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Town Hall revamp to pique curiosity

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

Ambitious Rs 50 crore renovation project will kickstart from August The ambitious renovation project of the iconic Town Hall in the Capital will kickstart from August this year. The detailed project report (DPR) of the project will be completed by June end following which tenders will be floated to award the…

Be the talk of the town!

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | Pioneer

The proposed museum at Town Hall will be dedicated to the history of Delhi and would display the various elements of its cultural heritage. The museum would have eight sections with both static and dynamic display. The various aspects include textile, warfare, art, literature, jewellery, architecture and the modern influence. The…

Dog owner goads pet to bite spiteful neighbor

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

A woman from Lajpat Nagar had another woman bitten by her dog leading to severe injuries in South-East Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area on Thursday. The woman identified as Seema Dutta resented the fact that her neighbour objected to her dog’s presence near the staircase. Though the victim has now been discharged,…

Gurgaon-based CA’s car robbed in Vasant Kunj, driver stabbed

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Three unidentified armed criminals robbed the car of a Gurgaon-based Chartered Accountant (CA) after stabbing his driver. Identified as Alok Kumar, the CA was dining in a mall in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Wednesday. The driver sustained deep wounds. Police have registered…

19-year-old Gujarat girl found dazed, auto driver alerts cops

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

A 19-year-old girl from Gujarat, who was apparently assaulted and then dumped, was found lying in a tipsy state in South Delhi’s Munirka area. The girl was discovered by an auto driver near IIT gate with injuries on her body. Police officials claimed that the girl had first hired an autorickshaw…

Swamy took a ‘cheap’ shot, says Mahila Cong

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

‘Retract remark or face rage’ Hundreds of women Congress workers on Thursday reacted sharply to BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy’s objectionable statement against Priyanka Gandhi, dubbing the BJP leader as having “unhealthy mind” and accused him of taking a ‘cheap’ shot, for publicity. They staged a demonstration outside the residence of the…

JICA flush with idea of modern toilets for women and poor

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a major fund provider for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has shown its interest in creating community toilet blocks for women and poor in the national Capital. JICA has started the policy level initiative where secretary level discussion will ensure proper policy and programme formulation…

Gzb bar council seeks woman SSP’s transfer

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad

Moves EC against Sachi Ghildiyal Ghaziabad lawyers’ stir turned took an ugly turn on Thursday after the police failed to take action against culpable constables who had manhandled and roughed up the former bar association secretary inside police precincts. Ghaziabad bar association president Anil Pandit said the woman SSP showed her…

AIIMS dispels all myths about autism

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | SR | New Delhi

While celebrating the autism awareness month, the Department of Paediatrics in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducted an autism awareness programme on Thursday for patient education and general awareness where they discussed recent modalities of management and information available for autistic patients. As per an INCLEN study, autism affects…

Housing foundation on shaky ground

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | Anup Verma | Noida

After Supertech debacle, homebuyers demand real estate regulator Even as the fate of the 40-storey twin towers of Supertech in Noida’s Sector 93-A is on shaky ground; buyers are now pressing for a real estate regulator to protect their interests. After a series of meetings, various associations of investors have decided…

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Maunam: Power of Silence

13 Apr 2014 | CHAITY BISWAS

There is a difference between ‘practising’ silence and ‘becoming’ silence. CHAITY BISWAS underlines it by explaining the distinction between maun and nishabd, two significant words indicating silence The existence that uses the senses for perception is essentially a product of reverberations, a play of sound or nada...

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