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SDMC commissioner suggests increase in rates of property tax; civic body leaders not on board

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The bureaucratic wing of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday proposed an increase in property tax rates in some of the colony categories under its jurisdiction. P... Read More


Karnataka: Coast Guard conducts two-day pollution response at New Mangalore

Mangalore (Karnataka), Nov. 16 -- : Indian Coast Guard recently conducted a two-day pollution response exercise at New Mangalore to evaluate capabilities of stakeholders at Karnataka. "@IndiaCoastGua... Read More


Man arrested with drones, iPhones at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- A 59-year-old man from Delhi, who was allegedly smuggling in drones, iPhones and memory cards from Hong Kong, was arrested at the Delhi airport by the customs department on Frida... Read More


Delhi polls: Postal ballots for senior citizens, disabled

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- In its upcoming assembly elections early next year, Delhi would become the first state in India to allow Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and senior citizen voters above the age o... Read More


Cabs, buses aplenty, but no space to park

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- From around April next year, transport vehicles such as taxis, buses and trucks will have to show proof of parking to get their permits renewed, the state transport department sa... Read More


Provide heaters to guards, orders Epca

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Even as winters intensify, with night temperatures dropping to below 18 degrees Celsius, most residents' welfare associations (RWAs) in Delhi refuse to provide heaters to their s... Read More


An early warning system that helps scientists check sources of foul air

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- As Delhi gasps for breath under a spell of severe air pollution, an early warning system - developed by the Union ministry of earth sciences - has been helping scientists accurat... Read More


Odd-even 3.0: Fines down 50% from 2016

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- The third edition of the odd-even scheme in Delhi - which came to an end on Friday - witnessed around half the number of prosecutions for violation when compared to the last two ... Read More


Air 'emergency' for fourth day, wind only hope for residents

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Air quality in Delhi continued to remain in the emergency levels on Friday, as wind speed started picking up only after noon, experts said. The Central Pollution Control Board (... Read More


Longest bad air spell in 2 years, SC seeks answers

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- People in Delhi breathed 'severely' polluted air for the fourth day on Friday, braving the longest spell of hazardous air quality in two years as officials grappled with a crisis... Read More