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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Somya Lakhani


Day after BJP’s Kapil Mishra warning, how violence erupted across the divide
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The area had been on edge since Sunday when a rally by BJP’s Kapil Mishra to counter anti-CAA protests in the area had been followed by waves of stone-pelting.

Head Constable is among five killed; 78 injured as violence hits northeast Delhi
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Today’s violence came after clashes erupted in the same district Sunday, barely 30 minutes after BJP’s Kapil Mishra held a rally to counter protests against the law and warned of action if anti-CAA protesters didn’t clear the road.

Uphaar Tragedy: The 23-year-old legal battle ends, leaving families heartbroken
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Halfway through the screening of Border, a fire broke out at Delhi’s Uphaar cinema, owned by brothers Sushil and Gopal Ansal, on June 13, 1997, leaving 59 people dead. Trapped inside the hall, most died of asphyxiation. The fire, one of the deadliest in the country, also left over 100 people injured.

Marriage within same gotra: Delhi woman killed by family, body driven 80 km to UP
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

“During questioning, the family said it was unacceptable to them that the woman had married someone with the same gotra,” said a police officer.

Dark web drug bust: Three arrested for Singapore connect
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

‘Dark web’ is a part of the internet which cannot be accessed by ordinary search engines, and is often used for illegal activities such as buying drugs and hacking accounts.

Camera nails official denial: Police did enter Jamia library, beat students
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Delhi Police, who had initially denied having ever entered the library, on Sunday said they were “verifying” the video, and that it appeared to have been “edited”.

At Jamia Nagar, a discussion on raising kids amid protests
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Last month, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued an order to the DM, South East Delhi, to identify the children involved in anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and send them for counselling as they “may suffer from mental trauma because of rumours and miscommunication”.

Card recharge, footage gives away Gurgaon engineer who ‘flashed woman in Metro’
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

A senior police officer said, “Accused took the Metro from Kashmere Gate and deboarded at a Gurgaon station, after which police personnel went to several offices with the side profile photo of the accused to identify him."

Delhi: Fire chief says lapse by The Park hotel, will carry out inspection soon
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

A fire station is located barely a kilometre away from the hotel and as soon a call was made, at least 30 firefighters rushed there — only to find a cleaned up basement. The hotel authorities claimed the fire was caused by a short-circuit.

Delhi: Five of family found dead at home in Bhajanpura, bodies decomposed
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Delhi Police is probing whether it is a case of murder or murder-suicide.

Manish Sisodia retains Patparganj, but not before a scare
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

While Sisodia eventually got 69,974 votes, Negi got 66,703 votes. At 11 am, inside Patparganj counting centre at the CWG Sports Complex near Akshardham temple, a white board indicated Sisodia was trailing by 1,500 votes.

‘Terrorist’ jibe, ‘goli maaro’ slogan, BJP motormouths muted after Delhi results come in
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

After a campaign that saw jibes at anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh and other provocative statements, on Tuesday, both Bagga and Mishra were far more muted.

Coronavirus ripple effect in Delhi’s wholesale markets, businesses at halt
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Tremors can be felt in Delhi’s wholesale hub of Sadar Bazar as well as in offices of travel agents.

Delhi elections: Until Feb 11, candidates have a window to catch their breath
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

After weeks of relentless campaigning, candidates of AAP, BJP and Congress have a window to catch their breath — until February 11, when results are announced

Delhi Assembly elections: In CM’s constituency, voters say his schemes reason for second chance
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

In the New Delhi constituency, which is incumbent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s home ground, the government’s report card seemed to resonate with the wide array of voters.

Manish Sisodia wraps up campaign with hope: Dilli mein jhaadu hi jhaadu chalega
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

“Aaj hum chale hain, parso jhaadu chalega aur 11 taarikh ko poori Dilli mein jhaadu hi jhaadu chalega,” said Sisodia from the balcony of his house at the end of the day, to party workers, volunteers and residents who had walked with him.

Disquiet in Shaheen Bagh over woman posing as protester
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

In videos doing the rounds on social media, protesters can be seen questioning Kapoor about her intentions, and she can be heard identifying herself as ‘Barkha’.

Police seek clarity on midnight ‘shooting’ outside Jamia campus, security tightened
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Sunday night’s alleged incident came a day after two shots were fired in Shaheen Bagh, and three days after a shooting in Jamia.

Delhi polls: In three seats AAP lost to BJP, mohalla clinics, CCTVs on top of voters’ minds
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

The Indian Express visited the three constituencies — Vishwas Nagar, Rohini and Mustafabad — to understand the mood on the ground.

Police probe as Jamia reports another firing Sunday night
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

According to the JCC, the latest incident involving two unidentified persons was reported from outside gate number 5 of Jamia Millia Islamia. A statement by the committee claimed that one of them was wearing a red jacket, and they were on a red scooter. No one was injured, the statement said.