Meenakshi Upreti

  • Wait for anxious parents over, nursery admissions in Delhi begin today 20-12-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: The wait for anxious parents in Delhi is over as the much awaited nursery admission process has started in most private schools in Delhi on Saturday. The sale of forms in most schools has begun and schools are expecting to see a heavy rush. Meanwhile, the Delhi Government's...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar 18-12-2014 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police...
  • Watch: Delhi unsafe for women, no GPS installed in buses 17-12-2014 12:23 AM

    Two years after the horrific Delhi gangrape, nothing seems to have changed. Not a single home guard could be seen on any bus as promised by the government. The GPS systems promised by the government have not been installed in the buses yet. ...
  • Nirbhaya gangrape: Nothing has changed in the last 2 years, say her parents 17-12-2014 12:16 AM

    Even two years after the brutal Delhi gangrape of a 23-year-old, nothing seems to have changed. "We are still seeking for justice. The city is still not safe for women. A safe public transport is a must," say Nirbahya's parents. ...
  • 2 years on, Delhi gangrape victim's parents still fight for justice 16-12-2014 08:54 AM

    Even two years after the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital, victim's parents fight for justice. They said their fight will not end until law is changed to treat juveniles in rape cases as adults. Her mother said, "Nothing has changed in all these years. Till...
  • After Delhi rape, service providers stress on need for psychometric tests on drivers 10-12-2014 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: After protests over the horrific rape of a young woman by an Uber driver, cab providers are finally waking up to the need to ensure better safety for women. Traditional cab service providers are also planning to make regular calls to women passengers travelling alone at night to...
  • How you can ensure your safety while taking a cab 08-12-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday banned all operations by private cab service provider Uber with immediate effect and blacklisted it from providing any transport service in the city in the wake of the alleged rape incident. Here are few tips on how you can ensure your safety while...
  • Rice dishes at KFC, Sagar Ratna unsafe, claims Delhi food safety department 05-12-2014 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: In an analysis that could upset food lovers, the Delhi government food safety department has claimed that rice dishes served by popular restaurant chains KFC and Sagar Ratna have been found to be unsafe. The department has told the High Court that traces of harmful artificial colouring were...
  • 2 Indian universities jump into Times' top40, still a long way to go in global rankings 05-12-2014 09:14 AM

    New Delhi: For the first time, two new Indian Universities have jumped into the top 40 of the second annual Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings. While Indian universities are doing well in BRICS ranking, in global rankings they still have a long way to go. While the...
  • Rift with AMU ends, BJP calls-off protest over proposed event 29-11-2014 11:54 PM

    Aligarh: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday has ended. The BJP has relented and decided to call off the protest that it had planned at the university gates after Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah gave his nod to hold a seminar...
  • Communal flare-up possible if BJP event allowed, warns AMU VC 29-11-2014 08:12 AM

    Aligarh: The big face-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aligarh Muslim University is growing by the day with the varsity not allowing the 128th birth anniversary celebrations of 'Jat king' Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, while the BJP remains adamant on its stand. AMU Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin...
  • Relief for Delhi schools, High Court allows them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions 28-11-2014 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: In a huge relief for prive schools in Delhi, the High Court has allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions quashing the guidelines of city government with respect to the general category seats. The High Court has also ruled that power to decide the school...
  • NDA government likely to ban sale of loose cigarettes 25-11-2014 11:44 PM

    In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. ...
  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 23-11-2014 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city. The...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman 21-11-2014 11:21 AM

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...
  • Proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE under government's consideration 21-11-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: In what could be bad news for CBSE students, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry is considering a proposal to bring back class 10th board exams in schools. However, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that they have not been consulted by the government yet....
  • Five fishermen released by Sri Lankan government return to India 20-11-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India on Thursday. The five Indian fishermen were serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. They landed on Delhi airport from where they were taken to an undisclosed location. They are likely to...
  • Ebola-infected man recovering; to be observed for 90 days 19-11-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Ebola-infected man, who was quarantined at the Delhi airport, is recovering from the deadly disease. The man had contracted Ebola in Liberia and had also been treated but traces of the diseases were found in his body fluids following which he has been kept in isolation. The...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors 19-11-2014 03:35 PM

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • We should be extremely careful about Ebola: Doctors 19-11-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Dr SP Bayotra chairman of medicine at the reputed Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi spoke to CNN-IBN about Ebola. "The patient has been diagnosed but it's new in our country. No chances should be taken. He should be quarantined till he is cleared as the virus can...
  • After anonymous complain alleges bribery by pharma companies, MCI summons 300 doctors 18-11-2014 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest exposes of the unholy nexus between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned about 300 doctors from across the country to depose on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. According to a...
  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm 18-11-2014 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial...
  • Modi assures Merkel of looking into issue of scrapping of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas 16-11-2014 11:42 PM

    Brisbane: On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel where she raised the issue of German being scrapped in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be replaced by Sanskrit. The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue. Merkel said...
  • Aligarh Muslim University controversy continues, administration refuses to lift ban 12-11-2014 09:52 PM

    Aligarh: Uproar continues over the controversial comments by the Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor as the administration has rejected demands to end restrictions on women undergraduate students from using the main library on campus. University Vice Chancellor barred undergraduate girl students from entering the library saying boys will follow them....
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted 12-11-2014 10:37 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
  • Delhi: DDA housing scheme lucky draw for 25,000 flats postponed by a day 10-11-2014 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has postponed the date of draw of lots for its housing scheme. It was slated to take place on November 11 but only a mock draw will be carried out on Tuesday. The lucky draw is likely to take place on November 12. DDA...
  • Harsh Vardhan relieved from Health Ministry, may hold Delhi Assembly poll baton 10-11-2014 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: The expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet is likely to have an impact on the Assembly elections in Delhi. While reshuffling his Cabinet at the Centre, Modi relieved Dr Harsh Vardhan from the Health Ministry. If reports are to be believed, there is a buzz doing...
  • Health Ministry orders removal of MCI CVO HK Jethi who exposed corruption & sought protection 08-11-2014 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has ordered the removal of the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Medical Council of India (MCI), HK Jethi. The sacking of the officer comes after he wrote to the Central Vigilance Commission complaining about harassment and threats for exposing corruption. The Commission, without whose...
  • Centre to amend abortion law, to allow pregnancy termination till 24 weeks 06-11-2014 09:32 PM

    New Delhi: Abortion may soon be permitted at 24th weeks of pregnancy, the current limit is 20 weeks. The Union Health Ministry has time and again indicated that it wants to expand the role of traditional medical practioners for public health in India. However the draft bill does have some...