Delhi: Man kills pregnant wife for not making round chappatis
22-year-old pregnant Simran was murdered by her husband as she couldn't make round chappatis. The incident occurred in Delhi's Jahangirpur area. The victim's brother alerted cops after he found Simran lying unconscious and her four-year-old daughter locked in a room. The husband is absconding. The daughter told cops that her parents often argued over her mother's cooking-skills. Tap in for more from Delhi-NCR.
Delhi govt empowers colleges to issue driving licenses
Delhi government will launch a new system by September wherein students can apply for driving licenses at their colleges. The project will begin with polytechnic colleges followed by colleges like Ambedkar University. DU colleges will be included too. To be eligible, students must be above 18 and should have scored at least 6 out of 10 marks in an online test supervised by institutions.
After initial denial, cops confirm women were raped in Jewar
Following the arrest of four people, the Noida police confirmed that four women were gang-raped during Jewar robbery. The police became the object of severe criticism after they denied gang-rape during a press conference citing preliminary medical reports. Four women were dragged to a nearby village and gang-raped and one person was killed while resisting robbery in Jewar in May this year.
Major fire breaks out in Lok Nayak Bhawan
25 fire tenders rushed to Lok Nayak Bhawan in Khan market to douse a fire that broke out in building's fourth floor. Three heavy lift cranes were deployed too. The whole building, which houses several government offices including Enforcement Directorate's, was engulfed in smoke. The firemen rescued employees trapped in the building. Officials believe short-circuit might have triggered the fire, based on preliminary investigations.
Delhiites will soon keep tab on govt projects via app
With the intent of bringing full transparency in its work, Delhi government will launch an app by October that will enable Delhiites to keep tab on all government's projects and proposals as well as their progress. Government officials said details like start and completion dates, budget and status of implementation will be revealed on the app. The app's name is yet to be decided.
Villagers doubt Haryana govt's vow to provide uninterrupted power
Ever since Haryana government vowed to provide 24X7 power to rural Gurugram from August 15, panchayat officials doubt whether government will keep its promise. There are many villages that still don't have power connections despite installed electric poles ."For last ten years, we have not had electricity at night. In several areas, there are electric poles but no power connections," Badha village sarpanch said.
Delhi: Swine flu kills 600 people, 12,500 cases across India
According to official data, swine flu claimed four lives in Delhi with 241 people testing positive as of July 9. "People are visiting hospitals late. This is why there have been more deaths. If patients are put on Tamiflu, the drug, as soon as symptoms appear, many lives can be saved," Dr Jagdish Prasad said. 600 people have died across country due to it.