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Monday, July 23, 2018

Somya Lakhani


Ghaziabad building collapse: Hours earlier, family had spotted cracks
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Geeta’s mother Vidya (45), rescued a few minutes later, was rushed to Ganesh Hospital in Nehru Nagar. “She has sustained a head injury, and injuries to her hips too. She is stable,” said a medical officer at the hospital.

Ghaziabad building collapse: One dead, six-year-old feared trapped under debris
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Top official says building was slated for demolition.

Delhi: ‘Airhostess may have grabbed grill before falling’
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

The two eyewitnesses told police that they raised an alarm and informed others. They told police that she hit her back on the boundary wall before falling to the ground.

Trilokpuri again: 10 men held after stone pelting, communal tension escalated
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

DCP Singh denied the allegations: “No one was beaten up at the police station... some people protested outside and we told them to leave, that’s all.”

Delhi Zoo experiment a success: A white tigress is pregnant
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The last time such an initiative was taken by the Delhi Zoo was in 1991 when Yellow Bengal tiger Sundar and White Bengal tiger Shanti mated, and had two offspring - one white and one yellow.

2 PCR calls went out from airhostess home last month
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Batra allegedly jumped off the terrace of her three-storey house after sending a message to a friend about killing herself due to marital discord.

Four days after Delhi airhostess ‘suicide’, her husband held, questioned for an hour
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

After Batra allegedly committed suicide, her family had alleged that it was a murder and that her husband “had been consistently assaulting her”.

Delhi: Dowry death case filed after airhostess ‘jumps’ from terrace
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

The FIR alleged Anissia was being assaulted since the early days of her marriage, with “marks on her body when she returned from her honeymoon”.

Lahori Gate haveli turned museum awaits new lease of life
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

For decades, the haveli at Lahori Gate functioned as a dispensary before it was turned into Walled City museum in 2004 with the support of then Chandni Chowk MP Vijay Goel with an aim to showcase the cultural history of old Delhi.

SC hearing on Section 377: Among voices calling for justice, a spirited chorus from IITs
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

SC on Section 377: Even as the three seem hopeful of the impending verdict, they are also painfully aware of their long journey so far — filled with stigma, shame, confusion, the need to fit in, and bittersweet relationships with parents and peers.

Nicholson Cemetery: To restore Colonial-era cemetery, officials look abroad for some help
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Nicholson Cemetery was established after the Revolt of 1857 and is named after Brigadier-General John Nicholson, who played a crucial role in containing the revolt.

Delhi: Two students hospitalised after mid-day meal at school
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Two students of a government school in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri fell sick, allegedly after consuming the mid-day meal at the school on Saturday.

Burari deaths: Probe points to suicide, relatives say family was ‘perfectly normal’
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Three days after 11 members of a family were found dead under mysterious circumstances in their Burari residence, the grieving relatives, friends and neighbours of the family vehemently disagreed with the police investigation that points towards an alleged mass suicide.

Burari deaths: At Nigambodh Ghat, a sight even pandits had never seen
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Relatives from Haryana and Rajasthan, neighbours, friends and business associates from Delhi turned up at the cremation. Each body was laid out on an arthi (jute bed).

Burari deaths: Didn’t open shop or take calls, says 79-year-old who found bodies
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Burari deaths: On Sunday, when the store didn’t open till 7 am and phone calls by neighbours went unanswered, Gurcharan Singh (79) climbed up the stairs to their house — only to find familiar faces, hanging motionless from a railing on the ceiling.

Burari deaths: Dancing, singing as family celebrated engagement two weeks ago
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Sant Nagar Burari Deaths: Less than two weeks ago, the Bhatia family celebrated the engagement of Priyanka (33) at a banquet hall in outer Delhi. On Sunday morning, Priyanka and 10 others from her family were found hanging from a railing at their two-storey house in Burari.

Delhi: African association elections yield two presidents, with one aim
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The internal strife in AASI resulted in two elections, two oath-taking ceremonies and two Facebook pages — and each group celebrating the “victory” online and offline.

Conservators at Sabz Burj strike gold — in a painting on the ceiling
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

What's truly striking about this discovery is that it strays away from the ornamental trends of the 16th century tombs.

Murder of army officer’s wife: Police deny family claims that brother of accused was beaten up
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

“Nikhil’s younger brother was detained by Delhi Police on Saturday night and let off on Sunday night. He has bruises on his back, right thigh, groin area, face and ear,” alleged a relative.

Faridabad lynching: Waiting for justice, Junaid’s sister names son after him
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

A year later, sorrow and gloom haven’t left the Khan household. Junaid’s mother Saira has taken to the bed in grief; father Jalaluddin has lost 25 kilos; brother Shakir, who was also attacked by the group, is still unable to lift one arm.