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MCD asked unauthorised colonies to file applications for the RWC scheme

Taking forward the process of forming ward-level committees for consultation on local development, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi asked unauthorised colonies to file applications for the RWC scheme. Seeking applications from unauthorised colonies with or without provisional certificates, Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi issued directions to Councillors to “include such RWAs (Residents Welfare Associations) if they […]

Delhi Elections : Okhla is back in election mode

Barely two months after dust around the Lok Sabha elections settled down, Okhla is back in  election mode. The area is counting numbers, discussing the Batla House encounter, and speculating political moves. While sitting Congress MLA Parvez Hashmi filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha seat vacated by J P Aggarwal, the race to replace […]

Delhi Elections : Parvez Hashmi files nomination for Rajya Sabha

Congress nominee for Rajya Sabha from Delhi Parvez Hashmi filed his nomination papers. The seat fell vacant after sitting Rajya Sabha MP JP Agarwal was elected to Lok Sabha. Hashmi, who is an MLA and a former Delhi Minister, was accompanied by party MPs from Delhi including Agarwal and entire Delhi Cabinet led by Chief […]

Delhi Elections : Delhi High Court issued a notice to Ajay Maken

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to Ajay Maken and the returning officer of his Lok Sabha constituency asking for their response on a plea seeking to declare Maken’s election null and void for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The court’s notice came on a petition, filed under the Representative of […]

Jagdish Tytler named in-charge of Congress in Bihar

Even before the courts have cleared former MP Jagdish Tytler of his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom, Congress has reinstated him in the organisation by making him AICC in-charge of Bihar. The development comes barely three months after the party was forced to withdraw Mr Tytler’s candidature for Delhi’s North-East Lok Sabha constituency. The […]

Delhi Elections : Rajya Sabha byelections on August 10

The Election Commission has announced by-elections to fill up 13 vacancies in Rajya Sabha from 10 States due to resignation of members following their election to Lok Sabha or other reasons. The poll will be held on August 10 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and counting will be at 5 p.m. on the same […]

Delhi Elections : BJP meet to review election debacle

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Saturday owned up responsibility for the party’s poor electoral showing and stressed that there was no need to “single out one person” for the debacle. He said if one person has to take the blame “I am taking reponsibility”. This is the first major gathering of the […]

Advani to lead BJP in Lok Sabha

With his election at BJP’s Parliamentary Party’s first meeting after the recent Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Advani, 81, becomes the Leader of the Opposition by virtue of heading the single largest opposition party.

Delhi Elections : Congress wins all 7 seats in Delhi

Congress wins all 7 seats in Delhi