Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre.

Man arrested for bomb threats in Gurgaon, Delhi wanted to have fun

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday for making bomb threat calls for two consecutive days to police control rooms in Gurgaon and Delhi, police said. The man told police he wanted to have some fun.

Intensify membership drive in Delhi: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah Thursday told leaders of the party`s Delhi unit to step up the membership drive ahead of assembly elections here.

Delhi Police launches 'Operation Milap' to unite missing children with parents
Delhi Police launches 'Operation Milap' to unite missing children with parents

In a noble initiative, Delhi Police has launched 'Operation Milap', a scheme aimed at uniting missing children with their parents and has already restored two children staying in a Children Home with their respective families in Delhi and Rajasthan.

'Stop Acid Attack' campaigners detained during protest outside Parliament

 A group of 'Stop Acid Attack' campaigners including six acid attack survivors were today detained by police when they tried to stage a protest outside Parliament House here.

Delhi students pay homage to Pakistan terror victims

 Nearly 700 students from different government schools here Thursday paid tribute to the Pakistan terror attack victims by lighting candles.

Woman shot dead in Delhi

A 50-year-old woman was shot dead by three men inside her house in here, police said on Thursday.