Yashwant Sinha at the AAP protest march in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Yashwant Sinha at the AAP protest march in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Yashwant Sinha joins AAP leaders’ march to Lt Governor’s office

The fight between the Delhi government and the Lt Governor intensified on Wednesday with thousands of AAP leaders and workers marching to the L-G’s office where chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues had been staging a sit-in since Monday evening.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 06:54 PM IST

Former Union minister minister Yashwant Sinha, who resigned from the BJP recently, joined AAP leaders on Wednesday as they marched to the Lt Governor’s office over IAS officers ‘strike’.

The fight between the Delhi government and the Lt Governor intensified on Wednesday with thousands of AAP leaders and workers marching to the L-G’s office where chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues had been staging a sit-in since Monday evening.

Addressing the AAP gathering, Sinha expressed solidarity with Kejriwal and the AAP in their “struggle”.

“If former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were there, he would have directed the home minister to find a solution to the crisis, but the present dispensation was “sleeping”, Sinha said, adding that the entire country was concerned with the situation in Delhi.

“It would be better for the country if a solution to the crisis in Delhi is found at the earliest,” the former Union finance minister said.

Also read: Delhi BJP leaders stage protest at Kejriwal’s office over ‘non-performance’ of AAP government

The AAP government’s demands to the L-G include a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike”, action against those who have struck work for “four months”. It has also asked the L-G to approve the proposal for doorstep delivery of rations.

During the protest march, party leaders and workers raised slogans against the lieutenant governor --- “LG sahab, Delhi Chodo (LG, quit Delhi)”.

In view of the protest march, police made appropriate security arrangements.

Rajya Sabha MP and senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that if the IAS officers give assurance in writing to end their strike and resume work, the AAP will appeal the chief minister and his colleagues to end their sit-in at the L-G office.

He said that the party would take out a candle light march tomorrow, adding that if the matter was not sorted by Sunday, its leaders and workers would stage a dharna at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Singh warned that the AAP will resort to a massive agitation if no solution is found to the existing situation.

The IAS officers’ association has maintained that no officer is on strike and no work of the Delhi government has been affected.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Semal is one of the 252 species of trees found in Delhi.
Semal is one of the 252 species of trees found in Delhi.

Delhiwale: A semal in ITO

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:29 AM IST
The semal trees, unidentifiable the rest of the year, are suddenly as noticeable these days as those famous Buckingham Palace foot guards in red tunics. As if in flames, they tend to capture our attention in the most unexpected places—through a metro train window, or behind a shanty, or in one case, towering above a flyover.
Close
Thermal screening of voters, hand sanitisation was a common practice witnessed across all polling booths.(ANI Photo)
Thermal screening of voters, hand sanitisation was a common practice witnessed across all polling booths.(ANI Photo)

Local issues top priority for voters in civic bypolls

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:26 AM IST
Of the five wards, Kalyanpuri (under East Delhi Municipal Corporation) recorded the highest voter turnout at 59.72% and Shalimar Bagh (under North corporation) the lowest at 42.36%.
Close
Earlier, the JNU had allowed fourth semester M.Phil and M.Tech students of its science school and special centre, as well as final semester MBA students, both day-scholars and hostel residents, to return to campus in the different phases of reopening
Earlier, the JNU had allowed fourth semester M.Phil and M.Tech students of its science school and special centre, as well as final semester MBA students, both day-scholars and hostel residents, to return to campus in the different phases of reopening

JNU campus to open for final year MPhil grads from March 8

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The university has also permitted Bachelors and Masters students under the PWD category to enter the campus if they require access to laboratories and other facilities.
Close
Delhi Police personnel at the spot where 25-year-old Simran Kaur was stabbed by a snatcher on Saturday night in Adarsh Nagar. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Delhi Police personnel at the spot where 25-year-old Simran Kaur was stabbed by a snatcher on Saturday night in Adarsh Nagar. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Feel unsafe in our own neighbourhood, say locals after Adarsh Nagar murder

By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:16 AM IST
Rajini Babbar, a resident of lane number 10, said that every 5-10 days they hear of a similar crime in the area. “The fact that Simran was targeted right in front of her house is scary. It reflects that criminals have no fear of entering residential areas to commit a crime,” she said.
Close
Security personnel stand guard outside a mortuary after a woman identified as Simran Kaur was stabbed by a miscreant while snatching her necklace, at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital in New Delhi. (PTI)
Security personnel stand guard outside a mortuary after a woman identified as Simran Kaur was stabbed by a miscreant while snatching her necklace, at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital in New Delhi. (PTI)

Delhi: 25-year-old murdered during snatching bid in Adarsh Nagar

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:07 AM IST
A CCTV footage of the incident, which was widely shared on social media on Sunday, shows the attacker first lunging at the chain of the woman, identified as Simran Kaur, as she is returning home from a nearby market with her mother and two-year-old daughter
Close
Last week, the government introduced the contactless ticket system in the Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC) fleet of 3,760 buses.(Unsplash. Representative image)
Last week, the government introduced the contactless ticket system in the Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC) fleet of 3,760 buses.(Unsplash. Representative image)

Final-phase of contactless ticketing on Delhi buses to begin on Monday

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:38 AM IST
The government launched the first phase of trials concerning the contactless ticket scheme in June 2020, soon after it started relaxing lockdown norms in phases.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

25-year-old stabbed while fending off snatching bid in Adarsh Nagar, dies

By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:34 PM IST
New Delhi: A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death when she fought back against a snatcher in north-west Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar on Saturday night
Close
Meanwhile, in the ongoing vaccination drive, fewer than half of all registered beneficiaries in the Capital have received shots of a coronavirus vaccine, shows state government data.(HT file photo)
Meanwhile, in the ongoing vaccination drive, fewer than half of all registered beneficiaries in the Capital have received shots of a coronavirus vaccine, shows state government data.(HT file photo)

In Delhi, 192 centres to vaccinate 60+ and those above 45 with comorbidities

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Of the 192 vaccination sites, 56 are in government hospitals, where the doses will be administered for free, and 136 are in private hospitals, which will charge a maximum of 250 per dose, said a senior government official who asked not to be named.
Close
The Delhi L-G has asked the DDA to discuss the funding for the project with the urban affairs ministry before it is cleared by UTTIPEC, the apex body for traffic and transportation projects in Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
The Delhi L-G has asked the DDA to discuss the funding for the project with the urban affairs ministry before it is cleared by UTTIPEC, the apex body for traffic and transportation projects in Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

5,000-crore plan to deal with traffic around redeveloped govt colonies

By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:30 AM IST
Officials said the plan includes a nearly 14-km elevated corridor from INA at Aurobindo Marg to Mahipalpur underpass at National Highway-8 and connecting all the flyovers between Moolchand and Moti Bagh, just before the start of the elevated Metro corridor on the Ring Road.
Close
The traffic police issued 13,802,973 fines in 2020, as against 10,580,249 fines in 2019.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
The traffic police issued 13,802,973 fines in 2020, as against 10,580,249 fines in 2019.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Delhi traffic police to install cameras in 31 locations

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:52 AM IST
By March 31, the traffic police department is looking to increase the number of speed detection cameras at 25 locations. Another six spots will get red-light detection cameras, which are installed at traffic junctions and equipped to record violations such as stop-light jumps, stop-line violations and driving against the flow of traffic.
Close
As per official figures, 59.19% votes were cast in Kalyanpuri, 55.95% in Trilokpuri, 55.60% in Chauhan Bangar, 44.58% in Rohini-C, and 43.23% in Shalimar Bagh (north) wards. (Representative Image)(HT)
As per official figures, 59.19% votes were cast in Kalyanpuri, 55.95% in Trilokpuri, 55.60% in Chauhan Bangar, 44.58% in Rohini-C, and 43.23% in Shalimar Bagh (north) wards. (Representative Image)(HT)

MCD bypolls: AAP, BJP, Congress exude confidence of victory

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and party in-charge for MCD (municipal corporations) affairs Durgesh Pathak said he visited polling booths in various wards and was confident of winning all five wards.
Close
The Switch Delhi campaign was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month to promote e-vehicles in Delhi. The campaign is in lines with the government’s long-term plans to reduce air pollution in Delhi.(ANI)
The Switch Delhi campaign was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier this month to promote e-vehicles in Delhi. The campaign is in lines with the government’s long-term plans to reduce air pollution in Delhi.(ANI)

4th week of 'Switch Delhi' campaign to focus on raising awareness among RWAs

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:34 PM IST
The fourth week of the Delhi government's eight-week campaign, which aims at sensitizing every Delhiite about the benefits of switching to electric vehicles, will begin on Monday.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Covid-19: List of private, govt hospitals vaccinating people above 60, or above 45 with comorbidities

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Starting March 1, all people above the age of 60, or those above 45 with existing illnesses that make them more susceptible to Covid-19, will be allowed to sign up to receive coronavirus vaccines at government and private facilities
Close
The tests per million count stand at 6,51,615 tests and 1,23,80,699 samples have been tested so far in Delhi.(PTI)
The tests per million count stand at 6,51,615 tests and 1,23,80,699 samples have been tested so far in Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi reports less than 200 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:14 PM IST
The Capital’s active caseload stands at 1,335 after witnessing a slight jump from 1,307 reported on Saturday.
Close
A man gets a dose as Covid-19 vaccine drive starts at LNJP hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A man gets a dose as Covid-19 vaccine drive starts at LNJP hospital, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

One year on, LNJP corona warriors recall raging pandemic, challenges

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:03 PM IST
It's been one year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, and daily cases and death counts have both come down significantly, and scenes of distress in the hospital's corridors and outside morgue have been replaced by talks about the ongoing vaccination.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP