Mallica Joshi

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Delhi: Over 18k applicants granted seats under EWS did not report for admission last year

According to Education Department data, 45,000 seats are reserved for EWS category applicants at the entry level (nursery, KG and class I) in close to 1,700 private schools.

Nursery admission for EWS category begins today: Rs 1 lakh income limit too low, parents’ body writes to Delhi CM

The All India Parents’ Association (AIPA) has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking that the limit be increased from the existing Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per annum.

Delhi: Staggered no-detention policy for Classes 3, 5 and 8 in pipeline for city schools, says Sisodia

Once a child has passed Class III, he cannot be failed in Class IV. Similarly, after passing Class V, no one will be held back in Classes VI and VII.

Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna row: WhatsApp group at centre of discord, AAP and Alka Lamba make peace a day later

According to sources in AAP, as party leaders started asking how the part on withdrawing Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna had crept into the resolution, MLA Alka Lamba asked, on the party’s internal WhatsApp group, what the AAP’s stand officially was.

Political shelter to 1984 riots accused: HC cites Gujarat 2002 to make case for a law

Demanding a stronger legal system, the court said, “Neither ‘crimes against humanity’ nor ‘genocide’ is part of our domestic law of crime. This loophole Gujarat 2002 to Muzaffarnagar 2013: ‘Political patronage to mass killings’ needs to be addressed urgently.”

Anti-Sikh riots: Abject failure of police — rules Delhi High Court

Nirpreet Kaur’s testimony in court implicated the police directly. While the defence tried to paint her as an unreliable witness, the High Court on Monday said she “comes across as a fearless and truthful witness… Nothing in her deposition points to either untruthfulness or unreliability”.

Delhi: No NGT direction, confusion on fate of impounded vehicles

With no clarity on what should be done with these vehicles, which have also been de-registered, the Delhi Transport Department is now planning to come up with directions to scrap them.

Delhi air quality in November better than same period last year: Data

The peak pollution was also low, with the highest AQI of 486 last year as compared to 426 this year.

Delhi govt-Centre faceoff stalls Sarai Kale Khan terminal

The central hub of the RRTS, of which the first phase is a Metro-like service between Delhi and Meerut, followed by an extension to Alwar and Panipat, is Sarai Kale Khan.

It took some coconuts, and 25 years

The killing of a 27-yr-old tourist on the Andamans has brought the reclusive Sentinel tribe into the spotlight. An 83-yr-old anthropologist recalls his years of waiting, numerous visits, and many gifts, including a pig and buckets, leading up to one solitary meeting with them one fine day

American killed in Andaman: A veteran expert has a way out — Coconuts, iron, and some caution

Between 1966 and 1991, Pandit, 83, made several trips as part of the Anthropological Survey of India’s expeditions to remote islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and was the first anthropologist to land on the island and interact with members of the tribe.

Delhi: Kin of dead manual scavengers seek fresh start with machines

In August, the Delhi government had announced that it would help secure loans for people to buy sewer-cleaning machines.

Why AAP, Congress won’t tie up: LS, Assembly polls in quick succession

The Congress did not win a single seat in 2015, after ruling the state for 15 years.

Delhi Govt push takes Chhath Puja ghats from 72 in 2014 to 1,055 this year

Underscores significance of Purvanchali population ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections

Delhi Pollution: Not just PM, benzene, nitrogen dioxide also up

Like every year, the onset of winter has moved the topic of pollution to headlines and dinner table conversations.

Explained: How old vehicles are scrapped, replaced in countries around the world

Delhi alone has around 38 lakh vehicles that fall in this category. These, however, are just the number of vehicles registered with the Delhi Transport Department.

Over 50% fall in stubble burning so far, but worst is yet to come

Fire incidents during the 2018 stubble burning season in Punjab and Haryana have reduced by almost 55% between September 1 and October 23 compared to last year.

Policy in limbo: Delhi’s parking crisis

In a city where tempers routinely flare over parking space, a parking policy was seen as a ray of hope. Nine months after it was put up for public consultation, it remains stuck in red tape between the Delhi govt and L-G. With lakhs of vehicles vying for space and multi-level lots failing to take off, The Indian Express looks at the scope of the crisis.

Air quality tanks as Ravana and brothers go up in flames

Delhi’s air quality between 2 pm and 6 pm improved consistently. By 7 pm, around the time the effigies started going up in smoke, air quality started deteriorating — and fast.

Delhi: PM 1 concentration in air increasing, scientists say trend cause for worry

There are no national or international acceptable standards for PM1 concentration in the air, unlike those for PM2.5 and PM10. But studies across the world have indicated a link between the pollutant and cardio-vascular disease.