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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 bn more by 2050: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:41

More than half of the world`s seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

DU`s 4th cut-offs out; most colleges close popular courses

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 00:30

Delhi University announced its fourth cut-off list Thursday night, with most colleges closing admission to popular undergraduate programmes, but a few others reopening admission to some courses after withdrawals.

Electric pole falls on school bus, alert locals avert mishap

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:11

Alert residents today averted a major tragedy when a high-tension electric pole fell on a school bus in Mayur Vihar area of the east Delhi, police said.

Delhi`s hottest day of July in 2 years, temperature at 41.3 deg C

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:50

Mercury soared in the national capital on Thursday recording the hottest day of July in last two years with the maximum temperature settling at 41.3 degree Celsius and no signs of rains.

Jung asks DCs to conduct safety audit for women

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:39

In an effort to make the national capital safer for women, Delhi`s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung directed the Deputy Commissioners to conduct a safety audit to identify safe and unsafe areas for women and girls in their districts.

NHRC issues notice to govt over contaminated mid-day served in east Delhi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:26

Taking suo moto cognisance of media reports that 22 students of a government school took ill after allegedly consuming mid-day meal, NHRC Thursday issued a notice to Delhi government and sought a report on the matter.

Kin of road mishap victim gets over Rs 13 lakh compensation

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:10

Family members of a 36-year-old woman, who died after being run over by a rashly driven tanker, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 13 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

Molestation case: Delhi cop pulled up for lackadaisical attitude

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 13:11

A court here has pulled up a Delhi Police official for his "lackadaisical attitude" in probing a molestation case leading to acquittal of two men.

Humid conditions prevail in national capital

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:47

Humid conditions on Thursday prevailed in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 30 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Valet wrecks Rs 3 crore Lamborghini at Delhi hotel

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:28

In a `costly` mistake, a valet of a five-star city hotel here wrecked a multi-crore Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder car last week.

Delhi govt mulls ways to check building mishaps

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:18

In an effort to check incidents of fire, building collapse in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to provide temporary water, electricity connections to those buildings which fail to obtain fire safety certificate.

Delhi HC blast: JJB awards 3 years term at special home to minor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:35

JJB sentenced the lone minor convict in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, in which 15 people were killed and 79 others were injured, to a three-year term at a special home.