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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Shivam Patel


Roads dug up, sewer lines a mess: Rural Delhi has development on mind
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The problems faced by residents at this village is not too dissimilar to those in other rural belts in outer regions of North West Delhi. Most people in these areas said they voted keeping in mind these problems and for parties that will help solve them.

Central Vista revamp may face legal hurdle, experts tell DDA
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

The redevelopment plans include building a new, triangular-shaped Parliament house and moving all union ministries and offices to the Central Vista in 10 “doughnut-shaped” identical buildings on four tracts of government land between India Gate, and the Rail and Vayu Bhawans.

Politics around it superficial, Yamuna problems run deep
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Cleaning the Yamuna has found a mention in the manifestos of all three parties as well as in speeches by leaders. In an interview to The Indian Express, Kejriwal said one of the things his government will focus on if it returns to power is cleaning the river.

1,300 objections and suggestions on Central Vista redevelopment
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A hearing was held Thursday at the DDA’s INA office, where those who had made the written objections and suggestions presented their “oral evidence” before the DDA’s Board of Enquiry and Hearing.

Delhi elections: Yogi retakes Pak route; says AAP opened more liquor shops, less schools
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Monday’s address was consistent with Adityanath’s speeches in the capital since February 1, with Shaheen Bagh, Pakistan and biryani common key words that find a mention almost throughout.

Will Vote For Local Issues, Say Residents: In Hari Nagar, 2 candidates familiar faces, 3rd more well known online
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

The reason, voters say, is the accessibility, familiarity and previous work done by the AAP and Congress candidates in the constituency. The BJP candidate, though popular on social media, does not evoke the same connect, residents say.

Shah spells it out, again: Elections a contest between Modi and Shaheen Bagh supporters
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Shah also credited the PM with finding solutions to issues like the Ram temple and Article 370, and accused the Opposition of opposing the BJP as they feared a backlash from their vote bank.

In Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, water shortage a talking point, AAP says 70% work done
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

People living in wards D and E of Sangam Vihar said piped water is being supplied in most areas after the lines were laid last year. However, the infrastructure does not appear to be complete in some pockets.

Delhi assembly elections: Pollution makes appearance in promises by all three parties
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

All major political parties have spoken about the need to tackle this crisis, but a close eye would be kept on their manifestos, expected to be released this week, to see if the issue finds a mention.

Republic Day parade: Over 1 lakh attend, many left out despite tickets in hand
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

As per police estimates, more than one lakh people turned up for the annual event. Among these, over a thousand were left out after entry was barred by 9 am as the stands filled up. Despairing, with tickets in hand, the only compensation for those waiting outside was the air show.

Vote for schools, hospitals, not for a party: Arvind Kejriwal
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

In his first roadshow after filing his nomination for the February 8 polls, the AAP chief stuck to the party’s main poll plank — improvements in the city’s education, healthcare, and power and water supply.

Students surround V-C office, Jamia to approach court for FIR against cops
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

A signed assurance was given by the V-C to students after a day-long protest outside her office, during which students held two discussions with her and even called for her resignation if their demands were not met.

Diversity, efficiency, flexibility: The brief for redeveloping New Delhi’s Central Vista
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The buzz surrounding the Union government’s ambitious redevelopment project of the Central Vista is strong — just as it was in the early 20th century when architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker embarked on their journey of turning New Delhi into the Capital of colonial India.

Delhi Jal Board project to let people check water quality in their locality online
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

DJB officials associated with the project told The Indian Express that the pilot would be implemented in South and South West Delhi first. It is expected to be expanded to cover the entire city in around three to six months,

A gunshot, then sharp pain: Man ‘shot’ at Jamia protest
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

On January 5, The Indian Express reported that an investigation into the violence during the December 15 protests had revealed that three bullets were fired by two police personnel in front of an ACP-rank officer — contrary to the Delhi Police claims that not a single bullet was fired by them during the clashes.

JNU: At ABVP march, claims that their members targeted & a familiar slogan
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Speaking at the JNU’s north gate, Manish Jangid, secretary of the ABVP’s JNU wing, claimed Left leaders, including the JNU students’ union president and the general secretary of the All India Students’ Association, attacked students inside the campus and in hostels while leading the mobs.

JNU violence: Delhi Police watch as ambulances smashed, leaders heckled
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

JNU violence happened in darkness as all streetlights in front of the gates were switched off. Occasionally, one or two policemen would intervene and disperse the crowd.

Delhi: 2019 saw more ‘good’ air days than 2018; ‘Policy, enforcement helped’
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

While the number of ‘good, satisfactory and moderate’ air quality days increased from 159 to 182, the number of ‘poor, very poor and severe’ days decreased from 206 to 183 in 2019.

Weeks after campus was stormed, Jamia is fighting back — with some street art
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Since then, the area outside the university has become ground zero for protests against the new citizenship law and a proposed national register of citizens, with many calling it 'Jamia Square', reminiscent of Tahrir Square which was the focal point of the 2011 Egypt revolution.

Delhi: Despite intense cold wave, December AQI better than 2018
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), analysed by The Indian Express, shows there were also higher number of ‘moderate’ and ‘poor’ air quality days in December 2019 compared to the December before that.