As the temperature drops to single digits and lines outside the capital’s night shelters grow longer, The Indian Express heads to centres for the differently abled, drug addicts and the sick and injured to take stock of life inside
Under flyovers, in schools, in offices and any possible government space, farmers are locking up cows and bulls everywhere keeping them away from fields in the crucial rabi season. As government struggles against their burgeoning number, anger is growing, solutions dwindling.
On Tuesday, the state government imposed a 0.5 per cent cow welfare cess on excise items to fund such shelters after widespread anger in western UP, where villagers have started herding strays to schools in Agra, Aligarh and Mathura.
Part of an eclectic list of around 200 personalities, their voices will shape the Delhi government’s ambitious oral history project, in the pipeline for over a year, which is set to be launched on January 14.
On Friday, two AAP MLAs were issued showcause notices after a resolution passed in the Delhi Assembly demanded that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of the Bharat Ratna since he had “justified the 1984 anti-Sikh riots”.
The amount, calculated on a per bus basis, covers capital charges, maintenance cost, manpower charge and power consumption charge, states the report prepared by the DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System). The cost will increase further if infrastructure for charging these buses are created only in depots and not terminals.
In August, an order was issued by Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam warning officials with action over their alleged tendency of “secretly” dealing with files of public importance by keeping the Chief Minister and other ministers in the “dark”.