Mumbai: India has replaced Japan as world’s number two importer of liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, thus giving a push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a ‘safer kitchen’, according to a report in Bloomberg.
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The candidates came to campaign with dhols, said a 28-year-old mother sitting outside a primary school in Ladpur village near Kanjhawala in northwest Delhi after casting her vote in Sunday’s civic polls. "But they turned back after looking at the stagnant sewage water." She has become an expert at taking videos on her cellphone of her children wading through sewage. "The park across the gali where I live is filled with stagnant water and there are mosquitoes night and day," she told The Indian Express.
The BJP is likely to retain the Capital’s three municipal corporations, exit polls predicted after Sunday’s vote that registered a turnout of 53.6% – a notch higher than the city’s 2012 civic elections.
Union Minister Vijay Goel today took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s allegations that the EVMs used during Sunday’s MCD elections were tampered with.
JUST OVER half of the registered voters came out to vote in the fiercely contested elections to the Municipal Corporations of Delhi on Sunday. Of the 1.34 crore registered voters in the city, 53.58 per cent voted for the three municipal bodies – North, East and South.
Sunday’s MCD polls saw a fair share of glitches – from faulty EVMs to names being absent from voters’ list. At the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) at Timarpur, many people said they were turned away due to the lack of voting slips despite them having voter I-cards. "They are sending me back and forth and I don’t even know why," said Rahisha Begum.
Three persons who allegedly robbed and assaulted two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on Thursday afternoon were arrested Saturday night. Police said the incident took place in southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area after their motorbike brushed past the accused’s car. The assault was recorded by an onlooker on his phone.
A 44-year-old man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly duping over 25 people of Rs 6 lakh on the pretext of getting them jobs overseas, police said Sunday.
In the 2015 Delhi assembly election, Deoli in the south voted AAP’s Prakash Jarwal in with 70 per cent of the votes. On Sunday, when Deoli stepped out to vote again, concerns that many had back then were unchanged. Roads, potable water, schools, street lights, drains, hygiene – voters claimed little has changed in their lives since AAP won.
It was a tale of two neighbourhoods separated by much more than the road dividing them. On Sunday, even as barred gates and empty streets spelled out voter apathy at Defence Colony, adjacent Kotla Mubarakpur saw voters queuing up on roads littered with trash, complaining of age-old issues – lack of water, sanitation and unauthorised construction.