Somya Lakhani

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Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Politicians to cook, fast against rape strikes a chord
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Hundreds, including politicians like BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha, showed up to support DCW chief Swati Maliwal at Rajghat.

For Rohingya, all too familiar challenge: Rising from ashes
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

A day before a fire broke out at 3.30 am on Sunday, The Indian Express had visited the camp to assess amenities provided by the Centre to the refugees. On Monday afternoon, college students sat with the two “zimmedars” of Kanchan Kunj, and discussed the way forward.

Rohingya refugee camps: Ground reality points at unlivable conditions with no drinking water or healthcare
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

The Indian Express visited four settlements, including these two in Delhi, Mewat and Faridabad and what came to light were tales of women being denied reproductive rights and children suffering from malnutrition and diarrhoea.

Once lost in history, walls of Tughlaqabad Fort get a facelift
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

“It’s a massive monument, and the fortification wall is broken at places and has developed cracks too. We are conserving it in phases... Phase I of the project is over,” N S Pathak, superintending archaeologist, ASI (Delhi circle), said.

Public Hearing: Men and women who pick up your garbage have something to say
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

While officials from the three civic bodies were present, the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress leaders gave it a miss.

Ghaziabad: Journalist was shot over councillor polls, say police
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Since the attack, four policemen have been stationed outside Chaudhary’s house in Rajapur village in Kavi Nagar, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Delhi: Fighting child malnourishment in Nizamuddin basti, one dish at a time
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The programme is currently funded by the Tata Trust. Their kitchen, partly funded by the Australian High Commission, is on the second floor of Mashak Manzil inside the basti.

Rusting doors, cracked walls: Tale of havelis where Nehru was married
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Located in Old Delhi’s Sitaram Bazaar and barely 200 metres away from each other, the two are connected by a high-profile marriage in 1916, and are a testimony of the riches of the time.

Writing to DTC pays off: How a bus stop Nizamuddin women pushed for is changing their lives
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

After writing a letter to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in November 2016, explaining the need for the Lodhi Hotel/Shiv Mandir bus stop, and making continuous follow-ups, the facility was finally ready on February 17 this year.

Mocked for wearing slippers, punished for winning a game: Why thousands marched
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

The protest brought parts of the city to a standstill, with traffic snarls as protesters blocked a carriageway of Barakhamba Road, Mandi House Metro station, Connaught Place, and Karkari Mor in east Delhi.

Silk Route
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Pakistani fashion designer Mohsin Sayeed’s latest collection talks of secularism through religious symbols

Delhi: At Mahila Adalat, finding courage to face their fears
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

About 400 women and girls attended the third edition of Mahila Adalat by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), held at a gurdwara in Lal Bagh.

CBSE paper leak: Students, parents furious — Only a few at fault, why punish everyone?
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

“This is CBSE’s fault but we have to pay for it. After exams, we had made plans with friends and family... we had to cancel the tickets,” one of the students who took the economics exam said.

Labourers chip away plaster to reveal 20 Mughal-era paintings at Red Fort
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

For the first time now, the work will be open to the public, with the Archaeological Survey of India restoring 20 painting on the roof and the arches in Chhatta Bazaar.

Noida encounter: Never expected such an end, says victim kin
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Early on Sunday — in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh Crime Branch and local police — Chaudhary was shot dead in a service lane in Noida’s Sector 122, said police.

Noida, Ghaziabad and Saharanpur rocked by three encounters in 24 hours
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

25-year-old man shot dead in Noida service lane

Delhi: Seven years after first stir, Hazare returns for fresh Lokpal push
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Seven years after he led an anti-corruption movement in the capital — which captured the imagination of thousands and contributed towards toppling the UPA government — Hazare, 80, is back to the old ground, with an indefinite hunger strike.

Delhi Budget: ‘Before phones, fix basics like food and infra at anganwadis’
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

In August, they had promised that workers and helpers will get Rs 500 and Rs 250, respectively, as phone internet reimbursement. We still haven’t got that.

Girl’s suicide: Capital at a standstill as parents protest against school, police
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

The family alleged that she was sexually harassed by two teachers in school — a charge which was added by police to the FIR on Wednesday.

15 years after army vacated it, Red Fort’s Asad Burj set to open to public
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

“The Asad Burj is a tower inside Red Fort, occupied by the Army from the Independence till 2003. We are conserving the tower and doing some landscaping. It should be ready by August-September for the public,” said N K Pathak, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Delhi circle)