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The Indian Express

Reports on civic issues and the Aam Aadmi Party.

Terrace dining at 13 CP restaurants banned
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The NDMC has begun barring 13 popular restaurants and bars from entertaining guests on their terraces.

Police seal Khirki Masjid after ‘unauthorised’ entry
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

A letter written by the Archaeological Survey of India to Delhi Police, “some people from a particular community” had “forcefully entered” the Khirki Masjid and “unauthorisedly offered prayers”.

I am not sure if my husband will come out of prison alive: Professor Saibaba’s wife
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Vasantha, wife of Delhi University professor Saibaba, says his health is failing for lack of access to basic facilities after being jailed for alleged Maoist links.

Trash piled during strike now clogs drains
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Officials said PWD spends around Rs 35 crore on desilting every year but will now have to spend around Rs 2 to 4 crore more, the PWD official added.

Safai Karamchari Strike: Strike will not end till demands are met, say 17 unions
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

A total of 4,680 metric tonnes of garbage was cleared by Saturday evening.

Safai Karamchari Strike- AAP leaders wield the broom, take a ‘sweep’ at BJP: ‘It has made civic bodies bankrupt’
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

AAP had earlier attacked Centre, particularly its much lauded Swachh Bharat campaign, for its double-standards on the issue of cleanliness.

Jitender Singh Tomar faces expulsion, ‘misled’ CM Arvind Kejriwal
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Acknowledging concerns that were raised after Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested for allegedly submitting a fake graduation degree, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the AAP Lokpal will conduct an independent investigation.

One union calls off strike, 17 more to continue
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Delhi Pradesh Safai Mazdoor Union president Rajendra Mewati said the strike had been called off by only one workers’ union and the other 17 will continue the protest.

Neglected and forgotten: The sorry state of Jahanara’s tomb
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

The family further maintained that due to paucity of funds, maintaining the monument was turning out to be an uphill task.

DJB proposes 15 new STPs, interceptor sewage project, improving existing lines
Sat, May 23, 2015

The DJB had previously told the NGT that this plan — which is the first phase of the NGT’s “Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017” — will cost Rs 3,659 crore.

Khan Market traders at odds over renovation plan
Tue, May 19, 2015

The NDMC plan for Khan Market could face a deadlock as traders in the market are divided over the renovation plans.

Kabul attack: ‘Not how I expected Martha to return’
Sat, May 16, 2015

Bodies of NGO worker, three other Indians killed in Kabul guesthouse attack flown home.

Slow death of a river
Mon, May 11, 2015

With various agencies plan and prod one another over its cleaning, flowing Yamuna remains a dream.

Acquire land under emergency clause, Tribunal tells government
Sat, May 09, 2015

The project was conceptualised by the DJB as the solution to the Yamuna’s pollution.

DJB looks at measures to increase revenue
Sun, May 03, 2015

DJB is planning to rent out its properties for commercial purposes.

After farmer’s death, AAP leaders face fallout with an apology and some tears
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

“I am guilty. Blame me. I feel that the rally should have been called off,” said Arvind Kejriwal.

Aam Aadmi Party has ‘nothing to do with Yadav’s meeting’
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

AAP warns party members, action would be taken against those found attending rebel meets.

Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan plan volunteers’ meet on inner-party democracy
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

The two leaders are currently engaged in a pitched battle against party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Aam Aadmi Party purge continues, Admiral Ramdas sacked from Lokpal
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Prashant Bhushan removed from disciplinary committee, new panel could recommend action against Yadav and him.

Aam Aadmi Party split: Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav out of national executive
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Allegations of hooliganism at meeting; Kejriwal camp says Bhushan, Yadav in ‘anti-party activities’; CM asked council to ‘choose’.

66A gone, so why ban e-mag: Stephen’s alumni
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

“It is strange that Thampu raised no objections to the ‘e-zine’ when he gave an interview for it,” said St' Stephen's alumni group.

To curb losses, NDMC to ask Centre for flexibility in power purchase
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Officials said the council has been running into losses for the past few years.

NDMC areas get power, water subsidy
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

There are nearly 9,000 domestic water connections meters under its jurisdiction, which consume up to 20,000 lts per month.

Aam Aadmi Party suspends Rohini MLA Rajesh Garg for ‘anti-party activities’
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Early last year, the party had expelled its Laxmi Nagar MLA Vinod Kumar Binny for indulging in “anti-party activities”.

‘Act against them, else discipline has no meaning’
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The party is currently undergoing a massive rift in its ranks.

Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan wanted party’s defeat in Delhi polls, allege senior leaders
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Yadav and Bhushan tried to malign the image of Arvind Kejriwal, a statement said.

AAP slugfest continues, Mayank Gandhi says he may be compelled to quit party
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

In blog, cites attacks by Ashish Khetan, ‘small group of decision makers in Delhi’ and dissatisfied members.

Arvind sometimes wrong… need people who can stand up to him: Prashant Bhushan
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

Prashant Bhushan, removed along with Yogendra Yadav fom AAP's decision-making panel, expresses disappointment and hope in this inteview.

‘Kejriwal insisted Yadav, Bhushan should be out’
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

National Executive member Mayank Gandhi claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had insisted on the ouster of the two leaders.

Bhushan, Yadav refused to quit AAP panel, insisted on vote
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

In the four days before Wednesday, the divisions had become ever clearer, with attacks on social media often verging on abuse.

Summer Trip
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

The question is whether bijli-paani scheme of AAP will solve Delhi’s problems this summer.

AAP’s Yogendra Yadav on his way out? Party gives Arvind Kejriwal right to rejig panel
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Sources said that his role in the run-up to the Delhi elections is coming under criticism.

Municipal Corporation of Delhi: Blank Balance
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Trifurcation of erstwhile MCD of Delhi in 2012 left two of its arms in a state of perpetual financial crisis.

ASI served Rs 2 crore water bill for Red Fort
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

According to sources in the DJB, the ASI had not paid water charges of Rs 96 lakh.

AAP’s 700 litres of free water: How the numbers add up
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

According to AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena, the figure has been decided after looking at a World Health Organisation report.

First day in office today, poll promises on table
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

70-point action plan for the city, officials are expected to give presentations on Thursday.