What's up with Delhi today?
31 Dec 2016
- As the year comes to an end, data by Delhi Police showed a glimmer of hope as crimes marginally dipped in the city.
- Meanwhile, deputy CM of Delhi became the latest victim of burglary as thieves make away with laptops and letterheads.
- And, JNU which made quite some noise in the beginning of this year, continues to be a news-maker.
Laptops and documents stolen from Manish Sisodia's office
- Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's Patparganj office was burgled on Friday morning.
- The burglars entered the office by cutting the wire mesh and turned away the CCTV cameras.
- Laptops, letter pads and video recorder connected to CCTVs were stolen.
- Police suspect that letterheads might be stolen to access government documents by the miscreants.
- Former office bearers and some party workers are being questioned.
Three-year-old sexually assaulted by cab driver
- A cab driver was arrested by police after he was accused of sexually molesting a three-year-old girl, in the car.
- Driver molested the girl while dropping her home in Sarai Rohilla, after school and threatened to repeat the act if she told anyone.
- Victim's mother got suspicious at the unusually quiet nature of the girl, who has been sent for counselling.
Slight dip in crimes this year, motor vehicles theft increase
- According to Delhi Police's crime data, crimes in the capital showed a marginal dip this year.
- While crimes like molestation, robbery and rapes declined, motor vehicles theft increased with 5,250 more complaints this year than last year.
- 2069 rape cases were registered in 2016, which meant a rape every four hours.
Absence of boat rides make Purana Quila a dull affair
- Purana Quila lake which used to be a major attraction for visitors has been closed down after DTTDC failed to renew its contract with the ASI.
- Officials said that the lake used to earn revenue up to ₹9 lakh, which has now dried-out.
- Light and sound show at the Quila has not been getting visitors either, after zoo and the lake were closed down.
JNU administration warns professor for addressing students
- Nivedita Menon, a JNU professor was served notice by the administration for her address to students, against suspension of 12 students.
- The university had earlier expelled 12 students for disrupting a meeting by violent behaviour.
- It called Menon's address, 'violation of university rules' as gherao and addresses like these are prohibited in the campus.
- Peaceful protests are allowed 20m away from the administration building.
Police putting reflector tapes on vehicles to avoid accidents
- Ghaziabad traffic police is undertaking drive to put reflector tapes on vehicles to minimize road accidents during fog.
- Reflector tapes are coated with mica, which illuminates, thus alerting commuters and vehicles.
- Police have put up tapes on 400 vehicles on accident prone sites, since Thursday.
- 352 lives were lost in 752 road accidents, till October this year, which is the highest in five years.
Rapid Metro project gets delayed due to lack of cash
- Phase 2 of the Rapid Metro project is facing shortage of manpower due to lack of cash.
- Demonetization-hit contractors are unable to pay labourers in cash, which has stalled work.
- The metro line which will run between Sikanderpur metro station and Golf course extension was expected to be completed by 2016.
- Unavailability of workers and clearances delay have pushed the deadline to February 2017.