Day 226 : 29-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 29-Sep-15:

  1. Transport minister Gopal Rai shared that the Delhi government plans to extend the ‘car free’ drive to a different stretch of road every week. This is one among the many measures that will be taken to control the city’s air pollution levels. (Source)
  2. After proposing to bring down the drinking age in Delhi, tourism minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday said he was in support of restaurants remaining open beyond the current deadline of 1am. (Source) (Source2)
  3. Delhi govt tells bureaucrats that no action should be taken on the Lt Governor directions till further instructions from the chief minister or his ministers, stated the communication. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. The Delhi government has decided to end the procurement of onions — a step it had taken to make the essential vegetable available to consumers after its price skyrocketed. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi High Court says it will issue immediate directions to control the outbreak of the vector-borne disease in the city, voicing concern over the rise of dengue cases in the national capital. (Source)
  2. A Delhi court today sent former Law Minister Somnath Bharti, arrested in a domestic violence case registered by his wife, to two-day police custody. (Source) (Source2)  (Source3)
  3. The Delhi high court on Tuesday indicated it will soon issue concrete guidelines for civic agencies and Delhi government to ensure there is no repeat of the dengue outbreak in future. (Source)
  4. The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday sought data on the number of vehicles entering Delhi from all entry points. (Source)
  5. Delhi Government claims that municipal corporations in the Delhi had already funds of amount Rs. 13.69 crores from previous years under Dengue and Malaria programme. (Source)

Day 225 : 28-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 28-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shares his government has almost prepared the Jan Lokayukta Bill’s draft and plan to present it in the next session of the state assembly. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  2. Citing “inordinate” delays in processing files and policy, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-ruled Delhi government has decided that bureaucrats can object to a cabinet minister’s decision only once. (Source)
  3. Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai said the government hopes to have 1,000 buses in the cluster system soon. (Source)
  4. Delhi Government hopes to embed “School Management Committees” within the structure of mohalla sabhas to enhance participation. (Source)
  5. Delhi Government’s VAT collection department to take strong to recover tax of 1500 crores from businessmen in Delhi. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The national capital and its adjoining areas have recorded 5,982 cases of dengue till September 26, while the toll stands at 17, as per authorities. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party’s Somnath Bharti, who is wanted in an attempt to murder case filed by his wife, was ordered by the Supreme Court to surrender by Monday evening. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. After UD Ministry order, capital’s civic bodies have put in place initiatives to implement the ministry’s order ‘in letter and spirit’. (Source)
  4. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) alleges that the DDA is “changing its stand” on land use. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain has written to CAG welcoming the move to audit Delhi’s handling of the dengue epidemic but asked it to expand the ambit of its probe. (Source)
  6. 511 new cases of Dengue reported from Delhi in last 48 hrs, which is 10-11 cases every hour. (Source1) (Source2)

Day 224 : 27-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 27-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra launched the WiFi services at INA Dilli Haat on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’, which will be free for the first 20 minutes. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party government’s decision to reduce 25 per cent syllabus for classes 6 to 8 in Delhi will not cause any loss of learning to students, said government officials. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government directs doctors at various CGHS centres to provide consultation and primary out-patient services to all patients coming with symptoms of dengue. (Source)
  4. To mark the World Tourism Day on Sunday, Delhi tourism minister, Kapil Mishra, went on a 7-km long bicycle ride along the city’s historical Mehrauli area. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Environmentalists are happy with Delhi Government’s initiatives on Ganpati Visarjan as per NGT’s guidelines. (Source)
  2. Three more persons, including a 13-year-old boy, have died due to dengue in the capital, according to hospitals in the city. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation will treat 30 lakh litre of waste water from a 5-Star hotel and supply it to the parks in the area for irrigation purpose. (Source)
  4. Over 4,000 mobile towers installed in areas under the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations in Delhi are illegal, according to official figures. (Source)
  5. AIIMS Trauma centre organised a walkathon to raise awareness about road safety measures. (Source)
  6. Capital Civic agencies rapped by Delhi High court for failure to contain Dengue, and reminded them their job is to prevent outbreak. (Source)
  7. Delhi’s iconic Rs. 1,131 crore first cable-suspended Signature Bridge will have to undergo another Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) before it can obtain the mandatory Environmental clearance. (Source)

Day 223 : 26-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 26-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi’s Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to use recycled water from sewage treatment plants of Delhi Jal Board for its horticultural requirements. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. Delhi consumers bearing the cost of DESUs pension fund, every consumer paying 30 paise extra per unit. (Source)
  2. The National Green Tribunal has directed South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to ensure speedy removal of cow dung lying on the roadside near milk dairies in Nazafgarh in New Delhi. (Source)
  3. BJP-ruled municipal corporations have welcomed the decision of the CAG to hold an audit of the preparedness of Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government and the local bodies to deal with dengue crisis in the city. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal while supporting LG Najeeb Jung asks Prime Minister’s Office to stop interference in Delhi’s affairs rather than removing Mr Jung from his position. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  5. Nearly a year after kerbstones in Central Delhi were painted green and pink, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has begun repainting them black and yellow, the original colour scheme. (Source1) (Source2)
  6. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has failed to take action against mobile towers installed illegally in its area over the past few years. (Source)
  7. Two more deaths reported in Delhi from Dengue. (Source1) (Source2)

Day 222 : 25-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 25-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi government is bringing laws to prevent siphoning of funds by private schools in the city and to ensure transparent admissions by preventing “illicit” donations. (Source)
  2. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has armed itself with 40 fumigation machines to arrest the spread of the mosquito-borne disease, dengue, in the national capital. (Source)
  3. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Education Minister Manish Sisodia Friday apprised President Pranab Mukherjee of the Delhi government’s plans to revamp schools and curriculum in the national capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  4. The Delhi government has issued an advisory directing that the use of recycled construction waste be made mandatory in all civil and construction work in Delhi by private and government agencies. (Source)
  5. During an interaction with school teachers, Sisodia said sought the participation of teachers instead of educationists in the process of creating curriculum. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  6. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain conducted surprise inspections at seven government hospital on Friday to check arrangements to fight dengue. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)

Related News:

  1. Calling Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung a ‘Super King’, BJP MP Udit Raj on Friday called for his removal for not listening to the views of elected representatives in the national Capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. A day after an IAS officer accused supporters of BJP MP Udit Raj of assaulting him, the latter demanded his transfer and a detailed investigation into the incident. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. With nearly 1,700 fresh dengue cases reported in the last one week, the total number of people affected from the mosquito-borne disease has gone upto 5,471 in Delhi. (Source)
  4. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma has ordered audit of the preparedness of the Delhi government and local authorities to deal with mosquito menace. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  5. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra’s suggests to lower the age bar for liquor consumption in the national capital from 25 to 21 years. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. Aam Aadmi Party questions ‘Silence’ of BJP, Congress after no power hike announcement in Delhi. (Source)

Day 221 : 24-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 24-Sep-15:

  1. For the first time since 2011, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced no hike in power rates in the city; Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal credits it to “honest politics”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6) (Source7) (Source8)
  2. Around 20,000 residents of the G-12 Block, Sangam Vihar in southeast Delhi to avail benefits of clean drinking water as Delhi Jal Board (DJB) starts supply of filtered water in the area. (Source)
  3. Don’t need LG Najeeb Jung’s approval on all decisions: Aam Aadmi Party government tells High Court. (Source)
  4. Delhi tourism minister Kapil Sharma supports reducing legal age of drinking from 25 years to 21, while addressing a meet of restaurant owners in the capital. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. An IAS officer Sanjay Goyal, district commissioner (North West) has alleged that over 50 supporters of BJP MP Udit Raj entered his office and assaulted him on Thursday. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)
  2. North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to launch a special cleanliness drive from Friday in all its six zones, as part of the national sanitation campaign. (Source)
  3. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal has welcomed reports that CCTV cameras were being installed in train coaches to ensure women’s security. (Source)
  4. In its worst dengue crisis in five years, Dengue toll touches 20 in the capital. (Source)
  5. Delhi Aam Aadmi Party government gives HC details of funds released to MCDs to combat Dengue in the capital. (Source) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government over reports that several patients of dengue died allegedly after being denied admission to hospitals in the national capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  7. AIIMS Director MC Mishra said that Dengue disease will persist till November and then it will decline. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  8. The Delhi government has approved Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s sanction to prosecute former Law Minister Somnath Bharti in the Khirki Extension raid case. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  9. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung visited four Delhi Metro construction sites across the city, his first such inspection in the wake of the dengue outbreak which has already claimed nearly 28 lives. (Source1) (Source2)
  10. There a re only 3,000 cops to manage 40 lakh vehicles on Delhi roads. (Source)
  11. Shailesh Gandhi writes to Arvind Kejriwal, questioning his adherence to transparency, commitment to the cause of the Lokpal Bill and his treatment of dissent and dissenters. (Source)
  12. National Green Tribunal directs the Delhi government and other civic agencies and government bodies concerned to ensure that no blood of slaughtered animal is allowed to flow directly into Yamuna. (Source)

Day 220 : 23-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 23-Sep-15:

  1. The Delhi AAP government is going all out to ensure that World Tourism Day, on September 27, turns out to be a day to remember for tourists and residents of the capital alike. (Source)
  2. Delhi Government has directed the Central Procurement Agency (CPA) to urgently procure 4 lakh contraceptive for distribution among the sex workers residing in the red light area. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Delhi government releases funds to the 3 municipal corporations of Delhi — North, South and East — to take steps to control dengue; despite non-availability of utilisation certificate, financial/physical achievements” by the MCDs. (Source)
  4. Aam Aadmi Party to take on “growing saffronisation” in the Delhi University. (Source)
  5. Dilli Haat in INA is all set to get its own Wi-Fi service on Sunday which can be accessed by visitors for free for the first 20 minutes. (Source)
  6. Delhi Aam Aadmi Party government to rebuild a minority school which was demolished 40 years ago during Emergency. (Source)

Related News:

  1. In a setback to the ACB and the lieutenant governor, Delhi high court on Wednesday stayed trial proceedings in the CNG fitness scam till it decides who will prosecute the case. (Source)
  2. Arvind Kejriwal tweets that Somnath Bharti was becoming an “embarrassment” by evading arrest for charges that include attempt to murder.. (Source) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. In tackling dengue crisis, Delhi government’s flagship Mohalla Clinics falter before take-off. (Source)
  4. The Delhi High Court decides to club all pending cases filed between the AAP government and LG Najeeb Jung. (Source1) (Soruce2) (Source3)
  5. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will head a four-member search committee to finalise names of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) chairperson and members. (Source)
  6. M K Meena, joint commissioner of police at the ACB of the Delhi government ordered an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the procurement and sale of onions by the Delhi government. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  7. South Delhi Municipal Corporation has fined Delhi Metro Rs 50,000 each for violating NGT’s construction norms at five sites. (Source1) (Source2)
  8. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday asked the Haryana government to submit air pollution data to substantiate the actual impact of Gurgaon’s experiment with Car-Free Day on Tuesday. (Source)
  9. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the municipal bodies of the Capital to conduct a survey of manual scavengers, which should be completed within two months. (Source)

Day 219 : 22-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 22-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi to “resolve the differences” between the Centre and the AAP government “in the interest of the people”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  2. The Delhi Aam Aadmi Party government has declared the stretch between Red Fort and India Gate ‘car-free’ on October 22. (Source)
  3. Delhi Government approves new slum policy which will ensure ‘in situ’ rehabilitation of slum dwellers, a key poll promise of Aam Aadmi Party, and said “no new jhuggies” will be allowed in the city. (Source)
  4. All ration depots in the national capital will be computerised by next year, a move which will help check malpractices in the public distribution system, a senior Delhi Government official said today. (Source)
  5. Delhi Jal Board’s fourth Bio-Gas plant in Yamuna Vihar starts electricity production, to generate 1500 KW of electricity per day. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Claiming his cabinet to be “most honest” in the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that honest ministers have chosen honest secretaries and head of departments. (Source)
  2. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung  on Tuesday held a meeting to review the measures being taken to tackle the dengue outbreak in the capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. A large contingent of over 1,000 women recruits took Delhi Police oath after completing basic training at a colorful passing out parade in New Delhi. (Source)
  4. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to conduct surprise visits to various places in the national capital to check the preparedness for prevention of dengue. (Source)
  5. Delhi is going in right direction, claims Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. (Source)

Day 218 : 21-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 21-Sep-15:

  1. The Delhi government may buy 1,000 new beds for state-run hospitals to accommodate the rising number of dengue patients in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain today said. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. A review meeting was held by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss developmental works being carried out by the government and the bottlenecks faced by the departments in completing work. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. With the Delhi government’s stock of 2,500 metric tonnes of onion procured from SFAC about to finish, the state has approached the Centre to ask for a share in the recent imports from Afghanistan. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Dengue Outbreak: 1919 Fresh Cases in 1 Week; Total Nearly 3,800 cases in Delhi so far. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. The Delhi government has sought a week’s time to file a reply to an affidavit filed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which refused to allow the controversial Millennium bus depot to remain at its current site. (Source)
  3. The Supreme Court Monday said it was aware of the ongoing tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government and “people will pass their verdict at appropriate time”. (Source)
  4. AAP MLA from Uttam Nagar, Naresh Balyan, has complained to police that a letter bearing his forged signature is doing the rounds on the social media. (Source)
  5. NHRC serves notices to North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi Government for not providing notebooks  about four lakh kids attending 746 primary schools. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. Scores of autorickshaws and taxi drivers took out a protest march on Monday against the Delhi government’s plan to bring in low-fare taxis in the national Capital. (Source)
  7. RTI activist Vivek Garg files compliant with Anti Corruption Branch against Delhi Government on procurement of Onion. (Source)

Day 217 : 20-Sep-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 20-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi Government has initiated the process of closure of around 300 private schools running without recognition due to their failure to meet the minimum land requirement and quality standards prescribed under the Right to Education Act. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi government on Sunday rubbished reports of alleged irregularities in procurement and sale of onions at subsidised rates. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain conducted a surprise inspection of two hospitals on Sunday, the Janakpuri Super Speciality hospital and DDU, to check for handling of dengue cases. (Source)
  4. The capital’s sewage treatment capacity is expected to rise to 500 million gallons per day by the end of 2015, as per Delhi Jal Board. An additional 100 MGD will be trapped and treated. (Source)
  5. Tourism Minister and Delhi Jal Board chairperson Kapil Mishra talks to Damini Nath about what the Aam Aadmi Party government is doing to improve life of the river Yamuna. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Death toll due to Dengue in the national capital goes to 22 even as Delhi government claimed the health situation in response to the vector-borne fever has “improved”. (Source)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused to let North Delhi’s mayor enter his house when he arrived there with a team of mosquito-breeding checkers, as part of the dengue-prevention drive, as per NDMC. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. Delhi Traffic Police has rolled out handheld e-challan devices at 20 locations in the city to ease the penalty payment process for traffic violators. (Source)
  4. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Soumya Swaminathan, there is no new mutant strain of dengue which is affecting people of Delhi. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The AAP government’s largesse to education isn’t being put to good use, feel academics and Right to Education activists. (Source)
  6. The political leadership and senior officials of the three municipal corporations were out on the streets of Delhi on Sunday to oversee dengue prevention measures, including fumigation and checking for mosquito breeding. (Source)
  7. Health experts have warned that Delhi citizens may next be confronted with the deadly swine flu, which is likely to hit the national capital with change of season. (Source1) (Source2)