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22 Feb 2017

AIIMS fires resident doctor over death of nurse

AIIMS fired a resident doctor for "wilful absence of duties", and served notice to a consultant "for not being available for the emergency", after a pregnant nurse died during delivery.

The anaesthesiology HoD has been asked to ensure 24x7 availability of residents at the maternity OT.

Rs. 10L has been awarded to the nurse's kin as compensation.

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'Children's Bank of India' notes dispensed from ATM

Fake notes

'Children's Bank of India' notes dispensed from ATM

In what seems like a prank, Rs. 2,000 notes issued by the 'Children's Bank of India' were dispensed from an ATM in Sangam Vihar on February 6.

Rohit, a call centre employee, received four notes bearing phrases like 'Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank', 'Churan Lable', and 'I promise to pay the barer two thousand coupens'.

A case has been registered under Sections 420, 489(b) and 489(e).

Mohalla Clinics

Vigilance dept launches probe into Mohalla Clinics

The state vigilance department has launched a probe into "operational" issues at Delhi's Mohalla Clinics.

Consultant doctors, paid on per-patient basis, allegedly inflate numbers of visitors and needlessly keep calling patients again. Alleged misrepresentation of rent being paid to hire premises is being looked into.

The probe will be forwarded to the anti-corruption branch if fraud is detected.

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Female foetus found in dustbin in posh Gurugram colony

Gurugram

Female foetus found in dustbin in posh Gurugram colony

A four-month-old female foetus, that wasn't aborted clinically, was found wrapped in a newspaper inside a dustbin at Gurugram's posh World Spa-East in Sector 41.

The building's cleaning staff found the foetus and alerted the police, who have sought CCTV footage.

In similar news, a five-month-old male foetus was found in the women's toilet of a government hospital in Delhi's Malviya Nagar.

Noida Metro

Noida Metro enters Limca Book of Records

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro has entered the Limca Book of Records, after the DMRC installed 200 girders in May 2016 (most girders in a month on a single metro project).

The DMRC, project management consultant on the Rs. 5,533cr project, broke its own record in October after erecting 218 U-girders.

DMRC MD Dr Mangu Singh says the feat has expedited the pace of work.

50,000 street children in Delhi to get Aadhaar soon

Aadhaar

50,000 street children in Delhi to get Aadhaar soon

The 'SOP for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations' will help 50,000 Delhi street kids get Aadhaar cards in the next six months.

The NCPCR, in collaboration with NGO Save the Children, will also assist the children in obtaining health insurance and bank accounts.

The programme aims to reach out to such children in five states in the next two years.

Ramjas College

Ramjas College cancels Umar Khalid seminar after violent protests

Ramjas College cancelled invites to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid for a seminar after violent protests by ABVP and DUSU.

Protesters reportedly threw stones at the seminar hall and switched off electricity despite police deployment.

Some students staged a "peaceful" counter-protest, but to no avail.

Khalid was supposed to speak on The War in Adivasi Areas, a subject related to his PhD.

Khadi products of Tihar Jail will be available country-wide

Tihar

Khadi products of Tihar Jail will be available country-wide

Products made by Tihar inmates are set to be sent to Khadi outlets across the country. Products will include garments, home furnishings, blankets, stationery items and more.

The initiative aims to sell the products and help prisoners in their rehabilitation after release.

Presently, Tihar Jail products are sold at 10 outlets, including at a Saket mall and the Delhi Secretariat.

Barapulla

Elevated road connecting Barapullah to IGI by 2020

Delhi government ordered a feasibility study of the proposed Phase IV of the Barapullah elevated corridor, which will connect east Delhi to IGI Airport without traffic signals.

Barapullah will then link NH24 in the east and NH8 in the west.

It will decongest Dhaula Kuan, Ring Road, the Ridge area, Chanakyapuri and more.

PWD hopes to complete the delayed Phase II by May 2018.

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