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28 Feb 2017

Delhi inaugurates India's first integrated heliport

India's first integrated heliport was inaugurated on Tuesday by Civil Minister Gajapathi Raju.

The integrated heliport is the first of its kind of facility in South Asia and is built by state-owned Pawan Hans Ltd.

The heliport includes a terminal building which can hold 150 passengers; four hangars which can park 16 helicopters and 9 parking bays.

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School guard bludgeoned to death by drunk youth

School guard bludgeoned to death by drunk youth

A 35-year-old school guard was bludgeoned to death in North Delhi's Sarai Rohilla for trying to stop a youth and his female friend from entering the school premises.

The accused, Rohit, was arrested within four hours of the incident.

According to reports, Rohit and his friend were drunk, and when they were stopped by Kumar (the guard), Rohit smashed a brick into his head.

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South Delhi accepts 'waste charge' proposal

A proposal to impose waste generation charges from users for generating construction and demolition waste was approved by the South Corporation of New Delhi today.

Any user generating over 20 tonnes a day or 300 tonnes per project in a month will pay for the processing, disposing construction and demolition of waste apart from its storage, collection and transportation.


Delhi HC dismisses AAP government's nursery notification

Delhi HC dismisses AAP government's nursery notification

The Delhi High Court on Monday said that 'neighbourhoods' cannot be the sole criterion for accepting nursery admission applications.

The government argued that the neighbourhood criterion for admission to pre-primary classes was a part of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973.

However, the bench stated that due to the absence of systematic school mapping in Delhi, the neighbourhood criterion is unadvisable.

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Metro smart cards to be non-refundable 1st April onwards

On Tuesday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced that the Delhi Metro's smart cards will be non-refundable 1st April onwards.

In a statement, the DMRC said that the decision was taken in order to comply with RBI guidelines.

Passengers will be given a "sunset period" (1st March-31st March) whereby they may take a refund for their smart cards from Metro stations.


Cardboard factory fire injures 3 firemen

Cardboard factory fire injures 3 firemen

A cardboard factory in outer Delhi's Najafgarh area caught major fire, injuring three firemen who were trying to subdue the same.

The firefighters are undergoing treatment for the grave injuries they sustained on their legs and arms.

According to officials, a short circuit triggered the fire.

A call about the incident was received at 4:10 pm on Monday afternoon.

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Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur receives police protection

Delhi Police on Tuesday said that Gurmehar Kaur, who after campaigning against the ABVP received death and rape threats, has been provided "adequate security."

A First Information Report was filed one day after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) wrote to the Police Commissioner about the threats received by Kaur.

The FIR was filed under Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation).


Self-proclaimed godman arrested for multi-crore fraud

Self-proclaimed godman arrested for multi-crore fraud

35-year-old "builder baba", a self-proclaimed godman was arrested for allegedly cheating a person off a few crores by making false promises of high returns on investments in his Noida housing project.

According to the police, the victim (Narendra Barmecha) alleged that the godman (Sachin Dutta) claimed to own a construction firm.

Barmecha invested crores of rupees and was promised returns in 2014.

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