Catching up with Delhi-NCR


16 Feb 2017

3-D printed vertebrae implanted in first such surgery in India

Doctors at Gurugram's Medanta-The Medicity successfully implanted a 3D-printed vertebrae in a 32-year-old woman with disabling spinal tuberculosis, helping her walk again.

The 10-hour surgery was the first in India and the third globally. A complex computer software was used to plan every detail of the operation.

She is walking with minimal support, and is recovering fast.

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Taxi strike

Taxi strike enters Day 7, no respite in sight

Taxi strike enters Day 7, no respite in sight

A stalemate between Uber and Ola and protesting drivers loomed large on Day 7 of their strike as neither party seemed willing to compromise.

Talks initiated by the government also broke through after Rajdhani Tourist Drivers' Union backed out.

Sarvodaya Drivers Association has threatened disruption of all transportation if demands are not met.

Meanwhile, auto-drivers are charging exorbitant rates in the absence of cabs.

Old buildings

Questions raised on buildings in Hauz Khas, Khan Market

After two collapses in CP, structures in other lively spots have come under scrutiny.

In Khan Market, 44 of 74 residential flats have been transformed to restaurants, while others lay shuttered. Narrow staircases have worsened the situation.

With additional floors being added, safety of many Hauz Khas Village buildings have been compromised.

Experts say old buildings in Chandni Chowk also need to be restored.

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Hindu College

Hindu College students pray to Disha Patani for love

Hindu College students marked V-Day by worshipping 'Damdami Mai', a chosen actress (Disha Patani this year), whose blessings are believed to help devotees find a girlfriend.

According to ritual, fresher Shaktipal Singh offered prayers at the Virgin Tree, which was decorated with water-filled condoms. 'Pyaar ke dushman' (lecturers) were kept away.

Patani's poster was accompanied by Hrithik Roshan's, embracing all genders and sexual preferences.

Land scam

Rs 3,000cr land scam in Gurugram's Gwalpahari?

Conflicting orders of officials and "special interest" displayed by the Haryana government is hinting at a Rs 3,000cr scam in Gurugram, regarding ownership of 464 acres of land in Gwalpahari.

Many VIPs own farmhouses in the disputed land, which had come under MCG's control in 2010.

Amid mutation of several land deals, many officials overturned legal orders to shift ownership from residents to realtors/developers.


Office of Noida firm sealed over alleged Rs 500cr scam

Office of Noida firm sealed over alleged Rs 500cr scam

The Noida Sector 2 office of Webwork Trade Links Pvt Limited was sealed over an alleged Rs 500-crore scam through a click-and-earn scheme. Addresses of its directors, Anurag Garg and Sandesh Verma, and some senior officials were retrieved.

Active numbers of Garg and Verma, who are reportedly in hiding, have been put under surveillance.

The company says it has suspended operations till April 20.


Giant air purifiers planned in Gurugram, Faridabad

The Haryana government is reportedly planning to install two giant air purifies, designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, in Gurugram and Faridabad.

Each movable 'smog free tower' will cost Rs 1.5-2 crore. Haryana's Industry and Environment Minister Vipul Goel is set to soon visit Beijing, which inspired the idea.

However, most residents agree one purifier won't improve the situation in Gurugram.


Infosys likely to launch Noida headquarter in two years

Infosys submitted a revised layout plan for its Noida campus. After approval, it will control its northern operations from the 28-acre plot, its largest regional premises, in another two years.

Rs 2,500 crore of a total Rs 5,000 crore will be invested in the first phase. Infosys spent Rs 1,354 crore to acquire 1.11 lakh sq m of land in Sector 85.

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