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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ashna Butani

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Ashna is a correspondent with The Indian Express

At ‘Mahila’ Parliament, Bhagat Singh’s niece: ‘would’ve won much sooner had he been alive’
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Discussions revolved around the “crumbling” mandi system, inflation, unemployment, and corporatisation. The ‘speakers’ and ‘deputy speakers’ also touched on women-centric issues such as problems faced by widows in attaining property rights, land ownership etc.

Day three Of Kisan Protest: At Jantar Mantar, ‘mahila Parliament’ debates farm laws, mandi system
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Discussions revolved around the “crumbling” mandi system, inflation, unemployment, and corporatisation.

‘Struggling to pay rent, will keep CM in my prayers if he does good for us’
Mon, Jul 26, 2021

Najma said she had heard about the CM’s promise, but it was only when someone in the locality told her that a petition was being filed that she almost immediately decided to add her name.

Delhi: Hundreds join public hearing on food insecurity, say ration is still out of reach for them
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Many said that they have applied for ration cards multiple times but their requests were not processed, while others complained that their ration cards had been cancelled.

Mandi system crumbling, Centre needs to listen to us: Farmers’ chorus at Jantar Mantar on Day 2
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Two-hundred farmers were present, most of them new faces as they said they are attending the protest in batches. The DDMA under the L-G had earlier given permission to farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar, albeit in small batches.

Farmers begin protest at Jantar Mantar, Tomar says govt still has ‘open mind’
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Narendra Singh Tomar said that if farmer unions pointed out their objections to the provisions of the three farm laws they were protesting against, the government would be ready to discuss them with an “open mind”.

Farmers’ Protest Highlights: Security tightened at Jantar Mantar, Singhu border in Delhi
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Farmer protest Highlights: This is the first time since the tractor rally on January 26, when violence broke out in the national capital, that authorities have permitted the farmers to hold protests.

Shopkeepers down shutters in Sarojini Nagar Market in protest against Export Market closure
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Trade associations have accused authorities of imposing “unfair” conditions for reopening the market.

Waterlogging complaints pour in from parts of Delhi after heavy rain
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Delhi traffic police tweeted that there was heavy waterlogging at Kashapera underpass and advised against using the route.

Danish Siddiqui laid to rest in Jamia Millia Islamia, the university that shaped him
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

People took a minute to perform namaz-e-janaza, the Islamic funeral prayer, around 10 pm, after which he was buried at the graveyard of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Work on pedestrian subway behind traffic at Dilli Haat
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Delhi Traffic Police said the project is nearing completion and traffic will reduce gradually.

Why there’s a perpetual traffic jam opposite Dilli Haat
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

The project began on October 27 last year and was scheduled for completion by August 26 this year. However, the project had been stalled because of the lockdown and the labour shortage that ensued.

Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar shut till Tuesday for Covid violations
Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Shops selling essential commodities can remain open during the period.

YouTuber Karl Rock, who earned Kejriwal’s praise for donating plasma last year, says blacklisted by Indian govt
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

YouTuber Karl Rock, who has over 17,00,000 subscribers on his travel YouTube channel where he explores various cities in India, has been living with his wife, Manisha, and her family in Rohini for the past few years.

Delhi: 4 CCTVs at Minto Bridge, which sees waterlogging every year
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Footage will be monitored from the flood control room and on the phones of field staff, said officials. Further, a level sensor with a hooter has been installed, which will raise an alarm when the water reaches a predetermined level.

DDA to open doors to sports complexes today
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

DDA owns over 15 sports complexes in areas such as Siri Fort, Saket, Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Akshardham and Hari Nagar, offering more than 30 sporting facilities.

Delhi: Athletes, coaches turned away from stadiums despite DDMA order
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

The DDMA order on Sunday had stated that stadia/sports complexes are allowed to open without spectators.

Delhi: After notice to fast-track desilting of drains, PWD officials says 90% work completed
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

Desilting is done ahead of the rainy season to ensure roads don’t get waterlogged, a perennial problem in Delhi. This year, the monsoon, which usually sets by June 27 in the capital, has been delayed by another five days.

Delhi’s Chandni Chowk may see golf carts akin to those around Taj Mahal
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Phase 1 of redevelopment project wrapping up, boom barriers and CCTVs on the stretch soon

Delhi: Private hospitals roll out Sputnik V vaccine; over 3,000 vaccinated so far
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The Centre has fixed the price of the vaccine at Rs 1,145 per dose and requires pre-registration via the Cowin application.

Tailors to daily wagers to domestic helps – a familiar story in Delhi: Lower wages, little work
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Construction workers at labour chowks, tailors at Sadar Bazaar, vendors at Khanpur and domestic helps at Trilokpuri The Indian Express spoke to had one thing in common – all of them said that had they not accepted the job, someone else would have taken it.

Braving stigma, hesitancy, around 300 transgenders get vaccinated at special drive
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Several transgenders said they had not been vaccinated previously because of the discrimination they face in public spaces.

Delhi factory fire: For families of those missing, an anxious wait
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

The families said the workers packed shoes, which would be sold on online portals.

Six workers missing in shoe factory fire in Delhi’s Udyog Nagar, owner on the run
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

While six workers were rescued, six remain missing. The building has been declared dangerous by MCD officials.

Delhi unlocks: Work on infra projects picks up, most slated to be complete by year-end
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

The Indian Express takes a look at the revised deadlines of the major projects.

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