In a statement, Kejriwal had said, “This makes it clear that the chief secretary has the backing of the BJP-led Centre and is sabotaging the Delhi government’s efforts to send relief to the people by conducting an inquiry into the fare hike.”
City residents, too, appeared split on the court order. While a large section insisted that the ban would give a “cleaner future” to the children, others called the decision drastic, recalling how Diwali and bursting crackers go hand-in-hand.
Seated inside his palatial one-acre property at 6 Jantar Mantar, Seth talks about the “worst last five years living on this street”, and his efforts to rid the street of protesters, which he began four years ago.
About 200 protestors travelled from Karnataka to participate in the march. “Many of us are staying at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib... We are here for Gauri. She would travel all over Karnataka when we would protest and today I am here for her,” he said.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had approached a band Imphal Talkies for a concert last month, to celebrate India’s 70th year of Independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement, which they refused.
“We are an indigenous, peaceful community. We request the international community to protect us. We cannot contact our families daily; they want us to save them but we are helpless,” said Sabber, fighting back tears.
On Monday evening, 64 anganwadi supervisors — 2016 recruits from ICSIL (Intelligent Communication Systems India Limited) — got text messages informing them that their services are not required starting October 1, 2017.
Inside the haunt of the rich and famous are ruins of mosques and tombs of the lesser-known, and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has got the nod from the Delhi government to restore six of them.
For the last few days, hundreds of pilgrims from across cities and villages — even as far as Banke district of Nepal — made the two pavements near Nizamuddin Dargah their home before leaving for Ajmer to observe Muharram.
National Education Mission (NEM) Public School in Gheja saw lives of girls change when a court was built inside school by Dribble Academy — a basketball training programme run by 27-year-old Pradyut Voleti.
The family appealed for an urgent transfer of the case outside Rajasthan. Irshad said, “We only have faith in the Supreme Court... I will fight this case for as long as I am alive but I can’t do that if I fear for my life in Rajasthan.”
The stage was set alight with a dance performance by a group of young girls, followed by Sufi singer Dhruv Sangari, and a moving performance by Sonam Kalra, who evoked the likes of Amir Khusro and Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
“Apart from me and her caretaker Jahanara, Dayanita was on video call from Venice in her last moments. Mona loved the camera...she died on camera too,” said a close relative, who has been living with Mona for nine years.
North MCD mayor Preety Agarwal said, “We have told SDMC and the Azadpur Mandi not to dump their waste here. With regard to those who live at the site, who will be out of livelihood, we have some plans.”