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L-G nod to develop 95 Delhi villages

Agencies will develop infrastructure like roads, schools, hospitals, community centres, stadia.

New Delhi: In a major boost to the housing projects on rural land, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Friday approved a notification to declare 95 villages as “development areas” under Land Pooling Policy (LPP).

Destination bus from CP to Patparganj finds 3 takers

A book shop owner, a marketing executive and a clothes seller – these are the only commuters availing the destination bus service from Connaught Place to Patparganj every day since it was introduced on May 1. Comprising 40 low-floor buses, the special service was started a month ago by the as part of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) anti-pollution directives. The buses ply between residential colonies and office areas – they start around 8 am and make the return journey around 6 pm.

Meet the public for an hour every day, Kejriwal requests L-G

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him "most humbly" to "meet the public during the hour" between 10 am and 11 am "without appointment" to "hear public grievances". He also asked the L-G if "it is possible to avoid calling" government officials between 10 am and 11 am – the time set by Kejriwal for government officials to meet the public.

Woman gets Rs 15L for medical negligence

Harm resulting from a doctor’s error in judgment would not necessarily be held as a case of medical negligence. To prove negligence, it has to be shown that the doctor’s conduct was below the standards of care required from a responsible, competent medical professional, said a northeast Delhi district consumer forum, while directing a hospital to pay Rs 15.11 lakh to woman, who has suffered a permanent disability in her hand after being provided an intramuscular injection in an incorrect manner. According to the complainant, she was admitted to a hospital in Nehru Vihar, Karawal Nagar Road, for the delivery of her child on February 20, 2012.

No credit card, no payment in PR deal, Manish Sisodia gets CBI knock

The basis of the case related to the ‘Talk to AK’ campaign, for which a CBI team "visited" the official residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday as part of a preliminary enquiry, lies in an unusual fact: the AAP government doesn’t have a credit card. Sources told The Indian Express that it was due to this reason that the government asked PR firm Perfect Relations last year to pay social media platforms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube for the interactive publicity campaign featuring Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

DU student found dead in Narela flat

A 20-year-old Delhi University (DU) student was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a flat in Rohini’s Narela area Thursday morning. Police said she was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside a flat that was locked by her male friend. Sources said a four-line note was found at the spot, which police suspect could be a suicide letter. The matter came to light when the girl’s parents approached Alipur police station, stating that their daughter had been missing since Wednesday.

Talk to AK programme probe: CBI records Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s statement

The CBI today visited premises of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and recorded his statement regarding a preliminary enquiry against him related to alleged irregularities in the AAP’s ‘Talk to AK’ campaign. The programme was an interactive session for the public to speak to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The agency had registered the PE in January this year on the basis of a complaint filed by the Vigilance Department of the Delhi government. The CBI sources told news agency PTI that no search or raid was conducted at the premises of Sisodia. According to rules, no search or raid can be conducted under a PE.

Beat the heat

Intense moves

The Parkour workout mimics military style of training; it is the art of navigating effortlessly through obstacles and includes jumping, running, swinging, vaulting and requires a great deal of precision. Six years ago, Abhishek Ghosal, 33, trainer at Delhi Rock, chanced upon Parkour while watching a TV show. "What we refer to as Parkour culture today was started by David Belle and Sebastien Foucan in France around twenty years ago. However, we have seen Jackie Chan and other martial art experts do similar moves since a longer time," says Ghosal. "The only equipment needed is one’s own body and creativity.