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Disabled man accused of rape

Victim a 23-yr-old DU student, claims she was forcibly married.

New Delhi: A physically-challenged youth has been accused of cheating, sedating and keeping a 23-year-old Delhi University student captive inside his house and raping her. The incident took place in Gokulpuri police station limits. The incident came to light on May 23 when the girl managed to evade from his captivity and approached the police.

Delhi: As trouble brews in BJP, slums are at the centre

Trouble appears to be brewing within the BJP over who gets to tap the capital’s slums for political gain. While Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had earlier spent a night in a slum, sources said Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel, too, seems to have developed a keen interest in slums, leading to some discomfiture. In a recent executive meet, both leaders had announced that reports of a rift between them were "due to a misunderstanding" which had been cleared. Sources, however, said that may not be entirely the case.

Keep hostel fee for girls, boys same: DCW to Hindu College

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Friday sent a notice to Hindu College principal Anju Srivastava, asking her to keep the girls and boys hostel fee the same. The issue dates back to last year, when women students had protested against high fees and allegedly discriminatory rules in a new hostel built for women. Following protests, admission was stalled in the hostel, which is yet to become operational.

Delhi: Govt sets deadline for drain desilting

Ahead of the onset of monsoon season in the capital, the secretary of the Public Works Department (PWD) has sought details of all drains that have been desilted and cleaned so far. "Every official has to submit desilting plans for drains in their areas by June 15. If there is some delay due to any reason, the report should be submitted by June 30. No extension will be given. I will visit the areas and if anyone is found furnishing wrong data, they will be held accountable," PWD secretary Ashwani Kumar said.

Another defamation suit against Delhi CM

State executive member of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Bhartiya Janta Party.

New Delhi: A criminal defamation case has been filed against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Friday. The case was filed by Ankit Bhardwaj, state executive member of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Bhartiya Janta Party. He was accused by the AAP leaders for attacking the sacked Delhi water minister Mr Kapil Mishra..