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BSES Lok Adalats settle a record 5,600 power theft cases

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In a successful exercise designed to avoid judicial delays, BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), has settled a record number of power theft cases with a value of around Rs 50 crore through special Lok Adalats, it announced on Monday. The computerised Lok Adalats organised over the weekend as a paperless process by BSES Rajdhani ...

1 day ago
Child death: Culpable homicide case against Fortis management, doctors

Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Two FIRs, including of culpable homicide, have been registered against Gurugram's Fortis hospital management and doctors regarding the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September, a district official said. The hospital will also face civil action on three counts in the case, a Haryana government official told IANS, adding that Health Minister Anil Vi...

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66.75% turnout in Gujarat poll's first phase

Gandhinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) The first phase of Gujarat assembly elections on Saturday saw a 66.75 per cent turnout, according to final figures released by the Election Commission on Sunday. The maximum voting (79.15 per cent) was seen in the tribal district of Narmada, followed by Tapi with 78.56 per cent, and the minimum (59.39 per cent) recorded in Devbhoomi Dwarka district. The...

2 days ago
Gujarat first phase polling likely to cross 70%

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Gujarat on Saturday held the first of its two-phase polling, registering 68 per cent voting, which is expected to cross 70 per cent -- similar to the 2012 figure. The election was peaceful, barring some incidents of skirmishes, while around 100 complaints of EVM malfunctioning were received. Till late in the evening, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gujarat of...

2 days ago
Gujarat records 68% voting in first phase, expected to cross 70%: EC

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) An estimated 68 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in 89 constituencies in Gujarat till 5 p.m., with the Election Commission saying the figure is likely to cross 70 per cent. Addressing a press conference Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said polling was going on till late at many places, and those who were in the qu...

2 days ago
Gujarat sees enthusiastic voting amid rising complaints against EVMs

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 30 per cent ballotting was registered till afternoon in Gujarat's first phase Assembly elections, as enthusiastic voters queued up in large numbers amid rising complaints of malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The Election Commission also received complaints of EVMs being connected to Bluetooth or WiFi from Porbandar. By noon, over 32 ...

2 days ago
EVM, VVPAT glitches mark 10% polling in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Visible enthusiasm among voters marked the first phase of Gujarat election on Saturday as large queues lined up outside 24,689 polling booths. The Election Commission said it received several complaints against malfunctioning EVMs and VVPATs, while the Model Code of Conduct was also violated at a few places. In the first two hours of polling in 89 constituencies...

2 days ago
Polling begin in Gujarat election's first phase

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) The first of Gujarat's two-phase assembly polls began on Saturday across 89 constituencies spread out in the 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and southern regions. A total of 977 candidates are in the fray from Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Rajkot, Botad, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, Bharuch, Narmada, Surat, Ta...

3 days ago
Gujarat set for first phase of Assembly polls

Gandhinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Gujarat is all set for Saturday's first phase of Assembly elections in which 977 candidates will battle it out to get elected from 89 of the 182 constituencies, with the ruling BJP facing a strong Congress challenge. The 89 constituencies are spread out in the 19 districts of Kutch, Saurashtra and southern regions. High-pitched campaigning, involving among othe...

5 days ago
BSES to hold Lok Adalats for power theft cases on December 9-10

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) BSES, one of Delhi's two electricity distribution companies (discoms), on Wednesday announced that special Lok Adalats to settle power theft cases in the areas under its jurisdiction will be held on December 9 and 10. In a release here, the discom said notices had been sent in this regard to 20,000 consumers of both BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna P...

11 days ago
Son of Hizbul chief among 18 injured in Tihar jail scuffle

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Syed Shahid Yusuf, the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, suffered injuries along with 17 other prisoners in a scuffle that took place over a week ago between Tihar jail inmates and security guards, leading the high court to set up a committee to investigate the matter, officials said on Thursday. Tihar authorities on Wednesday sent a report to the H...

11 days ago
ED conducts searches at 7 places in Rs 5,000-cr money laundering case

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday searched the premises of Sanjeev Mahajan and other businessmen in connection with a money laundering probe involving over Rs 5,000 crore, officials said. An ED official told IANS that searches were conducted at seven locations, the premises of Mahajan in Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and Babar Road in Delhi. The businessman is a...

11 days ago
ED searches properties of Ahmed Patel's close aide

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said its officials were searching the houses and other premises of Sanjeev Mahajan, a close aide of Congress leader Ahmed Patel, and other businessmen in an alleged money laundering case involving the Sandesara Group of companies. An ED spokesperson said searches were conducted at the premises of Mahajan in Mayur Vihar Phas...

12 days ago
Girl death: Panel finds 'irregularities' by Fortis

Gurugram, Nov 29 (IANS) A four-member panel, probing the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of almost Rs 16 lakh slapped on the parents, has found irregularities by the hospital, an informed source said on Wednesday. The panel, headed by Haryana's Additional Director General of Health Rajeev Vadhera, was probing Fortis Memorial Research I...

16 days ago
Not only fare hike, other factors too cost Delhi Metro ridership: Centre

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday rejected reports that Delhi Metro lost over three lakh commuters everyday after a steep fare hike came into effect in October, saying not only fares but other factors were also responsible for the ridership decline and that there is no hand of the Centre in it. Is there any relationship between the...

18 days ago
Principal, other school staff summoned over sexual assault of minor girl

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday summoned the manager, principal, two teachers and ayah of the school where a four-year-old student allegedly sexually assaulted his classmate for its inquiry Considering the seriousness of the matter, the commission issued notices to school principal, two teachers, manager and other school st...

18 days ago
Minor rape victim's mother demands strong action against school staff

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The mother of a four-year-old girl sexually assaulted by a classmate in west Delhi school demanded on Thursday strong action against school staff whose laxity led to the crime in a classroom last week. I am shocked to share that my child, a student of a school in Sector-7 in Dwarka, was sexually assaulted by one of her minor classmates while the teacher was outsi...

18 days ago
Truck driver, accomplice held for stealing goods worth Rs 40 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A truck driver and his accomplice have been arrested on charge of stealing an online service aggregator's goods worth over Rs 40 in south Delhi, police said on Thursday. Accused driver Sanjay Kumar Yadav, 32, and Hukam Dev Yadav, 26, were arrested on Wednesday from Pochanpur village in west Delhi's Dwarka. They are resident of Delhi's Najafgarh and Brijwasan area...

20 days ago
Criminal escapes after gunfight in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A criminal wanted for murder in Punjab escaped while two others were arrested after a gunfight with the police here on Tuesday. The fighting followed a raid the Delhi Police and Punjab Police conducted in Dwarka Mor area to apprehend two men from the state wanted for several crimes, a police officer here said. No casualties were reported on either side i...

20 days ago
5 arrested after gunfight in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday exchanged fire with a group of criminals here during a raid conducted jointly with the Punjab police to apprehend a wanted criminal from the state. Five persons have been detained for interrogation and no casualties were reported on either side in the gunfight, according to police. A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recover...

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