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33 trees pruned, 5 cut without permission on NCERT campus

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Around 33 trees were heavily pruned and five cut on the NCERT campus on Aurobindo Road without permission from the forest department, an official said on Thursday. Acting on a complaint from an NGO, a team...

13K trees felled in 3 yrs for Govt projects in Capital, RS told

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In three years, a total of 12,849 trees were cut in the National Capital for various Government projects, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. The Department of Forests and Wildlife in the Delhi Government has said that 12,849 trees were axed in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, Minister of State...

Dairy shop owner shot dead by two in Ghazipur

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A dairy shop owner was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in East Delhi’s Ghazipur. The incident occurred at around 11:30 pm on Thursday. The victim was identified as Shamin (32), police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) East District Pankaj Singh said, "The deceased was standing outside his cousin's shop in...

2 arms dealers held, 2 carbines, 50 pistols found ahead of I-Day

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Ahead of Independence Day Delhi, the Special Cell has arrested two suspected arms dealers from different locations in national Capital with heavy arms and ammunition. The sleuths have recovered two carbines, 50 pistols and as many as cartridges from their possession. "The accused have been identified as Mohammad Azim Shiekh, a...

Afghan arrested for smuggling gold worth `1.28 cr at IGI airport

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In possibly the largest such haul this year, a 26-year-old man who is an Afghan national was arrested by Custom officers with four gold bars worth Rs 1.28 crore in his check-in baggage at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Thursday. "We are keeping surveillance on the entire passenger coming from...

Sisodia compares BJP Govt with British rule

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Sapna Singh | NEW DELHI

Recalling British rule in India and comparing its functioning with the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime at the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said interference of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in executing Government’s work is like “kingdom” rule. Citing the Supreme Court recent verdict and thanking to...

Govt to adopt Centre’s minimum wage scheme after HC rejects its notifications

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Delhi Government will adopt the Centre’s minimum wages scheme after the High Court quashed its notification on the matter as “flawed”, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday. “The Centre’s scheme on minimum wages launched in April will ensure higher wages than what the Delhi government’s scheme would have...

AAP stays away from RS Deputy Chairman battle

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Members of Parliament (MP) stayed away from voting for the election of the deputy chairman of the Rajya sabha on Thursday. “We stayed away from voting for the deputy chairman’s election. We attended the House proceedings after that,” AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh. The...

AAP would have been history but for 2013 Cong support, says Maken

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

The Congress’ Delhi unit on Thursday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party for not supporting its candidate in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election, saying that AAP would have been “history” but for the Congress support in 2013. “AAP says ‘politics not run on egos’. Yet Delhi Chief Minister...

File FIR against Kejriwal, 3 Mins for L-G House gherao: Gupta

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta on Thursday urged police to file an FIR against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Ministers for forcible occupation of the Lieutenant Governor’s (L-G) Office in June. Kejriwal with Manish Sisodia and Ministers Satyendar Jain and...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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CM meets Union Ministers on eco-sensitive zones, mines

15 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Chief Minister Raghubar Das met Union Minister for Forest and Environment Harshvardhan, Steel Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi on Tuesday. As per the officials present in the meeting issues relating to eco-sensitive zones in the State along with sluggish progress taken place in making coal and other mineral blocks operational figured prominently...

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