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28 per cent GST tax slab should go, says Sisodia

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the government should either completely abolish the 28 per cent tax bracket or reserve it only for sin goods. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 28th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, he said: I believe 28 per cent tax should be only for sin goods, in fact, the government shoul...

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Pothole deaths: SC summons Delhi police chief

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it was frightening that a large number of people were dying in road accidents caused by potholes and summoned Delhi's Commissioner of Police for non-removal of encroachments and traffic bottlenecks despite several recommendations. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta observed that there are more deaths due t...

1 day ago
Delhi sanctions budget for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies of the national capital at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. Good news for those living in hellish conditions in unauthorised colonies. The Delhi government has approved and sanctioned budget for the con...

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Delhi board recommends direct contract hiring of workers

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has something good to offer for contractual workers: an advisory board on Thursday recommended direct work contract with workers who are currently hired through outsourcing agencies. This will result in benefits directly reaching the workers rather than through outsourcing agencies. The Delhi Contract Labour Advisory Board in its fifth meeti...

2 days ago
Budget sanctioned for roads, drains in illegal colonies: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for the construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. Good news for those living in hellish conditions in unauthorised colonies. The Delhi government has approved and sanctioned budget for the construction of roads and drains in all pending colonies ...

2 days ago
Delhi SC/ST board to bring welfare schemes to masses: Minister

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday said that the newly-elected 144-member Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Welfare Board will ensure schemes will reach community members across the city. With an objective to bring scheduled caste/tribal schemes to the masses, this board will, time to time, give suggestions and meet the government to ...

2 days ago
Strictly implement ban on Chinese 'manjha', directs Delhi

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday directed the Delhi pollution board to strictly implement the ban on Chinese 'manjha' (kite string) in the city during the upcoming festive season. The status of implementation of the ban was reviewed in the meeting chaired by the Minister and attended by the Environment Secretary, Member Secretary of Delhi Po...

2 days ago
Sisodia reviews Delhi's first 'Green Budget' meeting

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Chairing Delhi's first Green Budget review meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the work of installing solar panels, promoting clean fuel and planting 30 lakh trees in Delhi is on track. Green budget, which had a 26 point agenda, had its first review today (on Wednesday) in a consolidated manner. 21 projects are on track while five pro...

2 days ago
Centre pressuring officers to stall projects in Delhi: Sisodia

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for defying the Supreme Court orders and pressuring officers working with the Delhi government to stall its projects. Sisodia told the media that most IAS officers were refusing to take orders from the Delhi government despite the Supreme Court ruling. It is very clear that the...

3 days ago
Delhi government vows to light up dark spots around metro stations

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After a Delhi resident's campaign highlighting womens safety issues around metro stations went viral, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday committed the government to lighting up the dark spots within a kilometre's radius of all metro stations. City-based architect, Bhavya Singh had started the #LightUpDelhi petition on Change.org after she was harassed by a...

3 days ago
AAP vs LG: Delhi government paralysed as it can't transfer officers, SC told

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid an ongoing tussle with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi government was paralysed because it could not transfer or post bureaucrats. Senior Congress leader and advocate P. Chidambaram, appearing for the Delhi government, told a bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Navin Sinha ...

3 days ago
Delhi Golf Club denies charges of illegal tree axing

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday denied charges levelled by the Delhi government, which has filed a police complaint against the Club alleging illegal axing of trees within its premises. We categorically deny any wrongdoing in the matter; the case is an attempt to malign the reputation of the Club and an effort to wrongly implicate its governing authorities, the D...

3 days ago
Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought cooperation of opposition parties for smooth running of Parliament during the monsoon session, saying the opposition raising its issues also gives the government an opportunity to get feedback, reconsider its position and move forward. Modi, who was speaking at an all-party meeting here a day before the start of th...

3 days ago
Delhi Golf Club charged with illegal tree axing

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has filed a police complaint against the Delhi Golf Club for illegally cutting trees inside the club. The government has demanded that an FIR be registered against the club after the Forest Department discovered that the trees had been felled. The Minister for Forest and Environment had ordered the department to submit an inspection ...

3 days ago
Delhi schools to get over 12,000 new rooms

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal for building 12,478 new rooms in schools in the national capital. The cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, took the decision to build the rooms at an estimated cost of Rs 2,892.65 crore by 2020. The Public Works Department (PWD) will be the executing agency for this project, Dep...

3 days ago
Delhi Assembly's monsoon session on August 6-10

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly's monsoon session will be held from August 6 to 10, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he told the media. The Delhi government is likely to face the opposition attack on waterlogging and drinking water issues in the national capita...

4 days ago
Why Centre doesn't let Delhi government work, AAP MP asks Modi

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh used the all-party meeting here on Tuesday to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the Centre was obstructing the Delhi government's work. I asked PM Modi why, even after the Supreme Court ruling, is the Lt. Governor in Delhi operating on his own? Singh said at the all-party meeting held ahead of the monsoon session of Parliam...

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Kejriwal orders action against corruption in RTO

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) After a surprise inspection of one of Delhi's biggest Regional Transport Offices, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday warned of strict action against officers who indulge in corruption with help from touts. As Kejriwal and Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot landed at the RTO office at Burari, scores of agitated drivers of autorickshaws and commercial ...

4 days ago
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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