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Nursery admissions: HC stays AAP govt’s order to scrap management quota

The Delhi high court on Thursday stayed the AAP government’s decision to scrap the controversial management quota in nursery admissions in capital’s private unaided schools. Justice Manmohan said the AAP government’s January 6 notification was ‘issued without any authority under law’ and it infringed on the private unaided schools’ autonomy. The HC also accepted 11 criteria proposed by the private schools’ association as a replacement for the 62 criteria scrapped

Arvind Kejriwal government sets up panel to probe crimes against women

The Delhi government  has constituted a commission of inquiry to look into the complaints of crime against women since February 2013. The government issued a notification in this connection on January 19 which became public on Wednesday. “The Delhi government chief minister Arvind kejriwal in pursuance of the resolution of Delhi assembly has decided to constitute an Independent Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952, for enquiring

Arvind Kejriwal seeks public opinion on odd-even reimplementation

Before jumping the gun and introducing second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday came out with an elaborate plan to seek public opinion on the road-rationing experiment. The government has decided to invite public suggestions on a six-point questionnaire which will initially be sought through email, while a a phone line would be introduced in the longer run. The decision

Not possible to implement odd-even scheme in Delhi permanently: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was “overwhelmed” by the response of people towards the odd-even scheme in the national capital. The CM further said that the pilot initiative of the AAP government has turned “into a movement”, two hours after the commencement of the radical scheme. The odd-even formula is aimed at mitigating spiralling air pollution levels with the stipulation today that private cars bearing odd-registration

Rahul Gandhi is still a child, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is ‘still a child’ after the latter’s purported remarks on the slum demolition drive in the national capital. Gandhi was quoted by ANI saying, “Why is AAP doing dharna? They are in power in Delhi.” “I think his (Rahul Gandhi’s) party has not told him that the Railways comes under the Centre, and not under the Delhi government,” Kejriwal

CM Arvind Kejriwal to come under purview of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill

The Cabinet of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill which will now be tabled in the Legislative Assembly for approval. The Bill meets the long-standing demand – of the chief minister coming under the purview of the ombudsman. The AAP government had been under attack for delaying the tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly. It may be recalled that the Aam Aadmi

AAP will ensure 'beautiful women' can go out at midnight: Somnath Bharti

Former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti created a flutter on Monday by saying that “beautiful women” would be able to go out at midnight provided AAP government takes over policing system in the national capital. “I am fully confident that if Delhi government is given full freedom (over security), beautiful women will be able to go out even after midnight without any fear. “We will provide a fully-secure Delhi…” Somnath

AAP govt in Delhi notifies witness protection policy

In a first, the Delhi government on Thursday notified a policy regarding protection of witnesses with provisions for a protection fund and processing of such requests by competent authority. The AAP government said that ‘Delhi Witness Protection Scheme’ will ensure protection of witnesses in “crucial” cases.” Delhi becomes the first state to do that,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter. Delhi High court in 2013 had directed Delhi government

Chaos in Delhi assembly, marshals throw out BJP MLA

The Delhi assembly on Tuesday witnessed chaotic scenes during day one of special two-day session called by AAP government to discuss Home Ministry (MHA)notification that allegedly curbs Delhi government’s various powers. Trouble started in the house after AAP MLA Alka Lamba made a direct attack on L Najeeb Jung and his past association with a corporate group. BJP members in the house made a strong objection to it and demanded

Arvind Kejriwal seeks President's appointment

Engaged in a tussle with Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the appointment of a senior bureaucrat as Chief Secretary, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he has sought an appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee. The confrontation between Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deepened today with senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin taking charge as acting Chief Secretary despite being asked not to do so

Manish Sisodia asks media to go for vipassana

Two days after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked for public trials of media, his deputy Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that entire media needs to go for ‘vipassana’. Sisodia’s remarks came when he was asked by reporters about former DDC member Ashish Joshi’s comment that “there is an urgent requirement of ‘vipassana’ and ‘anapana’ practice /training by one and all in Delhi Government.” “The entire media needs vipassana,” said the

AAP government curtails special powers of Delhi Traffic Police

In a significant move, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – led Delhi government has curtailed the special powers of Delhi Traffic Police to impound autorickshaws, taxis in cases of minor traffic violations, including refusal by drivers and driving without uniform. The decision was taken in the meeting of State Transport Authority (STA) chaired by Transport Secretary and Commissioner Gitanjali Gupta. Traffic police, however, can seize autos and take strict action if