COURT DIRECTS OMAN AIR TO REISSUE CANCELLED TICKETS TO PILGRIMS TRAVELLING TO TEHRAN

DELHI: The Court of Ms. Nupur Gupta, Civil Judge, Delhi today directed Oman Air to reissue ticket to 16 pilgrims who had approached the Court seeking directions against Oman Air being aggrieved of unilateral decision of Oman Air to cancel all the discounted tickets sold by it during the Republic Day Sale. During the period of 24th Jan to 26th Jan, Oman Air offered discounted tickets, on various web ticketing portals including www.ixigo.com and www.cheaptickets.in, from Delhi to Tehran on the occasion of Republic Day. Number of Shia Muslims who…

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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal to not contest Lok Sabha elections, wants to focus on Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party Sunday said its convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be contesting from Varanasi in the coming Lok Sabha elections, but the party will field astrong candidate for the seat. “Kejriwal will not contest the Lok Sabha polls, as he wants to give special focus to his state.The AAP will contest on all the Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, Punjab, Haryanaand Goa. The party will contest on some seats in UP, and final modalities will be worked out by February. Apartfrom Varanasi, the party…

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Hope Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots victims get justice: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that he hoped that justice would be done in the 2002 Gujarat riots and Muzaffarnagar riots cases. A day after the Delhi High Court awarded life sentence to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Mr. Kejriwal was speaking to reporters after inaugurating a stakeholder consultation for the Delhi government’s electric vehicle policy here. Harshest punishment When asked for comment on Monday’s development, he said: “I welcome the judgment of the…

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The grant of ₹1 crore was a decision taken by the Delhi government : Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Wednesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to exclude Delhi Police personnel from the government policy that gives ₹1 crore compensation to the families of martyrs. Several AAP MLAs signed the letter to the Chief Minister on a day he was in Haryana to hand over a ₹1 crore cheque to the family of Border Security Force jawan Narendra Singh, who was killed along the Pakistan border earlier this year. The MLAs said that since the Delhi Police had failed to protect the Chief Minister, who…

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Kisan Kranti March : Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannons to Stop Protesting Farmers

Thousands of protesting farmers clashed with police and paramilitary forces Tuesday after they were stopped from entering Delhi to press for their demands including remunerative crop prices and loan waivers. Farmers’ leaders who met Union home minister Rajnath Singh for discussions said the government’s assurances were not satisfactory and they will continue their agitation. Farmers are “not satisfied” with the government’s assurance to look into their demands, said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Naresh Tikait, who is spearheading the protests. “We will discuss this and then decide on future course…

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Bhatia diaries hint at ritual to free ‘spirits’ from their house

Mystery of the death of 11 members of a family in Delhi’s Burari remains unsolved. Every passing day throws up additional details in police probe giving fresh twists to the already murky tales. More diaries have been found from the house. The entries made in those diaries point to a “five-year-plan” for “salvation rituals”. Curiously, the “state of kitchen” in the house shows that the family was preparing for morning breakfast and had their recipes planned. The family of the deceased was known as “Bhatia Family” in the locality. Ten…

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Why there is a ‘win for democracy’ in Delhi

India’s top court has backed Delhi’s government in a battle with the central government over who runs the capital. Unlike other states, Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-run local government does not have full administrative powers. It shares them with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-controlled centre, which it has accused of interference. The AAP alleged that the centre was conspiring against them with the help of Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (LG), the constitutional head of the state. The AAP has consistently campaigned for greater autonomy for the state because control of the…

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A Tughlaq era tomb converted to a temple? Delhi govt orders probe

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday sought a detailed report into the alleged conversion of a 15th century tomb in Humayunpur in south Delhi into a temple this March . The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage’s (INTACH) list of ancient structures and monuments says the unknown tomb belongs to the Tughlaq era and is notified by the municipal corporation as a tomb. But a report in the Indian Express said the state-notified tomb was converted into a temple two months ago and was painted in white…

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JNU student missing … This is the second case after Najib Ahmed

New Delhi: After the disappearance of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najib Ahmed, who has always been in the dispute, has been discussed again. According to the news, a student of JNU has gone missing. Schoolgirl is the first year student of MPhil Life Science. By registering the case the police has started looking for the student. According to the police, Jupiter is a student of JNU’s mphil life sciences. According to the police, according to Puja’s father, he spoke in the night on 10 March. At that time Pooja had…

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Kejriwal demands CBI inquiry into SSC exam ‘scam’

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into an alleged scam in an examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for government jobs. “Thousands of aspirants are demanding a CBI inquiry into the SSC exam scam. This issue is related to their future. The central government should immediately accept the aspirants’ demand and order a CBI inquiry,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

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