Delhi News Highlights: Actor Nora Fatehi has been summoned by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police and asked to join the probe into the Rs 200 crore extortion case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar on Thursday at 11 am.
In other news, veteran Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been admitted to the coronary ICU of Ganga Ram Hospital. According to sources, stent has been placed in his heart after multiple blockages were found in artery. His condition is stable.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a number – 7011311111 – that can be used to apply to continue availing power subsidy in Delhi. At present, those whose power consumption is less than 200 units do not have to pay any electricity charges. Those whose consumption is up to 400 units get a 50% subsidy, up to Rs 800. The Delhi government has now made it mandatory for people to opt in for the subsidy to continue getting the benefits. Kejriwal also said that those who wished to avail this subsidy must apply before September 30.
Delhi News Live Updates: EOW summons Nora Fatehi, asks her to join probe at 11 am on Thursday; Senior SP leader Azam Khan admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital after heart attack, condition stable; Apply for subsidy on power bills by September 30, CM Arvind Kejriwal announces. Follow live updates.
The State Election Commission Monday published the draft order for the delimitation of municipal wards in Delhi and the public can give suggestions and objections till October 3.
The Delimitation Commission has decreased the number of wards in Delhi’s civic body from the current 272 to 250 and the first draft of the redrawn boundary with maps and details of the altered wards has been put on the website of the commission sec.delhigovt.nic.in.
Now, all stakeholders like representatives of political parties, resident welfare associations as well as the general public can give their suggestions on the date to the State Election Commission.
The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) seeking direction to the Ministry of Urban Development “to grant permission for conversion of entire land measuring 1.33 acres allotted to the Supreme Court behind petrol pump near ITO as a chamber block for lawyers”.
A bench of Chief Justice of India U U Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat, however, declined to issue notice on its prayer to direct the Ministry “to convert entire area around the Supreme Court as a Supreme Court Complex so that all buildings across Supreme Court on Bhagwan Das Road, including Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia, Indian Law Institute, Indian Society of International Law among others, can be utilised either for conversion into chamber or for re-development as chamber block/ use for activities of Supreme Court or for other amenities for lawyers”.
Appearing for the lawyer’s body, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh pointed out that the Foreign Correspondents Club had already been issued eviction notice and urged the court to issue notice on its request that the premises be handed over to SCBA, but the SC bench refused to.
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