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09 Dec 2016

Delhi, the city that keeps churning

International offers are rolling-in for IIT-Delhi students.

The average citizen continues to struggle to withdraw cash from Delhi ATMs and banks.

Fog is disrupting travel in Delhi and Noida schools will now revise timings due to dense fog.

But to brighten up Delhi's foggy winters, Comic Con is finally here.

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Delhi's Comic Con is here

The eagerly-awaited Comic Con festival begins in Delhi today.

From December 9-11, famous comic artists like Nicolas Wild, Tom Richmond, Joe Harris will be present at NSIC Grounds.

Indian artists such as Saumin Patel, Vivek Goel will also be present.

The festival features panel discussions, comic launches, competitions and more.

Comic Con founder, Jatin Varma, hopes this is Delhi's "biggest pop-culture event" of 2016.


No respite from the cash crunch

Withdrawing cash from ATMs in Delhi continues to be arduous as many are not yet functioning.

With respect to availability of cash in banks in Central and South Delhi, the situation is improving.

Banks are disbursing cash after fixing a withdrawal limit; however only home-branch customers are being allowed to stand in the queue.

HDFC bank is distributing tokens to facilitate cash withdrawals.

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Offers rolling in for IIT-D students

In the very first week of placements at IIT-Delhi, there was a surge in international job offers; over 20 students accepted offers of $100,000 base-pay.

Within the first 6 days, 70% students accepted core technical jobs.

Despite there being lesser participation from start-ups, students received almost 500 offers.

Interviews will be conducted over 2 phases: December 1-20 and early January to May.


Trains and flights hampered by fog

Although Delhi was blanketed by fog today morning, flight operations at Indira Gandhi International Airport remained largely 'normal'.

Train services on the other hand were severely hampered as 100 trains were delayed by a few hours.

At around 6 am, Noida was suddenly engulfed with dense fog and traffic was thrown out of gear.

Visibility was very poor on Yamuna and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.


Delhi cops track down serial killer

Delhi cops track down serial killer

Delhi Police have reportedly identified a 'serial killer' who may have murdered three women in the last two weeks.

All three girls were single women who lived in rented accommodation in Munirka; he had employed the girls in illegal jobs but hadn't paid them.

The alleged killer has been identified by circumstantial evidence and a team has been formed to arrest him.


Farmers' suggestions for Noida Metro

Farmer groups have written to the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) and demanded that metro stations on Noida-Greater Noida Metro link be named after nearby villages.

There are 21 stations on the metro link and 60% work is completed; it will be opened to the public by December 2017.

The NMRC has said they will consider the farmers' proposal in their next board meeting.


ASI swings into action to protect Red Fort

Recent reports indicated that nylon ropes around Red Fort's Diwan-i-Khas pillars had stained and damaged them.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) immediately removed these ropes as they were bleeding colour.

The ASI will now repair the abrasions caused by the rough ropes and remove the stains.

Conservationists and experts believe ASI needs to be more sensitive while dealing with 'priceless pieces of art'.


Gurugram police tracks down haul of new notes

Despite the cash crunch prevailing everywhere, Gurugram police recovered Rs.16 lakh in Rs.2,000 notes and remaining Rs.1 lakh in Rs.100 notes from three persons in DLF Phase 2 on Wednesday.

The three claimed it was for a business deal; the police handed over cash and the three men to the Income-Tax department.

In the past 10 days, this is the fourth currency haul.

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