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Dust storm brings respite from heat

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

Strong winds and dust storms towards the later half of the day brought down the temperature to 42.6 degree Celsius in the Capital on Monday. Delhiites can expect another day of respite from the heat wave on Tuesday as well with the weather department predicting thunderstorms and the temperature likely...

Mercury dips but power outages play spoilsport

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

The dip in temperature on Monday came only as a slight relief to Delhiites as a majority of them had to bear the brunt of frequent power cuts across the city. Of all the areas, West Delhi was the worst-hit, where power was out for as long as six hours. Despite...

‚ÄėAshok Leyland must adhere to safety norms‚Äô

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Pragya Singh | New Delhi

Taking strict note of three separate incidents that gutted Ashok Leyland buses in the national Capital last month, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has written to the private bus manufacturer to strictly adhere to the safety norms. An internal investigation conducted by the Corporation has found issues with both the design and...

Another 40K to benefit from old age pension

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

Delhi Cabinet on Monday, gave its formal approval for inclusion of another 40,000 beneficiaries under the old age pension scheme. The Cabinet proposal also made it clear that the cap is not being increased to 3.90 lakh permanently, but is being allowed as a special case only to regularise assistance...

CM, Nilekani discuss problems faced by Aadhar-based Direct Cash Transfer

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Pioneer | New Delhi

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and UIDAI CEO Nandan Nilekani on Monday, discussed the problems being faced in opening of bank accounts of beneficiaries under Aadhar-based Direct Cash Transfer as banks have not been rendering their active cooperation. This results in difficulties in withdrawal of benefit money to the beneficiaries already covered...

HC pulls up MCD, DJB for tardy repair work in South Delhi

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Aditi Gupta | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for delaying the road repair work in the southern zone of the capital. The court came down heavily on the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) too, for negligence in cleaning the open drains in the zone. Justice SK Kaul,...

Massive manhunt on for fixers

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

Delhi Police have launched a massive manhunt to nab three suspects, who allegedly used to 'fix' deals on behalf of the three arrested cricketers of Rajasthan Royals — S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. The three people, who are being referred to as 'fixers' by the officials of the Special...

Sree-Chandila blame game comes to blows

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

Prolonged police custody is taking a toll on Rajasthan Royals players, Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila. The disgraced RR players, who were arrested along with Ankeet Chavan for spot-fixing, are under tremendous distress. Sreesanth reportedly had a heated argument with Chandila after returning from court on Sunday evening, and he blamed...

Mumbai-bound Boeing 737 makes emergency landing

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | SR | New Delhi

Returning within minutes of take off, a Mumbai-bound Jetlite plane, with over hundred people onboard, landed under emergency conditions at the capital's IGI airport after pilots detected cracks in its wind shield. Flight S2 4107, carrying 117 passengers, landed safely and the emergency was terminated by 4.55 pm, but it led...

Delhi's Paras Sharma tops CBSE Class XII exam

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) XII result on Monday, brought a cheer across the Capital with 86 per cent students clearing them. Once again girls outshined boys by scoring a higher pass percentage with 91.4 per cent than boys with 82.4 per cent. In Delhi, Government schools too...


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