Mallica Joshi

Articles By Mallica Joshi

East, New Delhi, Chandni Chowk got most time from Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal is expected to release the party’s election manifesto Thursday. He will also meet MLAs, the seven candidates and senior party leaders to set the tone for the third and final phase of the campaign.

Delhi Lok Sabha elections candidates: Avg age 45, AAP ‘youngest’ among 3

Women, meanwhile, continued to be under-represented, with each party backing only one woman candidate each — Congress’s Dikshit, AAP’s Atishi and BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi.

Day after JJP tie-up, AAP again reaches out to Congress

The statement came a day after AAP and Jannayak Janata Party announced an alliance in Haryana, where AAP will contest on three seats and JJP on seven.

Congress won’t play ball, AAP allies with JJP in Haryana, will contest 3 seats

The development comes two days after coalition talks broke down between AAP and Congress in Delhi, over the former’s insistence on seat sharing in Haryana.

As Sanjay Singh rejects alliance, Cong says it was AAP idea to begin with

The two parties had come to an understanding for Delhi, where AAP would have contested on four seats and Congress on three. But AAP’s demands outside the city played spoiler. The Congress, meanwhile, hit back at AAP, questioning its sincerity in defeating the BJP.

Machines to replace manual scavenging roll out, kin of victims first beneficiaries

The first eight to get the machines will be for the kin of those whose family members died after inhaling noxious fumes from sewers and one manual scavenger who escaped death in an incident at Lajpat Nagar in August 2017.

Tough for govt to pay beyond class VIII: Education Minister Manish Sisodia

A government notification of 2007 says all schools on government land will have to reserve 20% seats for EWS children and there is no question of these children being forced to pay fee or leave, says Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia.

Hardlook: Holes in the safety net

Far from the excitement of entering a new grade, thousands of EWS children are facing an uncertain future as they reach Class IX. With parents being asked to pay fee they cannot afford, The Indian Express looks at what caused the crisis

At Amity International, Mayur Vihar: Students no longer under EWS quota, parents worried

In 2007, before RTE came into force, a statutory regulation said that all such schools have to reserve 20 per cent seats for EWS category children. All these students have to be provided free education till Class XII.

Delhi: Year on, project to remove vilayati kikar makes no headway

The government had engaged the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems head C R Babu, a noted ecologist, for the task.

Delhi pvt schools seek fee from EWS students, but govt hands tied by tight purse strings

While three schools have already sent notices to parents telling them to start paying fee from the current academic session, sources say many others are mulling similar action.

Statehood for Delhi missing from Congress manifesto, AAP says ‘dhokha’

AAP’s attack comes against the backdrop of several attempts by the two parties to stitch together a pre-poll alliance in the city.

DTC’s fired workers have a message for AAP: Not welcome at our homes

“All former employees whose services were terminated put up these posters in March. Some of them were removed by AAP workers... AAP could not do anything for us," said Valmiki Jha, who was the president of Delhi contract employees’ association.

As AAP MP offers Congress 2 seats, Kejriwal says no talks being held

In a press conference in the afternoon Rai said AAP was tired of waiting for an answer from the Congress and a decision that the party will go it alone has been made. Barely two days ago, Rai had said the AAP was keeping its door open for talks.

Willing to rejoin Congress if party accepts me: Alka Lamba

Alka Lamba started out as an NSUI member in the early 1990s and was elected as the Delhi University Students’ Union president in 1995. NSUI is the student wing of the Congress.

Will join Congress if party accepts me back: AAP MLA Alka Lamba

Lamba and the AAP leadership have been at loggerheads since a resolution demanding that former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's Bharat Ratna be taken back was purportedly passed in the Delhi Assembly in December last year.

NRC, national security in our manifesto, not statehood: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari said if a chief minister is going to stop the Prime Minister, the President and foreign dignitaries from going about their work, how will the country function.

5-2 or 3-3-1: How seat sharing math came in the way of AAP, Congress chemistry

AAP had on Saturday announced candidates from six seats — but insiders from both parties maintained that was a “pressure tactic”. Congress is yet to declare the name of any candidate.

Explained: State of play after Delhi Congress again rules out alliance with AAP

AAP insiders say the party came second on all seven seats in 2014 and is not willing to give more than 2 seats to the Congress. The Congress, however, said it wanted at least three seats.

‘Crop residue burning main contributor to Delhi’s bad air’

Burning of crop residue or wood and vehicular emissions, both contribute around 40% each to pollution in Delhi, the study says, adding that in Chinese megacities, the pollution load from fossil fuel combustion is much higher, at around 70% to 80%.