On Tuesday, after Sisodia held a press conference saying officers were attending meetings called by ministers, Kejriwal and Rai finally walked out of the L-G Secretariat, where they had been on a sit-in since June 11.
A Chief Minister on protest, an embattled bureaucracy and a case in Supreme Court — the AAP govt’s pitch for statehood has many moving parts. The Indian Express look at how the demand for autonomy has played out in the past, and where different parties have stood on it.
From a court battle between Delhi and Haryana to angry exchanges between neighbours — water scarcity in the capital is playing out in many ways this year. The Indian Express takes stock of the worst-hit areas, where life revolves around when the water tanker will arrive
Vilayati kikar, introduced by the British, has wiped out other trees wherever it has grown. Delhi has come up with a plan to remove it from the Ridge. How does it address a challenge that many other states, too, face?
Wheat is harvested in this belt during the last week of April. The stalks left behind after harvesting are then set on fire by farmers to prepare for the next crop, adding to air pollution in the entire region from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh.
It was brought to Delhi by the British in 1920s, when New Delhi was being built. The tree has deep roots and monopolises water and sunlight, effectively killing off any competition, especially Delhi’s native trees.
In 2017, four episodes of squalls along with dust storms and thunderstorms were reported throughout the month. In 2016, this number was eight — of which only three were reported in the first half of the month.
Mission Buniyaad is an exercise to improve learning levels in students of classes III-IX. It is an extension of the Chunauti scheme, started by the Delhi government to improve learning levels after a survey found that students were faring poorly.
According to Delhi government sources, since the appointments were considered “void ab initio”, or having no legal validity since the beginning, questions about the salaries paid to them can be raised in the future.
Dinesh Mohaniya, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) vice-chairperson, said he was not aware of the problem. A senior DJB official, however, said that several STPs have not been working as desired for a long time now, and DPCC reports have flagged this issue several times.