Delhi: Three men snatch app-based cab, caught

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NEW DELHI: Three men were held for hiring an app-based cab, holding the driver at knifepoint and forcing him to drive to Greater Noida. In Greater Noida, the driver managed to get off the cab and escape. The men were tracked down when they returned to Delhi with the vehicle. It was found that one of them was a former driver with the same aggregator, but had run out of a job after being fired by the car owner whom he worked for. The accused had then decided to rob…

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Teen returning from work crushed by car in Delhi

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NEW DELHI: If he was identified on time, 19-year-old Aakash Kumar would have survived the accident, his parents said. The teen was crossing the Firozeshah Road to return home after work, when he was hit by a speeding Swift Dzire on Thursday night. He was dragged for 200 metres, before cops forced the driver to stop and took him out from under the vehicle. The driver was held on the spot. Following the incident, AAP MP Sanjay Singh tweeted a video, saying that the youth had died since it took…

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Delhi: 26-yr-old falls into open drain and dies

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NEW DELHI: A 26-year-old man died after falling in an open drain in Samaypur Badli near Rohini on Friday afternoon. The drain was not covered and the victim was unable to spot it as the street was waterlogged. Initial probe revealed that the incident took place when the victim, Pawan Kumar, who works at a local sweets shop, was going to the bus stand to catch a bus to Uttar Pradesh. Due to the incessant rains on Friday, the street was waterlogged. Kumar decided to walk to the bus stand…

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Biometric attendance divides JNU teachers

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NEW DELHI: The JNU academic council’s decision to introduce compulsory biometric attendance for teachers has divided the community on the campus. While many attending the academic council (AC) meeting claimed that the decision was taken by the vice-chancellor in a “casual” manner, many others are supporting it as a move that will bring “transparency”. Only recently Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) witnessed months of protests by students against a decision to introduce compulsory attendance for them. Many teachers had supported the protest, claiming JNU students did not need surveillance to study…

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Delhi: Woman lawyer raped by senior advocate

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NEW DELHI: A woman lawyer was allegedly raped by a senior advocate in his chamber in South Delhi’s Saket court, police said on Sunday. The victim, in her statement to the police, said the accused, who was in an inebriated condition, sexually assaulted her in his chamber which was in the same complex where she worked, deputy commissioner of Police (south) Romil Baaniya said. On the intervening night of July 14-15, the victim called up the police and alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the senior lawyer, the DCP…

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Delhi: House panel opens up another front

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NEW DELHI: The chairman of the Petitions Committee in the Delhi Assembly, Saurabh Bharadwaj, alleged on Saturday that the lieutenant governor had permitted the former chief secretary and the former PWD secretary to challenge the panel’s report on desilting in the Delhi high court last year. Bharadwaj also alleged payment of big sums to the lawyers representing the officers on the LG’s directions even as lawyers representing the Assembly and its committees have been denied their fees for two years now. “The committee conducted inspections of drains across Delhi falling…

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‘Remove ‘Kaur’ title from Sunny Leoni’s biopic’

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AMRITSAR: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has opposed the use of ‘Kaur’ title in the biopic of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone in her upcoming web series ‘Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story’ The boipic is scheduled for premiere on Zee5 on July 16. DSGMC’s general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that Kaur is used as surname given to Sikh girls and women by Guru. “To use it for publicity stunt and depict the porn life of a celebrity is derogatory for Sikhs across the world” said Sirsa adding that…

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3-yr-old raped by Greater Noida school staffer

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GREATER NOIDA: A 42-year-old employee of a well-known English medium school in Greater Noida has been arrested on charges of raping a nursery student after the girl’s parents filed a police complaint last Friday. The man taken into custody is Chandi Das, a lifeguard who mans the school’s pool during swimming classes for students. He is from Burdwan in West Bengal, police said. He has been charged under Section 376 of the IPC and sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). Das was arrested on Friday. The girl…

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