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Delhi: Cremation to go green with dung blocks -Paras Singh

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: After cities like Bhopal and Nagpur, it’s Delhi’s turn to go green by at least partially replacing firewood used in cremation with gobar kashth — wood-like dry blocks made from cattle dung. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which inspected the Goyla dairy in south Delhi last week, has asked South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to utilise cattle dung from dairy colonies to manufacture these dry...

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Meat shops will be 150 metres away from religious places in Delhi: SDMC

-The Indian Express The proposal, passed during the standing committee meeting, also increased licence fee for meat shops from Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000. It also made it mandatory to procure a no-objection certificate from the area councillor for licence. New Delhi: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Friday approved the meat policy, which states that there should be at least 150 metres between meat shops and a religious place. The proposal,...

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In Delhi, BJP-ruled civic body to ban display of non-veg food outside eateries over 'sentimental' reasons

-Hindustan Times The resolution moved by councillors Raj Dutt and seconded by Nandini Sharma said food items displayed in open posed a danger of “contamination” and “hurt the sentiments of vegetarian public” New Delhi: If the civic body has its way, non-vegetarian food displayed in the open on stalls outside restaurants and eateries of South Delhi would soon be prohibited for ‘hygiene’ and ‘sentimental’ reasons. The resolution approved in the last house...

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Delhi: Chikungunya, dengue arrive big, early this year -Durgesh Nandan Jha

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The monsoon is months away but mosquitoes are already unleashing mayhem in the city. Officials said there has been a boom in mosquito population that is reflected in very high number of chikungunya, dengue and malaria for this time of the year. As on April 8, hospitals in Delhi had reported 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue and 13 malaria cases this year — by far the highest...

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No computer teachers, classes shut down in govt schools -Shikha Sharma

-The Indian Express Delhi: Each time students at the Government Boys Senior Secondary School in Dilshad Garden ask their principal to recruit a full-time computer teacher, they are told to take private tuitions instead. "If we push too hard, he threatens to strike the subject off. Forget excelling, how are we expected to even clear our exams without a teacher?" asks a Class XI student. Students of the school, though, are relatively...

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