Crop production, human resource at stake: IIT-Delhi

Crop production, human resource at stake: IIT-Delhi

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | GAYATHRI MANI | NEW DELHI

In an attempt to quantify the impact of the ‘global warming on the crop production and human resource’, the researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) Delhi have found out drastic reduction in the length of pleasant comfortable days (thermal comfort) especially over the northeast and southern India (warm-humid)regions....

Noise pollution serious crime: NGT

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | PTI | NEW DELHI

Noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is a serious punishable crime, the NGT has said and asked the police to map such hotspots as also put in place a surveillance mechanism for taking strict action against violators.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Police Commissioner to...

Nigerian thrashed for misbehaving with traffic constables

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Enraged by the unruly behavior of a 35-year-old Nigerian national, locals in Dwarka  thrashed him.  Local residents were upset after the  Nigerian misbehaving with two Delhi Traffic Police constables after they stopped him for checking. The Nigerian national identified as Prince was driving a two-wheeler  and was passing by Dwarka...

Yes! We Can marks Holi

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

In keeping with the letter and spirit of the Festival of Colours, an inclusive Holi celebration was organised here by a Delhi-based NGO ‘Yes! We Can’, here on Sunday, bringing people from the sector together to enjoy the event. “It was an attempt to spread the joy and excitement of...

ED allowed to quiz Altaf Shah for terror funding

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | PTI | NEW DELHI

A Delhi court Wednesday allowed Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz Altaf Shah, son-in-law of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and others in connection with a terror-funding case involving LeT chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Special judge Rakesh Syal allowed the agency to question Shah, Zahoor Watali, an...

3 man arrested for robbing taxi driver in Anand Vihar

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Three men  who had  allegedly robbed a taxi driver  and then ran away with the car in east Delhi’s Anand Vihar, have been arrested by the police. The accused have been identified as Hardeep Singh, Vicky Gautam and Sunny Kumar, senior police officials said on Wednesday. A private taxi driver, identified...

2 held for smuggling drugs in G’gram

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

The Gurugram Police arrested two persons for alleged involvement in the smuggling of opium, a contraband drug. The seized 1 kg and 560 gm opium is valued at Rs 25 lakh in the market. It is often used in rave parties in the National Capital Region. “The probe team had specific information...

5 held for stealing over 1,000 vehicle batteries

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Five men were arrested for allegedly stealing over 1,000 batteries from vehicles, e-rickshaws and trucks in southeast Delhi’s Badarpur, police said Wednesday. The accused were identified as Sohail (22), Sahne Alam (23), Sahzad (25), Imran (30) and Jameel Ahmed (45), they said.With their arrest, the police claimed to have worked out...