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Delhi Jal Board to use treated waste water for washing trains, buses

By Ritam Haldar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2016 12:57 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is preparing a scheme in consultation with IIT-Delhi and the Central Pollution Control Board to use water released from sewage treatment plants to wash Metro trains and DTC buses, and in stadia.

The National Green Tribunal recently asked to the DJB to examine “if the discharge of water can be used for Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium and Ambedkar Stadium and washing of Metro and DTC buses”.

“The green panel asked DJB to conduct a study and find the best possible way to reuse water generated from the STPs. We have already started work on this scheme,” a senior DJB official told HT.

The order was issued while hearing a plea filed by an NGO, Friends, which claimed that the Delhi District Cricket Association was using reverse osmosis-treated water for the upkeep of Feroz Shah Kotla ground.

“Every drop that flows out of DDCA’s taps is RO-treated. At a time when many states are facing drought, it’s very disturbing that DDCA is using water in such a manner,” the plea, filed through advocate Sugriva Dubey, said.

The Delhi Water Policy says the city must increase its recycled waste water use to 25% by 2017, 50% by 2022 and at least 80% by 2027. This is to meet its non-drinking requirement and reduce fresh water use. There is miniscule use of cleaned up waste water now. “If waste water is cleaned up at local levels instead of only at big plants more recycling and reuse is possible,” the policy said.

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College of Art clarifies: Students to get DU degrees

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:39 PM IST
The College of Art on Saturday clarified that its current batch of students would receive their degrees from Delhi University (DU)
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While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations. Delhi goes to the municipal polls in 2022.
While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations. Delhi goes to the municipal polls in 2022.

AAP accuses North MCD of 546 cr irregularities in Rani Jhansi flyover project

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:45 PM IST
The project, which was conceived by the north Delhi civic body in 1998, had gained notoriety over the years as one of the most delayed infrastructure projects in the national capital.
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The flag itself is 60 feet in width and 90 feet in length.
The flag itself is 60 feet in width and 90 feet in length.

In budget, Delhi likely to allocate funds for Tricolours across city

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:42 PM IST
The flag will be very much like the one in Connaught Place, which is hoisted atop a 207-feet mast.
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Police said around 5.30am, the police control room received a call reporting that a man was lying dead near Jogi Wada Chowk in Bawana.
Police said around 5.30am, the police control room received a call reporting that a man was lying dead near Jogi Wada Chowk in Bawana.

Civil defence volunteer shot dead in Bawana, police suspect local rivalry

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The victim Shashi Kadyan was a resident of village Katewara in Bawana. The man was a civil defence volunteer and was attached to an additional district magistrate in outer Delhi as a driver.
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Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) RP Meena said information was received at 9.21 pm on Friday at Amar Colony police station that George had fallen from the fourth floor of his residence.
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Muthoot group chairman falls to death from fourth floor, probe launched

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhii
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Muthoot Finance is one of the largest gold loan non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India.
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Vaccine drive needs to pick up pace by at least sixfold, say health experts

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:34 PM IST
The national capital has immunised over 86,700 persons in the five days since the Covid-19 vaccination drive was opened up to those above the age of 60 years and those above 45 with comorbidities, but the numbers are too few, say health experts, considering that there are 1
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Positivity rate up to 0.60%, almost double since February 27

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Delhi reported over 300 cases of Covid-19 for the second day in a row on Saturday even as the city’s positivity rate continued to slowly creep up
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The decision of the court was based on the recommendation of the high powered committee constituted on the direction of the Supreme Court to decongest jails to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The decision of the court was based on the recommendation of the high powered committee constituted on the direction of the Supreme Court to decongest jails to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Delhi HC directs 3499 undertrials to surrender from March 7

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:34 PM IST
A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh said it was “not inclined” to further extend the period of interim bail granted to prisoners under various criteria laid down by the high power committee in its several meetings.
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A health worker inoculates a 104 yrs old man for Covid-19 vaccine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )
A health worker inoculates a 104 yrs old man for Covid-19 vaccine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo )

104-year-old takes Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi's hospital, urges all to take shot

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:14 PM IST
The octogenarian told ANI, "I urge everyone who is eligible to come forward and get themselves administered with COVID-19 vaccine. It is totally safe."
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The city had tested 53,062 samples on Saturday comprising 28,685 RTPCR/CBNAAT/ True Nat tests and 24,377 Rapid Antigen tests.(HT Photo)
The city had tested 53,062 samples on Saturday comprising 28,685 RTPCR/CBNAAT/ True Nat tests and 24,377 Rapid Antigen tests.(HT Photo)

Delhi logs over 300 new Covid-19 cases for second straight day

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
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Also, 320 patients recovered on Saturday, taking the total recoveries to 628,117, according to a health department bulletin.
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Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)

Delhi to have its own school education board: CM Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Approval for the formation of the Delhi Board of School Education was passed during the cabinet meeting.
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Raghav Kumar Jha has a brilliant smile, in fact, that glows about his entire face like a luminous halo.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The soul of the burger

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:11 AM IST
  • This evening he is stationed beside a zebra crossing in Connaught Place, standing amid a continuous motion of shoppers going about in all directions.
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Akhtar, through advocate Pritish Sabharwal, had contended that the petitioner had failed to point out a single statutory violation in the appointment process.
Akhtar, through advocate Pritish Sabharwal, had contended that the petitioner had failed to point out a single statutory violation in the appointment process.

Delhi HC dismisses plea questioning appointment of Jamia V-C

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST
The court highlighted the position of law that it cannot sit in appeal over the decision taken by the search committee, set up to select the most suitable candidate for the post.
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R-Day violence: 19-year-old gets bail as he is not seen in any video footage resorting to violence

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:28 PM IST
A Delhi court has granted bail to a 19-year-old man arrested in a case related to the violence on Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor parade, after the police said he has not been seen in any video footage taking part in the violence at the spot
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Can’t sack employee without due inquiry, HC says

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:21 AM IST
The judge, however, also said the allegations against the petitioner were serious and the Board is free to take action against her in accordance with the principles of natural justice.
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