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Dengue hits AIIMS doctor, 87 cases in Delhi
New Delhi, September 28
The mosquito-borne dengue has struck again, affecting a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and, raising the total number of cases reported so far, to 87.

Rain makes pools of roads
New Delhi, September 28
Showers lashed the capital this evening catching people unawares and causing traffic jams on major roads and intersections.
Heavy rain makes Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg a cesspool, bringing traffic to a virtual halt, and also reducing the temperature considerably, in the Capital on Friday evening. Heavy rain makes Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg a cesspool, bringing traffic to a virtual halt, and also reducing the temperature considerably, in the Capital on Friday evening. Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal





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Deport 13 Pakistani prisoners: SC
New Delhi, September 28
The Supreme Court today ordered the deportation of 13 Pakistanis languishing in several Indian jails for periods exceeding their sentences for various offences they had been charged with.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurates eight new FOBs from Delhi Secretariat. PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and transport minister Haroon Yusuf are also seen in the picture. Eight FOBs opened
New Delhi, September 28
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated eight-foot over bridges (FOBs) from the Secretariat. The CM inaugurated these bridges using remote control facility. Six of these FOBs are fitted with escalators.



Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurates eight new FOBs from Delhi Secretariat. PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and transport minister Haroon Yusuf are also seen in the picture. Tribune photograph

Fruits of development should benefit the underprivileged: Pratibha
New Delhi, September 28
President Pratibha Patil asked the non-government organisations to work in tandem with the government to ensure that benefits of the country's progress reached the under-privileged. She was speaking at a function held in the Capital to mark the 150th anniversary of the YMCA today.

Youth activists from different organisations offer tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh during the Bhagat Singh birth centenary celebrations in the Capital on Friday.
Youth activists from different organisations offer tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh during the Bhagat Singh birth centenary celebrations in the Capital on Friday. Tribune photo by Manas Ranjan Bhui

11 scientists to be felicitated
New Delhi, September 28
Eleven scientists have been selected for this year's Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for their outstanding contribution in various disciplines of science.

Woman found dead with head smashed
New Delhi, September 28
Sangeeta Gupta, 22, was found dead with her head smashed, yesterday at Baljeet Nagar in West Delhi. It is the fourth such incident in 45-days in the area. The victim's mother said that she saw a man running out of Sangeeta's room.

Doctor's son kidnapped
Ghaziabad, September 28
Bike-borne bandits abducted the seven-year-old son of a doctor in Pilkhua town on Thursday morning. Faraqueleen, son of Dr Tanvir Ahmed, was standing near his house, waiting for a school bus when the criminals whisked him away.

Trader, minor girl abducted
Bulandshahr, September 28
A trader and a 15-year-old girl have been abducted from village Bagchari and village Kakroi respectively in Bulandshahr. The 15-year-old girl was abducted by armed criminals in Kakroi village last night. A cop from PAC Ghaziabad was also believed to be among the kidnappers.

Mukhi targets builders
New Delhi, September 28
Leader of opposition in the Delhi assembly Jagdish Mukhi alleged that the government was a mute spectator to big builders, who were misleading Delhiites and committing scams worth thousand crores of rupees in the name of pre-launching.

Anti-Sikh riot case against Tytler closed
New Delhi, September 28
The CBI today closed a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case against senior Congress leader and former union minister Jagdish Tytler saying it was unable to find witnesses to support its charges against him.

14-hour power cut in UP villages
Noida-Ghaziabad, September 28
The beginning of October when the summer and monsoon seasons are well past, people expect the power situation to ease, but the UP Power Corporation has surprised everyone with its sudden decision to effect a 14-hour power cut in the rural areas of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar from October 1 to December 31, 2007.

Curtains for Jaju-Priyanka dispute
New Delhi, September 28
Prakhash Jaju, former PA of actress Priyanka Chopra withdrew his petition in the Supreme Court today, against an MP High Court judgement dropping criminal proceedings against the actress.

Differences crop up in Faridabad Congress
Faridabad, September 28
Differences in the Faridabad unit of the ruling Congress today came out in the open even as the local unit of the party was making all-out efforts to galvanise support for the Jhajhar rally on October 7. The rally would be addressed by Sonia Gandhi.

Three NGOs shortlisted for $1 million award
New Delhi, September 28
Three Indian NGOs, among ten organisations, have been shortlisted for the one million dollar Alcan Prize for Sustainability, 2007.

AIIMS establishes telemedicine link
New Delhi, September 28
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently launched its telemedicine connectivity at its cancer treatment facility. The telemedicine node will be a part of the overall telemedicine initiatives at the AIIMS to connect and offer consultations to around 100 networked hospitals in the country and abroad. PTI

Cardiac health camp on September 30
New Delhi, September 28
The Umkal Hospital here in association with the Gurgaon Plus is organising a special camp on World Heart Day on September 30 to promote preventive care for cardiac disorders.

Extend ban on milk powder export: BJP
New Delhi, September 28
The ban on the export of milk powder should be extended, BJP Delhi Pradesh president Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged the union commerce minister.

Lions Club International convention inaugurated
New Delhi, September 28
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the Lions Clubs International (LCI) board of directors meeting yesterday at the Oberoi Hotel here.

Fitness camp for senior citizens on Sept 30
New Delhi, September 28
The RG Stone Urological Research Institute volunteers are conducting a fitness camp for the senior citizens on September 30 at East of Kailash and Pitampura. The camp is coinciding with the World Senior Citizen day.

NHRC demands report on detention of minor girls
New Delhi, September 28
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the police commissioner of Delhi to send a factual report on the alleged detention and torture of two girls in a police station here. The report has to be submitted within four weeks.

 

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Dengue hits AIIMS doctor, 87 cases in Delhi

New Delhi, September 28
The mosquito-borne dengue has struck again, affecting a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and, raising the total number of cases reported so far, to 87.

Fourth-year MBBS student Varun Sandhyal was admitted with dengue to the intensive care unit of the AIIMS, the country's top public sector hospital, on September 21.

"Varun was admitted to the ICU but his condition is quite stable now," said Dr Bir Singh, head of disease prevention and outbreak response cell. He said that Sandhyal had not contracted the vector-borne disease inside the campus as he had been out of the campus for the past 10 days. "He had gone out of the AIIMS to his relative's place in Ghaziabad for 10 days and must have contracted the disease there. Our campus is free from mosquitoes," Singh, a professor of community medicine, told IANS.

A year ago, an MBBS student had lost his life to dengue fever and a few other persons were also affected by it on the AIIMS campus. The cases then, drew criticism from the public and raised concern over the sanitation level in the institute.

Stressing that the AIIMS was not to be blamed for the present case, Singh said, "The situation has improved drastically, in comparison to last year. In this case, the student contracted the disease in Ghaziabad. Do not blame the institute for this." "The incubation time for dengue fever is about six days. Varun must have got the mosquito bite outside, and his fever started in the campus, after the incubation period," he added.

Speaking about another student, who was admitted for treatment for dengue symptoms, Singh said, "Gaurav was in the general ward, but his blood tests have not confirmed dengue. He is being treated for typhoid."

According to state health authorities, Delhi has reported 86 cases of dengue this year, but they said the situation was under control.

"We have received 86 cases this year, but 23 of them are visitors to Delhi from neighbouring states. The number of cases are less this year as compared to last year, when a total of 476 cases were reported," said N.K. Yadav, chief municipal health officer of Delhi.

This year, around 3,500 health officials are monitoring mosquito breeding in the Capital. So far, they have sent notices to 61,421 houses and fined some 13,213 households for breeding mosquitoes. IANS

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Rain makes pools of roads

New Delhi, September 28
Showers lashed the capital this evening catching people unawares and causing traffic jams on major roads and intersections.

People returning home from offices were taken by surprise by the rains at around 6 p.m. Traffic on a number of major roads and intersections came to a standstill.

A number of vehicles broke down causing traffic chaos at India Gate, ITO, Vikas Marg and other major stretches and intersections of the city.

There was 4.6 mm of rain in the city till 8:30 p.m., the MET department said

The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degree celsius with no deviation from the normal. The minimum was at 24.2 degree celsius, which was two degrees above normal.

According to tomorrow's forecast Delhiites could expect rains or thundershowers in some areas. PTI

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Deport 13 Pakistani prisoners: SC

New Delhi, September 28
The Supreme Court today ordered the deportation of 13 Pakistanis languishing in several Indian jails for periods exceeding their sentences for various offences they had been charged with.

While examining the cases of 52 Pakistani nationals detained in various Indian jails, a bench of Justice B.N. Agarwal and P.P. Naolekar ordered the Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary to recommend to the centre to deport nine Pakistani prisoners by Oct 10 and four others by Oct 31.

The bench issued the direction in response to a petition by Jammu and Kashmir Panthers' Party president Bhim Singh, alleging that as many as 52 Pakistanis were detained in various jails - some without trial and others for periods exceeding their possible sentences for the offences they had been charged with.

While the state government told the court that it had already sent to the centre its recommendation to deport nine prisoners, the central government denied receiving any such recommendation.

On being quizzed by the bench, the Jammu and Kashmir government was unable to substantiate its claim with valid documents that it indeed had sent its recommendation.

Upset over the state government's casual approach, the bench sternly ordered the state chief secretary to make his recommendation to the centre by Oct 10.

It also ordered that the state send by Oct 31 its recommendation to the centre to deport another four Pakistani prisoners, who have been languishing in various jails for between two to twelve years after completing their sentences.

After examining the cases of 13 Pakistani prisoners, the bench adjourned the matter for further hearing on Oct 8. IANS

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Eight FOBs opened
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated eight-foot over bridges (FOBs) from the Secretariat. The CM inaugurated these bridges using remote control facility. Six of these FOBs are fitted with escalators.

The CM said the escalators would remain functional during all seasons from 6 AM to 10 PM. With the opening of these FOBs, Delhi has taken a step forward in becoming a world-class city.

The FOBs are at Ring Road, Maharani Bagh, Indraprastha Marg, Ring Road, ISBT, Ring Road, Rajouri Garden, Ring Road, Satya Niketan and Ring Road , Moti Bagh. The two FOBs without escalators are at Ratia Marg, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road and Bhopra Border Road number 63.

Construction activities on the FOBs at Mangal Bazar across M.B. Road, Shaheen Bagh Road number 13A and Station Road near Dhaula Kuan and Ring Road R.K. Puram, Sector-12 and 13 are progressing.

The FOBs have been fabricated with steel, except the one at ISBT, Kashmere Gate. The FOBs with escalators were built at an estimate of Rs 380 lakh while the ones without escalators were constructed for Rs 130 lakh.

An escalator can handle the load of thousand of persons per hour. Twelve more FOBs have been commissioned in Delhi whereas work on four of them is in progress. Sixteen more FOBs are in the pipeline. The escalators are installed as per traffic quantum at a particular place.

The FOBs at GK-II Outer Ring Road, near Bhairon Mandir outer ring road (ORR), near NSIC ORR, Ashram Mathura Road, Bhogal Mathura Road, Road number 63 Meet Nagar, Naraina Flyover, Rao Tula Ram Marg ORR, Munirka Flyover, JNU Flyover, ITO Chungi Underpass, Shastri Park Underpass, ISBT Anand Vihar, Apsara Border Flyover, Bahera Enclave and near Mangolpuri have been sanctioned.

PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, power and finance minister Dr A.K. Walia, transport minister Haroon Yusuf, education minister Arvinder Singh, number of MLAs and senior officers were also present. Dikshit said the new FOBs would provide safe passage to pedestrians while crossing roads with heavy traffic and also provide much wanted relief to children, aged and handicapped persons. 

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Fruits of development should benefit the underprivileged: Pratibha
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
President Pratibha Patil asked the non-government organisations to work in tandem with the government to ensure that benefits of the country's progress reached the under-privileged. She was speaking at a function held in the Capital to mark the 150th anniversary of the YMCA today.

There is a large section of society, especially in rural areas and even in urban centres, where the fruits of progress have not reached. Voluntary agencies can work with the government in social sectors to take India forward on the path of progress.

She suggested that the projects of the NGOs should be designed in such a way that it made communities more productive and individuals self-reliant.

Stressing the need to focus on women-related issues, the President said that considerable amount of influence could be exerted collectively by communities and NGOs on issues like-- female foeticide, child marriage and dowry harassment.

She said that NGOs should inculcate human values in youths, as they had to play a major role in shaping the future of the country. It is important to inculcate right values in them and nurture the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of their personality.

J Alexander, YMCA's national president said, "Through 600 offices across the country, the association was doing various services at the grass root level."

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11 scientists to be felicitated

New Delhi, September 28
Eleven scientists have been selected for this year's Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for their outstanding contribution in various disciplines of science.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) director general T Ramasami made the announcement during the CSIR foundation day celebration here.

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, given in seven different disciplines by the department of science and technology, comprises a citation, a plaque and cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. For biological sciences, the award will be shared by Upinder Singh Bhalla of National Centre for Biological Sciences, Kanpur and Dr Narayanaswamy Srinivasan of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. PTI

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Woman found dead with head smashed

New Delhi, September 28
Sangeeta Gupta, 22, was found dead with her head smashed, yesterday at Baljeet Nagar in West Delhi. It is the fourth such incident in 45-days in the area. The victim's mother said that she saw a man running out of Sangeeta's room.

A week ago, a 45-year-old former nurse Darshana was found dead at her residence in the same area, with her head smashed beyond recognition. Locals claimed that a 'hammerman' was on the prowl, a senior police official said.

Sangeeta was married four months ago, but was staying with her parents in Baljeet Nagar. Her mother told the police that she had seen a man bending beside Sangeeta's bed and smashing her head before fleeing from the scene. She was fetching water from a tank and saw the incident through the window, he said. PTI

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Doctor's son kidnapped
Parmindar Singh

Ghaziabad, September 28
Bike-borne bandits abducted the seven-year-old son of a doctor in Pilkhua town on Thursday morning. Faraqueleen, son of Dr Tanvir Ahmed, was standing near his house, waiting for a school bus when the criminals whisked him away.

The police had failed to recover the child till late in the night. The DIG, Meerut Range, also issued directions to the police in Bulandshahr.

Dr Tanvir Ahmed's son was waiting for his school bus just outside his residence on Hapur-Bulandshahr Road near Maqbare Wali Masjid. His younger sisters Tarin and Bushra were also standing with him.

The two bike-riding youths forcibly lifted Faraqueleen and sped away towards Hapur. Some people tried to give a chase, but the criminals fled away in no time. The police even undertook a combing operation, but they could not nab the fleeing criminals.

Dr Tanvir's residence and clinic are situated in the adjoining buildings. Dr Tanvir said he had no enmity with anybody.

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Trader, minor girl abducted

Bulandshahr, September 28
A trader and a 15-year-old girl have been abducted from village Bagchari and village Kakroi respectively in Bulandshahr.

The 15-year-old girl was abducted by armed criminals in Kakroi village last night. A cop from PAC Ghaziabad was also believed to be among the kidnappers. Jahangirabad police, however, said it was not a kidnapping case because the girl was involved with one of the kidnappers.

The girl had reportedly gone out along with her mother at 9 pm when a youth of the same village reportedly abducted her, the cops said.

The 22-year-old trader was kidnapped while returning home yesterday by some criminals who came in a van. The youth is a shopkeeper. His father has filed a report with the police who feel the abduction could be due to some enmity. Nitin, son of Brahmpal, resident of Bagchhari runs a cell phone shop in the area.

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Mukhi targets builders
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
Leader of opposition in the Delhi assembly Jagdish Mukhi alleged that the government was a mute spectator to big builders, who were misleading Delhiites and committing scams worth thousand crores of rupees in the name of pre-launching.

Mukhi said that many builders in the Capital did not have a land ownership document and had not got their building plan sanctioned. He added that they were collecting huge sums of money in the name of pre-launching.

He said that on the Supreme Court's order, industries like-SBM, HCL, DCM were closed and were directed to hand over 60 per cent of land to the DDA for development of green area. The remaining 40 per cent would be developed as residential flats. But, it was amazing that a private builder had recently collected crores of rupees from Delhiities in the name of pre-launching of a building for commercial activities at Rs 12,000 to Rs 14,000 per sq feet of SBM, DCM at Najafgarh road, he said.

He demanded from the Lieutenant Governor that a high level enquiry be conducted against the builder, who had committed a scam worth thousands crores of rupees in the name of pre-launching, so that builders would not dare to cheat Delhiites in future. 

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Anti-Sikh riot case against Tytler closed

New Delhi, September 28
The CBI today closed a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case against senior Congress leader and former union minister Jagdish Tytler saying it was unable to find witnesses to support its charges against him.

The probe agency in its closure report filed before a court here is understood to have said that many of the witnesses in the case were either dead or did not want to testify.

The closure report also included the name of late Congress MP Dharam Das Shastri.

Meanwhile, the agency filed a chargesheet in one of the related cases in which one Suresh Kumar was accused of inciting a mob against the Sikhs. PTI

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14-hour power cut in UP villages
Our Correspondent

Noida-Ghaziabad, September 28
The beginning of October when the summer and monsoon seasons are well past, people expect the power situation to ease, but the UP Power Corporation has surprised everyone with its sudden decision to effect a 14-hour power cut in the rural areas of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar from October 1 to December 31, 2007.

The power cuts will virtually cover the rural areas of the state, it is learnt.

Bundelkhand and Taj area are already having a 10-hour power cut. Eta, Agra, Ferozabad, Mathura and Hathras districts are facing a power cut from 7 am to 10 am and from 4 pm to 5 am next morning--16 hours per day. The power cuts are being scheduled virtually in the villages of the whole of Uttar Pradesh from October 1. Bulandshahr, Muzzafarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Rai Barielly, Faizabad, Farukhabad, Gonda, Praptap Garh, Bahraich, Sultanpur, Eta, Etawa, Barabanki, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mainpuri, Ambadekar Nagar, Balrampur, Kaushambi, Kanauj, Orya, Unnah district will have a power cut from 14 to 20 hours per day between October 28 and November 3.

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Curtains for Jaju-Priyanka dispute

New Delhi, September 28
Prakhash Jaju, former PA of actress Priyanka Chopra withdrew his petition in the Supreme Court today, against an MP High Court judgement dropping criminal proceedings against the actress.

Jaju's counsel told the bench comprising justices C.K. Thakker and Altamas Kabir that he wanted to withdraw his petition and the court allowed him to do so.

Jaju had filed a criminal complaint against Priyanka Chopra and her father Ashok Chopra for a threatening him to stop demanding his dues from the actress.

Judicial magistrate, Indore, had summoned the actress and her father. The High Court gave a clean chit to the actress, but dismissed her father's petition.

Priyanka then, filed a caveat in the Supreme Court praying that no relief should be granted to the petitioner without hearing her.

According to sources, the dispute between the two has been settled. UNI

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Differences crop up in Faridabad Congress
Ravi S.Singh
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, September 28
Differences in the Faridabad unit of the ruling Congress today came out in the open even as the local unit of the party was making all-out efforts to galvanise support for the Jhajhar rally on October 7. The rally would be addressed by Sonia Gandhi.

The newly appointed president of Faridabad (Urban) Congress, B.R.Ojha asserted that it was within his right to revamp the executive committee. Changes in the committee are the norms after change of guard, he added.

He responded thus when pointed out that his predecessor Gulshan Bagga had asserted a few days ago that there would be no change in the committee.

Ojha countered saying that he had not got such instructions from the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda or the president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) Phool Chand Maulana, prohibiting any change in the committee. Rather he made it known that while new member will be inducted, the sincere members of the party would be retained.

Bagga has been accommodated as general secretary at state level of the Congress after he was made to quit the post of district president.

Ojha, who had convened a meeting with the press to brief on the preparations for the Jhajhar rally, said that he would revamp the committee after the rally was over in consultation with the 'high command'.

This was the first formal meeting of Ojha with the press after he assumed charge as district president.

Ojha was considered to be a staunch supporter of former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal. He had to quit the post about 16 months back. He has been rehabilitated at the instance of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, obviously in a bid to wean away Bhajan Lal's supporters.

Ojha, however, today clarified that he did not believe in factionalism nor did he ever represent any faction. "I have worked with all the state presidents of the party and senior leaders, including Ranbir Singh Hooda, father of the Chief Minister.

With regard to development works in Faridabad, he said that the government is serious about development works in the state, particularly in Faridabad.

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Three NGOs shortlisted for $1 million award

New Delhi, September 28
Three Indian NGOs, among ten organisations, have been shortlisted for the one million dollar Alcan Prize for Sustainability, 2007.

Alcan and the International Business Leaders' Forum (IBLF) have shortlisted ten organisations from over 155 entries from 53 countries. The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayatand Utthan Centre for sustainable development and poverty alleviation have been shortlisted for the coveted prize, a statement from the organisation said.

The other shortlisted organisations include Centro de Servicios Educativos en Salud y Medio Ambiente (CESESMA), Nicaragua, Farm-Africa, the UK, Institute of Integrated Rural Development, Bangladesh, Los Ninos, the USA, Ningxia Center for Environment and Poverty Alleviation, China, Rural Development Institute from the USA and the Natural Step Foundation, Sweden. The international adjudication panel of distinguished sustainability experts will evaluate these organisations.

"On behalf of the Alcan, I would like to congratulate each of the 2007 shortlisted organisations. This is one of the most geographically diverse shortlists, since the creation of the Alcan Prize for Sustainability in 2004. The diversity in this year's group of finalists extends to the outstanding work they are doing.

They are a fine representation of what the Alcan Prize for sustainability is all about," said Dick Evans, president and CEO of Alcan Inc.

Alcan created the Alcan Prize for Sustainability to recognise outstanding contributions to the goal of economic, environmental, and social sustainability by not-for-profit, non-governmental, and civil society organisations across the world. To ensure credibility and objectivity, Alcan engaged the IBLF to manage the Alcan Prize for sustainability. UNI

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AIIMS establishes telemedicine link

New Delhi, September 28
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently launched its telemedicine connectivity at its cancer treatment facility. The telemedicine node will be a part of the overall telemedicine initiatives at the AIIMS to connect and offer consultations to around 100 networked hospitals in the country and abroad. PTI

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Cardiac health camp on September 30
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
The Umkal Hospital here in association with the Gurgaon Plus is organising a special camp on World Heart Day on September 30 to promote preventive care for cardiac disorders.

"Today even young people are having many heart problems which is mainly due to stress, eating habits and lack of exercise. We are organising this camp so that we can provide timely help and cure," said Dr Umesh Gupta, senior cardiologist, Umkal Hospital. During the camp, the hospital has decided to conduct free BP checkup and to offer up to 50 per cent discount for various tests including blood sugar, lipid profile, ECG, TMT, chest X-ray and Echo Cardiology.

A seminar on diabetes and heart diseases by senior cardiologist Dr Umesh Gupta will also be held.

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Extend ban on milk powder export: BJP
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
The ban on the export of milk powder should be extended, BJP Delhi Pradesh president Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged the union commerce minister.

The ban will expire on September 30. Due to continuous increase in the prices of milk and diary products the government had banned the export of milk powder for 180 days six months ago.

In the absence of an announcement by the commerce ministry, the milk producers have started increasing the prices. The price of milk powder has increased by more than 20 per cent during the last three days. If the ban on the export of milk powder is withdrawn, there is possibility that milk will become costlier by Rs 3 per litre.

During the UPA government's tenure the price of milk has been increased three times. The price of full cream milk has increased by three rupees per litre in Delhi. At present, full cream milk is being sold at Rs 23 and toned milk at Rs 19 per litre. The trend in the market is that whenever the government increases the price of its products, the private producers also increase the price accordingly.

Vardhan said that milk consumption would increase in October and November. With festivals like Dashera, Id and Divali coming there would be a huge demand for milk products and sweets during these months.

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Lions Club International convention inaugurated
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the Lions Clubs International (LCI) board of directors meeting yesterday at the Oberoi Hotel here.

The convention would decide on the future humanitarian projects of the Lions Clubs International, as well as the amount and measure of grants issued for the execution of these projects across the globe.

More than 150 LCI members are attending the five-day convention. 

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Fitness camp for senior citizens on Sept 30
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
The RG Stone Urological Research Institute volunteers are conducting a fitness camp for the senior citizens on September 30 at East of Kailash and Pitampura. The camp is coinciding with the World Senior Citizen day.

An estimated 77 million or 7.7 per cent of Indian population are senior citizens. By 2025 the number of those over 80 years of age is likely to go up to 177 million.

During the camp, free PSA whole abdomen ultrasound with PVR, uroflowmetry, urine culture and other routine tests will be conducted. According to the organisers, urology disorders like enlarged prostate, stone, hernia and female urinary disorders are very common in senior citizens.

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NHRC demands report on detention of minor girls
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 28
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the police commissioner of Delhi to send a factual report on the alleged detention and torture of two girls in a police station here. The report has to be submitted within four weeks.

The commission took suo motu cognizance of a recent report in a national Hindi daily about the alleged detention and torture of two sisters in a West Delhi police station. The NHRC has termed the report distressing and has directed that a copy of the report should be sent to the Delhi police commissioner.

According to the news report, a 17 -year -old girl and her younger sister and some residents of Jahangirpuri were taken to the police station for interrogation in connection with investigation into a case of a missing girl in the same locality. 

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