Samia Kapoor

  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Five women allege rape by rioters 01-10-2013 07:58 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Three weeks after communal riots rocked Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh leaving 50 people dead and almost 40,000 homeless, now another shameful report has come out of the incident. Five women have filed complaints claiming they were raped by rioters and an investigation is underway. It's been weeks since the...
  • NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV 23-09-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: An inspiration to many, the visually impaired have set extraordinary examples of courage and optimism. Now an NGO is taking it a step further by airing a 13-episode TV series with Naseeruddin Shah to change societal mindsets towards the visually impaired. At 30 years, Madhu, a communication facilitator...
  • Man behind Wai Wai noodles becomes Nepal's first billionaire 26-08-2013 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: The man behind the famous Wai Wai noodles, Binod Chaudhary, has now become Nepal's first billionaire, all thanks to his instant noodles formula. Perhaps the nation's second most popular readymade noodles - Wai Wai - has come a long way from being just a Nepal product in the...
  • ONGC given the task of keeping Taj Mahal clean, environment friendly 26-07-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The government is finally heeding to the clamour for the corporates to be given the task of taking care of heritage sites. The Tourism Ministry has launched a Clean India campaign from the Taj Mahal which attracts nearly 50,000 to 70,000 tourists every day. Under the Clean India...
  • Following Chhapra tragedy, authorities in Delhi take preventive steps 19-07-2013 01:08 PM

    Following the Chhapra tragedy, mid day meals scheme in the national capital have now come under the scanner. The authorities have been taking preventive steps to ensure hygiene and cleanliness. The educational committee heads and mayors have been personally visiting kitchens where the food is being prepared. ...
  • Gurgaon pub raid: 'Increasing spending power helping children break cultural barriers' 15-07-2013 10:33 PM

    Former Principal of DPS RK Puram, Shyama Chona, claimed increasing spending power with kids was helping them break cultural barriers. ...
  • Delhi helps Afghan teenagers acquire handicraft skills 12-07-2013 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi is helping Afghan teenagers, who want to move away from war, to acquire handicraft skills as an alternate profession. It is a three-month special skill development programme. One of the teenagers Pervez who lost his two brothers in the war does not want to serve the Afghan...
  • Floods push up vegetable prices in Delhi, Mumbai 04-07-2013 05:53 PM

    Following heavy rains and floods, vegetable prices have gone through the roof. ...
  • Sanawar boys become the first ever school team to climb Mt Everest 07-06-2013 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: Six teenaged students from the Lawrence School, Sanawar, are on the top of the world. After all, the gang has pulled off an Edmund Henry and Tenzing Norgay kind of feat. Setting a world record of being the first school team to scale Mount Everest in a 56-day-long...
  • Delhi: Protesters demand a fair probe in the mysterious death of a Manipuri girl 01-06-2013 09:08 PM

    Three days after the mysterious death of a 21-year-old Manipuri girl, students and activist have come out in large numbers demanding a fair probe in the case. The girl was found dead in her rented apartment in Chirag Dilli, she was lying in a pool of blood. Police registered a...
  • Delhi: CBSE to retest student who got zero in Economics exam 30-05-2013 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: A class XII student in New Delhi, who used to top her class regularly, has got zero marks in Economics. The CBSE, reacting to complaints by the student and her family, said the matter will now be probed by a panel. When the student said it is not...
  • Mumbai Crime Branch reaches Chennai hotelier;s residence again 28-05-2013 11:36 PM

    The Tamil Nadu police has denied the Mumbai Police's claim that Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal is untraceable saying it has issued a summon to him to appear on May 30. This even as the Mumbai Police says it is yet to summon Vikram Agarwal for questioning over his links to...
  • Funds misuse: Congress rallies behind Sheila Dikshit 23-05-2013 09:06 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was pulled up by the state Lokayukta for misusing public funds on government advertisements before the 2008 election. ...
  • Sajjan's acquittal: Protests planned at Sonia's house on Thursday 01-05-2013 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Many people from the Sikh community came together in New Delhi on Wednesday to protest against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in one of the cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. While many stormed a metro station in west Delhi in the afternoon disrupting services for sometime,...
  • Live: Protesters leave metro stations but agitation continues 01-05-2013 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: 3.07 pm: The protesters have dispersed. They will now gather at Sonia Gandhi's residence at 11 am on Thursday. 3.05 pm: The Blue Line of Delhi Metro is operational. But, commuters are still not allowed entry and exit from Subash Nagar and Tilak Nagar metro stations. Trains are...
  • Delhi rape: BJP women activists protest outside Sonia's residence, arrested 21-04-2013 04:36 PM

    Scores of BJP women activists were detained on Sunday when they staged a protest outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence against the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi. The activists of BJP's Mahila Morcha marched from party headquarters on Ashoka Road to Sonia's 10-Janpath residence. ...
  • FightBack app: India's first mobile application for women's safety 01-02-2013 02:48 PM

    The company made it publicly available from its website for free after the Delhi gangrape. ...
  • Growing market for speech, hearingimpaired staff 04-09-2012 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Costa outlet in South Delhi's Green Park is quieter than other cafes. There's comparatively less noise as the people behind the counter can neither speak nor hear. Five years ago, the RJ group began employing such hearing-impaired people at KFC and Costa outlets. Today 145 such employees...
  • Sweeper turns doctor at another UP govt hospital 11-07-2012 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's healthcare system stands exposed. After Bulandshahr, it is now a government hospital in Ballia, where a sweeper was found attending to patients in the emergency ward. The sweeper, Rajkumar, was found administering stitches to patients in the emergency ward. That's not all. Even the pharmacist was...
  • Asia's first woman commercial pilot on literacy mission 31-01-2012 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: After achieving a successful career in the aviation industry, Asia's first woman commercial pilot Captain Indrani Singh has been molding the lives of many children and women, helping them to be self-sufficient and earn a life of respect. She started the NGO, Literacy India, which is helping more...
  • Fuel hike: Mamata ups the ante against UPA 09-11-2011 07:31 AM

    The West Bengal CM asked the Centre to compensate Bengal for years of Left rule that she claims stripped the state treasury bare. ...
  • A social soldier fights for underprivileged kids 03-11-2011 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: Captain Navin Gulia from Gurgaon is a source of inspiration and is helping many spread their wings despite being confined to a wheelchair. Gulia has been instrumental in giving a new sense of freedom to many differently-able and underprivileged children. At the special centre ADAA, 'Apni Duniya Apna...
  • Women who steer their dreams 08-03-2011 07:04 PM

    They run a successful taxi service and are getting behind the wheels in a job. ...