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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: