SDMC shifting responsibility to trap and translocate monkeys : Delhi High Court

The AAP government told the Delhi High Court Tuesday that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation was shifting the responsibility of trapping and translocating monkeys from the city. The Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Delhi government said the civic agency cannot abdicate its responsibility on the pretext of a letter which is not valid in respect […]

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HC to Delhi govt: Ensure proper street-lighting in city

The Delhi High Court today directed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the civic bodies to ensure proper street-lighting in the national capital on a plea alleging that the LED lights on public roads and streets of south Delhi were not functioning. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari […]

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No eatery in Hauz Khas Village has sanctioned building plan:HC

 Not a single restaurant or pub in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village have taken a sanctioned building plan from the municipal authorities to run their businesses, the Delhi High Court has observed. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar made the observation after the south Delhi municipal corporation (SDMC) […]

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Illegal construction needs to be stopped in Delhi: Delhi HC

It is “high time” that illegal construction, rampant in the national capital, needs to be stopped, the Delhi High Court has observed. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the people of Delhi and the public officials have to be made to ensure that the law has to […]

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HC reserves verdict on pleas against MCD election

The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on pleas seeking quashing of the notification laying down the manner of allocation of wards for reserved categories and women in the upcoming MCD polls. “Arguments heard. Judgement reserved,” a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar said. Terming the petitions as “absurd”, the Delhi state […]

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Panel to survey if CNG, petrol road sweeping vehicles

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Chief Secretary of Delhi to form a committee of all the three municipal corporations to conduct market survey on availability of CNG and petrol road sweeping machines. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the committee to examine the matter raised by South Delhi Municipal […]

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Hawkers encroach upon shopkeepers’ rights: Court

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Hawkers encroach upon the fundamental rights of shopkeepers who are carrying their business from commercial establishments and also create security problem for the public, a Delhi court has said. Senior Civil Judge Gaurav Rao also said shopkeepers pay huge rents, taxes and make investments for carrying on their business while hawkers merely sit in front […]

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Flouting bldng norms: NGT asks SDMC to act against big players

The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s levy of fine on “minor” nature of construction violation and directed it to crack the whip on commercial builders. The green panel expressed displeasure on the penalty imposed on constructions being carried out on smaller plots rather than initiating action against big players […]

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Graft case: Ex-spcl metropolitan magistrate gets bail

A former special metropolitan magistrate of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, arrested by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a shop owner here, was today granted bail by a Delhi court. Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar granted bail to R P Bhatia, arrested by CBI on August 18, on a personal bond […]

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NGT asks SDMC to control pollution in Lajpat Ngr

Coming to rescue of the residents of Lajpat Nagar here, the National Green Tribunal has directed South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to take immediate steps to control air pollution in an area in the locality. A bench headed by P Jyothimani, which impleaded SDMC in the case, directed it to file a status report while […]

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