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House sees BJP-Govt joust over pollution

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government and the Opposition on Wednesday clashed in the Assembly over air pollution in the national Capital with BJP leader Vijender Gupta questioning the competence of the city's pollution control authority. The ruckus started following Environment Minister Imran Hussain's written submission to a question that pollution levels were "not...

DDA plans to rehabilitate Katputli colonies; to build 2,800 flats

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

In order to rehabilitate thousands of slums in Katputli colonies, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will construct 2,800 flats. DDA officials said the work to rehabilitate slums was started way back in 2010 after a census was conducted and the DDA entering into an agreement with Raheja Builders to construct...

Campaign to aware minorities about welfare schemes on anvil

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government will launch awareness campaign to create awareness among the people belonging to minorities in Delhi in order to provide benefits of various schemes, policies and programmes initiated by the Government for the welfare of the minorities. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made the announcement while releasing the Annual...

Mandoli Jail ready to take load off Tihar

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Kanika Mehta | New Delhi

Mandoli Jail in East Delhi - became operational in October 2016 to take off the load from Tihar Jail - will see its first batch of high risk prisoners walking inside the newly functional jail complex on Friday. Sources said that although a first batch of 50 inmates from Tihar jail...

L-G returns NSIT Bill to Assembly, seeks reconsideration

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal has returned Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology Bill to the Delhi Assembly asking for reconsideration of the Bill, days after his office sent back the file on slashing DTC bus fares to the AAP Government. In June 2015, the Delhi Assembly had passed NSIT bill (amendment) tabled by...

Science labs in schools to undergo safety test

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government will inspect the science laboratories in schools across the national Capital to ensure their designs are according to norms and all safety procedures are followed. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has sent a communication to schools informing them about constitution of an inspection team by its science and...

Sisodia praises its Govt's edu model

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the focus in schools is on completing the syllabus and not enhancing knowledge even as he claimed the AAP Government's education model is being "bought" by voters in poll-bound States of Punjab and Goa. "The biggest drawback in our education system is that...

Aadhaar to empower street children

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Street children will be provided Aadhaar cards to enable them to take admission in schools and access Government health services. The Standard Operating Procedure for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations, approved by the Women and Child Development Ministry and due for a formal launch, is a step by...

Man stabbed to death in Ambedkar Nagar; police begin probe

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 30-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Ambedkar Nagar area of South-east Delhi in the wee hours of Tuesday, police said. Suresh, who worked at a private firm in Okhla, was lying in a pool of blood on a roadside in block J of Dakshinpuri when a local spotted...

Bank clerk held for molesting DU student

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A girl student of Delhi University (DU) was molested by a bank clerk of Indian Overseas Bank’s branch situated inside Daulat Ram College in the North Campus, police said. The 52-year-old accused identified as Devender Kumar was arrested on the charges of molestation on Wednesday. According to Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner...

Sunday Edition

Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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STATE EDITIONS

Issue clear orders in favour of pensioners: HRC to Govt

19 Jan 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

To benefit the pensioners, Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has on Tuesday asked the State Government to issue clear directives in favour of pensioners. Commission has recommended that Rs 15,000 should be provided to the pensioner’s wife during the hearing of a case in which the government has not provided the arrears and the increased pension of 17 years to the pensioner’s family...

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SOUNDBITE

The US has an extraordinarily complicated relationship, particularly when it comes to national security with Pakistan.

White House official | Josh Earnest

I don't have any interest in going to the US and working there. I am totally interested in working for Indian films.

Actor-film-maker | Aamir Khan

Sunil Grover is pretty sober. He has overdone (prankster bit) so much that people might find his normal self different.

Actor | Anjana Sukhani
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