September 18, 2021

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Delhi govt. moves Supreme Court on ‘powers’ of L-G

Delhi govt. moves Supreme Court on ‘powers’ of L-G

The Delhi government has moved the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of four amended sections of the ‘Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act’ and 13 Rules of the ‘Transaction of Business of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Rules, 1993’. The petition was filed...
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Ban on firecrackers in Capital

Ban on firecrackers in Capital

The storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers is banned with immediate effect in the Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced here Wednesday. The decision was taken in view of the rising pollution levels seen during Deepavali. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was essential for th...
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Cleaning the Yamuna: A story of missed deadlines

Cleaning the Yamuna: A story of missed deadlines

Though only around 22 km of the 1,400-km river flows between Wazirabad and Okhla in Delhi, the national capital accounts for 76% of the pollution load on the river. Numerous projects have been launched to clean the river but they have so far yielded little to no results The draft NCR Regional Plan-2041...
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City drowns in heavy downpour

City drowns in heavy downpour

From flyovers and underpasses to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the vicinity of the Supreme Court, heavy rainfall inundated Delhi on Saturday. The Public Works Department received around 350 waterlogging complaints, many of which originated from residential colonies, which fall under the ju...
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Delhi records wettest September in 77 years

Delhi records wettest September in 77 years

With 19 days still left in September, Delhi received the highest rainfall for September in 77 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This is also the second highest rainfall for the month of September in 121 years. The city has till now received 380.2 mm rainfall in September thi...
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Teachers visiting homes to help with COVID relief

Teachers visiting homes to help with COVID relief

Delhi HC on August 23 had asked the govt. to take proactive approach towards scheme Around 1 p.m., clutching a temporary identity card from the District Magistrate’s office, 33-year-old Chitra Suyal, a primary school teacher, rang the doorbell of a house and took a step back. As an elderly woman half op...
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HC rejects man’s plea to return to Afghanistan without paying fine

BJP celebrates administration of free vaccine

The State BJP on Thursday celebrated the administration of an estimated 1.43 crore free vaccination doses to the citizens of the Capital at over 200 locations expressing hope that the country would soon tide over the COVID pandemic. Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, while thanking Prime Minister Narendra...
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BJP resolution calls AAP govt. ‘anti-women’

BJP resolution calls AAP govt. ‘anti-women’

The BJP, following inauguration of its State Mahila Morcha executive meeting here on Wednesday passed a resolution against the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government. In addition to flagging several alleged issues related to its functioning, the unit also questioned the absence of women from the Delhi Cab...
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HC rejects man’s plea to return to Afghanistan without paying fine

BJP leader meets DERC chief over bills

A day after he was appointed vice-chairman of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti by its chairperson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Union Minister Vijay Goel met Shabihul Hussain, the new chairman of DERC, regarding the rising electricity bills in the city. Mr. Goel alleged that since the last m...
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JNU starts phased reopening of campus

JNU starts phased reopening of campus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Monday said since the university has students from across the country, and many of them might be living in areas where COVID-19 is still prevalent, it was not advisable to let a large number of people inside the campus. The universit...
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Tough lessons for teachers

Tough lessons for teachers

Teaching students both online and offline at the same time has them at their wit’s end. From wobbly internet to limiting freedom of movement, they are struggling to straddle both worlds “It is tricky. It is troublesome,” says Geetanjali Mehta, an English teacher at Colonel’s Central Academy School in Se...
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Rakesh Asthana | Capital commissioner

Rakesh Asthana | Capital commissioner

It’s been just about a month since Rakesh Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, took up his new assignment as the Delhi Police Commissioner. The appointment came about two months after Mr. Asthana’s name was dropped from the CBI Director race as he did not have six months left in service,...
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राज्यपाल श्रीमती बेबी रानी मौर्य ने द ग्रेट इंडियन वुमेन अवार्ड 2021 में बतौर मुख्य अतिथि प्रतिभाग किया

राज्यपाल श्रीमती बेबी रानी मौर्य ने द ग्रेट इंडियन वुमेन अवार्ड 2021 में बतौर मुख्य अतिथि प्रतिभाग किया

आज राज्यपाल श्रीमती बेबी रानी मौर्य ने नई दिल्ली में आयोजित “द ग्रेट इंडियन वुमेन अवार्ड 2021’’ में बतौर मुख्य अतिथि प्रतिभाग किया। इस अवसर पर उन्होंने कहा कि सम्मानित होने वाली सभी महिलाओं ने अपने कार्यक्षेत्र में कठिन परिश्रम और प्रयास से समाज में एक खास जगह बनायी है। सामाजिक और आर्थिक विकास में ...
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