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12 Apr 2017

Gurugram: Some 5-star hotels may escape SC's liquor ban

Delhi News Digest

According to sources in the excise department, five-star hotels along the Delhi-Gurugram expressway could escape the liquor ban implemented by Supreme Court.

This is because the distance to these hotels from NH8 was found to be more than 500 metres.

Some of the hotels are The Oberoi, Trident, The Westin, Crowne Plaza and the Country Inns & Suites.

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Poonam Azad joins Indian National Congress

Poonam Jha Azad, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader on Tuesday joined the Congress and called it 'homecoming.'

She is the wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad.

At a press conference, Poonam Azad said Congress to her was "home, like a mother," as she had been brought up in a family of Congress supporters.

She had joined AAP in November 2016.


Delhi residents desire better services from municipal corporations: Survey

Community social media platform LocalCircles surveyed 48,526 residents for the upcoming municipal elections in Delhi.

43% of the residents surveyed found no change in the delivery of services under the existing system, 45% felt that services had deteriorated and 8% found an improvement in the same.

Most responses revealed that residents are more interested in better services than freebies such as reduction of taxes.

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DU undergraduate admissions one month before schedule

In order to avoid last-minute hassle at top colleges, the undergraduate admission procedure at Delhi University will most probably begin in the third week of April.

Online registration forms for the same might be available between 20th and 25th April; despite of starting early, the application process would continue till June.

DU had earlier planned to commence the application process in March end.


Ghaziabad's open-air gyms may no longer be free-of-cost for public

Open-air gymnasiums designated by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) in four public parks, may stop being free-of-charge by the end of April.

A plan is under the works to hand over the maintenance of the gyms to private firms via contracts.

The gyms at Swarnajayanti Park, Central Park, Lohia Park and Ambedkar Park have been installed with contemporary equipment inside wire-mesh enclosures.

Residents continue sit-in protest against liquor shops


Residents continue sit-in protest against liquor shops

Two liquor shops in Govindpuram and Daulatpura respectively are being protested against by the residents of the localities.

According to the protesters, liquor shops must be displaced outside of residential areas as they pose 'issues' for families, women and youngsters.

Daulatpura residents have been protesting since a week, whereas the protest at Govindpuram entered its third day on Tuesday.

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