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Winter session: Govt calls all-party meet tomorrow

The much-delayed session will be held from Dec 15 to Jan 513 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar will convene an all-party meeting on December 14 ahead of the winter session of Parliament.

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Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 12

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar will convene an all-party meeting on December 14 ahead of the winter session of Parliament.

Also, on the same day, Opposition leaders will hold a meeting at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s office in Parliament to prepare their strategy for the session.

The minister said the much-delayed session will be held from December 15 to January 5. December 25 and 26 will be Christmas holidays during the 14-day session.

The session is expected to witness heavy fireworks as the Congress would try to corner the Narendra Modi government over a range of issues. The Congress, which has described the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a hasty step, is expected to come out hard at the government over the issue. Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi is also expected to launch a multi-pronged attack on the government.

The Congress had accused the NDA government of running away from discussion over what it described as “scams”, including the Rafale deal. The Left parties have already raised the ante against the government’s reported move to introduce the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, and made it known they will oppose it.

CPI chief Sudhakar Reddy objected to the Bill today, saying if adopted by Parliament, it will take away the depositors’ money in banks in order to bail out the banks hit by huge corporate defaulters.

Sharad moves HC against RS disqualification

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:Former JD-U president Sharad Yadav today moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.

Govt approves scheme for road accident victims

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The government will bear the expenses of treatment of road accidents and acid attack victims at hospitals under a new scheme approved by the Cabinet today.

Cabinet okays evaluation unit revamp for better public services

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen the monitoring and evaluation unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies.

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Excise Dept appears before DCW

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Excise Department of the Delhi Government is facing acute manpower crunch and it has only five officers who are responsible for the entire outer district for collecting intelligence and keeping vigil on transport/sale of illicit liquor.

DDA cancels lease of public school

13 Dec 2017 | 12:32 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has cancelled the lease of Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) Public School, Shreshth Vihar, with immediate effect on violation of the terms and conditions of the land allotment for a senior secondary school.

Medical association suggests self-regulatory steps for hospitals

Medical association suggests self-regulatory steps for hospitals

12 Dec 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:In the backof cases of alleged medical negligence and overcharging of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, and Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today put forth a long list of recommendations for self-regulation of hospitals and urged the state governments to subsidise emergencies in private sector and create a reimbursement mechanism.

AAP questions Tiwari’s support for Max Hospital

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister and Aam Aadmi Party state convenor Gopal Rai today not only questioned Bharatiya Janata Party state chief Manoj Tiwari over his support to the Max Hospital authorities on the licence cancellation issue, but also acknowledged the “key” role of private hospitals in the city’s public healthcare system, saying that the Delhi Government stands firmly with the medical fraternity of the capital.

Lok adalats settle a record 5,600 power theft cases

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:The paperless lok adalats organised by the BSES over the weekend broke all records settling over 5,600 power theft cases.

Ensure proper sewage connections for toilets, LG tells civic bodies

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to ensure proper lighting arrangement in and around all toilets complexes and public parks in the capital.

Half marathon for women cause on Dec 17

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister, will flag off half marathon, "RUN for LAADLI” organized by NGO Laadli Foundation in association with Delhi Police to spread awareness about gender equality and educate people to stop crime against women.

Four kids receive burns after their house catches fire

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Four children received burn injuries in a house fire in Badarpur of Southeast Delhi on Sunday evening.

Govt to build Rs 122-cr Najafgarh sports complex

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia today approved the proposal of setting up a sports complex at Najafgarh in outer Delhi announcing a target of 18 months for its completion.

Sisodia gets ‘Finest Edu Minister’ award

12 Dec 2017 | 12:52 AM

NEW DELHI:Education Minister, Delhi Government, Manish Sisodia was awarded with the “Finest Education Minister” award here today by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

18-yr-old boy commits suicide

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:An 18-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself when a few youths threatened to assault and kidnap his sister in Samaypur Badli, outer Delhi, said a police official.

Single window for recruitment rules

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has decided to put in place a single window system in the services department for framing and amending recruitment rules.

Digital monitors in cabs to help passengers check route

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:App-based cab aggregators are required to install digital monitors on the backside of the driver’s head rests in all their future cabs in the national Capital as per the Delhi Government’s new City Taxi Scheme.

Govt to lay water pipelines in all illegal colonies

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today promised that his government will lay water pipelines, build sewerage system and roads in all unauthorised colonies of the Capital in the next two years.

City to have first-ever pollen count station

City to have first-ever pollen count station

11 Dec 2017 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:In what could aid in the better management of respiratory patients, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute has opened a pollen count station in the Capital, which is going to be Delhi-NCR’s first-ever such station to monitor levels of airborne grass pollen.

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