What's up with Delhi today?
In another tragic incident of road rage, a young 25-year old builder was shot dead in an altercation. On another note, 16 people have died of malaria; a surprising development given that monsoons ended sometime ago. Saif Ali Khan, is an unexpected sight in the interiors of Chandni-Chowk. To read more about this, and which 'butts' two Delhi youth plan to recycle, tap in!
Killed over a 'dented' car
A young 25-year old factory owner, Deepak, was shot dead by a UP-businessman in Delhi. Both their SUVs scraped against each other at a turning in East-Delhi's Dallupura. A brief argument ensued between the two drivers; Deepak's cousin and co-passenger accused the other driver, Yashpal, of being drunk. Yashpal tried to pull Deepak out of the car, when Deepak resisted, Yashpal shot him.
Faulty traffic lights
A huge number of traffic signals in Noida are malfunctioning and given the foggy conditions, they increase risk of accidents. Commuters lament that despite complaints on a new 'traffic mobile-app' traffic signals at key intersections remain out of order. Non-functioning signals lead to gridlocked intersections and chaos during peak hours in the evening; police officials say they will act when they receive complaints.
Malaria claims lives of 16
Since 2012, this is the first time that deaths have been reported in Delhi due to malaria. Malaria, a parasitic disease caused by mosquitoes, is a curable disease but can sometime be fatal if patient is not treated on time. A total of 16 deaths have been attributed to malaria and its toll is even higher than deaths related to dengue or chikungunya.
RBI: Court can't interfere with 'policy'
As per RBI's new guidelines, bank customers in six metros can withdraw 5 times from their ATMs post which withdrawals become chargeable. A petition was filed in Delhi HC challenging the RBI circular; in this regard, RBI counsel questioned "maintainability" of the petition and said courts shouldn't interfere with "policy decisions". RBI's policy is intended to "reduce cash-usage" and "increase electronic transactions."
Recyclable cigarette butts?
Cigarettes in addition to poisoning the air also reportedly kill birds, animals and clog water bodies. Studies show 5.6 trillion cigarettes are sold annually worldwide and half are discarded. Two young men from Delhi plan to recycle cigarette butts to create something productive such as manure, air-filters and more. What's more, those who collect butts and turn them in are paid by the kilo!
Respite for Dwarka's water woes
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will develop two waterbodies in Delhi's Dwarka area with the intent to replenish ground water supply. Kapil Mishra, DJB Chairperson, said that they would similarly develop 4 more water bodies in Rithali, Rohini and other areas. DJB is also currently overhauling regularization of water connections across the city and has hit a historic high of 19.54 lakh registered connections.
'Chef' Saif comes to Purani Dilli
Saif Ali Khan has been spotted shooting for his movie 'Chef' in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk. The movie's two-day shoot will be shot inside Mahavir Bhavan and near Kinari Bazaar. The director and cast chose interiors of Chandni Chowk to avoid any ruckus on the movie sets. The movie 'Chef' has been inspired by Jon Favreau's Hollywood movie of the same name.