Cityscape

Army called as leopard spreads panic in Meerut

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Meerut: The Army is called to catch a leopard creating panic in this town. So far, it has attacked eight persons, and disappeared. Schools and colleges, which were shut on Monday due to a scare, reopened. But policemen are standing guard everywhere in the city, which is a little over an hour’s drive from the capital. The …

Leopard creates chaos in Meerut

Monday, February 24, 2014

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Meerut: A leopard on Monday created panic in Meerut when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors, an official said. Authorities closed schools after the leopard was discovered prowling the city’s streets on Sunday. “Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to track the leopard down. We …

Fire halts services at Kashmere gate metro station

Friday, February 21, 2014

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New Delhi: Metro rail services were briefly disrupted at Kashmere Gate Station on Friday after a fire broke out in a shop here. “No interchange was available at Kashmere Gate from 2.05 PM onwards due to smoke after the fire broke out in a shop at concourse level of underground section of the station. Station …

Taj Mahotsav begins with much fanfare in Agra

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Agra: The ten-day-long annual Taj Mahotsav began at Shilp Gram in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday amidst much fanfare. The theme of this year’s festival is ”Paigham-e Mohahabbat” or ”Message of Love”. Event marks the 23rd year of the festival that showcases the best of Indian crafts and culture in Agra, one of the country’s biggest …

388 IIM graduates placed in last 4 days

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Bangalore: Three hundred and eighty-eight IIM-Bangaloreans have realised their dream of getting well placed on campus recruitment. Some of them are offered salaries as high as Rs 30 lakh a year. They were favoured to choose the stream of their first preference from a slew of sectors like consulting, finance, operations and marketing. Plumb salaried …

Snowfall lures tourists to Shimla

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Shimla: Unexpected snowfall for the second day on Saturday has attracted tourists from neighbouring states. “This is first time we are experiencing snowfall. We are enjoying. We specially came from Chandigarh just to see snowfall,” a tourist from Chandigarh, Raman said. However, normal life has been disrupted as roads are blocked due to heavy snowfall. …

Prepaid autos come to gurgaon

Friday, February 14, 2014

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Gurgaon: The city on Thursday got its much awaited Pre-paid auto rickshaw facility. The trial run of pre-paid auto was rolled out by Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi and Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal from two locations- HUDA City Centre Metro Station and Gurgaon Railway Station. Initially, the service has been started from two locations only. …

Telangana Bill introduced in Lok Sabha amidst ugly scenes

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Delhi: An MP used pepper spray adding to the chaos. And an ugly physical fight inside Parliament followed. Outside the Parliament House, too, there were clashes between Pro-Telangana and Anti-Telangana mobs, which the police handled adroitly.    In the Lok Sabha, as soon as the Telangana Bill was introduced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, the …

WiFi to go public in Central Delhi

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Central Delhi will soon have internet access in every nook and cranny as the New Delhi Municipal Council is planning to make the area fully WiFi-enabled. “We have finalised the design for common streetlight poles with LED lights, security cameras and WiFi antennas to save costs,” said NDMC chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava, while presenting the council’s …

High security at Taj Mahal

Friday, February 07, 2014

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Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India has sharpened its focus on preserving the famed Taj Mahal. Strengthening its commitment, it beefs up security measures and involves the civil society to take up responsibility of keeping the surroundings of the world heritage site clean. The pinnacle of Mughal architecture has been the centre of attention after …

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