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Chennai hotels set to serve special food for Independence Day

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Chennai, Aug 12: Star hotels here are getting ready to celebrate the country’s 70th Independence Day with tri-colour themed food, regional cuisines and even the dishes that were served on the night of August 14, 1947.

“We have decided to have tri-colour themed dishes. In India people are reluctant to cut dishes resembling the national flag unlike the western nations,” Deepak Dandge, Executive Chef, The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road, told IANS.

According to him, the guests can savour dishes from various regions at the hotels two restaurants — Colony and Chap Chay — on Aug 15. Dandge said there will not be molecular gastronomy.

The non-alcoholic spread is priced at Rs 1,550 plus taxes.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort plans to take its guests through a culinary journey of India’s history.

The hotel’s master chefs will showcase the diversity of regional cuisines from across the states, as you get the sample Indian heritage on a platter at the Kitchens of India brunch, the hotel said in a statement.

“Independence Day is a pivotal time in our nation’s history to reflect on our heritage and culture. Cuisines play a big role in defining our identities as Indians and InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort wants to highlight that through some delightfully patriotic offerings,” Vijai Singh, General Manager, was quoted as saying in the statement.

The resort offers special dinner buffet (August 12-15) at Rs 1,799 plus taxes and the Kitchens of India brunch (August 15) at Rs 1,999 plus taxes.

On the other hand, Anise restaurant at Taj Coromandel here will recreate the historic menu that Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai served on the night of August 14, 1947.

The special menu now on offer for dinner till August 15, said a hotel official.

Interestingly, the price is fixed at Rs 1,947 (plus taxes) commemorating the year India got freedom from the British rule.

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Shocking! Son throws mother infront of tractor to stop rival from cultivating land

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New Delhi, June 23: In a shocking incident, a man in Maharashtra’s Washim reportedly threw his old mother in front of a tractor being driven by another man with whom he had a land dispute.

News agency ANI reported that the incident is of Thursday (June 21) and the accused had lost a case of dispute for the land on which the other man was using his tractor for cultivation. To stop him, the elderly lady was thrown in front of the tractor.

While speaking over the above incident with ANI, Senior Police Inspector Suresh Naiknaware said that ”There was a fight between two groups over land dispute. FIRs have been registered against people from both sides. 1 person has been arrested. Further investigation underway”.

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Locals protest against massive tree felling in Delhi

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New Delhi, June 23: In order to save cutting of over “14000 trees” under the south Delhi redevelopment project, a protest was carried out by locals in the national capital on Friday night.

Pollution is wrecking a havoc in the national capital and the last couple of weeks witnessed intensely degraded air quality hitting the parameter of very poor to severe condition.

And now, the massive tree felling in the national capital had come at a time when the current average pollution level of Delhi is already at 300 Air Quality Index which falls in the category that risks life and limb of people.

Held under the “Delhi Trees SOS” campaign, the protest was called to aware people about the redevelopment project and urge the government to avoid cutting trees for the same.

“We are citizens of Delhi, who have formed this Delhi SOS initiative. We want to tell that it’s so stupid on half of the authorities to cut trees at a time when the weather of Delhi has been severe since last two years. Trees are very important to us. The government is saying that they will compensate by putting plants near Wazirabad bridge. We don’t think it’s a good idea,” Juhi Saklani, a member of the campaign, told news agency ANI.

The protest started at the Sarojini Nagar area.

On similar lines, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Delhi High Court against the same developmental project in which the petitioner claimed that the “Permission was granted incorrectly to cut over 2500 trees for various development projects.”

The plea further said that the felling of trees already started on Friday in at least six locations of the national capital.

The Delhi High Court has asked the petitioners to give photographs of the trees that were cut today.

Trees have been cut in Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Tyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri, and Mohammadpur areas of Delhi.

The high court issued notices to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, state-owned construction firm NBCC, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and others.

However, it refused to put a stay on the construction projects for now. The court would now hear the plea on an urgent basis on Monday.

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Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

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New Delhi, June 23: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 31.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

There might be light rains towards evening, with maximum temperature likely to hover around 43 degrees, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of very light rains towards evening,” an IMD official told IANS.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 47 per cent.

Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 42.5 degrees, four notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

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