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Man who made ‘ransom call’ to Najeeb Ahmed’s kin interrogated

A man, who was arrested for allegedly making a ransom call to missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed’s relatives demanding Rs 20 lakh for his release, was interrogated by police at length on Monday. Even though Najeeb’s family had yesterday denied receiving any ransom call, the missing JNU student’s cousin Sadaf Musharraf today claimed that her father had indeed received such a call around January 15 and had informed police about it.

Nursery classes in Delhi government schools?

Education directorate asks its officials to identify Sarvodaya schools for this purpose.

New Delhi: As private schools in Delhi are about to close their application process for nursery admissions, the directorate of education (DoE) has directed its officials to identify Sarvodaya schools where nursery classes could be introduced.

20-year-old stabs minor for revenge

Victim on Thursday went to Begumpur Park with his friends to play cricket.

New Delhi: To avenge his brother’s beating, a 20-year-old youth allegedly stabbed a juvenile in South Delhi’s Begumpur Park area on Thursday. Zafar (name changed) sustained injuries on his hand and back when the accused attacked him in broad daylight.

To cut traffic woes, e-ways put on national projects list

The project has already been delayed by several years despite it being regularly monitored by the Supreme Court.

New Delhi: In order to meet the set deadline, the Union government has recently included Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways in the category of "national projects" list under "Pragati II". Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cabinet secretary P.K. Sinha will be reviewing the project every month so that they are completed on time. The project has already been delayed by several years despite it being regularly monitored by the Supreme Court.

Delhi confidential: What’s cooking?

What’s Cooking?

AJIT SINGH, whose RLD has been left to fight alone in Uttar Pradesh, is exploring other options. The RLD chief is learnt to be in touch with a dozen-odd small outfits representing different caste groups in the state. He had a long discussion over the political situation in the state with JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and K C Tyagi in the national capital on Saturday and is also learnt to have broached the subject with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has addressed a number of meetings in Uttar Pradesh in the past three months. Tyagi and Yadav were in Patna on Sunday and indications are that Nitish will unveil the party’s plans for Uttar Pradesh among other political issues at JD(U)’s core group meeting on Monday.

A year after Rohith Vemula suicide, signs of rift in student unity

Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide, after he alleged harassment by University of Hyderabad (UoH) authorities, had brought together Left wing and Dalit student organisations at the institution. But, one year down the line, signs of rift are showing, with many alleging that the Left organisations do not want Dalit outfits to grow on their own and only use them for political benefits.

‘Outsiders’ rumour: 75-year-old NRI, disabled daughter assaulted

A 75-year-old NRI woman and her differently abled daughter (45) were allegedly dragged out of their car and brutally assaulted in Hooghly on Saturday, all because of a rumour. Police said the daughter was also molested by some villagers. The trigger was a message circulating on social media which claimed that "outsiders were kidnapping children", police said. Eleven people have been arrested and produced in a court at Chinsurah. The incident took place in Asanpur village near Hooghly’s Balagar area on Saturday afternoon.