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Notice on onion, potato stock limits put on hold

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Making a U-turn, the Delhi Government has put in abeyance its decision to impose stock limit to prevent hoarding of onions and potatoes in the national Capital. Insiders told The Pioneer that the Delhi Government has decided to put on hold the proposal to fix stock limit of essential commodities…

Discoms get DERC breather after defying green order

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Sweta Goswami | New Delhi

Despite strong opposition from environmentalists, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has agreed to the demand of the discoms to waive their renewable power obligations (RPO). While the move has resulted in a deficit of power from renewable sources accounting to over 10 per cent, the decision also means that…

Man, grandson killed over land dispute in Gr Noida

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | Greater Noida

A 75-year-old man and his 22-year-old grandson were allegedly killed by his younger son over land dispute in Bisrakh area of Greater Noida on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Rampal and his grandson Shekhar. According to the police, Jagdish, along with his sons Sunny and Jitendra, barged into Rampal’s…

Journo’s death in Gzb: Case registered against two unknown persons

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | SP Singh | GHAZIABAD

Ghaziabad police have registered a criminal case under Section 302 (culpable homicide amounting to murder) of the IPC against two unidentified persons in the mysterious death of 31-year-old Rajya Sabha TV producer Milita Dutta Mandal, said the police. “We have registered the case on the complaint of our own police…

Govt releases Rs 200 cr for Metro projects

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government on Wednesday released the first instalment of Rs 200 crore to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the construction of Metro network in the national Capital. “The Government has released an amount of Rs 200 crore as contribution to equity as a first instalment in the current year…

Inter-State policing coordination for I-Day

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations at historic Red Fort, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi held deliberations with police officials from the six neighbouring States. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen cooperation, coordination and to ensure sharing of terror-related intelligence ahead of the upcoming Independence Day…

WB to explore investment opportunities in Delhi

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

World Bank in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC) is keen to conduct the study on Delhi to ascertain the business scenario in the Capital. Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (industrial policy division) Amitabh Kant has written a letter to Delhi Chief Secretary SK Srivastava requesting him…

Ragging haunts Delhi University colleges

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Two freshers brutally beaten up at Satyawati College It has barely been a few days into the new academic session at the Delhi University and students have already fallen prey to the vicious circle of ragging. In spite of several attempts made by the university and the Delhi Police to curb…

Decision on Govt formation in a week, says Prabhat Jha

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to decide its strategy on Delhi’s political situation by this weekend when the party’s Parliamentary Board meets in the Capital on Friday. While the party would discuss its strategy for elections scheduled in four States, the issue of Government formation in Delhi may also be…

Civic bodies draw fail-safe policy for e-rickshaws

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

The municipal corporations in Delhi have come up with a fail-safe policy for e-rickshaws to prevent them from going berserk on the city roads. While the civic bodies have prescribed easy norms for obtaining licence; it would be mandatory for the battery-operated three-wheelers to abide by the traffic rules failing…


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Helping students focus

20 Jul 2014 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

I don’t know why my father has forcefully brought me here when he knows that I have no faith in astrology or any other abstract subjects that he subscribes to,” was the opening remark of a young lad brought for counselling. I assured the young man that he will not be offered predictions or a lesson in dos and don’ts...

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Give out caste certificates on time: Raman

24 Jul 2014 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

Chief Minister Raman Singh has issued a directive that students of standard 10th and 12th, belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, should be compulsorily awarded their caste certificates before they pass out from school. The Chief Minister issued the directive at the meeting of Chhattisgarh Tribal Advisory Council, at the Vidhan Sabha premises on Tuesday evening...

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