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New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

05 Dec 2020

New Parliament building: Modi to lay foundation stone next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 (Thursday), Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

24 Jul 2020

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

With Independence Day approaching, the Centre has gotten busy planning intricate details of the event at the Red Fort, while keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid coronavirus, what is the ideal AC temperature?

25 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus, what is the ideal AC temperature?

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has issued a set of guidelines on the maintenance of heating and air-conditioning units amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

11 Aug 2018

Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

Singer-composer Tochi Raina says poetry in songs has died down, deteriorating the quality of music being produced.

CPWD made 168 govt-buildings accessible to differently-abled people so far

14 Jul 2018

CPWD made 168 govt-buildings accessible to differently-abled people so far

The Central Public Works Department has so far made 168 government buildings, out of the total 219 buildings, accessible to the differently-abled persons in India under "Accessible India Campaign", an initiative of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

09 Jul 2018

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

Delhi: Residents of Sadarjung area hold march to save trees

02 Jul 2018

Delhi: Residents of Sadarjung area hold march to save trees

A group of citizens in south Delhi's Safdarjung area yesterday took out a protest march to drive home the message of saving trees.

Gujarat: PM's "aunt" seeks redressal for govt-dispensary on her premises

24 Jun 2018

Gujarat: PM's "aunt" seeks redressal for govt-dispensary on her premises

A 90-year old widow claiming to be the aunt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has knocked on the doors of an appellate authority after failing to get satisfactory answers from the Labor Ministry on her RTI application seeking details of lease renewal of a government dispensary running in her premises.

South Delhi-airport travel to take less time, courtesy flyovers, underpass

23 Apr 2018

South Delhi-airport travel to take less time, courtesy flyovers, underpass

The CPWD has started work on building two flyovers and a 700m long underpass in Mahipalpur area, aimed at reducing travel time between South-Delhi and the Delhi airport by 20 minutes.

Bengaluru: Some areas to go 'powerless' for five days

26 Feb 2018

Bengaluru: Some areas to go 'powerless' for five days

If you are in Bengaluru, you may have to put a lot of your plans on hold since your area might not get electricity till February 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Delhi witnesses sharp rise in teen pregnancy

03 Aug 2017

Delhi witnesses sharp rise in teen pregnancy

A sharp increase in teenage pregnancies in Delhi has become a matter of grave concern. According to government's data, 3.10% of women who delivered babies in 2016 were 19-years-old or below. It was 2.75% last year.

Fog delays trains and flights, many cancelled

30 Jan 2017

Fog delays trains and flights, many cancelled

Twenty trains have been delayed, 10 rescheduled and one cancelled as dense fog envelops Delhi.

R-Day: Burj Khalifa lights up in India's honour

25 Jan 2017

R-Day: Burj Khalifa lights up in India's honour

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, has lit up in colours of the Indian flag on the eve of Republic Day.

No online tickets for Digital India's R-Day parade

25 Jan 2017

No online tickets for Digital India's R-Day parade

Even though India has signalled to the world its intention of becoming a digital economy, tickets for this year's Republic Day celebrations are not available online.

UAE Crown Prince in India for Republic Day

25 Jan 2017

UAE Crown Prince in India for Republic Day

Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is this year's Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.

Republic day parade will feature 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

24 Jan 2017

Republic day parade will feature 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

For the upcoming ceremonial Republic Day parade, a total of 23 tableaux are expected to be on display.