Tight police bandobast to ensure safe Holi

Tight police bandobast to ensure safe Holi

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure nothing untoward happens in the national Capital during the Holi celebrations. According to a senior Delhi Police official, around 35,000 personnel backed up by 33 companies will be patrolling the city roads to ensure a safe and secure Holi. “These measures have...

Kejriwal puts to rest any scope for Cong handshake

Kejriwal puts to rest any scope for Cong handshake

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Chandan Prakash | NEW DELHI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ruled out possibility of any electoral alliance with the Congress in the national Capital and announced that his party will contest all the seven Lok Sabha seats on the issue of full Statehood for Delhi. Kejriwal launched...

NHAI road project threatening olive ridley hits blind alley

NHAI road project threatening olive ridley hits blind alley

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

Much to the relief of conservationists, a Central green panel has rejected the National Highway Authority of India’s Rs 2,196 crore proposal for the construction of 240.12 km road stretching from Gopalpur Port to Ratnapur in Odisha on the ground that it will threaten the habitat of endangered olive ridley...

39 parties to battle with razor, green chilli, torch

39 parties to battle with razor, green chilli, torch

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

What is common to lady’s finger, green chilli, watermelon, lunchbox, sewing machine, pencil box, razor, boat with man and sail, violin, battery torch, man blowing turha, toothbrush and many more? They are all election symbols allotted to 39 registered un-recognised parties set to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission...

STF to crack down on squatters, unclog Delhi

STF to crack down on squatters, unclog Delhi

Sunday, 10 March 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

For the first time, a special task force (STF) will look into traffic congestion, encroachment of Government land and illegal construction in the national Capital. The task force will identify encroachments in different localities, oversee its reclamation and compliance of fire safety measures and disaster management needs, particularly in schools,...

Delhi Govt hikes auto fare by 19%

Delhi Govt hikes auto fare by 19%

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government on Friday hiked the auto-rickshaw fare by 18.75 per cent in the national Capital. The Delhi Cabinet approved recommendations of a fare revision committee to hike auto-rickshaw tariff by Rs 1.50 per kilometre, from Rs 8/km to Rs 9.50/km. The meter-down charge of Rs 25 for first two kilometres...

India to buy n-sub from Russia

India to buy n-sub from Russia

Friday, 08 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

India and Russia on Thursday inked a deal worth three billion dollars for a nuclear-powered submarine for the Indian Navy. The submarine will be acquired on a lease of ten years to enable the Indian officers and sailors to gain operational experience in handling such complex machines. At present, India...

3 MP cities get cleanest  tag, Indore hits hat-trick

3 MP cities get cleanest tag, Indore hits hat-trick

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Three cities in Madhya Pradesh bagged top awards of Swachchh Survekshan 2019 announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday. Indore (4,659.09 points) retained the cleanest city tag for third straight year in a row, Bhopal (3,793.68) cleanest Capital and Ujjain (4,244.47) cleanest city in the category...