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  • MCD Election 2017: 'The Child Is Dead,' Says Top Delhi Congress Leader Arvinder Lovely As He Joins BJP
    In an exit timed to hurt, former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely today walked out of his party and joined the BJP, declaring that the Congress had "died" under the present leadership. The former Delhi minister was welcomed into the BJP by party chief Amit Shah and its Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari.
  • White Alert At Bengaluru Lake Again, Froth Flies After Rains In Bellandur
    The terrible froth in Bengaluru's Bellandur lake has flared up again after a bout of rain on Sunday. The net that was fixed around the lake to try and hold the foam back collapsed. For the last two days, Gouts of foam with embedded dirt and muck came onto the road, spattering passers-by -the same foam had brought media attention to the plight of the lake in 2015.
  • Green Panel NGT Issues Notice To Delhi Government Over Factories In Residential Areas
    A resident in Delhi today moved the National Green Tribunal against unauthorised industrial units located in residential areas, prompting the green panel to seek response from the Delhi government and others. A bench, headed by Justice Jawad Rahim, issued notices to the Delhi government, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Delhi Jal Board, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and others while seeking their reply before May 15.
  • CCTV Shows Pune Car Accident, People Flung In Air, 3-Year-Old Dead
    A horrific CCTV footage from Pune has captured a speeding car mowing down five persons - two of them children -- who were waiting to cross a road. The impact is so great that two of them get thrown more than 30 feet away. Two others get dragged under the vehicle. Three-year-old Isha Vishwakarma and her mother Pooja Vishwakarma, died on the spot.
  • The First Underwater Tunnel To Run Beneath The Ganga, 1.7 Kms Long
    The Kolkata Metro will be the first project in India to have an underwater tunnel. The construction of the tunnel, which will run under the river Ganga, has already started. It is part of the Kolkata Metro's east-west corridor. Visiting the site, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said, "this is the first such project in the country. Building a tunnel under the river had never taken place elsewhere in India. Further, being built under the Ganga, it has an emotional value as well."
  • 4 Men Stranded In Boat Off Mumbai Rescued By Navy Helicopter
    Four men stranded in a tugboat off Mumbai were rescued by Navy divers and a helicopter late on Monday night.
  • MCD Elections 2017: Need VVPAT To Keep Tab On Civic Poll Results, AAP Tells Court
    The use of VVPAT or Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail machines should be allowed along with the Electronic Voting Machines during the upcoming civic polls in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party requested the Delhi High Court today. The appeal comes amid the huge controversy over the use of EVMs. Opposition parties, including AAP, contend that EVMS were tampered with in the recently held assembly elections and demand that the Election Commission reverts to the use of old-style ballot papers.
  • MCD Election 2017: Sacked AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar Allegedly Backs BJP Candidate
    In September last year, AAP leader Sandeep Kumar, then the Women and Child Welfare Minister in Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet, was caught in a sex scandal leading to his sacking and arrest. This, after a video tape purportedly featuring him surfaced, And now, less than a week before the Delhi civic elections, the leader has been featured in yet another video in which he is supporting a BJP candidate.
  • Section Of Ola, Uber Drivers On Strike In Delhi, No Major Impact
    A section of app-based taxi drivers of Ola and Uber in Delhi are staying off the roads of the capital today. However, their strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region. Regular users of Uber and Ola were anticipating trouble commuting today when the drivers threatened to go on a day's strike against what they call "low fares" set by the cab aggregators.
  • MCD Election 2017: All You Need To Know
    The elections to the three municipal corporations in the National Capital will be held on April 23. The civic body elections are being seen as a popularity test for the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party which lost the Rajouri Garden seat to the BJP in the by-elections, for the BJP, these elections are a prestige issue - the party will be looking to return to power for a third consecutive term.
  • 5-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Juvenile In Delhi's Rohini
    A five-year-old girl was raped by a juvenile in Vijay Vihar area of Rohini on Monday.
  • Businessman's Body With Bullet Injuries Found In Car In Delhi's Jamia Nagar
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday met Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui in Guwahati and discussed various issues of mutual interest and concern.
  • App-Based Taxi Drivers To Strike In Delhi On Tuesday
    Delhi commuters will need to brace for a no-show of taxis and autos on Tuesday as a total of 13 associations of app-based taxi and auto-drivers will observe a day-long strike against their partners Ola and Uber.
  • Haryana Police Arrests Gang Before Loot In Gurgaon House
    The Haryana Police have arrested six men and one woman, all members of the same gang who were planning to commit loot in a house in DLF Phase-II of Gurugram, adjoining New Delhi, police said on Monday.
  • MCD Election 2017: What Are The Chances For AAP In Municipal Polls
    For the Aam Aadmi Party which is coping with loss in Rajouri Garden by-poll and assembly polls in Punjab and Goa, the MCD election on April 23 is crucial. It will be seen as a report card for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government that he formed two years ago after winning 67 out of 70 assembly seats.

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