Kejri strives to increase water supply to city

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Claiming that the Delhi Government has already started taking measures to increase water supply to the Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday he would soon be meeting Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda over releasing water for the Munak canal that would help in the supply to several...

City’s woes

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | .

Construction work on the 102-km canal between Munak in Haryana border and Haiderpur in Delhi has almost been completed The canal has been constructed to stop loss of water through leakages in various existing canals along the Yamuna Because of non-availability of water, the 20 MGD water treatment plant in Dwarka is...

AAP office in Gzb attacked

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad

Hindu Raksha Dal activists on Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party office in Ghaziabad with bricks and stones protesting against party leader Prashant Bhushan’s remarks on referendum in Kashmir. Glass doors and windowpanes were broken in the attack. The activists had first gone to Kejriwal’s residence at Girnar Apartment, which is...

Do they want to kill me, CM questions

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | SR | New Delhi

Hours after the attack on party headquarters in Kaushambi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioned the miscreants’ motive and wondered whether they wanted to kill him and Prashant Bhushan because of the latter’s remarks on Kashmir. “Let us assume that Prashant Bhushan indeed said something objectionable, so what do they want? Do...

‘We want to instill fear among corrupt officials’

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Seeking public participation in curbing corruption, the Delhi Government on Wednesday launched a helpline number to deal with complaints of corruption. The anti-corruption helpline number (011-27357169) would function from 8 am to 10 pm. The helpline number would guide people on conducting a sting operation of corrupt officials and also how...

Shipping containers may house homeless at night

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | SR | New Delhi

After converting abandoned buses into night shelters for homeless, the Delhi Government may use shipping and storage containers for providing temporary shelters to people living on streets. The transporters, who own containers, on Wednesday met with the concerned officials of the Delhi Government on Wednesday and gave a presentation in this...

Notices to former CM, Ministers to vacate bungalows within 15 days

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Public Works Department (PWD) has started issuing notices to the former Chief Minister, ministers and other office bearers who were allocated Government bungalows during the Congress regime to vacate the premises within 15 days or pay the rent on market rate. Sources told The Pioneer that notices have been dispatched to...

CM’s house in Delhi unlikely soon

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | Pioneer

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia has been allotted two-bedroom flat (46 A) at ground floor in Mayur Vihar Phase I. While a small accommodation for CM Arvind Kejriwal appears to have slipped off the priority list of Government agencies. The search now appears to be on slow mode, meaning the Delhi...

Srivastava may take charge as new CS today

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | SR | New Delhi

SK Srivastava, a 1980-batch IAS officer, is expected to join as new Chief Secretary of Delhi on Thursday. He would replace DM Spolia, 1979-batch IAS officer. Spolia was appointed Chief Secretary in December, 2012. Srivastava is currently serving as the Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Health...

Stick to party line, BJP tells spokespersons

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 | Rakesh Ranjan | New Delhi

Eying to return to power in the Centre after a decade, the BJP has cautioned its State unit leaders against ‘over-enthusiasm’. In a recent directive, the Central leadership has asked its State unit spokespersons and panelists for TV debates to be careful while speaking on party affairs so as to...


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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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