Everything that's cooking in the 'melting pot' called Delhi

20 Dec 2016 | By Tanu Sharma
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Students pursuing PhD from the Delhi University are in for good news, as the university's academic council exempted them for clearing NET for a teaching job.

Meanwhile, parents should gear up for the upcoming nursery admissions as the process is set to begin from January 2.

And which power distribution company registered a profit for the first time, tap in to find out.

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20 Dec 2016Everything that's cooking in the 'melting pot' called Delhi

NoidaGold manufacturing unit owner arrested for Rs.150 crore fraud

A gold jewellery manufacturing unit owner was arrested for importing duty free bullion worth Rs.150 crore after the demonetization announcement.

Police suspect a case of money laundering in demonetized currency in smuggled gold, which was exposed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

The owner evaded customs duty on the gold imported from Dubai.

The Noida based owner has now been sent to judicial custody.

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Admission schedule for private schools declared

20 Dec 2016Admission schedule for private schools declared

The Directorate of Education announced that nursery admissions in 1400 private schools of the city will begin from January 2.

Forms can be submitted till January 23.

A separate schedule will be released for 285 schools built on DDA land.

Criteria for admissions and admissions points will be at the sole discretion of schools, keeping in mind the 51 abolished criteria by the government.

CorruptionChargesheet filed against Kejriwal's former secretary

A chargesheet was filed against Rajendra Kumar in an alleged graft case by the CBI.

Rajendra Kumar is the former principal secretary of Arvind Kejriwal, who had targeted Prime Minister Modi, after a raid was conducted at Kumar's office.

Kumar has been accused of unfairly awarding tenders to a firm, between 2007 and 2015.

8 more people and a company have also been chargesheeted.

Greater NoidaSP launches WhatsApp group for better communication with residents

Sujata Singh, Greater Noida's superintendent of police has launched a WhatsApp group for faster redressal of residents' complaints.

Members of residents welfare associations of each society and heads of police stations are members of this group, which is monitored by Singh.

The aim of this group is to increase connectivity between residents and police personnel and to make the system 'crystal-clear'.

GurugramGurugram's power discom registers profit

A profit of Rs.78 crore has been registered for the first time by Gurugram's power-distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam.

The company has been suffering losses since its inception, which surmounted to Rs.2,088 crore in 2014.

Replacement of defective meters and strict check on power theft are the reasons for this turnaround.

The company improved its billing efficiency too which resulted in profits.

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PoliticsBureaucracy and AAP government in a tussle again

DCW chief, Swati Maliwal in her letter to the LG expressed shock at the "utter disrespect and disregard" shown by a senior bureaucrat to Delhi CM.

Dilraj Kaur, the said bureaucrat, has been appointed as member-secretary of DCW and has warned Maliwal of "penal action" if her appointee PP Dhal continue as member-secretary.

Kaur has assumed the charge against the orders of CM Kejriwal.

Delhi UniversityPhD holders exempted from NET eligibility

Academic council of Delhi University cleared the way for PhD holders, looking for a teaching job in the university by exempting them from clearing NET.

PhD holders before 2009 will now be required only to submit two research papers for recruitment.

A committee formed to devise a recruitment formula suggested that candidate should be awarded marks for research, domain knowledge, teaching and interview.

Ghaziabad17 new patrolling vehicles given to Ghaziabad police

Ghaziabad can expect more security by the police as it has received 17 new patrolling vehicles under the Dial100 project.

47 more such police control room vehicles will be added to Ghaziabad's police armoury.

State's Dial100 project is aimed at reducing the response time to just 15 minutes in city areas.

The new vehicles are technologically advanced and fully equipped to handle any situation.