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SC Firecracker Ban: How It Will Impact Delhi Air This Diwali

The Supreme Court order banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 1 might just be the respite the capital needs. Going by the current conditions, where the air quality has touched ‘very poor’ in many parts of the city, the situation may spiral out of control if firecrackers are set off indiscriminately during Diwali. “The ban would ensure that the levels of air pollutants do not reach as high a limit as they did last year around Diwali. With meteorological conditions not being favourable for dispersing dust and…

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Aarushi Murder Case Update: Allahabad High Court Acquits Nupur And Rajesh Talwar

The Allahabad High Court, on Thursday ruled that dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar from Delhi were not guilty of the murder of their daughter Aarushi, 14, and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The Allahabad High Court ended the couple’s nine-year ordeal by saying they could not be held guilty given the circumstances and evidence on record. In November 2013, a special CBI court in Ghaziabad had convicted the Talwars for murdering daughter Aarushi and Hemraj and sentenced them to life. The CBI court said they had killed Aarushi in…

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Delhi Metro Rides Get Costlier From Last Day: Here Is All You Need To Know

The Delhi Assembly on Monday stepped up its protest against the Metro fare hike by passing a resolution against the plan, set to be implemented from Tuesday. Continuing its attack on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) since it announced the revised fare, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called the hike a ploy to help radio cab services. Speaking in the Assembly, Sisodia said a “conspiracy” was being hatched, so that people give up using the Metro and hail cabs. “This is being done so that Ola and Uber benefit…

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Finance minister ArunJaitley blasts YashwantSinha as ‘job applicant at 80’

A day after senior BJP leaderyashwantSinha slammed the Modi government in a stinging Op-ed, Finance MinisterArunJaitley defended the government policies saying they are aimed at ending corruption. Speaking at a book launch event in New Delhi, Jaitley said: “I must confess that I do not have the luxury as yet of being a former finance minister. Nor do I have the luxury of being a former finance minister who has turned a columnist.” Without naming either Sinha or Congress leader P Chidambaram, Jaitley said: Being a former finance minister “I can conveniently…

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ISI spy arrested for blackmailing lady Colonel with “obscene” pictures

A well chalked out plan of a suspected Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agent to blackmail a lady Colonel of the Indian Army has been neutralised. The alleged ISI spy was threatening to expose the lady officer’s morphed obscene pictures on the social media as she rejected to reveal sensitive information related to defence. Police have arrested the man from North Delhi’s Chandni Mahal after the army officer lodged an official complaint. The Delhi Police revealed on Monday they are still in search of three more spies who were working with the…

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Delhi India Terrorism 

Al-Qaeda Operative Planning Major Operation In India Arrested From East Delhi

An alleged al Qaeda operative has been arrested from east Delhi’s Shakarpur, police said on Monday. Shumon Haque, 28, had been allegedly associated with the terror outfit for the last four years, said Pramod Kushwaha, DCP (special cell). Kushwaha said an identity card found in Haque’s possession showed him to be a native of Kishanganj in Bihar. Haque was arrested on Sunday by a special cell team near a bus stand in Shakapur around 6pm on Sunday after a tip-off. He is being interrogated about his alleged activities with the…

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JNU Student Union Election: Left Alliance Makes Clean Sweep Defeating ABVP

Leaving behind the RSS-backed ABVP with decent margins, the united-Left alliance successfully retained all four seats in the Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union election on Saturday. Geeta Kumari, the United Left candidate managed to grab the top spot, the president’s post, by defeating ABVP’s Nidhi Tripathi. The margin of the win was 464 votes. Joyous and in celebration mood following the victory, Geeta Kumari, while speaking to the media claimed, “the credit for mandate goes to students because people still believe that democratic spaces should be saved and right now, the only…

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School Horror Strikes Again: 5-Year Old Girl Raped In Delhi School

The burning issue of Ryan International school student’s murder is still a must-have for every media house’s catchy headline, yet a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a peon inside a classroom in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area on Saturday. The Tagore Public School incident has shocked the nation. The accused, identified as Vikas (40), has already been arrested, informed Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara. Vikas was attached with the school for the past three years. Before that, he used to work as a security guard there, the…

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It’s United Left Against ABVP as JNU Goes To Polls

Chants of azadi and the mesmerizing sound of the daflis along with ‘conch shell’ marked an eventful polling day for Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) polls on Friday. It was recorded a voter turnout of 58.69%, that’s interestingly a drop of 0.3% from last year. “The polling process went off peacefully. Of 8,045 students registered on this year’s electoral roll 7,904 were declared valid. Of this 4,637 have cast their votes,” Ishita Mana of Election Commission for JNUSU polls revealed. As polling started at around 9:30 am, all the…

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