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DU student killed in road accident

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A first year student of Delhi University was killed while a third year student and a Delhi Police Constable injured after they were hit by a speeding Alto car in North Delhi’s Maurice Nagar area on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as Kapil Ratnu, a first year Political Science...

Preety flags off four mechanical sweepers

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal on Friday flagged off four mechanical sweepers and 15 skids steer loaders that would help lifting garbage from narrow and congested lanes across North Delhi areas and cleaning silt from small and medium size drains. Preety Agarwal said that mechanical sweepers make sweeping possible without dispersal...

Rajnath lauds Delhi Police for nabbing IM terrorist

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lauding the Delhi Police for the arrest of Indian Mujahideen operative Ariz Khan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Delhi Police is capable of meeting the highest level of challenges. Speaking at the 71st Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police, the Union Home Minister asked the city...

L-G inaugurates centre at IIT-Delhi to study air pollution

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In an effort to promote scientific research on clean air issues and provide sustainable solutions to the problem of air pollution, a Centre of Excellence for Research in Clean Air (CERCA) was inaugurated at IIT-Delhi on Friday. The centre that was formally inaugurated by Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, has been...

Metro services disrupted due to signalling issue

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Metro services were affected for around 30 minutes due to signalling issues at three major stations on the busy Yellow Line which connects Samaypur Badli and Huda City Centre, officials said. The snag occurred at Rajiv Chowk, Kashmiri Gate and Vishwavidyala Stations around 11:30 am, a senior Metro official...

No steps taken to curb sexual exploitation: Gupta

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | SR | New Delhi

Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Friday alleged that the Arvind Kejriwal -led AAP Government has not taken ‘serious’ steps to curb and prevent increasing sexual exploitation cases in its schools. Instead, the Government is trying to push the matter under carpet, he claimed. Gupta demanded...

Make city green to curb pollution, says Sisodia

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday urged people to plant trees to combat pollution and make Delhi a clean and green city. At the launch of the 31st Garden Tourism Festival at the Garden of Five Senses, Sisodia said the practice of gardening and planting trees plays a pivotal...

Delhi begins trial of anti-pollution towers

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to combat with harmful pollutants in city air, the Delhi Government on Friday began the trial of anti-pollution towers. The function of anti-pollution towers is to absorb Suspended Particulate Matters (SPMs) and release clean air back in to atmosphere. “The Delhi Government has initiated the testing of anti-pollution towers...

Ammonia in Yamuna: NGT directs Delhi, Haryana to resolve issue

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed the Delhi and Haryana Governments to hold a meeting to resolve the issue of high ammonia content in the water of the river Yamuna. The high ammonia content in water is being provided to Delhi by Haryana, according to a plea by Delhi...

150-bed multispecialty children's hospital inaugurated

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 150-bed multispecialty children's hospital was formally inaugurated by Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu at Malviya Nagar on Friday. The Hospital is equipped with specialized mobile vans designed for newborns and aims to cover short and long distances to transport babies and children. Speaking on this occasion, Naidu congratulated the...


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21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

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