Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line set to open for commuters this week

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Metro is likely to make a major foray into the Walled City of the national Capital with the launch of the ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage’ Line this week. On Monday, the two-day safety inspection of the 5.17-km-long section, which has three stations — Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort...

Waterbodies take centre stage

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Despite having adequate numbers of waterbodies, South Delhi residents have to rely on water tankers because of limited water supply in the peak summer. Though areas like — Devli, Ambedkar Nagar, Fatehpur Beri and Gadai Pur — have many waterbodies, people face shortage of safe drinking water. Interestingly, as per the...

Rain rain come again, recharge groundwater

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Situation of groundwater level in South and Southwest districts of Delhi is critical as the water level has depleted, however, hydrogeologists in the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) said the situation can be overcome with good recharge during the monsoon season. While the authority will celebrate the groundwater week in the...

Haryana cops issue 25k postal challans in 100 days

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

More than three-and-a-half month after the 'postal challan' was launched by the traffic police, the Haryana police have sent 25,000 postal challans to traffic violators with the help of residents across the State. Meanwhile, the Gurugram police have fined 2,412 motorists under the postal challan system and around 128 violators have...

37K people challaned for overspeeding

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In its bid to rein in drivers who exceed the speed limit, the Traffic Police has prosecuted over 37,000 motorists in the national Capital. Apart from flagging those who cross the speed limit, Traffic Police have also issued over 7.1 lakh 'challans' for helmet-related rule violations in the current year. It not...

Expecting moms at risk during summer advised to increase fluid intake

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Urja Sharma | New Delhi

Expecting mothers are at risk during the summer as the core body temperature is a bit higher than normal, so added heat from the outside temperature is bound to make the pregnant women feel uncomfortable, said experts. To avert the crisis, it is advised that pregnant women drink plenty of fluids...

18 years after its inception, India's only cadaveric bone bank remains non-starter

Monday, 22 May 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

All seems not well with the country’s only full-fledged cadaveric bone bank. Lack of awareness and misconceptions about such donations have led to the facility remaining almost a non-starter even after 18 years of its inception. The dismal figures at the bone bank at the AIIMS say it all. The bank,...

Interstate gang of highway robbers busted

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police has busted an inter-State gang of highway robbers and claimed to have cracked robbery, truck -jacking cum kidnapping cases wherein 7,600 Karbonn mobile phones and an Eicher Canter were robbed. Four people have been arrested. The gang used to stop their tempo in front of loaded trucks manned...

Himachal CM to appear before HC today

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is likely to appear as the accused before a special court in Delhi on Monday in a nearly Rs10-crore disproportionate assets case. Special judge Virender Kumar Goyal had on May 8 issued summons against Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others for appearance on...

2 returning from marriage killed in road accident

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Two persons died and five others were injured, when the Nissan Terrano XUV car the group was travelling in collided with a makeshift rickshaw at Outer Delhi's Baba Haridass Nagar on Saturday night. The seven men were on their way to Delhi after attending a marriage function in Gurugram. According to a...


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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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Probe team focuses on land deal at Nagadih

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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