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Club with rooftop eatery on the anvil for AIIMS doctors

The club was recently allotted a new floor by its administration, doubling its area to 6,000 square feet.

New Delhi: All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the premier medical institute in India, will soon have a club with facilities like rooftop restaurant, a lounge, a reading room, and provision for watching films, and playing indoor games such as table tennis and billiards.

Govt asks schools in Delhi to install air purifiers

THE DELHI government has asked city schools to install air purifiers following an NGT order directing them to do the same. The Director of Education (DoE) has also asked schools to create awareness among students about the adverse impact of indiscriminate burning of firecrackers on public health. The schools, meanwhile, have been asked to submit a compliance report within 15 days.

Delhi Police write to government: Seize books, confiscate printing press

Days after booking the author and publisher of a book for Class XII, titled Health and Physical Education, Delhi Police has written to the Delhi government’s home department, asking them to appoint an officer to seize all books and confiscate the printing press. Police have also charged the duo with circulation of obscene material and cheating. The CBSE had lodged a complaint against them for "indecent depiction of women and misrepresenting the syllabus", after it received several complaints over the book which stated that "36-24-36 is the best figure for females".

From today, women can use toilets at SDMC hotels

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Sunday announced "free usage of toilets/washrooms for women and children" at all restaurants and hotels under its jurisdiction from May 1, Monday. The corporation said it has "renewed its commitment" for the Prime Minister’s initiative – Swachh Bharat Mission – and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s desire to provide such a facility for free, keeping in view the safety and security of women.

Hardlook: A look at troubled waters of Yamuna floodplains one year after World Culture Festival

It was a mela Parvati never saw. The curtains had come up wherever she looked, even around the strip of land where her cows usually graze. "Bandhook leke seedhe khade hue the," she said about men in uniform clutching guns, who would not let anyone through without a pass. She did see performers in bright costumes walk past her thatched hut, who had deboarded mini-buses coming in from the DND Expressway. Weeks before March 11, 12 and 13 last year, small farmers such as Parvati who cultivate vegetables on the floodplains on the west bank of the Yamuna – without permission – were asked to pack up and leave.