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LG declares invalid panel of lawyers appointed by AAP govt; Kejriwal fumes

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baijal has declared the panel of lawyers appointed by the Delhi government to represent its side in cases before the Delhi High Court “invalid” citing “procedural lapses”.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 21

Lt Governor Anil Baijal has declared the panel of lawyers appointed by the Delhi government to represent its side in cases before the Delhi High Court “invalid” citing “procedural lapses”.

A fuming Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today came down heavily on Baijal saying he should do something constructive instead of rejecting every proposal of the AAP government. Terming the LG’s decision “illegal and unconstitutional”, Kejriwal said the LG should follow the constitution.

“All our advisors reject, all our lawyers reject, CCTV reject, doorstep delivery of ration reject. LG Sahib, do something constructive in life, everything is reject reject reject? (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

“LG does not have the power to reject any govt proposal Under constitution, LG can only express his difference of opinion. This rejection is completely illegal, unconstitutional and without jurisdiction. LG shud follow constitution (sic),” the Chief Minister added.

The panel scrapped by the LG included prominent lawyers like Indira Jaising, Rebecca Mammen John, Colin Gonsalves, among others.

In a written communication to Chief Secretary (CS) Anshu Prakash, LG’s Principal Secretary Vijay Kumar said the orders regarding the panel of lawyers had allegedly been issued without obtaining the approval of the LG in violation of the Section 44 (2) and (3) GNCTD Act.

Following which the CS has written to principal secretaries and secretaries, stating “Therefore, all concerned may kindly note that the said orders (regarding empanelment of lawyers) of November 29, 2017 and January 18, 2028 have not been validly issued in view of the material infirmities....”

The CS has also marked the copy of his order to pay and account offices of Delhi government for further action, resulting in non-payment to these lawyers.

Congress seeks CBI inquiryCCTV camera installation scam

Congress seeks CBI inquiry

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:A delegation of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), under the leadership of its president Ajay Maken, today met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal submitting a memorandum seeking a CBI inquiry into Rs 571-crore CCTV camera installation scam in the city, as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government inflated the tender amount from the initial Rs 130 crore to Rs 571 crore to favour a Chinese government company, Hikvision, for kickbacks.

Big pvt players behind misinformation: Govt

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Reacting to Congress’ allegations and in a veiled attack on LG Anil Baijal, the Aam Aadmi Party government today stated that in the project of the CCTV cameras in residential areas, it has been noticed that “vested interests” are making desperate attempts to spread “misinformation through a motivated campaign, giving rise to reasonable suspicion that big private players, who have lost the tender bid to a public sector enterprise, could be behind the entire mischief.

AAP hits out at Centre on fuel hike

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI: In response to the hiked petrol and diesel prices, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today lashed out at the BJP-led Centre saying “achhe din” in Modi government now reaching their peak as petrol prices crosses Rs 80.

Open days: Over 1,200 parents, students participate in first day

Open days: Over 1,200 parents, students participate in first day

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Over 1,200 parents and students participated in “Open Days” session which kicked off today at Delhi University’s North Campus.

Gurdwara Nanak piao

SAD (D) to protest near DSGMC office against sexual harassment

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:Harmeet Kaur, who works as sewadarni at Gurdwara Nanak Piao got registered a case of sexual harassment against co-employee Bhupinder Singh.

BRPL launches AC replacement scheme

22 May 2018 | 12:21 AM

NEW DELHI:The power discom BRPL has launched a limited period scheme to replace old air conditioners with five-star rated ones at discount of up to 47 per cent, a company spokesperson said today.

IPL betting racket busted, four held

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:With the arrest of four accused, Rajesh Sharma (48), Azad (39), Arif (24) and Mohd Salman (28), teh Northeast District police has nabbed IPL betting racket and recovered the instruments used, said police.

Husband held for attempt to murder

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:A 45-year-old man, who had come to visit his wife with an intention to kill her for filing a cheating case against him and his family, was arrested from Maujpur, police said.

DU to hold free preparatory classes for PG entrance exams

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi University is going to hold two weeks of free preparatory classes from June 6 for students from economically weaker sections, minorities and others belonging to special categories appearing for post graduate entrance examinations.

Thieves active on social media to attempt crime

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:Thieves in Delhi are getting clue from social media about homes to rob.

Spoken English Course for govt school students

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government has come up with a ‘Spoken English Course’ for the students of the schools run by the Directorate of Education (DoE).

Assault on Kashmiri woman

DMC seeks report from police, RWA

21 May 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the police and a Resident Welfare Association (RWA) here, seeking reports about the alleged assault on a Kashmiri woman and her relatives recently.

LG-appointed panel likely to regulate installation of CCTV cameras

LG-appointed panel likely to regulate installation of CCTV cameras

21 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Lt Governor Anil Baija-constituted six-member committee, which has been mandated to frame the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the installation and monitoring of CCTV cameras across the city, is likely to also regulate the installation of CCTV cameras in private and government buildings in the capital.

Field staff to suggest plans to curb encroachment

20 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:To make roads encroachment free, the Delhi government's Public Works Department (PWD) has sought suggestions from its field staff to check recurrence of encroachments on its roads in the capital, which has become a common scene.

CM responsible for water crisis in Delhi, says Vijender Gupta

20 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was responsible for water crisis in the city.

Sharpshooter, killer of public prosecutor arrested by AATS

Sharpshooter, killer of public prosecutor arrested by AATS

20 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:The Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) team of South-East District of Delhi Police has arrested an interstate gangster Wazir Ahmed (36), member of notorious Mintoo Singh's gang of Gopalganj (Bihar), from where Ahmed hails, said police.

Two Nigerian groups clash

20 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Two groups of Nigerians got into a fight and indulged in stone pelting in south Delhi's Neb Sarai, the police said today.

Kejri attacks BJP over Karnataka floortest

20 May 2018 | 2:36 AM

NEW DELHI: "BJP's attempts to subvert democracy have miserably failed in Karnataka.

Ex-SAD(D) leader forms new party

20 May 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Damandeep Singh, who left Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by Sarna brothers, today announced to have formed a new party, United Sikh Association (USA) — working for betterment of the Sikh community and to help the needy.

2 Muslim families fight over preaching

20 May 2018 | 2:36 AM

NEW DELHI: Two Muslim families had a minor fight with each other in west Delhi over interpretation of some preaching, police said today.

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