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BJP hits out at AAP

Urges LG to convene meeting for a policy on sewer cleaning25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi BJP on Sunday urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to convene a meeting for evolving a policy on cleaning of sewers a day after two persons lost their lives while cleaning of sewage treatment unit at a restaurant in Rajouri Garden in the national capital for which the BJP trained its guns at the AAP government.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 24

The Delhi BJP on Sunday urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to convene a meeting for evolving a policy on cleaning of sewers a day after two persons lost their lives while cleaning of sewage treatment unit at a restaurant in Rajouri Garden in the national capital for which the BJP trained its guns at the AAP government.

The incident occurred when Rakesh Singh Yadav and Ajay Kanojia, housekeeping employees of Pirates of Grill restaurant, were sent to clean the waste plant without any safety gear on Saturday.

The Delhi Jal Board clarified that it was a private establishment and plant was not cleaned by the DJB or its workers.

The BJP, however, blamed the AAP for the incident saying that deaths of sewer cleaning workers continue in Delhi “exposing” the Kejriwal government’s claims of providing sewer cleaning workers with safety kits through high budget publicity in a secvtion of the media and hoardings put across the city.

A spokesperson\I for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee said restaurants with seating capacity of over 100 must have sewage treatment plant and should ensure its cleaning and maintenance.

BJP Delhi spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor expressing concern over the rising instances of fatal accidents involving sewer cleaning workers put the onus on the city government.

Through a letter and a tweet, Kapoor, drew the attention of Baijal towards the repeated mishaps leading to death of sewer cleaners in Delhi and urged him to call a meeting of related city government departments like the DJB, police and health deptartment of civic bodies to evolve a working policy.

Excise dept assures no selling of liquor to influence voters

25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of the Lok Sabha elections, the Excise Department has warned liquor outlets against selling on the basis of “coupon or token” — a move aimed at checking distribution of alcohol to influence voters during elections in the national capital.

Gurugram violence

Four members of family admitted to LNJP, says AAP MLA

25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:Four members of a family belonging to the minority community have been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in the national capital for treatment two days after they were beaten up by a mob in a shocking incident in Gurugram.

Fire at AIIMS Trauma Centre

25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A fire broke out on the ground floor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre here today near one of the operation theaters, the Delhi Fire Service said.

Man held with pistol in Metro

25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:A 38-year-old man has been apprehended at a Delhi Metro station today for allegedly carrying a pistol in his bag, a police official said.

Woman found dead in bathroom

25 Mar 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW DELHI:The decomposed body of a 45-year-old woman was found inside a house in Mandawali, said a police official.

2 die while cleaning restaurant’s kitchen waste treatment unit

2 die while cleaning restaurant’s kitchen waste treatment unit

24 Mar 2019 | 8:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Two housekeeping staff members of Pirates of Grill, a restaurant in Rajouri Garden, died of suffocation while cleaning the kitchen waste treatment unit, while two others were admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital in a serious condition.

Two held in Janakpuri purse-snatching case

24 Mar 2019 | 8:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have arrested two persons — Ramneek Singh (24) and Ramanjeet Kaur (33) — infamously known as ‘Bunty-Babli’.

Massive fire at paper factory

24 Mar 2019 | 8:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A massive fire broke out at a paper factory in Dilshad Garden on Saturday, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

Crime branch arrests ATM thieves

24 Mar 2019 | 8:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Two persons involved in ATM burglaries in Delhi and NCR were arrested by the crime branch.

‘Read about Shaheed-e-Azam to pay true tribute’

‘Read about Shaheed-e-Azam to pay true tribute’

24 Mar 2019 | 8:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Kashmiris are peace loving people and need development, said Major General (retired) Sheonan Singh, nephew of Bhagat Singh, during a function held on the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

BJP shortlists names of three candidates each for seven seats

BJP shortlists names of three candidates each for seven seats

23 Mar 2019 | 7:30 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP's election committee on Friday shortlisted three names each for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, amid protests by party members over celebrities joining the organisation for tickets ahead of polls, party leaders said.

AAP hurt religious sentiments, alleges BJP

AAP hurt religious sentiments, alleges BJP

23 Mar 2019 | 7:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Hitting the Aam Admi Party (AAP) directly for attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said AAP convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was repeatedly flouting Model Code of Conduct by playing with religious sentiments.

Yuva sangathan protests AAP’s education policies

23 Mar 2019 | 7:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Activists under the banner of the Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) today accused the AAP government of shunting out students in classes IX to XII of formal mode of schooling if they fail to clear exams.

11,568 distress calls received on Holi

23 Mar 2019 | 7:29 AM

NEW DELHI: The police department received comparatively less distress calls this Holi, said a police official. The Delhi Police received 11,568 distress calls on Holi, as against 14,504 calls in 2018, said Assistant Commissioner of Police AK Mittal.

Vote on ‘real’ issues, activists urge voters

23 Mar 2019 | 7:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Several civil society groups and people's movements have united for a nation-wide campaign to be launched on Saturday to bring back the focus of the Lok Sabha elections to "basic issues" of unemployment, farm distress, social harmony, attack on institutions, etc., and urge voters to look beyond "nationalism" while exercising their franchise.

2 foreigners among 3 held for duping man of Rs 13 L

2 foreigners among 3 held for duping man of Rs 13 L

23 Mar 2019 | 7:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Three persons, including two foreigners, were arrested for allegedly duping a person of over Rs 13 lakh on the pretext of supplying him herbal liquid, a police official said.

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