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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Kejriwal’s Big Decision – All the meetings of the government and officials will be given live broadcast –

In the wake of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash’s allegations of assault at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence last week, the Delhi government has proposed live streaming of the meetings of officers with ministers, officials said on Monday. Prakash was allegedly assaulted by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs and others during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19. A senior government official, on condition of anomity, said that as per the plan, a live feed of meetings with the audio output will be available on a website. The government is…

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How the cricket team reacted to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi | By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

But it is one thing to have no interest at all in the sport, another to be interested in cricketers as persons, individually and as a category. Like being uninitiated in classical music, yet finding musicians fascinating, as persons and as a community. Turning the pages of a rare volume, Memories of Bapu, brought out by The Hindustan Times in early 1948 , I was struck by the photograph in it of Indian cricketers, members of our Test team, touring Australia in January 1948. This was not only India’s inaugural…

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Delhi govt to seek SC stay on sealing drive, BJP leaders file police complaint after ‘misbehaviour’ at Kejriwal’s house

The Delhi government will approach the Supreme Court this week to get a temporary stay on the ongoing sealing drive against several markets in the city, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. Kejriwal announced this after a meeting with BJP leaders at his residence ended in acrimony, with the opposition members filing a complaint against AAP MLAs for allegedly attacking them during and after the meeting. “Last evening, I discussed the issue with lawyers. We have decided that in a day or two, Delhi government will move the SC…

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