Delhi news highlights: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Wednesday accused the Centre of playing fraud on the people of Delhi by not allowing the state government to form a committee to look into deaths caused by shortage of oxygen during the second Covid wave in April and May. Sisodia said that in response to his letter asking that Delhi be allowed to form a committee to look into these deaths, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said that there was no need.
Meanwhile, the daily Covid case count continued to drop in Delhi as the city reported 39 new Covid cases on Tuesday and zero fatalities for the fifth consecutive day. Since the second wave, this is the 15th time the national capital has seen zero Covid-related deaths in a day.
In the past 24 hours, at least 114 people have been recovered with the total Covid tally at 14,37,485. Currently, there are 411 active cases in Delhi. Meanwhile, over 1.24 crore people in Delhi have been vaccinated since the inoculation drive started on January 16 and over 35 lakh people have got both doses.
After a 12-hour long meeting, the Delhi University’s Academic Council has passed the implementation of the National Education Policy which will kick start next year for the 2022-2023 academic year. 16 members of the council who were against the decision said a proper discussion was not held.
In another development, the Delhi High Court has directed a Delhi branch of the Kotak Mahindra Bank to ensure that a minimum balance amount of Rs 1 crore and 80 lakh is maintained in the Afghanistan Embassy’s bank accounts. The amount is owed by the embassy to an Indian company which had won an arbitral award. The court in June had directed the embassy to file affidavits disclosing the assets owned and held by it in India and also ordered it to deposit the award amounts with the Registrar General of the court within four weeks. The latest order from the court has been passed in an application seeking attachment of movable and immovable assets of the embassy.