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Delhi Red Cross turns to theatre to attract donors

January 28, 2009 12:30:44 am

Adopting a novel way of raising funds for its relief activities,the Delhi Red Cross Society is organising a play to raise funds for the refurbishment of its hospital in East Delhi’s Seemapuri area.

Court seeks Delhi govt’s response on Utsav Bhasin bail plea

January 28, 2009 12:29:09 am

The Supreme Court sought a response from the Delhi government on Tuesday on the bail plea of Utsav Bhasin,the son of a Haryana industrialist accused of mowing down a man with his BMW in South Delhi in September last year.

34 acquitted in Sadar Bazar riot case

January 28, 2009 12:27:49 am

Nineteen years after communal riots in Sadar Bazar here claimed eight lives,a city court has acquitted 34 persons accused of resorting to violence in the area,for want of evidence.

Court throws out Kalkaji mahant’s appeal

January 28, 2009 12:26:09 am

The Delhi High Court refused to quash criminal proceedings against the mahant of the Kalkaji temple on Tuesday for the alleged mismanagement of temple property.

Fee hike: Gurgaon officials say can only regulate Haryana Board schools

January 28, 2009 12:25:22 am

While the Haryana government has said it can’t regulate private schools as far as a fee hike is concerned,D P S Nangal,the Gurgaon commissioner,said on Tuesday that he has written to the education department and leasing agencies like HUDA and MCG...

Mob beats up cop for slapping auto driver

January 28, 2009 12:24:16 am

A Delhi Police constable was beaten up by an angry mob after he slapped an autorickshaw driver in the Gokulpuri area of Northeast Delhi on Tuesday.

ATS readies ‘Pak link’,cleric says no burial here

January 28, 2009 12:22:33 am

While the UP Anti-Terrorism Squad maintained that the state police would soon send details of the two slain “militants” to the External Affairs ministry to forward them to Pakistan...

Greater public effort needed to preserve monuments: CM

January 28, 2009 12:19:19 am

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday favoured a legislation for greater public initiative in the protection and preservation of monuments in the Capital.

Man from UP waits for dues to start afresh

January 28, 2009 12:18:09 am

Shambhu Dayal,on dharna at Jantar Mantar’s famed “protest street” since August last year,wants to start afresh.

MCD hospital masseurs head for Kerala to better techniques

January 28, 2009 12:15:55 am

The economic slowdown might have adversely affected the financial health of the MCD,but the civic body is not willing to compromise on the health facilities it provides for the residents of Delhi.

Revised MCD budget: no new taxes,crisis-hit civic body turns to govt for funds

January 28, 2009 12:14:56 am

The revised budget of the MCD has no new taxes in store for the city in the coming financial year.

Ban later,exposed mines lead to groundwater depletion in Aravallis

January 28, 2009 12:11:50 am

A Supreme Court ban on all mining and construction activities in the Aravalli areas of the Gurgaon and Faridabad districts has failed to curb an alarming rate of groundwater depletion in these areas...

After stubbing out in public,govt to demarcate special zones for smokers

January 28, 2009 12:06:26 am

Almost four months into the ban on smoking in public places,the Delhi government plans to take it a step forward by demarcating space for smoking and no-smoking in public areas such as restaurants,pubs and airport lounges.

Now,MCD eyes motor boats

January 28, 2009 12:03:47 am

The disastrous economic slowdown might have forced the MCD to look at the bottom of the fiscal barrel and seek a bailout from the Delhi government but it hasn’t stopped its ambitious disaster management plan.

‘Cheque bounce no excuse to reject insurance claims’

January 28, 2009 12:02:14 am

With such cases coming up a dime a dozen,the Delhi Consumer Commission has now ruled that insurance companies will no longer be able to reject claims on the pretext of cheques being dishonoured.

In JNU,Palestine students look back at culture to look into future

January 28, 2009 12:00:08 am

When another bloody chapter opened in the Gaza Strip recently,Palestinian student in Delhi,Ibrahim,kept abreast of the Israeli attack through the detailed accounts his mother and siblings sent him from Ground Zero.

Waking up ‘in dark’ easy,it was the childrens’ day out

January 27, 2009 11:57:24 pm

For 7-year-old Sambhavi “getting up in the dark” on Monday was not too difficult. She was going to watch the parade.

Thousands throng the stands at Rajpath

January 27, 2009 11:57:06 pm

Despite the heightened threat perception this time,thousands of people came to Rajpath to applaud India’s military might on the occasion of the 60th Republic Day on Monday.

CISF man,customs official exchange blows at IGIA

January 27, 2009 11:56:01 pm

A scuffle broke out between a Central Industrial Security Forces constable and an immigration inspector after the constable asked the latter to halt for a security check.

Panel upholds widow’s appeal to seek refund on husband’s air ticket

January 27, 2009 11:55:30 pm

“Any unfair term of contract,whatever it may be,entitles a person to compensation for the mental agony suffered or for deficiency in service...

Plastic banned,street kids hit bull’s eye with jute bags

January 27, 2009 12:57:21 am

In 2004,a group of street children and ragpickers got together to make bags from scrap cloth and jute.

Sheila finds PWD signboards ‘too big’

January 27, 2009 12:56:56 am

The last set was rejected some six months back. Now the new set of fluorescent yellow signages put up by the Public Works Department...

Upcoming basketball player,friend die in train mishap

January 27, 2009 12:56:39 am

Two teenagers,one of them a gold medallist in basketball at the national school games,died after they fell from a train in Mangolpuri,Outer Delhi,on Sunday.

Found drunk on President House duty,cop wins appeal in CAT

January 27, 2009 12:56:18 am

Service forfeited by three years after he was found napping while on security duty at Rashtrapati Bhavan,Constable Surender Singh has got a breather: the Central Administrative Tribunal has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to reconsider the penalty.

Post-encounter,diary reveals Azamgarh ‘link’

January 27, 2009 12:55:58 am

A scrutiny of the diary recovered from the car of the two suspected militants gunned down in Noida late Sunday night reveal they were in constant touch with a few persons in Azamgarh and the NCR,police sources said.

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