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Workers threaten to intensify protest

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

While people are busy making preparations for the festival of lights, East Delhi residents have been forced to cope with nauseating stench emanating out of piled up garbage due to a strike by sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC). Garbage mounds can be seen in colonies such as...

Residents can vote out liquor shop of their area: Govt

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government on Tuesday decided that residents will take a "call" on the presence of liquor shops in their areas. "The residents of a particular area can now vote out a liquor shop from their area if they face harassment because of the existence of the shop in their...

ICRA lauds SDMC’s financial management

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEWDELHI

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) earned another feather in it’s cap on Tuesday by becoming the most reliable Urban Local Body as far as financial obligations are concerned. The Corporation became the only civic agency in the Capital which is known for its sound financial health and it has never failed...

Crackdown on shops selling firecrackers, 21 cases filed

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Dozens of shops were found selling firecrackers in Delhi on Tuesday as police moved to ensure strict implementation of a Supreme Court order banning the sale and purchase of crackers in the Capital due to pollution concerns around Diwali. Delhi Police has seized total of 1182 kg of firecrackers and 21...

Botanical Garden-Kalkaji line all set to open

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Kanika Mehta | NEW DELHI

Delhi Metro authorities say they are all set to operationalise the 12.64 km section of the Magenta Line from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir. Once the section of Magenta line is cleared from the Centre for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Botanical Garden metro station will become the first interchange station in...

Blaze at Jamia Nagar: 100 jhuggis in slum near Batla House gutted

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Close to 100 jhuggis were razed to the ground when a massive fire broke out in the slums near Batla House in Southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar area on Tuesday morning. One woman and three children sustained minor burn injuries. According to a senior officer from the Delhi Fiore Services, they received...

20 detained for bursting crackers in front of SC to protest ban

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Police on Tuesday detained 18-20 people for bursting firecrackers in front of the apex court. They were staging a protest against the order of the Supreme Court on ban of sale of firecrackers in the national Capital, Confirming the incident, BK Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) said that...

Two HUA projects to decongest Delhi soon

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In a move to decongest Mahipalpur and Kashmere Gate, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA), on Monday decided to construct an underpass at Mahipalpur road on National Highway-8 to Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and a loop at Kashmere Gate to smooth traffic movement. Earlier, Delhi Government was...

Unauthorised colonies, delay in Metro Phase-IV discussed by L-G, Puri

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Unauthorised colonies in Delhi, delay in Metro Phase-IV and growing traffic congestion in the Capital were some of the key issues discussed at a meeting attended by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal among others, a senior official said. Issues relating to land management by the Delhi Development...

IAS officers obstacle in Govt’s pro-poor measures: Kejriwal

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Accusing Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers for putting spokes in his Government's pro-poor measures, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that 90 per cent of the IAS officers "do not work" and said that at times he feels development was "stuck at the Secretariat". On the bureaucrats' alleged "objection" to the...


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15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the Government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. In an unique initiative, Pawar met around 35 youngsters who have been threatened on social media and/or booked by police for speaking out their minds against the Government and...

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HP poll staff to be paid sans cash!

18 Oct 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

For the first time in India’s electoral history, the entire workforce deputed for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll by the Election Commission will be paid online. The cashless precedent will be set in the entire State through the Returning Officer Network (RONET) software system, following the success of its trials in some constituencies in the Punjab Assembly elections held earlier this year...

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