Category: City

Delhi borders will soon be opened, Khattar says after meeting Amit Shah

Soon after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Delhi’s borders that are currently blocked by farmers protesting against the three farm laws will soon be reopened. Although this is not the first time when Khattar made such a statement, it assumes significance this time due […]

Private CET for eight Pune universities to be conducted again on October 19, 20

The second round of CET (Common Entrance Test) for candidates seeking admissions to engineering, architecture, design, food technology, law, pharmacy, management and other such professional courses in 13 private universities in the state will be conducted on October 19 and 20. Just before the academic year began, these universities, eight of which are in Pune, […]

HC directs accused out on medical bail to surrender as cops couldn’t contact his doc

The Bombay High Court recently asked an accused, who was granted bail on medical grounds since June this year, to surrender to the jail by October 21 after police officers were unable to contact the man’s doctor to ascertain his exact medical condition. The man had sought bail for treating a kidney ailment but failed […]

Samajwadi Party rebel MLA Nitin Agrawal elected UP Deputy Speaker

Nitin Agrawal of Samajwadi Party was elected the Deputy Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday. His candidature was backed by the BJP. While he gained 304 votes in his favour, SP-backed candidate Narendra Verma got 60 out of the 364 valid votes cast. Agrawal, SP rebel MLA from Hardoi, who has been keeping distance […]

India’s Vaccinators, Kashmir: ‘The younger age group was the toughest to convince’

Over the last two years, Ishfaq Shabir has been working as the main nurse in Boniyar block of Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Everyday, he would pick up the ice box and travel to villages right at the Line of Control. Away from the city of Srinagar and its power centres, he said, resistance to vaccines was […]

Haryana: 100-bed Covid ICU is all set to start in government hospital in Nuh

Ensuring state-of-the-art healthcare facilities even in the deepest pockets of the state, the Haryana government set up 100-bed critical Covid-ICU at Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College (SHKMGMC) located in the outskirts of Nuh in Nalhar. “The hospital will cater to the medical needs of patients from adjoining NCR-region, Alwar, Mathura, Rewari and Palwal […]

DU 4th cut-off list: Economics opens up at some popular colleges

While many courses have closed in Delhi University’s fourth cut-off list, some have opened again including BA (Honours) Economics at some prominent colleges. While admissions to the Economics programme had been closed in the third list for unreserved seats at Miranda House and Kirori Mal College, it has opened up for both in the fourth […]

NEET topper from Delhi school: ‘Continued my hobbies so stress doesn’t increase’

Delhi schoolboy Tanmay Gupta (18), who hails from Jammu, has become the first from Jammu and Kashmir to become a NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) topper. He shares the All India Rank (AIR) one with two others. This was Gupta’s first attempt at NEET and he scored a perfect score of 720. “It is […]

Bengaluru residents turn garbage dumping ground into buffer zone for lake

What was once a garbage dumping ground is now a buffer zone of Somasundarapalya Lake at HSR Layout and will soon turn into a mini forest made by the local residents. The once stinky ground is once again green and has been named ‘Sundaravana’. With no help from government bodies, the local citizens crowdfunded the […]

IIMA’s JSW School of Public Policy to launch talk series on policymaking

THE JSW School of Public Policy (JSW-SPP) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) will launch India 2031: The Decade of Transformation, a ‘public talk series’ on public policy-related matters on November 11, 2021, at the IIMA campus. The series of talks, over the next few months, will see eminent speakers from across sectors […]