Delhi News

Steep rise in rape cases, assaults on women in Delhi

Incidents of rape in the capital more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 while cases of assault on women increased by five times, the government said on Wednesday.

Special drive fetches over Rs 23L donations for AAP in a day

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday recorded a sharp rise in its donations with 893 people chipping in close to Rs 23 lakh.

Naya Daur Party to contest upcoming Delhi polls

Naya Daur Party, a political outfit which claims that it was the "backbone" of the Anna Hazare-led anti corruption movement, on Wednesday announced its readiness to contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Former AAP leader appointed Delhi BJP spokesperson

AAP founder member Ashwini Upadhyay, who joined the BJP on Tuesday has been appointed the spokesperson of the party's state unit, an official said on Wednesday.

HC reserves order on appointment of Urdu teachers in schools

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a PIL seeking direction to appoint more Urdu teachers in schools here.

AAP reaches out to women ahead of Delhi polls

After reaching out to the youth, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday set out its agenda to woo women voters by promising CCTVs connected with wi-fi across the national capital, more courts to deal with women related cases and adequate street lights on roads.

Congress attacks BJP over demolition of jhuggis

Angry over demolition of jhuggis in Vasant Kunj of south Delhi, Congress on Wednesday attacked the BJP, saying it was behind the move to raze down the clusters.

Drivers with only valid licence must drive DTC buses: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Transport Corporation to ensure that only authorised licence holders be allowed to drive DTC buses on the city roads.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is not going to kick off: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for "not doing their job" while observing that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is not going to kick off in this manner.

Wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women: Delhi HC told

The Delhi government on Wednesday informed the high court here that it has made wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women while driving a two-wheeler or riding pillion.

Zero tolerance for offences against children: Delhi court

A Delhi court has sentenced two youths to life imprisonment for strangling a minor after trying to sodomise him, observing that incidents of sexual assault on children are on rise and judiciary has "zero tolerance" for such offences.

Consider proof of income while awarding maintenance: Court

A sessions court here has asked a trial court to reconsider its order in a maintenance case, noting that the man was asked to make the payment to his estranged wife and their child without his proof of income being considered.

We will not permit water loss: Delhi HC on Munak canal row

Pulling up Haryana government, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned its refusal to supply water to Munak canal and said it will not allow any more wastage of water.

Naidu approves enhancement of Floor Area Ratio in Delhi

Acceding a long standing demand, Urban Development Ministry has approved enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in Delhi.

Man freed of charge of threatening to kill Sheila Dikshit

A man, accused of making hoax calls in 2012 about killing the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has been let off by a sessions court here, which said Delhi Police did not follow mandatory requirements in the investigation.

Modi Govt a running treadmill standing at same place: Kamal Nath

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government completed six months in office, Congress leader Kamal Nath slammed the Centre for making false promises to the people of this country.

DDA Housing Scheme 2014 draw: Check results here

The Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday successfully conducted the draw for its 2014 Housing Scheme.

Durga Prasad to no longer head SPG

New Delhi: IPS officer K Durga Prasad will no longer hold the charge of chief of the elite Special Protection Group.

Delhi court orders re-trial of man convicted in rash driving case

A bus driver, who was jailed for six months by a magisterial court for rash driving and injuring a person, has been released by a sessions court here which directed a re-trial saying he "has been greatly prejudiced in his defence for want of legal assistance".

Chilly morning in Delhi on Wednesday

It was a slightly chilly morning here Wednesday with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

Night shelters in Delhi to be free in winter, says DUSIB

There is some comforting news for the homeless this winter season.

AAP founder member Ashwani Upadhyay joins BJP

In a setback to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) before Delhi polls, its founder member Ashwani Upadhyay on Tuesday switched to BJP.

Culprits of kidnap-cum-murder case of jeweller's son arrested in Delhi

Police on Tuesday arrested culprits of a kidnap-cum-murder case of a 13-year-old boy of a city jeweller, whom the kidnappers murdered and had dumped his body in a drain in East Delhi on November 18, an official said.

With eye on Delhi polls, AAP steps up fund-raising drive

As it gears up for elections in Delhi, AAP has seen a surge in donations received by it with contributions pouring in from far and wide as part of a fund- raising drive which the party has started.

Mega housing scheme draw: DDA website attracts nearly 30L hits

As the much-awaited draw for the mega 'Housing Scheme 2014' concluded on Tuesday, the website of Delhi Development Authority attracted close to 30 lakh hits halfway through the draw.

BJP councillor Kartar Singh Tanwar joins AAP

BJP councillor Kartar Singh Tanwar and some other leaders from Congress and BSP on Tuesday joined the Aam Aadmi Party.

CBI bill in Lok Sabha taken up amid uproar

Amid uproar and Congress walkout, Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up a bill under which absence of any of the three members of the selection committee to choose CBI chief will not hinder the exercise, with the government saying there was no deliberate design in this.

No quota for Delhites in DDA Housing: HC says "nothing wrong" in provision

With the much-awaited DDA Housing draw finally out, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said there was "nothing wrong" in DDA's regulation which holds that a person, who already owns a flat or plot in Delhi, was ineligible to apply.

Complainant must not suffer due to counsel's conduct: Court

A sessions court here has ordered reconsideration of a man's complaint, which was dismissed by a trial court due to his non-appearance, saying that his counsel's "lack of diligence" was responsible for it and "complainant should not be made to suffer for it".

Delhi jeweller's son's killers arrested

 Two people were arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of the 13-year-old son of a jeweller, police said Tuesday.