Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: MCD

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.

‘Living like lords’ — Delhi HC intends to stop perks of MCD councillors, senior officers

A Delhi HC bench said salaries of health workers, including doctors, nursing staff and sanitation staff, should be prioritized over other discretionary expenses during Covid pandemic.

Sisodia claims NDMC, EDMC bankrupt. But here’s why they’ve faced a funds crunch for years

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of AAP claimed BJP has ‘sucked MCD dry’, but the fund crunch is an administrative problem more than political.

BJP-ruled Delhi civic bodies to make shops and restaurants declare if meat halal or jhatka

The South Municipal Corporation passed a resolution in this regard Thursday and will now be followed by the North municipal, which plans to pass a similar resolution. 

Evict protestors outside Delhi CM’s house if gatherings are prohibited – HC tells police

In an order, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority had prohibited all kinds of gatherings throughout the capital till 31 December to curb Covid-19 spread.

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain alleges BJP-led North MCD misappropriated Rs 2,400 cr funds

In a news conference Friday, the Delhi Urban Development Minister said he has ordered an inquiry into the matter and that the govt will recover the loans it has given to MCD.

Gross mismanagement, corruption in functioning of MCDs, time to set it right, says Kejriwal

Delhi CM Tuesday said it is shameful that MCD doctors are forced to protest over salary dues and requested the Centre to grant funds to municipal corporations.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.