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Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

16 Dec 2019

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

Delhi: RTR flyover opens; to ease traffic towards airport, Gurugram

16 Jul 2019

Delhi: RTR flyover opens; to ease traffic towards airport, Gurugram

On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the long-delayed Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover, which would ease connectivity for commuters traveling from South Delhi towards the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Gurugram.

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

04 Jul 2019

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, who thought it was absolutely fine to thrash a civic official, could soon receive a showcause notice from his party BJP.

Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

05 Jan 2019

Trump mistook India-built parliament in Afghanistan for a 'library'

US President Donald Trump's jibe about India building a library in Afghanistan is coming back to haunt him now.

Delhi: People stealing nuts, bolts from Signature Bridge

04 Dec 2018

Delhi: People stealing nuts, bolts from Signature Bridge

Delhi's iconic Signature Bridge garnered huge attention from public soon after it was inaugurated last month.

Man dupes job aspirants by posing as government servant, held

15 Nov 2018

Man dupes job aspirants by posing as government servant, held

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Thane yesterday for allegedly duping at least five job seekers of over Rs. 9L, police said today.

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

04 Nov 2018

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

The AAP-led government in Delhi has chalked out a plan to provide space for the opening of shops in the subways in the city following a number of complaints of "anti-social activities" being carried out after evening hours.

Half of Maharashtra drought-hit, farmer says no water to drink

24 Oct 2018

Half of Maharashtra drought-hit, farmer says no water to drink

180 out of 350 tehsils in Maharashtra have been declared drought-hit, meaning almost half of the state is affected. Farmers came to Mumbai seeking relief from the disaster, and want the state to be declared drought-hit.

Kolkata: Presidency University students call off 10-day-long hunger strike

12 Oct 2018

Kolkata: Presidency University students call off 10-day-long hunger strike

Agitating students of Kolkata's Presidency University have withdrawn their 10-day-long hunger strike after authorities gave them a written assurance that they would be provided accommodation at a hostel, adjacent to the institute's campus, by November 15.

Delhi-PWD tells officials to check sites for water-logging during rains

07 Jul 2018

Delhi-PWD tells officials to check sites for water-logging during rains

Public Works Department of the Delhi Government has directed its senior officials to visit their respective areas during rains to check water-logging.

Karnataka: Nine JD(S) MLAs to be inducted in first-phase expansion

05 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Nine JD(S) MLAs to be inducted in first-phase expansion

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today said at least nine MLAs from the JD(S) will be inducted in the first phase of cabinet expansion of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state.

Repairs potholes left behind after removal of speed-breakers: Delhi HC

03 Jun 2018

Repairs potholes left behind after removal of speed-breakers: Delhi HC

Removal of speed breakers from roads often leaves behind potholes and sharp objects hazardous to vehicle tires, the Delhi HC noted, directing AAP Government and local bodies to coordinate and ensure necessary repairs are carried out.

CBI raid, an attempt to hide AAP's good works: Kejriwal

30 May 2018

CBI raid, an attempt to hide AAP's good works: Kejriwal

Hours after the CBI raided the residence of Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for Public Works Department, CM Arvind Kejriwal asked, "What does PM Modi want?"

CBI raids residence of Delhi PWD Minister, Satyendar Jain

30 May 2018

CBI raids residence of Delhi PWD Minister, Satyendar Jain

The CBI today carried out searches at the residence of Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain after registering a fresh case against him in connection with alleged violation of norms in hiring architects for Public Works Department.

J&K: Locals get 5,500 underground-bunkers, 'border bhawans' post shelling

27 May 2018

J&K: Locals get 5,500 underground-bunkers, 'border bhawans' post shelling

Authorities in Rajouri district of J&K have commenced the construction of over 5,500 underground bunkers and 200 community halls as well as 'border bhawans' to help locals post cross-border shelling.

Himachal Pradesh government transfers 18 senior IAS officers

13 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh government transfers 18 senior IAS officers

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Himachal Pradesh government yesterday transferred 18 senior IAS officers, including six officers of Additional Chief Secretary rank.

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

10 May 2018

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal discharged from hospital

Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, granted bail in a money laundering case, was today discharged from the civic-run KEM hospital where he underwent treatment for nearly a week.

Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla

17 Apr 2018

Himachal Cabinet to create agency for water supply in Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved setting up of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for the water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla Planning Area and other places.

Delhi: PWD to launch de-silt drive in city drains

09 Apr 2018

Delhi: PWD to launch de-silt drive in city drains

Ahead of the monsoon season, the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Delhi government will launch a two-month exercise to de-silt the city's drains from April 15, a move intended to prevent waterlogging in the national capital.

12 people died desilting septic tanks last year: Delhi govt

01 Apr 2018

12 people died desilting septic tanks last year: Delhi govt

In Delhi, 12 people died last year while cleaning septic tanks while no such death has been reported so far in 2018, the Delhi government informed the Legislative Assembly.

Maharashtra: Over 3 lakh rat-kill tablets placed in secretariat

26 Mar 2018

Maharashtra: Over 3 lakh rat-kill tablets placed in secretariat

More than three lakh poison tablets were placed in the Maharashtra secretariat in May 2016 to check the rat menace, a state Minister said on Monday, clarifying that it was not the number of rodents killed in the exercise.

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

15 Jan 2018

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

Almost a fortnight after the Lajpat Nagar flyover was closed due to repair work of a massive gap that appeared on the stretch, the flyover was re-opened for commuters on Monday by the Public Works Department (PWD).

Shivaji Memorial in Arabian Sea: IIT-Bombay to study lowest project-bid

21 Sep 2017

Shivaji Memorial in Arabian Sea: IIT-Bombay to study lowest project-bid

Maharashtra Government approached the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay for a third-party audit of the lowest bid of Rs. 3,826cr from L&T for Phase-I of Shivaji Memorial project in the Arabian Sea.

Shillong: Meet the ladies that turn garbage into gold

12 Jul 2017

Shillong: Meet the ladies that turn garbage into gold

They are called the 'Merry Maidens' of Shillong with a twist.

Noida: Fatal accident as Dzire tries to overtake Lamborghini

10 Jul 2017

Noida: Fatal accident as Dzire tries to overtake Lamborghini

A fatal accident involving three cars claimed life of one driver on Noida Expressway.

Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost

27 Jun 2017

Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost

With the launch of the Metro Green line in Bengaluru that connects the East-West and North-South corridors, the real estate around the routes have become hot properties.

PWD scam: FIR filed against Kejriwal's late brother-in-law

10 May 2017

PWD scam: FIR filed against Kejriwal's late brother-in-law

A firm owned by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's late brother in law, Surendra Kumar Bansal, has been implicated by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for involvement with irregularities in road construction in Delhi.

Maharashtra: Congress seeks contributions from its MLAs

18 Apr 2017

Maharashtra: Congress seeks contributions from its MLAs

The Congress in Maharashtra is facing one of its worst financial crisis and is seeking a contribution from its MLAs for the same.

Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018

17 Apr 2017

Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018

The Delhi government has proposed the construction of a 6-km long, 20-feet wide cycle track starting from Satpula Drain (Press Enclave Road, Saket) to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Barapullah.

Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

13 Apr 2017

Mumbai: 2 Vasai societies fighting for water-connection since a decade

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation has failed to provide 2 housing societies in Vasai's Evershine City with a water connection since they were formed in 2007.

Social media calls for boycott of Gurugram pub

31 Mar 2017

Social media calls for boycott of Gurugram pub

Following the brawl that took place at Gurugram's 'The Wine Company', where 4 people were allegedly beaten by the manager and the bouncers of the restaurant, the restaurant is being heavily criticized on social media.

Audit of PUC centres in Delhi discloses flaws

28 Mar 2017

Audit of PUC centres in Delhi discloses flaws

Till Mid-March, the transport department of Delhi carried out audits at 709 out of the 968 pollution under control (PUC) centres.

CP's Regal theatre to shut down on 31st March

23 Mar 2017

CP's Regal theatre to shut down on 31st March

After proclaiming its steady decline several times, Connaught Place's Regal Theatre will shut down on 31st March as it is going out of business.

Delhi Diwali pollution getting worse every year

27 Feb 2017

Delhi Diwali pollution getting worse every year

In a report, the Central Pollution Control Board has found that levels of air pollution due to Diwali in northern India are getting worse every year.

Satya Nadella's first visit to India's Silicon Valley

18 Feb 2017

Satya Nadella's first visit to India's Silicon Valley

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will visit Bengaluru next week for a company event, in his first trip to India's Silicon Valley since taking office in Feb'14.

1.2 million pollution deaths in India, Delhi worst

12 Jan 2017

1.2 million pollution deaths in India, Delhi worst

A report by Greenpeace found that 1.2 million people die in India every year due to air-pollution related causes; of this Delhi has topped their list of the 20 worst affected Indian cities.

What's making news in Delhi today?

04 Jan 2017

What's making news in Delhi today?

Investigations of the custodial death revealed the involvement of the station house officer (SHO) along with 5 other policemen in the murder.

Government may incentivize automakers to recycle

19 Dec 2016

Government may incentivize automakers to recycle

The government is contemplating on making it mandatory for automakers and their agents to buy old and un-roadworthy vehicles and recycle them.

Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

19 Dec 2016

Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government was exploring if the Mumbai-Goa national highway could be beautified like the Los Angeles and San Francisco roads.