Mallica Joshi

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Swachh Bharat along a river, some gaps in its wake
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Down the Ganga- An Express Series Part 1: As Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completes 3 years, 5 states along the Ganga have been declared open defecation free. The Indian Express travels down the river for a reality check.

There have been lapses… will now put onus on principals: Manish Sisodia on safety of school children
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Manish Sisodia said, "We started a pilot CCTV project in 10 schools — it has taken off in five schools, and we are working on the others. Right now, as an emergency measure, we need to extend the CCTV network for better monitoring."

No credible Opposition to take on BJP in 2019, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Manish Sisodia also spoke about the apprehension among traders regarding the GST (Goods and Services Tax), which was enforced two and a half months ago. “They are worried, more so about the impact of the GST on the Indian economy, because that’s what they depend on.

Rape, murder and custodial death later, few answers, deep suspicion in Himachal village
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

As Opposition targets govt, a fumbling police and a mysterious Facebook post by CM that was taken down an hour later ensure rumours of a cover-up won’t die

‘A plane, truck can crash into our house… but where else do we go?’
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

The tracks were a part of their lives, yet they never intruded. That changed when, one day, the Utkal Express barged right into their homes.

Utkal Express derailment: ‘Block ka time nahin hai, gaadiyan bahut hain’
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Audio clip shows request to stop rail traffic for maintenance work was denied

Utkal Express derailment: No warning, two station masters say didn’t know
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Two station masters said they had no information about any repair work being carried out on the railway track where 13 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday evening, less than 300 metres from the station.

Utkal Express Derailment: In children’s ward, survivors recount ‘horrific’ experience
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The train, running from Puri to Hardwar, is taken by a lot of pilgrims like 70-year-old Babu Lal Sharma. “My wife and I were sitting when there was a jolt and our coach toppled over. We managed to escape with a few injuries, but many died,” he said.

Air quality in Delhi this August worse than that of last year: CPCB
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

According to a report prepared by CPCB in March last year, the cities of Varanasi and Faridabad are the most polluted in winters, with the air quality index regularly showing the severely polluted warning sign. Delhi is at number three, as per the report.

A class apart
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The most shining example of homeschooling, perhaps, is the boy who, in 2010, cracked the IIT-JEE exam, getting rank 33 in the country and standing first in Delhi. Sahal Kaushik, who was 14 at the time, was homeschooled by his mother — a doctor who quit her job to teach her children.

MHA suspends cop accused of rape; he claims got clean chit
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

The enquiry was conducted by Additional DCP Esha Pandey, who was posted at North district when the incident came to light in September last year following a PCR call to Mukherjee Nagar police station.

Safe sanitary napkins: she’s trying to break a taboo by speaking about it
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Jain, a 31-year-old Delhi-based architect, is on a mission: spread awareness about the environmental burden that disposable sanitary napkins impose, and the alternatives.

Self-financed courses and why they had DU teachers up in arms last week
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The opposition forced a rethink: the Delhi University eventually passed the courses at the School of Journalism as general courses, while keeping the two diploma degrees as self-financing ones.

Year after deadline, online RTI portal yet to take off
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Website was stuck due to the municipal elections in the city, states RTI reply.

Pass Percentage In CBSE Class XII: As govt schools maintain standards, private schools show dip
Tue, May 30, 2017

What was surprising was the dip in pass percentage of private schools, which fell from 92.09 in 2014 to 85.48 in 2015.

Delhi should be governed as per NCT Act, CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to L-G Baijal
Fri, May 26, 2017

In the letter, Kejriwal has said he wants to avoid any controversy between the L-G’s office and the government.

Three years of Modi govt: Who’s going to bell the CBSE’s bell-curve?
Fri, May 26, 2017

This is the conundrum faced by colleges who are forced to tell applicants that their high marks might not be high enough.

The Big shift: Global classroom, local playing field
Mon, May 22, 2017

As college season begins, for one group of school students, the challenges are unique. There is a surge in International Baccalaureate graduates but the rest of the system may not have kept pace

AAP has learnt little, remembers even less
Thu, May 18, 2017

Charges of a high-handed coterie surrounding Arvind Kejriwal like fledgling moths to a burning flame persist, and haven’t been properly rebutted.

Aam Aadmi Pressure
Sun, May 14, 2017

Since its far-less-than-expected results in Punjab and rout in the Delhi bypoll, AAP has its back to the wall. Hands tied by an adversarial Centre, the way the party reacts to this crisis may well define its future. The Indian Express reports

Interview: ‘There are differing views but no factions,’ says Ashutosh
Sun, May 14, 2017

We are probably the fastest growing party in the country. Our track record, of forming a government in Delhi twice and being the principal opposition in Punjab, is not bad for a party that’s three-and-a-half years old, said Ashutosh

Make sure schools don’t sell books or uniform on campus: Delhi HC to CBSE
Wed, May 03, 2017

It also asked the board to ensure that a circular issued by it, dated April 19, 2017— directing affiliated school not to indulge in commercial activities like selling of books, uniforms, school bags and stationary — is strictly complied with.

Delhi: For guest teachers, government does a balancing act
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

There are close to 17,000 guest teachers in Delhi government schools in the absence of permanent teachers.

Delhi: AAP finished second in 127 wards, Congress in 62
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Analysis of the result, however, shows that AAP stood second in 127 wards across the city.

MCD Election Results 2017: BJP retains power in all 3 corporations
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

MCD Election Results 2017: Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said he would resign from all party posts and work as a 'karyakarta' after the party's dismal performance.

No DJs, loud music at freshers’ parties, farewells: Ramjas College
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Teachers, too, said the clauses about the mandatory presence of teachers, recommendation letters and music are excessive and regressive.

Bypoll helped vent anger, will benefit us, says Manish Sisodia
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

When people have expressed their anger with such apnapan, they become neutral the next time, he said.

Inaugurated a month ago, six mohalla clinics yet to open
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

A Delhi government spokesperson said the clinics are not functional yet because a High Court judgment says there can be no construction in schools during board exams.

Delhi: Lack of staff means no inspection at any children’s home in city since 2015
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The inspections are important considering that many homes face allegations of poor conditions, including serving inadequate or stale food, poor hygiene conditions and abuse.

Delhi: No textbooks as government, MCD schools open
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The government says all students will get books by April 15

CBSE for practicals in all subjects in classes XI and XII
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

A practical component is not part of subjects such as English, Hindi, Business Studies and History.

If voted to power, BJP, Congress will do away with paani maaf, bijli half: Arvind Kejriwal 
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The leader said that if BJP or Congress win the MCD polls, they will increase the electricity and power tariffs in Delhi. I told him this cannot happen as these departments are under the Delhi government.

New Delhi: Forest dept prepares to replace vilayati kikar with native species
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

According to the Delhi government, the Ridge area is spread over an area of 7,777 hectares.

Restaurant toilets thrown open keeping women in mind: SDMC
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The move will affect 3,500 restaurants, hotels from April 1

Delhi Budget 2017: Rs 50 lakh to replace ‘vilayati kikar’ with indigenous trees
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

“Britishers planted ‘vilayati kikar’ in Delhi in 1912-13. It causes shortage of groundwater in Delhi,” said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

Autonomy for colleges: UGC’s case and teachers’ concerns
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

UGC says system of many colleges being affiliated to a university is unwieldy; teachers and students see this as a step towards privatising education