citybriefs: SC seeks details of money spent to clean Yamuna
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New Delhi: Expressing concern over deterioration of Yamuna water, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana governments to adduce details of money spent by them till date and under what heads for making the river pollution-free. "It is unfortunate that huge public fund has been spent without showing any improvement in the quality of water in Yamuna," said a bench led by Justice Swatanter Kumar. The court said the government must take steps to stop direct discharge of waste in the river.
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New Delhi: Thirty-five fresh cases of dengue were reported in the Capital on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 298. The North municipal corporation has reported 118 cases, while 113 patients have tested positive from South corporation areas. Fifty-two patients have been diagnosed with dengue from the East corporation limits and seven from the NDMC areas. Four patients have tested positive from outside Delhi.
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New Delhi: A DTC bus driver rammed his vehicle into a tree on Wednesday, when he realised that the brakes were not working. Fourteen people, including four women, who were on the bus were injured. The driver, Hari Kishan (57), was arrested and later released on bail. He told police that had he not rammed the bus into the tree, he ran the risk of crashing into vehicles that were waiting at the traffic signal near Batra Hospital in Sangam Vihar, Southeast Delhi.
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