Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: MCD

How Delhi govt’s ‘Mission Buniyaad’ improved literacy, numeracy of students in MCD schools

The programme was rolled out to bridge learning losses caused by Covid shutdowns. MCD data shows significant improvements within 2 months for students in classes 3 to 5.

How Modi govt’s MCD overhaul fits into BJP plan to corner AAP in Delhi civic polls

While the Centre is overseeing a massive overhaul of unified municipal corporation in Delhi, BJP is taking on AAP over civic issues, including alleged problems in water supply.

‘Encroachment doesn’t see religion, so why should action against it’, says Delhi BJP chief

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta spoke to ThePrint about anti-encroachment drives in Delhi, arrest of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga and his party’s gameplan for the municipal elections.

How Centre’s Delhi Municipal Corporation bill seeks to curtail AAP govt’s power over civic body

Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, aims to merge Delhi's 3 civic agencies to resolve its funds crisis, but also does away with provisions that allows Delhi's AAP govt to intervene in municipal affairs.

Modi govt tables Bill in Lok Sabha to merge 3 municipal corporations of Delhi

MoS Nityanand Rai introduced the Bill despite Opposition claims that the move was beyond the legislative competence of Parliament.

More power to mayor, less to AAP govt: Why BJP is pushing to reunite 3 Delhi municipal bodies

Polls for Delhi’s civic bodies have been deferred because of reunification proposal. BJP sources say internal survey & AAP's Punjab win behind party's alacrity to get this done.

Who plans Indian cities? Development Authorities who still follow colonial masterplans

Instead of municipal govt, state-controlled Development Authorities do urban planning in India—who lack accountability.

Smog of democracy — Why air pollution is not a political issue

Air pollution or climate change will not become a political issue by itself, no matter how acute the problem. It has to be made into an issue.

Delhi govt announces Rs 1,051 crore to pay salaries of healthcare workers

AAP had said that doctors and other employees of Delhi's civic bodies are not getting their salaries due to mismanagement and corruption in BJP led-MCD.

Ahead of MCD bypolls, Kejriwal says BJP-ruled Delhi civic bodies in mess, AAP only alternative

Addressing a roadshow in Shalimar Bagh Wednesday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said his government has provided 24-hour electricity with zero bills, and good schools and hospitals.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.