Delhi

Wheelchair-Bound Delhi Woman Alleges Discrimination By Uber In Viral Post

“I’m not ashamed of my disability. I endure it every day,” 24-year-old Preeti Singh tells. She makes her way around the capital on low-floor DTC buses, uses the Delhi metro and takes cabs almost every other day. But a recent experience with two separate Uber drivers left her “humiliated.” She wrote about the discrimination she faced as a woman in a wheelchair on Monday in a Facebook post that has

Shiv Sena attacks BJP for letting Kanhaiya Kumar get free publicity

In a veiled attack on the BJP for letting JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar get “free publicity”, ally Shiv Sena Monday sought to know how he got bail in such a short span of time when others charged with ‘sedition’ are still languishing in jails. “(Union Minister) Venkaiah Naidu said Kanhaiya Kumar is getting free publicity. If that is so, who is responsible for letting him get free publicity? Today, nothing

Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech: Oxford researcher Sarmila Bose

On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, named Sarmila Bose and my book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, during her fiery response on the issue of freedom of speech. The minister’s introduction of me was most kind, and her remarks raise important issues about how to study the past and what happens when freedom

Snapdeal Employee Dipti Sarna Says Kidnappers Took Care Of Her

Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna, who went missing near Delhi two days ago, has returned home and told the police that she was kidnapped by four people at knife-point. Dipti, 24, called her parents at around 7 this morning and said she was on a train to Delhi. “She called me and said Papa I am fine, please pick me up,” her father Narendra Sarna said. Dipti has told the police

Anti-national activities will not be tolerated, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Expressing his displeasure over anti-national activities at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the government will not tolerate any anti-national activities in the country and anyone raising anti-India slogans or questioning the nation’s unity and integrity, will not be spared. “Whatever is happening at JNU, I have given the required instructions and strict actions will be taken against them. We will not forgive them,” said

Nursery admissions: HC stays AAP govt’s order to scrap management quota

The Delhi high court on Thursday stayed the AAP government’s decision to scrap the controversial management quota in nursery admissions in capital’s private unaided schools. Justice Manmohan said the AAP government’s January 6 notification was ‘issued without any authority under law’ and it infringed on the private unaided schools’ autonomy. The HC also accepted 11 criteria proposed by the private schools’ association as a replacement for the 62 criteria scrapped

Have found solution to end ongoing MCD strike: Arvind Kejriwal

As the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees continue to protest over long-pending dues, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has tried to find a solution to end the ongoing strike. The AAP chief today took to Twitter saying, “We have tried to find a solution to ongoing MCD strike. Will announce at 3 pm. Hope it satisfies everyone and the

Delhi Police being used by BJP, RSS as their private army, alleges Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country. He condemned police’s purported assault on protesters, including women, demonstrating over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula near the RSS head office on January 30. “Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private

AAP MLA Mahendra Yadav gets bail in assault case

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Mahendra Yadav, who was sent to one-day police custody for assaulting a public servant on Friday, has been granted bail. The Vikaspuri MLA was arrested while he was protesting against Delhi Police for not filing an FIR in a rape case. The court had yesterday granted bail to four other accused – Rupesh Katyani, Devender Kumar, Roshan Kumar and Shailesh Kumar – who were also arrested

Arvind Kejriwal government sets up panel to probe crimes against women

The Delhi government  has constituted a commission of inquiry to look into the complaints of crime against women since February 2013. The government issued a notification in this connection on January 19 which became public on Wednesday. “The Delhi government chief minister Arvind kejriwal in pursuance of the resolution of Delhi assembly has decided to constitute an Independent Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952, for enquiring

Arvind Kejriwal heads to Bengaluru for naturopathy treatment

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is heading to Bengaluru today for a 10-day naturopathy treatment at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute, where he had undergone treatment for his chronic cough in March last year also. According to reports, Kejriwal, who also suffers from high sugar level, was supposed to leave for Bengaluru on December 22 but postponed the visit to oversee the implementation of the odd-even scheme in the national

Arvind Kejriwal seeks public opinion on odd-even reimplementation

Before jumping the gun and introducing second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday came out with an elaborate plan to seek public opinion on the road-rationing experiment. The government has decided to invite public suggestions on a six-point questionnaire which will initially be sought through email, while a a phone line would be introduced in the longer run. The decision