Martial arts teacher held for flashing at two women

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NEW DELHI: A serial pervert, who was recently released from jail, was arrested on Saturday for flashing and masturbating in front of two women in Vasant Kunj on Thursday evening. In barely half an hour, Sandeep Chauhan targeted the women living in the same building. In the earlier instance, a woman had jumped off her second-floor house as Chauhan barged into her house and started masturbating in front of her. The police got to know about Thursday’s incidents after one of the women filed a complaint. While scanning the CCTV…

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10 years on, Dwarka e-way still an obstacle course

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A road, which has among its many fancy housing projects one called Michael Schumacher World Tower, could end up being the slowest one ever made. The Haryana government floated the idea of building the Dwarka Expressway between the west Delhi township and NH-8 in 2008 and began construction in 2010. Eight years later, the road is still being built — it currently is a chain of concrete stretches with large interruptions in between and isn’t connected to Dwarka or NH-8. In Delhi, construction of the road was also held up…

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IIT suicide: Cops file FIR, move case to WB Police

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NEW DELHI: A day after a 21-year-old IIT student committed suicide in his hostel room, police registered a case under sections of unnatural sexual assault based on the contents of the suicide note. The FIR will be forwarded to the West Bengal Police for further action. Sections of POCSO might also be invoked as the youth claimed that he was being assaulted since he was a child. The youth’s elder brother is being questioned regarding the incident. Preliminary autopsy reports suggested that the youth might have consumed some medicines also…

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Mosquito menace to worsen in Delhi: Experts

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NEW DELHI: The capital may have got some respite from the heat off late, but not from the mosquito menace. While the city has already recorded 25 dengue and eight chikungunya cases, experts have predicted that mosquito-borne disease cases may rise even before the monsoon this year. The temperature during the winter did not drop below 16 degrees Celsius for a long period to hinder mosquito breeding and virus transmission, they explained. Chetan Sharma, the general secretary of Confederation of NCR RWAs, said the mosquito menace had not only arrived…

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Delhi: Work starts to take IGI metro to Dwarka convention centre

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NEW DELHI: DMRC has started extending the high-speed Airport Express Line deeper into Dwarka with the construction work of an underground stretch. The corridor, currently running between New Delhi metro station and Dwarka Sector 21, will be extended till Dwarka Sector 25 to link it to the upcoming Exhibition cum Convention Centre (ECC). “The length of the proposed extension is 1.7km with standard gauge,” a spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said. An underground station is planned inside the ECC complex with a subway — built using the ‘cut…

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Delhi: 19-yr-old abducted, raped for fortnight before escape

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NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old woman was abducted and physically tortured for almost a fortnight in outer Delhi’s Aman Vihar. Though the girl managed to escape and register an FIR, her abductor has evaded arrest. On April 9, the woman, accompanied by her father, visited Aman Vihar police station and narrated her ordeal to the policemen. Her father added that it was not the first time he had visited a police station in this regard. He alleged that he had gone to get a missing complaint registered on the day his…

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Maharashtra: 25 lakh apply online under affordable house scheme

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MUMBAI: A whopping 25 lakh people across the state have registered online for affordable houses under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY). Additional chief secretary (Housing) Sanjay Kumar told ToI that as per the PMAY website, 24.9 lakh persons have registered online, while 12.2 lakh applicants were found eligible for a house under the scheme. “We have drafted an ambitious plan to complete the work for approval of housing projects by 2019,’’ he said. Kumar said that while the cost of houses ranges from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10…

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Mumbai: Calls to fire brigade drop to lowest in almost a decade

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MUMBAI: While the city reported major blazes and building crashes that claimed scores of lives in 2017-18, the total number of distress calls to the fire brigade was the lowest in nearly a decade. The fire brigade received 15,361 calls last year, down from 15,704 in 2016-17 and 17,020 the year before. However, the number of calls about house collapse has gone up by nearly 40% in the last two years— from 242 in 2015-16 to 334 last year. In 2016-17, the city reported as many as 314 calls about…

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