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Delhi to simplify process for caste certificates to single-parent mothers

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government is working to simplify the process to issue OBC certificates for children of single-parent women in the national capital, a Minister said on Monday. If such women, who are residents of Delhi, can furnish their caste certificates, the government will issue the same for their children as well, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said.<...

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Four Delhi hospitals set for expansion, 58 Mohalla Clinics in pipeline

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government plans to expand and add more medical facilities in four hospitals here and also proposes to set up 58 new Mohalla Clinics across the national capital, an official said on Monday. Apart from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LJPN) Hospital that is set to get over 500 beds in the ICUs compared with around 90 beds at present, others to benefit...

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After SC order, officers' mindset has changed: Delhi minister

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Ten days after the Supreme Court clipped the powers of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam says peoples perception about the Delhi government has changed. Aam Aadmi Party's MLAs and ministers are feeling more confident, he told IANS. The Supreme Court has said the Lt. Governor is bound to act on the aid and advice...

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Officers refusing to pay lawyers: Sisodia

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A day after the Delhi government restored its panel of advocates in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that IAS officers were refusing to pay the bills of the advocates on BJP's orders. Now, BJP gets officers to stall payment of bills to lawyers who appeared for Delhi government in SC (Supreme Court). IAS officer...

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Kejriwal demands CBI probe into DMRC concession agreement

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the Delhi Metro Airport Express Line contract with Reliance that have placed a Rs 5,000-crore liability on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). In a letter addressed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Kejriwal alleged that DMRC modified and wilfully manipula...

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US Ambassador calls on Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster called on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday to discuss partnership in several areas including pollution. In the meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal informed the Ambassador about the agreement between the Delhi Government and the University of Washington on fighting pollution. Washington U...

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SC slams 'Superman' Lt Gov for doing nothing on Delhi garbage issue

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure on the failure of Delhi Lt Governor, whom it termed Superman, for not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city, after his office admitted that waste management comes within its jurisdiction. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for not t...

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No leads yet in missing JNU student's case, CBI tells HC

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that despite various attempts including digital footprinting, it has not found any evidence in the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed's case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel told a bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice I.S. Mehta that the agency have analysed Digital...

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SC slams 'Superman' Lt Gov for doing nothing on Delhi garbage issue

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure on the failure of Delhi Lt Governor, whom it termed Superman, for not taking effective steps to tackle garbage problem in the city, after his office admitted that garbage management comes within its jurisdiction. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for not...

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AAP gets 1.53 lakh signatures for Delhi's full statehood

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said it has received 1.53 lakh signed letters in 12 days for its demand for full statehood to Delhi. It said the party will take the fight to the booth-level to strengthen the campaign. The party will hold a meeting with all its MLAs on Sunday to discuss further plans to speed up the signature campaign, AAP's Delhi state convener ...

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Happiness Curriculum in Delhi government schools from next week

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said the 'Happiness Curriculum' will be introduced next week in schools run by the city government. Our 18,000 teachers will take Happiness Curriculum classes for the students of nursery to class eight, Sisodia told the media. The government has organised a three-day orientation session for the teacher...

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Detaining students over fee arrears is wrong: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday visited a school where young students were detained for non-payment of tuition fees. He rebuked the principal and said taking hostage for collecting arrears is wrong. You are a principal. The position has a reputation and high status in society. This is not the way to deal with children. The way you have ...

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Delhi government to meet RWAs over CCTV issue: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said officials will soon meet all resident welfare and market associations over installing CCTV cameras across the national capital. Delhi government will soon call a meeting of all RWAs and market associations in Delhi to discuss and finalise modalities of installing CCTV cameras across Delhi, Kejriwal tweeted.

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SC worried over groundwater depletion, seeks action plan from Centre, Delhi

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Central and Delhi governments and the capital's civic agencies for blaming each other but doing nothing to reduce water consumption and preservation of groundwater, and sought action plan to check its depletion. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that groundwater depletion is a serious probl...

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Kejriwal, Sisodia hit out at Centre for obstructing Delhi government projects

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The row over who controls Delhi's bureaucracy escalated on Wednesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched a full attack against the Centre for not letting the city government implement some major schemes by pressurising the officers. Delhi government's scheme of doorstep ration delivery and CCTV installation have be...

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26 Delhi school children hospitalised after mid-day meal

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) As many as 26 students of a government school here were hospitalised after eating their mid-day meal prompting the Delhi government to order inspection of all mid-day meal kitchens in the city. Police have registered an FIR after a formal complaint was received from the school. A police officer said the 26 students of classes 6 to 8 fell sick after havi...

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Delhi to get 1,000 e-buses

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a major move to fight air pollution in Delhi and address commuters' woes, the state government on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for the hiring of a consultant to run 1,000 electric buses, estimated to cost Rs 2,500 crore, in the national capital as promised in its 2018-19 Budget. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the development on Twitter...

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Delhi CM seeks report on school kids' detention

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday sought a report on the detention of over half a dozen children for nearly five hours in a school in Old Delhi over non-payment of tuition fees in time. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, who holds the Education portfolio, directed the Education Secretary to submit report on the issue. An Educa...

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Officers are openly defying my orders: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the BJP's Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has taken full illegal control of the bureaucrats in the national capital following which the officers are openly refusing to follow his (CM's) orders. In a series of tweets, he also said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is running the central government, is stopping...

5 days ago
Delhi to get 1,000 e-buses

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a major move to fight air pollution in Delhi, the city government on Wednesday approved the hiring of a consultant to run 1,000 electric buses estimated to cost Rs 2,500 crore in the national capital as promised in its 2018-19 Budget. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the development on Twitter after the move was cleared at a cabinet meeting. ...

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