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Friday, August 14, 2020

Sourav Roy Barman


Delhi: Discoms want power tariff hiked, cite loss of revenue during pandemic
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

DERC chairman Justice (retd) SS Chauhan told The Indian Express that the regulator will take the losses being suffered by the companies and government due to Covid-19 into account while drawing up the revised tariff, due to be issued by the end of August.

Explained: How Delhi hopes to become India’s electric vehicle capital
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Currently, the share of EVs is negligible in Delhi. Within the next one year, the Delhi government aims to induct at least 35,000 EVs across segments and the five-year plan envisages induction of 5 lakh EVs.

Fresh attempt to decongest ITO, traffic on six roads to be studied
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

To begin with, a five-month feasibility study is set to be launched to prepare a roadmap of the proposed changes in road design, carry out surveys to find out the volume of fast and slow moving vehicles, their origin and destination, and pedestrian count, among others.

Delhi: Doorstep delivery scheme halted, some staff lose jobs
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The services, launched in September 2018, have remained suspended since March 23 due to corona. During the launch, the sahayaks were lauded as being the backbone of the ambitious project.

Tablighi Jamaat: 44 foreigners choose to face trial over plea deal
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

The pharmacy technician from New York is among 44 foreigners who have chosen to stand trial on charges of violating visa rules and Covid regulations after participating in the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi that was later linked to infections in 14 states.

Ask Delhi govt for funds to repay loan, Centre tells DMRC
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

The DMRC had earlier written to the Centre requesting it to defer payment of its loan installment for the year 2020-21. It owes JICA, which has so far granted Rs 35,198 crore as loan to DMRC, Rs 1,242.83 crore in the current financial year, including principal and interest amounts.

DDC to study ways to boost capital’s tax
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

On Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) has been tasked with carrying out a study within two months to expand the state government’s revenue base.

Delhi: Anand Vihar bus route sees trial run of contactless ticketing
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Once the project is scaled up, commuters can pay using mobile apps by scanning QR codes pasted behind every seat and receive e-tickets, which will also have the expected time of arrival at their destination.

Delhi L-G rejects AAP govt’s decision to reopen hotels
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

According to government estimates, there are around 55 five-star hotels in Delhi, 120 four-star facilities, and around 1800 three-star hotels. There are also over 1500 budget hotels in the city.

Delhi hotels to open, gyms to remain shut for now
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The Delhi government said that a decision has been taken to allow the normal functioning of hotels, along with hospitality services — these were already permitted under the Union Home Ministry's guidelines issued on June 4.

Delhi government cuts VAT on diesel to 16.75%; price to come down by Rs 8.36 per litre
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

In May, the Delhi government had increased VAT from 27 per cent to 30 per cent on petrol and 16.75 per cent to 30 per cent on diesel.

4.78 lakh rapid tests between June 18-July 29: Comply with protocol on antigen tests, says Kejriwal
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

On Monday, the Delhi High Court had asked the Delhi government why it was going with rapid antigen testing, which has a higher rate of false negative results as compared to RT-PCR, as the primary mode of Covid testing.

On Delhi portal, job-seekers call in from Bengal to Kerala
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Within two days of the Delhi government launching a new job portal — — to revive the local economy from its Covid slump, it’s a virtual stampede for slots, say several employers.

Delhi govt rejects lawyers’ panel police proposed to argue riots case
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The Delhi Police had sent a proposal to appoint six senior lawyers, including Tushar Mehta and Aman Lekhi, as Special Public Prosecutors in 85 cases related to riots and anti-CAA protests.

Explained: How Delhi govt hopes to tackle the unemployment crisis through a new job portal
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Making the announcement, CM Arvind Kejriwal stressed on the need to revive Delhi's economy, appealing to industrialists, traders, market associations, NGOs among others to come ahead and help get businesses back on their feet.

Woman abandoned by family finds an unlikely new home
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Abandoned by her son, 70-year-old Leelavati Devi was among thousands stranded across India as cities and towns were brought to a halt to contain the Covid pandemic.

Delhi: Soon, one portal to register property
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Considering the multiplicity of agencies in Delhi, the same task currently requires a person to browse through multiple portals or make trips to government offices, before registering the property at one of the many sub-registrar offices in the city.

Delhi Assembly flags ‘protocol violations’ by govt officers
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Assembly Deputy Secretary (Legislation) Sunil Dutt Sharma wrote to Dev earlier this month on the directions of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.

Delhi govt clears proposal to allow doorstep delivery of ration
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

"The scheme has been accorded approval by the Cabinet this morning. Implementing it will take six to seven months as it involves tendering, appointing consultants etc. This is a revolutionary step," Kejriwal said.

Five months since NE Delhi riots, 700 compensation applications pending
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Victims shuffle between offices; pandemic, lockdown slows process further

As AAP insists on lawyers, it says: BJP engineered riots in Delhi
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

“The riots in Delhi were an outcome of a deep conspiracy by the BJP. The riots were engineered by the BJP. I am maintaining this from day one and reiterating today. I said this in Parliament as well that the BJP organised the riots," said AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

Teen from Nepal, Djibouti fruit seller among 900 Tablighis still in capital
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Having spent over four months in quarantine centres ever since they were evacuated from the Nizamuddin Markaz in March, the duo have now shifted to two private schools in South-east Delhi, which are doubling up as lodging facilities for around 200 foreign nationals who were part of the gathering

Speed up verification of labourers, says Delhi HC
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The numbers, submitted by the Delhi government to the Delhi High Court in an ongoing case, indicate how thousands of workers are unable to benefit from welfare measures mandated under the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996.

Delhi: For volunteer’s family who died of Covid, concerns about clearing loans
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Singh is survived by his wife and two children — a son in class IX and a daughter who cleared class XII boards on the day he passed away at Dwarka’s Venkateshwar Hospital.

Coronavirus: Trend continues of more recoveries than new cases in Delhi, CM says under control but stay cautious
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Wednesday that the capital’s Covid-19 growth has slowed, remaining well below previous projections