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By sacking adviser, you tried to destroy children's future, Sisodia to Modi

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that sacking of Atishi Marlena as his adviser was an attempt at destroying the future of the children of Delhi. Marlena was among nine advisers and consultants to Delhi Ministers who were removed after a Home Ministry order on Tuesday. In his letter to Modi,...

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Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment. Last year, the apex regulatory body for technical education had put the government-run college under the no admission category for the...

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Delhiites may soon be compensated for power outage

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday approved a proposal from the Delhi government to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour. Approved proposal for issue of policy directions regarding payment of compensation to consumers in case of power failure, Baijal tweeted. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called it an innovativ...

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BJP, AAP hand-in-glove, advisers sacked to gain sympathy: Congress

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP over the cancellation of the appointment of nine AAP advisers, saying the two parties were working together to make a dent in his party's vote share in the Lok Sabha elections. It was a pre-planned narrative to remove the nine advisers to the Delhi government appoint...

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AAP leader accepts sack order, returns salary of Rs 2.50

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after his appointment as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's adviser was cancelled, Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha on Wednesday said he had returned Rs 2.50 he received as salary for 75 days he was on the post in 2016. The Delhi government's General Administration Department (GAD), citing a Home Ministry letter dated April 10, on Tuesday cancelle...

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AAP cries conspiracy as Delhi government cancels appointment of 9 advisors

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After the Delhi Government's General Administration Department cancelled appointment of nine advisors in the Delhi cabinet, the ruling AAP dubbed the order as conspiracy by the Central government. The GAD issued a notification cancelling the appointment of nine advisors and consultants out of which four, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, were not even ...

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Delhiites may soon get money for unscheduled power cuts

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour if a policy approved by the Delhi government on Tuesday gets a green signal from Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday approved the policy to provide compensation to users in case of unscheduled power cuts by the private power distribution compani...

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Centre cancels AAP-held nine posts of advisors in Delhi cabinet

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has cancelled nine posts of advisors held by AAP members in the Delhi cabinet, sparking a fresh face-off between the Centre and the ruling party in the capital. The General Administration Department (GAD) of the Delhi government, citing a Home Ministry letter dated April 10, said on Tuesday that the appointment of advisors and consultant...

2 days ago
Delhiites may soon get money for power cuts

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Citizens would be compensated for unscheduled power cuts lasting longer than one hour, if a policy approved by the Delhi government on Tuesday gets a green signal from Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday approved the policy to provide compensation to users in case of unscheduled power cuts by the private power distribution compan...

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Delhi food commissioner transferred on demands by AAP government

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Delhi Food and Supplies Department Commissioner has been transferred to the Land and Buildings Department following a letter from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government seeking his sacking after they allegedly found corruption in the delivery of rations in the city. Food and Supplies Department Commissioner K.R. Meena told IANS that he received the transfer o...

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Agreeing with AAP, LG suspends current ration distribution scheme, orders probe

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Agreeing to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's proposal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday suspended the e-PoS system in the distribution of ration and also ordered Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged misuse of OTP authentication in delivery. Under e-POS (Electronic Point of Sale) system, beneficiaries are given ration through biometric identifica...

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Manoj Tiwari to continue hunger strike against Delhi government

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Thursday said he will convert his day-long fast into an indefinite hunger strike against the Delhi government which according to him neglected the development work in his parliamentary constituency. I shall continue my indefinite hunger strike to protest against politically biased denial of development funds by Delhi governme...

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Staff crunch mars Delhi forest department work

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) While the forest department is struggling to confirm the presence of a leopard in the national capital, officials on Thursday said such tasks are becoming increasing difficult given a massive staff crunch, with almost negligible frontline staff. According to the officials, Delhi's Forest and Wildlife Department has only two wildlife inspectors while nine are re...

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Delhi launches 'Mission Buniyaad' to improve students' learning skills

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday launched the Mission Buniyaad scheme to improve learning levels of children from classes 3 to 9. Primary education falls within the ambit of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) while the Delhi government is supposed to offer education from classes 6 to 12. Under the programme which will run from April to June for...

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ED questions Delhi Minister Jain in money laundering case

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned Delhi Health and Power Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with its probe into a money laundering case. The agency had questioned Jain, an Aam Aadmi Party leader, on April 3 also for over five hours and recorded his statement in the alleged 'proceeds of crime' case. The ED booked Jain and five others...

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SC seeks details of Rs 1 lakh crore of eco-protection funds

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to provide the details of various funds created for environment protection and how it intends to utilise the funds worth nearly Rs one lakh crore. An advocate, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, said on a rough estimate, there was about Rs one...

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Delhi announces Rs 14 lakh for CWG gold medalist Manika

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi government will give Rs 14 lakh to Manika Batra, who won gold medal in table tennis at ongoing Commonwealth Games, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday. He told the assembly that Rs 14 lakh would be given to a gold medal winner in CWG, Rs 10 lakh to silver winner and Rs 6 lakh for winning a bronze, as per a scheme introduced by th...

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Propose STF to monitor unauthorised constructions in Delhi, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday informed by the Central government that it has proposed to set up a Special Task Force (STF) to monitor issues relating to unauthorised constructions in national capital and will take steps to demolish them. The STF will identify encroachments in government land in different localities of Delhi and reclaim the land, said Additional So...

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7 months after 10 deaths in Delhi's sewers, AAP govt's promises remain hollow

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The AAP government's promise to put an end to manual scavenging by mechanising the process, after 10 people were killed cleaning sewers and tanks last year in the capital, remains unfulfilled. No machines to clean sewers have been purchased by the government despite promises, and also a recommendation by a government committee, after the 10 deaths from July 15 t...

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Kejriwal attacks Lt Governor, seeks powers available in Dikshit's time

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday attacked Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for stalling his government's works and urged for all powers that the state government had during his Congress predecessor Sheila Dikshit's tenure be restored. Speaking in the Assembly, Kejriwal demanded that the Services Department and Anti Corruption Branch should be given back to...

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