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#Delhi: Air quality still ‘very poor’, parking rates could go up

Parking rates in Delhi might go up, with the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) enforcing the action plan for ‘very poor’ air quality in Delhi. According to the Graded Action Plan for air pollution notified by the Union Environment Ministry last week, the use of diesel generator sets has to be stopped, parking fee has to be increased three-four times, bus and Metro frequency has to be increased, and open fires, even in restaurants, have to be stopped when air quality is "very poor".

Teachers on strike won’t get pay, says JNU

The Registrar of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pramod Kumar, has written to all faculty members asking them to "intimate in writing within 10 days" about their participation in a strike called by the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on January 17. He also underscored that teachers on strike would not be given "pay and allowances".

Delhi: People shouldn’t pay for govt-LG Mahabharat, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday said the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor can have their "Mahabharat" as long as they want but people cannot be made to suffer due to their fight. A bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Abhay M Sapre took strong exception to the long-drawn tussle between the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government and the Delhi L-G, saying this should not deprive people of their legitimate due.

Delhi: Boy falls in drain and dies; DDA, SDMC trade charges

A day after seven-year-old Raja Babu died after falling into an open drain at a Malviya Nagar park, police are investigating the role of the agency responsible for maintaining the park. The civic agencies, meanwhile, passed the blame. A board outside Satpula Park states that the land is owned by the DDA. "We acquired the park but are not responsible for its maintenance. The SDMC has been handed over this job," a DDA spokesperson said.

L-G may review his order to relieve House secretary: Delhi HC

The meeting was held on the court’s suggestion to find an "amicable solution" to the issue.

New Delhi: In the never ending tussle between the lieutenant-governor and the Delhi government, the judiciary gave yet another set back to the Delhi government and Assembly Speaker. On Friday, the Delhi high court left it to the L-G to decide whether or not to review his order relieving Delhi Assembly secretary P.K. Suryadevara, who is in the middle of a tug-of-war between the Speaker and the Prasar Bharati over his posting. The court had earlier also observed that the Assembly Speaker approaching the court is one of a kind situation.

Rail corridor: M Venkaiah Naidu calls for meet January 23

Of the 8 rail networks proposed, focus to be Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat link.

New Delhi: In an attempt to fast-track rail-based Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) in Delhi-NCR, Union urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly called a meeting of all stakeholders on January 23 to find out ways how to quickly get going with the Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat corridor. Of the eight rail corridors proposed to connect urban and industrial belts of the NCR, the meeting is expected to focus on how to start work on Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat corridor on a priority.

Sell jalebis if you want to make profit: #Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to private schools

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said the private schools in the national capital which "make money by selling seats" should rather sell "jalebis" if they want to make profit. Sisodia’s comments came following a Delhi High Court order staying the operation of the city government’s circular on nursery admission norms regarding private unaided minority schools, telling the AAP dispensation to bring its own schools up to the mark before trying to impose their admission norms on private institutions.