Govt OK’s electricity subsidy to farmers

Govt OK’s electricity subsidy to farmers

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal of  the power department  to provide a subsidy of Rs 105 per kilowatt every month on fixed charges for agriculture consumers (farmers) of Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has decided to give electricity subsidy of Rs 105 per KW per month...

Rs4,575 crore allocated to civic bodies

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government announced an allocation of Rs4,575 crore to the civic bodies in its Budget, with additional Rs1,805 crore will also be provided to the local bodies as share in stamps and registration fee and one time parking fee, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Presenting Budget for 2019-20 in...

Economy of Capital is booming, says Kejriwal

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal heaped praise on the Delhi Budget for 2019-20 presented by his deputy Manish Sisodia and said the Budget presented by his Government is meant for every section of  society and asserted that the economy of Delhi is booming at a time when other States are grappling with...

Focus on education, health, transport sectors

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Sapna Singh | NEW DELHI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government  presented its fifth Budget of the current term on Tuesday. The Budget estimates pegged it  a Rs60,000 crore Budget for 2019-20. The Budget presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, laid emphasis on the education, health and transport sectors. Sisodia who holds the Finance...

Drunken man arrested for threatening to blow up PM

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A drunken man claiming to be a terrorist, who had made a call to the control room threatening to blow up the Prime Minister after getting into a fight with his landlord, was detained by the police, officials said Monday.     The call was received at 10.30 pm on Sunday from...

IIT-D research partner in £20 mn project to tackle water woes

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

In order to tackle the challenges and barriers to water security and sustainable development, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-D) Delhi is going to partner in a £20-million-pound international collaboration to develop new approaches to provide solutions for the same. Also, a project was launched on Monday under the aegis...

Police file case to track down those spreading electoral fake news

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi police has registered a case after the Election Commission (EC) asked it to track down those who were spreading “fake news” that NRI’s can cast their vote online during the forthcoming Lok Sabha, officials said Monday. “Based on the complaint of the EC, a case was registered on Friday,”...

Energy efficient appliance programme launched; people can purchase them online

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With an objective to promote energy efficient technologies and appliances, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) have entered into a strategic partnership to launch a 12-month pilot — ‘Energy Efficient Appliance Programme’.  A senior BSES official said an agreement to the effect was signed between the...