Eminent environmental scientist professor Maharaj Pandit gets Singapore varsity invite

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Eminent environmental scientist and Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, Professor Maharaj K Pandit of Delhi University (DU) has been invited by the National University of Singapore (NUS) as "Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Professor" for a period of 5 months. "This invitation is a recognition for Prof Pandit's achievements in the...

4 new police stations to be set up in Gurugram soon

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

Four new police stations will be soon set up in Gurugram city, taking the total number to 40. A decision to this effect has been taken in view of the rapid urbanisation and industrialisation that has taken place in Gurugram. At present, the district has 36 police stations in three...

City gets respite from heat, showers likely today

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhiites on Saturday got slight respite from heat as the maximum temperature settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has forecast light rain in the national Capital on Monday. According to the Meteorological (MeT) department, the humidity levels oscillated between 71 per cent and 42 per cent during the day. The...

Faster local winds help improve air quality on Sunday

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Air quality in national Capital improved on Sunday due to dispersion of pollutants and rapidly decreased the pollution level to 'moderate to poor' category from the 'severe plus' for the first time in six days, monitoring agencies said. According to the data by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the PM10 level...

Asthma patients’ condition worsens

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

From dry cough to breathing problems and sore eyes to skin irritation, many healthy people in the city have suffered hazards of the severe dust pollution that Delhi has been reeling under for the past few days, which has worsened the condition of patients suffering from asthma, according to doctors. Lung...

BJP councillor’s brother shot dead

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a shocking incident, brother of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) municipal councillor died in a hospital here on Friday after being shot by his neighbours, on Thursday, after a dispute over water connection turned violent. The incident took place in Sangam Vihar area of southeast Delhi, police said. According to...

Civic bodies carry out water sprinkling, mechanical sweeping to cut pollution

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In order to mitigate the effect of dust pollution in the national Capital, municipal corporations of Delhi carried out water sprinkling and mechanical sweeping exercise on roads across the city. A senior corporation official informed that the East Delhi Municipal Corporation deployed 60 tankers to control dust from mixing in air....

Mystery shrouds Uzbek woman’s death in Bhondsi jail

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Gurugram

A 38-year-old woman, an Uzbekistan national, died under mysterious circumstances in Bhondsi jail during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday around 3.06 am. She was lodged in Bhondsi jail on June 10 as an undertrial prisoner. She was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including Foreigner's...

Protest in G’gram after help thrashed by former model

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Gurugram

A domestic help was allegedly brutally beaten up by a former model at her residence in Gurugram’s upscale DLF Phase-V area on Thursday. Hundreds of domestic workers under the banner of Gharelu Kamgar Union (GKU) staged a demonstration on Friday at the Sector-53 Police Station. The workers alleged that the...

Six months on, SDMC yet to install CCTVs in schools

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) had promised to install CCTV cameras in its schools to ensure safety and security of students in wake of the brutal murder of a 7-year-old boy in a prestigious school of neighboring Gurugram. The cameras were to be installed by December last year but six...


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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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Schoolchildren get info on benefits

22 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Observing the Yoga Day, the school students of Sharda Vihar School performed Yoga postures on Thursday. Observing International Yoga Day 750 students of the school got information about Yoga and students were informed about the benefits of Yoga were...

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