Archive for September, 2011

Sheila Dixit starts delivering sops ahead of MCD Polls

The Delhi government  said it will allot free houses to slum dwellers belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes communities in the capital. “Funds in the SC/ST Commission will be utilised for this purpose as the commission will contribute Rs 60,000 on behalf the candidate,” Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters. “These […]

BJP confident of good show in MCD Elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party will go into the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, due early next year, on the issues of corruption and price rise, while at the same time urge the people to vote for the party that will provide them the blueprint for best delivery in the health and education sectors. Elaborating the […]

Youth Congress kicks off organisational elections in Delhi

After much delay, the Youth Congress has finally set in motion the process for holding the organisational elections in Delhi for the first time with the launch of its membership drive on September 9. After taking over as the party general secretary in charge of the Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India […]

Ministers given active role in MCD elections

The proposal for the MCD trifurcation is yet to be cleared by the home ministry, but chief minister Sheila Dikshit has set in motion the preparations to boost the chances of a Congress win in the municipal polls slated for early 2012. Each of the six ministers in her cabinet will be assigned an area […]

MCD Elections : BJP launches hunt for potential candidates

With just five months to the municipal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun identifying candidates who could turn the tide in their favour. Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta said the party would judge potential candidates on four parameters — dynamism, performance, capability to win and delivery strength — before releasing the final list. […]

EC wants minimum punishment of 2 years in cases of paid news

The Election Commission of India has asked the Centre to impose a minimum punishment of two years to anyone found guilty of indulging in the malaise of paid news. Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi said during a discussion here that the Commission could only act if it was given sufficient proof. He said the Commission […]

Delhi RJD MLA Asif Mohammad Khan quits party in protest after Lalu criticises Anna

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav expressed reservations on Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member has quit the party in protest against the party supremo’s comment. Asif Mohammad Khan, currently RJD’s only member of Delhi’s Legislative Assembly, said he does not agree with Yadav’s comment against Hazare and has therefore decided […]

MCD Elections : Delhi Govt to focus on illegal colonies

With municipal elections scheduled early next year, the Congress-led Delhi Government has decided to focus on its crucial vote bank in the unauthorized and resettlement colonies in the city. With the state failing to deliver on its regularization promise to residents of 1,639 unauthorised colonies, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has now constituted a Group of […]

DUSU Results : NSUI wins President’s post, ABVP swept the other three

Congress student’s wing NSUI on Saturday won the Delhi University Students Union President’s post while candidates of BJP’s ABVP swept the other three top posts of the body. National Student’s Union of India nominee Ajay Chikara won the President’s post of the DUSU, while Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad candidate Vikas Choudhary was elected as the […]