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Delhi loses bid to host 2014 Asian Games!

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Delhi may be gearing up for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, but has lost the bid to host the 2014 Asian Games. Good or bad: No comments! Here's the story courtesy Rediffmail.com April 17, 2007 19:07 IST New Delhi's bid to host the 2014 Asian Games came unstuck as the Olympic Council Asia awarded the multi-sport event to the South Korean city of Incheon on Tuesday. The 45-member General Assembly of the OCA made the decision at its two-day meeting in Kuwait. Delhi was bidding to bring back the continental mega event to Indian soil after a gap of 32 years, having last organised the same in 1982. The Indian capital was also the host for the inaugural edition of the sporting extravaganza, which is second only to the Olympics in terms of number of disciplines, in 1951. (mo...
How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

How Would You Like Your Name Carved On Your Body?

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When I returned from my field trip last month I noticed that someone had scraped off a part of the lower trunk of all the trees in and around North Campus and numbered them. Delhi University Nursery Garden After I enquired about it from one of the gardeners, he pointed towards the Kamla Nehru (North Delhi) Ridge and informed that sarkari karamchaaris from janglaat (Forest Department I believe) have done this so that no tree can be cut without their permission. Lately I have been noticing this in several other places of the capital as well. Cavalry Lane This is a horrifying way of protecting trees (if it is for that purpose). The bark has been removed to a considerable depth in some of the trees making them vulnerable to pest attack. At places it is so deep that it may have ...