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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Somya Lakhani


Two sisters harassed, their PSO beaten up by men in car, three arrested: Delhi Police
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

The complainants are sisters in their 30s and run their own businesses.

Rahul, Priyanka meet Hathras victim’s family: ‘They just asked about our child’
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

The victim’s brother told The Sunday Express, “They reassured us help; they said they will do what they can.”

Looking for a 19-year-old
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

She cannot tell her story. Instead, her grieving family, a tense village in Hathras riven by deep fault lines, and a sordid drama by police and the administration, have taken over the narrative. The Sunday Express reports from her home.

Hathras: 300 police personnel lock down grieving family, entire village
Sat, Oct 03, 2020

The Indian Express saw at least 12 vehicles of the UP Police, three trucks and two buses of the PAC, and two fire tenders. Occasionally, private and government vehicles with uniformed police personnel were allowed to pass.

Stopped on way, Rahul, Priyanka make a point — helped by police
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

The Opposition, particularly the Congress, has been accused of not being visible on the ground. Many in the Congress too have been arguing that it is high time the leadership “came out of the Twitter world” and hit the streets.

Explained: Who is Bilkis, the Shaheen Bagh dadi in TIME’s list of most influential people of 2020?
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

TIME's 100 most influential people 2020: In January, Bilkis had told The Indian Express from Shaheen Bagh, "We are old and we are not doing this for ourselves... This is for our children."

Delhi riots chargesheet: Metro, DTC damage also find mention
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

The response attached to the chargesheet says, “During anti-CAA protest, five DTC buses were damaged.

Delhi riots: In statements of 38 ‘protected witnesses’, mirchi powder, WhatsApp and acid bottles
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Of these, statements of 33 have been recorded under CrPC section 164, which makes them admissible in a court of law, as opposed to disclosure statements made under CrPC section 161.

Delhi riots conspiracy chargesheet: ‘Violence on mind after 2019 results… objective was to uproot elected govt’
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

The final report, states that “internationally, terrorist activity is defined as the use of violence to force a government to accept/submit to political demands”.

Delhi: 25-year-old doctor dies after month-long battle with Covid-19
Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Friends and colleagues who worked with him at AIIMS described him as a topper, and a jovial person with a great vision. According to doctors, Solanki left the institute in 2018-2019, but planned to apply for a non-academic job in the institute.

Meetings at night, schools at quarries: at Swami Agnivesh funeral, tales of rescue
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Among those present at the funeral of Swami Agnivesh, who died in Delhi on Friday, was a teary-eyed Totaram, as grateful to the Arya Samaj leader and the anti-bonded labour crusader for coming to his father's help.

Delhi: Shoes, whiskey gone in Panchsheel theft
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

The case has been registered at Hauz Khas police station, and no arrest has been made so far.

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020): A farewell amid tears, PPEs
Wed, Sep 02, 2020

Mukherjee, who was 84, and a recipient of Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, died at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Monday. He had undergone surgery at the hospital early last month.

Hit by coronavirus and lockdown, Chandni Chowk hopes a new look and feel will revive its fortunes
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

Work on the ambitious Chandni Chowk redevelopment project started in 2018, after hitting several road bumps since 2004, and is set to be completed by November this year — a delay of eight months due to Covid and the lockdown.

Kapil Mishra at launch, Bloomsbury India scraps book on riots
Sun, Aug 23, 2020

Titled Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, the book was due out in September.

50-year-old policeman dies of Covid, his family has to see cremation on video call
Wed, Aug 19, 2020

Inspector Sharma joined the force in 1997. He was deployed in the south zone of the PCR unit, and is the 16th Delhi Police personnel to have succumbed to Covid-19.

Delhi employer held as domestic help kills self
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

The domestic help alleged that ever since the lockdown, her daughter was not allowed to go out of the employer's house.

How COVID-19 replaced rituals of mourning with a solitary grief
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

Death in the time of the coronavirus has been stripped of the comfort of the community

After Kamala Harris’ nomination — Your mother would be proud: In Delhi, an uncle remembers
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Kamala Harris's aunt Sarala, who is based in Chennai, says Harris calls her Chitti. Yet to talk to her since the news broke, the 76-year-old says, “Kamala must be really busy now. It's been a couple of days since we talked."

Ireland to Delhi to Mumbai: Call from Facebook foils suicide bid
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

On Saturday evening, the man started putting up several ‘Facebook Live’ videos of him wanting to attempt suicide. At 7.51 pm, DCP (Cyber Cell-Delhi) Anyesh Roy received the call from Ireland.

Delhi: Month after Tihar unrest, Ugandan inmate dies
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Delhi Prisons DG Sandeep Goel said, “The inmate had suffered an injury in her right hand during the incident of unrest by some foreign inmates in jail number 6 on June 16, when jail staff had to resort to use of minimum force to control them."

Among those who cleared UPSC, 28-yr-old who lost father in 2015: ‘He would have been proud’
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

“I kept thinking about that photo of my father when I left the Delhi Police headquarters on Wednesday. If my father was alive, he would have been so proud of me,” said Gaurav, who secured All India 475th Rank in the civil services exam.

Sadia Dehlvi, master storyteller who chronicled capital, dies at 62
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Sadia Dehlvi — author, activist and food connoisseur — passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Five from ‘Delhi Police family’ to join civil services
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Delhi Commissioner of Police S N Shrivastava tweeted: “Very happy to share that at least five successful Civil Services aspirants come from Delhi Police family. Heartiest congratulations to Vishakha d/o ASI Rajkumar (6 rank), Navneet d/o Inspector Mann (33), ACP Natisha (37), ACP Garima (459) and Constable Firoz (645).”

Time capsules: What they contain, how they are installed, and why
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Amid claims and denials about plans for a time capsule at Ram temple site in Ayodhya, a look at previous such exercises in India and the world.