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AAP rejects Home Ministry's shortlist for Chief Secretary

 Hardening its position, the AAP government on Sunday rejected Union Home Ministry's panel of three senior IAS officials to pick one of them as the next Chief Secretary, asking the Centre to respect its choice of R S Negi for the the top post and cooperate with it to fulfil people's aspirations.

Yadav, Bhushan pitch for 'new blood' in AAP political affairs committee

A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's political affairs committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior APP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party.

Rain, strong winds bring down temperature in Delhi

Delhi and parts of the National Capital region (NCR) were on Sunday hit by rain and strong winds since morning, bringing down temperatures.

Delhi CM Kejriwal assures traders against harassment

Amidst reports that the Delhi government has asked the VAT commissioner to take steps to boost revenue, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday sought to dispel the fears of traders in this regard and said that the stepping up of the target would not lead to their harassment by way of raids.

Arvind Kejriwal opens water treatment unit, promises piped supply for all in 5 years

 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government has decided to provide piped water to every household in the national capital within five years.

Resident doctors defer strike after negotiations with government

Following assurances from the health secretary to improve security conditions for resident doctors in government hospitals, the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Sunday decided to postpone its indefinite strike for a fortnight.

17 additional trains in Delhi Metro from Monday

The induction of 17 trains into the services of Delhi Metro from Monday may offer the commuters a slight respite from the constant jostling for space, especially during the peak hours in the evening.

AAP's internal Lokpal claims two camps, breakdown of trust
AAP's internal Lokpal claims two camps, breakdown of trust

 Amidst rumblings of a crisis within AAP, a letter by its internal Lokpal has pointed to the growth of two camps within the top leadership of the party due to an "abject breakdown in communication and mutual trust" and said it needs to make efforts to address criticisms over inner- party democracy.

Court summons former Rajya Sabha member Brajesh Pathak in LTC case

 A court here has issued summons to former Rajya Sabha member Brajesh Pathak in connection with a leave travel concession (LTC) case.

Delhi govt likely to lock horns with Centre over appointment of Chief Secretary

 Bracing for a possible showdown with the Centre, the AAP government is likely to reject a panel of three senior IAS officers sent by the Union Home Ministry to pick the next Chief Secretary, sticking to its demand of appointing 1984-batch R S Negi to the top post.

SN Sahai appointed interim Chief Secretary of Delhi

SN Sahai, a senior IAS officer, has been appointed as 'interim' chief secretary of the Delhi government till a regular appointment is made.

AAP shuns reports of internal rift, terms it as 'difference of opinion'

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Anand Kumar on Sunday refuted the reports of a rift within the party, adding that what was widely being seen as an internal 'cold war' was merely a difference of opinion.

Rainy Sunday in Delhi

Delhiites woke up to a rainy Sunday morning. The Met Office has forecast more rainfall in the day.

Delhi HC upholds 10 years imprisonment of man for raping minor

The Delhi High Court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence awarded by a lower court to a man for raping a mentally challenged minor girl.

At party meet, Kejriwal wanted to quit as AAP Convener

 AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had tendered his resignation as party's National Convener in the National Executive meeting held on Thursday, party sources said, a move which was vehemently opposed by members.

Two cops booked for seeking bribe in Delhi

An FIR has been registered against two policemen for allegedly threatening and taking bribe from a person after the victim sent the recording of the incident to Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline.

Ajay Maken to be Delhi Congress chief

Congress general secretary Ajay Maken will be the chief of the party unit in Delhi where Congress suffered a wipe-out in assembly polls in the national capital.

SN Sahai appointed interim chief Secy of Delhi

Senior IAS officer SN Sahai was tonight appointed as "interim" chief secretary of the Delhi government till a regular appointment is made.

Plagiarism case: Court grants exemption to Pental

Delhi University's former Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental, who is facing charges of plagiarism, cheating and forgery along with another person, was on Saturday granted exemption from personal appearance by a court here.

Negi unlikely to be appointed as Delhi chief Secretary

Senior IAS officer RS Negi, who was the first choice of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the Chief Secretary, is unlikely to be appointed for the post as he is too junior and not in the apex pay scale.

Delhi Police gets Rs 5,373 crore for upgrading force

Delhi Police have been allocated about Rs.5,372.88 crore for upgrading the force during the 2015-16 financial year, according to the union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here Saturday.

Delhi govt issues more than 15,000 learners' license

Delhi government issued over 15,000 learners' license to e-rickshaw drivers during a seven-day special camp.

Nigerian held for smuggling drug courier to UK

Anti-narcotics sleuths have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly smuggling a drug-filled courier, concealed inside a painting, from here to United Kingdom.

Three killed, eight injured in Delhi fire

Three people, including a one-year-old child, died and eight others received burn injuries in a fire that broke out at residential building here early Saturday, a fire service official said.

Doctors go off duty protesting against attack on colleague

Around 15,000 resident doctors at government hospitals in Delhi went off work in protest against the assault on one of their colleagues, causing inconvenience to hundreds of patients.

Arvind Kejriwal to head body to deliver 70-point agenda

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will head a new agency - The Delhi Dialogue Commission - that will implement the AAP`s 70-point agenda for the capital`s growth, officials said Friday.

MHA offers three names to Arvind Kejriwal for picking new CS of Delhi

The Home Ministry has initiated the process of appointing the next Chief Secretary of Delhi by sending a panel of three senior IAS officers to the city government after finding that the only name given by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was too junior to hold the top position.

Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav alleges police probe not fair

 Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, facing trial for allegedly raping a woman executive who he was ferrying in his taxi, Friday told the court that the Delhi Police has not conducted fair investigation in the matter.

Delhi Metro to run on single line between Sarita Vihar, Badarpur

 The Delhi Metro on Friday said train services between Sarita Vihar and Badarpur stations will run on single line for a few hours over the weekend due to construction work

Delhi Police registers FIR against Asaduddin Owaisi for hate speech

 Delhi Police has registered an FIR against All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimin (AIMIM) leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi for waging war and promoting enmity among religious groups among other sections in connection with an alleged hate speech he had delivered last year.