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Major setback to Danish, Wajid and other male Councillor aspirants in Zakir Nagar, Abul Fazal Enclave The reservation order of the seats in MCD doing the rounds in Okhla online for the last few minutes has dashed dream of many men as both Zakir Nagar and Abul Fazal Enclave seats have been declared reserved for women. Help the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism’s subscription drive: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx Councillor Wajid told the OT over phone that both AFE and Zakir Nagar seats have been reserved for women. Councillor Shoaib Danish told the OT over phone…

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Jamia V-C Najma gets Padma Shri Professor Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, has been honoured with Padma Shri in Literature and Education. Help the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism’s subscription drive: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1485998356434681859 She is the first woman in Jamia history of more than 100 years to have won the Padma Shri. Professor Akhtarul Wasey is the first Jamia teacher to have won the prestigious award in 2013. Akhtar was appointed as the VC of Jamia in April 2019 and she was the first woman of any Central university to…

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The government will lift all corona related curbs as soon as it can and work towards bringing the economy back on track, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while leading Republic Day celebrations at the Delhi Secretariat and hoisting the National Flag on Monday. Help the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism’s subscription drive: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx On the sidelines of the Republic Day, a grand celebration was held at the premises of the Delhi Secretariat. Kejriwal took part in the celebrations as the chief guest. “My heartiest greetings to all the people of India and…

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25-year-old Jamia alumnus dies leaving behind Rs 18 lakh in medical bills A Jamia Millia Islamia alumnus died on January 23 after more than 40 days of hospitalisation, according to family’s friend. https://twitter.com/arbabali_jmi/status/1485281733314777089 Jauddin, 25, who studied History at Jamia and passed out from the university two years ago was admitted to Holy Family Hospital on December 9 for treatment of intestinal tuberculosis, and he left us a day ago, said Jamia student Arbab Ali. In death, Jauddin left behind Rs 18 lakh in medical bills with the major part being waived off by Holy Family Hospital administration and the…

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Delhi Metro launches special train to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav As part of the ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence” (AKAM), a specially decorated Metro train was launched in the presence of Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and other senior officials at Yamuna Bank Metro Station on the Blue Line today morning. Help the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism’s subscription drive: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx The train was inducted into passenger services immediately after the launch, said the DMRC. The exterior of this eight-coach special…

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SDMC administered more than 20 lakh vaccine doses: Mayor Suryan Mayor Mukesh Suryan said South Delhi Municipal Corporation has created a record as it has administered more than 20 lakh vaccine doses to citizens. Help the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism’s subscription drive: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx He said the civic agency, while intensifying the ongoing vaccination drive, has been administered vaccines at 125 Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs). The Mayor said the SDMC is making its contribution in the world’s largest vaccination drive, which is being carried out under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by…

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Youth leader Fouzul gets important responsibility in Congress Jamia Nagar-based youth Congress leader Syyed Fouzul Azeem has been given an important responsibility by the All India Congress Committee. The OT cannot survive without your help. Please subscribe us by paying Rs 500, 1000 and more: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx According to a party notice, Fouzul, who has been actively taking part in social work in Okhla for the last more than a decade, has been appointed observer in Manipur where elections are to be held. Since the notice was issued a day ago, Fouzul said his phone has been ringing constantly with his…

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Delhi sees 5,760 cases, 30 deaths in 24 hours For the last many days Covid cases in Delhi have continued to take a dip. On Monday, the city recorded 5,760 cases and 30 deaths with the positivity rate being 11.79 per cent. Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the rate of admission in hospitals is low, and has slowed down in Delhi in the last few days. The Health Minister said: “Despite the arrival of new cases every day for the last few days, the number of patients admitted to the hospital is stable at present. The Delhi government is…

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Plasma caretaker loved by students no more Plasma caretaker, Shakeel, 40, who was loved by students at the Okhla-Head based coaching institute, died on Monday morning in Shaheen Bagh, according to Plasma director Rizwan Khan. The OT cannot survive without your help. Please subscribe us by paying Rs 500, 1000 and more: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx https://youtu.be/Qr378TftDSw Shakeel, who was basically from Banaras, has been living in Okhla for the last 20 years. Before joining Plasma in 2014 as a caretaker, he worked in several places doing official and other works to eke out his living in Delhi. He got married in 2016…

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Watch: Verbal slugfest between Councillor Wajid, BJP leaders at Shaheen Bagh Freedom Fighter Fountain Verbal slugfest between Councillor Wajid Khan and BJP leaders were seen at Shaheen Bagh Freedom Fighter Fountain on Sunday afternoon amid sloganeering from both sides. Subscribe the OT by paying Rs 500, 1,000 and more to sustain community journalism: https://bit.ly/3Kk7edx https://youtu.be/ELZt10teL8w As words spread in the locality about some BJP leaders and workers turning up at Kalindi Kunj to stop the construction of Freedom Fighter Fountain at Shaheen Bagh, several digital journalists and YouTubers landed. ALSO READ: Watch: Shaheen Bagh’s Freedom Fighter Fountain stirs row, Councillor…

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