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Jamia to resume offline classes for all except 1st-year students from July 16 Jamia Millia Islamia will re-open in offline mode for all classes except first semester/year from 16th July, 2022. Classes for the fresh batch (first semester/year) will commence from August 1st, 2022. On the recommendation of all Deans of Faculties, JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar has taken these decisions. All Deans of the university have been advised to complete the renovation/ maintenance/ repairing work of classrooms/ labs in their concerned faculties before the commencement of classes. The Vice Chancellor on the recommendation of all Deans of the…

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Prices of goats shoot up ahead of Bakrid As Eid al-Adha 2022 is just four days away, prices of sacrificial animals are bursting at seams with Okhla being flooded with different breeds of goats from Rajasthan, UP, Mewat and other neighbouring States of Delhi. https://youtu.be/1hBrQfwLGYs The prices this year are higher, as against those of previous years, said goat buyers. Many residents, who have been visiting goat mandi in Okhla, including Dhobi Ghat, said the prices have been raised this year due to various reasons. The prices of small goats which used to be available for Rs 10,000 and more…

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MCD organises awareness campaign against vector-borne diseases in Jamia The Municipal corporation of Delhi organised an awareness programme as anti-dengue month on vector borne diseases in Jamia Millia Islamia. On Monday, a civic report said over 140 dengue cases have been reported in Delhi so far this year, including 32 in June. Till June 27, the city had logged 134 cases of dengue. No death due to the disease has been reported so far, as per the report by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Delhi recorded 23 dengue cases in January, 16 in February, 22 in March, 20 in…

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Delhi govt to lay sewer lines in 4 villages including 39 unauthorised colonies The Delhi Government has decided to lay a sewer line of 26.5 km in 6 unauthorised colonies of Bijaswan along with a village of the area. This will benefit the population of about 50 thousand, it said. “At the same time, 1.5 MGD volume of water would be treated through this. Apart from this, 82.79 km of sewer line network will be laid in Najafgarh. Under this, about 1 lakh 65 thousand population of 1 village including 21 unauthorised colonies will be benefited. The Delhi Jal Board…

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Y-shape underpass to save commuters time Commuting between Delhi & Gurugram will now get easier as the Delhi Government has opened the Benito Juarez Marg Underpass for the public. Deputy Chief Minister and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated the Benito Juarez Marg Underpass on Saturday amidst the gathering of locals. The underpass is an important step towards decongesting the city roads and tackling the issue of pollution in the national capital. The Deputy Chief Minister said: “The Benito Juarez Marg underpass is a marvel of engineering and will help us provide a pleasant and safer travel experience to the commuters.”…

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Heartbreak for goat trader in Batla House Every year goat traders from neighbouring States of Delhi throng Jamia Nagar to earn a few bucks ahead of Eid Al Adha. But some among them are unlucky and face hardship or meet with some incidents. https://youtu.be/ucJw-iMuXN0 The case in point is a story of one such goat trader from Mewat who landed in Dhobi Ghat Bakra Mandi a few days ago to sell his goats but two of them got stolen. The development left the trader heartbroken but now he has recovered and said he filed a police complaint. He said how…

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Okhla landfill: Height of mounds of garbage reduced To dispose the mounds of legacy waste at Bhalaswa, 44 Trommel machines are working processing 9000 to 10000 tonnes of waste daily and till date they have processed 25 lakh tonnes of legacy waste and have completely flattened one mound of 11 meters and other mound of 12 meters will be flattened shortly, according to the Municipal corporation which manages three landfill sites in Delhi situated at Bhalaswa, Okhla and Ghazipur. Similarly 26 Trommel machines working at Okhla landfill site which processes 7000 tonnes of waste everyday and have processed 17 lakh…

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Violation of single-use plastic ban in Delhi to invite fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or jail term: Rai To promote alternatives to single-use plastic in Delhi starting today, the Plastic Vikalp Mela was launched at the Thyagaraj Stadium. Environment Minister Gopal Rai officially inaugurated the Plastic Vikalp Mela and said: “From today single-use plastic has been banned in the entire country, in the first phase 19 items have been included in the purview of the ban. “The Delhi government has prepared a comprehensive action plan for this. On one hand, while the government is taking all steps to…

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Jamia Class XII results: Girls outshine boys in science, arts stream Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has declared the result of Class XII (Regular) – Science, Arts and Commerce streams today. In Science and Arts stream girls outshine boys in passing the exam. In Science stream 168 male and 170 female candidates secured first division with distinction while a total of 151 students including boys and girls got simple first division. In Arts stream 96 male and 128 female students secured first division with distinction while 114 students secured simple first division. In Commerce stream 66 male and 34 female students…

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First monsoon shower leads to waterlogging The first monsoon shower lead to waterlogging in Okhla on Thursday, bringing the much required relief from the oppressive heat of Delhi. At places the area saw traffic snarl and waterlogging. https://youtu.be/WY0m9jVxJr8 The rain brought the familiar sight of waterlogged streets in Okhla. In other parts of Delhi due to the waterlogging, the traffic police had to shut Pul Prahladpur underpass for vehicular movement on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road leading to commuter woes. Not only city areas but border points specially Delhi-Noida border, Chilla border, UP Gate, Delhi-Gurugram road experienced heavy traffic snarls as rain lashed Delhi…

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