Delhi: Crimes against women drop this year
According to police-figures, cases of molestation and rape have dropped in Delhi this year. 836 rape cases were reported till May 31 as against 924 in the same period last year. Molestation cases have dropped to 1,412 from 1,841. This could be the result of deployment of women patrol-teams in markets and periodic holding of self-defence classes. Tap in for more news from Delhi.
AAP criticizes Centre for CBI's 'raid' at Deputy CM's residence
Criticizing the Centre for CBI's action, which is being claimed as a 'raid' at Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said the BJP-led government is not letting state government do its work. Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that instead of 'daily harassment', the Centre should suspend the Kejriwal government. The CBI has denied AAP's charge of any 'raid'.
Fate of 123 wakf properties in Delhi remains undecided
A government-appointed committee recommended the Delhi wakf commissioner to take a final call on the ownership rights of the 123 prime wakf properties. These are located in prime real estate such as Connaught Place, Janpath, etc and are worth crores of rupees. This recommendation comes as a setback to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) that challenged the UPA government's decision to de-notify the properties.
Delhi traders anxious about technology based GST
Recovering from demonetization, traders of Delhi's Sadar Bazar are worried about GST's impact and estimate that 20% of the traders would perish due to it. The essence of the tax regime is technology which scares them the most. Being technologically challenged, taking services online is being considered unfair by them. They estimate increased costs as they'll have to pay more to accountants.
Work started to decongest Delhi's Chirag Dilli
Conceptualized by traffic police and road owning agencies, PWD started decongesting a key south Delhi stretch, between Savitri Flyover and Chirag Dilli intersection. In its first phase, a slip road will be constructed for traffic heading towards Saket and Ambedkar Nagar from Savitri Flyover in order to reduce the vehicular volume at the Chirag Dilli crossing. Its construction will be completed by July 1.
Dwarka expressway finally inaugurated by Haryana CM
The Basai rail overbridge (ROB) also called as Dwarka Expressway was finally inaugurated after numerous delays by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. Fed up with waiting, some commuters had already started using one side of the overbridge. The 1.3-km ROB will make travelling between Kherki Daula and Farrukhnagar easy. It will save 30 minutes. It is also connected to Pataudi, Jhajjhar and Manesar.
Security boosted in the wake of India-Pakistan ICC final game
In the wake of India-Pakistan final match of ICC Champions trophy, Ghaziabad police has peaked security to keep a check on any kind of hooliganism or altercation among groups. Akash Tomar, the superintendent of police (city) said, ''Our teams will check hooliganism and also ensure that there is no trouble in sensitive areas. '' Meanwhile, the residents are excited to watch the match.Share this timeline