Delhi News

AAP, BJP spar over MLA pay hike

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj on Saturday said that no party MLA has demanded pay hike.

Jats to cut supplies to Delhi if reservation not implemented by September 28

Jat bodies on Friday threatened to seal Haryana border along Delhi and cut off all supplies to the national capital if the Union government fails to implement reservation for the community before September 28.

Delhi University announces third cut-off list, popular courses still open
Delhi University announces third cut-off list, popular courses still open

Delhi University aspirants have reasons to cheer as admission to popular courses such as B Com and Economics Honors are still up for grabs in the third cut-off list announced by the varsity on Friday.

Trial runs begin on Jehangirpuri-Samaypur Badli metro stretch

 Delhi Metro had to hop over busy Northern Railway tracks and a PWD flyover along the Outer Ring Road to build the over 4 km-long extension of its Yellow Line till Samaypur Badli, trial runs for which began on Friday.

Gurgaon resident ''shocked'' by electricity bill of Rs 75 crore

A Gurgaon resident, who was shocked to discover a bill of Rs 75 crore for his residence, has alleged that the error has still not been corrected by the electricity board.

Gang of high-tech oil thieves busted, one nabbed

With the arrest of one person, police on Friday claimed to have busted a high-tech gang involved in multiple cases of oil theft across the country.

Metro Mail project to link Manesar to Dhaula Kuan

 Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the government will shortly approve a `Metro Mail Project` linking Manesar to Dhaula Kuan in the national capital region (NCR).

NDMC mulling imposing usage charge on firms to boost revenue

 Seeking to boost its revenue generation, cash-strapped North Delhi Municipal Corporation is mulling imposing usage charge on telecom firms and other companies, which use roads, footpaths and streetlight poles in areas falling under the civic body.

AAP MLAs demand hike in allowances

Several AAP MLAs have asked the Delhi government for a hike in their allowances citing difficulty in meeting up with their expenses, a move which has evoked a sharp response from the opposition.

DPCC questions AAP over vacant Lokayukta post

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Friday questioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his government's inability to fill up the post of Lokayukta, lying vacant since 2013.

Plea in HC against DU cut-off system for state board students

Delhi High Court on Friday sought the responses of Delhi University and Kerala government on a plea claiming that each college in the capital had different criteria for calculating cut-off marks of students from other state boards during the admission process.

Six convicted of rioting in Delhi in 2003

A Delhi court has convicted six people of rioting, causing injuries to various public persons and police officials, and damaging public property in 2003.

ABVP protests at St Stephen's College over sexual harassment

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Friday staged protests at St. Stephen`s College in the north campus here over the alleged sexual harassment of a doctoral student by an assistant professor of the college.

Delhi metro begins trial runs on new section

The Delhi Metro on Friday began trial runs on the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section, which is likely to be operational by the end of this month, officials said.

Re-evaluation of Delhi Judicial Services exam papers demanded

Alleging irregularities in the Delhi Judicial Services examination, Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav demanded re-evaluation of answer sheets of all successful candidates in 2015.

AAP govt-appointed panel recommends removal of DERC chairman, members

A committee, formed by the AAP government to bring out a white paper on Delhi's power sector, has recommended removal of the Chairman and members of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), accusing them of "failing" to protect consumer interest and favouring discoms.

No one gangs up against Principal without reason: HC on Thampu

Everyone would not gang up against a college principal without any reason, the Delhi High Court observed on Friday while referring to St Stephen's Principal Valson Thampu who has been facing accusations from his staff, teachers and students.

Three held for stealing two-wheelers

Three members of a gang of auto thieves have been arrested here and nine stolen two-wheelers seized from them, police said on Friday.

NDMC gears up to check waterlogging during monsoon

Gearing up for the monsoon season, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up four control rooms in areas under its jurisdiction to check the menace of waterlogging.

ABVP protests outside St Stephen's over molestation row

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Friday staged a protest outside St Stephen's College in Delhi over the alleged sexual harassment of a PhD student by a chemistry professor of the institute.

St Stephen's molestation row: DU says college's internal matter

Amid a demand for St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu's resignation over the molestation row, Delhi University on Friday said it is the college's internal matter and the varsity has no say in it.

Delhi Police evaluating evidence in St Stephen's molestation case

The Delhi Police on Friday said it was evaluating the evidence provided by the woman who has alleged sexual harassment by a chemistry professor of St Stephen's College.

Three feared dead as hospital wall collapses in Delhi

Three workers were feared dead while another was injured when a basement wall of an under-construction hospital collapsed here this afternoon in South West Delhi's Dwarka sector 6.

Congress takes on AAP over fake degree row

 The Congress party on Friday took on the Aam Aadmi Party over the fake degree row, this time involving Palam MLA Bhavna Gaur.

ASHA workers in Delhi launch indefinite strike

Scores of ASHA health workers in Delhi on Friday launched an indefinite strike, staging a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding regularisation of services and fixation of minimum wages.

HRD Ministry refuses to intervene in St Stephen's molestation row
HRD Ministry refuses to intervene in St Stephen's molestation row

Amidst allegations of its principal trying to protect the accused, the HRD Ministry on Friday refused to intervene in the molestation row at St Stephen's College, saying such issues are to be handled by the institution's Internal Complaints Committee as per Supreme Court guidelines.

Drunk driving: Court upholds man's jail term, says he acted like "suicidal human bomb"

A sessions court here has upheld the jail sentence of a man, who was convicted of riding a bike in an inebriated state, observing that while riding the two- wheeler under such heavy intoxication, he was acting like a "suicidal human bomb, who could have taken lives of others".

Ad budget: Congress compares Kejriwal to 'North Korean dictator'

Slamming the AAP government for drawing up a whopping Rs 526 crore advertisement budget, Congress leader Ajay Kumar on Friday compared Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a "North Korean dictator who is into self- publicity".

Sexual harassment row: Calls grow for resignation of St Stephen's principal Thampu

Ashish Joshi, the media coordinator of the Association of Old Stephanians, on Friday said that principal Valson Thampu should be immediately sacked following the complaint that he attempted to shield college's bursar Satish Kumar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a research scholar.

St. Stephen's sexual assault case: Delhi HC stays prof Satish Kumar's arrest till August 17
St. Stephen's sexual assault case: Delhi HC stays prof Satish Kumar's arrest till August 17

Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the arrest of St. Stephen's College professor Satish Kumar, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman student.