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Delhi street vendors hold eviction protest near Kejriwal’s residence
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

As per a report released by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in February, “Delhi makes for a unique case where vendors face resistance from both the administration and the judiciary”.

Delhi: Day after idol immersion, clean-up drive begins at 89 artificial ponds
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

At the Kalindi Kunj site, trucks loaded with the idols and filled to the brim with people kept pouring in even on Wednesday. A couple of police officers sat at the site, ensuring order as groups danced and celebrated the festival to drumbeats and music.

At Mahila Haat, some vendors say sales hit
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

Around 160 vendors set up shop at the Mahila Haat on Sunday as many protested at Asaf Ali Road against the eviction.

Delhi’s Karol Bagh vendors protest eviction drive by civic body
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

On July 1, the High Court ruled that 54 vendors of the Karol Bagh tehbazari market would be evicted for the pedestrianisation drive, and alternate areas with NOCs would be issued to them. Around 200 vendors were evicted on July 11.

Battery-powered bikes to zip from one Delhi Metro station to another
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Buoyed by the response, the company, which has entered into a partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, says it plans to expand the fleet, which currently stands at 250.

Evicted from Meena Bazaar, vendors claim authorities ignored Delhi HC stay order
Sun, Sep 29, 2019

Ever since Meena Bazaar was dismantled earlier this month, vendors from the area have been agitating against the eviction, which they claim goes against a 2015 High Court stay order.

Delhi: 4,000 teachers cleared for appointment to MCD schools
Sat, Sep 28, 2019

The DSSSB has sent the dossiers of the teachers to the corporations, and letters of appointment have been sent by them to the teachers seeking confirmation.

In relief for tenants, Delhi government relaxes rules to get prepaid power meter
Thu, Sep 26, 2019

On October 10, 2017, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) allowed installation of prepaid meters “for the first time” for tenants and applicants for temporary connections.

A capital plan: The history, and future, of Lutyens’ Delhi
Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Over the next five years, a mega project to reimagine and redevelop the heart of Delhi will take shape. The Indian Express reports on the history, and future, of Lutyens’ Delhi

Delhi: Firm redesigning Central Vista to be chosen in October
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

“Before October-end, we will announce the firm that will take over this project. On September 30, we will know the number of firms that have submitted proposals," said the official.

Structures built in 1960s, 70s should have been torn down earlier: Hardeep Singh Puri
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Central Vista revamp: Who said we are going to destroy Parliament building?

From Darya Ganj To Mahila Haat: Sunday book market reopens, amid some protests
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

When The Indian Express visited the market, it found only around 30 shops. As per the terms of the contract, the MCD-owned Mahila Haat will be leased out to the vendors every Sunday for two years, at a rent of Rs 200 per day. The contract will be renewed after two years.

‘PM Modi dream to reconstruct buildings between 1911-27’
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

This comes a day after the Ministry announced the “development/redevelopment of Parliament Building, Common Central Secretariat and Central Vista” or a revamp of Lutyens’ Delhi.

Lutyens’ Delhi to be revamped to bring it to ‘international standards’
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

This will be the first such kind of project since the early 20th Century when New Delhi was first established, an official said.

SDMC’s solar plant project at Faridabad in limbo as Haryana govt puts new charges
Sun, Sep 08, 2019

The plan to construct a 2.5 MW solar plant in Faridabad was chalked out last December when certain surcharges had been done away with under the new solar policy. DMRC and some villages in Faridabad would have been supplied power from the plant.

Queues lasting 10 hrs as vehicle owners scurry to get pollution certificates
Sun, Sep 08, 2019

On Saturday, several pollution checking centres in Delhi’s Kalkaji, Lodhi Road, Karol Bagh, Patparganj and nearby Noida and Gurgaon had hundreds of vehicles waiting in queues to take a test for the “pollution under check” (PUC) certificate.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal felicitates 87 teachers who went beyond classroom
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Eighty-seven teachers and heads of government schools in the capital were awarded for their innovative initiatives and contribution to the all-round development and growth of children. The Indian Express spoke to four of them.

25 years on, Kiran Bedi’s bid to help convicts’ children going strong
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

At the 25th year celebration of Kiran Bedi’s India Vision Foundation Saturday afternoon, former convicts, families of convicts currently serving terms, and teachers with the foundation spoke about the impact of its projects.

Labourer’s daughter cracks NEET — with some help
Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Akhilesh, who earns Rs 300 a day, said: “My younger daughter Ritu (18) is also now preparing for NEET exam through the scheme, and my son wants to study at IIT.” 

Blame lack of streetlights on unpaid bills, says Delhi firm
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

According to officials, the discom requires around Rs 68 lakh each month to maintain streetlights. However, TPDDL alleged that a tussle between North MCD and DSIIDC over the ownership of the streetlights have resulted in accumulation of arrears.

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