Day 257 : 30-Oct-15

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 30-Oct-15:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rejected claims that the his government owes money to the civic bodies and instead asked the DDA to release Rs. 1,500 crore as property tax to the MCDs. (Source)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi High Court’s move to cancel an audit of the city’s three electricity distributors ordered by his government was a “temporary setback”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Related News:

  1. From Nov/1, commercial vehicles entering Delhi will have to shell out ‘Environment Compensation Charge’ (ECC) ranging from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1300 with the Supreme Court refusing to modify its earlier order on the issue. (Source) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi High Court today cancelled the AAP government’s decision to get the accounts of three private power distribution companies audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6) (Source7)
  3. Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution, scientists have found. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  4. In reply to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s denial that his government owes money to the municipal corporations in the city, Mayors of the three civic bodies accused him of “misguiding” people and “violating” Constitutional provisions. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The NGT has left it to the Delhi High Court to resolve the deadlock between the AAP government and civic bodies on the issue of garbage dumping on the streets of the city due to the ongoing sanitation workers strike. (Source)
  6. The Aam Admi Party has attacked Lieutenant Governor for ‘pressurising’ Home Minister Satyendra Jain regarding OP Chautala’s parole plea. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Day 256 : 29-Oct-15

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

  1. The Delhi government has decided to get the capital’s first-ever tree census done by a “third party”, essentially an NGO, to arrive at a factual figure of the number of trees in the city. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hosted a policy consultation on Thursday to seek suggestions aimed at adding more teeth to laws governing the safety of women and children in the city. (Source)
  3. The Divisional Commissioner of Delhi today initiated an inquiry into the alleged police raid at Kerala House over a complaint that beef was being served at the canteen there. (Source)
  4. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a report on the alleged raid on the Kerala House canteen by the Delhi Police, which has triggered a massive political controversy. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Traffic Police have advised commuters to avoid New Delhi areas on Saturday morning as major roads there would be blocked in view of ‘Run for Unity’ event at Rajpath. (Source)
  2. With the Yamuna at risk of encroachments despite several court orders, environmentalists now fear that the last green patch of the flood plain on the west bank of the river may be subject to illegal use. (Source)
  3. North civic body meeting at Town Hall after five years ends in minutes as charges fly between as the BJP and Congress councilors. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. A day after arresting Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta, the Delhi Police on Thursday arrested his associate Mohit Rajput, who allegedly got into an argument with the Kerala House canteen staff on Monday. (Source)
  5. Delhi Police has issued a circular asking asking officials to contact the resident commissioners of the state bhavans in situations requiring preventive action, after furore over its attempt to search the Kerala House. (Source)
  6. The Delhi high court on Thursday directed Civic Agencies to depute inspectors to verify if sanitary workers carry out their work properly. (Source)
  7. Directions given by Delhi high court and NGT to rid the streets of garbage went unheeded by the East Corporation on Thursday and no major steps were taken to clear the mess caused due to the ongoing strike of sanitation workers. (Source)

Day 255 : 28-Oct-15

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

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have asked five ministers, including his deputy Manish Sisodia, to submit action plans for uprooting “scourage of corruption” from their departments within one week. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the state assembly on November 18. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government is planning to make public real-time air pollution levels in various parts of the city this winter. (Source)

Related News:

  1. he AAP government has accused Najeeb Jung of “pressurising” Home Minister Satyendar Jain to grant parole to INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala, serving a decade-long jail term in teachers’ recruitment scam case. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on demanded Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi’s resignation for “illegally raiding” the Kerala House in Delhi over allegations that beef was served there. (Source) (Source2)
  3. The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested Hindu Sena activist Vishnu Gupta for making a false complaint that cow meat was being served in the name of beef at Kerala House. (Source)
  4. National Green Tribunal asked the civic bodies to remove the solid waste within two days and directed the Delhi government to extend its support to them. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. The Delhi Police today submitted a detailed report to the Union Home Ministry over “illegally raiding” the Kerala House in New Delhi over allegations that beef was being served there. (Source)
  6. The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the police commissioner, B S Bassi, to ensure that agit-ating sanitation workers don’t obstruct municipal staff from cleaning garbage off city roads. (Source)
  7. The Delhi government has directed the Divisional Commissioner to undertake a fact-finding inquiry into the police raid at Kerala House over the alleged serving of ‘beef’ earlier this week. (Source)

Day 254 : 27-Oct-15

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

**None for the day**

Related News:

  1. The National Green Tribunal has prohibited construction work on the third phase of Barapullah elevated road in Delhi which connects Sarai Kale Khan with Mayur Vihar without prior environmental clearance. (Source)
  2. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today approved SS Yadav’s name for the post of Delhi’s VAT Commissioner. (Source)
  3. The CBI has instituted a preliminary enquiry into allegations of irregularities in occupation of land, construction of a structure at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium and large-scale embezzlement of funds by some office-bearers of DDCA. (Source)
  4. Delhi Police raids Kerala House in Delhi on a complaint about “beef” being served there. (Source)
  5. Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded action against Delhi Police officers who “raided” the Kerala House in New Delhi to verify if beef was served in its canteen. (Source)
  6. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today condemned a “raid” by Delhi Police at Kerala Bhavan in Delhi following a complaint that its canteen was serving beef. (Source1) (Source2)
  7. Certain Meat Banned, Cops Were Making Inquiries: Delhi Police Chief B S Bassi on ‘Raid’ at Kerala House. (Source)
  8. Delhi Police did not follow “basic courtesy” or “protocol” while entering Kerala House to investigate a complaint that beef was being served in the canteen there, the state’s chief secretary said on Tuesday. (Source)

Day 253 : 26-Oct-15

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

  1. Delhi government activated its disaster management teams soon after strong tremors jolted the national capital on Monday. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s promise to school girls: ‘Will ensure city’s girls feel safe and free’. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Metro on Monday halted its services for some time after strong tremors shook the national capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. A Delhi social organisation today urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to lower to 21 the legal age for drinking in the national capital and form a regulatory authority or an agency to tackle drunk driving in Delhi. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. A 19-year-boy died today after being allegedly beaten up by a constable at a Dussehra fair in Narela area. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. A day after Delhi government released data on funds given to corporations, all three mayors of the BJP-ruled civic bodies challenged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a public debate. (Source)
  5. Lending its support to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Supreme Court on Monday said the tribunal is empowered to issue directives to the Centre for banning vehicles more than 15 years old from plying on Delhi roads. (Source)
  6. A Delhi court rapped the local municipal body for its “inaction” in stopping an alleged illegal construction and for its delay in issuing show cause notice against the construction on two Bigha land in Alipur. (Source)
  7. Days after the AAP government alleged that DDA owes close to Rs 1,500 crore to the municipal corporations, the land-owning agency has refuted the claims. (Source)
  8. CBI has registered a case against Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former minister of Delhi – Asim Ahmad Khan, after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal forwarded a complaint to the agency earlier this month. (Source)

Day 252 : 25-Oct-15

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

  1. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to LG Najeeb Jung to ask Delhi Development Authority to pay their property tax dues to the corporations, giving details of property tax dues of DDA towards each corporation. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers led by senior leader Dilip Pandey and lawmaker Saurabh Bhardwaj took out a candle march at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest atrocities against Dalits in Haryana. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Nearly 60,000 sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) called off their three-day long strike on which saw piles of garbage dumped on roads in the national capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has written to all District Magistrates asking them to keep a check on the sale of acid, considering the increasing number of acid attacks on women in the city. (Source)

Day 251 : 24-Oct-15

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

  1. the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to hire 200 private security guards and deploy them as marshals in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, in order to ensure safety of women in public transport. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday squarely blamed BJP, which is in power at the Centre and controls the three corporations, for allegedly pushing the “national capital towards a civic chaos”. (Source)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed “hoarding” and commodity stock market behind skyrocketing retail prices of pulses and questioned the Maharashtra government’s move to remove stock limits of pulses earlier this year. (Source)
  3. Delhi Police have put in place a comprehensive security cover for the India-Africa summit and will go for aerial survey and roof-top marking. (Source)
  4. Findings of IIT-led study on Delhi: Commuters exposed to high pollution levels, cyclists are worst hit. (Source)
  5. Garbage started to pile up in East Delhi on Saturday as the strike by municipal sanitation workers carried on for a second day, with no solution in sight as the civic body struggles with lack of funds. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)

Day 250 : 23-Oct-15

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

  1. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said AAP government’s priority is to present Yamuna as an identity of Delhi at national and international level. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi Cabinet passed resolutions, challenging Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s authority to relieve the VAT Commissioner who it alleged was targeted for “fighting graft”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)
  3. The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Chicago to improve air and water quality in the capital. (Source)

Related News:

  1. A high-level committee including the likes of Lt Governor, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson and Delhi Police Commissioner among others will be constituted to review the existing women safety measures in the city. (Source) (Source)
  2. A fresh 1,076 cases of dengue were reported in the last five days in the national capital, taking the total number of people down with the vector-borne disease this year to an alarming 13,607. (Source)
  3. Over 100 students, protesting outside the UGC office in the national capital early morning, have alleged that they were lathi-charged and forcibly removed from the premises by the Delhi Police. (Source)
  4. In a first, Delhi Traffic Police used a chopper for monitoring traffic during the immersion of Durga Puja idols at specific spots across the city. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Day 249 : 22-Oct-15

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

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally to mark Delhi’s first ever ‘Car-Free Day’, which was held between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)
  2. The Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that it was stripping the powers of the Delhi Waqf Board, transferring all its duties and responsibilities to the revenue secretary. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the city government will organise ‘Car-Free Day’ across the national capital on September 22 next year, a day observed as the World Car-Free Day. (Source)
  4. The first Car-Free Day in Delhi led to a 60 per cent drop in the air pollution on the car-free stretch in comparison to the levels observed on a normal day, a report released by the CSE) said. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Terming Delhi’s first car-free day a “success” and the “beginning of a revolution”, Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday announced that the capital will witness another ‘car-free’ day soon. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Related News:

  1. DCW chief Swati Maliwal met Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and said there is an absence of synergy between Central Government, Delhi Government and Police and hence a coordinated response towards women safety is lacking. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The city’s first car-free day received a mixed reaction from environmental groups with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) claiming that a huge drop was seen in the pollution level due to the drive even as Greenpeace India termed it as a “symbolic initiative”. (Source)
  3. Gandhigiri was on display at the car-free stretch between Red Fort and India Gate with transport department staff and volunteers offering roses to those reluctant to put breaks on their vehicles. (Source)
  4. Delhi’s first car-free day had its share of teething issues and organisational hiccups, with many officials seemingly clueless about the proceedings. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. 27 safai karamchari unions in Delhi have decided to go on strike starting Oct/23 until their demands are met. (Source)

Day 248 : 21-Oct-15

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

  1. The Delhi Aam Aadmi Party government will provide jobs to six acid attack victims, an official said on Wednesday. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi government has directed all 472 schools identified by the Justice Anil Dev Committee on fee review to return within 15 days the excess fees charged by them and submit compliance reports to the education department. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The Delhi government is all set to launch a two-year diploma course in homoeopathy pharmacy which will enable aspiring pharmacists in this field to take up jobs in government hospitals. (Source)
  4. Delhi ministers Gopal Rai and Satyendar Jain would visit Sweden from October 23 to October 31 for studying road designs, traffic management system and the Scandinavian country’s infrastructure. (Source)
  5. Delhi will host its first Canoe Sprint Championship on Yamuna river from October 23 to 25, tourism minister Kapil Mishra said Wednesday. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi Counters AAP’s Claims of Delhi Police Being ‘Most Corrupt’. (Source)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said the Delhi Police was turning into a gang of professional criminals. (Source)
  3. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said three upcoming mobile-based applications for reporting economic offences, crime against women and cases of petty thefts will be launched in a month’s time. (Source)