Kol: ICSE schools to resume classes from Monday

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KOLKATA: The ICSE-affiliated schools in Bengal have decided to resume classes from June 25, following improved weather conditions, a senior member of the Association of Head of ICSE Schools said on Saturday. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), at a meeting yesterday, took the decision, after the issue of suspension of classes since June 20 came up, the association’s general secretary of Bengal Chapter, Nabarun Dey, told PTI. “As the issue came up during the meeting that was held on a different issue yesterday, it was decided…

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115 railway stations in Karnataka equipped with WiFi network

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HUBBALLI: The South Western Railway has recorded the landmark of installing high speed Wi-Fi service at 115 stations in Karnataka under “Digital India” initiative of the Centre. Railway Board has entrusted this work to Rail-Tel for provision of Wi-Fi at stations across India in collaboration with Google. Google has expressed interest in this project during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Google Headquarter at Mountain View, California, in 2016. High speed Wi-Fi services at Railway stations are now being provided with the collaboration of Rail-tel and Google. Rail-Tel is providing…

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Gurugram climbs Swachh ladder, still far from cleanliness goal

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GURUGRAM The city has been ranked 105th in the latest Swachh Survekshan survey. An improvement of seven places — from 112 in 2017 — demonstrates that much work lies ahead to make the city a cleaner and better place for its residents. Using a host of indicators, the Swachh Survekshan rankings assess progress made under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan project, launched by the Centre in 2014 to find out how clean (or dirty) India’s cities are. The survey, released on Saturday, saw Gurugram ranked behind Karnal (no 41), and Rohtak…

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CM’s nod for Civil hospital expansion on school land

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GURUGRAM: It’s official. Gurugram’s busiest government hospital will be expanded soon. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday approved the proposal to expand the Civil hospital in Gurugram by acquiring a three-acre land from the adjacent government secondary school, state PWD minister and Badshahpur MLA Rao Narbir Singh said. The CM’s go-ahead for the same came nearly three two weeks after Rao Narbir held a meeting with the additional chief secretary (health), in which the proposal to extend the total area of the hospital to nine acres from the existing…

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Neighbour rapes 12-yr-old girl, booked

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GURUGRAM: A 12-year-old girl of class IV has been allegedly raped by her 23-year-old neighbour in Tigra village. Her mother approached police on Friday, following which an FIR was registered in the case. The girl’s mother, who works as a maid in residential colonies, said in her complaint that the family had been staying in a rented house in Tigra village for the past three years. The girl’s parents are originally from West Bengal and migrated to the city three years ago in search of work. “Around 2-3 days ago,…

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19-yr-old labourer found strangled in his room

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GURUGRAM: A 19-year-old daily wager was found dead in Kankrola village on Thursday. A post-mortem report revealed that he had been strangled. An FIR has been filed in the case. Shambhu, a labourer who was from Bihar, worked in the IMT Manesar area. According to police, a neighbour informed cops on Thursday evening that a foul smell was emanating from Shambhu’s rented room, which had been shut for three days. A police team reached on spot and found the door locked from inside. They tried calling him and broke the…

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Act tough to curb parking on roads and street vending, cops told

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GURUGRAM: The new police commissioner in a meeting with traffic officials on Saturday emphasised on strict enforcement against roadside parking. He also asked them to ensure that street vendors are kept at bay, adding that traffic cops should be present on roads during peak hours to assist people in case of traffic jams. KK Rao met zonal officers of each traffic zone, apart from senior officers of the traffic department, on Saturday. Among several instructions, he asked traffic cops to wear clean uniform and their signature hat on duty, emphasising…

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Vends, eatery razed to free up road in DLF area

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GURUGRAM: A 200-metre-long stretch was freed from squatters during an anti-encroachment drive carried out in the U block of DLF 3 area on Friday evening. Street vendors selling food, tobacco and other products were removed to free up driveway to streamline vehicular movement in the area. Moreover, sheds, extended structures and advertisement hoardings encroach-ing upon the footpaths in front of around 45 shops were also razed. A restaurant, running illegally in the U block, was also demolished partially in the day. Over 100 police personnel were deployed in the area…

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Teen sedates girl, rapes her, booked

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GURUGRAM: A 15-year-old teenager has been booked for allegedly sedating and raping a minor girl in Pataudi, police said on Saturday. “Around 5pm on Friday, the 14-year-old girl met the accused near Shiv Temple in Pataudi where she was offered a sedative-laced drink. After she fell unconscious, the boy and two of his friends, who are also minor, took her to a desolate place where the accused raped her,” said a police officer of Women’s police station in Manesar. “Only one minor boy has been booked under Section 6 of…

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