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L-G Anil Baijal transfers over dozen bureaucrats in first reshuffle

Government in its budget had put a target of Rs 24,000 crore as VAT collections.

New Delhi: In his first major bureaucratic reshuffle, lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Thursday transferred over a dozen Delhi government officials. Among these are 1998 batch IAS officer V. Abraham, secretary (art and culture), who will now hold the additional post of secretary (languages). He has also been given additional charge as aecretary, Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Under fire from AAP, city health secretary shunted

Sisodia had asked the former L-G to take action against Bharti.

New Delhi: City health secretary Chandraker Bharti, who has been under constant fire from the AAP leaders, was finally relieved of his charge as the health secretary of the Delhi government. The development assumes significance in the wake of Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel’s remarks on Mr Bharti’s lax attitude.

NGO writes to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for survey on homeless people

A city-based organisation for the homeless has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking a fresh survey of the homeless people in the national capital and periodic inspections of night shelters. Founder of non-government organisation Centre for Holistic Development Sunil Kumar Aledia further suggested that other departments like women and Child Development and Social Welfare should work in coordination with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).

Homeless get creative for protection from chill

A reality check, not far away from the government provided night shelters, reveals the levels of apathy.

New Delhi: "Necessity is the mother of invention," the homeless in the capital can explain the idiom appropriately. The dipping mercury has forced the destitute of the city to get creative and use anything and almost everything at their disposal to brave cold winter nights.

Delhi cop held for sedating, raping minor

The accused was known to the survivor as he was a family friend and used to frequent her place for the last five months.

New Delhi: A 42-year-old head constable attached to Central police district allegedly sedated and later raped a 17-year-old B.Com first year student in East Delhi’s Vinod Nagar in Kalyanpuri police station limits.

Tech-savvy Delhi SEC to use WhatsApp

Poll body to use app to convey details on civic polls to officers.

New Delhi: On the lines of the directives of the EC, the Delhi State Election Commission (SEC) is likely to create a WhatsApp group for its officers to convey all urgent information related to the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital. The SEC is also in the process of debarring its officers from using their mobile phones during the meetings related to civic polls.

Irked leaders to raise executive list with Amit Shah

The party was able to only retain three of the 13 municipal seats in the recent byelections.

New Delhi: Resentment is brewing among the local BJP leaders who failed to make it to the list of office-bearers of the party’s state executive that was announced recently by the newly-appointed Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. A majority of these leaders are going to raise the matter with the saffron brigade’s top leadership. A source said that many local leaders have already sought an appointment with BJP chief Amit Shah to express their concerns over the way they have been dropped by the state executive.