Gyanesh Bharti appointed commissioner of unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi
The Centre on Friday appointed 1998 batch IAS officer Gyanesh Bharti as the new commissioner of unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the ministry of home affairs said.
The Centre has appointed 1992 batch IAS officer Ashwani Kumar as the special officer in the unified MCD. Under the rules, he will take over the role of elected councillors and municipal committees till the fresh civic polls are held.
The unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi comes into effect from Sunday, as per the notification of the union government. The term of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) ended on May 18, while the term of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) ended on Thursday. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) will complete its tenure on May 22.
The Centre merged the three civic bodies into a single MCD with Parliament passing the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022, this ten years after the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government had trifurcated it.
Bharatiya Janata Party Rajasthan state chief Satish Poonia on Saturday alleged that chief minister Ashok Gehlot is using State agencies as a weapon for his defence. His statement came after the additional district session judge of Jaipur issued notice to Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in connection with a case of attempting to topple the state government in July 2020. Out of revenge, he used the agencies against his own people, Poonia said.
A massive fire broke out in a plastic godown during the wee hours of Sunday in the Badli area in the outer north district of Delhi. According to people familiar with the matter, 23 fire tenders were dispatched to the spot shortly after the incident. The Delhi Fire Services officials said that a call regarding fire in a godown, stacking plastic granules, in Badli area behind Rohini jail was received at 2.18am.
When young voices come together, their force can bring about a change. That's what made the students of Delhi University chant, “We come together, we move apart, we remain queer,” when they got together at Bharati College, for the three-day fest, Horizon. The rainbow might take time to make an appearance in Delhi skies, but at this fest organised by Iris, the queer collective of Bharati College, it sure made its presence felt.
A fire broke out in the cafeteria of a theater at the High Street Mall in Kapurbawdi, Thane, on Saturday night, officials said. The customers were evacuated safely but three fire brigade officials suffocated and one suffered minor injury during the incident, they added. Around 11.30pm on Saturday, the manager of the theatre, who was on the third floor, suddenly saw a fire breaking out in the snack corner area.
The voting for the elections to the Gorkha Territorial Administration in Bengal's Darjeeling hills began on Sunday along with polls in 22 gram panchayats under the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal and by-polls at six municipal wards in the districts of North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Purulia. The West Bengal State Election Commission announced last month that the results of all the polls and by-polls will be declared on June 29.