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ASSEMBLY SILVER JUBILEE

No politics over invitations: Speaker

14 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday rubbished the allegations made by the oppositions BJP and Congress of "politicisation of constitutional bodies and celebrations connections".

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 13

Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday rubbished the allegations made by the oppositions BJP and Congress of "politicisation of constitutional bodies and celebrations connections".

Speaker Goel had invited BJP veteran former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani as chief guest of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Delhi Assembly- a move that prompted the BJP to criticise the AAP government accusing it of indulging in "petty" politics.

Yesterday Advani, who last week accepted the invitation, yesterday declined the invitation to attend the event.

"There is no politics involved in the invitations for the silver jubilee event. He (Advani) being the first chairperson of the erstwhile Delhi Metropolitan Council (1966-70) was invited. Though he had confirmed his presence last week, yesterday his PA called up to inform that he would not be able to attend due to some person reasons," Geol told The Tribune.

The Speaker said, "Advani ji being a very senior politician, I personally met to invite him. Invitations to all previous members have been sent and calling up personally to all is practically not possible."

Cong to boycott function

The Delhi Congress has decided to “boycott” the Silver Jubilee as the event is being politicised, said party state chief Ajay Makan.

He said such historic and democratic celebrations are always “apolitical”. A ‘celebration committee’, constituting representatives of all political parties, which have been a part of its 25-year history, should have been constituted. “Sheila Dikshit as former CM for 15 out of 25 years in the same Assembly should have been called respectfully by the present Chief Minister or Speaker, at least, over phone, if not personally. The same should have been followed for all former Speakers and CMs”, he said.

Be job creators not seekers: Sisodia to DTU students

14 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday exhorted students to be “job creators instead of job seekers” and noted anyone who provides people maximum employment is the “greatest patriot” at a time when India is faced with a “severe job crisis”.

DSGMC opposes selection of Kamal Nath as MP CM

14 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa opposed selection of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, an accused in 1984 Sikh riot case, for the post of the Chief Minister in Madhya Pradesh by AICC president Rahul Gandhi.

Washington State LG visits Delhi school

14 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:At a time when the BJP and its government at the Centre want Rohingyas and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to be deported from India, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday praised the USA and its “liberal citizenship policies”.

Peddlers hiring kids to sell drugs

14 Dec 2018 | 12:02 AM

NEW DELHI:Peddlers have adopted new tactics to sell drugs in the city.

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Inaction: DCP asked to appear before court

13 Dec 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:The Patiala House court asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi District, Madhur Verma to appear in person before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court for “lack of action” in the allegations of financial irregularities levelled against the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjit Singh GK, and others, including general manager Harjeet Singh Subedar.

Rs 262 cr cyber-tax fraud unearthed: Sisodia

13 Dec 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:The Trade and Tax Department in a preliminary examination, has found that around 8,700 dealers registered with it have been showing fraudulent tax deposits into as many as 13 banks since 2013 causing a loss of Rs 262 crore to the government exchequer.

Govt okays Rs 40.52-cr bridge project in Najafgarh

Govt okays Rs 40.52-cr bridge project in Najafgarh

13 Dec 2018 | 12:39 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government’s expenditure and finance committee on Wednesday sanctioned a slew of proposals, including construction of two bridges on the Najafgarh drain with an estimated cost of Rs 40.

Over 8,700 registered dealers in Delhi showing fraudulent tax deposits since 2013

12 Dec 2018 | 10:32 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government’s Trade and Tax Department, in a preliminary examination, has found that around 8,700 dealers registered with it have been showing fraudulent tax deposits into 13 banks since 2013 causing a loss of Rs 262 crore to the exchequer.

Five-state poll results rejection of BJP’s policies, says AAP

12 Dec 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The AAP, whose candidates on Tuesday forfeited their deposits in Chhattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan Assembly elections, has clearly got the inkling of peril of spreading too thin during the 2019 general elections, notwithstanding the party downplayed its performance while terming the results of the five-state Assembly polls as an indicator of an “anti-BJP mood”.

Sisodia orders probe over law exam question

12 Dec 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The government has ordered an inquiry in connection with a question in a law exam paper asking whether a Muslim slaughtering a cow in the presence of Hindus amounts to an offence even as Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University said it has set up a committee to look into the matter within 10 days.

Hussain reviews plantation target

12 Dec 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment and Forest Minister Imran Hussain today directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to regularly monitor the plantation activities by the agencies on fortnightly basis and said he will monitor activities on monthly basis.

Man held for killing paramour’s husband

12 Dec 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Police arrested a man, along with his cousin, for allegedly killing his lover's husband in Najafgarh.

Rai orders registration of FIR against firm for violating minimum wages rules

12 Dec 2018 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday ordered the registration of an FIR against an outsourcing firm at state-run Madan Mohan Malaviya Hospital for allegedly not complying with minimum wages rules.

Five-state results thumbs-down to BJP govt: AAP

11 Dec 2018 | 10:46 PM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party, whose candidates on Tuesday forfeited their deposits in Chhattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan Assembly elections, has clearly got the inkling of peril of spreading too thin during the 2019 general election notwithstanding the party downplayed its performance while terming the results of the five-state Assembly polls as an indicator of an “anti-BJP mood”.

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