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24/11/2017 Two trapped as Delhi building collapses
At least two persons were feared trapped under the debris of a multi-storey building that collapsed here on Friday, police said.The incident occurred in south Delhi's Taimoor Nagar around 9.45 a.m. "It is a 50-60-year-old building. Two people are trapped under the debris. The rescue operation is on," Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baniya told .

24/11/2017 Bungee jumping station soon in Delhi
The national capital will soon have its first permanent bungee jumping station, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday.The station will be opened at the Garden of Five Senses in Mehrauli in south Delhi, along with 'multiple activity tower' and facility for 'free fall jump', the Minister said.The twenty-acre garden located in Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to Mehrauli heritage area was inaugurated in February 2003.

21/11/2017 CBI summons kin of conductor in Pradhuman murder case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday summoned a relative of bus conductor Ashok Kumar, who has been arrested for the murder of a young school student in Gurgaon.Kumar's maternal uncle O.P. Chopra was summoned after the agency obtained audio clips in which he is heard saying: "We will put it on the school authorities. Let the situation mellow down." The audio clips went viral on the social media.Pradhuman, a Class 2 student, was found murdered in the Ryan International School in Gurugram on September 8.Chopra is also heard telling a relative of the juvenile arrested on November 7 for allegedly committing the crime: "Let me get my nephew released first, after that we will find a way for you and put the whole blame on the school authorities."The case had earlier led to the arrest of conductor Kumar. Haryana Police insisted that he committed the murder. Kumar is still in jail despite the arrest of the other school student.

06/11/2017 SC Seeks Aviation Ministry’s Response On Transgender’s Job Plea
The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Civil Aviation Ministry on a petition by a transgender person challenging a medical board’s rejection of her job application as a cabin crew in Air India.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave the Ministry four weeks time to respond.Advocate K.P. Singh, who appeared for the petitioner, said that at the time of applying for the job Shavani A. Punusammy had disclosed her status as a transgender and she was selected.Singh said that Punusammy has a good academic record as she stood first in the high school exam and was a gold medallist in B.Tech.However, she was rejected by the medical board.

03/11/2017 Karnataka will be the focus State in the three-day ‘World Food India 2017’ trade fair being held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
Karnataka will be the focus State in the three-day ‘World Food India 2017’ trade fair being held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.The three-day World Food India event inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning, had a special State session for Karnataka at Vigyan Bhavan.The Karnataka delegation is led by Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda with Large and Medium Industries Minister R V Deshpande as the guest of honour.The Delegation will also comprise of the Secretaries, Commissioners and senior officers from the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Karnataka UdyogMitra.

14/10/2017 Over 400 Chhath Puja ghats to be ready soon
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday reviewed preparations for Chhath Puja, for which the government is setting up over 400 ghats.As per a statement, 457 ghats would be set up, up from 268 last year, within two or three days, in time for Chhath Puja later this month. The government will also provide basic facilities, ambulances at the sites.

11/10/2017 SC says sex with minor wife amounts to rape
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the provision of criminal law that permitted sex by a husband with his minor wife between the age of 15 to 18 years in a child marriage case.Section 375 of the Indian Panel Code made an exception on the question of sex with minor wife by the husband in child marriage cases.A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta -- in separate but concurring judgements -- said the exception was "arbitrary, discriminatory and capricious".Justice Lokur said the exception has no rational nexus with the objective sought to be achieved by the different statutes.

10/10/2017 AAP to start 'Metro Fare Satyagraha' from Wednesday
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will launch a 'Metro Fare Satyagraha' from Wednesday against the hike in Delhi metro fares.The fares were increased from Tuesday despite strong opposition from the AAP-led Delhi government which had locked horns with the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) over the hike -- the second this year.Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai said the fare hike will benefit only the cab aggregators, like Ola and Uber, whose services will become cheaper than metro.AAP volunteers will launch the agitation at all city metro stations at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Rai added.It will continue on Thursday and on Friday at 12 noon when the party workers will lay siege to Union Urban Development Ministry housed in Nirman Bhavan here.On Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also called the fare hike a "conspiracy" to benefit cab aggregators. In a discussion in the Assembly on Wednesday, AAP legislators voiced the same concern.

09/10/2017 No firecracker sale in Delhi-NCR this Diwali, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld its earlier verdict banning sale of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region ahead of Diwali. A plea on the matter had sought restoration of the apex court’s 2016 verdict putting a stop to the sale of fircrackers in the region. A bench led by Justice AK Sikri had reserved the court’s order on the same on October 6.On November 11 last year, the Supreme Court had ruled in favour of suspension of all licences “permitting sale of fireworks, wholesale and retail, within the territory of NCR”. However, on September 12 this year, the ban was temporarily relaxed.While the plea regarding reimposition of the ban was being heard, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) told the court they were in support of the ban on firecrackers.Appearing for peritioner Arjun Gopal, advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan had argued that that ban should be reinstated as the national capital and its satellite towns saw a monumental surge in air pollution levels during and after the festival in 2016. He added that there were several reasons behind the augmented pollution levels in the city during the season and burning of firecrackers was one of them.The advocate representing the firecracker sale licence seekers had argued against the plea, saying that the apex’s court temporary removal of the ban was within reason and had been handed out after due consideration given to all parties concerned, which included the pollution board.The advocate representing the firecracker sale licence seekers had argued against the plea, saying that the apex’s court temporary removal of the ban was within reason and had been handed out after due consideration given to all parties concerned, which included the pollution board. The counsel had said that all the points which the petitioner is bringing to the attention of the apex court now were already considered by the bench when it withheld its verdict banning the issue of licences. The counsel added that although firecrackers did face an affect on pollution levels, it was “not the greatest cause of particulate matter (PM) 2.5”.

14/09/2017 End Of The Road For 10-Year-Old Diesel Vehicles In NCR
The green court on Thursday dismissed the government’s plea seeking modification to an earlier order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the National Capital Region (NCR) as emissions from the fuel can cause cancer.The National Green Tribunal (NGT) noted that one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol or 40 CNG vehicles.The NGT in November 2014 banned all 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi, even as the Ministry of Heavy Industry opposed the move.The Ministry in January this year moved the Supreme Court against the NGT order. The apex court sent the matter back to the green court.The Ministry informed the court that diesel vehicles have higher fuel efficiency which leads to 10-15 per cent lower carbon dioxide emission compared to petrol vehicles.The NGT on Thursday told the Centre that previous efforts to get the order modified did not get any support at the Supreme Court. “We are not inclined to modify our order,” the green court said in its fresh order.

11/09/2017 Ghaziabad police arrests one in BJP MLA murder

BJP Delhi President and MP Shri Manoj Tiwari held a Janta Darbar at his residence today. In this Janta Darbar large number of HIV positive children under the banner of an NGO OPNP+ came to meet him. These children and their parents told him about the difficulties being faced by them in their daily lives. Shri Tiwari spent some time with the suffering children and other persons. He expressed his love to the children and cheered the other persons suffering from this disease. He said that these people are fighting for their lives and deserve love and affection of the society. Shri Tiwari said that AIDS is a contiguous disease hence the society should not hate the persons affected rather they should extend their affection & love and boost their morale. Shri Shahil who is running the NGO is himself HIV positive and when he told his story all the people present in the Janta Darbar became emotional. He told that at the age of 11 he became the victim of this disease due to wrong blood transfusion and after that his village and family boycotted him. He was forced to leave the village.

31/07/2017 Fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan
A fire broke out at the Shastri Bhawan on Monday due to a short circuit in an air conditioner (AC), an official said here."The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the building at 9.42 a.m. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot and it was doused," the fire service official told . No casualties were reported, he said.The Shastri Bhawan is a government building that houses a number of ministries including Human Resources Development; Law and Justice; and Information and Broadcasting.

25/07/2017 Pranab Mukherjee enters his new residence
Keeping with the tradition, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday gave a warm farewell to his immediate predecessor Pranab Mukherjee and accompanied him to his new residence -- 10, Rajaji Marg -- a short distance from the massive Presidential Palace, to bid him good bye.Earlier, Kovind was given a guard of honour by the President's Bodyguards after being sworn in as the new President.Before entering the study of the Presidential Palace, Kovind inspected an inter-services guard of honour. Then the outgoing President was given a guard of honour by the Presidential Bodyguards.After inspecting the President's Bodyguards, Mukherjee was accompanied to his new residence by Kovind, led by the horse-mounted bodyguards.The formal ceremony was attended by a host of VVIPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, opposition leaders, governors, chief ministers and Chiefs of Staff of the three services.

22/07/2017 8 Ghaziabad cops suspended over custodial death
Eight policemen of Sahibabad police station here have been suspended after they were found guilty of a custodial death, an officer said on Saturday.Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H.N. Singh suspended eight staffers of Sahibabad police station including the Inspector Incharge, his assistant -- a Senior Sub-Inspector (SSI) -- three Sub-Inspectors and three constables, including the head clerk of the police station. The SSP's action came after an inquiry report conducted by a senior police officer Rajesh Kumar from Meerut, found the policemen guilty of the custodial death.

19/07/2017 Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told
Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned.Subramanium is leading the argument on behalf of the petitioners who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative of the right to privacy.Subramanium said that "The right to privacy is recognised as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. The concept of privacy is embedded in liberty as well as honour of a person." His arguments came as the apex court on Wednesday commenced hearing on the question whether right to privacy was a fundamental right.A nine-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar is examining the nature of privacy as a right in context of two judgments of 1954 and other in 1962 which had held that right to privacy was not a fundamental right.Besides, Chief Justice Khehar, other judges on the bench are Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer.Taking forward the argument that privacy is a fundamental right, senior counsel Shyam Divan told the bench that even Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during a debate on the Aadhaar Bill in the Rajya Sabha had asserted that privacy was a fundamental right linked to right of liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution. Responding to a question during debate in the Rajya Sabha on March 16, 2016, Finance Minister Jaitley had said that the top court was considering the conflicting judgments on privacy and whether it was a fundamental right or not. Having said that Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha that

17/07/2017 Modi walks to Opposition benches, greets Sonia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Opposition members, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in the Lok Sabha before the start of proceedings at the beginning of Parliament's monsoon session.Modi, who came about five minutes before the house proceedings began, walked up to the Opposition benches and greeted leaders who were seated in the front row.They included former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Leader of Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge, and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai, apart from Sonia Gandhi.While he shook hands with Gowda, Yadav, Kharge and Thambidurai, he greeted Sonia Gandhi with folded hands. He also spoke to Kharge and Yadav briefly. Seeing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in the second row, he also greeted them. Soon after entering the house, Modi greeted the members with folded hands. Lok Janshakti Party member Ramchandra Paswan touched Modi's feet in a gesture of respect. BJP members stood up when Modi entered the house and took their seats only after he had done so.Earlier in the day, addressing the media, Modi urged all parties to work in the interest of the nation. He expressed hope that all the parliamentar would engage in quality debate during the over three-week long monsoon session in the interest of the nation."This monsoon session is very important in many ways as the country will elect its new President," Modi said after arriving at Parliament to cast his vote in the presidential poll.

07/07/2017 4 die in Delhi house fire
Four members of a family were killed in a fire that broke out in their house here on Friday morning, police said."The incident took place at a house in Dilshad Colony area of Seemapuri, in north Delhi, at about 3 a.m. Four of the five-member family died while their neighbour Binesh Rathi suffered minor injuries," Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad told .The fifth member Mona Verma, with 40 per cent burn injuries, was admitted to GTB hospital for treatment.According to the police, the cause of the blaze was an electrical short-circuit. Vehicles parked nearby were also damaged.The fire was brought under control after over an hour, Prasad added.

12/05/2017 Ansals to face trial for evidence tampering in Uphaar case
The Delhi High Court on Friday said Sushil and Gopal Ansal, the owners of Uphaar theatre, and two others have to face trial for tampering of evidence in the Uphaar cinema fire case.Justice Siddharth Mridul dismissed the pleas of the Ansal brothers and two other accused, Dharamveer Malhotra and Anoop Singh, against framing of charges by the trial court.Upholding the trial court's order for framing of charges against the Ansals and the two, Justice Mridul said there is adequate material before the trial court which justifies framing of charges against them.

12/05/2017 EVMs can't be tampered with: EC at all party meet
The Election Commission on Friday assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with."The Chief Election Commissioner assured the reliability of the EVMs and asserted they were secured and cannot be tampered with," said JD(U) leader K.C, Tyagi who left the all party meeting midway for another engagement."After the CEC's address experts from IITs also sought to clarify doubts that many political parties have about the reliability of the EVMs. Let us see what is the outcome of this meeting," he added.Meanwhile, BJP legislator from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa said: "The EC today informed in detail about the security features of the EVMs and asserted that they cannot be tampered with at all."

11/05/2017 Sacked minister records statement before ACB in tanker scam
Sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday said he had got his statement recorded with the Anti-Corruption Branch in the alleged Rs 400 crore water tanker scam."I got recorded my statement today (Thursday) and will have to again go to the ACB office on Monday," Mishra told reporters here.Mishra approached the ACB on Monday and claimed to have given evidence in support of his allegations that two persons close to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to influence the scam probe. Earlier on Thursday morning, Mishra said he will continue his indefinite fast till Delhi Kejriwal shared details on the expenses on foreign trips of AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan, Raghav Chaddha, Satyendar Jain and Durgesh Pathak during the last two years.

11/05/2017 SC starts hearing on validity of triple talaq
The Supreme Court on Monday began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of triple talaq practised by Muslims."We are going to decide the validity of triple talaq," said Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, heading a Constitution bench, asking the parties concerned to focus on whether triple talaq was fundamental to Islam. The Chief Justice also said that petitioners and respondents would address the court on whether triple talaq was an enforceable fundamental right. The bench sought suggestions on the broad parameters of the directions the court may issue while deciding the validity of triple talaq.

08/05/2017 Quit or go to jail, BJP tells Kejriwal
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to either resign or go to jail after a sacked minister hurled corruption charges at him.Tiwari referred to the Aam Aadmi Party leader's May 10, 2013 tweet: "Should people just resign for corruption or should they be sent to jail for corruption?"The BJP leader asked Kejriwal to decide his fate. "Either (go to) jail or resign. Please decide Arvind Kejriwalji as being (the) CM of Delhi you can decide for people of Delhi. Only you said it."Sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday alleged that Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore in cash from cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain.

08/05/2017 Sacked AAP minister seeks lie-detector test
A day after alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore in cash from Cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain, sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra on Monday asked for a lie-detector test to check the veracity of his charge.He said he met Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) officials on Monday morning to file a complaint in the water tanker scam. "Let all three of us (Kejriwal, Jain and Mishra) undergo a lie-detector test. It will make clear who is telling the truth and who is lying," he told reporters here.

07/05/2017 Mishra's charge against Kejriwal unbelievable: AAP
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday rejected the corruption charge hurled by sacked minister Kapil Mishra against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, calling it "unbelievable"."The kind of allegations that have been made against Kejriwal are unsubstantiated. No one will believe them," Sisodia told the media. "There is no substance in this allegation."Sisodia said the allegations came just after Mishra was told he was being removed as minister.Mishra on Sunday claimed he saw Kejriwal accept Rs 2 crore in cash from Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Friday. Mishra was sacked on Saturday.

07/05/2017 Congress seeks FIR against Kejriwal, his resignation
The Congress on Sunday demanded the Modi government to initiate criminal action against Arvind Kejriwal over bribery allegations and asked him to step down as Delhi's Chief Minister.A day after being sacked as Water Minister, Aam Aadmi Party legislator Kapil Mishra claimed he saw Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain handing out Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister at his residence. Mishra also alleged that Jain informed him about "settling land deals worth Rs 50 crore for Kejriwal's relative".

07/05/2017 BJP demands Kejriwal's resignation
The BJP on Sunday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation after sacked minister Kapil Mishra alleged he took Rs 2 crore in cash from Health Minister Satyendar Jain."Kejriwal has no moral right to hold the post of Chief Minister. He must resign immediately," Bharatiya Janata Party Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari said."I have said a number of times that Kejriwal is directly involved in corruption. Mishra's allegations have proved our point," Tiwari said.

05/05/2017 Grenade found in Red Fort well, removed
A grenade inside a well of Delhi's iconic Red Fort sparked security concerns before it was removed safely on Friday morning, police said.The bomb was discovered by some labourers on Thursday evening while they were cleaning the Sawan Bhado garden of the Mughal-era monument, protected by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)."An information about the grenade in the Red Fort well was received on Thursday evening," Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal told ."A team of Bomb Disposal Squad and the National Security Guard (NSG) has safely removed it now (Friday morning). The Red Fort has been opened for the public," the officer added.

03/05/2017 Two held with drugs valued at Rs 16 crore
Two drug suppliers were arrested here with four kg of heroin valued at Rs 16 crore in the international market, police said on Wednesday.Ajay, 19, and Darbar Singh, 46, were taken into custody on Tuesday night from Uttam Nagar in west Delhi by the Special Cell. "We had information that two members of an inter-state gang were coming from Punjab to supply drugs to their contacts in the Delhi-NCR region. We arrested them when they were waiting for a client," senior police officer Sanjeev Kumar Yadav told .

17/04/2017 Four robbers arrested, 18 kg silver bricks recovered
Four robbers were arrested here and 18 kg of silver bricks looted from two employees of a Meerut jeweller recovered, police said on Sunday.Police said that on March 28, nine criminals looted the silver bricks from two employees - Monu and Neetu - of the Meerut-based jeweller Bhushan Swaroop Jain in Sihani Gate police station area.