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MoRTH sets up control room in Delhi to monitor traffic on highways during rainy season

NEW DELHI, JUNE 25: With monsoon progressing, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has set up a round-the-clock control room in its Delhi office to ensure smooth travel and minimum inconvenience to the users on the highways during the rainy season across States. The special unit will review and monitor complaints pertaining to blockades or any damage due to waterlogging and initiate action for their immediate redressal. A periodic roster of officials will be prepared for effective functioning and supervision of complaints. "The control room will monitor the...
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Delhi hits 52.3 degrees, highest-ever recorded temperature in India

NEW DELHI, MAY 29: Delhi's Mungeshpur area on Wednesday logged a maximum of 52.3 degrees Celsius, the highest ever temperature recorded in the city, officials said. On Tuesday, the weather station in the northwest Delhi locality recorded 49.9 degrees Celsius. A day later, the temperature rose further with the weather station recording a maximum temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius at 4.14 pm, according to the website. An IMD official told PTI, this is the highest ever maximum temperature recorded so far in Delhi. (PTI)...
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1st Republic Day celebrations were held at a stadium; Delhi turned into ‘fairlyland’ on Jan 26, 1950 night

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 26: The maiden celebrations marking the birth of the Republic of India were not held on Rajpath (now Kartavya Path), the historical avenue that has over time become synonymous with the ceremony, but it was a 1930s-era amphitheatre that became the venue for the festivities after the country got its first President. Iconic public buildings, parks and railway stations dazzled with lights on the night of January 26, 1950 turning the capital city into a "fairyland". As the Republic turns platinum, it also encompasses an eventful journey...
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Manipur couple and relative abused, beaten up in Delhi

New Delhi, December 2: A man from Manipur, his wife and his sister were allegedly assaulted by a group of people in southeast Delhi's Sunlight Colony area, police said on Saturday. The police received a call at 2.30 am on Friday from Kilokari village and found that a man had been taken to hospital after he was beaten up. The victim, a resident of Jeevan Nagar in Ashram, suffered abrasion on his knees, redness and swelling in the eyes, and swelling on the left side forehead. The police learned that...
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