NGT summons commissioners of police, EDMC: Ghazipur landfill site

The National Green Tribunal today rapped the East Delhi Municipal Corporation over its report on a recent fire incident at the Ghazipur landfill site, saying it cannot allow non-compliance of its orders to solve the issue. Irked at the approach of the corporation, a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim summoned the Police […]

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Delhi held to ransom by traders who protested against the sealing drive : Delhi High Court

 In an apparent disapproval of the government’s proposed amendment of the master plan after traders protested against the sealing drive, the Delhi High Court has observed that a few people have “held the city to ransom”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further observed that by sitting on […]

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Move to alternate facility: HC to visually impaired students

The Delhi High Court today directed a group of visually impaired students, whose hostel was recently demolished, to immediately shift to the alternate facilities being provided to them by the DDA. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said its order of January 3 asking them to move out […]

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Delhi HC to ensure right to life of displaced persons of Kathputli

The Delhi High Court today said it will ensure that the right to life of persons displaced from Kathputli Colony here were not violated while refraining from taking action on the allegation that developers were hand-in- gloves with the DDA during the demolition drive. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C […]

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DDA’s record in securing its lands appalling: Delhi HC

Terming the record of the DDA in securing lands acquired by it “appalling”, the Delhi High Court has directed creation of a unit for evolving land management policies and clear encroachments on public land. The direction was issued to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Delhi government and the Centre by a bench of Justices […]

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Consumer forum raps DDA over “nepotism, high-handedness”

The Delhi Development Authority and its officials have been pulled up by a consumer forum here for “high-handedness and nepotism” in dealing with flat allottees, saying they behaved as if they were the final authority and the customers were “totally at their mercy”. While dealing with a case, the South Delhi district consumer disputes redressal […]

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A old man gets 3 yrs in jail for trying to cheat DDA

A 63-year-old man has been jailed for three years by a Delhicourt for trying to cheat Delhi Development Authority (DDA) by using forged documents to get a plot converted from leasehold to freehold. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar refused to take a lenient view towards Trilok Singh Bakshi, a resident of Rajouri Garden here, saying the […]

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Scrap market closure: Assembly elections delay NGT’s order

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has informed the National Green Tribunal that it has not been able to effect closure of scrap market at Gokalpur village in north Delhi as authorities are busy with the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled on February 7. A bench, headed by Justice P Jyothimani, had in December last year directed […]

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“Little headway in acquiring land for waste disposal”

The Delhi High Court today termed as “most unfortunate” the lack of headway made by civic bodies here in acquiring land for managing the garbage piling up in the city. The court directed the municipal bodies to inform it how they propose to use the sites given by DDA for waste management. “Little or no […]

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Chandni Chowk traffic congestion: HC pulls up DDA

The Delhi High Court today pulled up the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for its failure to devise a smooth traffic mechanism in its Zonal Development Plan for creation of non-motorised vehicle lanes in the congested Chandni Chowk area here. “With an enormous rise in volume of traffic movement, you cannot do a cut and paste […]

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