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    32-year-old man arrested for stealing laptops in Delhi Metro

    New Delhi: A notorious laptop thief who targeted people travelling in the Delhi Metro was arrested, police said Thursday. The accused was identified as 32-year-old Raqib Ahmad, a resident of Sri Nagar district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Delhi Police’s Metro unit said in a statement here.

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation revenue up 73% in 4 years

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro’s revenues increased by more than 73 per cent in the last four years, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. In a written reply given by Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was shown to have earned Rs 1,505.84 crore, Rs 1,649.19 crore, Rs 1,765.38 crore, and Rs 2,612.80 crore, in four years from 2014 to 2018. As the figures show, the DMRC’s

  • Delhi Metro: Pink Line’s South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section to open on August 6

    New Delhi: The over 8 km-long South Campus-Lajpat Nagar section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line, billed as a “corridor for shoppers” is all set to be inaugurated on August 6, officials said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri are slated to jointly inaugurate it on next Monday morning.

  • Delhi Metro’s violet line services disrupted after railing collapses due to heavy rains

    New Delhi, Commuters on the Violet Line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) had a tough time reaching their destinations on Thursday when, forced by wind, a portion of the railing broke away and fell on tracks near Lajpat Nagar, obstructing the run of the trains. The DMRC attributed the mishap to wind and rain that lashed the city briefly in the evening and resorted to run trains in short loops

  • The Mavericks of Mussoorie: Life in the Corridors of Power by M. Ramachandran- Review

    Indian democracy and its bureaucracy is a very complex subject. Without understanding both, it remains mysterious how Indian democracy works. To know how Indian democracy works, it is a prerequisite to first perceive how its driving force, called Indian Administrative Services, that is, IAS, works. This book is a chronicle of a 38-year career of an upright, senior bureaucrat.

  • ESMA might be imposed to prevent strike by Delhi Metro staff: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: As non-executive staff of the DMRC threatened to go on strike from midnight, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his government might impose the Essential Services Maintenance Act to ensure smooth functioning of the Delhi Metro, even as he appealed to the employees to not resort to it.

  • Delhi Metro services may get severely hit due to strike from June 30

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro services might be severely affected after next two days as the non-executive staff of the transporter have threatened to go on strike from June 30 if their demands are not met by then. There are nearly 12,000 people employed with the transporter, with non-executive staffers accounting for about 9,000. Some of the non-executive staff of the DMRC have been demonstrating at a few metro stations, including Yamuna Bank

  • Delhi metro, Magenta Line stations

    Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line inaugurated

    New Delhi: The 24.82-km Kalkaji Mandir-Janakpuri West stretch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line was inaugurated today, which will bring domestic terminal of the city airport on the DMRC network and cut travel time between Noida and Gurgaon by at least 30 minutes. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the corridor at Nehru Enclave metro station.

  • Delhi Metro steel girder falls in Ghaziabad, few injured

    New Delhi: A steel girder of the Delhi Metro today fell in Ghaziabad’s Mohan Nagar area, injuring a few people, a DMRC official said. “As per initial information, it appears that a steel girder, which was erected for constructing a footover bridge at Mohan Nagar, fell. Few injuries have been reported. However, we are still verifying the details,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson said. “The Chief Project Manager and General

  • Why invite a troublemaker?

    If you know someone is habitually used to creating trouble, he is a threat to orderly conduct of official business, why would you be keen to have him as a guest, especially when there is no legal or official obligation? We ask these questions in view of a needless controversy over the lack of an invite to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the inauguration of the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Magenta line section

    Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the new 12.64 km section of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line and along with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a ride in the train.  The section connects Botanical Garden station in Noida to south Delhi’s Kalkaji Mandir station.

  • PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line today

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro, which is expected to make commuting between South Delhi and Noida hassle-free. Prime Minister Modi will reportedly address the gathering at the Botanical Garden Metro Station after taking a ride along the new section of the transport network.