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23 Jun 2017

Delhi firm shells out Rs. 16lakh for car number '0001'

A Delhi-based firm paid Rs. 16 lakh to the transport department for a vanity plate bearing car registration number '0001' in an e-auction last week.

This is the highest amount paid till date. This broke the previous record of Rs. 12.5 lakh, set in September'14.

The department started e-auctioning fancy registration numbers in 2014.

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Trial run of Shakurpur-Mayapuri metro line begins

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) began the trial run on the 6.5km stretch between Shakurpur and Mayapuri section of the upcoming Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor.

But, it will take six more months before the corridor is commissioned.

The new trains come with high levels of automation and need trials. Initially, trains will be run by train operators, but gradually, driverless operations will be possible.


Ex-custom officer arrested for selling dried genitals of lizards

In a raid jointly conducted by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, WTI and forest officers from Noida, the officials arrested a former customs officer turned occult practitioner for trying to sell dried genitals of monitor lizards as 'Hatha Jodi'.

An official said, "It is only a code word for illegal monitor lizard parts."

The forest department has booked the accused under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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Delhi man dupes 2000 people of Rs. 20 crore

A Delhi based man was arrested for tricking more than 2000 people into giving him their money and ended up amassing pots of money to the tune of Rs. 20 crore. The police have lodged 10 FIRs against him. They have received over 500 complaints.


German national alleges rape by husband in Punjab

German national alleges rape by husband in Punjab

A German national filed a complaint in Delhi's Paharganj area alleging that she was raped by her Indian husband and assaulted by her father-in-law in Punjab's Gurdaspur.

When the couple were in Delhi to complete immigration formalities, the woman alleged that her husband forced himself on her following which she filed the complaint.

Based on her complaint, the police have registered a case.


MG Road groping: Police arrest one in Gurugram

In a major breakthrough in the MG Road groping case in which two students were harassed and groped, the police arrested taxi driver Ravinder.

According to police, in the CCTV footage it was Ravinder who tried to harass the girls.

An official said, "He has also revealed the name of one of his friends and we are trying to locate him as well."


Girl with polio gifted a scooty for scoring high marks

Girl with polio gifted a scooty for scoring high marks

District magistrate Ministhy S gifted a girl, who has a polio-affected leg, a scooter for having scored 80% in her Class XII boards.

Initially the DM had gifted her the two-wheeler without support wheels, but Nagar had insisted that she be given a scooter without support wheels.

DM heeded to her request on the condition that she would be able to handle the vehicle.

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