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HC seeks details of money spent on ads by AAP

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government to file a status report with details of money spent by it on advertisements following a Supreme Court direction on the issue. The court said it was “blatant” violation of the Supreme Court guidelines. The court’s order came on…

Metro worker crushed to death under tunnel ring

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

One labourer was on Wednesday killed and another injured during an accident at the under-construction Dashrathpuri Metro Station in South West Delhi, officials said. According to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official, the incident occurred at 9.45 am when the workers were dismantling a temporary tunnel ring, which fell on…

2 nabbed for assaulting BSES officials during inspection

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Two people have been arrested after BSES officials, including its deputy general manager, were allegedly assaulted by a gym owner and his bouncers during an inspection at Ranjan Vihar on Wednesday. The inspection team was accompanied by Delhi Police personnel. The assaulters also manhandled a woman security personnel who was…

Dons discuss Common University Bill

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Sapna Singh | New Delhi

Professors of different Central Universities across the country on Wednesday met at Delhi University and discussed the Common University Bill (CUB). The professors’ fraternity has told The Pioneer that CUB is expected to be passed in Parliament this year. The draft of CUB had been prepared during the regime of…

DU likely to open fresh admission to new courses

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Rahiba R Parveen | New Delhi

Delhi University (DU) is likely to open fresh admissions to the new courses which received the approval of the Academic Council and Executive Council recently. However, the officials who spoke about the possibility of new admissions have said the strategy of the selection criteria is yet to be discussed. They said…

Kejriwal smells ‘conspiracy’ in transfer of babus

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Launching a frontal attack on the Central Government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wrote a strongly worded letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for interfering in the functioning of his Government. Kejriwal accused the Centre of not letting them work as senior officers have been…

‘At the end honesty wins’

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Priyanka Sharma | New Delhi

Sanjeev Chaturvedi, the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of 2002 Batch (Haryana Carde), has been selected to be awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015. He is currently posted as deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in the national Capital. During his tenure as the Chief…

What a U-turn on BRT!

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Vishav | New Delhi

It may not be the end for the BRT model in Delhi after all as not only Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave his support to a “well-designed BRT model” for Delhi, the BRT concept also dominated much of the conversation during the “Delhi Transport Vision” conference organised by the Transport…

Govt girds up to tackle bureaucrats' response

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Pramod Kumar Singh | New Delhi

The AAP Government has directed all its Cabinet Ministers to attend weekly meetings of the heads of departments chaired by deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. This directive has come amid reports that the Government was getting a lukewarm response to several of its policy initiatives from the bureaucracy. The weekly-meeting…

Another Najeeb-Kejriwal jung?

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The Arvind Kejriwal Government’s attempt to provide grandiose office to 21 MLAs at the Delhi Assembly premises has hit the wall. The ongoing tug of war between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has intensified further as the former has forwarded the Delhi Legislative Assembly Members (Prevention of…

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Entering the walled city

26 Jul 2015 | Ankita Arora

Ahmedabad Writer: Amrita Shah Publisher: Bloomsbury Rs499 Amrita Shah is a perfect flneur who unfolds the city of Ahmedabad in front of the reader in a series of vignettes. This is a kaleidoscopic city which encompasses and locates itself between crisis, recollection and obliteration, writes ANKITA ARORA Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is the seventh largest city in India...

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‘Managing People Successfully’ workshop by PHDCCI

30 Jul 2015 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

A day-long Workshop was organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on the topic “Managing People Successfully” here on Wednesday.The session was conducted by CM Krishna, Honorary Advisor to PHDCCI and Dr (Cdr...

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