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City cardiologist gets award

A. Mathavan, Madurai-based interventional Cardiologist, and Director of Cardiology and Cathlabs at Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute was presented with ‘Award for Excellence in interventional Cardiology’ by an organisation called Time Cyber Media at a function held in Mumbai on Saturday. According to the organisation, the award was presented as part of its […]

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HC pulls up agency over S Delhi project

The Delhi high court Monday said no traffic assessment was done nor was process followed by the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in clearing the East Kidwai Nagar project. The court said it does not appear that the project was designed to reduce population density and vehicular traffic in the […]

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Residents of DLF-5 clear 200kg waste from the Aravallis

Residents of a private condominium in DLF-5 on Sunday morning organised a clean-up drive during which they collected over 200 kilogrammes of waste from the Aravalli forests near Ghata village. About a month ago, a similar excursion organised by city-based environment enthusiasts had yielded more than 50 kilograms of waste. Anshul Bhalla, a resident of […]

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Not a waste Cafeterias built from airport scrap

The Delhi airport operator has constructed four cafeterias out of recycled material at its international and domestic terminals for airport staff and visitors. From the cafeterias’ table tops to the grid ceilings and from seating arrangements to lamp shades, everything has been built using dismantled machine parts, scrap from airport building and recycled metallic and […]

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Been in business since ‘70s, have updated methods, say traders

On the first floor of a four-storey house in Karol Bagh, five artisans sat on the floor, hunched over a wooden bench, engrossed in their work — while some were assembling the unfinished jewellery, others were engaged in soldering them. “We have been in business since the 1970s. The number of such units have multiplied […]

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A green haven for women to stay fit and motivated

Fifty-seven-year-old Usha walks into the open gym in the city’s sole women-only park and takes off her dupatta before sitting down to do some crunches. Over the creaks of the machines, she starts quizzing Ekta Yadav, another visitor, about the rent for her new apartment. This park, tucked away in Sector 10A, adjacent to a […]

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Breathing new life into Yamuna floodplains, one wetland at a time

Yamuna floodplains, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Delhi University (DU) have started developing an integrated floodplain wetlands system at the city’s seventh biodiversity park next to Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway. The area, located on the western banks of river Yamuna, between the marginal bund and DND Flyway, will soon have large wetlands, 100 metre-wide […]

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90-min rain floods parts of city, more showers, storms in store

Heavy rain, accompanied by lightening and strong winds, hit the city in the second half of Friday, with some parts experiencing a brief shower of hail, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. While residents were temporarily relieved of the heat, the 90 minutes of rain, between 8pm and 9.30pm, left several parts of the city […]

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Enough units of blood availableat Red Cross blood bank in city

The Indian Red Cross Society, Dakshina Kannada, on Thursday said that adequate units of blood are available at its blood bank being operated in association with the Government Lady Goschen Hospital, Mangaluru. A press release here said that there was shortage of blood in the blood bank recently. However, the society conducted continuous blood donation […]

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City student tops JEE main paper 2 in State

The National Testing Academy released the results of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Examination of Paper-2 for Bachelors in Architecture or Planning on Wednesday. Udith Kumar V., a student of Narayana E-Techno school in the city, was named the topper in the State. For the first time, the examination was conducted in two shifts. The […]