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Lawyers, police clash as row over parking in Delhi court turns violent
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

According to police, around 2 pm Saturday, an argument took place between advocates and a sentry of the 3rd battalion, posted outside the lock-up for inmates at Tis Hazari court.

What it is like being a marshal on a DTC bus in Delhi
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

With the Delhi government’s free bus ride scheme for women rolling out on October 29, 13,000 bus marshals have been deployed on buses to ensure their safety. Sharma has been working as a marshal on DTC buses since January 2018.

Amit Shah: Article 370 move fulfilled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s dream
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

Amit Shah said Article 370 and 35A had become conducive to the spread of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Delhi free bus rides for women: For thousands of marshals, Day 1 of a challenging job
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

The marshals, many of them in their early 20s, showed up well before the start of their scheduled work hours to get acquainted with their new workplaces and bosses.

13,000 marshals on Delhi buses as free rides for women take off
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The bus marshals include civil defense volunteers, home guards and ex-servicemen. Around 3,400 marshals are already present in buses, but the plan is to have at least one at all times in each bus, as the new scheme rolls out.

Laser show in Delhi: Less footfall, huge losses, say CP traders
Sun, Oct 27, 2019

Last week, traders had spoken out against the Delhi government’s proposal to close the Inner Circle and parking lots to traffic for the laser show between October 26 and 29.

Take 5: ‘Co-ed schools will help boys… If boys get distracted, girls alert them’
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The Indian Express speaks to Shabana Khan, 14, a Class 8 student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Moti Bagh-I, and Aman Kumar, 17, a Class 10 student of Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School, Moti Bagh, to find out what the decision means to them.

Firm behind Sabarmati riverfront beats five others to bag Lutyens’ Delhi revamp project
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The firm, headed by Dr Bimal Patel, beat five bidders to bag the coveted project, which is expected to be completed by 2024. Patel’s firm, set up by his father Hasmukh C Patel in 1960, designed the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, and the Central Vista and state secretariat in Gandhinagar, when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister.

At markets in Delhi, traders rue dip in festive sales
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

“Diwali has no meaning for traders anymore. The major culprits are e-commerce websites, which offer discounts of up to 90%.”

No gear, compensation missing: In Delhi, manual scavengers have their say
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Families of many workers who died cleaning sewers alleged they did not receive compensation, or the amount paid to them was not enough.

Jungles to Mexico: ‘We drank sweat squeezed from shirts’
Sat, Oct 19, 2019

After a flight to Ecuador, the men were transported by road or flight to Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and finally Mexico. They spent weeks lodged in cheap hotels, passing one immigration check after another.

Ghaziabad Hi-Tech Smart City project: UP RERA stays cost escalation by builder
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

At a hearing on August 8, UP RERA chairperson Rajeev Kumar had observed: “The builders could not produce the chargesheet explaining the rise... nor for the Rs 350 per sq yard charge for that matter.”

Delhi: Holding hands, 4 girls crossed road for school; 2 critical after accident
Sun, Oct 13, 2019

The girls left their homes at 7.15 am for school in Chilla village a kilometre away.

App to help girls pursue science
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

In Phase 1 of its launch, the STEM Tribe app will target 1,000 girls studying in Classes XI and XII in the science stream.

Delhi street vendors hold eviction protest near Kejriwal’s residence
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

As per a report released by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in February, “Delhi makes for a unique case where vendors face resistance from both the administration and the judiciary”.

Delhi: Day after idol immersion, clean-up drive begins at 89 artificial ponds
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

At the Kalindi Kunj site, trucks loaded with the idols and filled to the brim with people kept pouring in even on Wednesday. A couple of police officers sat at the site, ensuring order as groups danced and celebrated the festival to drumbeats and music.

At Mahila Haat, some vendors say sales hit
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

Around 160 vendors set up shop at the Mahila Haat on Sunday as many protested at Asaf Ali Road against the eviction.

Delhi’s Karol Bagh vendors protest eviction drive by civic body
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

On July 1, the High Court ruled that 54 vendors of the Karol Bagh tehbazari market would be evicted for the pedestrianisation drive, and alternate areas with NOCs would be issued to them. Around 200 vendors were evicted on July 11.

Battery-powered bikes to zip from one Delhi Metro station to another
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Buoyed by the response, the company, which has entered into a partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, says it plans to expand the fleet, which currently stands at 250.

Evicted from Meena Bazaar, vendors claim authorities ignored Delhi HC stay order
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Ever since Meena Bazaar was dismantled earlier this month, vendors from the area have been agitating against the eviction, which they claim goes against a 2015 High Court stay order.

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