The Delhi government had, in July, said pooling of cabs would be deemed illegal once it implements its ‘City Taxi Scheme 2017’ — the draft rules it was preparing to “regulate taxi services, particularly those being run by cab-aggregators”, an official said
All eyes were again on the tribunal last fortnight as a gasping Delhi looked for answers to its thick smog. Set up to tackle India’s mounting environmental battle, the NGT last month turned seven. The Sunday Express takes stock
The Tribunal then directed the NTPC to inform it of the amount of crop residue, in pellet form or otherwise, that can be used as raw material along with coal in power plants across UP and Haryana. Pellets are the compressed form of agriculture residue.
Manish Sisodia said the “gas chamber” situation in Delhi was “too close to being severe” and urged the intervention of the Central government to prevent a repeat of 2016 when AQI rose to 500, its highest possible.
Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.
"What was our biggest issue? That of corruption... So the first thing they took away from us was the ACB. Then after the HC ruling, services was taken away from us... The one thing they couldn’t snatch away from us was our jasba (passion).”
Vinod Verma, a freelance journalist who was earlier the Digital Editor of Amar Ujala and also worked with BBC Hindi, was a part of the fact-finding team of the Editors Guild of India which went to Chhattisgarh last year to investigate the reported intimidation of journalists.
On Tuesday, sources said, Delhi chief secretary M M Kutty told the Assembly’s Question and Reference Committee that the matter of irregularities at the Delhi Nagrik Sahkari Bank fell exclusively under the purview of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS).
The CBI case “stood snapped”, the Allahabad High court ruled, while acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the 2008 murder of their daughter Aarushi. Indian Express examines the “key evidence” that caught the court’s attention.