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Delhi News Highlights: EOW summons Nora Fatehi, asks her to join probe at 11 am on Thursday

Delhi News Highlights: Fatehi is being questioned by Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2022 10:37:40 pm
nora fatehiBollywood actor Nora Fatehi. (File)

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.

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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.

20:28 (IST)14 Sep 2022
EOW summons Nora Fatehi, asks her to join probe at 11 am on Thursday

Actor Nora Fatehi has been summoned by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police and asked to join probe on Thursday at 11 am. Fatehi is being questioned by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

20:03 (IST)14 Sep 2022
'Have completed questioning Jacqueline Fernandez': Delhi Police

Delhi Police said that they have completed questioning Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez. They added that they are going to summon her again in the coming days for more rounds questioning. She reached at 11.20 am and left at around 7.50 pm today, they said.

19:17 (IST)14 Sep 2022
CBI catches two policemen red-handed while taking bribe in Shahdara

Two police personnel, posted with Gandhi Nagar police station in Shahdara district were caught red-handed by the CBI on Wednesday, when they were taking bribe from a hawker.

19:03 (IST)14 Sep 2022
Don’t withhold staff salaries for lack of attendance on MCD Smart App: Delhi HC to civic body

The Delhi High Court has directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to ensure that salaries of paramedical staff working at its hospitals are not withheld on account of them not being able to mark their attendance on MCD Smart App through a smartphone.

Justice Rekha Palli issued notice to the Delhi government and MCD on a petition challenging the latter’s direction that salaries of all paramedical staff of Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis (RBIPMT) and Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases (MVID) hospitals be released only after they mark their attendance through the application.

Paramedical Technical Staff Welfare Association of MCD in the petition before the court submitted that many of its members are not educated and do not own smartphones. Therefore, it is not possible for them to mark their attendance through the MCD Smart App, the union argued.

The court in the order dated September 12 said despite advance service of the petition, no one has appeared for the MCD, no explanation can be sought from it as to why paramedical staff attendance, for the interregnum, cannot be marked by any other mode till they are able to purchase smartphones and are provided the necessary training to operate the app.

18:43 (IST)14 Sep 2022
AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak’s election challenged, Delhi HC seeks his response

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak on a petition challenging his election to Rajinder Nagar constituency and seeking an order to ban him from contesting any elections for six weeks.

The election petition filed by a voter from his constituency alleges that Pathak committed corrupt practices as defined under the Representation of the People Act and seeks a declaration that his election to the constituency be declared null and void.

Seeking a reply to the petition within six weeks, Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani directed the Election Commission of India and the Returning Officer to preserve the nomination papers and other documents pertaining to the byelection held on June 23, during the pendency of the election petition. The court has listed the matter for hearing on November 21. Read more here

18:10 (IST)14 Sep 2022
Delhi Police issues 17 challans for not wearing seat belts in backseat

The Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday issued 17 challans to people for not wearing seat belts in the backseat/rear seat of the cars. Police said a special drive was conducted in the afternoon in New Delhi district and 17 people were fined Rs 1,000 each for flouting norms.

17:46 (IST)14 Sep 2022
Azam Khan admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital following heart attack

Senior SP leader Azam Khan has been admitted in the coronary ICU at Ganga Ram Hospital. He was admitted three days ago after suffering a heart attack.

According to sources, stent has been placed in his heart after multiple blockages found in artery.

17:36 (IST)14 Sep 2022
FIR against Delhi school staffers for ‘assaulting journalist, breaking camera’

An FIR has been registered against staffers of a Delhi government school in Northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura after a DD News journalist alleged that he and his colleagues were thrashed and their camera was broken at the school, the police said Wednesday. The journalist and his colleagues were working on a ground report at the school when they were allegedly stopped and thrashed.

The police said a case has also been registered on the complaint of a school teacher who alleged that the journalist forcefully entered the school and assaulted staffers. Three persons – two journalists and a teacher – sustained minor injuries during the scuffle and were taken to the hospital for a medico-legal certificate (MLC), officers added.

A PCR call about the incident was made at 1.40 pm on Tuesday by the journalist who alleged wrongful confinement and destruction of his camera. A senior police official said, “The SHO, along with the team, reached the spot. During the inquiry, it was found that a senior correspondent from DD News along with his assistant and a cameraman went to said school at 1 pm to shoot a ground report. While they were shooting, some teachers objected to it and obstructed them… snatched their video camera and manhandled them. In this process, the camera was broken and the recording was destroyed.”

On the complaint of the journalist, a case under sections of assault and criminal intimidation has been registered against unnamed staffers. “The matter is being investigated. No arrests have been made yet,” said the officer.

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Look into plight of Hindu migrants from Pakistan living without power supply in slum: Delhi HC to Centre

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Delhi: Step-by-step guide to applying for electricity subsidy

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 59% 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. Read more

13:28 (IST)14 Sep 2022
Delhi power subsidy: Here's what happens when you give a missed call to 7011311111

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that those who wish to apply for power subsidy can give a missed call on 7011311111. With this,  residents will get a form on WhatsApp which should be filled out.  

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Watch | Delhi residents should opt for free power subsidy by Sept 30 to continue to avail benefits: CM Kejriwal
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Consumers can fill and submit a form to apply for subsidy: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that in order to avail free subsidy on free bills, consumers can either fill and submit a form to, will be sent along with power bills, or apply to the number: 7011311111. People can give a missed call, WhatsApp or text 'Hi' and get the form and opt for a subsidy. 

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said, “From the next cycle, people will get a form along with their electricity bill which they have to fill to continue subsidy… second option electronic –we are also launching a missed call number 7011311111 you have to give a missed call or send a text message ‘hi’…you will receive opt in form for subsidy…. Within after three days, consumers will get a confirmation message. All people who will apply September 31 will get subsidy fron October 1."

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Jacqueline Fernandez arrives at EOW office in extortion case

Jacqueline Fernandez arrived at the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) office for questioning on Wednesday morning after the Delhi Police  issued a third summons to the Bollywood actor, in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Chandrashekhar had allegedly extorted Rs 200 crore from the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh.

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The arrested have been identified as Dipanshu, a resident of Hapur, Gaurav Bhati and Nizam who are both residents of Ghaziabad, police said. Two others – Gopal who is a resident of Palwal, Haryana and Noor alias Rinku who is a resident of Ghaziabad – are absconding. Dipanshu, who is the gang leader, is a vehicle thief and alcohol smuggler with a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head and is wanted in at least 22 cases of theft, cheating and forgery registered across Delhi-NCR, police said. Read more

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MCD wards delimitation draft ready: Here is how you can raise objections or give suggestions

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.

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SC Bar Association wants land for lawyers’ chambers, eyes Foreign Correspondents Club space

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”.

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