Cancel Taj Ambassador’s licence: DPCC

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has directed New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to disconnect the electricity and water supply and cancel the licence of Vivanta by Taj—Ambassador Hotel in Lutyens’ Delhi unless corrective measures are taken for fixing operation of their sewage treatment plant (STP). A DPCC committee has found irregularities in operation of the STP. Meanwhile, hotel authorities said they have taken several steps to fix the problem since the notice was issued. NDMC has been asked to submit the compliance report within 15 days. A senior…

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3 deaths in 2 swimming pools in 1 day in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: Two young men and a 35-year-old software engineer died in two separate incidents of drowning in swimming pools in the capital on Sunday. While the engineer, Nitin Gupta, died after he suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming in a pool at the DDA sports complex in Paschim Vihar on Sunday morning, the two young men, aged 23 and 24, drowned in a yet-to-be-opened pool at Burari in north Delhi. A third friend, Bharat, was rescued by a caretaker. Additional DCP (north) Harendra Kumar Singh said that the incident…

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Nirbhaya repeat: Man stares at death penalty

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NEW DELHI: Just three years after the Nirbhaya case led to nationwide outrage, the rape and murder of a 33-year-old again shook the city in 2015. It emerged that wooden pieces were shoved inside the woman’s private parts, leading to her death. A three-year trial has now culminated in a rare Delhi court judgment, with the accused being convicted on not one, but two charges: Section 302 (murder) and 376A (rape causing a woman’s death), attracting death penalty as maximum punishment. The court is yet to pronounce the quantum of…

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Delhi: These burglars struck at CP after midnight

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NEW DELHI: A gang of burglars that broke into several showrooms at Connaught Place within a span of 10 days was busted on Sunday night. They travelled in a hired cab, kept it at parking lots and broke into showrooms of high-end apparel brands in Inner Circle around 1am every second or third day. The stolen branded clothes were then supplied to small shopkeepers in south Delhi, who sold them at the original price. Raju Paneerselvam, Sanjeev Kumar and Nandu Rawat were caught near Janpath after they were spotted in…

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Delhi suffers as Har misses water share deadline

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NEW DELHI: With Haryana missing its water share deadline on Monday, the capital continues to witness 40-50 MGD shortage in supply and complaints continue to pour in from areas in south and west Delhi. Delhi receives 375 MGD water from Haryana through three sources — the Yamuna, the carrier-lined canal (CLC) and the Delhi sub-branch. “The flow of water is not affected from the Yamuna. However, the supply from CLC is disrupted. Though the deadline is over, we don’t expect Haryana to disrupt the available supply till the next meeting…

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Pusa jn-Moti Nagar stretch may go signal free

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NEW DELHI: The government is working on a plan to make the 8.5 km stretch between Pusa roundabout and Moti Nagar signal-free. The housing and urban affairs ministry on Monday asked the United Traffic and Transport Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) to carry out a study in the next month on feasibility of road-widening and construction of underpasses at all the intersections. Sources said Delhi Police officers present in the meeting on “Slum Redevelopment in Delhi” held in the urban affairs ministry made the proposal to turn the stretch…

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Party drugs worth Rs 35cr seized at IGI, 4 held

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NEW DELHI: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has busted an international syndicate involved in trafficking of restricted drugs and chemicals being abused as party drugs by youths. Around 6.5 lakh tablets of Diazepam, Lorazepam, Nitrazepam and Alprazolam, apart from Mephedrone aka Meow Meow and Methaqualone, were seized from the parking lot of the Customs office at IGI airport. The seized drugs are valued between Rs 30-35 crore in the international market. DCP (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav said the tablets and contraband drugs were collected from various parts of India…

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Ashram to East Delhi commute gets faster, easier

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NEW DELHI: Commuters passing through the perpetually choked Millennium Park red light on the Ring Road T-point junction can now breathe a sigh of relief with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) throwing open a four-lane flyover. The flyover opposite the park will give the traffic heading from the Ashram crossing towards ITO as well as turning right for the Nizamuddin bridge a signal-free access to these routes, bypassing the red-light intersection. During peak hours, this bottleneck often witnessed jams of 25-30 minutes that would even go back as far…

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