Around The City

Trade Fair security

NEW DELHI: Security at Pragati Maidan, where the annual India International Trade Fair is currently under way, was further stepped up on Saturday after an anonymous caller rang up claiming that a person would plant a bomb fitted in a gas cylinder inside a restaurant there.

According to the police, the call was made around 10 a.m. The caller claimed that a tall and dark-complexioned man would plant the bomb fitted in a gas cylinder inside Satkaar restaurant.

Emergency landing

NEW DELHI: Full emergency was declared at Indira Gandhi International Airport here and fire tenders and ambulances were rushed to the tarmac to prepare for any exigency as a Mumbai-bound flight of Indian Airlines with 134 passengers and crew made an emergency landing due to a technical fault on Saturday afternoon.

The flight, IC 864, had left for Mumbai in the morning. But while it was on its way, there was a "false alarm" about a hydraulic failure.

Live workshop

NEW DELHI: The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Army Hospital here organised a live operative workshop on Mitral Valve repair and aortic valve replacement with a new bio-prosthetic valve on Saturday, as part of a two-day discussion on Cardiothoracic surgery and Anaesthesiology update being organised by the Army's super speciality Research and Referral Hospital.

Focus on small business

NEW DELHI: The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat are hosting a pan-Commonwealth institutional building programme on "Small Business Competitiveness Development". The five-day programme, third in a series, begins here this Sunday.

Book released

NEW DELHI: Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn released a new book, "Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures", in seven volumes at the National Museum here on Saturday.

Brought out by Yash Publications, the book has been penned by well-known scholar Prof. Satya Vrat Sahatri, honorary professor of Sanskrit at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here.