What's up with Delhi today?
11 Jan 2017
- Delhi is shivering with mercury dropping to 5.2 degrees - lowest of this season.
- The city could be in some more trouble, if 1.4 lakh civic employees join hands with striking sanitation workers.
- In another news, Delhi zoo has finally been reopened after a gap of three months.
- To read more and know how EC is keeping strict tabs on election expenditure, tap in!
Police crackdown on YouTube prankster
- 'Crazy Sumit' a YouTube prankster has come under the radar of the Delhi Police for kissing women in public places and recording them.
- After seeking legal opinion, the Delhi police have now registered an FIR against him for outraging modesty of women and 'transmitting obscene material' electronically.
- Police are determining whether women in the video were known to him before pressing ahead with investigations.
Mercury plummets; Delhi shivers
- Delhi is witnessing its coldest day of the season as the mercury dropped to 5.2 degrees.
- The persisting fog has delayed 26 trains and 7 trains had to be cancelled.
- Flights were impacted too - six international and domestic flights were delayed.
- According to weather forecasters, the maximum temperature during the day is expected to be 16 degrees.
Civic employees threaten strike
- 1.4 lakh employees of Delhi's municipal bodies have threatened to join ongoing strike by sanitation workers.
- Sanitation workers also launched a protest over unpaid salaries last week which has seen garbage pile-up everywhere in Delhi.
- Municipal employees have demanded release of their salaries by January 18, else they would go on strike.
- These workers represent 28 unions including teachers, engineers, health and other departments.
Allotment of 'illegal flats' stayed in Noida
- The Allahabad High Court has stayed allotment of Supertech Czar Suites in Greater Noida as flats "were illegally constructed."
- The court ruled that Supertech Limited cannot transfer possession of apartments to third-party.
- The Supertech project had been granted permission to build 844 flats however the builder built 1904 flats in violation of permissions granted.
- Court ruled on a plea submitted by 9 flat buyers.
EC keeping strict tabs on election expenditure
- To keep tabs on expenditure by those contesting UP assembly polls, district administration has set a cap of ₹28 lakh per candidate.
- EC has specified permissible daily expenditure category wise - furniture, food, promotional material, cars etc.
- Administration has also set up teams which will film candidates at roadshows, speeches etc. which will be verified by specific committees to assess expenditure incurred.
Delhi Zoo reopens after nearly 3 months
11 Jan 2017
- National Zoological Park reopened today after being shut for 84 days.
- It was shut down on October 19 after an outbreak of bird flu was reported and several birds like rosy pelicans and painted storks died.
- Central government allowed the park to reopen however they will continue to be strictly monitored; zoo authorities will ensure disinfectants are sprayed and lime powder used in bird-enclosures.
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