Author: theokhlatimes

Class-IX student Zarqa does parent proud Class-IX student Zarqa Javed has made her parent proud by penning a book on international football.  “My daughter has authored a book on international football.  The book title is Football Maniac Library and is available on Amazon and Flipkart,” said Zarqa’s father Dr Aquib Javed. https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1554038602166042624 Besides being a blogger, according to Aquib, his daughter writes for the The Times of India. “She also writes articles for other news sites. This book is useful for the aspiring children who want to make football as a career.  Football fans and commentators can also benefit from…

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Jamia mourns death of well-known alumnus, TV journalist Shamshad The news of the sudden demise of Jamia alumnus and Okhla resident Shamshad Anjum Khan has left his friends and family members in a state of deep shock. Many people who knew Khan from his university days took to social media platforms to offer their condolences. Haseeb Anwar said he died of heart attack today after being hospitalised to Holy Family Hospital. Khan was 49 years old. https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1553736519214833664 A resident of Zakir Nagar, people who knew Khan said he had no past heart ailment history and hence his sudden death left them…

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Competent Ayush professionals need of hour: CCRUM Inaugurating the workshop on July 27, Prof Asim Ali Khan, Director General, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) said Ayush systems are gaining popularity and acceptance across the globe which is underlining the need for highly skilled and competent Ayush professionals capable to maintain highest standards and quality of healthcare delivery. https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1553332687519498240 The first workshop on its theme by Centre of Excellence in Unani Medicine (Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology), Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory, School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi aims at improving the skills and competency of Ayush…

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Delimitation committee starts work on carving Delhi wards, details here The Delimitation Committee for delimitation of wards in Municipal Corporation of Delhi held a meeting with key stakeholders on July 28 at Nigam Bhawan, Kashmere Gate, Delhi. Officers of Directorate of Census Operations, Govt of India, Geo Spatial Delhi Ltd (GSDL) and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Revenue Department, GNCTD participated in the meeting. The chairman, Delimitation Committee said as per instructions of Central Government, the process of Delimitation of 250 wards of Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been undertaken by the Delimitation Committee on the basis of census data of…

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Fury over garbage piling-up on road in Shaheen Bagh, AFE and area stinking Residents and daily commuters have been left furious over a disgusting amount of rubbish piling up on roadsides in Abul Fazal Enclave and Shaheen Bagh. They said when the garbage is not lifted daily they start piling up and at times spill over on one side of the road causing hardship to residents as the whole area stinks. https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1552952942676017152 The smell is so strong that it is hard to even cross the road, said a resident, adding that what is shocking is that no effort is made…

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Inordinate delay in sewer work troubles residents, business suffers The inordinate delay in sewer laying work has left many Abul Fazal Enclave residents seething. They said the work which started for more than a month is yet to be completed with the whole lane of Hari Kothi road and other roads still dug up with residents being forced to park their vehicles on roads. Besides, many shop owners said their business has suffered as people have stopped coming to them due to dug up roads. We don’t have any complaint against sewer work being done but the main problem is…

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Watch: Danish, Hedayatullah vow to help residents keep Okhla clean on Eid-al-Adha 2022 With Eid-al-Adha 2022 being celebrated on Sunday that is tomorrow the big concern for many Okhla residents is how to keep the area clean from animal waste. From time to time activists have come forward to address the issue. https://youtu.be/xVqoYfUAXfc This year around, former Zakir Nagar councillor Shoaib Danish and Gentle (engineer Hedayatullah) have come forward to help residents to keep the area clean. In a video message, the Congress leaders have urged the residents to not dump animal waste on roadside. In a message in Hindi, he…

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Eid al-Adha 2022 namaz time in Okhla Eid al-Adha 2022 is to be celebrated tomorrow and Muslims across the country are girding up for the festivity on Sunday. In Okhla too Muslims are getting ready. The festival of Eid al-Adha is a symbol of sacrifice. Eid al-Adha (also known as Bakraid) is the second major Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims across the world. It is marked as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s absolute dedication to Allah and is celebrated by Muslims all around the world in the month of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the twelfth month of the Islamic…

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Eid al-Adha 2022: Pair of totapari goats priced at Rs 3L 50 K, they drink 5 kg milk (video) A pair of goats in Dhobi Ghat of Batla House is at the centre of attraction for the last two days with visitors taking selfies and photos with the totapari breed goats priced at Rs 3 lakh and 50 thousand. https://youtu.be/ilk9uky0JZs What attracts visitors’ towards these two goats at the bakra mandi is that they are wearing Rs 10 thousand currency garland and the animal sits on wooden bed, said people who visited the mandi today. The owner of the goat…

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Journalist Shafique felicitated for his 5-years’ news clipping service Shafique ul Hasan was felicitated for his five years of news clipping service in Okhla a few days ago at an event organised by Urdu Media Association in Jamia Nagar. https://twitter.com/theokhlatimes/status/1545427232033832963 Besides being felicitated, Shafique has been appreciated by journalists in his friends circle and Okhla for his news clippings service since June 24, 2017 with only a few days break when he and his family members were down with Covid. It was on June 24, 2022 when his work completed five years. “These 5 years have given me many experiences.…

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