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L-G Anil Baijal clears plan for 12,000 new DDA flats
Fri, May 26, 2017

The registration fee for LIG category would be Rs 1 lakh, while for MIG and HIG it would be Rs 2 lakh.

Expelled for six years: 48 Congress members ousted for fighting civic polls in Delhi as rebels
Thu, May 25, 2017

A party spokesperson said there was never any doubt on removing these members, some of whom are former councillors and office bearers of the party, and claimed that the timing of the decision is inconsequential.

Congress will continue to work as opposition: Ajay Maken
Sun, May 07, 2017

The party’s vote share in the capital increased from 9 per cent in the last assembly elections to approximately 22 per cent in the civic polls.

Bulandshahr couple traced to Haryana two days after murder
Fri, May 05, 2017

The family of the girl had filed a police complaint alleging that she had been kidnapped by Yusuf.

An elopement, a murder, shadow of Hindu Vahini rattles UP village
Thu, May 04, 2017

A Muslim man in a Bulandshahr village was beaten to death over ties to an incident in the village over a week ago when a neighbour went missing, reportedly eloping with a girl

Delhi: MCD done, Amit Shah now wants BJP government in city
Wed, May 03, 2017

The party chief attributed the Delhi victory to party workers and thanked the people of Delhi for the verdict.

MCD election results: Slew of resignations after Congress finishes third, Ajay Maken, Chacko take blame, Sheila Dikshit lashes out
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

On Wednesday, while the party managed to increase its vote share to 21 per cent, it plunged from its existing position in the corporation — coming in third after the BJP and AAP.

‘Will win 70-80 seats’: Poll results today, Congress hopes to retain seats
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

A day ahead of counting of votes in the capital, the Congress privately said it would “at least retain” the seats it previously held.

MCD elections: Voters in AAP bastions say promises were not kept
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

In other wards of the Deoli assembly constituency, like Sangam Vihar and Tigri, there was only muted support for AAP

At two colonies in Delhi, MCD poll campaign a study in contrast
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Another first-time candidate, Yasmin Kidwai, enters an air-conditioned drawing room in Sunder Nagar where six women and two men, including the RWA president, await her.

Fight for capital: Between the lines of the three main manifestos
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

On Sunday, Delhi votes in civic elections with enormous stakes for BJP, Congress and AAP. NAVEED IQBAL lists what they have promised to voters, issue by issue.

‘Cong lost in 2015 with Maken as CM face, but I was asked to step down’
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

“In 2015, the Congress lost when Maken was the chief ministerial face of the party," said Lovely

Ajay Maken points to ‘greed’, Congress party could suffer in east Delhi
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Lovely’s former cabinet colleague Haroon Yusuf expressed shock and said Lovely should have discussed his grievances with the party instead of leaving.

Delhi: Blow to Congress as Arvinder Singh Lovely joins BJP, says leaders never took my calls
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

It is unfortunate that I tried to meet the central leadership for over two months and I could not, and I called Amit Shah ji once and I was able to meet him,” said Arvinder Singh Lovely.

Interview with Ajay Maken: ‘Cong faced loss of credibility in 2015, AAP faces it this time’
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Ours is a positive campaign — we will not make excuses, we will work for development. We have three different roadmaps for sanitation, primary health and primary education.

Delhi MCD elections: Will level landfill site, promises Congress
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Jairam Ramesh meets Bhalswa residents

Delhi MCD polls: Arjuna awardee to doctors, parties roll out the big guns
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

The Indian Express speaks to a few candidates who have dedicated themselves to politics

Delhi: For Congress’s social media team, it’s verified information only
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The most popular message in recent times has been a Facebook post about the party’s promise to “respect” five lakh street vendors of Delhi.

From hearse driver to filmmaker, the women leading MCD charge
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

While each party must give 136 seats to women, the BJP has fielded 138 women, the AAP 142 and the Congress 144.

MCD Polls 2017: The fight for Delhi
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

From garbage to pollution, roads to education, the municipal elections will have far-reaching consequences for the capital’s future. As Delhi votes on April 23, Indian Express take stock of the five big issues that could decide the fate of the polls

MCD polls: AAP made broom its symbol, then swept our problems under the rug, says sanitation worker
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

A common grievance in the capital’s safaikaramchari colonies is the “unkept promise” of regularising contractual employees of the corporation.

Delhi MCD polls: Party not taking our calls, feel humiliated, say Congress veterans
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

The party has maintained that in the process of ticket distribution “the choice of the ground worker has been given preference”.

MCD polls 2017: Aam Aadmi Party’s house tax waiver promise is going to help Khaas Aadmi
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

The total internal revenue for the South Corporation in 2016-17 was Rs 2,755 crore.

Delhi MCD polls 2017: 119 ‘first-timers’ in Cong first list of 140
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Despite a push for 39 tickets to Youth Congress members, only two ticket hopefuls feature in the first list.

Filing nominations not possible on weekend, Congress cries foul
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The SEC started accepting nominations on March 27. The Congress, which had earlier said it will release its first list “as soon as elections are notified”, is yet to announce candidates.

Amit Shah launches battle, ‘local polls first step to uproot AAP’
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

“Development in Delhi will take place when the state government does not fight with the Centre for political reasons," said Amit Shah.

Ahead of elections, Delhi MCDs inaugurate over 60 projects within three months
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Both the North and East corporations struggling to pay salaries to its employees have spent Rs 605.91 crore and Rs 19.86 crore on 40 projects respectively.

Delhi unit Congress convention for resettlement colonies
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

This is the party’s second such convention ahead of the civic polls. The party had held a convention for residents of unauthorised colonies on February 26

MCD poll date changed in view of CBSE exams
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The Class XII mass media exam is scheduled for April 26 when counting of votes will take place.

In restaurant restrooms order, issues of SDMC’s own responsibility
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Restaurant managements have been given the discretion to charge up to Rs 5 per use of their toilets. SDMC claims that as a result of the initiative, effective April 1, an additional 3,500 toilets will be accessible to the public.

Rajouri Garden bypolls: We are making up for lack of leadership in the area, says Congress candidate
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The family has a long political history in the area.

Congress leaders cite ‘delimitation, assembly polls’: Opposition leaders in North, South MCDs opt out of elections
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

In Suri’s case, post delimitation, his constituency — Nizamuddin — has been divided into two — Daryaganj, reserved for women and Siddharth Nagar, reserved for women from the SC category.

Let people use your toilets: South Delhi Municipal Corporation tells 3,500 restaurants
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Delhi restaurants: The decision will come into effect from April 1, and the modalities are being worked out.

Delhi Congress office chorus: Don’t blame Rahul
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

A spokesperson said, “Rahul Gandhi cannot be blamed for this. BJP indulges in vote bank politics and the people of UP have chosen that over politics of development.”

Delhi: Political row over move to relocate sanitation workers
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

However, the move met with opposition from Congress in the House meeting on Friday, with the party linking it to the upcoming civic polls.

Funds disbursal for MCDs a poll gimmick: BJP
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

As per the recommendations of the fourth finance commission, the MCDs are entitled to 12.5 per cent of the state’s collection of taxes from the current four per cent.