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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | File photo

Schools not opening for now in Delhi, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Earlier, schools were allowed to call students from class 9 to 12 to school on a voluntary basis from September 21. However, the Delhi government decided against it.

Arvind Kejriwal throws open Seelampur, Shastri Park flyovers for public

The Delhi chief minister said his government has saved Rs 53 cr on the project by building the two flyovers at a cost of Rs 250 cr against the sanctioned amount of Rs 303 cr.

Delhi HC sets aside sessions court order in 2018 chief secretary assault case

The criminal case relates to an alleged assault on the then Delhi chief secretary, Anshu Prakash, during a meeting at Arvind Kejriwal's official residence on 19 February 2018.
Delhi Environment Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai | Photo: ANI

Stubble burning still a problem, but let’s control Delhi’s internal pollution, says Gopal Rai

New ‘red light on, gaadi off’ campaign will get motorists to switch off engines at stop lights. It is among a host of Delhi govt measures to combat pollution.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Pollution due to stubble burning can be controlled but political will lacking, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal asked Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to hold monthly meetings with the chief ministers of Punjab, Haryana, and UP to curb air pollution.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi on 19 March

Kejriwal writes to Centre seeking amendment in Delhi University Act to set up new colleges

Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed concerns over the high cut-offs in DU colleges and said only 1.25 out of 2.5 lakh students who pass Class 12 board exams get admission in the capital.
The Delhi government has decided to install a smog tower at Connaught Place | wikimedia commons

Delhi to get more smog towers to fight pollution, but experts say it will be waste of money

Environmental experts have constantly raised concerns over the feasibility of smog towers, claiming that there are no studies to assess their impact on ambient air quality.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | File photo

Delhi CM urges people to turn off vehicle engines at traffic signals to fight air pollution

Arvind Kejriwal said the govt will launch a massive campaign — 'Red light on, Gaadi off' — to make people aware of efficacy of the action and to ensure its success.
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‘Staying in denial will not help’ — Kejriwal slams Javadekar’s remark on stubble burning

Earlier in the day, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar asserted that only 4 per cent air pollution is due to stubble burning and rest are local factors.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

States must stop blaming each other & find solution for stubble burning, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that govts have shut their eyes to the problem and the farmers of neighbouring states and people of Delhi are bearing the brunt of it.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.