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Articles by Abhinav Rajput
Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line: Click selfies but no station photos
A senior official of CISF said that since the line has been especially started to promote tourism and make people aware of the grandeur of Old Delhi, it is not fair to question every person, especially tourists or visitors, wanting to capture the beauty of the station.
Updated on May 31, 2017 10:01 PM IST
Selfies, joyrides and family outings mark first day of Delhi Metro Heritage Line
The ITO-Kashmere Gate line was thrown open for public on Sunday. With its launch, the Metro makes inroads into old Delhi or the ‘Walled City’ with four stations--Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Delhi Gate.
Updated on May 28, 2017 11:50 PM IST
Kejriwal, Venkaiah Naidu flag off Delhi metro Heritage Line; route to open for public today
The Delhi metro Heritage Line which was flagged off on Sunday by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu connects key heritage monuments like Red Fort and Jama Masjid.
Updated on May 28, 2017 06:32 PM IST
13,000 DDA flats get Delhi L-G nod; no sale embargo but penalty on withdrawal
The DDA will put up around 13,000 flats in its housing scheme this year. The authority has put in place multi-tiered penal measures for those who withdraw from the scheme.
Updated on May 26, 2017 09:45 PM IST
Property tax will not be increased: East Delhi’s mayor
Bhagat, who will be heading a corporation reeling under a severe financial crisis and has a budget deficit of more than R 2,000 crore, pitched for the unification of the three civic bodies.
Updated on May 23, 2017 05:48 PM IST
‘Stop attacking Kejriwal without proof’: Yogendra Yadav’s letter to Kapil Mishra
Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra had apologised to Yogendra Yadav for launching campaign to oust him from AAP in the past. Yadav wrote back to him with some advice.
Updated on May 23, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Saharanpur violence: Dalits defy Delhi Police ban to protest at Jantar Mantar
Hundreds of Dalits defied a police ban to stage a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to highlight alleged atrocities against the community by Thakurs in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur.
Updated on May 30, 2017 06:34 PM IST
BJP councillor Preeti Aggarwal elected mayor of North Delhi Corporation
Preeti Aggarwal was elected as the mayor of NDMC unopposed on Thursday. Aggarwal, who is a councillor from Rohini, had defeated her nearest contender Abhinav Mishra of AAP by over 5,000 votes.
Updated on May 19, 2017 09:54 AM IST
Multilevel parking lots soon in Delhi’s Rani Bagh, Shastri Park and five more places
The facilities will have space to park 5,600 cars — 600 in Rani Bagh, 500 in Shiva Market, 600 in Shastri Park, 1,000 in Idgah, 1,000 in Gandhi Maidan, 700 in Rajendra Nagar and 200 in Shalimar Bagh.
Updated on May 19, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Land pooling for housing gets a boost in Delhi as 89 rural villages notified as urbanised
The villages declared urbanised are spread across the North and South Municipal Corporations. While 50 villages are under North MCD, 39 fall under the jurisdiction of the South MCD.
Updated on May 17, 2017 11:58 PM IST
North Delhi brings in Mr Swachh and Madam Safai Pasand to instil civic sense
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has given shape to four characters with good civic sense named Mrs Saf Suthiri (clean), Mr Swachh Kumar (hygienic) , Mr Chakachak (spotless) , Madam Safai Pasand. The civic body has also created four other characters with bad civic sense named Susu Kumar, Thu Thu Kumar, Kuda Kumar and Poly Aunty to promote cleanliness in the city.
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 01:25 PM IST
Book AAP for money laundering, probe source of fund, says Delhi Congress
After sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra alleged that the party lied about its donation figures to the Election Commission, the Congress demanded a case against AAP and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Updated on May 15, 2017 10:23 AM IST
Preeti Aggarwal to be North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor, Vijay Bhagat her deputy
BJP councillor from Rohini, Preeti Aggarwal, who filed nomination for the post of mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday, is likely to be elected unopposed on May 18. Vijay Kumar Bhagat, who won from the Swami Sharda Nand Colony ward on a BJP ticket, was also the only candidate to file nomination for the post of deputy mayor in the north corporation.
Published on May 11, 2017 11:18 PM IST
Hinduustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput, New Delhi
Metro fare hike draws mixed reactions, commuters ask about better last-mile connectivity
Some commuters were happy with the fare revision hoping that it would translate into increased frequency in services but several others said that the hike must have come after providing better last-mile connectivity.
Updated on May 09, 2017 03:53 PM IST
HIndustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput, New Delhi
After-office cricket under floodlights, anyone? Delhi set to ramp up Siri Fort sports complex
Night cricket is the latest offering from the DDA at south Delhi’s Siri Fort sports complex.
Updated on May 08, 2017 07:17 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput
5-storey building collapses on another in Delhi’s Inderpuri; several injured
Five people were trapped when the building toppled on an adjacent four-storey house in JJ colony of Inderpuri in west Delhi. They were rescued by fire department personnel over an hour.
Updated on May 07, 2017 11:12 AM IST
Mosquitoes in your property? South Delhi corporation may fine you up to Rs 50,000
The corporation said the owner may have to shell out anywhere between Rs 500 to Rs 50,000, depending on the complete cost incurred by the agency to remove the breeding spots.
Updated on May 05, 2017 10:44 AM IST
Flats in Delhi: All you need to know about DDA’s new housing scheme
DDA is launching a housing scheme on June 30 with 13,000 flats in Delhi. Most of these are flats surrendered by allottees after the previous schemes because they lacked basic amenities.
Updated on Jul 03, 2017 01:26 PM IST
DDA’s latest housing scheme set to open this month: 10 things to know
All formalities done, final approval from lieutenant governor for auction of 13,000 flats expected by the end of the month
Updated on May 03, 2017 12:29 PM IST
Small parties make big plans for Delhi Assembly election 2020
With a combined vote share of less than 15% and most of them not being able to open their accounts, smaller political parties such as Swaraj India, BSP, JDU, Samajwadi Party, and Shiv Sena may have been fringe players in the recently held municipal corporation elections.
Updated on May 02, 2017 02:21 PM IST
Women, kids to get free access to washrooms in South Delhi restaurants from today
Starting Monday, women and children will no longer have to go looking for public washrooms to relieve themselves after a long day of shopping at South Delhi markets.
Updated on May 01, 2017 10:35 AM IST
Abhinav Rajput, Hindustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput, New Delhi
Why east Delhi voted for BJP in MCD elections despite years of neglect
Modi factor: East Delhi faced five strikes by sanitation workers in the last three years. Garbage lay scattered even as bad roads and poor drainage added to woes. The BJP, however, got 47 out of 63 seats here.
Updated on May 29, 2017 08:43 AM IST
MCD election results: Defectors from Congress and AAP bring cheer to BJP
In Gandhi Nagar assembly constituency, which has been represented by Arvinder Singh four times as MLA from 1998 to 2013, BJP won all the seats.
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 07:14 AM IST
MCD election results: Delhi’s voters leave no play for fringe actors Swaraj, BSP and JD(U)
MCD polls: The BSP managed to win only three seats while the INLD and Samajwadi Party won one seat each.
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByFaizan Haider and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi
MCD election 2017: Outer Delhi ward Bakhtawarpur records highest turnout at 69%
Located near the Delhi-Haryana-UP border, Bakhtawarpur has a history of turning up in large numbers to exercise their franchise. In 2012 municipal elections, its voting percentage was 69.33%, which was 4.7 percentage points higher than the 2007 elections.
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 12:08 AM IST
ByParvez Sultan, Faizan Haider and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi
MCD election 2017: Unauthorised colonies continue to battle for basic amenities
Residents listed basic amenities such as sanitation, water supply, sewerage, dangling electric wires and dust pollution as some of the issues which they battle on a daily basis.
Updated on Apr 23, 2017 09:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShradha Chettri and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi
Shiv Sena sings a different tune in MCD polls: Promises Chhath puja ghats, Bhojpuri movies
Shiv Sena, which has fielded nine Purvanchali candidates in the MCD elections, has been trying to woo voters from the Hindi heartland in Delhi with promise to develop new puja ghats and promote Bhojpuri movies.
Updated on Apr 21, 2017 09:32 AM IST
Arvinder Singh Lovely, former Delhi Congress chief, joins BJP ahead of MCD polls
A week ahead of MCD polls, former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the BJP along with Delhi Youth Congress president Amit Malik on Tuesday.
Updated on May 12, 2017 05:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByParvez Sultan and Abhinav Rajput, New Delhi
Cong promises flats for slum dwellers, reduced house tax in MCD poll manifesto
Licence for street vendors, a department to look into problems of slums, houses for slum dwellers, reduced house tax, fix deposit money for girl students of municipal schools and financially sound municipal corporations in its manifesto for April 23 elections.
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 11:25 AM IST
Old, unfulfilled promises in BJP’s poll agenda for MCD polls
In 2012, the BJP had promised to construct 100 multilevel parking lots. However, in the past five years, only three such sites -- at Hauz Khas, Kamla Nagar, Parade Ground and Model Town -- have come up. These, too, remain under-utilised as people prefer surface parking.
Updated on Apr 17, 2017 11:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput and Parvez Sultan, New Delhi