Unauthorised constructions can't be curbed by inspections: MCDs to HC

The municipal corporations in the city on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that unauthorised construction cannot be curbed or prevented by conducting inspections but "economic deterrents" should be put in place for this.

NDMC dissolved on performance default; council reconstituted

The NDMC, responsible for the upkeep of civic amenities in high-profile Lutyens Delhi area, has been reconstituted after the government dissolved the previous council citing its "persistent performance default".

DNA: Barbarity of Jalpaiguri panchayat- Girl raped, killed for defying order

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was found raped and her nude body found on railway tracks in Jalpaiguri.This was done after she defied the panchayat's order in Jalpaiguri to lick spit after she protested against the public thrashing of her father.

Provide drinking water, toilets in schools: BJP to MCD

The Delhi unit of the BJP Thursday asked all three municipal corporations under it to provide clean drinking water and separate toilets for girl students in all schools under their jurisdiction.

SHO, SI get 3-yr jail for taking money from unauthorised cafes in Delhi

Two Delhi Police officials, including a SHO, have been sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a court here for taking "protection money" from unauthorised restaurants and cafes.

MCDs should dissolve themselves, Delhi HC says

Irked over non-compliance of its orders by municipal bodies to demolish illegal constructions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court today said the three municipal corporations should get together and dissolve themselves.

HC asks authorities to expedite handing over sites for waste management

The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.

Delhi HC seeks MCD`s response over ban on sale of food items in open

Delhi HC sought a response from three civic bodies on a plea seeking quashing of a notification to ban sale of edibles and beverages in the open on unlicensed shops.

NHRC holds MCD responsible for building collapse

NHRC held the then MCD responsible for a building collapse in Karol Bagh area in 2012 in which four people lost their lives.

Delhi`s civic bodies review monsoon preparedness

With the monsoon expected to arrive here by the end of this month, mayors of three municipal corporations in Delhi Friday reviwed the city`s preparedness for the rains.

MCD restoring order after storm disrupts city life

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is working to restore order in its areas after a storm in the national capital yesterday threw normal life out of gear.

Good days are coming for MCD too: Delhi Mayors on BJP win

Buoyed by Narendra Modi-led BJP`s emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha polls, mayors of Delhi have claimed that "hurdles imposed" on the MCD by previous Congress regimes in the state and the Centre would now be cleared and "stalled work" in all three civic bodies would get expedited.

Prefer unified MCD, will raise it with BJP: Mayor Chandolia

Fresh after assuming the top municipal post in North Delhi on Monday, Mayor-elect Yogender Chandolia of BJP said he "preferred" a unified MCD and will raise the issue with the party`s state unit, even though it has a "trifurcated" civic body in its manifesto.

MCD working on upgrading list of heritage buildings in Delhi

The MCD has set the ball rolling to upgrade its list of heritage buildings, including age-old havelis, and is "in the process" of working out incentives like house tax exemption.

Mayors should be selected on merit, not reservation: Goel

BJP leader Vijay Goel Friday raised objection to the reservation of mayors` post in all three corporations in the coming municipal polls, saying such top positions should be decided on the "basis of merit" only.

Court directs EOW to probe man`s black money transactions

A court here has directed the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police to probe alleged black money transactions of a man, who had lent the unaccounted money as loan to several persons, and take action against him.

AAP govt can strip MCD of its powers: Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said provisions exist to strip civic bodies of their powers.

I`ve no threat from Aam Aadmi Party: Congress MLA Neeraj Basoya

In his mid-30s, MLA Neeraj Basoya represents the youthful face of Congress in Delhi. After winning last Assembly elections from Kasturba Nagar constituency in South Delhi, he seems confident of retaining his seat this time around too. In a tete-a-tete with Tarun Khanna of Zee Media Corp, he talks about his views on the upcoming elections in Delhi. Here are the excerpts from the interview:

Over 4,200 dengues cases in the capital so far: MCD

There is no let up in dengue cases which have risen to over 4,200 this year in Delhi.

SAD (Badal) councillor`s judicial custody extended

Delhi court extended by 14 days judicial custody of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Councillor Dimple Chadha, accused of pressurising a builder to pay bribe to save a building from being demolished by MCD.