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Boy found hanging in Kenyan mission
New Delhi, July 12
An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide on the premises of the Kenyan High Commission in the Vasant Kunj locality, south Delhi, this morning.

ĎAbout 50 pc reduction in HIV infections in 10 yrsí
New Delhi, July 12
There has been around 50 per cent reduction in HIV infections in the past decade, claimed the Delhi Government today. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit while appreciating the efforts of Delhi State Aids Control Society (DSACS) stated that during April 2002 to March 2003, as many as 16,598 youths were tested for HIV, out of which 393 youths, 2.36 per cent, were found to be HIV-infected whereas during April 2012 to March 2013, 78,785 youths were tested, out of which 937 youths, 1.19 per cent, were found infected.

Traffic constable attacked
New Delhi, July 12
A Delhi Traffic Police constable was beaten while on duty in south Delhi's R K Puram area. He was guarding the route taken by the convoy of Home Secretary Anil Goswami, police said today.


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Greenhouses answer to power scarcity: CM
New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi Government today said that it will promote the setting up of 'greenhouses' in the city and has urged the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to come out with a manual on the issue.

No more damage to Janakpuri houses: DMRC
New Delhi, July 12
Director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Mangu Singh today assured the residents of Janakpuri that there will be no damage to their houses due to the ongoing construction work under the Phase-III project in the area.

 





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Boy found hanging in Kenyan mission
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide on the premises of the Kenyan High Commission in the Vasant Kunj locality, south Delhi, this morning.

The boy has been identified as Ashok, son of Anil Kumar who is employed as a cook in the High Commission. Ashok was living with his parents in a house allotted to his father.

About 8 am, the police were informed of the incident. When the police reached there, they saw the boy hanging from a ceiling fan in his room.

The boy's parents informed the police that after dinner last night, he had gone to his room. Ashok did not answer their calls this morning, though they knocked at the door of his room several times. As they peeped through a window, they saw him hanging from the fan.

No suicide note has been found at the site of the incident. The police are trying to ascertain the motive for Ashok's alleged suicide.

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ĎAbout 50 pc reduction in HIV infections in 10 yrsí
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
There has been around 50 per cent reduction in HIV infections in the past decade, claimed the Delhi Government today. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit while appreciating the efforts of Delhi State Aids Control Society (DSACS) stated that during April 2002 to March 2003, as many as 16,598 youths were tested for HIV, out of which 393 youths, 2.36 per cent, were found to be HIV-infected whereas during April 2012 to March 2013, 78,785 youths were tested, out of which 937 youths, 1.19 per cent, were found infected.

There has been 49.6 per cent reduction in new HIV infections in the last 10 years.

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Traffic constable attacked
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
A Delhi Traffic Police constable was beaten while on duty in south Delhi's R K Puram area. He was guarding the route taken by the convoy of Home Secretary Anil Goswami, police said today.

Constable Ram Chander is posted with the Traffic Circle of R K Puram Sector-4. According to the police, the incident occurred on Wednesday. At about 7.30 am, Chander was signalling vehicles coming from Rao Tula Ram Marg to stop.

The police claim that Prashant Sharma, a resident of Yusuf Sarai village near the Green Park Metro station, refused to stop his car. "Prashant was driving dangerously and tried to move his car past Chander," said a police officer.

Chander shouted at Sharma to stop the car. Sharma then halted his vehicle in the middle of Rao Tula Ram Marg. "The constable alleges that Prashant then came towards him and started abusing him," the officer said.

"The constable was also slapped during the scuffle," the officer added.

Seeing the constable being attacked, locals and motorists tried to intervene in the fight. They were also allegedly attacked by Sharma, but the crowd overpowered him.

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Greenhouses answer to power scarcity: CM
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi Government today said that it will promote the setting up of 'greenhouses' in the city and has urged the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to come out with a manual on the issue.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that 'green buildings' are an answer to the fast-increasing power consumption as these types of houses help in containing consumption.

"The 'green buildings' are going to be a solution to the depleting natural resources like power and underground water level," said Dikshit.

Expressing these views on the 159th CPWD Foundation Day celebration at Vigyan Bhawan, Dikshit said that the CPWD is an integral part of the growth of India and the infrastructural development across the country can be attributed to the skills of CPWD engineers.

All the major buildings and stadia of the Delhi Government have been constructed as per the "green buildings" concept. The city government has been promoting rainwater harvesting by providing grant up to Rs 1 lakh.

Further, she said that the citizens are being exhorted to coat their roofs with white paint which automatically brings down power consumption by one third. The construction of houses as per the "green building" concept requires no additional expenditure.

The government buildings, including hospitals and educational institutions, have been concentrating on the concept of rainwater harvesting. It has also been made mandatory in respect of plot size of more than 100 sq m, she said.

"The CPWD has also been maintaining the highest quality of work and assigned to construct flyovers and other important infrastructure. The city has witnessed 66 new flyovers during the last decade, Dikshit added.

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No more damage to Janakpuri houses: DMRC
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 12
Director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Mangu Singh today assured the residents of Janakpuri that there will be no damage to their houses due to the ongoing construction work under the Phase-III project in the area.

Residents of the Narang and DDA colony in Janakpuri today met Singh to present a memorandum, complaining of high-intensity vibrations in their buildings during the course of construction work on Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden Metro line. The residents apprised him of the panicky situation that has arisen among the residents due to the vibrations as most of the structures are quite old.

Singh has ordered the change of technology being used at the construction site. He also assured the residents of conducting a survey of borewells in the area coming on the way of construction. The affected borewells will be replaced by the DMRC, he said.

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