Rally against graft in city on Jan 30
Intellectuals, civil rights activists, noted lawyers fighting against corruption, professionals from corporate sector, RWA members and school/college students would participate in a massive ‘March Against Corruption’ to culminate at the Ram Lila ground on January 30.
Claiming that a “decisive battle against corruption in India has begun”, thousands of people would take to streets demanding enactment of a law to set up an effective anti-corruption bodies: Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta at state level.
The march would see participation from Swami Agni-vesh, Kiran Bedi, Maulana Mahmood Madani, Archbishop of Delhi Rev Vincent M Conces-sao, Arvind Kejriwal, noted lawyers including Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Fali S Nariman here at Delhi. Members of National Advisory Council Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander too would be there.
Large number of college students, professionals from corporate sector and others are likely to participate in the march.
Delhi will host its first ever government-backed shopping festival from January 28 to February 26 next year, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday. The festival will have 200 concerts for entertainment, food walks and will also offer huge discounts on products. Kejriwal said the festival will boost employment and the city's economy. The chief minister said people will also get a glimpse of Delhi's art and culture in the shopping festival.
This time, an Andhra Pradesh legislator sat beside an overflowing drain in Nellore with YSR Congress MLA from Nellore Rural constituency, Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy's legged dipped in it as a mark of protest against the authorities alleging they ignored the repeated request to clean the drain. The legislator also warned that he will come again and sit in the drain in the Umma Reddy Gunta area if the authorities fail to clean it.
A video of his wife, Lata Shinde, who welcomed back by playing drums playing the drums is going viral on social media. Read Didn't betray, revolted against injustice, Shinde andBJP's Devendra Fadnavis in Maha Assembly On June 30, saysMaharashtra chief minister Eknath Shindee, who was made the deputy CM in the new governmentr – were sworn in. The 'dissident' Shiv Sena faction has as many as 40 MLAs, which means that it can claim to be the 'real' Shiv Sena.
On Monday, the Central Consumer Protection Authority prohibited eateries from automatically or by default levying service charges on food bills. This decision has left restaurateurs feeling anxious as they think this isn't in the welfare of their staff. Prabhat Verma, who runs a food group, DRAG, says he's happy and excited with this change. Another foodie, Priyanka Talreja, says as a customer and frequent visitor to restaurants, it was a much-needed move.
A day after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said in an audit report that Delhi has been recording a revenue surplus since 2015, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the numbers are the “biggest proof” of the Aam Aadmi Party's “honesty”. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia presented the 2021 CAG report on state finances, for the financial year ending March 2020, in the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.