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Delhi News Live Updates: Admissions for nursery quota seats to kick off on March 22 – Times of India

The admission process of the entry-level seats for the economically weaker section/disadvantaged (EWS/DG) and children with special needs (CWSN) will begin online from March 22. The last date for application is April 4 and the draw of lots for classes nursery/KG and I will be held on April 11. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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No interim relief to waqf board in property case
Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to grant any interim relief to Delhi Waqf Board in connection with a property claimed by it. The court, however, sought the Centre's stand on a petition concerning the government's decision to re-examine the delisting of its 123 properties. Full story here
Sunny morning in Delhi, minimum temperature rises to 16.8 degrees Celsius
The national capital witnessed a sunny morning on Thursday with the minimum temperature rising to 16.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, the weather office said. “There will be partly cloudy sky later in the day on Thursday. The maximum temperature of the day will hover around 31 degrees Celsius,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The IMD also predicted warmer days ahead with the maximum temperature reaching 34 degrees Celsius on March 15. The maximum temperature on Wednesday settled at 31.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal. The relative humidity at 8.30 am on Thursday was 77 per cent, the IMD said. (PTI)
Encroachments removed from key stretch to Greater Kailash-II
On March 6, TOI had reported how the Gurdwara Road had turned into a choke point, with flower sellers setting up carts, resulting in customers’ cars being parked randomly, and e-rickshaws that cater to Metro passengers blocking traffic. Not only did this create a nuisance for the commuters and slowed vehicular movement, it also left bare little space for pedestrians, forcing them to walk on the road instead of the footpath. Full story here
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Admissions for nursery quota seats to kick off on March 22
For the 2021-22 academic session, DoE had to invite fresh applications and conduct a draw of lots after the deadline of December 31, following the direction of Delhi High Court. “The court wanted us to fill the unallotted seats. There were around 411 vacant EWS/DG seats, for which we received around 44,000 applications. Now those seats have been filled. For CWSN, around 2,600 seats were vacant, but we received just 44 applications. It is difficult to get applications in this category,” said a senior DoE official. Full story here
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Mercury to touch 35°C in 6 days; AQI improves
The city saw rise in both maximum and minimum temperatures on Wednesday with the weather department predicting the mercury to reach 35 degrees Celsius within the next six days. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was 31.1 degrees Celsius, the highest maximum temperature for the year and two degrees above the season’s average, compared with 30.8 degrees Celsius a day earlier. The minimum temperature was 14.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, as against 13.6 degrees on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in some parts of the city, the mercury crossed 32 degrees Celsius. At Pitampura, it was 32.4 degrees Celsius; at Najafgarh, 32.7 degrees; and 32.9 degrees at Siri Fort Sports Complex.
Bid to seek strength in unity of corporations?
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1000 parks to get new look in 5 year
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