Ban on diesel vehicles: Supreme Court pulls up Centre over ‘casual attitude’

Ban on diesel vehicles: Supreme Court pulls up Centre over ‘casual attitude’

Accepting the court’s view, AG Rohatgi requested the bench to post the matter for hearing next week but the court said it would give a date only after the government files documents.

Two days after refusing job, DDA offers differently abled PRO worker to join back

Two days after refusing job, DDA offers differently abled PRO worker to join back

Dr Rishi Raj Bhati was sent back to his parent department, Delhi Transco, on January 11. A letter in this regard had stated, “...the post of Director (PR) in DDA involves field work..."

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According to scientists, benzene concentrations are higher in colder areas and if the temperature drops in the coming days — which is expected — the levels are bound to rise.

An inquiry has been initiated against him both at JJ Hospital and at MRA Marg police station, where an FIR was lodged on Tuesday.

He ‘stalked’ 23-year-old Antara Das, told police he paid someone else to kill her.

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Tremors felt in Delhi after magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits Aizawl, Mizoram
Tremors felt in Delhi after magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits Aizawl, Mizoram

Reports suggest tremors were felt in New Delhi at around 7:16am.

Delhi assembly passes resolution: Civic body finances to be probed
Delhi assembly passes resolution: Civic body finances to be probed

The committee will be set up under the chairmanship of the director of local bodies and will table its report in the House in the next session.

Two girls questioned: ‘Knew about Crazy Sumit video, didn’t know he’ll upload it’
Two girls questioned: ‘Knew about Crazy Sumit video, didn’t know he’ll upload it’

“The two girls who were part of the video joined the probe on Tuesday. The girls, who are based out of Gurgaon and Delhi, were questioned at their homes,” said a senior police officer.

‘There shouldn’t be a discussion on L-G… House time too precious’
‘There shouldn’t be a discussion on L-G… House time too precious’

Discussions on files and decisions may be allowed in the future, too. There can be no personal discussion on the L-G.

Delhi: Two held for document swap at airport
Delhi: Two held for document swap at airport

The incident came to light on January 15, and both men had exchanged travel documents — including boarding passes and passport — in an airport toilet.

National Bravery Award: The kids who faced fear, refused to back down
National Bravery Award: The kids who faced fear, refused to back down

The Indian Express meets six winners as they recall their acts of courage.

Don’t send me back, Yemeni student tells Delhi HC
Don’t send me back, Yemeni student tells Delhi HC

Samer Hamood Ahmed Mohammed al-Walehi has alleged that he was called to FRRO here “on the pretext” of visa extension, and was “illegally” detained.

‘Serial rapist’ held in Delhi: Daughter unwell, he looked for minor girls
‘Serial rapist’ held in Delhi: Daughter unwell, he looked for minor girls

On January 10, Rastogi, his daughter and his brother-in-law headed from Rudrapur to Delhi-NCR to a relative’s home because she had “remained depressed and had fever” over the last few days.

Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar rape case: DNA, brain mapping test of accused
Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar rape case: DNA, brain mapping test of accused

Police said investigators had preserved the minor girl’s clothes.

JNU students roughed up and detained by police
JNU students roughed up and detained by police

Two journalists working for InUth.com, an Indian Express group website, were also roughed up by police while covering the protest.

Inspect all pollution checking centres in capital, says SC
Inspect all pollution checking centres in capital, says SC

The court also called for an ‘action taken’ report on 175 such centres, which have been issued showcause notices.

Unauthorised homes at leprosy colony must go: Delhi High Court
Unauthorised homes at leprosy colony must go: Delhi High Court

A resident of the Tahirpur Leprosy Complex since 2002, Jainath says that he lost touch with his family in West Bengal and was denied rooms on rent in Delhi due to the disease.

No proposal to add new buses to DTC fleet: Delhi govt
No proposal to add new buses to DTC fleet: Delhi govt

Presently, there is a demand of over 11,000 buses in Delhi and as per plan, DTC and DIMTS have to run 5,500 buses each in the national capital.

Rohith Vemula death anniversary: Students, journalists roughed up as police crack down on Insaaf March
Rohith Vemula death anniversary: Students, journalists roughed up as police crack down on Insaaf March

Rohit Vemula, a PhD student at Hyderabad University, had ended his life alleging victimisation by the varsity authorities.

Is it contempt if spouse has second thoughts on divorce, asks Delhi HC to larger bench
Is it contempt if spouse has second thoughts on divorce, asks Delhi HC to larger bench

The single judge noted that there was an increase in this kind of cases in the courts where couples are seen dragging each other, and referred a batch of eight such matters to the larger bench.

DDA is Delhi ‘Destruction’ Authority: Satyendar Jain
DDA is Delhi ‘Destruction’ Authority: Satyendar Jain

Jain said the policy delay stemmed from the fact that DDA was not responding to the government’s request to set aside 10 to 12 per cent of land of the villages chosen to be developed under the scheme, from its share.

Art of Living’s World Culture Festival: Notice to Centre, AAP govt on plea challenging NGT ambit
Art of Living’s World Culture Festival: Notice to Centre, AAP govt on plea challenging NGT ambit

The petitioners said the NGT, in its present composition, lacked jurisdiction to decide issues of fundamental rights and their width, scope and interpretation.

Delhi High Court asks AAP, police about action taken on bar without licence
Delhi High Court asks AAP, police about action taken on bar without licence

The bench also asked the municipal corporation and the police official concerned to inform whether such pubs and joints are being operated or not.

Cold, windy morning in national capital
Cold, windy morning in national capital

Although train traffic was affected due to weather, flight operation was normal at IGI Airport as there was no dense fog in the capital.

Delhi ‘serial rapist’: Accused who tried to assault 600 girls had a pattern, say those who escaped
Delhi ‘serial rapist’: Accused who tried to assault 600 girls had a pattern, say those who escaped

The Indian Express Monday met four schoolgirls, aged between 7 and 11, who were targeted by the accused, including one who was allegedly raped.

Graded response action plan on Delhi air pollution notified: Some depts more ready than others
Graded response action plan on Delhi air pollution notified: Some depts more ready than others

Another measure is introducing differential rates to encourage off-peak-travel and public transport. The government had proposed slashing of bus fares by 70 per cent in January.

Delhi: Two boys run over by train while trying to click photos at railway track
Delhi: Two boys run over by train while trying to click photos at railway track

The incident took place at the northern railway line which connects New Delhi railway station with Anand Vihar railway station.

Rape cases being used for personal vendetta: Court
Rape cases being used for personal vendetta: Court

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain has, in three separate judgments between December 24 and January 3, let off accused after the alleged victims of rape admitted that the relationships were indeed consensual.

Non-functional laser machine in AIIMS under Delhi HC scanner
Non-functional laser machine in AIIMS under Delhi HC scanner

“If you have bought a machine, you should maintain it.”

Air pollution: EPCA to enforce graded response plan in Delhi-NCR
Air pollution: EPCA to enforce graded response plan in Delhi-NCR

The comprehensive plan, prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), that focuses on Delhi, was submitted to the Supreme Court on December 2.

Special court told Delhi HC order on SPP appointment pending in SC
Special court told Delhi HC order on SPP appointment pending in SC

The special court is scheduled to hear fresh arguments on the appointment of SPP in the Rs 100 crore transport scam case in Delhi.

Delhi court sends 21-year-old to jail for five years for sexual assault on minor girl
Delhi court sends 21-year-old to jail for five years for sexual assault on minor girl

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the accused while holding him guilty of offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Kathputli Colony: Life at the transit camp
Kathputli Colony: Life at the transit camp

Some women The Indian Express spoke to said they find that the camp is not just unsafe but also restrictive. An alleged rape in the camp just 10 days ago has increased people’s fears.

Shahjahanabad revamp project hits roadblock
Shahjahanabad revamp project hits roadblock

Ever since the proposal to operate trams in the Walled City was scrapped by the government last year, there has been little progress in the project, said sources.

Kathputli Colony: Puppets on a string
Kathputli Colony: Puppets on a string

Kathputli Colony, home to puppeteers, dancers, singers and folk artists, has been in turmoil ever since it was taken up for in-situ redevelopment in 2014. With tension escalating over the past month, The Indian Express attempts to understand why residents are refusing to leave their homes

Delhi BJP chief picks new team
Delhi BJP chief picks new team

The new team comprises eight vice-presidents, three general secretaries, six spokespersons, nine secretaries, and six morcha presidents.

Tried to assault 600 girls: Accused was superstitious, followed a routine, say cops
Tried to assault 600 girls: Accused was superstitious, followed a routine, say cops

Police said that apart from three cases registered against him New Ashok Nagar police station, two more cases have been filed in Rudrapur and Bilaspur in UP.

Tried to assault 600 girls: 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi
Tried to assault 600 girls: 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi

The seven-year-old victim told police that the accused pretended he was calling her father before taking her to a desolate spot and allegedly raping her.

Delhi Underground: Traffic Sermon
Delhi Underground: Traffic Sermon

As he moved, Sisodia said, “Abhi hai nahi hum Centre mein (We are not in the Centre yet).”

AAP government likely to notify new municipal ward boundaries soon
AAP government likely to notify new municipal ward boundaries soon

The move comes at a time when both BJP and Congress accused the ruling AAP government of delaying the municipal elections that are scheduled to be held before April.

Water supply hit in vast areas of Delhi as ammonia levels rise
Water supply hit in vast areas of Delhi as ammonia levels rise

Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has also asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to check the quality of raw water samples.