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Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 8:26 PM IST

Petrol pump owners show dissent, to shut PUC centres in Delhi from July 15

Petrol pump owners said PUC centres will be shut from Monday onwards, expressing their dissatisfaction over the recent proposed hike in rates of pollution certificates by the city government. The operation of the pollution under control (PUC) centres is unviable, they said in a statement issued on Sunday. Delhi government on Thursday increased the PUC certificate charges for petrol, CNG and diesel vehicles after a gap of about 13 years. The hike ranges between Rs 20 and Rs 40. The new rates will be effective as soon as it is notified by the Delhi government, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had said. In a statement issued, the Delhi Petrol Dealers' Association (DPDA) said, "Since the operation of PUC centres is unviable, many PUC centres have surrendered their licenses in the last few months. The managing committee of the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association has thus resolved to close PUC centres at their retail outlets across Delhi from July 15 in light of arbitrary and grossly ...

Petrol pump owners show dissent, to shut PUC centres in Delhi from July 15
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 9:07 AM IST

BJP, its govt at Centre playing CM Arvind Kejriwal's life: Sanjay Singh

The BJP and its government at the Centre are playing with the life of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has lost 8.5 kg and whose blood sugar level dropped below 50 mg/dL five times while in jail, AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh claimed on Saturday. There was no immediate reaction from the BJP on his claims. "His health condition is such that if he is not brought out of jail soon and provided medical care, any serious incident may happen with him," Singh said at a press conference here. He said Kejriwal's weight was 70 kg when he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 in the excise policy-linked money laundering case. Now, his weight has reduced to 61.5 kg, he claimed. The reason for this constant loss of his weight is unknown as no tests could have been conducted. This weight loss is sign of some serious ailment, Singh claimed. He said Kejriwal's family, the AAP and his well wishers were concerned about his health condition in jail. "The aim of

BJP, its govt at Centre playing CM Arvind Kejriwal's life: Sanjay Singh
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 3:00 PM IST

Delhi Excise policy case: Court defers hearing on Kavitha's bail plea

On Monday, the court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation on K Kavitha's plea. Advocate Nitesh Rana represented K Kavitha

Delhi Excise policy case: Court defers hearing on Kavitha's bail plea
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 7:05 AM IST

Munak Canal breach fixed; water supply from Dwarka plant to normalise

The Munak Canal breach that led to flooding in the Bawana area and impacted the water supply in different parts of the city has been fixed, the Delhi government said on Friday. In a statement issued late night, it said water is likely to reach the Dwarka plant by Saturday morning. Residents of the area have been grappling with water shortage since the breach in one of the sub-branches of the canal, which supplies water from Haryana to Delhi, late Wednesday. Delhi Water Minister Atishi said, "The embankment was breached at the Bawana entry point. A 7-metre-wide and 15-metre-long soil embankment has been built now. Its compression has also been done. "The concrete lining work is on... It takes about five to six hours for the concrete to set. We are expecting that Haryana will release water in Munak Canal at around 7 am tomorrow," she said. According to the minister, water supply from the Dwarka plant is likely to resume from Saturday morning. Atishi said a team from the Haryana ...

Munak Canal breach fixed; water supply from Dwarka plant to normalise
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 7:02 AM IST

How will you compensate felling of trees in ridge forest: SC to Delhi govt

During the hearing today, the bench took strong exception to the LG's role in felling of trees without taking prior permission of the court

How will you compensate felling of trees in ridge forest: SC to Delhi govt
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 9:13 PM IST

Delhi govt raises pollution under control certificate fees after 13 yrs

The revised fees for pollution under control certificates are Rs 80 for two and three-wheelers running on petrol, CNG, or LPG; Rs 110 for four-wheelers and larger vehicles using petrol, CNG, or LPG

Delhi govt raises pollution under control certificate fees after 13 yrs
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 4:55 PM IST

Delhi govt puts transfer of 5,000 teachers in abeyance after LG's order

Acting on the orders of Lt Governor V K Saxena, the Delhi government on Monday directed that the transfer of 5,000 school teachers, who have been posted in the same school for more than 10 years, be kept in abeyance. Saxena on Sunday directed chief secretary Naresh Kumar to keep the transfer orders issued last week in abeyance as an interim measure after a delegation of Delhi BJP leaders and representatives of teachers met the LG in his office. Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Education minister Atishi, however, alleged a conspiracy by the BJP behind the transfer orders. She also congratulated the people of Delhi on the orders being withdrawn. In an official order, the education department said it had received several representations in the matter of the recent transfer orders issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE), pertaining to teachers who have continued for more than 10 years in the same school. "After going through the representations and listening to the ...

Delhi govt puts transfer of 5,000 teachers in abeyance after LG's order
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 2:18 PM IST

Delhi Excise scam: SC to review fresh bail plea for AAP's Manish Sisodia

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would consider listing of a fresh petition of AAP leader and former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia by which his bail plea has been sought to be revived in the excise policy scam cases. On June 4, the top court had refused to entertain the bail pleas of Sisodia in cases lodged by the CBI and the ED in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam. Sisodia's counsel and senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi said an application is filed for revival of a disposed of petition which was filed seeking bail in the cases. The plea said the law officer, appearing for the probe agencies, had told the bench that the charge sheet and prosecution complaint in the main excise policy scam case and the linked money laundering matter will be filed on or before July 3, 2024. "In the Manish Sisodia matter, he has been in jail for 16 months. The court said the trial must conclude, it hasn't started. I filed the special leave petition (SLP), they gave liberty

Delhi Excise scam: SC to review fresh bail plea for AAP's Manish Sisodia
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 1:55 PM IST

BJP's destroying Delhi school education under its 'Kam Roko Abhiyan': AAP

Slamming the BJP for the transfer orders issued to 5,000 teachers of Delhi government schools, Delhi minister Gopal Rai on Friday said the party was trying to destroy the education system developed by the Kejriwal government by pressuring officers. Rai, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit convener, said the "Kam Roko Abhiyan" (stop work campaign) of the BJP to create hurdles in the AAP government's work has been going on for years and has now reached an extreme stage. The education system of Delhi, known not just in the country but all over the world, is getting paralysed, he said at a press conference on Friday. "The BJP under its 'Kam Roko Abhiyan' has decided to destroy the education system developed by the Kejriwal government in Delhi," he said. "Its biggest example is the mass transfer of teachers of Delhi government schools overnight. The Education department officers have issued an order that the teachers posted in a school for over 10 years should be transferred,"

BJP's destroying Delhi school education under its 'Kam Roko Abhiyan': AAP
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 2:22 PM IST

Excise scam: Delhi HC asks CBI to respond to Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the CBI to respond to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea in the corruption case registered by the CBI in connection with the alleged excise policy scam. Justice Neena Bansal Krishna issued a notice to the CBI on the bail plea and listed it for further hearing on July 17. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, representing Kejriwal, said the AAP leader is not a flight risk and not a terrorist and the CBI arrested him after he got bail in the ED's money laundering case. Advocate DP Singh, appearing for the CBI, raised objection over Kejriwal directly approaching the HC without first filing the bail plea before the trial court. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener was arrested by the CBI on June 26 from Tihar Jail, where he is still lodged in judicial custody in a connected money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Kejriwal, who was arrested by the ED on March 21, was granted bail by the trial court in the money ..

Excise scam: Delhi HC asks CBI to respond to Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 12:04 PM IST

Facing flak from LG Saxena, Delhi govt issues flood control order

The Delhi government has issued the Flood Control Order for this year, days after Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena flagged that it had not been issued. After Delhi was hit by incessant rains on Friday, leading to waterlogging and loss of lives, Saxena had said it is shocking that the Flood Control Order and de-silting of drains that should have been issued and completed by June 15 were pending. "The Flood Control Order, normally issued after the Apex Committee meeting chaired by the Hon'ble chief minister, is pending with the Hon'ble minister," he had said. The government has issued the Flood Control Order, which says a Central Flood Control Room has been set up and it will continue to be functional till October 15 or till the withdrawal of monsoon, whichever comes later. The flood control room will receive flood warnings and other related information and submit flood-situation reports to the LG, chief minister, minister of irrigation and flood control (I&FC), chief secretary, ...

Facing flak from LG Saxena, Delhi govt issues flood control order
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 6:13 PM IST

Delhi Govt to grow the city's green cover with plantation drive on July 11

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday said that two crore saplings were planted in the city in the last four years, against a target of five years set by the government. The tree plantation drive will be expanded with planting of 64 lakh more saplings of various species in the next one year, Rai said during a press conference here. The minister said the Delhi government and its various agencies will kick-start the initiative, which commences with the onset of the monsoon, from Narela on July 11. He emphasised the importance of residents' cooperation in supporting the Delhi government's efforts to increase the city's green cover and said that as part of this campaign, seven lakh saplings will be distributed among citizens free of cost. The first phase of the tree plantation campaign will cover 30 assembly constituencies and will run until August 9, Rai said. During this period, awareness will be raised among the public and free saplings will be distributed, he added. Rai

Delhi Govt to grow the city's green cover with plantation drive on July 11
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 4:45 PM IST

Delhi Cabinet to begin drafting note for Rs 1,000 monthly aid for women

Delhi govt FY25 Budget aims to provide Rs 1,000 in monthly assistance for eligible women aged above 18. Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh have drafted similar schemes

Delhi Cabinet to begin drafting note for Rs 1,000 monthly aid for women
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 11:05 AM IST

Find solutions to address drain overflow issue in central Delhi: Atishi

Delhi minister Atishi on Monday directed officials to find solutions for addressing the overflow of a drain, which runs through central Delhi, during heavy rainfall. The drain overflowed following a record-breaking rainfall of 228 mm on June 28, causing waterlogging in nearby areas. Atishi inspected the drain along with senior officials on Monday. "The water of central Delhi goes to Yamuna from drain No 12 near ITO. When Delhi received 228 mm of rainfall on June 28, the drain overflowed and caused waterlogging in the surrounding areas," the senior AAP leader said in a post in Hindi on X. "Today, I along with Mayor @OberoiShelly and senior officials, inspected this drain and gave instructions for finding short- and long-term solutions to stop the overflow," she added.

Find solutions to address drain overflow issue in central Delhi: Atishi
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 1:03 PM IST

Heavy rain expected in Delhi over next few days, IMD issues orange alert

Delhi is likely to receive heavy rainfall over the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday, a day after the monsoon arrived in the city with the heaviest downpour in 88 years. The IMD has issued an orange' alert for heavy rain for the next four days. "Delhi is likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the day, with an even heavier spell anticipated on Sunday and Monday," the IMD said. Parts of Delhi, including Rohini and Burari, received rainfall this morning. The weather office has forecast moderate to heavy rain accompanied with thunderstorms over the next seven days. According to the IMD, moderate rain is defined as rainfall amounting to between 7.6 and 35.5 mm in a day, and heavy rain is rainfall amounting to between 64.5 and 124.4 mm in a day. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 32 degrees Celsius, the IMD said. The humidity levels stood at

Heavy rain expected in Delhi over next few days, IMD issues orange alert
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 2:26 PM IST

3 injured after being hit by car driven by minor in Delhi's Geeta Colony

Three people were injured when they were hit by a car, which was being driven by a minor, in east Delhi's Geeta Colony area on Saturday morning, police said. The incident occurred at Patparganj Road around 7.30 am. Three people were standing on the roadside when a Baleno going towards Krishna Nagar hit the trio before stopping. A 16-year-old boy was driving the car with his friend, also a teenager. They were caught by the passersby and handed over to the police, a police officer said. The car is registered in the name of the minor's father, the officer said. The injured have been admitted to the hospital, police said.

3 injured after being hit by car driven by minor in Delhi's Geeta Colony
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 11:24 AM IST

AAP calls for protest at BJP headquarters, Delhi police says no permission

With AAP set to hold a protest at the BJP headquarters on Saturday, the Delhi Police said the party had not taken its permission to hold the demonstration. AAP called for a gherao of the BJP headquarters at 11.30 am against the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy-linked money-laundering case. A senior police officer said arrangements were being made to stop the protesters as no permission had been taken for any protest at the BJP headquarters at DDU Marg in central Delhi. Barricades have been put up and paramilitary personnel deployed at the site, the officer said. If required, the protesters might be detained as Section 144 of the CrPC has already been imposed at DDU Marg, he added. The officer said the road had yet to be closed. AAP said Kejriwal, its national convenor, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a "false case".

AAP calls for protest at BJP headquarters, Delhi police says no permission
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 11:23 AM IST

Delhi airport roof collapse raises concerns over India's massive infra push

The disaster at the very least suggests poor maintenance and gives Modi's critics fresh fodder to attack his record

Delhi airport roof collapse raises concerns over India's massive infra push
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 8:59 AM IST

Heavy rains pound Delhi; 5 dead, waterlogging, traffic snarls add to chaos

Five people died in rain-related incidents in Delhi Friday as Monsoon arrived with a fury early in the morning, lashing the city with its highest rainfall in a single day of June in 88 years which brought it to a standstill with streets flooded, traffic in chaos and some commuters stranded on roads. The deceased included a cab driver who died after a portion of a canopy at the Delhi airport collapsed on cars following the rains. Flight operations were suspended at Delhi airport's Terminal-1 following the incident. A 39-year-old man was electrocuted in Rohini's Prem Nagar area after he came in contact with a live wire. Two children drowned in a rainwater pool in New Usmanpur area. Police Also said that a man in his late 20s drowned in rainwater accumulated at an underpass in northwest Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area. Besides, three labourers were trapped when an under construction wall in Vasant Vihar collapsed early morning. Rescue operations continued till evening, their hopes of survi

Heavy rains pound Delhi; 5 dead, waterlogging, traffic snarls add to chaos
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 6:57 AM IST