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Delhi heading towards one of the most polluted seasons

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New Delhi, Oct 29: Amidst celebrations of Diwali, the health experts presented serious facts over rising Pollution level in Delhi by claiming that the number of patients with respiratory diseases has increased 30 percent in the last three weeks.

According to the experts, the situation will become more critical as with the advent of winter smoke particles are likely to increase the smog in the city.

The festivals of light will also add fume to the fire with burning of crackers.

“The smoke and dust particle, which remain suspended in the air, are so small that they easily enter the lungs while breathing and cause respiratory symptoms,” said S.P. Byotra, head of Internal Medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

“While such respiratory symptoms are more common in winters, when smoke particles form smog, in the last three-four weeks we have witnessed manifold increase in patients with respiratory symptoms, probably due to smoke from burning of agricultural waste in neighbouring states,” Byotra said.

Priyan Mehta, a senior doctor at the pulmonary department of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, stated that there has been a rise in the number of patients of bronchitis and asthma, whose condition is turning worse over increasing pollution.
At least 200 patients with bronchitis in the last two weeks visited RML hospital, Mehta said .

Apart from Delhi, other cities that are in similar air quality zone includes Agra, Kanpur and Faridabad.

“Smoke from burning of agricultural waste in the neighbouring states, firecrackers from Diwali and winters to follow up, undeniably Delhi is heading towards one of the most polluted seasons,” said Vijay Kannan, founder of India’s biggest anti-Pollution campaign CLAIM.

 Wefornews Bureau

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DU second cut-off: SRCC drops 0.25% for Economics, LSR 1% for BA

The equally sought-after SRCC, in the varsity’s North Campus, had set its first cut-off, announced on June 19, at 98.50 per cent.



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New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Delhi University colleges on Sunday announced their second cut-off lists for admission, with Shri Ram College of Commerce marginally trimming its cut-off by 0.25 points to 98.25 per cent for Economics (Honours).

One of the most sought-after colleges, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College which had set the highest cut-off at 98.75 per cent in the first list, dropped it by one per cent to 97.75 per cent in the second list.

The equally sought-after SRCC, in the varsity’s North Campus, had set its first cut-off, announced on June 19, at 98.50 per cent.

The cut-off for B.Com (Honours) was 97.75 per cent in the first list, while in the second, it is 97.37 per cent.

For Journalism course, the highest cut-off, set by the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce at 98.50 per cent, dropped it to 97.25 percent in the second cut-off list.

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15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal




Hyderabad, June 24 : Fifteen agriculture workers were killed and 15 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana’s Yadadri district on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred when the tractor carrying the workers fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. The dead include 14 women and a boy.

According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.

The agriculture workers were on their way to nearby fields for sowing when the incident took place. Police personnel and revenue workers with the help of locals retrieved the bodies from the canal.

State Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy visited the accident site. He told reporters that a probe would be conducted into the incident. He assured all help to the families of the deceased and to the injured.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed shock over the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials to provide best medical care to the injured.(IANS)

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Army major arrested in Meerut for allegedly killing another officer’s wife



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New Delhi, June 24: An Indian Army Major was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday after the wife of another officer was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Army Major’s wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday. She had left home on Saturday morning for a physiotherapy session at the Army’s Base hospital in Delhi Cantonment but after half-an-hour later, she was found dead, police said.

Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur , has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, is being brought to Delhi for further investigation.


Major Handa left Delhi in a Honda City car after allegedly murdering the woman, police said.
Police on Saturday had said that the accused had allegedly run a car over her face to make the incident appear as an accident.

Indian Army Major Nikhil Handa arrested in Meerut’s Daurala; He is accused of murdering wife of another Indian Army major, who was found dead with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square yesterday: Sources

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