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23 Mar 2017

CP's Regal theatre to shut down on 31st March

After proclaiming its steady decline several times, Connaught Place's Regal Theatre will shut down on 31st March as it is going out of business.

Regal theatre opened in 1932 and calls itself "New Delhi's premier theatre"; its final screening will be 'Phillauri', a movie starring Anushka Sharma.

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New app for cab drivers launched by Baxi

New app for cab drivers launched by Baxi

Private taxi rental company 'Baxi' will launch a new mobile app on Thursday for disgruntled cab drivers of cab-aggregators like Uber and Ola.

The new app will be launched in Gurugram, New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru.

According to officials, this app will offer fixed fares and will not include surge pricing.


In solidarity with the doctors' strike, AIIMS doctors wear helmets

On Wednesday, around 1,200 junior doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) wore black helmets to work.

They did so to show harmony with the doctors on strike in Maharashtra.

The protest is a part of 'Save the Saviours' campaign, an all-India campaign demanding better security at work for doctors working in government hospitals.

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Delhi HC orders action against illegal parking in Greater Kailash-I

Delhi HC orders action against illegal parking in Greater Kailash-I

Expressing its dislike towards illegal parking in South Delhi's Greater Kailash-I, the Delhi High Court reprimanded the traffic police on Wednesday.

The traffic police was ordered to deploy personnel and act against cars parked unauthorisedly.

The High Court was hearing a petition which sought the removal of commercial establishments from the vicinity.

Photographs submitted by the petitioner displayed cars parked haphazardly on pavements.


Civic polls in Delhi postponed by a day

Delhi State Election Commission postponed the date of the municipal corporation elections by one day to 23rd April, 2017.

The CBSE board examination for Hindi will be held on 22nd April and was thus clashing with the day of voting, when many examination centres are also used as voting centres.

The vote-counting date too, has been changed from 25th April to 26th April.


Carriageway at Hero Honda Chowk will open on Saturday

Officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said one side of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover (from Manesar to Delhi) will be opened to traffic on Saturday.

The Manesar-Delhi route has more than 1 lakh vehicles passing through it everyday via the Hero Honda chowk.

The work on the flyover began in February 2015.


Proposal for a signal-free stretch from Delhi to Ghaziabad

The Public Works Department has proposed to make the 6.6-kilometre stretch on Mangal Pandey Marg signal-free for a smooth ride between northeast Delhi and Ghaziabad.

The project visualizes the construction of one underpass and two flyovers over the stretch, which currently has 12 signals.

According to a government official, once completed, 50 minutes of travel time would be cut down between Khajuri-Khaas and Bhopura.

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