Delhi Cabinet decides to lower VAT on diesel from 30pc to 16.75pc

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday announced a reduction in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel from the existing 30 per cent to 16.75 per cent, saying the move will help propel Delhi’s economy. The diesel price will be reduced by Rs 8.36 in Delhi due to the VAT cut, Kejriwal said in a virtual […]

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Delhi High Court dismisses plea to restrain Kejriwal from making full statehood promise for Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking to restrain Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from making “false” electoral promise of full statehood for Delhi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The plea came up before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani which rejected […]

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SC: LG or CM? Who is responsible for clearing mountains of garbage in Delhi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi government to clarify by tomorrow who could be held responsible for clearing the “mountain loads of garbage” in the national capital — those reporting to LG Anil Baijal or to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The top court’s direction came days after its verdict on […]

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Court issues production warrant for Kejriwal’s arrested kin

A Delhi court today issued production warrant for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s relative Vinay Bansal, arrested in connection with an alleged scam in the Public Works Department (PWD), after the Tihar jail authorities failed to produce him. The court took a stern view and directed the jail authorities to explain the absence of Bansal, a […]

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Delhi court has dismissed a plea seeking prosecution of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

A Delhi court has dismissed a plea seeking prosecution of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others for allegedly defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi by raising questions over his educational degree, saying only aggrieved persons can file defamation complaints. Three persons — Yogesh Bhardwaj, Rakshpal Singh and Ijharul-Haq — had moved the court seeking an order […]

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Bribery remarks: Complaint case filed against Arvind Kejriwal

The Election Commission today told the Delhi High Court that a complaint case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was pending before a Goa court for his alleged bribery remarks during the January 2017 assembly polls there. The submission came in pursuance to the court’s earlier direction on whether any FIR has been lodged, as the […]

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Delhi CS Anshu Prakash assault case: Govt mulling live streaming of official meetings

 The Delhi government is mulling live streaming of all official meetings following the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at the chief minister’s residence last week. Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs and others during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19. A senior government official said that as […]

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AAP to go ahead with protest, police impose prohibitory orders

The AAP Sunday said it will go ahead with its protest outside the union home ministry office here on Monday if five police officials are not suspended for their inaction in busting a “prostitution and drug racket”, even as police imposed prohibitory orders banning unlawful assembly in the area. The party has alleged that the […]

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