The Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave in-principle approval for the closure of ITDC's Janpath Hotel in New Delhi. The property "can be considered" for setting up government offices as part of the government's disinvestment policy.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city police and the chief fire engineer to inspect Hauz Khas Village to find out whether emergency service vehicles can enter its lanes in case of an eventuality.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, will slot an hour each day to interact with the public and he has also ordered ministers and officers to do the same. This is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief's first such instruction, days after being accused of playing hooky from work by Kapil Mishra, his former minister turned incessant problem.
A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at Rajiv Chowk station after sparks triggered smoke and minor explosion-like noise in the last coach, briefly setting off panic among passengers. The incident, which affected services on the Delhi Metro Yellow Line, happened at 10.20 am when the Samaypur Badli-bound metro was entering Rajiv Chowk station.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khetan has requested the Supreme Court for protection, alleging that he has been receiving threats from right wing organisations. In his petition, Mr Khetan has alleged that there is a threat to his life from groups like Abhinav Bharat, Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Jan Jagran Samiti.
The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government why it has not implemented its directions and the recommendations of an expert panel to ensure that private schools refund the excess fees charged by them.
As the national capital continues to sweat, many hospitals are witnessing a rise in heat stroke, diarrhoea and dehydration cases, doctors said on Tuesday. Three hospitals in the city - Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia and Saroj Super Specialty Hospital - have reported an almost 30 per cent surge in patients in the Out Patients Departments (OPD).
The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after theChief Minister's lawyer Ram Jethmalani called Mr Jaitley a "crook" in court recently.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's beleaguered Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress have split apiece the two Delhi municipality wards for which by-elections were held this weekend. Both parties add to their meagre number of seats in the three corporations to which elections were comprehensively won by the BJP last month.