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Cops to get 15 more Parakram vans

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police will add 15 ‘Parakram’ vans manned by National Security Guards (NSG) trained drivers and commandos to its existing fleet of 10 such vans, as the force ramps up security in the run up to Independence Day. The Parakram vans, mandated for anti-terror and other operations warranting armed...

Depts told to file e-replies to MLAs’ queries in Assembly

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With an aim of promoting paperless transaction, the Delhi Assembly has directed city Government departments to send their replies to questions asked by lawmakers via email and in a pen drive. In a recent directive to the head of all departments, the Delhi Secretariat said they should use the PDF format...

10-year-old dies after classmates ‘thrash’ him in Rohini school

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

A 10-year-old boy died under mysterious circumstances after he was allegedly beaten by a group of classmates in school. The incident took place in Rohini district’s Begumpur police station area on Friday and the child died on Saturday night following which the incident was reported to the local police on...

No 24x7 service on Airport Line: DMRC

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Metro does not plan to operate overnight trains on its Airport Line, a proposal which was floated last year, DMRC chief Mangu Singh has said. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had conducted a survey last year to assess the feasibility of running trains beyond midnight, which was...

Agencies' failure to conduct ‘random check' on vehicular pollution irks HC

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Create a law-abiding culture, the Delhi High Court has said while cautioning the Centre and the AAP Government against issuance of pollution under control (PUC) certificates to polluting vehicles in the city. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also expressed concern over the...

DJB takes to social media to promote rainwater harvesting

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Chandan Prakash/ Vishal Katoch | New Delhi

In a move to replenish groundwater, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has started promoting rainwater harvesting through different means, including social media. Besides, a booklet has also been published and being distributed to make public aware of. The DJB has established rain centres to address the problems and queries regarding rainwater harvesting....

Security stepped up in Gurugram

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

Following the terror attack on pilgrims in Jammu & Kashmir, worried Gurugram police have gone on high alert. District police has initiated several steps to strengthen security arrangements for providing a smooth passage to kanwariyas (devotees of Lord Shiva). Drones, CCTV cameras, additional forces, Crime Investigation Department (CID), Crime Investigation Agency...

Schools in Gzb to remain close from July 18 to 21

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad

All the private and Government schools will remain closed from July 18 to July 21, 2017 in view of kanwariyas (Shiva Devotees) heavy inflow in the city. Ghaziabad District Magistrate (DM) Ministhy S Nair has ordered all the schools including private, Government, convent and Public schools to remain close from...

TN farmers resume stir for loan waiver

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Scores of Tamil Nadu farmers, who had grabbed eyeballs with their unique protest earlier this year, on Sunday landed in the Capital to resume their agitation for loan waiver and drought-relief package. Around 70 farmers were, however, detained when they tried to stage a demonstration near the Prime Minister’s residence on...

Inter-State drug peddler held, 60-kg poppy-straw seized

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | VINAYAK AZAD | NEW DELHI

In a major drug haul, Delhi Police Crime Branch recovered 60 kg of fine quality poppy-straw after apprehending an inter-State drug peddler namely, police said on Sunday. Subhash alias Manga (44) was arrested from the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said that the sleuths of Crime...


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Cong to launch protest against Centre, UP Govt next month

16 Jul 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Congress would launch a protest campaign both against the Centre as well as UP Government starting from next month. “People are feeling the pinch of unpopular decision of Modi Government like demonetisation, GST etc so now we will raise the people voice by protesting on all the district head-quarters in the State on August 9 on occasion of August Kranti Day”, disclosed chairman of the UPCC media...

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SI aspirants go bald against recruitment norms

20 Jul 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

Aspirants for Sub Inspectors’ post in the State gathered in quite a number at Morabadi ground Wednesday to stage protest against the recruitment norms of State government. The aspirants conducted a ‘Maha Mundan’ where approximately 60 students shaved their heads...

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