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27 Jul 2017

708 bungalows in Delhi's Lutyens zone vulnerable to earthquake

According to housing and urban affairs ministry, 708 government bungalows (built between 1912-1930) in Delhi's Lutyens bungalow zone (LBZ) are "considered structurally unsafe against earthquake".

In light of Delhi being highly earthquake prone, replacement of unsafe structures becomes need of the hour.

NDA government had proposed redeveloping LBZ but the proposal seems to have taken a back seat.

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Homebuyers to demonstrate outside UP Chief Minister's office

Noida

Homebuyers to demonstrate outside UP Chief Minister's office

With flats still not handed over to respective homebuyers despite Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath instructing the authorities to resolve their grievances, homebuyers are all set to demonstrate outside Adityanath's office in Lucknow after August 15.

This step comes after buyers realized that the Noida, Greater Noida authorities and Gautam Budh Nagar district administration have failed to address their grievances.

Gurugram

CNG price rises to Rs. 43.75/kg due to GST

With transition to GST, Gurugram residents will have to shell out Rs. 43.75/kg for CNG instead of Rs. 42.1/kg as CNG prices hiked by Rs. 1.65/kg.

CNG's supplier, Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited official said, "Earlier, there was no GST on transportation charges for natural gases. Price usually increases twice a year when US dollar changes (as gas purchase rate is in dollars)."

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Four-year-old dies after falling into saucepan of hot tea

Seelampur

Four-year-old dies after falling into saucepan of hot tea

Four-year-old Ayaat succumbed to her burn injuries two days after she fell head-first into a pot filled with hot tea in Delhi's Old Seelampur.

Ayaat's elder sister had made tea in saucepan for whole family and kept it under bed. But Ayaat ended up falling off bed and landed into uncovered saucepan.

The police registered no case as they considered it an "unfortunate accident".

Government

Delhi CM: Corruption in Delhi government departments dropped by 70%

CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed that ever since Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power, corruption levels in several government departments have dropped by 70 percent.

He alleged that obstacles were being created in government's way of work, despite that, Delhi government is committed to addressing problems of people.

He added that investment in welfare schemes is being made by "saving" money from different projects.

Delhi University admissions: Select colleges release seventh cut-off list

DU

Delhi University admissions: Select colleges release seventh cut-off list

With admission seats for general category still available at some colleges for Bachelors in Economics, English and BCom, Delhi University declared its seventh cut-off list.

Admission seats for Bachelors in BCom are available at ARSD (93.75%), CVS (93.75%), Daulat Ram (94.75%) and Kalindi College (88.5%).

Admissions under seventh cut-off list will be carried out on Thursday and Friday.

Baba Haridas Nagar

Delhi: School van driver arrested for raping four-year-old girl

School van driver Pawan Kumar was arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old nursery schoolgirl in Baba Haridas Nagar.

The incident came to light when she was taken to hospital after experiencing pain in stomach and private parts. The doctor told girl's parents that she was sexually assaulted.

After dropping other children, Kumar took the girl in a remote place and forced himself on her.

Outer Delhi: Seven juveniles escape from correction home

Juvenile home

Outer Delhi: Seven juveniles escape from correction home

Seven juveniles, aged between 16 and 17 years, allegedly ran away from a correction home in Alipur after beating and tying up security guard Satveer with cloth.

Satveer had taken the juveniles for dinner. Four of them allegedly caught hold of Satveer and tied him up. The boys climbed home's 10-feet high wall and fled.

The incident came to light after Satveer untied himself and alerted authorities.

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