Plea against illegal water tankers in Delhi filed in green tribunal
A plea has been filed in the National Green Tribunal(NGT) against illegal water tankers that allegedly operate in Delhi.
The petition filed by an environment activist, Vikrant Tongad, claims that while the Delhi Jal Board deploys around 900 water tankers every day to supply water to houses in the capital, there are more than twice as many private and unregistered water tankers that operate in Delhi. “The increase in the number of private water tankers has given birth to a water tanker mafia,” the petitioner maintained in the plea.
The matter is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday before a bench headed by NGT chairperson, justice Adarsh Kumar Goel.
The Delhi high court on Thursday set aside the Aam Aadmi Party-led government's doorstep delivery of ration scheme, stating that the Centre's grain cannot be used for this scheme. The judgment came on a plea by the Delhi Sarkari Ration Dealers Sangh challenging the doorstep ration delivery scheme of the government, headed by Arvind Kejriwal. The high court interim order also effectively gave a go-ahead to the state government scheme.
In a tragic incident, a 40-year-old man who worked in a butcher shop died after being electrocuted on Wednesday morning in Doddaballapura. The deceased has been identified as Sriram P, who was working at the HAJ Chicken Centre on Court Road. Sriram was reportedly cutting chicken using a cleaning machine at around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday when the incident occurred. This is the fourth case of electrocution in just over a month in Bengaluru.
The Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a one-year jail sentence on cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in a 1988 road rage case. Also read: Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joins BJP A bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and SK Kaul allowed the review plea filed by the victim's family on the issue of the sentence awarded to a former Punjab Congress president, Sidhu. Friends took 65-year-old Gurnam Singh to the local Rajindra Hospital in a rickshaw.
Put on your dancing shoes, it's girls night out! One such step is the revival of popular ladies night with free cocktails and shots to engaging entertainment on an otherwise dull weekday. Many newly opened eateries are also adopting the concept. Going beyond the traditional idea of ladies night, 1 Oak, has introduced offers every day of the week for female patrons.
Oil marketing companies in Bengaluru maintained the city's petrol prices at Rs. 111.09 per litre on Thursday for the seventh consecutive week. Petrol price in Delhi was at ₹105.41, while Chennai was at ₹110.85 per litre, while Mumbai and Kolkata had petrol prices of ₹120.51 and ₹115.12. Agra's petrol price stood at ₹105.03 per litre, and Ahmedabad's was at ₹105.08.