Abhinav Rajput

Abhinav Rajput was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Abhinav Rajput

Rajouri Garden bypoll: Voters say AAP MLA deserted them

While the problem of parking and sanitation figured on the priority list of in urban pockets of Rajouri Garden and Tagore Garden, people living in slum and village areas said issues of road maintenance, sewerage overflow and lack of clean water were not addressed in the past two years.

BJP supporters celebrate the victory of party candidate Majinder Singh Sirsa in Rajouri Garden bypoll on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 11:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Bypoll results 2017 Highlights: Congress’ Hemant Katare wins MP’s Ater by 857 votes, BJP wins 5 seats

Counting of votes began on Thursday across 10 assembly constituencies in eight states, including Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.

BJP workers play holi with a giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party’s victory in the UP and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on March 11.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2017 08:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haider, Abhinav Rajput, Ranjan Kumar Srivastava and Sanjoy Kumar Dey

South Delhi Municipal Corporation to launch mobile app to monitor vector-borne diseases

The application, which in the completion stage, will have a feature to mark every household visited by domestic breeding checkers (DBCs). It will have sub-sections through which the DBCs can mark the number of times they have visited a house, areas where breeding was found, challans issued and steps taken to control it.

At least 79 cases of chikungunya were reported in Delhi this year even though the season of the vector-borne diseases had ended in December. Twenty-four cases of dengue were reported in the last three months, according to a municipal report released on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2017 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCD election: Swaraj India ‘whistle-blowers’ will expose AAP, BJP, Cong ‘lies’

Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India will use its party symbol to embarrass leaders from BJP, Congress and AAP by blowing the whistle at rallies every time they make ‘false promises’ or take credit for work not done by them.

The party wants to use its political symbol ‘whistle’ in the corporation elections as a tool to embarrass rival leaders and discourage them from making false promises.
Updated on Apr 11, 2017 10:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Rajouri Garden bypoll: Voters say leaders change, but issues remain the same

Voters in the constituency listed parking, unauthorised construction, road maintenance, sanitation and sewerage as main issues that have remained unresolved for years now.

People line up to cast vote during by-election to Rajouri Garden assembly constituency in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2017 07:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Actor to athlete: Meet Swaraj India’s young Turks in MCD polls

With an average age of 39 and three candidates who are all of 18 years, Swaraj India says “winnability” for it means bringing people from different backgrounds who have worked towards bringing about a positive change in society.

Kajal Sharma, youngest candidate of Swaraj India campaigning for the MCD polls.
Updated on Apr 13, 2017 07:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi: Low turnout in Rajouri Garden by poll, 47% cast votes

At a booth in J block, only seven people voted till 9 am while another booth in Cambridge school recorded 80 voters out of the 1,000 registered there.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Ajay Maken speaks to media after casting his vote for the Rajouri Garden bypolls.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2017 11:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Liquor ban: Delhi’s highway hotels offer rooms, with drinks on the side

Several budget hotels in Mahipalpur falling along the national highway (NH 8) that do not even have the licence to serve liquor, are offering it in the rooms for the guests thereby negating the court’s order meant to curb drunk driving.

Smaller hotels in Mahipalpur are serving liquor in the rooms to guests, in violation of the law.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2017 04:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCD polls: Delhi slum clusters wait for promised development

About one-third of Delhi lives in sub-standard housing, which includes 695 slums and JJ Clusters, 1,797 unauthorised colonies, old dilapidated areas and 362 villages. Among them, those living in slums and JJ clusters put up in the most inhuman conditions lacking even basic facilities like toilets and sewer.

According to a rough estimate, 300 of the 800 slum clusters in Delhi are located in east and northeast Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCD elections: Swaraj India tells candidates to use same picture, wear party colour

The party has asked all its candidates to use the same picture in its posters, hoardings, placards and other poll campaign materials that they will give to election commission to be used in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)

Yogendra Yadav, the founding member of Swaraj India, addressing students and teachers during a protest march. The party is contesting the MCD elections and has not been given a common poll symbol.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Houseful for last day, last show as Delhi’s Regal bids farewell

Regal Cinema’s final shows of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker and Sangam are headed for houseful as patrons bid adieu to Delhi’s iconic theatre.

The tickets for the final show at Regal Theatre on Thursday at 9pm.
Updated on Apr 03, 2017 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Racial attacks: Delhi has a history of violence against ‘Nigerians’

The conflict of races has gone hyperlocal in the Capital with people of African origin settling in ghettos across colonies owned by old-timers and their families. HT takes a look back at how Delhi has been unkind to Africans residing here.

People of African origin discussing their problems with Delhi Police officials in June 2016.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2017 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi’s Regal to bring down curtain with Raj Kapoor’s Sangam and Mera Naam Joker

Delhi’s iconic Regal cinema shuts down on Thursday after pulling through for 84 years. It was a popular hall where the likes of Raj Kapoor and Nargis attended premieres. Owners say their dwindling income made it impossible to keep it running.

Built in 1932, Regal cinema in Connaught Place was said to be a favourite of late actor Raj Kapoor. The owners are now trying to build a multiplex in its place.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2017 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCD election: Corporations struggle to maintain Delhi roads

All roads up to 60-feet wide are maitained by the municipal corporations. Multiplicity of agencies, unscientific approach in road repair and poor drainage has lead to several roads being left with potholes and cracks.

A potholed road Dallupura in east Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2017 11:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Illegal slaughterhouse crackdown: UP strike hits Delhi hard, meat supply down

Meat traders’ strike in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh has halved Delhi’s supply and sent the prices soaring, with mutton selling for Rs 500 a kilo in some areas on Monday.

Meat shops were closed following traders strike against the government’s crackdown on slaughter house in Ghaziabad on Monday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 06:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByParvez Sultan and Abhinav Rajput

MCD elections: Municipal corporations struggle to fix Delhi’s parking mess

Delhi adds 1,400 cars each day but civic bodies are yet to find a parking solution as space is limited and parking rates have not matched the demand to enhance infrastructure. Municipal corporations have failed to curb parking mafia and deliver on promises to deliver multi-level, automated parking lots.

Cars parked on the main road in Karol Bagh’s Ghaffar Market.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi’s Regal Cinema to turn into a multiplex after shutting down, says owner

Regal cinema in Connaught Place will close on March 31 after screening Phillauri starring Anushka Sharma. Owners say it will return as a multiplex next year.

Regal, the 84-year-old movie hall in the heart of Delhi, will close down on March 31. The next change, Anushka Sharma-starrer Phillauri, will be the last movie to be screened in the cinema’s current single-screen avatar.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2017 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi:

Get forms for new DDA housing scheme in Delhi from these eight banks

The DDA, which will launch its new housing scheme after the MCD polls, has roped in eight banks to help with the application and booking process.

The DDA has tied up with eight banks — five private and three government — for the scheme.(HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 24, 2017 09:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

MCD Polls: Delhi civic bodies ask politicians to remove posters, banners

The three corporations of Delhi — east, south and north — have ordered the removal of all promotional and political posters put up on walls in public places and residential areas, as model code of conduct is enforced in the city for upcoming municipal elections.

The Delhi civic bodies have asked officials to implement the Defacement of Property Act under which they have power to slap a fine of Rs 50,000 or send a person to six months in jail if he/she is found defacing public property. )(HT Photo for representational purpose only)
Updated on Mar 16, 2017 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

2005 blast victim’s daughter seeks ministry intervention for benefits

John’s daughter Manisha, 19, who lives in Dilshad Garden, has written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking intervention in the matter.

John’s daughter Manisha, 19, who lives in Dilshad Garden, has written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking intervention in the matter.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2017 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I raised slogans, but they were not anti-national: Ramjas teacher Mukul Mangalik

HT on Friday caught up with the history professor, who described Wednesday’s violence as a continuation of what happened at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Ramjas college professor Mukul Mangalik.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 04, 2017 07:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Ramjas clashes: JNU’s Umar Khalid targets PM Modi, protesters demand FIR against ABVP members

Nearly 500 students from Delhi University and JNU gathered outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO on Thursday, demanding registration of FIRs against ABVP members. Omar Khalid addresses protesters, say now the entire nation is hearing him speak.

Omar Khalid addressing members of All India Students Association (AISA) and Jawaharlal Nehru University students at a protest demanding the arrest of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members at the police headquarters on Thursday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 10:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Ramjas clash: Crime branch to probe violence on DU campus, 3 cops suspended

ABVP members and students of Ramjas and other Left-wing outfits clashed near the college on Wednesday. The ABVP members had disrupted a literary festival at Ramjas, objecting to the invite to JNU’s Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid.

Activists of ABVP beat up a Ramjas student in clashes that took place on DU campus on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2017 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Ramjas clashes: Delhi Police admits ‘mistakes’, transfers case to crime branch

The Delhi Police transferred the case of campus violence to crime branch and officials said a committee has been formed to look into allegations of assault on students, teachers and journalists by ABVP during protest near Ramjas college.

Students clash near Maurice Nagar police station on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 06, 2017 07:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Ramjas protests highlights: Case of campus violence transferred to Crime Branch

Students of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University protesting outside Delhi Police HQ.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2017 08:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhinav Rajput and Shradha Chettri

Delhi: Man gets life term for murder, rape of 81-year-old employer

The woman, widow of a senior journalist, was found dead in her house on July 8, 2014. She had been living alone after her husband died in 2005.

The Supreme Court is pictured through a gate in New Delhi, India May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files
Updated on Feb 22, 2017 10:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

2005 Delhi serial blast convict Tariq Dar granted bail in money laundering case

Tariq Ahmed Dar, the sole convict in the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case, will walk out of jail a free man late on Monday after being granted bail in a related money-laundering case.

Tariq Ahmed Dar was on February 16, 2017, convicted in the 2005 Delhi serial blast case and awarded 10 years in jail. However, he has already served 11 years since being arrested in connection with the case.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2017 10:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By

Delhi serial blasts: Tariq Ahmed Dar cannot walk out of prison yet

Dar’s counsel Satish Tamta expressed confidence that Dar would not have to stay in Tihar prison for long as the maximum punishment under the PMLA act is of seven years. Dar has already served more than 11 years behind bars after his arrest in the case.

Updated on Feb 18, 2017 07:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

2005 Delhi blasts verdict: Police miserably failed to nail accused, says court

Additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh, in a judgment running into 140 pages, said several leads in the investigation were not “properly verified” before reaching a conclusion

National Security Guard personnel, in black, investigate the site of a blast in Sarojini Nagar area of New Delhi.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 11:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Blinded, bereaved, ruined: What happened to victims of 2005 Delhi bomb blasts

The 2005 blasts in Delhi had left 62 people dead and many more injured. For victims and their families the fight for justice and compensation still continues.

Vinod Poddar (from left) lost his leg; Kuldeep Singh lost his hearing and eyesight; Ram Kishore lost his brother in the blast.
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 12:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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