Lahoti has not been able to convene meetings of the board on time and formed the functioning committees in a year. Lahoti has made several and admirable decisions to make herself the most successful mayor of the city. Lahoti started the Mayor Jan Sunwai program. Lahoti introduced the compulsion of singing National Anthem and National Song and biometric system for developing work culture at JMC. The controversy that started between Lahoti and JMC Commissioner Ravi Jain last month also affected the functioning of the JMC.

December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC

Energy Minister of State, Pushpendra Singh on Tuesday counted upon achievements of his department and made new announcements. However, there was no action plan containing the accidents due to electric current and transformer bursts. Counting the achievements of his department, Singh said that there is no village in the state which is not electrified. He said that after the Uday Yojana, the liabilities of the power companies have also been reduced. Earlier, it was 9 rupees 20 paise per unit, which is now 8 rupees 10 paise per unit.

December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC

The Delhi High court has directed the DG (Prisons), city government and the police to implement a system which would let one know about the records of the undertrials lodged in the jail. "We direct the District Judge (Headquarters), DG (Prisons) and Delhi police to make suggestions and implement a system where there is immediate transmission of information," the court said. The court's direction comes while hearing a PIL which was initiated pursuant by a letter written by a Supreme Court Judge Justice Kurian Joseph. The letter also stated that 32 children of the undertrial prisoners are also forced to stay in the prison along with their mothers. The report suggested guidelines for preparation and updation of the record of the undertrial prisoners.

December 12, 2017 22:07 UTC

We have done some good work and with the continuation of programmes you will see Rajasthan upwardly mobile. Q: Is there any chance of next edition of Resurgent Rajasthan in last year of your government? But, see I have a deep unshakable bond with Rajasthan. Who will win the Gujarat, Rajasthan next year and the Parliamentary polls after that ? A: Undoubtedly we will win in Gujarat and Rajasthan and form a government again at the Centre.

December 12, 2017 22:07 UTC

The Congress party leaders also staged a protest at the district headquarters against the government’s celebration and called it a waste of public money. The party leaders have protested against the misrule of the government which has been a complete failure to meet the promises committed by the party,” Pilot said at press conference held at party headquarters. The leader also took on Raje government for privatization of education and health institutions terming the decision bad for the commoners. The pilot also accused the Raje government of corruption. He blamed that be it mines scam, LED scam, sand mining, giving contracts to NGOs under MJSY Scheme, BJP government was mired in corruption.

December 12, 2017 22:07 UTC





Delhi HC on Tuesday told the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to inspect the DLF Place, a popular mall in south Delhi to find out if the kiosks inside it posed a risk to public health or safety. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the direction after it was informed that the authorities had inspected only the Select Citywalk mall following the orders of the court. During the proceedings on Tuesday, the court also directed the DDA to file an affidavit on the inspection conducted at Select Citywalk and fixed the matter for April 18. Appearing for Select Citywalk mall, the counsel submitted that the petition was filed without any verification of facts. The court was hearing a PIL alleging that commercial activities inside the open areas of the popular south Delhi malls — Select Citywalk and DLF Place — could pose a risk to public safety if there was a fire or an earthquake.

December 12, 2017 22:04 UTC

The highest panel also changed the name of pensions scheme meant for prisoners arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules (DIR) into Rajasthan Loktantra Senani Samman Nidhi. The Cabinet gave a nod to amendments to cover left out prisoners, who were detained during the emergency, for the current pension scheme. “Currently, a provision in the scheme makes prisoners being Rajasthan native to get the pension when detained in the prisons of the state. Now, any Rajasthan prisoner detained anywhere in the country under MISA, DRI will get same medical allowances and pension. There are 1,050 registered prisoners listed in Rajasthan.

December 12, 2017 21:56 UTC

In two separate incidents, two children aged two years drowned in the national Capital on Tuesday. While the girl drowned in a drain, the boy drowned in a bucket. The child's mother had gone to a neighbour's house while his father was sleeping inside at the time. The bucket was kept at the end of a small staircase, The child was playing near the staircase. In another incident, a two-year-old girl died after falling into a drain outside an east MCD school in northeast Delhi's Maujpur area.

December 12, 2017 21:45 UTC

"Will prayer reach God if you pray on illegal property? ", the Delhi High court asked on Tuesday while dealing with encroachments around the 108-feet tall Hanuman statue in the Karol Bagh area of Central Delhi. The bench directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)'s additional commissioner to inspect all the buildings in Old Rajinder Nagar within a week from Tuesday. Additional Commissioner of NDMC to physically inspect the building in Old Rajinder Nagar within one week from today," the court said in its order. Where do they get the authority to maintain it," the court asked as it expressed its displeasure on the ongoing commercial activities and illegal car parking in the area.

December 12, 2017 21:45 UTC

A 19-year-old youth and a man were caught red-handed by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for trying to sneak into the Delhi Metro with a country made pistol and some cash at the Adarsh Nagar station. The duo were immediately arrested and the matter is now being probed by the Delhi police. Immediately, he stopped the conveyor belt as well as the passenger and informed the matter to his senior officials. The bag was physically checked in presence of the passenger and a country made pistol along with cash amounting to Rs 40,408 was recovered. The matter was informed to Delhi Metro Rail Police (DMRP), Kashmere Gate.

December 12, 2017 21:45 UTC

A gang of thieves, which had chosen music festivals and concerts held in the Capital as its place of work, was busted after two of its members were nabbed. According to senior officers, the gang came under the police radar after several complaints were received about people losing their wallets, phones, and other valuables while attending music festivals and concerts. It was also revealed that the duo stole valuables from marriages and parties also," DCP (south) Chinmoy Biswal said. "During questioning, the duo revealed that they used work as waiters in a hotel in Nizamuddin and would steal valuables from parties. Gradually, they gained confidence and started buying tickets for major concerts and festivals across the city .

December 12, 2017 21:45 UTC

A 55-year-old man shot his wife dead over suspicion that she was involved in an extra-marital affair. The incident took place in southwest Delhi's RK Puram area, in the couple's rented accommodation in Sector 7, on Monday night. Upon inspection, it was revealed that blood had been washed in the dining room and some blood-stained clothes were also washed in the bathroom. On the basis of Krishna's statement, a case under various IPC sections was registered at the RK Puram police station. He even suspected that his wife would kill him as revenge for his beatings.

December 12, 2017 21:45 UTC

The Delhi government approved a proposal on Tuesday to revamp and strengthen the monitoring and evaluation unit of its planning department for effective design, development and implementation of various policies. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "The newly created monitoring and evaluation unit will create a government-wide roadmap for effective use of modern monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques in government for improved policy making and better delivery of public services," according to the statement. It stated that the unit would also lay down a roadmap for the Delhi government to join the open data movement by making large government datasets open to citizens and researchers. The decision acknowledges the fact that advances in analytical tools and techniques related to monitoring and evaluation in the last decade combined with an increasing complexity and diversity of schemes warrant a scientific, evidence-based approach to policy-making, it stated.

December 12, 2017 21:33 UTC

In a good news for students and sports enthusiasts, the DDA is all set to improve and extend facilities of its premier sports complexes including the Siri Fort Complex. The renovation plans at its complexes include refurbishing of all swimming pools under it and ready by 2018. "All existing swimming pools would be renovated and their depths reduced to 1.35 m for public safety purpose. Also, it was decided that all facilities at DDA sports complexes will be turned disabled-friendly on a priority basis. "Football grounds at DDA sports complexes would be converted into synthetic surface for intensive use of these facilities due to the rising demand for football fields in Delhi.

December 12, 2017 21:33 UTC

In another people-friendly decision, the Delhi government has decided to bear the cost of treatment of victims of road accidents and acid attacks at government and private hospitals under a new scheme. "The move is aimed at saving lives of such people during the golden hour after a road accident," Jain said. "The Cabinet has approved the scheme for road accident victims. The Delhi government will bear the treatment cost of such people in both its own and private hospitals," Jain said. It had mooted a proposal in August last year after a road accident victim in west Delhi's Subhash Nagar bled to death because no one helped him.

December 12, 2017 21:33 UTC