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Delhi government to provide 'chai and rusk', medical care at night shelters

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Providing some succour from the biting cold to the homeless, the Delhi government on Friday announced that it will serve breakfast of 'tea and rusk' to residents of its night shelters from Saturday, till the end of January. Announcing its 'winter action plan', the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) said a four-member medical team will visit the night s...

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A soulful evening of Sufism and Kathak

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The residents of the national capital will be witnessing a soulful evening which marks a beautiful amalgamation of classical dance Kathak and soft heart touching Sufi music. Titled Sajan Saan Rooh Rihaniyoon, the cultural event, which is being organised by the Delhi government's Sindhi Academy, will be held at the Kamani Auditorium on December 16. The fir...

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Kejriwal has double standards on private schools' fee hike: BJP leader

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The BJP Delhi unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing double standards on the issue of fee hike in private schools in the national capital. Nowadays, parents of students of private schools are getting notices to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 extra fees to these schools, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told reporters...

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DoE arm may grow into centre of academic reforms

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Assessment Unit of the Examination Branch of the Directorate of Education and said the wing may take the shape of a centre of academic reforms for the country. The Assessment Unit is envisioned as a Research & Development team of the Education Department of Delhi Government. This unit i...

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Max Hospital urges revocation of licence cancellation order

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi's Shalimar Bagh-located Max Super Speciality Hospital on Wednesday said they have appealed to the authorities concerned to revoke cancellation of their licence. The appeal comes nearly a week after the Delhi government cancelled the 250-bedded health institution's registration licence after its doctors on November 30 declared a newborn premature baby as dea...

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18.5 % loss in Metro passenger trips, roll back fare hike: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that there was a 18.5 per cent loss in Metro passenger trips after the fare hike on October 10 and urged the Central government to roll back the hike, which would cause more pollution. In a letter to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, he said: There have been a decline of about 10.5 ...

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Now, parents can complain about Delhi school fees

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parents can complain to a Delhi government-appointed committee if they have an issue with the fees charged by private schools. The 'Fee Anomaly Committees' have been formed in each district pursuant to recommendations of the Justice Duggal Committee. Any parent or guardian of a student of any recognised unaided school individually or jointly aggrieved by ...

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HC slams Delhi government for not buying disabled-friendly buses

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the city government for not buying low-floor disabled-friendly CNG buses due to their high cost. For the last 10 years you have justified not buying low-floor buses, saying the price was unrealistic without saying what is realistic or carrying out an empirical study, the court said The court questione...

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Delhi forms nine-member panel to cap profit on drugs in private hospitals

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee to put a cap on the profit on medicines and consumables in the city's private hospitals and nursing homes, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. The committee has been asked to submit its report before December 31. The committee will also look into the issues of no compulsion for patients to...

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Free entrance exams coaching for SC students in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government has approved free entrance coaching to Scheduled Caste (SC) students for various competitive examinations, a statement said on Wednesday. A monthly stipend of Rs 2,500 per student will be paid for attending the classes, the statement said, adding coaching will be provided for civil services, judicial services, banking, engineering, medicine a...

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Delhi to cap profit percentage on drugs in private hospitals

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday formed a nine-member committee which will work to cap the profit percentage on medicines and consumables in the city's private hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. Addressing the media here, Jain said the decision was taken after several complaints of astronomical profits being made by private hospitals on medicines an...

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Delhi government to act against schools for arbitrary fee hike

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to act strictly against private schools that arbitrarily increased school fees citing the Seventh Pay Commission revision as reason. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia chaired a meeting at the Secretariat on Wednesday on several complaints of arbitrary increase in fees by schools in th...

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SC reserves verdict on Delhi gangrape convict's plea against death sentence

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape case. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan reserved the verdict as advocate Manohar Lal Sharma cited procedural lap...

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Delhi government to strengthen Planning Department

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies. According to an official statement, besides guiding Outcome Budgeting, this will help the government to conduct i...

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Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan gives up practice, citing humiliation

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Alleging humiliation, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Monday wrote to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that henceforth he will not practice in the court, days after the CJI took exception to the conduct of some senior lawyers. Chief Justice Misra had last week voiced strong objection to the conduct of certain senior counsel for alleging that the court had narr...

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HC asks Centre, AAP government to coordinate for safe Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre, Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital, Delhi Police, and civic bodies to work together in the fight to curb crime against women. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked authorities to coordinate on lighting up dark areas and installing CCTVs in vulnerable locatio...

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What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital, asks AAP

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Slammed the BJP for opposing cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital. The way in which the BJP shamelessly stood behind Max Hospital yesterday, we want to ask this to the people of BJP: Without having any love for the baby's mother, what love did you have f...

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Delhi government approves Rs 15 cr for Ring Road

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday approved Rs 15 crore to strengthen the stretch of Ring Road from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to Ashram here. The decision was taken at an Expenditure Finance Committee meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who announced it. --IANS nkh/in/mr ...

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Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan gives up practice, citing humiliation

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Alleging humiliation, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Monday wrote to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that henceforth he will not practice in the court, days after the CJI took exception to the conduct of some senior lawyers. Chief Justice Misra had last week voiced strong objection to the conduct of certain Senior Counsel raising their voices during hearing ...

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Not against private hospitals but can't ignore negligence: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government is not against private hospitals, but can't maintain silence on their inhuman criminal negligence. His remarks came in the wake of protest staged on Saturday by the employees of Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh area of north Delhi after the government on Friday cancelled its licence with immediate ef...

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