DELHI GOVERNMENT

  • Delhi Police refute AAP's allegations of conducting a biased probe 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday rubbished all allegations of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that it is conducting a biased investigation into the alleged suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh. The police defended not sharing information with a magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi government. Delhi government sources...
  • Public consultation for Delhi Budget to begin on Sunday April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government will start its participatory budgeting exercise on Sunday in the Patparganj Assembly constituency of East Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the event. The first round of budget consultation with public will be held in Patparganj, the Assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia....
  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi government's...
  • No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital. According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to...
  • Delhi government to monitor emission levels for diesel-run vehicles April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to conduct random inspection of diesel-run vehicles older than 10 years and 5 years, to monitor the actual status of their emission levels. According to the plan, the government will examine emissions of 100 vehicles each in the two age categories. The move comes...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation for farmers April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for per acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital and said his government will fulfill all the promises made by AAP in the run up to Delhi assembly polls. Addressing a rally at...
  • Delhi government to invite suggestions for participatory budget: AAP April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to prepare a participatory budget, Delhi government will be inviting suggestions from public through Mohalla Sabhas. "The Delhi government will be issuing advertisements inviting suggestions from the public for preparing a participatory budget," Aam Aadmi Party's spokesperson Raghav Chadha said on Friday. The demands and suggestions given...
  • Delhi HC issues notice to state government over ban on chewable tobacco April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to state government on plea challenging ban on sale of chewable tobacco in national capital. The court has asked government not to take coercive action against sellers till the next hearing on May 20. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner...
  • Delhi government studying NGT ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned diesel vehicles older than 10 years in the national capital, Delhi government said it would study the order and soon come up with a detailed report. "We are studying the NGT's order and we will soon prepare a detailed report in...
  • Delhi government to give protection to callers on 1031 against corrupt officials April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Assuring that the identity of a caller who registers a complaint with the newly launched anti-corruption helpline will remain secret, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the government will also give protection to the complainant against corrupt official. "I will ensure that this helpline will keep...
  • Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-year-old vehicles April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhi government has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma...
  • Congress attacks AAP for 'total failure' in first 49 days April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As AAP government completes 49 days in office -- the tenure of its first stint, Congress on Friday mounted a blistering attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of "total failure" in governance due to "excessive" focus on containing dissidence in the party. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay...
  • AAP government developing 'sting app' to fight corruption April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to equip common man in fighting corruption, Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is developing a mobile application for smartphone users which can secretly record a sting video/audio and transfer the data into secured server. According to a senior official, government is developing a mobile application which...
  • Delhi: Registration of properties in unauthorised colonies allowed March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to lakhs of people living in unauthorised colonies, Delhi government on Tuesday decided to allow registration of properties in the settlements regularised by the Centre, heeding to a long-standing demand of the residents. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued direction to finalise boundaries of...
  • All forms of chewable tobacco banned in Delhi from Monday March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday effected a ban on sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including 'guktha' and pan masala containing tobacco. Simultaneously, it has also decided to run campaigns on a large scale to educate the masses about the ban and harmful effect...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • New body proposed to address Delhi's development issues March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government on Tuesday proposed to set up Metropolitan Planning Body for comprehensive development of the city. At present, the state government has no direct role in the city planning made by DDA and purchases land from it at a very high rate for various projects. ...
  • AAP government presents vote-on-account, full budget to take 1 month March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Tuesday presented a vote-on-account in the Delhi assembly for the next three months and announced plan to spend a total of Rs 37,750 crore in 2015-16. Presenting the vote-on-account, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government will come out with a...
  • Delhi government to build 27,000 flats for EWS, LIG March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government is planning to build 27,000 flats for economically weaker section (EWS) and low income group (LIG). According to a senior government official, the project is in the initial stage and is being drafted by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUISB). The proposal aims at making...
  • Delhi: Taxi operators exempted from installing GPS till May 31 March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief to city's taxi operators, Delhi government on Monday exempted them from installing Global Positioning System (GPS) in their vehicles till May 31, even as unions threatened to go on strike seeking permanent solution on the issue. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government also exempted public service vehicles including...
  • Auto unions ask Delhi government not to impose GPS, says 'won't stop rape' March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Several auto and taxi unions on Wednesday protested Delhi government's decision to make Global Positioning System (GPS) installation in their vehicles mandatory, saying the device won't serve its intended purpose of stopping "sexual harassment" in the national capital. Transport minister Gopal Rai held a public hearing at Burari transport...
  • Free wi-fi plan: AAP government seeks suggestions from public March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Looking to fulfil one of its major poll promises of providing free wi-fi in Delhi, the AAP government has come up with a set of 10 questions by way of which it is looking for suggestions from the public for implementing the project. The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC),...
  • Delhi government puts up status of ration card applications online March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now check the status of their ration cards, distribution of rations, performance of officials of the department with the Delhi Government putting up all such informations online. Food Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said real-time information about pendency and disposal of applications for food...
  • Magisterial inquiry concludes Keya restaurant to be insensitive towards differently abled activist March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The magisterial inquiry has concluded that the Keya restaurant in DLF Promenade mall in Delhi discriminated against a differently abled person. CNN-IBN had highlighted how disability rights activist Nipun was denied entry by the restaurant. Nipun alleged he was denied entry as he was on a wheelchair. The magisterial...
  • Pregnant woman dies of swine flu in Delhi, toll goes up to 11 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Another pregnant woman has died of swine flu in the capital taking the toll due to the deadly virus in Delhi to 11. The 18-year-old is the second pregnant woman to have perished due to swine flu in the city with the other death reported last month. Also,...
  • Delhi government to organise e-rickshaw camps again March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government will organise a 4-day special camp for registration of e-rickshaws from Tuesday, giving a final opportunity to the drivers of such vehicles. The government had also organised special camps in February for issuing licenses to drivers of e-rickshaw and registering e-rickshaws. "The 4-day special camps will be organised...
  • Delhi government to probe Delhi eatery Keya denying entry to disabled activist Nipun Malhotra March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged incident of an eatery in a south Delhi mall denying entry to disabled rights activist Nipun Malhotra. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia directed the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Vasant Vihar, to conduct an inquiry and report to...
  • Delhi government asks BJP leader VK Malhotra to vacate bungalow March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has asked senior BJP leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra to vacate the bungalow in which he has been staying since 1990, and pay a rent of over Rs 7 lakh dues, majority of which, he said, he had paid. Malhotra has been given a...
  • Delhi: Manish Sisodia takes stock of price control measures of vegetables March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday discussed the measures to keep the prices of essential vegetables, including onion and potatoes, under control during the upcoming summer months. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting with Gopal Rai, who holds employment, development, labour, transport and general administration portfolios, and Food...
  • Uber provides full details for license to operate in Delhi February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, on Wednesday provided "full" details to Delhi Government which it had asked for its application to resume services in the city. Authorities had set a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the firm's application to operate in the national capital. State Transport...