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Massive response to 'Doorstep Delivery of Services' scheme forces Delhi govt to increase number of phone lines, operators
A Government of Delhi source explained that after the number of operators at the call centre was increased from 40 on the day of the launch to 150, and number of phone lines increased from 50 to 200
INDIA
Delhi sewer deaths: AAP govt orders probe after 5 labourers die of inhaling toxic gases; supervisor arrested
The Delhi government on Monday announced Rs 10 lakh each for the five labourers who died following inhalation of toxic gas while cleaning a sewer tank in the national capital and has ordered a probe seeking a report in three days
INDIA
20-yr-old mows down homeless woman in Delhi; eyewitnesses say victim dragged for 300 metres before car stopped
A 50-year-old homeless woman was mowed down by a speeding SUV allegedly being driven by a young woman on the wrong side of the road in the posh Connaught Place area of Lutyens' Delhi, police said on Tuesday night
INDIA
AAP's ambitious CCTV project puts Delhi citizens' privacy at risk, warring state agencies must come together to safeguard public data
The SOPs are not clearly laid down for collection and monitoring such huge data on public movement and activity through a mesh of CCTVs
INDIA
Nearly 5,700 properties sealed in Delhi since December for violating Master Plan, Lok Sabha told
The sealing drive was launched by the three municipal corporations in late December 2017. Traders called bandh several times to protest the action against their establishments.
INDIA
'Happiness curriculum' to be introduced in over 1,000 Delhi govt schools for eight lakh students between Nursery and Class 8
The curriculum, with a focus on meditation and mental exercise, is designed with the aim to make students not only good humans who will spread happiness but also relaxed professionals
INDIA
Arvind Kejriwal issues stern warning to school authorities accused of confining kindergarten students over non-payment of fees
Kejriwal said they interacted with the principal of Rabia Public School, Naheed Usmani, and warned her that this kind of treatment towards children would not be tolerated
INDIA
Supreme Court to hear petition over power of transfers and postings of Delhi officers next week
The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to list for next week a plea moved by the Delhi government to clarify the issue of transfers and postings in the city administration which has become a bone of contention
INDIA
Hours after SC verdict, Delhi govt authorises Arvind Kejriwal for transfer and postings of bureaucrats
The Delhi government Wednesday introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the approving authority, hours after the Supreme Court verdict on its long-running fight with the L-G on administrative and other powers.
INDIA
Delhi Metro may grind to halt on Saturday as over 9,000 DMRC employees threaten to go on strike
Delhi Metro services might be severely affected after next two days as the non-executive staff of the transporter have threatened to go on strike from 30 June if their demands are not met by then
INDIA
Muslim teachers' request to provide time for Friday prayers leaves Delhi government in jitters
A Delhi Minorities Commission letter forwarding a request to provide time for Friday prayers to Muslim teachers in primary schools has left Delhi Education Department in jitters and officials hiding behind technicalities
POLITICS
CAG report reveals lapses in Delhi govt, flags fodder scam-like irregularities in PDS; Arvind Kejriwal promises probe
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has revealed several irregularities across departments under the Aam admi Party-led Delhi government, increasing troubles for the party which rose to power on its anti-corruption plank.
INDIA
Delhi traders body puts Centre on one week's deadline to solve their woes, demand ordinance giving amnesty to all sealed buildings
The traders have been demanding de-sealing of their establishments and amendment in the Master Plan of Delhi to legalise the deviations from the existing norms, but to no avail.
INDIA
Major markets bear deserted look as Delhi traders shut shop to protest against sealing drives
The traders have demanded that the Centre bring an Ordinance to end sealing. They have also demanded that the Delhi government pass a Bill against sealing.
INDIA
Delhi HC to hear Anshu Prakash's plea against Assembly notice; sahkari bank scam resurfaces in AAP vs chief secretary tussle
Delhi HC has agreed to hear a plea by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, challenging a notice issued against him by the Delhi Assembly for his non-appearance before them.
INDIA
Delhi traders' body demands amnesty scheme against sealing drive, urges parties to stay away from politicking
While a large number of wholesale and retail markets remained shut in Delhi, the trade bodies have demanded an amnesty scheme as a preventive measure and protection against the sealing drive.
INDIA
Delhi: 14-year-old student found unconscious in school toilet, later declared dead; case registered
The incident was from Jeevan Jyoti school in Delhi's Khajuri Khas area; a case has been registered in the matter and investigation is underway
INDIA
CCTVs in Delhi classrooms: Kejriwal government's move sparks concerns about surveillance
Ardent believers in CCTV cameras as the panacea for crime, constantly point at how violent crimes can be prevented if schools are brought under a camera shield.
INDIA
Man dies at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Christmas Day, family cries foul
The family of a 58-year-old man, who was taken to Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Christmas Day, has alleged that he died due to the hospital's negligence, a charge the upscale facility has denied
INDIA
Delhi Metro's Magenta Line open to public from 5 pm; expected to ferry over 3.6 lakh commuters daily
The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Magenta Line, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day, was thrown open to the public at 5 pm on Monday.
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