Delhi Government

  • Delhi: South Ex-II project won't inconvenience residents, Jung to HC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The decision for commercialisation and redevelopment of South Extension-II and East Kidwai Nagar areas was taken after considering views of all stakeholders, including people living nearby, the Delhi High Court was today informed on behalf of the Lt Governor. The submission was made before Justice Vibhu Bakhru in...
  • Delhi government conducts drive against hoarding, malpractices 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In view of the festive season, Delhi government has intensified its drive against hoarding of essential commodities, their blackmarketing, overcharging consumers and other such malpractices by wholesalers and retailers. "As part of the drive, 25 teams raided 180 premises in different parts of the national capital in the last...
  • 41 private schools should refund excess fees to parents: Panel to Delhi HC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A judicial panel set up by the Delhi High Court has recommended that 41 private schools should refund the excess fees they had charged from parents of students in 2009 with interest. A three-member committee, headed by former Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Anil Dev Singh, set up...
  • Delhi: PWD, Forest department have failed to adopt proper methodology, says NGT 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday said that Public Works Department (PWD) and Department of Forest have failed to adopt proper methodology for transplantation of trees for construction of elevated road from Vikaspuri to Mukarba chowk resulting in degradation of environment. The observation came after the counsel for PWD...
  • Hike in circle rates in Delhi to hit housing demand September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Increase in circle rates by up to 20 per cent in the national capital could further dampen investor sentiment and affect housing market, according to global property consultants. The Delhi government on Monday raised the circle rates -- the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered --...
  • Home prices set to zoom as Delhi government hikes circle rates September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Home prices in the capital are set to go up further with Delhi government on Monday hiking the circle rates the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered by up to 20 per cent with an aim to check black money component in sale...
  • Delhi produces 680 tonnes fish September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 680 metric tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a Delhi government official on Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24...
  • Delhi to have three more jails September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the overcrowded Tihar Jail, which houses inmates twice its capacity, Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia on Sunday said three more jails will come up in the capital. Spolia, who was on a visit to review the progress of underconstruction Mandoli Jail, said the government planned to...
  • Delhi Chief Secretary seeks speedy completion of Mandoli jail September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia has directed the Secretary of the Public Works Department to take steps to speed up the construction of the Mandoli jail complex in order to decongest Tihar Jail. While carrying out an inspection at the underconstruction jail, Spolia stressed on the need for speedy...
  • HC slams Delhi government on its policy for giving uniforms to EWS kids September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the "insensitive" city government for its "wonky policy" with regard to providing uniforms to children of economically weaker sections studying in private schools, saying it will create a "class divide" among children as well as "change their moral fabric". "Your policies are...
  • Delhi: Network of skywalks, arcades at 11 metro stations approved September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Skywalks and arcades will be built in and around one existing and 10 upcoming metro stations to allow passengers seamless travel and decongest the routes under a new plan for intermodal transport approved on Thursday. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung reviewed a presentation made by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure...
  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of nonfunctional mobile toilets that cater to homeless people living in night shelters and sought a report from the city government by Friday. "Please inform us tomorrow as to how many permanent and temporary toilets are there for the shelter homes....
  • 1,155 illegal borewells sealed till August 31: Delhi government to NGT September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday told the National Green tribunal that it has sealed 1,155 illegal borewells, out of 6,305 industrial units surveyed till August 31 in Bawana and Narela Industrial area. The Tribunal had on July 18 directed committees comprising Delhi Jal Board, Central Ground Water Authority, government of...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Denial of admission; HC asks Delhi government to probe, take steps September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to probe the allegation of an NGO that over 80 kids have been denied admission in schools on the ground that they do not have residential proof. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw said that...
  • Delhi government to provide aadhaar cards to children living in homes September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has undertaken an intensive drive to enrol children housed in government and NGO run institutions for issue of Aadhaar cards. The Department of Women and Child Development has directed all the superintendents and officerincharge of the institutions to coordinate with the Unique Identification Authority of India...
  • Delhi government warns people against buying gramsabha land September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has retrieved approximately 70 bigha Gramsabha land having an estimated market value of approx Rs 30 crores after carrying out a series of demolition drives in villages Maidangarhi, Ayanagar, Jonapur and Chattarpur. The drive was conducted by the block development office (South) on the directions of District...
  • Delhi: erickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of erickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...
  • Delhi: Najeeb Jung asks DDA to finalise draft guidelines for green buildings September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Development agencies in their layout plans of plots measuring more than 3000 sqm have to contruct underground water storage tank and rooftop water harvesting system as per the draft regulations for "green" buildings, as proposed in the Master Plan of Delhi2021. Also all hospitals, commercial, industrial, hotels, restaurants and...
  • Delhi government retrieves 70 bigha land after demolition drive September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday carried out demolition drives in several villages here and retrieved around 70 bigha gram sabha land worth Rs 30 crore. The demolition drives was carried out in Maidangarhi, Ayanagar, Jonapur, and Chattarpur villages, District Magistrate (South), Niharika Rai said, adding that around 70 bigha...
  • BJP doing nothing for welfare of Delhiites: Congress September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJPled Central government of failing to solve basic issues being faced by people of the national capital, Delhi Congress on Monday said that the saffron party was "doing nothing for the welfare of people". "BJP leaders are making a futile bid to push back the development works in...
  • Delhi government gives last chance to 2579 bus operators September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to give a last chance to around 2579 operators of contract and mini buses for renewing their cancelled permits. The permits of these operators were cancelled last month after their addresses were found to be incorrect by Delhi Police. According to state transport authority (STA)...
  • BJP will form Delhi govt in 'fully democratic way': Ram Madhav September 14, 2014

    Varanasi: Brushing aside AAP's allegations of horsetrading, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said his party would form the government in Delhi in "fully democratic way". Asserting that his party was not in favour of forming the government through undemocratic means, Madhav said "had there been such things (horsetrading) then...
  • Delhi government hires 6,000 teachers to fill shortage in schools September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To overcome the problem of shortage of teachers in the government schools in the national capital, Delhi government has hired more than 6,000 guest teachers and 10,000 more are expected to join soon, a senior official said. "Several initiatives are being taken to fill the gap of shortage...
  • Delhi: Congress challenges BJP to seek dissolution of Assembly September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday challenged BJP to dissolve the Delhi Assembly if they are so confident of 'Modi wave' in the city which has been attributed for ABVP's clean sweep in Delhi University Student's Union elections. "If BJP is so confident of Modi's wave in the national capital, the...
  • Why did you make singlelane RTR flyover? HC asks Delhi government September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has questioned the Public Works Department's (PWD) decision to construct a singlelane flyover on Rao Tula Ram (RTR) marg on the Outer Ring Road here in 2009 (rpt in 2009) saying "we all have been victims of that road". "Why...
  • Delhi: Congress disapproves of Sheila Dikshit's remarks backing BJP September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday disapproved of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's remarks that the BJP should be given an opportunity to form government in Delhi. Distancing itself from the statement, party general secretary incharge for Delhi Shakeel Ahmed dubbed it as "personal opinion". "Shiela Ji's comments on govt...
  • Sand mining in capital: NGT seeks Delhi government's response September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought the Delhi government's response on illegal extraction of sand being carried out in the Yamuna river bed at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund areas. The order came over a petition by Rahul Nagar, filed through advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking a direction to...
  • Delhi: HC reserves order on PIL challenging postpoll alliances September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a PIL opposing the practice of forging postpoll alliances by political parties to gain power on the ground that electors are being kept in the dark about it at the time of casting their votes. "We will consider your...
  • Kejriwal asks LG to withdraw letter to President on Delhi government formation September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP leaders on Wednesday met Delhi LG Najeeb Jung and asked him to withdraw the letter to the President seeking his permission to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi. "We have submitted the CD of our sting operation which shows BJP trying to buy our...