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City gears up to celebrate National Unity Day in big way

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With the mandate from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to observe the National Unity Day to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on Friday, schools and universities across the national Capital have pulled up their socks and chalked out proper schedules with the “run for unity” and other…

‘Duties, rights two sides of dharma triangle’

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

While emphasising the basic principles that make the foundation of integral humanism, Rajya Sabha member and eminent journalist Dr Chandan Mitra on Thursday said that ‘duties’ and ‘rights’ are two sides of a triangle if ‘dharma’ is the base. He was delivering the Sardar Patel Memorial lecture at the National…

SC praises L-G’s positive efforts for Govt formation

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

The Supreme Court’s appreciation of the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor’s efforts for expediting the process of Government formation in the National Capital came as a shot in the arm for those in the Delhi BJP who have been pitching for idea that the party should stake claim to power. Moreover, the…

Poll code saves Delhi from power hike

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

In a temporary breather for Delhiites, power tariffs would not be hiked in November. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has received a notification from the Election Commission to stall the announcement of power purchase adjustment charges due to the model code of conduct for the bypolls to the three…

DDA's incentive policy for green buildings on anvil

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is drafting a policy on financial and non-financial initiatives to promote green buildings in the national Capital. “DDA will soon come up with a policy defining the financial and non-financial initiatives to be offered to those who live in green buildings. The policy will set a…

Govt reviews preparation against Ebola Virus Disease

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Following Union Health Ministry’s directive, the Delhi Government on Thursday reviewed the preparedness to fight Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Government also directed all agencies to act in unison and close coordination in case the virus enters the city. At a high-level meeting, Dr Pawan Maurity of World Health Organisation…

Ministry asks DDA to expedite mid-term review

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Stepping up its efforts to ensure that the required changes are notified by the end of the year in the Master Plan for Delhi-2021, the Urban Development Ministry has asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to expedite the mid-term review of the same. Progress in respect of the mid-term review by…

Four held for blackmailing doctors, lab owners

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Four people, including a woman and two freelance journalists, were arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Wednesday. They allegedly used to blackmail doctors and pathological lab owners after preparing a video portraying as a conduit for conducting pre-natal sex determination test. Out of these fours, Dhan Singh,…

Security on alert ahead of last ‘Mata Ki Chowki’

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The prohibitory order in riot-hit Trilokpuri areas was relaxed from 7 am to 6 pm. The residents happily stepped out for work as normalcy restored in the area. Friday being the last day of the Mata Ki Chowki, the police officers have tightened the security in the area to make…

RTE: Govt reply sought on plea against reimbursement rule

Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Taking further the case of providing free books and uniform for students belonging to economically weaker sections of society, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from the Delhi Government on a plea by an private schools’ association which has challenged the provision under the Right to Education…

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Games, Guts, Glory

26 Oct 2014 | Novy Kapadia

Many lesser-known Indian athletes from rural or semi-rural backgrounds made a mark in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Novy Kapadia traces their journey, and analyses India’s overall performance in the competitive event There were two welcome subtexts in India’s overall performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games...

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