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February, 2016

  • 28 February

    High ammonia in Yamuna leads to shut down of Okhla water plant

    The Delhi Jal board has shut Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla water treatment plants on grounds of sudden rise in the level of ammonia in Yamuna. The closing of Okhla water plant temporarily is to have an impact on water supply in several parts of Delhi. It is another story that …

  • 28 February

    Digital India: Power, politics and poverty of information

    National Seminar: DIGITAL INDIA: Power, Politics and Poverty of Information, organized by Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia. The Seminar will take place on Feb 29 to March 1. Various distinguished speakers from different backgrounds will address important issues pertaining to Digital India. Prof. Talat Ahmad, V.C – J.M.I will …

  • 27 February

    Street lights replaced with LED bulbs in Okhla

    Many street lights in Abul Fazal Enclave in Okhla are being replaced. The decision was taken earlier when Power Minister Piyush Goyal last year had announced that the government will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in the next 24 months. “Under the Domestic Efficient Lighting …

  • 27 February

    This photo shows how some in Okhla destroying environment

    Trees plantation is important to clean air and environment. A few months ago the officials had planted a few trees around garbage dump in Abul Fazal Enclave on demand of some residents. But now those trees are in ruins as residents have been found dumping construction materials on a few …

  • 27 February

    Koolies thank MP Girri for getting them a new identity

    A delegation of koolies of various railway stations of Delhi met Maheish Girri today and thanked him for facilitating change of their name from ‘koolie’ to ‘Sahayak’. They thanked Girri for ensuring that a new and more dignified identity is given to koolies. It is to be mentioned here that …

  • 27 February

    Okhla-based activist raises Muslim quota issue in UP

    An Okhla-based organization hold a press conference in Gomti Hotel at Lucknow UP demanding 18 percent reservation for Muslims as was assured and promised by Samajwadi Party in its poll manifesto of UP elections 2012, claimed a release issued by the body. The conference was attended by Bhai tej singh …

  • 27 February

    Civil society should join forces with Government for Disaster Management: Lal, CM, Mizoram

    The civil society and the corporate world should join hands with Government for mitigation of disaster in the country, said Lal Thanhawla, Chief Minister, Mizoram. Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day International Conference on “Eastern Himalaya III- When the Mountains Move and the Water Rise: Coping with Earthquakes and …

  • 26 February

    Okhla AAP MLA threatening to kill me, says activist Pervez; MLA Amanatullah denies charges

    Okhla-based activist Mohammad Pervez has accused Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan of threatening to kill him. Pervez told OKHLATIMES that the incident took place today when Khan threatened him. “You talk a lot about reservation for Muslims. You are trying to provoke Muslims against Arvind Kejriwal. I will see what …

  • 26 February

    This is Zakir Nagar

    If you are a regular visitor to Jamia Nagar then you must have noticed that the area continues to be in tatters with broken roads, perennial water logging even in winter, road encroachment, pile-up garbage and building materials dumped on roadsides. It is free for all in this Muslim-dominated locality …

  • 26 February

    Protest over Shaheen Bagh park deferred: Organizer gives the reasons

    The proposed protest at Jamia Nagar Police station at about 3 pm today has been postponed for the time being, according to Sarwar Iqbal Khan. He told OKHLATIMES that a group of activists have decided to first discuss the issue with the authorities. “A few officials from the department responsible …

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