In a major setback to ex-Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia, the Supreme Court rejected the bail plea in the 2021-2022 Delhi Excise Policy Scam. On October 30, the Apex Court reviewed the matter, and refused bail as per an establishment of money trail of ₹ 338 crores in the case. Furthermore, the court also ordered the CBI and ED to complete the trials in 6-8 months.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi Drainage system is not designed to tackle such heavy rainfall and waterlogging situation. Notably, the national capital witnessed heavy to very heavy rainfall, breaking the rain record of 41-years. The AAP leader chaired a crucial meeting to discuss the measures and other possibilities to tackle the waterlogging situation and other issues. Moreover, the IMD issued an orange alert amid rainfall.
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Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport has been awarded the title of 'Best Airport over 40 million passengers’ category in Asia-Pacific. In addition, the airport has also been given the title of the 'Cleanest Airport' in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the fifth time in a row IGIA has bagged the award for the best airport in the Asia-Pacific region. Delhi Airport was recognised as the finest airport in the Asia-Pacific.
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Amid the ongoing political drama in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP announced to elevate of MLAs Saurabh Bharadwaj and Atishi as Delhi Cabinet ministers. The decision was taken hours after the resignation of Manish Sisodia from his Deputy CM and portfolios. Kejriwal has sent the names of Saurabh and Atishi to Delhi LG VK Saxena, and after approval, the ministers will take oath in the next 48 hours.
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Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stated providing discounts to buyers of electric vehicles beyond a certain point is not "very healthy," on August 22. He also stated that the government has set an aim of one charging point every three kilometers. Under its Electric Vehicle Policy, which was established in 2020, Delhi government has already granted incentives of about Rs 100 crore on electric vehicles, the most of any state.
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First, of its kind, the Delhi Government is set to streamline the food truck business in the National Capital, similar to the US, and UK. On August 16, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the AAP government will soon bring a food truck policy, in regard to which, they conducted a meeting and is in the process of finalizing the hotspots for the food trucks for the public.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said government will create 20 lakh jobs for youngsters over next five years. Government is constructing two food centers in Delhi, in Majnu ke Tila and Chandni Chowk. “We'll improve their physical infrastructure, roads, electricity, hygiene,” said CM. Kejriwal further stated a design… read-more
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Delhi government introduced a scheme on July 18 to give financial assistance to women who want to undergo driving training and become professional taxi drivers. Transport Department will cover half of each woman's training costs, which are estimated to be roughly Rs 4,800. Women will be trained at government-run driving schools in Burari, Loni, and Sarai Kale Khan. The government will encourage fleet owners and aggregators to finance the… read-more
Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, spoke before 122 education ministers and professionals from around the world at the Education World Forum, 2022 in London on May 23. As per Sisodia, the Delhi administration increased people's faith in the government school system by prioritizing education. According to him, the number of pupils enrolled in Delhi government schools has grown by 21% since 2015.
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The government will prolong its anti-open burning campaign by a month to June 13, as per Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai. This is the second phase of the campaign. During the initial phase, which ran from April 12 to May 12, 500 teams of officers supervised sites in Delhi 24x7. The first phase, saw 5,241 locations investigated, 23 warnings and challans issued, and six people convicted.
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