Mallica Joshi


Education projects hit after Atishi removal: Manish Sisodia
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Mission Buniyaad is an exercise to improve learning levels in students of classes III-IX. It is an extension of the Chunauti scheme, started by the Delhi government to improve learning levels after a survey found that students were faring poorly.

Delhi: AAP’s advisors removed but salary worries remain
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

According to Delhi government sources, since the appointments were considered “void ab initio”, or having no legal validity since the beginning, questions about the salaries paid to them can be raised in the future.

DPCC report: Water at eight of 22 sewage plants fails test
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Dinesh Mohaniya, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice-chairperson, said he was not aware of the problem. A senior DJB official, however, said that several STPs have not been working as desired for a long time now, and DPCC reports have flagged this issue several times.

Once upon a river: Amid water tussle between Delhi and Haryana, Yamuna trickles at entrance of the capital
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Even as Delhi and Haryana tussle over water from the Yamuna, the river has practically turned into a trickle at the entrance of the capital. Mallica Joshi looks at the consequences for the city and its people.

Target to plant 65,000 trees in Delhi but forest dept could only manage 21,000: CAG
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

The forest department will not be able to achieve the targetted plantation for more than 25% of its area if it keeps working at the current pace, the report said. As per the Forest Research Institute report, 20.59% of Delhi's area had forest and tree cover in 2017. In 2015, this figure was 20.22%.

Badarpur thermal plant set to shut months before July deadline
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

According to the IIT-Kanpur pollution apportionment study of 2015, the plant contributes to around 11% of PM 2.5 in the capital’s air.

‘Situation hasn’t been this bad since 1988’: At mouth of capital, the Yamuna runs dry
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

As Delhi and Haryana tussle in Supreme Court over flow of water into capital, the river at middle of it all is in trouble.

Delhi: AAP to focus on work, no hurry to settle issue
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

While the Election Commission has been asked to hear the matter afresh, senior party leaders said that AAP’s strategy going forward is to focus on ground work, instead of court hearings and the EC.

Delhi-Punjab gap nothing new for AAP
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

For the AAP unit in Punjab, where it won 20 out of 117 seats and became the main opposition party, the last two days have been a culmination of almost a month-long freeze between the main leadership and the state unit.

Okhla waste plant has no takers for tonnes of compost
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Speaking at a roundtable discussion on ‘Managing Delhi’s Solid Waste’ under the Delhi Matters series, SDMC chief engineer Umesh Sachdeva said the plant produces close to 40 metric tonnes of compost per day, but has not managed to find many people willing to use it.

Delhi Master Plan: What was in the offing, what has the Supreme Court stopped?
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

The amendments were intended to protect commercial establishments from SC-mandated sealing drive. ‘This is contempt,’ the court said.

Tandoor murder case: Cop got death threats, says officer who led probe
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Delhi Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma was burning the body of his wife, Naina Sahni, in the tandoor of the restaurant after killing her in the evening, the book, The Tandoor Murder, recalls.

AAP-Chief Secy Standoff: Split wide open
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

A seven-minute meeting at the Chief Minister’s home, where the Chief Secretary claims he was slapped and punched, has broken down channels of communication between the government and bureaucrats.

Delhi: Five resolutions in three years by AGMUT cadre over harassment of officers
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

“There has been sustained pressure on all officials, not just IAS or DANICS, for the past three years. That four of the five resolutions are against actions of the Delhi government shows the work environment,” said a senior officer who did not wish to be named.

Stint in DUSIB made VK Jain frontrunner for advisor role
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Handpicked by CM Arvind Kejriwal, Jain caught many by surprise when he told police on Thursday that he saw the Chief Secretary being assaulted at the CM’s residence.

Another AAP MLA wades in: Beat up officers who sit on files
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Even as the AAP was quick to condemn his remarks, made just hours after police searched Kejriwal’s house in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, AAP MLA Naresh Balyan told The Indian Express that he stood by his statement.

Delhi chief secy ‘assault’ case: No need for hue and cry, let police probe case, says Manish Sisodia
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Meanwhile, bureaucrats at the Secretariat observed a five-minute silence in protest against the alleged attack. On Thursday, at lunch time (1.30 pm), officers stood in silence for five minutes.

Aadhaar Enrolment: Falling in line
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

With the March 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts and phone numbers inching closer, worried residents are rushing to enrolment centres — and often returning empty-handed.

I-T move to invoke Benami Act against Satyendar Jain correct: CBDT
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

In March last year, the I-T department had initiated action against Satyendar Jain under the Benami Property Transactions Act

For some, Republic Day parade is so near yet so far
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Republic Day 2018: “I have been on Republic Day duty since I joined the force 17 years ago. Today, I came here at 3.30 am,” Kumar said.