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Roll back licence cancellation, DMA writes to Kejriwal

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday seeking the withdrawal of its “irrational and autocratic” order cancelling the licence of Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. In its letter, marked also to Health Minister Satyender Jain, the doctors' body said that the Government should...

L-G inspects Red Fort, orders facelift

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Saturday conducted inspection of Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid area and directed the Archeological Survey of India to facelift the frontage of Red Fort and ensures proper cleanliness in the parks opposite to Red Fort and drain abutting Red Fort. It...

DJB’s Jansampark Shivir resolves 1k complaints on spot

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The “Jansampark Shivir” organised by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) for time-bound and speedy redressal of grievances regarding 'Meter reading and Bills related issues' has resolved 1,020 complaints on the spot. A senior DJB official said the Shivir, which was organised from November 11 toto December 9, has got a massive...

Mastermind of fake job racket lands in police net

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a 34-year-old mastermind of a fake job racket. The arrested accused has been identified as Amit Kumar Burman, a resident of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Police have recovered mobile phone along with a fake letter in the name of Ministry of Drinking...

Station to monitor levels of grass pollens in air opens

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Claiming to be the first of its kind in national Capital, the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in Delhi opens a Pollen Count Station to monitor levels of airborne grass pollens. Studies prove that not only the vehicular and industrial emissions but pollen grains, fungal spores, dust mites, insect debris and...

ASEAN-India connectivity plan on fast track to counter China’s BRI

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Vineeta Pandey | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a bid to counter China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) in Asia, India is working fast on its ambitious mega connectivity plans that will link it directly with the 10 ASEAN countries. On Monday, Ministry of External Affairs will be hosting the ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit to work out a roadmap and...

ED seizes Rs 10.35-cr assets of Chirayu Amin’s company

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Taking the first action in the Panama Papers case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday seized assets worth Rs 10.35 crore ($1.6 million) in the form of mutual funds of Whitefield Chemtec Pvt Limited, controlled by businessman Chirayu Amin and his family. “The name of Amin and his family members had...

India does not initiate ceasefire violations on LoC, Sushma tells Pak

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday responded to Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif’s letter saying India does not initiate ceasefire violations (CFV) and its soldiers open fire only when there is cross-border infiltration. Asif had last week written a letter to Sushma calling her to put in an effort...

UP Govt cuts number of gazetted holidays to 25

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

The Uttar Pradesh Government has slashed the number of gazetted holidays from the present 44 days to 25 days in 2018. However, the number of restricted holidays for State employees has been hiked from 16 to 30 days a year. A State employee can avail only two restricted holidays in...

When Rajnath stopped his convoy to garland teacher

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | PTI | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday recalled how a teacher, who used to cane him and his classmates, waited on the roadside to garland him when he became a Minister in the UP Government. At the convocation of Lucknow University, an emotional Rajnath remembered that when he was travelling to...


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Himalayan region shows lack of political will: Chipko leader

12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The Chipko Movement leader and noted activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt said that the Himalayan region is experiencing the effects of lack of political will and absence of ground level implementation of various environmental laws. He said this while delivering the second RS Tolia memorial lecture on the occasion of International Mountain Day at the regional science centre of the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) here on Monday...

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