The statement comes even as AAP leaders and supporters marched to the PM’s house on Sunday evening “to plead with him to bring the IAS officers back to work”.
On a sit-in protest at the L-G’s Secretariat for the past week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has started a debate over Delhi’s future, statehood, and opposition unity. In an interview to The Indian Express, Kejriwal said the protest will continue for as long as it is necessary.
“We will hold a meeting with seniors on Monday where we will demand that Buniyaad classes be discontinued due to pollution and dust as the children should stay indoors in such conditions,” said a South corporation official.
The PIL comes against the backdrop of another plea in the HC filed Thursday, seeking that the sit-in by CM Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet at the L-G’s office be declared unconstitutional and illegal.
Comparing her governance with that of the AAP, Dikshit said the BJP was in power at the Centre when she became CM in 1998, and there was no conflict between them. She said she “successfully brought CNG to Delhi and privatised power industry”.
Five environment secys in three years Environment secretary and Delhi Jal Board CEO A K Singh is among the officers who were transferred from Delhi.
On spotting four ambulances and doctors at Raj Niwas during the day, the AAP leaders threatened to stop drinking water if they are “forcibly evicted”. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain have been on an indefinite fast for the past three and four days, respectively.
Among them were the high commissioners of Britain, South Africa and Bangladesh and the ambassadors of Russia, Canada, Iran and Iraq.
Police said stress regarding her son, who was unwell in Nepal, and their deteriorating financial situation might have led to it.
At 7.20 pm Thursday, religious leaders climbed the minar at Jama Masjid with a telescope, hoping to catch a glimpse of the moon.
Abhimanyu’s brother Arvind told The Indian Express: “My brother travelled 60 km and reached the exam centre an hour early. When the gates opened, he was denied entry since the Aadhaar Card’s QR code did not get scanned on the machine.
On Thursday, the air quality index for Delhi stood at 431, against 445 on Wednesday. The concentration of PM 10, the primary pollutant as of now, was 1,263 micrograms per cubic metre — 12 times the acceptable limit of 100 µg/m3.
Rattled by the complaints on the traffic situation in Delhi, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to plan short-term initiatives in this regard. The direction came after a presentation on traffic-related planning and issues. “Gauba appreciated the long-term plans regarding traffic congestion, but he directed the Delhi Police to […]
Sources said so far, about 50,000 people have downloaded the app and about 1.5 lakh people are using both the old app and Himmat app, police records show.
As per indicative data provided by the three corporations, around 53% of the students were present in south corporation schools; 48% attended classes in the North; and around 50% in the East.
Hussain claimed that the assault took place in front of police personnel deployed at the spot, and alleged that this was the third such incident of assault.
The PIL, filed by Delhi-based lawyer Hari Nath Ram through advocates Shashank Deo Sudhi and Shashi Bhushan, said that taxpayers’ money was being wasted for a constitutional bargain by the CM from the L-G.
The party also created a flutter by suspending a large banner from the roof of the Secretariat bearing the message: “Delhi Secretariat, there’s no strike here, people of Delhi are on duty, the Chief Minister of Delhi is on leave.”
Sunita said before Kejriwal went to meet the L-G Monday, he was hoping that the deadlock in the Delhi administration will “end soon”.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him, “with folded hands”, to intervene and end the agitation of the IAS officers.