Buildings around Rajpath, the road that leads from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate in the heart of Delhi, were sanitised and sealed from Wednesday evening in preparation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India campaign Thursday, the police said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi tonight after a five-day visit to the United States. Mr Modi had left Washington yesterday to return home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt at Frankfurt.
In a measure aimed at reforming electoral practices in urban body polls, candidates would be disqualified from contesting, if they have not paid more than six months of their pending electricity bills, it was officially announced in Bhopal today.
Sahara chief Subrata Roy was today sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels.
E-rickshaws can now officially ply on city roads as the government today recognised them as special category three-wheeled vehicles with a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. The Delhi High Court had put a ban on plying of e-rickshaws due to safety issues.
Staff at Rashtrapati Bhavan are all set to pitch in to the Swachh Bharat Mission as it gets underway tomorrow and will mark the day by carrying out voluntary cleaning at the first citizen's residential complex.