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31 Mar 2017

Social media calls for boycott of Gurugram pub

Following the brawl that took place at Gurugram's 'The Wine Company', where 4 people were allegedly beaten by the manager and the bouncers of the restaurant, the restaurant is being heavily criticized on social media.

A page has been created on Facebook, calling for boycotting the restaurant.

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Flower market in east Delhi catches fire, 150 jhuggis decimated

Ghazipur

Flower market in east Delhi catches fire, 150 jhuggis decimated

The Ghazipur flower market in East Delhi caught fire on Thursday night, destroying approximately 150 jhuggis (places where shopkeepers sell flowers).

According to fire officials, they were alerted about the fire at approximately 11:30 pm, after which 13 fire tenders rushed to the spot.

The police suspect a short-circuit in one of the electricity poles near the sheds to be the cause of fire.

JNU

JNU teachers deem cuts in number of seats as "unconstitutional"

Teachers' association of the Jawaharlal Nehru University said the cutting down of seats in the MPhil and PhD courses are unconstitutional.

According to a teacher, the number of seats cut has been high as the university failed to calculate the outgoing students, who would be submitting their thesis in July.

The introduction of these cuts was followed by large-scale student protests.

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Traffic heading to East Delhi blocked due to Barapullah work

Barapullah

Traffic heading to East Delhi blocked due to Barapullah work

The Public Works Department of Delhi on Thursday evening shut 3 carriageways on the elevated road at Barapullah for repair and construction work.

The work is expected to continue till 15th April.

The loop connecting Barapullah to DND was closed, and vehicles were being diverted through the Sarai Kale Khan stretch, leading to complete chaos, choked roads and traffic jams.

DSGMC

Manjit GK becomes chief of Delhi gurdwara body again

Manjit Singh GK was re-elected as the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) for the second consecutive time.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa was also re-elected as the general secretary; both will serve a term of four years.

The newly elected House of the DSGMC, with 46 elected members and 5 co-opted ones, on Thursday elected the office bearers.

DMRC

Delhi Metro not a popular choice for residents yet

In August 2016, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation conducted a survey which revealed the limited utility of public transport.

One of the reasons mentioned for the lack of interest in using Metro services is the increasing traffic during peak hours (8-11 am, 5-8 pm).

The survey also discovered that the richer and affluent section of Delhi made very little use of its Metro services.

Climate

Power demand in Delhi highest this March

Officials of the power department said based on the large-scale consumption of power by the city (4116 MW), the power demand in March 2017 has been the highest ever recorded in the month of March.

They also said that power consumption in peak summer months between May-July may exceed 6,600 MW.

Delhi's heat has compelled residents to use air-conditioners, coolers and fans almost 24/7.

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