Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the Lt Governor that the decision for the doorstep delivery of ration has attained finality. Besides, it does not need Anil Baijal, the Lt Governor's approval. “Hon’ble L-G’s insistence on referring the matter to the central government for its approval does not appear correct. The approval of the Centre is neither mandated nor necessary,” Kejriwal said.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that markets and malls will open starting from June 14, with a strict imposition of Covid-19 guidelines. Restaurants are permitted to open with 50% seating capacity. Marriages are permitted to take place with an attendance of not more than 20 people. Religious places are permitted to open without visitors. All educational institutions, theatres, spas, gyms parks and theatres will remain closed until… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
A fire mishap at Delhi's Lajpat Nagar spread to five showrooms adjacent to each other and caused huge financial losses to the owners. Atul Garg, the Delhi fire service director stated that the accident happened at around 10 AM and the causes are unknown. He also praised the firemen for an effective reaction to the call which prevented the fire from being spread to the residential areas.
Courtesy: Times Of India
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on June 10 questioned the Centre that from where the Centre would procure so many COVID vaccine doses to innoculate all the adults for free from June 21. He also raised concerns over the Union’s decision to export vaccines rather than plugging India’s own shortage. Recently, Delhi government opened vaccination for people in the 18-44 age-group after two weeks of hiatus due to the shortage.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
The Delhi government on May 23 extended the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the state for one more week. It also said the unlocking process in the national capital may begin from May 31. However, the unlocking has been made subjected to a decline in COVID cases and people's adherence to all protocols. Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 1,600 new cases of covid-19 on May 23, its lowest daily-tally since March 1, 2021.… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
The Singapore government on May 20 invoked anti-misinformation law to warn against the false claims of 'Singapore COVID-19 variant' on social media. Recently, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal received backlash for urging the Centre to ban flights from Singapore due to the COVID variant. However, denying the claims, Singapore termed it as 'unfounded assertions.' The Singapore government said, the variant that increased COVID cases in city is of Indian… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal became the new government in Delhi after the Centre notified the amended Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 on April 27. Passed by Parliament recently, the controversial act limiting the powers mandates the Delhi government to take L-G’s opinion before any executive order. While Centre touted it as step to promote executive-legislature harmony, CM Kejriwal called it a betrayal of… read-more
CM Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on April 25 extended the lockdown in the national capital by a week. Highlighting the high positivity rate of 36%-37% in Delhi, Kejriwal stated, "Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the city". He also assured that the "situation should be under control in the coming few days", adding that the government has formed an oxygen management portal.
People in Delhi flocked to liquor stores to stock up for the week-long lockdown while completely ignoring the social distancing norms. The news became talk of the town after several photos surfaced on the internet showing long queues of people in front of liquor stores. The people argued that although the Delhi government has assured that several essential services will remain operative, there was no clarity over the liquor stores.
Delhi government on April 17 announced to turn the Commonwealth games village and some schools into COVID Care Centres. Reportedly, the makeshift arrangement will facilitate 6,000 beds with oxygen facilities. With increasing number of cases, Delhi is facing a crisis to facilitate COVID-19 patients as about 24,000 cases were registered on April 17. Moreover, CM Kejriwal urged the Centre to provide at least 7,000 beds for COVID-19 in the… read-more