Greenpeace India demands revision of national air quality standards

Greenpeace India demands revision of national air quality standards

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | SR | New Delhi

A group of people along with Greenpeace India activists gathered at the CPCB office here on Friday to demand immediate revision of the national air quality standards, saying they do not reflect the impact of air pollution on human health. Holding placards and banners that read "Air Pollution Se Azadi" (freedom...

Pragati Maidan fair triggers massive traffic jams in city

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

Commuters had a harrowing time on Friday as heavy traffic congestion was witnessed on several roads in and around Central Delhi due to a fair at the Pragati Maidan here, police said.  Traffic snarls were reported from central Delhi on Thursday as well because of the international plastics exhibition, conference and...

SC allows AAP's mayoral candidate to withdraw plea as poll notified

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | SR | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the AAP mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi to withdraw her plea, noting that mayoral election in the Delhi MCD is scheduled to be held on February 6. A Bench of Chief justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha told senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, that major...

L-G approves Sisodia's US visit for edu convention: Raj Niwas

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena has "in principle" approved Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's travel to the US to attend an education convention but flagged a "lack of clarity" on who would bear his visit's expenses, Raj Niwas officials said on Friday. The development comes at a time when the Delhi...

BJP got MCD budget passed unethically: AAP

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In what is sure to spark a fresh round of accusations and counter-accusations the AAP on Friday accused the BJP of "backstabbing" Delhiites by making officials unethically pass the MCD budget. The AAP said that the budget was passed even before the elections of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor could take...

G-20 events: Drives to check stray dogs, training of cab drivers part of preparations

Friday, 03 February 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a meeting to review preparations for the G-20 Summit and related events in the city, Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena was informed on Thursday that the work by different departments was being "hampered" due to unauthorised and illegal occupation of government land. It was decided in the meeting to...

2 more held for killing 18-yr-old

Friday, 03 February 2023 | SR | New Delhi

Two more persons have been arrested for allegedly killing an 18-year-old man in central Delhi's Paharganj, police said Thursday. Jatin was returning home along with his friend after attending a wedding when the accused intercepted them and the main accused, Saurabh, stabbed him for allegedly having illicit relations with his wife,...

Hope SC declares GNCTD Amendment Act brought by Centre as unconstitutional: CM

Friday, 03 February 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday criticised the GNCTD Amendment Act brought by the Centre in 2021 and hoped that the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional. Addressing a Press conference, Kejriwal reiterated that LG V K Saxena was raising unreasonable objections over Delhi government's proposal to send teachers to Finland. "Constitution...

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