Death penalty for rapists: DCW chief writes to MPs

Neighbourhood News Desk: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal today showed moderate amounts of keystones in her urine but doctors monitoring her health at Rajghat have maintained that she “can continue her fast”. DCW chief also wrote to MPs seeking their support on the cause and asking them to raise the issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi as her fast completed the sixth day today. Among those who turned up on the sixth day of the DCW chief’s fast were JDU leader Sharad Yadav, Delhi Minority Commission member Kartar Singh Kochar and AAP MP Sanjay Singh while party supporters … Continue reading Death penalty for rapists: DCW chief writes to MPs

Lose weight faster, follow 5 easy ways to boost metabolism

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk: Thanks to our modern day lifestyle, a sluggish metabolism is increasingly common. When your metabolism levels are low, you feel fatigued all the time, have trouble concentrating and are lacking in vigour. Having decreased levels of metabolism also puts you on the fast track to diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases. Dr Abhishek Subhash, General Physician, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai shares tips on how to boost metabolism: Examine your diet Consuming protein-rich foods steps up your metabolism. Protein helps you build muscles. Go for lean meats like fish and chicken, pulses, almonds and walnuts. Vegetarians and vegans can include … Continue reading Lose weight faster, follow 5 easy ways to boost metabolism

Facebook could start designing its own chips

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Facebook Inc. is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chip-makers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to job listings and people familiar with the matter. Company is seeking to hire a manager to build an “end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization,” according to a job listing on its corporate website, indicating the effort is still in its early stages. Facebook could use such chips to power hardware devices, artificial intelligence software and servers in its data centers. Continue reading Facebook could start designing its own chips

Amazon Samsung 20-20 Carnival

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Amazon is hosting a new online sale for Samsung smartphones. During the four-day “Samsung 20-20 Carnival” sale, Amazon will be offering discounts on a wide range of Samsung phones including Galaxy On7 Prime and Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has also partnered with Mumbai Indians to giveaway free official jersey to 20 winners who buy phones during the online sale. Here’s a look at the top smartphone offers available: Galaxy On7 Prime Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime in black colour with 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage is available at Rs 12,990, down from its original price of Rs 14,990. The 32GB model … Continue reading Amazon Samsung 20-20 Carnival

Uber driver arrested for masturbating in front of passenger in Delhi

Neighbourhood News Desk: On Wednesday Police said that an Uber driver was arrested for allegedly masturbating while ferrying a woman passenger in his cab. Incident occurred on the night of April 15 in Lutyens’ Delhi. The accused, identified as Shokeen Khan, was arrested and was found to be having a fake driving licence. Woman had booked the cab from the airport. She saw the driver masturbating at the wheel. When the cab reached near Janpath, she asked the driver to stop near a police vehicle. The driver then fled the spot but was later nabbed by the police. Continue reading Uber driver arrested for masturbating in front of passenger in Delhi

Man stabbed to death after fight over parking bike in Delhi’s Badarpur

Neighbourhood News Desk: 35-year-old man was allegedly murdered by three of his neighbours in south east Delhi’s Badarpur on Tuesday night following an argument over parking. Police said that the family members of the victim, Ashok Kumar, watched in horror as he was attacked and killed . According to their report, incident was reported around 10.30 pm in Gautampuri colony after the victim Ashok Kumar had parked his motorcycle behind an auto-rickshaw, belonging to one of his neighbours, Nitin, who goes by one name. As the argument heated up, Kumar’s mother came out of her house to intervene. Nitin’s uncle Anil, who had … Continue reading Man stabbed to death after fight over parking bike in Delhi’s Badarpur

12-Year-Old Shoots Himself While Playing With Loaded Revolver, Dies

Neighbourhood News Desk: 12-year-old boy shot himself while playing with a revolver belonging to his friend’s father, who is a Havilder in the army. The bullet hit Ekansh, a student of a Delhi school, on his head, while he was playing with his friend on April 12.  A First Investigation Report (FIR) has been registered against the friend’s father, Narender Kumar Malik, posted at Delhi Cantonment.  Ekansh had gone to his friend’s house where they got the revolver from the drawer of Mr Malik. The boy’s friend, who was his classmate, had the key to the drawer adding that the boy … Continue reading 12-Year-Old Shoots Himself While Playing With Loaded Revolver, Dies

In a first, Delhiites may soon get compensation for unscheduled power cuts

Neighbourhood News Desk:  In a major respite to residents in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has drafted a pro-consumer policy by which citizens would be compensated for ”unscheduled power cuts” lasting longer than one hour. The policy, duly approved by the AAP government, now awaits a clearance from Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s office. According to the reports, the policy provides compensation to users in case of “unscheduled power cuts by the private power distribution companies” was cleared by the Chief Minister on Tuesday, file has now been sent to the Lt. Governor’s … Continue reading In a first, Delhiites may soon get compensation for unscheduled power cuts

Noted journalist Nihal Singh cremated

Neighbourhood News Desk: Noted journalist and former Chief Editor of The Statesman and the Indian Express Surendra Nihal Singh was cremated here today. Members of the media fraternity, besides his family members, were present at the cremation. Nihal Singh had breathed his last yesterday evening following a renal failure. He was due to turn 89 later this month.Born on April 30, 1929, in Rawalpindi, Nihal Singh, as he was popularly known, was an authority on foreign affairs.For the past few months, the veteran columnist was suffering from renal failure and breathed his last about 5 pm yesterday at his residence.He was … Continue reading Noted journalist Nihal Singh cremated