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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

weekly news round up 5

This is the 5th set of News involving India and Indians as reported in some leading newspapers during the period 29th January to 4th February 2006 -

City can be world-class in 10 years

NEW DELHI: The Delhiite may have some concerns about the city but envisions a very bright future for it, especially in comparison with the other metros of India. ….. The TNS survey was conducted with 301 respondents in the age-group of 15-55 who reside in Delhi to gauge their impression of Delhi vis-a-vis Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata as well as various aspects of Delhi as a city and their vision of its future. …. While Delhi was perceived to have made the most progress over the past five years in terms of transport facilities, education, job opportunities and lifestyle, the respondents believed that Mumbai and Bangalore had done better in terms of providing basic amenities. …..

Indian journalist bags Mahboob ul Haq award

NEW DELHI: Pradeep Dutta, a reporter of 'Times Now' news channel, on Monday bagged the Mahboob ul Haq award instituted by the Colombo-based Regional Council of Strategic Studies, the first journalist from India to win the honour. ….. Dutta was awarded for his work on Indo-Pak Water Politics and Cooperative Security in South Asia. …….

Bengal launches IIT-designed rickshaw

KOLKATA, JANUARY 31: The West Bengal Government today officially adopted a sophisticated, aerodynamic tricycle rickshaw developed by a professor from IIT-Guwahati at Dinhata near Cooch Behar. Over the next few years, the new vehicle is all set to replace over-6,000 hand-pulled rickshaws that ply Kolkata’s streets…… IE Archives 1/2/2006

Benfish tourist lodge opens in MurshidabadBEHRAMPORE, Jan. 29. — With an aim to develop the tourism potential of Murshidabad, the state fisheries ministry today opened a tourist lodge complex comprising of AC and non-AC cottages, restaurant, conference hall at Behrampore……

Vindhyagiri beckons even at night!

Digambara Jain Mutt pontiff Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji has convened a meeting of Government officials on Monday to review the preparedness in Shravanabelagola, especially in the areas of sanitation and medical emergency, with only nine days left for the biggest draw of the celebrations, the Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagwan Bahubali beginning February 8. ……..

International status for Calicut airport

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to declare the Calicut airport as an international airport, thereby paving the way for the improvement of the infrastructure there for handling international flights…….

Ceramic hip in place, woman on feet again

Burdwan, Jan. 29: Doctors in a state-run hospital have broken convention by reconstructing a 40-year-old woman’s hip with a ceramic replacement, which scales down the cost of surgery by a whopping 80 per cent. ….. The surgery, beamed live to audiences in a packed hall, mostly doctors, was conducted at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital about a fortnight ago …… Archives, 30/1/2006