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Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

03 Aug 2020

Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain has confessed to his involvement in the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi earlier this year, according to police records.

How local communities in the Northeast are helping fight COVID-19

25 Jul 2020

How local communities in the Northeast are helping fight COVID-19

While the major hotspots of Delhi and Mumbai are starting to control the spread of the coronavirus, the outbreak has been getting worse in the Northeastern states.

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

21 Jul 2020

Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.21 lakh after record spike

14 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.21 lakh after record spike

India on Saturday reported roughly 12,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record spike. The nationwide tally has now crossed 3.21 lakh while the death toll stands at 9,200.

CBSE designates 3,000 schools as evaluation centers for Class-X/XII exams

09 May 2020

CBSE designates 3,000 schools as evaluation centers for Class-X/XII exams

The evaluation process for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and XII board examinations will start from Sunday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh 'Nishank' Pokhriyal has announced.

CBSE to hold pending board exams between July 1-15

08 May 2020

CBSE to hold pending board exams between July 1-15

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the pending Class X and XII board examinations in the first two weeks of July, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development said on Friday.

Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

02 May 2020

Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Zafarul Islam Khan has been booked under sedition charges over a controversial social media post. Khan has been accused of promoting enmity between religious groups.

Delhi: Students till Class VIII to be promoted without exams

30 Mar 2020

Delhi: Students till Class VIII to be promoted without exams

The Delhi government on Monday announced that government school students till Class VIII will be promoted to the next class without appearing for examinations.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

'84 riots survivor saved 60 Muslims during Delhi violence

08 Mar 2020

'84 riots survivor saved 60 Muslims during Delhi violence

As a violent mob ravaged Northeast Delhi two weeks ago, a man and his son saved as many as 60 lives in the Gokulpuri locality.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

07 Mar 2020

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

Delhi violence: New video of shooting from hospital terrace emerges

06 Mar 2020

Delhi violence: New video of shooting from hospital terrace emerges

Recently, shocking visuals of a group of miscreants shooting from the terrace of a hospital in Northeast Delhi had emerged.

Delhi riots: Murder-accused, suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain gets arrested

05 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Murder-accused, suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain gets arrested

Expelled AAP leader Tahir Hussain, who is an accused in the murder case of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma, was on Thursday arrested after a Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court rejected his surrender plea.

Delhi riots: New video shows mob cornered cops, pelted stones

05 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: New video shows mob cornered cops, pelted stones

At the peak of last week's violence in Northeast Delhi's Chand Bagh area, the Delhi Police found itself helpless, a new video shows.

Northeast Delhi violence: HC stresses on security at exam centers

04 Mar 2020

Northeast Delhi violence: HC stresses on security at exam centers

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and the police to ensure security at board examination centers in Northeast Delhi, which was hit by communal violence recently.

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

04 Mar 2020

Hate-speech case: CJI slams petitioner Harsh Mander for decrying SC

Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

#DelhiRiots: Shahrukh, who fired bullets, pointed gun at cop, arrested

03 Mar 2020

#DelhiRiots: Shahrukh, who fired bullets, pointed gun at cop, arrested

Days after he fired multiple rounds of bullets at Delhi Police, Shahrukh was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. On February 24, he pointed a gun at a constable, who faced him with a lathi.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

With the dust on one of the worst communal clashes to hit Delhi settling, officials are assessing the damage and the details are staggering.

Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

02 Mar 2020

Kejriwal announces Rs. 1cr compensation for deceased IB officer's family

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs. 1 crore for the family of the Intelligence Bureau officer, Ankit Sharma, killed in the recent violence in Northeast Delhi.

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

02 Mar 2020

Did politicians' hate-speech spark Delhi riots? SC to hear plea

Hate speech of politicians that may have played a major role in last week's violence in Delhi will be taken up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said today.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

#DelhiViolence: Property gutted, riot-victims struggle to show proofs for compensation

02 Mar 2020

#DelhiViolence: Property gutted, riot-victims struggle to show proofs for compensation

Last week, residents of riot-hit areas of Northeast Delhi struggled to stay alive, and now the victims are trying to pick up the pieces.

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

01 Mar 2020

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.

They were in thousands: ACP, injured in riots, recalls horror

29 Feb 2020

They were in thousands: ACP, injured in riots, recalls horror

This week's Hindu-Muslim riot in Northeast Delhi took the lives of more than 40 people, including a head constable and an IB officer, injured hundreds, and ravaged property worth lakhs.

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

29 Feb 2020

Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7

Schools in Northeast Delhi have been ordered shut till March 7, officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Saturday, according to PTI.

'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

29 Feb 2020

'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi.

Delhi: Why 80,000-strong force couldn't stop riots

29 Feb 2020

Delhi: Why 80,000-strong force couldn't stop riots

The Delhi Police, that has more than 80,000 personnel, was not prepared to handle the violence that hit Northeast Delhi this week. While rioters went on a rampage, cops couldn't figure out how to deal with them.

Shahrukh, who fired at Delhi police, escaped; kin untraceable too

28 Feb 2020

Shahrukh, who fired at Delhi police, escaped; kin untraceable too

On Monday, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in Delhi, a daunting image was plastered across TV news channels.

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.

Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving

28 Feb 2020

Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving

This week, India's national capital, Delhi, was rocked by Hindu-Muslim riots, in which 38 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

28 Feb 2020

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.

Delhi violence: 2 SITs to probe case; all FIRs transferred

27 Feb 2020

Delhi violence: 2 SITs to probe case; all FIRs transferred

Days after communal violence erupted in Northeast Delhi, two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) were formed on Thursday to probe the case.

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

27 Feb 2020

Double punishment if AAP leaders found guilty of violence: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

27 Feb 2020

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

IPL 2020: Guwahati to host two home matches of RR

27 Feb 2020

IPL 2020: Guwahati to host two home matches of RR

Rajasthan Royals will have two of their home games held in Guwahati in the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

27 Feb 2020

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

27 Feb 2020

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.