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Soumya Pillai

Soumya Pillai covers environment and traffic in Delhi. A journalist for three years, she has grown up in and with Delhi, which is often reflected in the stories she does about life in the city. She also enjoys writing on social innovations.

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Delhi: Putting life on line, traffic cops face abuses, threats

The general belief that cops do not have to face unruly behaviour on the roads of the Capital is completely untrue, claim Delhi Traffic police officials.

Updated on Jun 16, 2014 01:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi constable’s family loses its only hope

The 24-year-old traffic constable Manna Ram who was killed at northwest Delhi’s Zakhira flyover by an errant driver was the sole breadwinner of a family of six.

Updated on Jun 16, 2014 01:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Haryana rape protestors evicted from Jantar Mantar

The Delhi Police on Wednesday morning evicted more than 70 Dalit families from Jantar Mantar. They had been camping there for two months to protest the gang-rape of four minor girls in Haryana’s Bhagana village on March 23.

Updated on Jun 05, 2014 09:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Munde death: Different versions emerge on who jumped the traffic signal

Even as Delhi Police have faulted the driver of the Indica car that crashed into Union minister Gopinath Munde’s vehicle, eyewitnesses and police sources have narrated a different version of events. Munde's body brought home to Beed for last rites

Updated on Jun 04, 2014 12:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySoumya Pillai and Jatin Anand, New Delhi

Underage drivers getting younger in Delhi

In misguided attempts to impress their friends, children as young as 14, are being caught behind the wheel. Underage driving is not a new phenomenon on Delhi roads but what is worse is that the drivers are getting younger.

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Updated on May 26, 2014 02:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Lawyers beat up female colleague in Delhi court

Two men and a female lawyer from the northeast were allegedly beaten and the woman molested by a group of lawyers in the Tis Hazari court complex in Delhi on Friday.

Updated on May 24, 2014 09:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Photo story: from jail to job, Tihar inmates get employed

As many as 66 inmates of Tihar Jail have been picked by 31 recruiters including the NGOs Vedanta Foundation and People’s Own Foundation and distance education provider Ignou. Salary offers ranged from Rs 8,000-35,000 per month.

Updated on May 07, 2014 01:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Now, log on to Facebook to know about monuments

The Archeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Delhi Circle, after launching a mobile application on Delhi’s monuments, has now come up with a Facebook page to provide an interactive platform to Delhiites.

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Updated on May 02, 2014 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Fire kills family of 6 in Delhi, mother suspect

A family of six was burnt to death in southeast Delhi’s Zakir Nagar on Thursday after a 30-year-old woman allegedly set her husband and four children on fire before immolating herself.

Updated on Apr 25, 2014 01:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Lack of policing major cause for concern on JNU campus, say cops

Security and the enforcement of speed limit at south Delhi’s sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus depend on a measly network of around a hundred security guards.

Updated on Apr 20, 2014 01:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Soumya Pillai, New Delhi

Students show inked finger, avail discounts after polls

After political parties and social organisations, it is now time for restaurants, theatres and leading brands across the city to do their bit by rewarding those who voted with lucrative deals.

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 01:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi: 2 arrested for racially abusing NE student

Alleged racial abuse came to the fore again in the Capital on Saturday. This time, a 25-year-old civil services aspirant was subjected to racist slurs by two drunks at North Campus. The two are also preparing for civil services.

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 02:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

5th attack on Kejriwal, yet he refuses security

Hours after he was attacked during a road show, the second such incident in a week in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said he forgave all his attackers and insisted that he did not need any security.

Updated on Apr 09, 2014 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Accused of rape, NGO head jumps to death in Delhi

A 55-year-old man jumped to his death in the posh south Delhi locality of Vasant Kunj on Wednesday, hours after he was accused of sedating and sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman on national television. Ishita Bhatia and Soumya Pillai report.

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Updated on Dec 19, 2013 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByIshita Bhatia and Soumya Pillai, New Delhi

Protestors mark ‘global day of rage’ against Section 377

Members and supporters of the LGBTQI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex) community gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday as a mark of protest against the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) “disappointing” verdict that criminalised homosexuality.

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Updated on Dec 15, 2013 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByIshita Bhatia and Soumya Pillai, New Delhi

16/12 effect: Politicians give Ravidas Camp a miss

A year ago, it was just like any other slum cluster - political activists turning up now and then to make the most of the proverbial vote bank - but all that, according to residents, changed post the brutal December 16 gang-rape.

Updated on Dec 05, 2013 01:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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