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Arvind Kejriwal accuses Modi govt of transferring two of his best officers out of Delhi
In a fresh salvo, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of transferring two of his best officers out of the state. The Delhi CM posted on micro-blogging site Twitter: Without consulting elected government,Modi government transfers two of our best officers out of Del - VAT commissioner and Director Education. He added,Sends one of them to Lakshdweep.
AAP Government Withdraws Ads,Posters Critical of PM Narendra Modi
The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to withdraw an aggressive ad campaign from hoardings and on air,in a mark of respect,it said,for former president APJ Abdul Kalam,who died on Monday. The Delhi government instructs to remove displays/advertisements from outdoor sites as a mark of respect to the departed soul,said a statement issued on Tuesday. The latest ads targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi,requesting him to allow the Delhi government to function, suggesting that his government is creating impediments for Chief Minister Kejriwal.
Reviving national agitation to advising Kejriwal on Yadav,Bhushan: Decoding Hazare s Delhi visit
Anna Hazare is desperately seeking a national issue to catapult him back to his 2011 days,when he had fired the entire country's imagination with his crusade against corruption. Ever since Arvind Kejriwal stole the wind out of Anna's sails,he has tried to espouse several national causes, but nothing has given him the same success as the India Against Corruption(IAC) movement.
Delhi Police arrest second person accused of stabbing 19-year-old girl
Police on Saturday arrested the second person,accused of stabbing a 19-year-old girl in central Delhi s Anand Prabat area. Jai Prakash and his brother Ajay stabbed Meenakshi,a class 11 student on Thursday after she protested against their verbal abuse. The duo also stabbed Meenakshi s mother when she came to her daughter's rescue. Both the victims were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,where Meenakshi succumbed to her injuries.
Unfazed Delhi govt releases another TV ad,targets Centre
Unfazed by opposition's criticism over its Rs 526 crore advertisement budget, the AAP government has released a new TV commercial attacking the Centre. The advertisement, with the tagline Wo pareshaan karte rahein, hum kaam karte rahein (they troubled us but we continued with our work), highlights the achievements made by the Arvind Kejriwal government since coming to power. The 1.27-minute video is being shown on all major news channels several times a day.
Heavy rain lashes Delhi,causes waterlogging,traffic jams
Heavy rainfall lashed Delhi and adjoining Noida in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, leading to waterlogging on the roads and triggering traffic jams. The minimum temperature settled slightly below the season's average at 26.2 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast thunderstorms and rain during the day. "The sky will be generally cloudy. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur in some areas," an official of the India Meteorological Department said.
AAP youth wing launched,to target senate elections
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday launched its youth wing – Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS). In a press conference held at the Press Club, senior leaders of the party introduced the convenor of their youth wing and the plans that the party has in Maharashtra. We will be taking up a series of student's issues. They will include an agitation against the high cost of forms charged by private institutions despite there being rules that the documents should not be more than Rs20.
Chased like an animal: St. Stephen s principal Thampu on molestation row
St. Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu on Tuesday said he was being "chased like an animal" over a student's alleged sexual harassment as he blamed a "handful of people" for trying to trap him and called for a CBI probe. Thampu, facing calls to quit from sections of students, teachers and women's bodies for allegedly shielding the professor accused of harassing a research scholar, was speaking at a news conference organised by the Delhi Minorities Association.
St Stephen s molestation row: Principal Thampu demands CBI probe
St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu on Sunday sought a CBI probe into the alleged molestation of a research scholar, who has also accused him of shielding the accused. St Stephen's principal Valson Thampu. Thampu earlier claimed that "the victim is being used against him" and a forensic investigation of the "purported" recordings will clear the air.
Mass failure in DU sociology exam: HRD Minister Smriti assures students of probe
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday assured Delhi University students of that the officials will enquire with the varsity over mass failure in Sociology paper,triggering widespread resentment among the students. Have asked officers to enquire with DU," she tweeted in response to the request of the student's who took to social media to vent their ire.
Rajnath reviews security situation ahead of Obama visit
Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the overall security environment in the country and its neighbourhood with the top brass, including Defence Minister, NSA and Army Chief.
Govt privatizing railways by stealth, claims Congress
Congress has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that railways would not be privatized as bluff, saying that it is already headed for it in view of the Union Cabinet's green signal to 100% FDI in railways.
Jessica Lall murder case: Manu Sharma gets 30-day parole
Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lall in 1999, was on Friday granted parole for 30 days by the Delhi High Court so that he can appear for his post-graduation exams.
Sharad Yadav writes to Rajnath Singh to solve the problems of policemen
Highlighting the shortage of police personnel in the country and problems faced by them, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday sought necessary action from the government on priority basis without which men in khakhi will find it hard to give their optimum.
ISIS, Naxals kept home ministry busy in 2014
Terror outfit ISIS appeared to have emerged as a threat factor in the Indian security radar during 2014 which wrapped up on a tragic note with massacre of over 60 adivasi by Bodo rebels in Assam after witnessing unabated Naxal violence.
Will form govt in both states: Rajnath Singh
Elated over BJP's good showing in assembly polls, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed confidence that his party would form government in both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.
Hand over Hafiz Saeed, Dawood: Naidu to Pakistan
India on Thursday asked Pakistan to hand over Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, who also figures in the country's most wanted list, to it if the neighbouring country is serious about fighting terrorism.
SC dismisses Italian marine’s plea
The Supreme Court Tuesday declined applications by two Italian marines - accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast - one seeking to extent his stay in Italy on health grounds and the other seeking to go to Italy to celebrate Christmas.
United Opposition seeks PM Modi’s statement on Conversion
United Opposition will continue to stall the functioning of both the houses of the Parliament over the issue of alleged conversions of a few Muslim families, demanding an assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the conversions would not be allowed.
Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy; bank account to do : Govt
Government on Monday made it clear that Aadhaar number was not mandatory for transfer of subsidy amount of LPG cylinder and the option of providing a bank account is also available under the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL).
Not our fault if govt was sleeping for a year: Uber drivers
After having driven cabs belonging to others around the Capital for 20 years, a few months ago, Raj Kumar Yadav took his life’s savings, added a hefty bank loan and bought a car.
Delhi HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt reply on Kashmiri migrants plea
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought responses of the Centre and the city government on a plea by Kashmiri migrants that a policy for their rehabilitation, including providing them means of livelihood, be framed.
Uber officials to be questioned again today
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday summoned the local chief executive officer of international taxi-booking service Uber over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman by one of its drivers on Friday.
Ashrams run by ‘godmen’ like Rampal centres of terror : BJP mouthpiece
In an editorial in Kamal Sandesh,BJP has sought a ban on ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal, saying they have become centres of "terror" in the name of faith.
Burdwan blast probe: Key suspect Shahnoor Alam arrested by NIA
Key suspect in Burdwan blast case and alleged financial brain of terror group Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Shahnoor Alam has been arrested by NIA with the help of central security agencies from Assam’s Nalbari district.
Supreme Court sets up ‘Social Justice Bench’ to deal with social issues
The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a special 'Social Justice Bench' to exclusively hear cases concerning social issues particularly those related to women, children and underprivileged saying that specialised approach is needed for dealing with these matters.
Ministry sits on panel report on bribes to doctors
Health ministry is sitting on findings and recommendations of a committee that inquired into the alleged nexus between medical practitioners and diagnostic centres to fleece patients and doctors accepting commission from pharmaceutical companies. The report was submitted to the ministry about two months back.
Terrorism, communalism major security concerns: President
Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said terrorism, indigenous secessionist movements, Left-wing extremism and communalism were the major security concerns for India.
Delhi LG orders drive to clear footpaths
Concerned about the increase in pedestrian deaths, the traffic police has decided to launch a drive to clear encroachments from footpaths in the city. The move follows a review meeting in which lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung asked the force to ensure at least one-metre walking space is available along Delhi roads.
No scheduled flights for 8 airports lead to loss worth Rs 82 crore in 3 years
Eight non-metro airports modernised using public money have no scheduled flights operating there, leading them to incur a total loss of about Rs 82 crore in the last three years. As government pushes for air connectivity in remote areas, official figures show that these eight airports have jointly incurred a total loss of over Rs. 25 crore in 2011-12.