UBER got its largest market in Delhi-NCR in 2017

Neighborhood News Desk/NEW DELHI: American cab service UBER has its largest market in Delhi-NCR with at least 5 rides in a day. In the entire year maximum of 1969 rides has been taken by people of national capital in 2017, claimed by UBER. UBER has launched various other products which has increased the ridership and also the connectivity between the end and starting point which has also complemented the public transport. As per reports, 11 August has proved to be the busiest day of the year for UBER. Continue reading UBER got its largest market in Delhi-NCR in 2017

Air quality in Delhi-NCR improves to ‘very poor’ as wind catches up

NEW DELHI: The air quality in Delhi-NCR has improved rapidly on Wednesday from “severe” to “very poor” towards the evening, with the wind speed catching up. The environment authority states that the wind speed on Wednesday increased while light showers occur at some places across Delhi-NCR and helped to improve the overall ambient air quality of the region. “The wind speed has increased on Wednesday and also the air quality has improved due to some showers here and there across NCR,” Shambahvi Shukla, a researcher at the Centre for Science and Environment and member of the EPCA told IANS. The … Continue reading Air quality in Delhi-NCR improves to ‘very poor’ as wind catches up

Air quality in Delhi-NCR continues to remain

NEW DELHI: The air quality in Delhi-NCR continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category on Wednesday. As per the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, Delhi’s Lodhi Road area has content of prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 in ‘severe’ category. At least 20 trains were delayed, five rescheduled and ten cancelled due to decreased visibility as well as operational reasons. Source:- New Indian Express Continue reading Air quality in Delhi-NCR continues to remain

Air pollution rises in Delhi-NCR as stubble burning goes on

Air quality in Delhi-NCR worsened yet again on Thursday, with at least seven out of 21 monitored regions facing “severe” or “severe-plus” levels of pollution as the wind speed dropped but kept blowing from the stubble burning states. Across Delhi-NCR, Anand Vihar in east Delhi, Vasundhara in Ghaziabad and Sector 125 in Noida reeled under “severe-plus” or “emergency” situation, while the air quality was “severe” at Mathura Road in south Delhi, Shadipur in west Delhi, R.K. Puram in south-west Delhi and Delhi Technical University (DTU) in north Delhi. The average value of major pollutant PM2.5-or particles in the air with … Continue reading Air pollution rises in Delhi-NCR as stubble burning goes on

As winter sets in, smog expected to return to Delhi-NCR

The onset of winter is here and with decrease in temperature, air pollution is expected to rise, bringing the smog back in Delhi. According to the weathermen, weak western disturbances have started moving towards Northwest India and Himalayan areas. Due to this weather system, higher areas in the Himalayas are expected to receive light snowfall. As a result open areas and fields in northern India will witness clear skies but wind speed is likely to slow down. The air pollution level is hovering at 350 in some parts of Delhi and NCR. Levels of PM 2.5 stand at 174 at present, … Continue reading As winter sets in, smog expected to return to Delhi-NCR

Delhi school staff summoned over minor’s assault by 4-yr-old

Following the alleged sexual assault of a minor girl by a four-year-old boy in a school, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has summoned the school’s principal and three staff members on November 27. Based on a complaint filed by the victim’s mother, the school administration has been booked for negligence. The school authorities denied allegations of non-cooperation. Continue reading Delhi school staff summoned over minor’s assault by 4-yr-old

Gurugram to start door-to-door waste

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will start door-to-door waste collection from December 2 in wards 5 and 6, officials said. The residents have been asked to segregate and deposit dry and wet waste in different bags, which will be transported to designated sites via e-rickshaws. The service will be extended to all wards in the coming months, officials added. Continue reading Gurugram to start door-to-door waste

Antique shawl thief did two-month stint as museum researcher

His resume was impressive. Proficient in French and German, and having studied antiques in China, Germany and France extensively, it wasn’t difficult for Vinay Parmar to get a job as a researcher at the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum at Pragati Maidan. During his stint at the museum, Parmar took a particular interest in antique shawls made during the Mughal era. He researched the weaving technology used to fashion the antique shawls, and then checked how much they sold for in international antique markets in China, France and the Middle East. After two months of extensive planning, he allegedly stole … Continue reading Antique shawl thief did two-month stint as museum researcher

Fortis case: statement of girl’s father recorded

Family was charged almost Rs. 16 lakh The three-member committee set up by the Haryana government to probe allegations of overcharging against Gurugram’s Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) by the family of a 7-year-old girl who died of dengue recorded her father’s statement on Thursday. ‘Wrong treatment’ Jayant Singh said, “I put my point before the officials during the one-and-a-half-hour interaction. The doctors gave wrong treatment to my daughter … I have submitted the medicines prescribed by them to support my claim.” Haryana Additional Director General of Health Rajeev Vadhera is leading the three-member team. When contacted, Mr. Vadhera said … Continue reading Fortis case: statement of girl’s father recorded