Three men were arrested for stabbing a 21-year-old man over 20 times in North East Delhi’s Sunder Nagri area Saturday, the police said, adding that the victim succumbed to his injuries. The police said the men killed the victim over an old rivalry and that precautionary force has been deployed in the area. The deceased has been identified as Manish, a resident of Sunder Nagri area. The accused, Aalam, Bilal and Faizan, are also residents of the area. They have been booked for murder, officers added.
The Delhi High Court on Saturday dismissed Satyendra Jain’s plea challenging the trial court’s order transferring the hearing of the alleged money laundering case from one judge to another. Jain had moved the high court last month challenging the September 23 order of the Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta, who transferred the money laundering case to Special Judge Vikas Dhull from Special Judge Geetanjali Goel, who was hearing his bail plea.
Meanwhile, a fire was reported on Saturday at Global Foyer Mall on Golf Course Road in Gurgaon. According to the Fire department, the fire was reported at a restaurant on the first floor of the mall around 6.15 am. A short circuit is suspected to be the cause. No injuries have been reported.
From today onwards, the Delhi government’s automatic subsidy on electricity bills is coming to an end. Delhi residents now have to “opt in” if they want to continue getting a subsidised bill. The Delhi government started the free electricity scheme in 2019. Under the scheme, consumers who use less than 200 units of power per month do not get charged any money at all in their bill. If you use more than 200 units, a bill is generated for all the units used, and not on consumption over 200 units. Those who use up to 400 units get a subsidy of 50% up to Rs 800. Read more to know about the application process.
In a bid to fight air pollution this winter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday announced a 15-point ‘winter action plan’, which includes using anti-smog guns, monitoring of dust mitigation measures at construction sites and enforcing measures that are already in place, like the ban on firecrackers.
Remarking that the air is the same everywhere, Kejriwal appealed to neighbouring states of the National Capital Region (NCR) to take measures to curb air pollution. Kejriwal said, “We need to take steps together. We will work with the states of the NCR, the Commission for Air Quality Management and the Union Government to reduce air pollution. I request neighbouring states to try and ensure that vehicles entering Delhi are running on CNG or are electric vehicles.”