NEW DELHI: The Delhi government temporarily shelved its plan on Saturday to introduce a five-day road rationing arrangement after the National Green Tribunal denied exemption to two-wheeler riders and women. The drive would have mandated that vehicles with odd and even registration numbers ply on alternate days.
“We respect the NGT’s order, but the existing public transport system won’t be able to take the load of three million additional passengers who otherwise use two-wheelers,” Kailash Gahlot, state transport minister, said on Saturday. “Also, keeping women’s security in mind, the government has decided to call off the scheme for now.”
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NEW DELHI : The Arvind Kejriwal’s government on Thursday announced the return of the odd even plan from November 13 to 17 as air quality in the Capital worsened for the third straight day.
This is the third time that Delhi will try the radical road-rationing scheme during which private cars with even- and odd-numbered plates ply on alternate days. Continue reading
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RAE BARELI/NEW DELHI: At least 20 people were killed and around 100 injured in an explosion at a government-run coal-fired power plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Wednesday afternoon.
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant was shut down and several workers were feared trapped under the debris. The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.
The number of casualties might go up once the blade soft he boiler are cut,” additional director general of police (law and order) Anand Kumar told Hindustan Times. About 22 people with severe burns were referred to Lucknow, he said. Continue reading
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New Delhi: India has a strict anti-abortion law that prohibits medical termination of pregnancy after a period of 20 weeks, except when the mother’s health and life are at risk. The law is intended to prevent the practice of female foeticide, rampant in a patriarchal society obsessed with a male heir.
A pregnant woman from West Bengal was allowed by the Supreme Court on Monday to abort her 26-week foetus suffering from grave cardiac ailments.
The decision is based on a report filed by a medical board and Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital advising an abortion. Continue reading