Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal took a dig at his Punjab equivalent Captain Amrinder Singh for blaming the Delhi government on the ongoing farmers' protests. Kejriwal has alleged that Amrinder has joined hands with the BJP. Moreover, Kejriwal said that Amrinder was angry since the Delhi government "did not allow the nine stadiums to be converted into jails." However, Amrinder slammed the AAP government for its stance in the protests.
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Amid the increasing COVID-19 cases, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on November 30 announced to reduce the cost of RT-PCR tests in the capital. He said, "Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in government establishments, however, this will help those who get their tests done in private labs." Reportedly, orders regarding the decision will be issued soon. The RT-PCR tests at private labs in the city currently cost Rs 2,400.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced Rs 2000 fine for not wearing mask after the capital witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases. Previously the fine was Rs 500. Kejriwal said, "A lot of people are wearing face masks but some are still not adhering to the rules." He asked all the religious heads and other administrative officials to make sure that their workers are wearing a mask and maintaining safety rules.
Delhi High Court on November 19 raised several questions and blamed Kejriwal Government for the carelessness over increasing Covid-19 cases. The court remarked Kejriwal for not taking any actions, even after predicting the situation. The bench asked the government not to blame the centre, but work together for a solution. "It should be a strong deterrent so that the people abide by the covid-19 guidelines,” the bench said.
Chief Ministers of Goa and Delhi have indulged into trading some strong statements against each other. The issue arose after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supported a protest by environmentalists against three industrial projects in Goa. Retaliating to Kejriwal, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said the former should first take care of pollution in Delhi itself. Later, Kejriwal said that both the states would have to work together to eliminate pollution issue… read-more
In yet another step to fight pollution, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched a new app, 'Green Delhi'. Reportedly, the app allows people to file complaints against pollution. Further, along with the complaint, people can attach a related image, audio or video and the app records the location of the incident. The CM also boasted about the measures taken by his government and said that pollution had reduced by 25% in the last five years.
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'ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability' has invited Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to speak about the measures taken regarding sustainability and climate change in the national capital. Kejriwal will attend 'Daring Cities 2020’ conference, wherein he will speak on how ‘Pusa Decomposer’ and indigenous 'electric vehicle policy' helped tackling air-pollution in Delhi. The conference, jointly hosted by ICLEI and Bonn City, is a forum on climate… read-more
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Deputy CM Manish Sisodia over the twitter, announced that schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 31, amid the pandemic. "Our CM did not want to put children's health under risk," he mentioned. However, "Online and distant learning has become the preferred mode of teaching," said the Home Ministry. According the guidelines of Unlock 5, the Central government had permitted the states to re-open schools and educational institutions … read-more
National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) data indicated that crime rate in Delhi has increased by 20% from 2018 to 2019, and 3% rise was registered nationwide. Out of 290,000 cases registered in Delhi, 82% were theft cases. Reportedly, there was a dip in Delhi's vehicle-theft cases from last year, and a 3% rise in rape cases. Besides, the number of murder cases in the city increased by 1.5%.
Delhi Government has decided to extend free meals to the homeless people living in shelter homes m under the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) till the end of winters. In a meeting, held on September 25, CM Arvind Kejriwal discussed about providing three meals a day and other amenities for annual expenditure of Rs 15.31 crore. Free meal service at the DUSIB-run shelters had started during lockdown.