Alok K N Mishra is a journalist with the Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He writes on governance, policy and politics. He is an ardent follower of politics and is fascinated about making politics work better for the middle-class and the poor. He loves to discuss and predict the national political behaviour. Before shifting to Delhi, he covered political instability, governance, and misgovernance besides Maoists insurgency in Jharkhand for almost half a decade. He started out in 2010 as a city reporter with Times of India, Patna.
Articles by Alok K N Mishra
Besides the tenure of the Aam Aadmi Party government since 2015, the audit will also cover the duration when Delhi was governed by the Congress
The Delhi government and lieutenant governor are engaged in a credit war over the hiring of civil defence volunteers as Home Guards. The transport minister stated that the volunteers will not lose their jobs, while officials in the lieutenant governor's office said the minister's claims were baseless. The back-and-forth began after the government announced the hiring on Friday.
After a two-week gap, the supply of liquor in Delhi has improved just in time for pre-Diwali celebrations. Around 910 out of 930 hotels, clubs, and restaurants in the city have renewed their licenses, and 110 wholesalers have received fresh licenses. Some premium brands are still missing due to ongoing probe in the previous excise policy.
Delhi's EV policy 2.0 to be finalized in a month, aims to encourage adoption of electric vehicles.
Launched on October 22, 2020, the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy was aimed at fighting high levels of air pollution
Congress will hold a public rally in Tilak Nagar, Delhi, in an attempt to regain lost political ground. The area was hit by violence during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
After the arrest of Manish Sisodia, Singh was playing a larger role in AAP and was working with Kejriwal in the formation of INDIA bloc, said a party leader
Delhi chief minister and AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal said Singh’s arrest was “illegal” and reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “nervousness”
The officials said that the departments assigned to these officers will be known only after the final notification by the office of the lieutenant governor.
In an interview with HT, the senior Delhi minister said that the government has no problem if LG VK Saxena was leading the efforts in some areas
Officials said the drive is to ensure that the homeless stay in shelters while foreign delegates visit the national capital during the Summit.
Chief secretary Naresh Kumar refused to follow orders pertaining to the implementation of a coordination mechanism to hold NCCSA meetings, she said
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that India cannot become a global leader until every citizen has access to 24x7 electricity supply, quality education, and healthcare. Kejriwal criticized the central government for failing to provide these basic amenities and attacked a new law that gives the Union government control over Delhi's administration. He also spoke about the need to address power cuts, improve education, and provide free healthcare to all citizens. Kejriwal's speech focused on his government's flagship programs and his vision for the country's development.
The National Capital Civil Services Authority’s member secretary responded by proposing to the meeting without the Delhi chief minister’s participation
An update by the Upper Yamuna Division of Central Water Commission said that it is expected for the river to breach 206m by 6pm on Sunday.
An official said the level is expected to drop further on Tuesday but they continued monitoring the situation and have made announcements asking flood-hit people not return to their homes yet
680 pumps, including 100 mobile pumps, have been deployed, in addition to 326 supplementary pumps, to clear water from roads
Delhi residents will pay more for electricity from their next billing cycle as power companies increase a surcharge known as the power purchase adjustment charge. The increase is meant to offset the cost of electricity that distribution companies buy from power generation companies, which has risen due to an increase in the cost of coal. The increase in PPAC will differ based on the area of the Capital a consumer resides in, and those consuming fewer than 200 units per month will not be affected. A political spat has erupted between the Delhi government and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party.
DTC is gearing up to induct its third batch of women bus drivers later this month, which would take their number to more than 60 across the fleet
According to an official, registrations began on May 29, and will close after the first 250 participants complete the registration process
The Centre issued an ordinance restoring to itself the power over ‘services’ in the National Capital Territory on Friday evening, a week after the Supreme Court ruled that the Delhi government has control over bureaucrats assigned to departments under its purview
The Delhi government has ordered withdrawal of work assigned to special secretary of vigilance department, YVVJ Rajasekhar
The Supreme Court has put matters straight between the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor. Hopefully, the saga will find a suitable end
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal warned that officers involved in obstructing the people’s work will have to suffer
The haunted walks were launched on Sunday at central Delhi’s 14th-century palace, Malcha Mahal, in Chanakyapuri
The government has set a target of installing 18,000 EV points in the Capital by 2025 with land availability being one of the biggest challenges
The haunted walks are part of the Delhi government’s heritage walks and people can make advance bookings at the Delhi tourism offices
The BJP and the AAP have been sparring over the renovation of Kejriwal’s official bungalow after details about the money spent on its refurbishment surfaced
The directions were issued in a meeting to review the functioning of a workers' welfare body of the state government
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to sue India?s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate for perjury, accusing them of ?torturing witnesses and accused? in their investigation of an excise policy case. Kejriwal has been summoned by the CBI to appear as a witness on Sunday. The Delhi CM has not been named as an accused in the CBI's FIR filed on 17 August 2020. However, Kejriwal?s name cropped up when other accused and witnesses were questioned, prompting the agency to seek clarifications.