Aniruddha Ghosal is a principal correspondent with the Indian Express. He writes on politics, environment and security. He is an alumnus of the University of Sussex.
Attacking the AAP and the BJP, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken said, “Neither the BJP at the Centre, nor the three corporations, nor the Delhi government has done any work here during the past year. Only the Congress has done work here in the past 15 years.”
After Home Minister Rajnath Singh met leaders of the Gorkhaland statehood movement on August 12, the ministry has been urging the West Bengal government to initiate a dialogue with them.
Following directions from the Juvenile Justice Committee, the department has “proposed to set up three more JJBs for different districts of Delhi. Presently, Delhi has three JJBs, two at Sewa Kutir Complex and the other at Prayas.
Reacting to the attack on Tiwari, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “The Delhi Police comes under the BJP-led Centre and should immediately investigate the attack.”
As per a Supreme Court order in 2013, the Draft Delhi Poison Possession and State Sales Rules for regulating the sale of acid were submitted to the L-G on April 13, 2015, and were also “advertised for seeking objections, etc, for publication after 45 days”, said Satyendar Jain’s file noting.
Conversations in Bawana now revolve around the deaths of over a 100 children in Gorakhpur. Anil Sharma, a resident of Bawana and a BJP supporter, explained, “The area has a lot of people who are from eastern UP, and this is something they feel strongly about.”
"If the immersion takes place at one particular spot, then not only will the problem be contained, it can also be countered more effectively”, said a government official.
Hoping to stitch an Opposition alliance in the run-up to 2019, Mamata Banerjee speaks on the exit of Nitish Kumar, her willingness to work with rivals Congress and Left, her fight against the BJP, Darjeeling agitation, the challenges she faces.
The complaint mentions “two separate incidents” wherein BJP councillor from the Safdarjung Enclave ward, Radhika Abrol Fogat, and her husband, Ashish Fogat, allegedly visited the “commercial premises and the restaurants with officials from the MCD".
Mamata Banerjee said that all willing regional parties should be taken into confidence and underlined the need for a structured mechanism for coordination among this “grand alliance” of opposition parties.
Key to Mamata Banerjee's plans of bringing the Opposition together will be the Congress. A source close to Mamata said: "It would be politically foolish to alienate them. A good Congress performance will serve the opposition's best interest.”
Since the arrests, no one from the settlement has gone to work at Mahagun Moderne, while other societies have also fired some domestic helps citing “security reasons”.
The investigation, however, is continuing in three separate FIRs filed by Zohra’s employers and residents of Mahagun Moderne society on charges of “rioting”, “damaging property” and “attempt to murder”.
Issuing directions to the DJB CEO to submit an interim report within 48 hours, Kejriwal reiterated that with two such cases taking place in the space of a month, there was a need to set “exemplary punishment for guilty people”.
Earlier, the Additional Solicitor General had reportedly recommended — after the Home ministry and the Delhi L-G sought his legal opinion — that these committees were trying to “usurp” executive or judicial functioning.
Ahead of the August 23 bypoll in the reserved constituency, home to over three lakh voters, The Indian Express follows the campaign of the BJP, AAP and the Congress to understand why the contest holds great significance for each party.
The MP had been arrested on January 3 by the CBI in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund case, and lodged in Bhubaneswar Jail.
Railway authorities, meanwhile, pinned the blame on Panda and his year-old organisation, accusing him of “unauthorisedly” putting up posters “with icons”.
A DJB source said: The CPCB report didn’t measure the flow in the STPs and was not signed by an IIT prof
Three seats are up for grabs from Gujarat in Rajya Sabha polls on August 8. While BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani are expected to win two, Congress has fielded Ahmed Patel, who is in contention for a fifth term in Upper House.
A source in the Delhi Assembly confirmed that “Mohaniya recused himself as the chairperson, and the speaker of the Delhi Assembly, Ram Niwas Goel, appointed Bhardwaj in his place”.
The rally was announced after Income Tax department conducted raids at 22 places in Delhi in connection with alleged ‘benami property’ case involving Lalu and his family. She had said that she would attend the rally along with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
In the first case, a CBI court at Ghaziabad in 2009 had similarly given both the accused the death penalty. However, after an appeal, the Allahabad High Court acquitted Pandher for lack of evidence while upholding Koli's punishment for lack of evidence.
The Committee on Estimates has found that the tenders had been awarded without two “essential” requirements
Six years on, India would find itself fighting an ultimately disastrous war with China in which no clear objective was served, but which continues to cast a long shadow over bilateral relations.
The mandate of the Committee on Estimates, chaired by Dinesh Mohaniya, is to examine the details and technical aspects of the estimates of various departments for better financial control of the House over the expenditure by the Executive.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the Director (Higher Education) on Tuesday to communicate to the university that “all funds from the Government of NCT of Delhi shall be stopped if the governing bodies are not constituted by July 31, 2017
“I have asked TMC MPs to look into the matter. While I don’t know the exact details, the way in which people from Bengal are being treated by the BJP administration in UP is unfortunate and against Indian ethos," Mamata Banerjee said
In her letter to Rajnath Singh, CM Mamata Banerjee noted “the strategic importance” of the area known as ‘Chicken Neck’ in West Bengal, which is a narrow stretch of land that connects India’s northeastern states to the rest of India.
At the centre of the controversy was 26-year-old Zohra Bibi, who had ‘disappeared’ after being accused of stealing money by her employers. When she re-emerged on Wednesday, Bibi alleged she had been beaten and kept captive — a charge denied by her employers.
Almost all of these incidents had two specific triggers — a derogatory post on social media and secondly, attacks or challenges on religious processions.
The allegation that the DJB doesn’t have the documents is not true and the charges are fabricated for political gain. The DJB has been asked for specific information, which will be furnished, said a DJB source.
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The result was an anti-corruption branch investigation that eventually led to a delay of “a year-and-a-half” to disburse funds for 29,395 applicants, the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) report has revealed.
Meanwhile, 55,000 scholarships for minorities, which were to be borne by the central government, will now be sponsored by the Delhi government.”
Five of them have said they’ll support NDA’s candidate in Presidential polls. While this means that BJP will have a presence in Tripura for the first time, ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls, party leaders said BJP has also decided to “learn from its mistakes in Bengal”.