Delhi: CBI arrests Delhi government’s GST Assistant Commissioner

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Assistant Commissioner of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department of the Delhi government while accepting a bribe of Rs 6 lakh, officials said on Tuesday. The arrested officer has been identified as Jitender Joon while another person who was also arrested was named […]

Delhi: Radioactive leak at Delhi airport, NDRF says nothing to panic

New Delhi: A radioactive substance leaked at the international airport here on Sunday from a medical shipment flown from France but authorities later said there was nothing to panic. Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia quoted the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as saying that the radioactivity following the leak was within permissible limits. No […]

Rajasthan: IAF Jaguar crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe

Jaipur: An Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan’s Pokhran area on Monday, but both pilots managed to eject safely, said a defense official here. The aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, had taken off from Jaisalmer IAF base but crashed around 13.45 p.m., said the official, adding that a Court […]

Delhi: SC imposes Rs 25,000 penalty on Delhi Health Minister

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Delhi government Health Minister Satyendra Jain for failing to file an affidavit naming the officials allegedly not co-operating in the efforts to contain the chikungunya and dengue virus. Apparently unhappy over the plea by Delhi government’s lawyer seeking time to file […]

Delhi: Delhi continues to top world’s most polluted megacities list: WHO

Delhi: Delhi’s air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from September 22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are […]

Delhi: Man held with fake coins in Delhi

New Delhi: A man was arrested here and fake Indian coins of the face value of Rs. 40,000 seized from his possession, an officer said. Police nabbed Naresh Kumar near Rohini, while he was carrying two plastic bags having 20 packets each of counterfeit coins in his car. Following Kumar’s interrogation, the police raided a […]

Delhi: Prashant Bhushan to lead Swaraj Abhiyan

New Delhi: Prashant Bhushan will formally lead Swaraj Abhiyan which will continue to exist as a non-electoral campaign even after formation of a new political party, its spokesperson said on Saturday. “We will announce a new political party, an instrument for electoral intervention on the auspicious day of Gandhi Jyanti on Sunday. We will announce […]

Delhi: Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung alerts cops on crime against women

New Delhi: Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Police to adopt zero-tolerance policy for crimes against women, an official spokesman said. Jung also cautioned them to be careful of any targeted crime against people from the northeastern states, particularly girls and women, said a statement from Raj Niwas after Jung headed a meeting […]

Delhi: AAP government anti-democratic, Delhi people disappointed: Jaitley

New Delhi: The actions of the AAP government in Delhi suggest it is anti-democratic and there is a great opportunity for the BJP to regain its political space, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. “The acts of the Arvind Kejriwal government suggest it’s an anti-democratic party. We may have lost the election in […]

Delhi: Delhi’s next odd-even traffic scheme from April 15

New Delhi: The next phase of the odd-even formula aimed at battling pollution in Delhi will be launched from April 15 to 30, and 400 ex-servicemen will be recruited to help enforce the system, it was announced on Monday. “The second phase of the odd-even formula will begin from April 15 for 15 days,” Delhi’s […]

Delhi: Uttarakhand crisis: Kejriwal calls BJP power hungry

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for what he described as “brazen horse trading” in Uttarakhand. Saying the BJP is proving to be the most corrupt party, Kejriwal tweeted: “Brazen horse trading-first Arunachal now Uttarakhand. BJP proving to be most corrupt, deshdrohi and power hungry party.” The […]

Delhi: HC refuses to interfere in odd-even scheme

New Delhi: The odd-even scheme is a policy decision and was introduced based on the opinion of experts, the Delhi High Court said on Monday while refusing to interfere with the Aam Aadmi Party government’s pet project to curb air pollution. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said it […]

Delhi: No new diesel vehicles would be registered in Delhi: NGT

New Delhi: No new diesel vehicles would be registered in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal said on Friday. It also questioned the Delhi government’s odd-even formula for vehicles to check air pollution and said the move may not achieve desired results. “No new diesel vehicles would be registered in the national capital in the […]

Delhi: Idea Cellular launches 3G network in Delhi NCR

New Delhi: Riding on the back of a data network of 2,500 cell sites for 3G and 5,000 modernized towers for 2G, Idea Cellular has commercially launched its 3G network in Delhi NCR, the company said on Friday. A company statement said its 3G network on 900 MHz band, which has high-calibre transmission and propagation […]

Delhi: Restriction of vehicles on roads to beat pollution

New Delhi: To curb unbridled pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday said odd and even number vehicles will ply on alternate days in the city from January 1 – a move which drew flak far and wide. The decision, taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will […]