Delhi News Highlights: A massive fire broke out at the Jhandewalan cycle market in central Delhi on Friday afternoon, officials said. The information about the blaze was reported at 2.05 pm following which 27 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, they said, adding that the flames were brought under control by 4.30 pm. No casualty has been reported so far.
The Ministry of Home Affairs Friday issued a notification declaring IAS officer Ashwani Kumar of AGMUT cadre, 1992 batch, as the special officer of the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) that will come into force from Sunday. The present South MCD Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti has been appointed as the commissioner of the unified MCD.
The Delhi High Court has set the next bail hearing of Umar Khalid, accused in the larger conspiracy of Northeast Delhi riots, for Monday. During the hearing Friday, Justice Siddharth Mridul questioned the use of words ‘inquilab’ and ‘krantikari’ in his speeches.” It’s not a crime to use the word ‘inquilab’. I used it in the context of people standing against a discriminatory law”, Senior Advocate Trideep Pais, representing Khalid, informed the court. Justice Mirdul also stated, “The revolution by itself is never bloodless. When he uses the word, it necessarily does not mean bloodless. We want to know in what context he used it.”