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Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

All the senior officers and their subordinates of Delhi Government will be out on the streets to check cleanliness in the national Capital in the aftermath of Diwali celebrations. They will also take stock of the overall cleanliness across the city. A circular to this effect has been issued to…

Bang goes the Swachchh theory?

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to take stock of the “ground reality” of Clean India campaign in the North district, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday made a surprise visit of different areas to inspect the cleanliness arrangements. Upadhyay, who conducted his visit in areas of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMC), inspected cleanliness…

Sure-fire Delhi Fire Services!

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Advance planning by the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) and quick reaction by firefighters in the national Capital prevented any major mishap on Thursday night. Fire Department received 220 calls related to minor fires on Diwali night. “220 fire-related incidents were reported on Diwali. However, all incidents were minor. We had made…

FCI’s bite-sized consuming passion

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

After the implementation of Food Security Act, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the Capital is hoping to create more transparency in its working system. PR Sethi, AGM (Public Relations) of FCI, said, “Today, Food Corporation of India is not just a PSU but has become the face…

DU students to talk in tongues?

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | SR | New Delhi

All set to go for the Gyanodaya tour this year, Delhi University is making preparations to assure that the students adjust to the region they are being taken to. With North-East on the cards this year, the university is planning to offer short-term certificate courses in eight North-East Indian languages…

Drowning woman saved by NCC cadets gets the kiss of life

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In an act of bravery, three NCC cadets on Friday saved a middle-aged woman from drowning who was said to have jumped off DND flyover into the Yamuna river in an apparent suicide bid. According to an official statement here, the incident occurred at around 11.30 am as the NCC cadets…

Court’s slow burn on ‘predatory’ husband flares up

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A husband has the responsibility of keeping his wife happy and also ensuring her safety both inside and outside the house, a Delhi court observed while sentencing a man to three years jail for subjecting his spouse to cruelty. Additional Sessions Judge Parveen Singh awarded the jail term to a Delhi-based…


Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

After the Diwali razzmatazz, Delhiites are now subjected to breathe air having alarming levels of particulate matter in it. The Capital witnessed an upward trend in noise pollution, which was much more than last year’s Diwali. Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), which directly affects breathing, has gone up by five…

Unguarded firework missiles torpedo pollution debate

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With air and noise pollution levels again at alarming levels after Diwali, think-tanks on environment have now questioned the Diwali pollution management system of the Government. According to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), sustaining the pollution control efforts for further reduction in pollution levels is turning out to be…

Fireworks spark tension in Capital

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Two separate cases emerged in the city with Diwali festivities taking an ugly turn as clashes broke out in North Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tila and North-East Delhi’s Trilokpuri over firecrackers, leaving several persons, including a police constable, injured. In the first incident, two groups of people belonging to Valmiki and Saansi…

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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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The Himalayan Indifference

26 Oct 2014 | Novy Kapadia

One of the positive aspects of Diwali at least in Dehradun this year was that the noise and air pollution was lesser in some areas compared to last year. This could be attributed to factors like public awareness...

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