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Discoms spike Govt’s sewer tax guns

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

A major Cabinet decision of the AAP Government to levy sewer charges on each household has received a big ‘no’ from power distribution companies (discoms). The bottleneck has emerged due to strong technical reasons, according to sources. The discoms are arguing that they are governed by regulatory authority Delhi Electricity Regulatory…

Now Delhi Police is ‘One Touch Away’

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Aiming at bridging the gap between public and police officers, the Delhi Police on Friday launched the mobile application called ‘Delhi Police…One Touch Away’. With the use of smart mobile application, public will be get easy access to the police department and can avail services. While launching the trial version of the…

NGT seeks response from Centre

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking quashing of the August 19 notification issued by the Environment Ministry in which it had demarcated the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around Okhla bird sanctuary. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to…

Greater Kailash gangwar: Key accused in police net

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police Crime Branch claimed to have arrested the key member of Deepak Pandit gang who had gunned down a member —Rama Kant, alias Raju Baba — of their rival gang in South East Delhi’s Greater Kailash area in the wee hours on Sunday. Deepak Pandit, along with his four…

Nandita Narain re-elected DUTA president

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | SR | New Delhi

Left-affiliated Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF) candidate Nandita Narain was re-elected as the president of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on Friday. Narain, a mathematics professor at St Stephen’s college, won the presidential elections for the second consecutive term by a small margin of 225 votes. The polling for the elections…

Municipal bypolls: AAP’s dilemma to contest or not?

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) appears to be confused over fielding its candidates for the municipal bypolls in 13 municipal wards, which have fallen vacant over the past two years, according to sources. A section of the AAP leaders is said to be of the view that it should not contest…

Miranda joins hands with US varsity to create future women leaders

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

In an effort to encourage the role of women in leadership, Miranda House started a ten-week course titled “Rethinking the obvious: Examining the rhetoric of development” in a collaboration with The George Washington University (GWU). In coming days specialised external guests would visit the college for lectures. ‘”This initiative is primarily to…

FB, Twitter to make traffic hassle free in Noida!

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | ABHISHEK BYAHUT | NOIDA

In order to resolve traffic problems in Noida, the Noida traffic police on Friday launched a month-long online survey inviting people’s suggestions and feedback to identify traffic issues in the satellite town. The link to the survey form will be available on Noida Traffic police’s Facebook page and Twitter account. To fill…

Bawania & co used ice pick, blade to kill rivals

Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | Alok Singh | New Delhi

The investigations into the murder of two undertrials in jail van took a new twist on Thursday when the investigators found that the attackers Neeraj Bawania gang also used ‘sua’(ice-pick) and surgical blade for killing Paras alias Goldi and Pradeep alias Bhole inside the van. This leads to another lapse…

DAP or Tihar authority: Who will take blame for lapse?

Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A day after the Delhi Police issued a Press statement pinning responsibility on Tihar jail authority for the murder of two undertrials inside the police van, the Tihar Jail has claimed that the Delhi Armed Police’s 3rd battalion was solely responsible for escorting prisoners of Delhi Prisons during production to…

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Knocking at the mind’s doors

30 Aug 2015 | Swati Pal

Ahead of Teachers Day, here’s exploring what it takes to be a great teacher in India today, and how only some can achieve greatness in the present scenario They lead us to formulae that help us in solving complex mathematical problems. But there is no formula that can create a good teacher...

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Atheists grow by 280%, religious 20% in State


For the growing folk of fake Babas, the warning shot from religion census in Odisha is atheists’ population has grown by a whopping 280 per cent during the decade of 2001 - 2011.The atheist population has grown from mere 20,195 in 2001 to a high of 76,919 in 2011...

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