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19 Nov 2019

JNU students’ protest brings city to halt

19 Nov 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Office-bearers of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) claimed that they met a senior HRD Ministry official over the hostel fee hike and submitted a memorandum of demands, including for sacking the Vice-Chancellor.

Water battle heats up in Capital

19 Nov 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI: The BJP and Congress on Monday staged protests alleging poor quality of drinking water in the city even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that 98.5 per cent of the 1.5 lakh samples tested by Jal Board in past nine months have been found safe.

CPI’s Dasgupta epitomised simplicity, humility: Ex-PM

19 Nov 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said simplicity and humility are noble attributes which former CPI MP and veteran of trade union movement in the country Gurudas Dasgupta epitomised.

Sikhs protest against selection board, Kejri

19 Nov 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Two groups of Sikhs held protests on Monday against the Delhi Subordinate Services Examination Board which did not allow Sikh youth to appear in competitive exams by wearing mandatory articles of Sikhism like the “kara” and the “kirpan”.

Govt overruled RBI to introduce poll bonds: Cong

19 Nov 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Monday alleged that the Modi government had overruled the RBI to introduce electoral bonds to enable “black money to enter the BJP coffers” and demanded that the scheme be scrapped immediately.

18 Nov 2019

Air quality improves significantly in Delhi-NCR due to strong winds

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The air quality in Delhi improved significantly on Sunday due to strong winds but continued to remain in the “poor” category.

Former VC lauds Manmohan’s 1991 fiscal policy

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Former Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dinesh Singh lauded India 1991-New Economic Policy saying it was a stand-out in the annals of modern India which opened up jobs opportunities and gave momentum to education and need for vocational skills among youth of hitherto marginalised sections of the society.

32 arrested as police bust fake call centre

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A fake call centre was busted and 32 people were arrested for being allegedly involved in duping foreign nationals by posing as Canadian police officials, the police said on Sunday.

‘Missing’ posters of Gambhir surface

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

New Delhi: “Missing” posters of Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Gautam Gambhir, who drew criticism for skipping a crucial meeting two days ago on pollution, purportedly surfaced across Delhi on Sunday.

JNU protest: FIR registered for ‘vandalism’ at admn block

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police have registered an FIR in connection with the “vandalism” of administration block of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) last week, officials said on Sunday.

Fire at shoe factory, 1 charred to death

18 Nov 2019 | 7:37 AM

NEW DELHI:A 32-year-old man was charred to death after a fire broke out at a shoe factory in outer Delhi’s Narela, officials said.

17 Nov 2019

NZ woman found dead in hotel

17 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:A 43-year-old woman from New Zealand, who had come to India to get married as per Indian traditions, was found dead in a hotel in Paharganj here on Saturday morning.

Minister: Private guards can help govt agencies

17 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:Exhorting private security agencies to adopt modern technologies to expand operations, Union Minister VK Singh on Saturday said private security guards can help government agencies in affairs like traffic management, pollution monitoring and crowd management through use of drones and CCTV operations.

Naidu highlights perils of fake news

17 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:By starting their own newspapers, political parties and business groups are promoting their vested interests and compromising the values of journalism, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.

Smog dissipates as winds bring relief in Delhi-NCR

17 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:Strong winds on Saturday abated the smog lingering over Delhi-NCR for the last four days, resulting in a decline in pollution levels.

16 Nov 2019

Call off stir: JNU V-C to students

16 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar urged the varsity’s agitating students on Friday to call off their protests, saying dialogue cannot be dictated through “coercion and illegal methods”.

Man, son robbed

16 Nov 2019 | 6:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A businessman and his 11-year-old son from Pune were kidnapped by a cab driver and his friends, who held them hostage for hours and also robbed them.

Delhi air worsens, SC summons Hry, Punjab Chief Secys again

16 Nov 2019 | 7:13 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to personally appear before it on November 25 as it was not satisfied by the steps taken to check deteriorating pollution level in NCR.

15 Nov 2019

Vivekananda statue defaced at JNU, varsity to file complaint

15 Nov 2019 | 6:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Objectionable messages, mostly directed towards right-wing outfits, were found written on the pedestal of a yet to be unveiled statue of Swami Vivekananda on the JNU campus on Thursday.

Prince Charles holds talks to deepen ties

15 Nov 2019 | 6:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Britain’s Prince Charles today concluded his two-day visit to India after holding a diverse range of engagements to deepen bilateral cooperation on issues like sustainability and climate change.

Police resume work at Tis Hazari court

15 Nov 2019 | 6:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police today resumed duty to look after the security at the Tis Hazari court premises after a gap of about two weeks following clashes with lawyers even as advocates continued to boycott work.

14 Nov 2019

Amid student protests, JNU withdraws hostel fee hike

14 Nov 2019 | 12:15 PM

NEW DELHI:The executive council of Jawaharlal Nehru University met today and withdrew most of the controversial provisions of the hostel manual to which students have been protesting for days.

13 Nov 2019

Woman killed in hotel

13 Nov 2019 | 7:59 AM

NEW DELHI:A 33-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her friend in an OYO hotel room in Alipur, the police said on Tuesday.

12 Nov 2019

Manipur-based auto thieves’ gang busted, 1 arrested

12 Nov 2019 | 6:33 AM

NEW DELHI: A member of an auto thieves’ gang operating in Manipur has been arrested for selling luxury vehicles using forged documents with the help of his associates in the Delhi-NCR, the police said on Monday.

Vice-Prez bats for women’s political empowerment at JNU convocation

12 Nov 2019 | 6:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu pitched on Monday for political empowerment of women by providing adequate reservation for them in Parliament and state legislatures.

Air quality stays in ‘very poor’ category

12 Nov 2019 | 6:32 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s air quality remained in the “very poor” category on Monday morning. At 10.37 am, the air quality index (AQI) was 331. The AQI at Rohini, Bawana and Anand Vihar was 380, 375 and 373, respectively.

11 Nov 2019

Nagar kirtan organised in Noida on Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary

11 Nov 2019 | 3:08 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Nagar Kirtan Paramount Society on Monday organised a celebration in Greater Noida to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.

Dengue battle won: Kejriwal

11 Nov 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Less than 1,100 cases of dengue and no deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease have been reported so far this year in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

Lawyers’ strike to go on as meeting with cops draws no result

11 Nov 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The lawyers’ strike would continue as a meeting, held on the orders of the Delhi High Court after the lawyers-cops clash, between the members of all district courts associations, representatives of Delhi Police and Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday failed to bring out any resolution, the coordination committee general secretary said.

Robbers stab 32-yr-old man

11 Nov 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:A 32-year-old man was stabbed by two men during a robbery attempt in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh area, police said on Sunday.

DSGMC to restart work on hospital

11 Nov 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will restart work to operationalise its 500-bed super speciality hospital in Sarai Kale Khan here to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Maruti output cut by 20.7%

11 Nov 2019 | 8:06 AM

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) reduced its production by 20.7% in October, making it the ninth straight month when the country’s largest carmaker lowered its output.

10 Nov 2019

Javadekar reviews steps taken to tackle pollution

10 Nov 2019 | 7:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today reviewed the steps being taken by Delhi and neighbouring states to combat air pollution, while urging their governments to stop blaming each other and start acting in synergy.

Sonia thanks Special Protection Group for 28 yrs of cover

10 Nov 2019 | 7:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after the government decided to strip the Gandhis of their Special Protection Group security, Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter the chief of the elite force saying she and her family were in the best possible hands.

09 Nov 2019

Nobody claps with one hand, says SC on Tis Hazari violence

09 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:As the face-off between lawyers and Delhi Police personnel continues in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over the conduct of both sides.

No odd-even rule on Nov 11,12

09 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:There will be no odd-even restrictions on vehicles on November 11-12 in Delhi to ensure hassle-free commute on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

DSGMC ex-president backs kirtan by women

09 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Manjit Singh GK, former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), has said the women should be allowed to perform kirtan in Sri Darbar Sahib, but it should be decided by Akal Takht Sahib, not by the Punjab Assembly.

Delhi’s air continues to remain ‘very poor’

09 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The national capital’s air quality remained “very poor” on Friday but no drastic decline is expected in the next three days as strong winds are likely to blow in the region.

SRCC staff against guest teachers’ appointment

09 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The staff association of the Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Friday held a protest against a recent circular issued by the university directing colleges to appoint guest teachers to fill up full-time vacancies.

08 Nov 2019

Delhi govt decides to offer free pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib Gurdwara

08 Nov 2019 | 7:30 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet on Friday took an in-principle decision to offer free pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur under its flagship ‘Mukhyamantri Tirath Yatra Yojana’ for senior citizens.

PIL over odd-even scheme

08 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:As millions of people in the NCR face difficulties in commuting due to Delhi government’s odd-even road rationing scheme, a Noida-based lawyer on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging it on the ground that it was arbitrary and went against statutory provisions.

Cop’s pistol missing since Delhi clash

08 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman officer was allegedly harassed during the Tis Hazari court complex clashes and a loaded pistol of a woman constable has been missing since the violence last week, sources said on Thursday.

Delhi CM flags off 100 new buses, promises 3,000 more

08 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off on Thursday 100 standard floor buses equipped with hydraulic lifts, CCTV cameras and panic button under the cluster scheme.

07 Nov 2019

Ex-SDM among 3 held for Rs 240-cr land fraud

07 Nov 2019 | 6:26 AM

NEW DELHI:A former SDM and two revenue officials were arrested here on Wednesday by the Delhi government''s anti-corruption branch in a Rs 240 crore land fraud case.

06 Nov 2019

Cops’ protest is failure of govt, says Cong

06 Nov 2019 | 6:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The Congress today said the Delhi police protests in the capital were a sign of political “failure” of the BJP government and Home Minister Amit Shah. It said the government must tell the people if this was the New India it promised?

04 Nov 2019

No blame game, let’s sit together to resolve pollution crisis: Kejri

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:As air pollution touched toxic levels, with a thick blanket of smog enveloping the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he has no intention of indulging in blame game or politics over the crisis, and the Centre and state governments should sit down together to resolve the issue.

300 teams out in the field

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Centre is keeping a close watch on the situation arising out of elevated air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.

Cong men detained during protest at CM’s residence

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra and several other leaders of the party were detained by the police on Sunday during a protest at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence against the high levels of air pollution in the city.

Work from home, suggests TERI

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Sunday urged people to curtail outside exposure and try to work from home in view of the hazardous pollution levels in the national capital.

Advocates to abstain from work today

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Advocates in the Delhi High Court and all district courts here have decided to abstain from work on Monday to protest against the clash between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari Court on Saturday.

Bar Council lauds High Court order

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday welcomed the Delhi High Court order directing a judicial inquiry into Saturday''s clash between lawyers and police at the Tis Hazari Court complex here and appealed to all the advocates to maintain peace and harmony.

Shameful law and order situation: AAP

04 Nov 2019 | 7:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday accused the Delhi Police of brutally assaulting lawyers at Tis Hazari court and demanded Home Minister Amit Shah set up a judicial inquiry to investigate the matter.

Odd-even in Delhi from today

04 Nov 2019 | 7:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Come Monday, and Delhi will witness the third odd-even car rationing scheme kick off, as the national capital is not only grappling for a dash of fresh air but the sight of a clear blue sky.

03 Nov 2019

Javadekar slams Kejri for ‘politicising’ pollution

03 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:With pollution in north India acquiring deep political hues, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for “politicising” the issue, “instigating” schoolchildren and trying to show Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh “in bad light and present them as villains”.

34 held for violating construction ban

03 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NOIDA (UP):A director and three engineers were among 34 people arrested on Saturday from sites of five real estate groups in Noida and Greater Noida for allegedly violating the ban on construction activities imposed in Delhi-NCR over an alarming spike in pollution, officials said.

3 arrested for killing woman

03 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

NEW DELHI:Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a woman and dumping her body after stuffing it in a suitcase in Outer North Delhi’s Bawana area.

02 Nov 2019

EPCA bans construction work till Nov 5

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:A Supreme Court-mandated panel on Friday imposed a ban on all construction activities in Delhi-NCR region till November 5.

Govt notification to implement odd-even scheme in Capital

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government on Friday issued a notification to implement the odd-even road rationing scheme from November 4-15.

Public holiday in Delhi today

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:Chhath Puja on November 2 will be a public holiday, the Delhi Government announced on Friday.

26-year-old hangs self

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after hanging from the ceiling of his rented house in Dwarka’s Uttam Nagar area, the police said on Friday.

Bag with suspected RDX creates panic at IGI airport

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:An unattended bag triggered panic on Friday at the Delhi airport on the suspicion of containing RDX, but officials later said it has been claimed by a passenger who had forgotten it outside the Terminal-3.

Ensure action against illegal borewells: Green tribunal

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to coordinate with concerned officials to ensure action against those operating illegal bore wells so as to protect groundwater.

Comply with SC order on advt, dept heads told

02 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday asked the chief secretary to communicate to all head of departments to strictly comply with the Supreme Court order on government advertisements in the media.

01 Nov 2019

Delhi remains shrouded in toxic haze for third consecutive day

01 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

NEW DELHI:The air quality in Delhi remained in the severe category on Thursday morning, with the smoky haze lingering over the Capital for the third consecutive day becoming a serious health concern for the residents.

Home Minister Shah inaugurates police HQ

01 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

NEW DELHI:Internal security is the top priority of the Modi government, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday, emphasising that several steps have been taken to ensure it, including improving vigil on the borders and cracking down on fake notes.

Go in for plastic-free Chhath Puja: Govt to committees

01 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has issued an advisory to Chhath Puja committees here to ensure cracker and plastic-free festival at all 1,108 ghats set up by the city administration.

Ambulance overturns in Saket area

01 Nov 2019 | 7:24 AM

NEW DELHI:An ambulance carrying a pregnant woman and her relative overturned in South Delhi’s Saket area on Thursday after the driver lost control of the vehicle, said the police.

31 Oct 2019

Delhi shrouded in toxic haze

31 Oct 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi remained blanketed by a thick haze on Wednesday with its air quality dropping further, largely due to the heavy load of smoke from stubble-burning in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab, according to government agencies.

Pollution crisis: Govt directs schools to axe sports events

31 Oct 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government on Wednesday directed all schools in the Capital to suspend outdoor activities till severe pollution condition persists.

CM Kejriwal boards buses for feedback

31 Oct 2019 | 7:28 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal boarded public buses on Wednesday to get feedback from women passengers about his government’s free-ride scheme.