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Machines that printed Constitution sold as scrap

As India’s founding document, the Constitution of India, turns 70 this Republic Day, the Dehradun-based Survey of India which printed 1,000 initial photolithographic reproductions of the handcrafted Constitution has preserved one of those copies, but it sold the two machines that produced those last year. As scrap. For ~1.5 lakh. As for the lithographic plates, […]

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3 villages in each dist chosen for solid waste mgmt

SBS NAGAR Following the directive of the National Green Tribunal, the rural development and panchayats department has initiated the process to ensure proper solid waste management in villages. To start with, three villages in each district have been identified for better waste management. Before chalking out an action plan for the villages, joint director, rural […]

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Panjab University’s headache: Traffic clogged roads on campus

More than 5,000 four-wheelers pass through Panjab University’s campus on a daily basis “It is hard to put an exact number to it, but between 5,000 to 7,000 cars are seen entering and exiting Panjab University campus everyday,” says Ashwani Koul, Panjab University (PU) Chief Security Officer (CSO). Despite many changes suggested by the university’s […]

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Delhi airport has an all-women cab service now

Sakha Consulting Wings provides the all-women cab service in Indore, Jaipur and Kolkata also. In a bid to make women feel safe in the national capital, a private all-women cab service has recently been launched from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The service, titled ‘Women with Wheels’, can be availed for any part of Delhi. […]

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Dense fog engulfs Delhi, 5 flights diverted

Delhi woke up to dense fog on Wednesday morning, which the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said is due to reduced wind speed. The temperature on Wednesday morning was 7 degrees Celsius. The visibility was below 200 metres. Delhi airport officials said that five flights have been diverted due to bad weather, as the pilots were […]