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Capital observes sharp rise in chikungunya, dengue cases

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The number of chikungunya cases has registered a sharp rise, reaching a staggering 92 from 89 reported on May 15. Meanwhile, six new cases of dengue have also been registered taking the total tally to 38 in the Capital this year, according to a municipal report released on Monday. The rises...

Awareness campaign for vector-borne diseases should be aggressive: HC

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The aggression shown in the Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan campaign by the Centre would have yielded better results if it was also shown in spreading awareness about dengue and chikungunya, the Delhi High Court said on Monday. A Bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh pulled up...

Do anything to control vector-borne illnesses: SDMC Mayor to stakeholders

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat has asked all stakeholders to leave no stone unturned in controlling the incidents of vector-borne disease in all localities under the jurisdiction of the civic body. Cracking the whip on the officers for passing the buck instead of putting efforts to control the...

BJP’s Neema Bhagat elected EDMC Mayor

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor Neema Bhagat was elected unopposed as the Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), while Bipin Bihari Singh was elected Deputy Mayor on Monday. As per the practice, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected in the first meeting of the house. Bhagat was elected unopposed...

AAP to appoint 3K block chiefs under Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot campaign

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

In a bid to revamp its organisational structure and give a boost to its constituency in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced the appointment of 3,000 block presidents under the campaign “Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot” in the national Capital. The AAP also launched a “Janata Darbar” from...

Gahlot: Need to provide last-mile connectivity to city commuters

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Newly-appointed Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has stressed on the need to provide the last-mile connectivity to the commuters in the city. During a review meeting with the department’s senior officials on Monday, the Minister sought the status report of the various pending and ongoing projects. Gahlot, who was administrated the...

Virbhadra, wife appear before court, seek bail

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha on Monday appeared before a Delhi court, which summoned them as accused after taking cognisance of the CBI chargesheet against him for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets worth around `10 crore. Pratibha and other accused, who have been chargesheeted by the Central...

FIR against Sanjay Singh’s PA for assaulting woman supporter

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police has registered a case against AAP leader Sanjay Singh’s Personal Assistant and an Aam Aadmi Party supporter for allegedly assaulting a woman supporter of the party last month. The woman had filed a complaint in west district’s Tilak Nagar police station last month and after seeking legal opinion,...

Online registration starts for DU admission

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Debashish Kumar | New Delhi

The race for the admissions to the Delhi University began on Monday with the parents and students flooding north Campus for queries and counseling on the first Open Day session. More than 600 students and parents attended the Open Sessions on the admissions at the Conference Centre of the varsity...

Nepal national beaten to death at Daryaganj restaurant

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 45-year-old Nepal national who had gone to have dinner at a restaurant was beaten to death allegedly by two employees of the restaurant in Central Delhi’s Daryaganj. A senior police official said “The deceased identified as Yash Bahadur, was in an inebriated condition, and when the restaurant employees noted this...


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EVM challenge within framework: EC

28 May 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission on Saturday made it clear that EVM challenge will be conducted within the framework of the existing administrative safeguards and security protocols. The commission said that it had never made a 'promise' to hold a “no-holds-barred hackathon” when it announced the EVM hacking challenge...

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28 May 2017 | PNS | Jamshedpur

As the government appointed probe team reaches at crucial stage ofinvestigation, sources informed that the team is focussing on the landdeal that is suspected to be the reason behind gruesome killings. “During investigation we found that rumours on child lifting was usedan alibi to lynch the youths at both the places by vested interestgroups with some ulterior motives bent on disturbing peace of thesociety...

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