Delhi Underground: Meticulous records

Holy Family Hospital, which is celebrating its diamond jubilee, has meticulously maintained medical records in yellowing registers. Started in 1953 by missionaries, the hospital has witnessed the births of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. Both have been identified as "baby Sonia Gandhi" in hospital records. Sonia Gandhi, then 23 years old, gave birth to Rahul on 19.6.1970 at 2.28 pm. She was admitted to the hospital at 9.10 am the same day. Priyanka was born on 12.1.1972 at 5.05 pm. Both were examined by paediatrician Dr P N Taneja. Congress president Sonia Gandhi had congratulated the hospital in a one-page note that has now been printed as a souvenir of the hospital, produced for its diamond jubilee.

In their own trap

After lashing out at the Congress and BJP for taking part in vote-bank politics, the Aam Aadmi Party seems to have fallen in its own trap. After coming up with Muslim and Sikh cells, AAP's recent survey also categorised voters based on caste and religion. When asked if this was not akin to engaging in the kind of politics that it claimed to fight, a party member said, "We are not exploiting these communities like the other parties, we are trying to understand issues specific to certain communities."

Equality for all

In a meeting held with representatives of political parties, the Delhi Election Office on Friday heard a unanimous complaint of harassment by police. Election officials said the police were merely doing their job and treating the political leaders like "any other citizen" for a change. "Be it the ruling party or any other, no one can expect a preferential treatment by the police, and that is what is happening," an official said. To facilitate the process of taking permission for conducting rallies has been made easier, and the election commission has asked police to give permission based on a fixed format for everyone, rather than receiving applications for permission from individuals.

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