9 hours ago
Delhi HC concerned over rise of e-waste

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its concern over rise of e-waste in the city and asked the civic bodies whether there is any plan on its disposal. The court's query came while discussing status of waste management in the city but the civic bodies failed to give it a satisfactory response on management of e-waste. A bench of Acting Chief Just...

1 day ago
Delhi shops shut over sealing drive; all-party team will meet SC panel: AAP, Congress

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) On a day when thousands of shops across the city were shut to protest against an ongoing sealing drive in the city, AAP and Congress said that an all-party delegation will meet a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee to find a solution to the drive. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Tuesday made separate statemen...

1 day ago
Delhi sealing drive: Markets close in protest, traders hold marches

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Business activities across Delhi came to a standstill as over seven lakh shops in 2,500 markets across the city shut on Tuesday to protest against the ongoing sealing drive by the three municipal corporations, a traders' body said. Traders also took out protest marches in various markets, including Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Kaml...

2 months ago
Income criteria in health scheme based on recommendations: Baijal

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's objection to the government's Quality Health for All scheme will render it unworkable, Baijal said the income criteria was suggested on the basis of recommendations by government departments and he always supported positive initiatives. Incorporation of a suitable income cr...

2 months ago
LG will render health scheme unworkable: Delhi Minister

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's objection to the government's Quality Health for All scheme is due to lack of knowledge of ground realities and that it will render the scheme unworkable. LG stalled both Mohalla Clinic schemes for a long time and asked to fix income limit for people to get health services. This is a v...

3 months ago
Patrolling needed to check usage of non-permitted fuels: LG

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday said door-to-door checking and patrolling was needed to check usage of non-permitted fuels in industrial areas. The Governor came up with multiple solutions after reviewing traffic management and environment pollution at Kaushambi and Anand Vihar areas in a meeting here. East MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) s...

4 months ago
Ex-Congress MLA joins AAP

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Congress MLA from Timarpur Surinder Pal Singh Bittoo joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday. I am grateful to the senior AAP leaders to have given me this opportunity to work in the party that has been working and struggling for every section of the society, he told mediapersons here. Bittoo was associated with the Congress since 1977. He cont...

4 months ago
Licences of Delhi hotels, eateries serving hookah to be cancelled

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday said the licences of all hotels and restaurants with hookah bars would be cancelled as many of them have been found illegally providing tobacco to customers in the garb of herbal materials. Health Minister Satyendar Jain said hookah smoking was banned in non-smoking zones after the amendment to COTPA (Cigarette and other Tobacco Pr...

6 months ago
BJP leaders delaying Delhi flyover work for commission: AAP

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday alleged that BJP leaders have been delaying the work on the Rani Jhansi Flyover here, to shoot up project costs to get more commission. AAP leader Dilip Pandey, addressing the media, said that the project was started in 1998 and added that even though the project is not even half complete, the cost has shot up from Rs 70 cror...

7 months ago
Foetus found near municipal garbage dump in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A four-month-old human foetus was found near a municipal garbage dump here on Sunday morning, police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said the foetus, which was wrapped in a cloth, was found by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) staff near a garbage site in south Delhi's Madangir. Baaniya told IANS that the four-month-old male foetus...

8 months ago
After child's death - 700 compost pits in Delhi parks remain life-threatening

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) More than a week after an 11-year-old boy died in a six-feet (1.83 metres) deep compost pit in a park here, many of the 700 compost pits in parks across the city still remain unprotected, becoming death traps for children. On June 20 evening, Abdul Khalid drowned after falling into a rainwater-filled compost pit in District Park Avantika of northwest Delhi.

9 months ago
Now Delhi citizens can complain about water-logging via WhatsApp

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Public Works Department (PWD) of Delhi on Wednesday published a WhatsApp number and an email address through which citizens can send complaints or information about water-logging in the national capital. People can send complaints to 8130188222 or email them to [email protected] and even send them to PWD office address, till June 30. In Delh...

9 months ago
Delhi government gears up ahead of monsoon to fight water-logging

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi government has taken up several measures on war footing to prevent water-logging during the monsoon, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Friday. Sisodia said inputs would be taken from public before preparing an action plan, and senior officials would make personal visits to review desilting and other major preparatory works. We've...

9 months ago
23 trees on Delhi's Aurobindo Marg to be replanted to de-congest traffic

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In a first such attempt, the Delhi Police (Traffic) is planning to transplant 23 trees on the Sri Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi in an attempt to decongest a 10-km stretch on the arterial road between IIT Gate and Andheria More, that sees traffic at a crawl during peak hours on most days. As chopping trees is not a solution, we have written to the Horticulture Dep...

10 months ago
Kejriwal a dangerous idea: No establishment will let him survive

The wag has a point. The 2017 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, we are being persistently reminded, were won by the BJP handsomely because of a single factor: a Modi wave. Fair enough. But the BJP won the two previous Delhi municipal elections also. Who generated the waves then? The anchors were hopping on their seats in orgasmic ecstasy. Kejriwal routed, Kejriwal routed. O...

10 months ago
Why AAP's claim of EVM tampering isn't tenable

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Were EVMs really rigged to ensure the BJP's win in Delhi civic polls as alleged by the AAP? May be not, if the vote share trend of the political parties in Delhi over the years is analysed. For the BJP, its dedicated voter base has remained more or less the same over the past nearly 25 years, according to electoral data since 1993 when voting for the D...

10 months ago
Delhi votes to pick new municipal body

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Lakhs of men and women on Sunday voted to pick three new municipal corporations in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the AAP. Voters began trooping into the 13,022 polling centres right from the time balloting opened at 8 a.m., the crowds turning into long queues in many places as the hours rolled by. In a bid to...

10 months ago
Campaigning for Delhi civic poll ends

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The high-voltage campaigning for Delhi municipal elections ended on Friday. Voting for the 272 seats of the three municipal corporations will be held on Sunday. The last day witnessed continuous campaigns by the big leaders of main political parties including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Congress in a last bid at...

10 months ago
Metro to start at 4 a.m. on election day

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Metro services will begin at 4 a.m. on the day of Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, so that officials deputed on election duty can avail the service, the transporter announced on Thursday. On the day of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections in Delhi on April 23 (Sunday) the Delhi Metro train services will start from 4 a.m. so that the staff de...

10 months ago
AAP manifesto promises to tackle stray dog and monkey menace

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With complaints from residents of Delhi about the monkey menace and problem of stray dogs, the AAP in its manifesto for civic elections has said that it will tackle the twin problems using existing laws. AAP will solve the dog and monkey menace in Delhi within the existing legal and statutory framework, if it come to power in the municipal corporations, Aam Aad...

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