FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi Crowd Propels USA, Germany Into Last Eight

USA and Germany both recorded big wins in their respective pre-quarter matches in the capital, paving their way into the last eight of the competition. Although these two countries are from two different continents and with totally different football cultures, they found one common ground at the stadium in New Delhi — the crowd support. New Delhi: “We love India”, exclaimed Tim Weah, the hat-trick hero of the second FIFA Under-17 World Cup Round of 16 match between USA and Paraguay, during the post-match press conference at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. USA and Germany … Continue reading FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi Crowd Propels USA, Germany Into Last Eight

Diwali rush: Delhi traffic up by 50%

NEW DELHI: Traffic jams are taking the joy out of shopping for Diwali as Delhiites spent a considerable time on the roads. Traffic police said that commuters remained stuck in snarls in many parts of the city due to 50% increase in traffic volume on Friday. Though, like every year, police have diversions in place, nothing seems to have reduced the woes of commuters and the weekend is expected to be just as bad. Approach roads to every major market place were chock-a-block with traffic. Those who drove to Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazaar, South Extension and … Continue reading Diwali rush: Delhi traffic up by 50%

Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey

The Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR continues to draw mixed reactions from the general public, though a majority of working professionals in the region have supported it, a survey report released on Monday said. “While there is no doubt about construction activities, road dust, vehicular pollution, waste burning, and other such factors being majorly responsible for deteriorating air quality in and around the city, majority of people in Delhi-National Capital Region feel that no source of pollution is too small to be ignored when it comes to public health concerns,” the survey conducted by industry body … Continue reading Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey

Air Quality Worsens In Delhi And Surrounding Areas, Use Of Masks Advised

The national capital, where the air quality has already touched “very poor” level in many areas, including IGI Airport, Delhi University (North Campus) and Mathura Road, recorded an AQI of 290- merely 10 points away from overall “very poor” air quality.   NEW DELHI: With increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the NCR, Delhi on Monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with Bhiwadi (NCR) in Rajasthan becoming the first place to record “severe” quality of air under the Air Quality Index (AQI). The national capital, where the air quality has already touched “very poor” level in … Continue reading Air Quality Worsens In Delhi And Surrounding Areas, Use Of Masks Advised

Free legal aid to needy may become a key criterion for lawyers’ entry into judiciary

NEW DELHI: Free legal aid given by lawyers to the needy may become a key criterion for their selection to the judiciary, with the government’s move in that direction getting a boost from the SC guidelines for designating senior lawyers. Pro-boon layering, experience and domain expertise are among the main criteria that SC set last week for assigning lawyers with the ‘senior’ label.  The NDA government has been wanting to make pro-boon layering an important component for lawyers vying to be judges as well. It could now include this in the revised Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) — the guidelines for … Continue reading Free legal aid to needy may become a key criterion for lawyers’ entry into judiciary

New Delhi and Sao Paolo worst places in the world for sexual violence against women, shows study

New Delhi is one of the worst places in the world for sexual violence against women, a new study has shown. India’s capital is still in the spotlight five years after the horrifying gang rape of a 23-year-old female student on a bus. The attack sparked mass protests and calls for action.  Since the woman’s death in December 2012, Indian authorities have set up a fast-track courts system, a fund and 24/7 helpline for rape victims, as well as stricter punishments for gender-related crimes. Many city police forces have received specialized training and set up women-only desks and patrols. Safety apps have … Continue reading New Delhi and Sao Paolo worst places in the world for sexual violence against women, shows study

New Delhi: 26-Year-Old Man’s Dismembered Body Found Inside Fridge, Victim Was Missing For Three Days

In a gruesome incident,  the body of a 26-year-old man, who went missing a few days back, was found chopped into pieces, in a refrigerator in an accommodation in Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Uttarakhand native Vipin Joshi, they said. Joshi was missing since three days, police said, adding his family members had, in search of him, reached his friend Badal Mandal’s house here last evening. Though the house was locked, they were alarmed by a nauseating stench coming from the building, after which they called the police. The police broke into the … Continue reading New Delhi: 26-Year-Old Man’s Dismembered Body Found Inside Fridge, Victim Was Missing For Three Days

Gurgaon-New Delhi to be connected through five roads: PWD minister

While addressing a public gathering at Begumpur Khatola on Sunday, Haryana Public Works minister Rao Narbir Singh said soon, Gurgaon will be connected New Delhi by “five major roads”. Narbir Singh also gave the updates on the under-construction projects such as the Dwarka-Manesar Expressway, road-widening work Gwal Pahari, Southern Peripheral Road, Northern Peripheral Road and a 3 km road connecting Ambiance Mall to MG Road that will be a part of the National Highway. “Once the Dwarka-Manesar stretch is completed, Gurgaon and New Delhi will be connected by five major roads and these will reduce the load on the Delhi-Gurgaon … Continue reading Gurgaon-New Delhi to be connected through five roads: PWD minister

Singed by SC ban, traders cry foul

Admit pollution an issue, but say crackers not the only pollutants     Syed Ali Ahmed WHILE citizens of Delhi-NCR may witness a less-polluted Diwali, with the Supreme Court banning the sale of crackers, traders in the business have been hit hard and have no reason to cheer. Not a single shop dealing with firecrackers is open in Sadar Bazar, Asia’s biggest market. It is the same story at Bhagirath. “Around Rs 500 crore worth of crackers were sold every Diwali in the NCR. In Delhi, one lakh people are involved in the business. In the NCR, four lakh persons … Continue reading Singed by SC ban, traders cry foul