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Four children die of wrong blood transfusion


March 16th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Suspected transfusion of blood of the wrong group led to the death of four thalassemia-affected children aged between two and eight at a government hospital in ... Read more...

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Love sells — Valentine’s Week is Rs.12,000 cr business


February 13th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Who says love doesn't cost a thing? An unassuming date can mercilessly burn a deep hole in your pocket and when it comes to this ... Read more...

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Change of heart? No V-Day rampage, promise Hindu outfits


February 12th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) They have no plans for Valentine's Day this year, or so they say. Hindu radical outfits like the Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi Metro Phase III gets bigger, to cover Jamia, Faridabad


January 31st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju and Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Covering several more residential, business and academic centres of the capital than originally planned, Delhi Metro is giving final shape to its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Metro coaches were reserved as Delhi does not respect women: Sreedharan


January 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju and Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Metro had to reserve coaches for women as Delhi is "one city where they don't respect their women", Delhi ... Read more...

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Metro’s airport line likely to open next week: Sreedharan


January 18th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju and Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Delhi Metro's high-speed Airport Express Line (AEL) is expected to begin operations by next week, Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Decline in number of winged visitors to Delhi zoo


December 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From a few thousands in the 1980s to a few hundreds now, the number of migratory birds visiting Delhi zoo in winter has dropped drastically. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

MCD shifting to new centre without full fire safety clearance?


November 30th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The city's civic authority is in the process of shifting to its spanking new highrise which was inaugurated seven months ago. But some parts ... Read more...

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Hope of finding kin fades under collapsed building


November 16th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) In the space of a second, Biswajit Ghosh's life came crashing down. His wife, son and daughter were buried under tonnes of concrete of the ... Read more...

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Many Delhi school kids drop out for work, marriage (Nov 14 is Children’s Day in India)


November 14th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The right to education act might have made education compulsory for children in the 6-14 age group, but very few government schools in Delhi seem ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bid for CWG was secretive, hasty: RTI query


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The decision to bid for the just concluded 19th Commonwealth Games (CWG) was taken secretively and hurriedly before the then youth affairs and sports minister ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

As dengue stalks Delhi, hospitals struggle to cope (Feature)


September 14th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Suffering from fever, five dengue-stricken children slump on the floor of a state-run hospital in Delhi, waiting for doctors. With four deaths and over 1,800 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dogs’ day out in Delhi, sterilisation in a fix


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Stray dogs - over 280,000 of them - have a free run of Delhi's streets. With 15-20 dog bites reported every day, sterilisation campaigns by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cable operator-politician nexus derailing overhead cable removal


July 18th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Efforts to remove tangled mass of overhead wires in large parts of Delhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games seem to have lost momentum as, according ... Read more...

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Games knock door, but litter-free Delhi a distant dream


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Much has been made of the beautification drive of the capital ahead of the Commonwealth Games, but dirty main streets specked with uncleared rubbish, construction ... Read more...

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Summer brings drought of blood donors: Experts (June 14 is World Blood Donors Day)


June 13th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Six-year-old Anushka suffers from thalassemia and requires regular blood transfusion. However, arranging one unit of 'A negative' blood has become a nightmare for her parents, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fear of mobile tower radiation grips Delhi area


June 12th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Residents in northwest Delhi's Shalimar Bagh are demanding the demolition of a mobile phone tower in the residential area, alleging that electromagnetic radiation from it ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Heat preys on Delhi birds


May 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Nobel is thirsty and tired. The little dove is covered with ice cubes and being administered glucose at a hospital in Chandni Chowk where as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Games effect: Metro officials to pick up Brit accent


May 14th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) If you come across a Delhi Metro official greeting you in English with a clipped British accent, don't be surprised! It's probably a newly acquired ... Read more...

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