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Constitute panel on solid waste management: SC tells LG

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELH:The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Lt GovernorAnil Baijal to consider constituting an expert panel to frame a policy to deal with on sold waste management crisis.

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Constitute panel on solid waste management: SC tells LGAnil Baijal

Tribune News Service

New Delh,i August 17

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Lt Governor Anil Baijal to consider constituting an expert panel to frame a policy to deal with on sold waste management crisis.

A Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said officials from various civic bodies and representatives from civil society should be part of the panel which will recommend measures to deal with garbage disposal problem in the national capital.

"The committee is being constituted to look into all aspects of solid waste management in Delhi, including cleaning of dumps, including Okhla. The committee should also have expert members of civil society and also officials. The committee should not rush into decisions," said the Bench which also included Justice Deepak Gupta.

The Bench asked amicus curiae Colin Gonsalves to nominate members from civil society to the panel.

Agreeing with the Bench, Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand said she would revert on August 22. However, she cautioned against having too many members.

The Bench made it clear that the panel should be broad-based.

"Ad-hoc measures may not be enough.... In our opinion issue of solid waste management will need co-operation of all in Delhi," the Bench said.

So far, the Bench was not convinced with the efforts of the three civic bodies of Delhi in dealing with the crisis.

Only 50 per cent of 3,600 tonnes garbage generated everyday in south Delhi is processed and 1,800 tonnes was thrown at the landfill site on daily basis. The situation in north and east Delhi was even worse where mountains of garbage could be seen from few kilometers away and the stench remains unbearable.

HC asks for timeline from govt to comply with PDS order

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court (HC) today directed the Delhi government to submit a timeline for complying with the court's last year direction to examine the model rules suggested by the central government on distribution of food by fair price shops and take steps under the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

‘Pollution can be tackled by cooperation from neighbours’

‘Pollution can be tackled by cooperation from neighbours’

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asserted that the pollution in the national capital is not a local issue and needs combined efforts and cooperation from the neighbouring states in tackling it.

DSGMC performs ‘ardaas’ for departed soul of Vajpayee

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The DSGMC today performed “ardaas” for departed soul of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was consigned to flames at Smriti Sathal today.

Italian held with satellite phone at IGI Airport

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:An Italian man was apprehended by the CISF at the IGI Airport here today for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a senior official said.

HC reserves verdict on Suhaib Ilyasi's appeal

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi's appeal against his conviction and life imprisonment for killing his first wife, Anju, 18 years ago.

Water storage in 91 reservoirs 4% higher

18 Aug 2018 | 1:05 AM

NEW DELHI: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on August 16 was 84.743 BCM, 4% higher than the previous week, according to a statement issued by the government.

Consider constituting panel to frame policy on solid waste management: SC to LG

Consider constituting panel to frame policy on solid waste management: SC to LG

17 Aug 2018 | 8:34 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked Delhi Lt Governor to consider constituting an expert panel to frame a policy to deal with the solid waste management crisis.

Man held with US $50k at airport

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:An Indian passenger who was about to travel to Dubai on August 13 was arrested the IGI Airport.

Govt offices, schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi government offices, schools and institutions will remain closed tomorrow as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away today after a prolonged battle at AIIMS here.

Wanted criminal held for robbing cash van, killing 2 men: Police

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest was held for allegedly robbing a cash van and killing two men at Narela in April, police said today.

DSGMC to set up ultra modern printing press for Guru Granth Sahib

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up ultra modern fully computerised four-colour offset printing press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex as per the Sikh religious code.

Man arrested for murder

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A man, identified as Rajkumar, held today for stabbing his sister-in-law and nephew to death in Paharganj, said a police official.

Man nabbed with illegal satellite phone

17 Aug 2018 | 1:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A Leh-bound South Korean passenger was today held by the CISF at the IGI Airport for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a police official said.

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