Delhi News

AAP announces candidates for DUSU polls

 The AAP on Wednesday announced its candidates, which includes two girls, for the high-pitched Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections that will be held on September 11.

Delhi Govt sends names of five judges for Lokayukta's post

 Setting the ball rolling for appointing a new Lokaukta, the AAP government has sent a list of five former judges to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court for the post even as it stressed the need for an amendment to the existing Lokayukta Act.

CNG fitness scam: Manish Sisodia seeks report from ACB

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday questioned the LG's reported move to "sanction" filing of the charge sheet in connection with alleged multi- crore CNG fitness scam.

No banned Pak channels being aired in India: Centre to Delhi HC

The Centre on Wednesday claimed in Delhi High Court that none of the banned Pakistani TV channels were being allowed to be broadcast in India.

DUSU polls: Nomination ends, 169 applications found valid

The Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls entered the second phase with the conclusion of the nomination process on Wednesday in which a total of 169 applications were found valid.

December 16 gang-rape: Convicts get 10-year jail in robbery case

Four death row convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case were on Wednesday awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment in a separate robbery case by a Delhi court, which said they do not deserve any leniency.

FIR against Shiela Dikshit on my direction as DJB chief: Kapil Mishra

Former Law Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday sought to delink the AAP government's decision to divest him of the law department with his recommendation to register an FIR against former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit.

Centre accuses AAP govt of creating unnecessary trouble in ACB
Centre accuses AAP govt of creating unnecessary trouble in ACB

AAP government is acting in a "preconceived manner" and creating an "unnecessary impasse" in order to prevent Delhi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from functioning in accordance with law, the Centre told Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

Second shootout in two months keeps Gurgaon on edge
Second shootout in two months keeps Gurgaon on edge

The Millenium City witnessed another shootout on Wednesday with one person sustaining injuries.

Convene meeting of panel on trafficking, sex workers: DCW to Delhi Govt

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday appealed to Delhi Government to convene a meeting of the state-level coordination committee, constituted to combat trafficking and rehabilitation of sex workers.

Kejriwal govt reshuffles bureaucracy, transfers 16 IAS officers

Delhi government on Wednesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 16 IAS officers and three other officials.

Commuters hit hard by strike in Delhi

 Commuters had a harrowing time today in the national capital as a large number autorickshaws and taxis went off the roads during a one-day strike against the 'City Taxi' scheme launched by the AAP government.

Delhi woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends lawsuit
Delhi woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends lawsuit

A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

Start honest politics in DU, Kejriwal to students

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to students of Delhi University to start honest politics in the coming Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls.

Kejriwal writes to Jung over demolition drive

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, terming as "unconstitutional" his order to demolish shanties in the capital.

Over-loading of school vans: Delhi govt sends notice to 12 schools

 The Delhi transport department today issued notices to 12 schools after finding that private van operators ferrying their students were carrying more than the permitted capacity for that particular category of service.

 'AAP govt issues circular to bureaucrats, asks them to treat lawmakers with respect'
'AAP govt issues circular to bureaucrats, asks them to treat lawmakers with respect'

The AAP govt has issued a circular for bureaucrats which has enumerated how to behave with lawmakers among other things.

Bureaucratic reshuffle in Delhi government

Delhi government on Tuesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 16 IAS officers and three other officials.

Delhi govt to launch its higher education loan scheme on Sep 8

 Ahead of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said the AAP government will launch its higher education loan scheme for students on September 8.

Arms Act: Delhi court frees man, says dagger might have been planted

A man accused of threatening the public with a dagger has been acquitted by a Delhi court, which said the possibility of the arm being planted by the police could not be ruled out.

AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar protests against Delhi Govt

Sangam Vihar MLA Pankaj Pushkar on Tuesday protested against the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP) Government in Delhi for neglecting the demands of the people of his constituency on dengue deaths.

AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar to launch agitation against Delhi govt

 Two days after the party expelled two of its Punjab MPs over "anti-party activities", dissident AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar today announced his decision to launch an agitation against the Delhi government over lack of facilities in unauthorised colonies.

16 drug samples from Delhi govt hospitals failed dept test

 Sixteen samples of drugs procured from ten government hospitals in the national capital did not pass the test of Delhi's Drug Control Department between April 2010 and March 2015, according to an RTI reply.

Separate cell for Northeast community in Delhi

The Delhi government will set up a separate North East India cell and monitoring Committe. The decision has been the by the Aam Aadmi Party government after a delegation of members of the North Eastern states residing in Delhi meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.

Free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses soon

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided to commuters in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.

Allot bungalow to Congress MP Kumari Selja for which she is entitled: Delhi HC to govt

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the government to consider allotting a suitable bungalow to Congress MP Kumari Selja for which she is entitled, with the and former union minister saying she would vacate her present larger bungalow by September 16.

Security of gangster Bawana beefed up: Jail authority to court

Tihar Jail authorities on Monday told a Delhi court that security of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, who along with six others allegedly assaulted and killed two members of a rival gang in a jail van, has been beefed up after the incident.

DUSU polls: City walls defaced, over 60 FIRs registered

Notwithstanding strict laws against defacement of public places, posters of student leaders often backed by major political parties can be seen in subways, on flyovers, overbridges and walls across the capital in run-up to Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election.

Manish Sisodia gets additional charge of Law Ministry, Kejriwal govt's third law minister in 7 months
Manish Sisodia gets additional charge of Law Ministry, Kejriwal govt's third law minister in 7 months

In yet another reshuffle in the Delhi government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was given the additional charge of the Law Ministry.

Kid who suffered rape trauma won't like to recall incident: Delhi court

A man accused of raping a 12-year -old girl has been convicted by a Delhi court which relied on her testimony despite her varied statements, saying her conduct was "highly natural" as any child who has undergone such a trauma would not like to recall the incident.