Sourav Roy Barman

Articles By Sourav Roy Barman

Delhi: This time too, women, 2-wheelers likely to be exempted from odd-even

During the odd-even period, private cars bearing registration number plates ending with odd and even digits are allowed to ply on alternate days.

Delhi: Transport dept gears up for odd-even, free bus rides to overlap

While the free rides scheme will be implemented from October 29, the car rationing policy will come into effect on November 4 and will go on till November 15.

Free rides scheme not about economic status of commuters: Delhi Transport Minister

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had sent his note to Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, who promptly approved it, following which it was placed before the Cabinet and cleared.

Delhi govt housing survey hopes to capture city’s ‘nomads’ too

Delhi has around 675 slum clusters officially, which are mostly on government land. The land-owning agencies include DDA, the municipal corporations, DUSIB and railways.

In 100-day message, PM Modi cites ‘big change’ in J&K, invokes ‘ISRO spirit’

“In those 100 seconds after 1.50 am, I experienced something. I saw how one incident kept the entire country awake, it brought the country together," PM Modi said.

Modi in Rohtak: At the rally, an echo of PM’s call against plastic

This time, after the rally, the venue was not carpeted with plastic waste in various forms and shapes — disposable glasses, cups, bottles, posters and banners.

Tripura University V-C resigns after sting video, claims threat to life

The Sunday Express has learnt that the government is not keen on keeping Dharurkar. The HRD Ministry forwarded his resignation letter to President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday itself.

No sedition in JNU case, says Delhi govt, set to reject sanction request

The Home Department is of the view that the activities of the accused, during an event on campus on February 9, 2016, “do not amount to sedition against the State”. The case is scheduled to come up in a city court on September 18.

Delhi: Passed in Assembly, 14 bills stuck with L-G, govt depts

The key bills that could not be notified despite being passed in the Assembly include the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill; the Delhi Right of Citizen to Time-Bound Delivery of Services Amendment Bill; the Code of Criminal Procedure (Delhi Amendment) Bill; and the Delhi School Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee Bill.

1.28 lakh vehicles at pollution centres in 4 days: As fines increase, people scramble to fix pollution

There are 938 PUC (Pollution Under Control) centres in the capital. The sudden surge triggered chaos, with many centres witnessing long queues and servers collapsing because of spike in applications.

Principal Secy’s take on division of power in Delhi illegal: Kailash Gahlot

Gahlot said Aggarwal’s interpretation, where he cited Article 239-AA(4) of the Constitution, is “wrong” as it effectively means that departments need to take the L-G’s approval even on matters falling out of the purview of reserved subjects of land, police and public order.

No on-spot cash challans in Delhi till new notification issued

The Delhi Transport Department has, meanwhile, proposed that the notification authorising the traffic department to “compound” traffic violations under the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, be issued in the L-G’s name, it is learnt.

Delhi: Power subsidy bill crosses Rs 2,200-cr mark

The Delhi Assembly Monday passed the “cash supplementary grant” to meet expenditure towards the power department’s subsidies to consumers, through private distribution companies BSES and Tata Power.

Tender floated for CCTV phase 2, will surpass London, says Delhi govt

Under the first phase, 1.4 lakh CCTVs are already being installed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). The government has set November as the deadline for completion of the first phase, worth Rs 571 crore.

People in high positions drift away, but not Jaitley, recalls school principal

Jaitley was a student at the school between 1957-69. On his official website, he described his time at St Xavier’s as “the most memorable because here I moulded my thoughts, which later shaped my political vision”.

CM Kejriwal to Centre: Bring in ordinance to allot Ravidas temple land, we will build

The resolution also said that the demolition “crushes not just religious sentiments but the history of Dalit struggle”.

Delhi metro staffer threatens to baton charge commuters; DMRC, CISF assure action

When contacted DMRC officials, it said that said the DMRC does not condone the use of such methods for controlling crowds at the stations as seen in this video.

President can’t exercise control based on half-baked communication: Law Secy

Under the Constitutional arrangements, the President is expected to administer Delhi through elected representatives for the business being assigned to the legislative assembly or through Lt Governor for business exclusively in his domain, namely police, public order and land.

Delhi: L-G’s opinion needed on govt decisions, law secy asserts

Law Secretary Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal has rendered his opinion, which goes against his immediate predecessor Sanjay Garg’s views, to Lt-Governor Anil Baijal, Law Minister Kailash Gahlot and Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev.

‘Encroachment hindered fire operations at AIIMS’

A firefighter who handled operations Sunday said the floors have been completely gutted: “I saw the damage firsthand... There were a lot of obstacles blocking the entries and exits. That could have been avoided.”