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DSGMC executive members election on jANuary 19

Sukhbir calls meeting to decide on new president

16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called a meeting on January 17 of the DSGMC members and other senior leaders of the party to know their views to elect new president of the committee replacing Manjit Singh GK, who led the committee for the last six consecutive years.

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Sukhbir calls meeting to decide on new presidentSukhbir Singh Badal

Syed Ali Ahmed

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 15

The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called a meeting on January 17 of the DSGMC members and other senior leaders of the party to know their views to elect new president of the committee replacing Manjit Singh GK, who led the committee for the last six consecutive years.

GK has resigned following allegations of financial irregularities against him saying that he would not enjoy any post in DSGMC until he is cleared from all the charges.

Besides DSGMC members, core committee members — B S Bhundar, in-charge of Delhi affairs and Prem Singh Chandu Majra, MP and other prominent faces will attend the meeting, sources said.

The sources said that the challenge is that the new DSGMC president must be of equal weightage as GK, in whose leadership SAD Badal has won general elections twice in 2013 and 2017 defeating SAD (Delhi) led by Sarna brothers, who were ruling then DSGMC for 13 years.

As per the sources, while selecting the president's name, the party will also consider the general election 2021 as it needs a face acceptable to the Sikhs of Delhi.

In February 2017, the SAD Badal had won the DSGMC election bagging 35 of 46 seats without the help of party high command, though in the assembly election in Punjab held on February 4, 2017, the party was defeated badly being pushed on third position. This is reportedly the power of GK that forces party high command to think twice before deciding his replacement, the sources said.

The election of the president and other executive members will be held on January 19. The party has already announced that it will replace all sitting executive members.

The sources said that name of Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Avtar Singh Hit, Harmanjit Singh, Harmeet Singh Kalka, M P S Chadha and Harnderpal Singh are being discussed in party circle for the post. Sukhbir has also discussed with GK to decide his replacement.

Govt floats tender to upgrade Azadpur, Najafgarh bus depots

16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:As a part of its plans to modernise the capital’s transport, the Delhi government has floated a tender to upgrade bus terminals in Azadpur and Najafgarh integrating them facilities, like crèche/ play area, e-Kiosk for bill payment and mohalla clinics.

Man arrested for allegedly sending threat e-mail to abduct CM's daughter

16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Vikas Rai (24) was arrested for allegedly sending an e-mail to CM Arvind Kejriwal's office threatening to abduct his daughter.

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16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Tihar Jail's Deputy Superintendent Jagdish Singh is removed for his alleged wrongdoings noted in a probe by the city government's vigilance department.

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16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:Police Control Room police on Jan 14, located at Rohini, learnt from Rachit Verma about outbreak of fire at first floor, Sector 15, Rohini.

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16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

NEW DELHI:A 62-year-old man has been arrested from Paharganj for raping a 16-year-old girl at a hotel.

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16 Jan 2019 | 9:30 AM

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15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:Seven men — Deepak Chauhan (36), Sonu Verma (41), Jitender (25), Pradeep Kumar (26), Kishor Viswakarma (43), Ashok (45) and Nitu (35) — were arrested for allegedly robbing a person of Rs 60 lakh at gunpoint at northeast Delhi’s Welcome, a police official said.

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15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

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Measles-Rubella Vaccination: 1,100 teams to conduct drive

15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

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DPCC all set to welcome Sheila

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15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

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Govt directs schools to ensure 220 working days in academic year

Govt directs schools to ensure 220 working days in academic year

15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

NEW DELHI:The government has directed all schools in the national capital to maintain a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year for upper primary classes.

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15 Jan 2019 | 7:15 AM

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14 Jan 2019 | 7:20 AM

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Crimes against women reduced in 2018: Report

Crimes against women reduced in 2018: Report

14 Jan 2019 | 7:20 AM

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Doctors’ strike: Emergency services hit at Safdarjung

Doctors’ strike: Emergency services hit at Safdarjung

14 Jan 2019 | 7:20 AM

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DCW seeks details of email, IP address

14 Jan 2019 | 7:20 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has expressed concern over the kidnapping threat to CM Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter saying that mere posting of a personal security officer is “not enough” and immediate steps must be taken to nab the culprits.

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14 Jan 2019 | 7:22 AM

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