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Saif Ali Khan property row with Pak kin 21.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan — the great grandson of Nawab Hamidullah Khan, the last Nawab of Bhopal — is facing a new challenge. Yasser Mirza from Pakistan, claiming to be a great grandson of the Nawab, has laid claim to his property in Bhopal. The 29-year-old dentist, who was a resident of Lahore, Pakistan, till about three weeks ago, returned to India on an emergency passport through the Wagah border in Amritsar, Punjab, on September 29. Mirza claims his grandmother Rabia Sultan, who lived and died in Bhopal, was the Nawab's youngest daughter and by that lineage, he is the rightful heir to the property as per law. According to the impleadment application filed in the Jabalpur High Court, Mirza seeks to be recognised as a legal heir of Nawab Hamidullah Khan, thereby allowing him to contest the claim on around 30 disputed properties worth crores of rupees. However, according to a response in court, the actor and his mother Sharmila Tagore have contested Mirza's claim on the grounds that he was a ...
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Severe burn injury patients throng hospitals 20.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
Despite the Supreme Court's ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi, many Delhiites still managed to burst crackers. Hospitals across the city reported severe burn injuries, of which the maximum were Diwali-related burns. All Delhi hospitals ran round-the-clock emergencies for the Diwali related admissions and Out-Patient Departments (OPDs). Safdarjung Hospital, which has a big burn-ward, received a total of 77 burn patients between 6 pm on October 19 and 6 am on October 20. Of these, 55 were Diwali-related burns, of which 50 were treated in the OPD and the remaining five had to be admitted due to several severe burns. At Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, total 29 burn cases were received of which ten were children. "We received total 29 cases in our burn ward, of which there were 10 children and 19 adults. There were total 23 males and 6 females. One patient was admitted with 28 per cent burns. Of the 29, 12 were eye burns," says Smriti Tiwari, spokesperson at RML. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital received total 15 ...
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Cleaner Diwali, Delhi air quality still turns severe 20.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court's ban on sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) to lessen health risks this year had some impact as Delhi had its cleanest Diwali in three years, but pollution levels still peaked to dangerous levels on Thursday night and on Friday morning. Air pollution in Delhi hit several times the healthy limit on Friday. A thick, toxic haze engulfed Delhi that ranks among the world's most polluted cities the next morning. People clearly managed to procure crackers both from inside and outside NCR or used old stocks. PM 2.5, particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs and blood cells, soared dangerously. Its level, in micrograms per cubic meters, was recorded at 574. As per Indian standards, PM 2.5 levels must not be above 60. However, this was much better in comparison to last year's post-Diwali smog when the air quality index (AQI) recorded PM 2.5 level as 999, beyond which no readings are available The ...
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Analysis: Bank of England's 'unreliable boyfriend' needs to get message right 20.10.2017 Sify Finance
By William Schomberg
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Ahmedabad City to celebrate New Year, long weekend 19.10.2017 DNA: India
The joy of Diwali and New Year is here.  Embracing the spirit of the two festivals, members of the business community of the city has set aside economic woes and GST troubles on Thursday. Sweet shops saw people making the last-minute purchase even as fire-cracker sellers did brisk business. Although, across the city retailers complained that overall the business has been down. Diwali and New Year, which falls in the middle of the week, also combined with the weekend has given Amdavadis a long spell of holidays. The fire department and doctors are also bracing for a surge in emergencies. The Ahmedabad Medical Association and the 108 Emergency Services have made special arrangements to deal with the rise in emergencies. A central helpline number has also been created to quickly reach out to the emergency  team. It should be noted that Ahmedabad is expected to see a surge of 21% in emergencies during the holiday season. Meanwhile, the police department has put a ban on the sale of Chinese lanterns. The ...
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Soon, courses for tackling bombs & quakes 19.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
College students will now be taught how to deal with campus shootings, bomb threats, earthquakes, financial emergencies, etc., irrespective of the course they choose. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to universities and colleges across the country to offer compulsory courses on 'Disaster Management' to ensure that students are safeguarded against attacks, threats and accidents. St. Xavier's college, Ahmedabad, has decided to offer such courses in its foundation programme from the next academic year. Confirming the same, Father Robert Arockiasamy, Principal, St. Xavier's, said, "Since the circular came only recently, we will be able to offer the courses only from the next year. We have decided to offer these courses as part of the foundation programme or soft skills course, as accommodating such courses in any specific subject will be difficult. We also need to create some interest among students to take up the courses. The key challenge will be to motivate them." Himanshu Pandya, Vice ...
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Firecrackers will destroy your organs, say doctors 19.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Supreme Court ban on firecrackers has come as a boon for those who suffer from respiratory illnesses as they hope there will be less particulate matter in the air as compared to last year, when PM 2.5 (particulates with diameter less than 2.5 mm) level had gone up to 883 micrograms per cubic metre, much higher than its safe limit ie, 60 micrograms per cubic metre. While some non-asthmatics crib over not being able to buy crackers this year, DNA looks at how different components in the crackers affect body organs and have long-term harmful effects on the body. "There are many heavy metals in the firecrackers and by the nature of being explosive, these elements not just cause pollution, but affect body organs too when inhaled. Though most workers in the firecracker factories used to get affected by these components due to constant exposure, these days the pollutants in the air caused by crackers increase Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrate compounds thus causing respiratory issues, irritation, and long-term ...
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CAPFs not a substitute to state police: Centre 19.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has laid out fresh guidelines informing state governments that paramilitary forces are not a substitute to state police and should be deployed only during emergencies. The communication was sent amid the ongoing tussle between the West Bengal government and Centre over the deployment of forces in Darjeeling. The ministry also asked all state governments to set up a committee for examining requirements of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) by keeping in view the internal security, intelligence inputs and availability of central forces in nearby locations. The MHA communication comes after the West Bengal government moved Calcutta High Court and got a stay against the Centre's move to withdraw 700 CAPF personnel from Darjeeling, where an agitation demanding a separate state is on. It said the central government has formulated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for deployment of CAPFs and according to it, the central forces would be able to meet more pressing commitments ...
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Air in Delhi is likely to turn toxic tonight 19.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
On Diwali night and later, air quality in Delhi is likely to turn into "severe" and may even enter the "emergency" zone as crackers will be burst in some parts of the city, and stubble burning continues in neighbouring states, said scientists working with the government and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). On Wednesday, air quality in the national capital clocked "very poor" at the government's monitoring stations. Such air can cause even healthy adults to experience respiratory illnesses in case of long exposure. The low wind speed is another problem because it causes pollutants to remain hung in the air. PM 2.5, particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, which can be inhaled and become lodged in the lungs and blood cells, is the main killer. Its levels, in micrograms per cubic meters, were alarmingly high on Wednesday: Anand Vihar ISBT (244.85), Delhi Technological University (DTU) (218) , Shadipur (214), NSIT Dwarka (185), Punjabi Bagh (163), Mandir Marg (175) and ITO ...
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Darjeeling row: Central forces can't substitute state police, says MHA 18.10.2017 Rediff: News
The MHA asked all state governments to set up a committee for examining requirements of central armed police forces by keeping in view the internal security, intelligence inputs and
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Mob damages MeECL vehicle 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mob damages MeECL vehicle
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3,500 firemen to ensure timely response during Diwali 18.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
3,500 firemen to ensure timely response during Diwali
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Graded action plan enforced in Delhi to combat air pollution 17.10.2017 Rediff: News
Measures under the GRAP's 'very poor' and 'severe' categories came into effect on Tuesday.
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China provides emergency food aid to Afghanistan via WFP 17.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
China provides emergency food aid to Afghanistan via WFP
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Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks 17.10.2017 Sify Finance
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Probe into AOD employee’s demise on 17.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Probe into AOD employee’s demise on
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Somalia: Over 300 killed in twin truck bombings 16.10.2017 Rediff: News
The toll is expected to rise as emergency crews are still pulling out bodies from burned cars and demolished buildings.
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Oscars Academy votes out Weinstein for 'sexually predatory behaviour' 15.10.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
In its 90-year history, the Academy has expelled only one other member, and only because 83-year-old Carmine Caridi, an actor, violated specific written rules about sharing screener copies of films in 2004.
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Guwahati needs comprehensive disaster management plan: Dr Lang 15.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Guwahati needs comprehensive disaster management plan: Dr Lang
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International Day for Disaster Reduction observed 14.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
International Day for Disaster Reduction observed
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