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Remote controlled kites to be introduced during ‘KITE 2017’

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Hyderabad: ‘KITE 2017‘, Telangana State’s 2nd International Kite Festival, to be held from January 12 to 17 here is going to introduce ‘Remote controlled kites’. “Traditionally kites are flown with strings. But, remote controlled flying of kites is something revolutionary which is not witnessed much in India. The joy of remote control kite flying offers …

Heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla cut off

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Shimla: The first heavy snowfall of the season in Shimla and upper reaches on Saturday threw normal life completely out of gear as traffic, telecommunication links and supply of power and water were disrupted while a large number of tourists were stranded. Mercury dropped sharply with Shimla and Bhuntar recording a low of 0.2 degree …

All India Radio to set up new transmitters in Uttarakhand

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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New Delhi: Public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has drawn up a detailed plan to ensure that its signals cover the mountainous terrain of Uttarakhand which include setting up of a 1 Kw FM transmitter at Champavat, a 100 watt FM Relay Centre at Haridwar and a 10 Kw FM transmitter each at Pithoragarh and …

Now, women can carry small knives in Delhi Metro

Saturday, January 07, 2017

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New Delhi: Now women travelling in Delhi Metro trains can carry small knives, lighters and matchboxes to ensure their safety. The decision was taken in the view of charges being regularly collected from women passengers in huge number by the security personnel. A senior CISF officer said that women will be permitted to carry knives …

After the horrific mass molestation case, another molestation case reported in Bengaluru

Friday, January 06, 2017

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Another dreadful incident has come to the light, a woman in Burqa was harassed in the KG Halli area of Bengaluru. The incident took place on Friday morning when the girl was on her way to work on the morning shift when the accused first followed her, then grabbed her and pinned her to the ground …

Delhi govt nod to hike widows, senior citizens pensions

Friday, January 06, 2017

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The Delhi government today approved a proposal to increase the monthly pensions of widows, senior citizens and the disabled persons by Rs 1,000 each. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The government’s move will benefit lakhs of beneficiaries in the national capital. Announcing the Cabinet’s decision, Deputy …

This 105-year-old man spun himself into the record books for setting a new record in cycling

Friday, January 06, 2017

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Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old man who belongs to France has set a new world record when he cycled 22.547 kilometres in an hour. He completed 92 laps at Velodrome National, a state-of-the-art indoor track outside Paris that hosts elite cycling events. According to reports, after winning the race Robert said “I am not here to be the …

Uber hikes taxi fares up to 50% in Delhi

Friday, January 06, 2017

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Transportation app Uber has hiked fares of its entry-level offering ‘UberGO’ by up to 50 per cent in Delhi-NCR.  The US-based firm has increased ride time charge to Rs 1.5 per minute from Rs 1 earlier. Uber charges Rs 6 per km up to 20 km and Rs 12 per km thereafter at a base …

DU women colleges says ‘NO’ to these rappers from fests to protest derogatory lyrics

Friday, January 06, 2017

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Delhi University women’s colleges have decided that the cultural festivals would ban the artists whose lyrics have sexist lyrics about women in their songs. The decision was taken by the Student Union members after the ‘Night Of Shame’ in Bengaluru. The incident has sparked a flame of national debates about the security of women in …

After Bengaluru shamed, it is Delhi’s shame

Thursday, January 05, 2017

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Another molestation case has been registered in the Mukherjee Nagar area of New Delhi after the Bengaluru incident happened. A CCTV footage was also recorded of a mob running and attacking the policemen with stones who prevented the boys from harassing a woman on the New Year’s Eve has emerged as a similar incident in Bengaluru. ALSO …

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