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2 arrested in sanitation workers’ death case

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A day after four sanitation workers died of asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank in South Delhi’s Ghitorni area on Saturday, the Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested two persons. Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police 1 (South) said, “Niranjan Singh (42), supervisor in Mehta Farm, and Ridhipal...

NGT raps Delhi Government, civic bodies over illegal industries in Northwest Delhi

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped the Delhi Government and the civic bodies for not giving details of the illegal industries sealed by them in Northwest Delhi. A Bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim took exception to the SDM of the area concerned not filing action taken report despite...

Physiotherapists on hunger strike demanding MCI-like council

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Members of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) launched an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to demand an independent central council to regulate the profession. More than 700 physiotherapists from across the country took part in the agitation. There is no council, on the lines of the Medical...

3K youths take part in 9th Slum Yuva Daud

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Shradha Wadhwa | New Delhi

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel and Power Minister Piyush Goel on Sunday flagged off the 9th Slum Yuva Daud. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Member of Parliament Parvesh Verma and Olympic Medalist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt took part in the marathon. Nearly 3,000 youths from...

District courts told to ensure timely disposal of cases

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

To ensure speedy justice and better utilisation of limited resources, the Delhi High Court has directed district courts to allocate work as per a judicial officer’s expertise, dispose of cases within realistic timelines and not give more than three adjournments. The administrative directions were issued by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal...

DDA staff to help prospective home buyers in visiting sites

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI

Seeking to facilitate visit by prospective buyers to different Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats being offered as part of its new housing scheme, the urban body has deputed dedicated representatives at various project sites to guide the visitors. The DDA 2017 housing scheme rolled out on June 30 by Urban Development...

Govt lends ear to hearing impaired kids’ woes

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended financial help to two hearing impaired children who would be undergoing Cochlear Implant, one of the most common yet expensive medical surgeries in the country. On Friday, the Chief Minister handed over the authorisation letter of financial assistance to them as they are suffering from...

‘Cong has dynasty, BJP has party democracy’

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday took a jibe at the Congress, saying a party which considered "dynasty" as the quality benchmark for selecting its leader could never take the country forward. Addressing a convention of party workers in Delhi, Shah said among all the political parties in the...

AIIMS to launch skin bank

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is coming up with a full-fledged skin bank by the end of this year to cater to the need of patients suffering from burns, cancer and other ailments leading to the requirement of skin transplants. The renowned medical institute is also working on...

3 named for Delhi Minorities commission

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reconstituted the three-member Delhi Minorities Commission for a period of three years after securing the assent of Lt-Governor Anil Baijal. The previous panel completed its tenure earlier this year.The three member commission will include Zafarul-Islam Khan, Anastasia Gill and Kartar Singh Kochhar....


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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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