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  • Parliament struck by monkey, dog menace, Centre assures action 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Parliament seems to be struck by monkey and dog menace. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assured the House that various efforts are being made to tackle monkey and dog menace inside and around Parliament House. Replying to Rajya Sabha MP...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop e-rickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on e-rickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand 1 week ago

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • CM hints at Naxal hand in rail track blast, sets up a high-level probe committee July 23, 2014

    Maoists blasted a portion of a railway track between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section in Bihar, leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi said the government has constituted a high level committee to inquire into the matter. He hinted...
  • Voters in New Delhi put up Kejriwal's 'missing' posters, mock him July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and the MLA from New Delhi assembly seat Arvind Kejriwal is now getting a taste of his own medicine. The 49 day chief minister of Delhi is facing the ire of his voters for neglecting them since his victory. Some Resident Welfare...
  • Train to Katra stuck in tunnel for nearly 2 hours due to engine failure July 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The newly introduced train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning due to an engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The incident took place about five kms before the...
  • Freight traffic up by over four per cent July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has carried 267.68 million tonnes (MT) of freight traffic during April-June 2014 period as against 256.79 MT carried in the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.24 per cent, accoding to Railway ministry data. Railways transported 87.14 MT freight in June this year as against...
  • Caught on camera: Watch how a valet at New Delhi's Le Meridien hotel crashes a guest's $335,000 Lamborghini Gallardo into a concrete wall July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A valet at a five-star hotel in New Delhi caused $335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crashing it into a concrete wall in front of horrified guests, the hotel said Thursday. A photograph of the aftermath at Le Meridien hotel, published in the Times of India...
  • Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, was on Tuesday night appointed as the president of the Delhi BJP unit. BJP president Rajnath Singh announced Upadhyay's appointment and said the appointment will come into effect immediately. Upadhyay succeeded Harsh Vardhan, who had resigned from the...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking. The...
  • Railways launches Go-India smart card July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As smart cards are increasingly becoming popular among the people, the Railways has now launched Go-India Smart Card. Introduced as a pilot project, this value proposition would cover 11 stations of the New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Kolkata sections spread over six Zonal Railways. New Delhi has been identified as...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...
  • Humid start to day for Delhi; showers likely July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderately humid conditions marked the opening of the day in Delhi on Saturday with scattered rain likely later on in the national capital. The minimum temperature recorded by the MeT office at 8.30 A.M. was 29 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal. The mercury, however, was expected to...
  • Preetha Reddy to succeed me as Apollo Hospitals Chairman: Prathap C Reddy July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Apollo Hospitals founder chairman Prathap C Reddy said on Thursday his daughter Preetha Reddy is likely to succeed him as the chairman of the group. "As things stand today Preetha is most likely to succeed me as chairman," Apollo Hospitals group chairman Prathap C Reddy told a private...
  • Sheila Dikshit had 31 ACs at official residence: RTI activist July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit had 31 air-conditioners, 15 desert coolers and 25 heaters installed at her official residence when in power, a RTI activist said on Thursday citing the response to his query. "Consumption of electricity and expenses on such a large fleet of electrical equipment can...
  • Slight decrease in second cut-off list: Delhi University July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The second cut-off list for admissions to Delhi University undergraduate programme was released on Thursday, with only a slight decrease in percentages and some colleges even declaring admissions closed. Besides honours course in geography, Kirori Mal College closed admissions for all other courses. The cut-off for geography only seen...
  • Man found hanging from tree in Deer Park in south Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of a 25-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in a park in Safdarjung Enclave area of South Delhi on Wednesday morning, police said. The deceased identified as Shivashish, who worked at a restaurant in Yusuf Sarai area, was apparantly upset over his financial condition,...
  • New twist in Sunanda Tharoor death probe: Facts concealed or internal AIIMS politics at play? July 2, 2014

    AIIMS has refuted the allegations levelled by Forensic Department head Dr Sudhir Gupta over Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report. ...
  • Amit Shah accorded Z-plus category security July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been accorded a 'Z-plus' category security by the Home Ministry following high threat perception, official sources said on Wednesday. Shah, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be guarded by paramilitary CRPF commandos round the clock and armed guards will be...
  • Sebi chief to meet Arun Jaitley on Thursday July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Days ahead of the Budget, Sebi chairman U K Sinha will meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday and is likely to suggest steps to improve investment climate with a view to garner household savings in capital market. In his presentation, sources said Sinha will press for measures...
  • Afghanistan hails India for easing visa policy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Afghanistan has welcomed easing of visa regime by India for Afghan travellers and thanked the Narendra Modi government for acting upon its repeated requests to further facilitate people-to-people contacts between the two countries under the key provisions of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in 2011. "We are delighted...
  • Delhi University starts admission process, cut-offs touch 100 per cent July 1, 2014

    Delhi University finally started its admission procedure on Monday after a week long protest and rallying around the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme which has been finally been put to rest. The first cut-off list has again touched the 100 per cent mark with three rank outsider colleges this time...
  • Delhi: Mehrauli Park to be restored June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to restore the 'Mehrauli Archaeological Park' (MAP) at Mehrauli village in order to attract the tourists coming to Qutab Minar. Spread over an area of 199 acres, the park is abutting the World Heritage site of Qutab Minar, with Quli Khan Tomb and its...
  • Inox in talks to buy Satyam Cineplexes June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Multiplex operator Inox Leisure is in talks with Satyam Cineplexes to buy the Gurgaon-based rival, a move which would expand its foothold further in the film exhibition market in the northern region. According to the sources, Inox is in talks with Satyam Cineplexes to acquire its movie exhibition business. "We...
  • Night shelters to be managed by management agency June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to improve the maintenance of night shelters across the national capital, Delhi government has decided to give the management of 20-25 homes to one Shelter Management Agency (SMA). "The idea is to make the concerned Shelter Management Agency responsible and answerable for the maintenance and...
  • UPSC aspirants, protesting near PM's residence, detained June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants staging a protest near the Prime Minister's house against the changes made in their examination pattern were detained by police early on Saturday. These people were protesting here since Friday morning and wanted to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise...
  • Delhi: 3-storey building collapses in Sarai Rohilla, 10 dead June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 10 people including five children have died so far after a three-storey building collapsed in the Sarai Rohilla in New Delhi on Saturday morning. The casualty figure could rise as more people are feared trapped in the rubble. Twelve people have been rescued, 4 of them are...
  • Kidnapped Delhi boy rescued from Bareilly June 28, 2014

    A seven-year-old boy who was kidnapped from the New Delhi Railway station earlier this month has been rescued from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly area, police said Friday. Sajan, who had come to the station with a relative to receive his mother, was kidnapped June 5 by Manjeet Chauhan, who pretended to be...
  • Monsoon rains to improve after July 7: Agricultural Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is expected to improve after July 7 but the government is fully prepared to tackle the situation in case of poor rainfall, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to review the monsoon situation and implementation of the...
  • A house yet no house for Arvind Kejriwal June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of the badly bruised and battered Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has a serious problem with his accommodation. After he became the chief minister of Delhi in the last week of December 2013, Kejriwal was forced to leave a 5 bed room bungalow...