Delhi News

CIC asks Tihar authorities to give info on functioning of jail

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Tihar authorities to disclose information about alleged irregularities in the functioning of the country's largest prison besides make public diet chart and food provisions for inmates.

Somnath Bharti moves private resolution against Centre's notification

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti on Tuesday moved a private member resolution at special session of the Delhi Assembly to "ignore" a notification issued by the Centre giving absolute powers to the Lt Governor and called it "unconstitutional" and "invalid".

AAP govt tears into Centre's notification, right to impeach LG sought
AAP govt tears into Centre's notification, right to impeach LG sought

A resolution against the Centre's decree giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the final say in transfers and postings of bureaucrats was moved on Tuesday in the Delhi assembly while an AAP lawmaker demanded that state legislatures should have the power to impeach governors.

Delhi Assembly Speaker orders probe into alleged assault of MLA

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Tuesday ordered its privilege committee to investigate the alleged assault case involving AAP MLA Jarnail Singh.

AAP 100 days total failure: North Delhi Mayor

North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta on Tuesday hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led dispensation, terming the first 100 days of the AAP government as a "total failure" and alleging that its only achievement was "finding fault" in almost everything and everybody.

Delhi minister Tomar seeks stay on bar council proceedings

Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Tuesday urged the high court to stay the proceedings of the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) initiated against him in an alleged "fake law degree" case.

Fake Degree row: AAP MLA seeks stay of proceedings against him

Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Monday moved Delhi High Court seeking stay on Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) proceedings against him over his alleged fake law degree.

PIL against Centre's notification giving powers to LG in HC

A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking quashing of the Centre's recent notification giving the Lieutenant Governor absolute powers in appointing bureaucrats in the national capital.

Kejriwal vs LG: MHA starts consultations with legal luminaries

The Union Home Ministry has started consultations with legal luminaries after the Delhi High Court termed its notification, giving the Lt Governor absolute powers in some matters, as "suspect".

Kejriwal-Modi fighting bitter war in Delhi: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and the Narendra Modi dispensation at the Centre of engaging in a "bitter fratricidal" war.

Delhi HC grants interim bail to two 1984 riots convict

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted interim bail of 60 days to Captain Bhagmal, one of the three convicts serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on medical grounds.

After stand-off, Arvind Kejriwal meets Jung

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday for the first time after a stand-off began between the two over postings and transfers of bureaucrats.

Centre encroaching on Delhi Assembly's right: Sisodia

The central government has encroached upon the rights of the Delhi Assembly by issuing a notification curbing the powers of the AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.

Kejriwal vs Centre: Everybody should work within constitutional framework, says Rajnath

Affirming that there would be no interference by the Centre in the functioning of the Delhi government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that everybody should work within the constitutional framework.

Court will decide on powers of Delhi Govt, Centre: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said the Centre's differences with Arvind Kejriwal government were due to their different interpretation of the Constitution and the matter will be settled by court.

Fire breaks out in Delhi minister's office

A fire broke out in Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's office at the Delhi secretariat on Tuesday, an official said, adding there were no casualties.

When 'Modi baraat' hit the streets of Delhi
When 'Modi baraat' hit the streets of Delhi

On the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, the Youth Congress carried out a unique protest in the national capital on Tuesday.

AAP govt moves resolution against MHA notification: As it happened
AAP govt moves resolution against MHA notification: As it happened

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has convened a two-day emergency session of the Legislative Assembly beginning Tuesday amid a bitter fight between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

Delhi govt goes for bureaucratic reshuffle

Delhi government on Monday effected a bureaucratic reshuffle of nine senior officials.

December 16 rape documentary: Notice to Centre, city govt on plea to quash FIR

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to Union Home Ministry on an activist's plea seeking quashing of the FIR lodged against him for screening the controversial banned documentary 'India's Daughter'.

More teachers for govt schools: Manish Sisodia

Delhi government on Monday announced expansion and improvement of infrastructure of government educational institutions with more teachers along with formation of a committee to regulate private schools admission and fees.

DU to increase around 2,000 seats in UG courses

In news which will gladden DU admission seekers, the varsity is mulling an increase of around 2,000 undergraduate seats in its various courses.

AAP says BJP has now taken a U-turn on Delhi statehood

Amid confrontation between the Centre and Delhi government, the AAP on Monday fired a fresh salvo at Centre over the statehood issue and said since 1992 the saffron party have been vociferous on its demand for complete statehood for the national capital, but has now taken a U-turn.

AAP vs LG: MHA to study Delhi High Court order and then react

The Union Home Ministry will first study the Delhi High Court's observation on Monday terming as "suspects" its recent notification barring the city government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences before commenting on it.

Dreaded criminal, 4 accomplices held in Gurgaon

A dreaded criminal, involved in over 20 cases of murder, attempt to murder and robbery, has been arrested along with four of his accomplices, police said on Monday.

CBSE 12th Board exams: Blind boy scores 91.4 percent to top class of normal students

He cannot see the world around him but that did not deter 18-year-old Tapas Bhardwaj from chasing his dreams as he aced CBSE 12th Board exams scoring 91.4 percent marks and topping his school where he studied with normal children.

Centre's May 21 notification limiting ACB's power 'suspect': Delhi HC

In a shot in the arm for the AAP government, the Delhi High Court on Monday termed as "suspect" the Centre's recent notification barring Delhi government's anti- corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences and held that the LG cannot act in his discretion.

Kejriwal lacks political acumen: Yogendra Yadav

Former Aam Admi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lacks political acumen to confront the Centre on the issue of full statehood status for Delhi.

DA case: Court asks CBI Director to consider plea for security

A Delhi court has directed the CBI Director to consider the plea of a sitting Congress MLA of Haryana and a prosecution witness in a disproportionate assets case, allegedly involving INLD chief OP Chautala's son Abhay, for providing adequate security to him and his family alleging threat from the accused.

Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened
Public rally on 100 days of AAP govt: As it happened

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers will hold a public meeting in Connaught Place on Monday to mark 100 days of the Aam Aadmi Party government in capital.