12 AAP MLAs in dock for assaulting Chief Secy

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Police Tuesday confirmed that an FIR has been registered against Amanatullah Khan and 11 other AAP MLAs after they manhandled and verbally abused the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who was called at Chief Minister Kejriwal's residence for a late night meeting at Civil Lines. "An FIR has been...

War of words erupt on Twitter

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | ABHINAV SINGH | New Delhi

In a tragic trail of event that has that has apparently widened the rift between the bureaucracy and the law-makers in Delhi, several prominent national and state leaders across the party lines, took to twitter slamming the episode. It all started, with incident that allegedly happened in the presence of Chief...

AAP Minister Imran mobbed, prevented from taking the elevator to his office

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Hours after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly manhandled at the Chief Minister's residence at North Delhi's Civil Lines on Monday late night, a chaotic scene built up inside the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday as Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was mobbed by over a hundred officials and staff. Hussain...

Formulate policy to stop stubble burning: Green Tribunal to four States

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi and four northern States to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from burning crop residue to prevent air pollution. The green panel directed the chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar...

AAP MLA files plaint against Chief Secy for making casteist remarks

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party's Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash for making "casteist remarks" during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here. In the complaint, Dutt accused the top bureaucrat of "misbehaviour" on Monday night and hurling casteist remarks...

Cop dies in hospital under mysterious circumstances

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A Delhi Police Head Constable of the Third Battalion of Delhi Armed Police died under mysterious circumstances at a hospital in Kingways camp where he had taken an under trial prisoner for a medical checkup at Northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area on Tuesday afternoon. Senior police officers of the Northwest district...

Cabinet okays Rs 60K cr for urban housing

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

To boost Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-Urban), the Narendra Modi Government on Tuesday set up a Rs 60,000 crore National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) to meet the fund requirement for building 1.2 crore affordable houses in urban areas. The amount will be raised from non-budgetary resources, meaning the housing...

Sisodia: Bids to derail work done by Govt

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government held its Cabinet meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Tuesday as the atmosphere at the Delhi Secretariat was "not conducive", Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, while alleging that attempts were being made to derail the work done by his Government. Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, who...

Rs 11.6k-cr for 6 Rly projects in four States approved

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | NEW DELHI

The Centre on Tuesday approved six railway projects worth Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks, which would generate more than 200 lakh person days of employment in Uttar Pradesh and three other States. The Modi Cabinet also cleared first railway line by...

Mob attack AAP leaders at Secretariat

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

In an alleged 'backlash' against the ruling AAP on Tuesday, two of its senior members — a party’s national spokesperson and a Minister — were “manhandled” by a mob at Delhi Secretariat no sooner they reached there. Interestingly, the incident was followed by the midnight incident of alleged assault on Delhi...


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Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

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ED attaches IAS officer’s assets in Ranchi, Udaipur, Bengaluru, Kolkata

21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

In a first major action, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 2 crore of Santhal Pargana Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Kumar allegedly earned through illegal means when he was secretary (health) from June 2008 to August 2009. Kumar, a 1991 batch IAS officer, has been accused of being involved in the NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) scam worth Rs 130 crore, taking bribe of Rs 4...

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