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Amid excise policy row, panel set up by ex-LG Baijal to file report on non-conforming areas
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Amid excise policy row, panel set up by ex-LG Baijal to file report on non-conforming areas

The five-member committee was formed in April by then Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the High Court's order to draw up a list of conforming and non-conforming municipal wards in the city

AAP on warpath against VK Saxena: History shows battle between Delhi government and L-G is just beginning
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AAP on warpath against VK Saxena: History shows battle between Delhi government and L-G is just beginning

During his swearing in as 22nd Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, VK Saxena vowed to “work as a local guardian” and that “you will see me more on roads than in Raj Nivas.” But barely a week later, it seems that the honeymoon period is over

Anil Baijal’s clashes with AAP govt: From Delhi riots to doorstep delivery, history of long-simmering feud
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Anil Baijal’s clashes with AAP govt: From Delhi riots to doorstep delivery, history of long-simmering feud

A 1969-batch IAS officer, Baijal was the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority. He also served as the home secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal resigns citing 'personal reasons'
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal resigns citing 'personal reasons'

Baijal became Delhi L-G in December 2016. He has been at loggerheads with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over several governance-related issues in the past

Delhi Mundka fire: Anil Baijal approves magisterial probe, orders inquiry to submit report in six weeks
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Delhi Mundka fire: Anil Baijal approves magisterial probe, orders inquiry to submit report in six weeks

The probe will ascertain lapses on the part of departments, agencies, and officers concerned and also suggest remedial measures to prevent such tragedies

'Delhi govt is under ration mafia', claims Ravi Shankar Prasad; tussle over doorstep delivery scheme continues
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'Delhi govt is under ration mafia', claims Ravi Shankar Prasad; tussle over doorstep delivery scheme continues

The AAP and BJP have traded accusations about the initiative since 6 June, when CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Narendra Modi asking why the doorstep delivery scheme had been stalled by the Centre

AAP versus L-G: Duality in governor’s role a constitutional design flaw that demands scrutiny
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AAP versus L-G: Duality in governor’s role a constitutional design flaw that demands scrutiny

The Centre's amendments are likely to heighten tensions between two systems that need to work closely with a sense of friendship and practicality

Delhi L-G okays proposal to cut presence of non-essential services staff in govt offices by 50% as COVID-19 cases rise
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Delhi L-G okays proposal to cut presence of non-essential services staff in govt offices by 50% as COVID-19 cases rise

The proposal does not cover departments concerned with essential services, including health, police, home guards and civil defence, district administrations, fire, electricity and water, municipal services among others

Amit Shah to review Delhi's COVID-19 situation in meeting with Arvind Kejriwal, Anil Baijal
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Amit Shah to review Delhi's COVID-19 situation in meeting with Arvind Kejriwal, Anil Baijal

The sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi comes amid the festive season and rising pollution levels. On Wednesday last week, Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 8,593 cases

Centre tells states to form committees for vaccine distribution; COVID-19 active cases under 6 lakh after 85 days
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Centre tells states to form committees for vaccine distribution; COVID-19 active cases under 6 lakh after 85 days

The Centre also advised state governments to ensure early tracking of social media and other platforms for possible misinformation and rumours that could impact the acceptance for the vaccine

Delhi LG tells DDMA officials to begin testing on demand to curb COVID-19 spread
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Delhi LG tells DDMA officials to begin testing on demand to curb COVID-19 spread

Anil Baijal also recommended testing at the points of entry into the National Capital, and at major construction sites

DDMA approves reopening of hotels, weekly markets in Delhi on trial basis; gyms to remain shut
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DDMA approves reopening of hotels, weekly markets in Delhi on trial basis; gyms to remain shut

The decision is expected to help revive the National Capital's economy which was hit by the coronavirus pandemic and months of lockdown

AAP sends second proposal to Delhi LG for opening hotels, gyms, weekly markets as situation improves
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AAP sends second proposal to Delhi LG for opening hotels, gyms, weekly markets as situation improves

Last week, state govt had decided to allow hotels and weekly markets to reopen as per 'Unlock 3' guidelines, but LG Anil Baijal had overruled the decision

Anil Baijal overrules Delhi govt's decision to reopen hotels, weekly bazaars; AAP decries move
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Anil Baijal overrules Delhi govt's decision to reopen hotels, weekly bazaars; AAP decries move

AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha, in a presser, said that the central govt derives sadistic pleasure by inflicting pain and misery on the people of Delhi and the elected govt of Delhi

Delhi LG inaugurates 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, says will play 'crucial role' against pandemic
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Delhi LG inaugurates 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, says will play 'crucial role' against pandemic

More than 1,000 doctors, nurses and paramedics of the ITBP and other Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and another 1,000 paramedics, assistants and security staff have been deployed at the facility in Delhi for its smooth operation.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Confirmed cases in Mumbai surge to 66,507 as city reports 1,242 new infections; toll rises to 3,669 with 41 deaths
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Confirmed cases in Mumbai surge to 66,507 as city reports 1,242 new infections; toll rises to 3,669 with 41 deaths

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai on Sunday recorded 1,242 new coronavirus positive cases and 41 deaths, taking the total positive cases to 66,507 and toll to 3,669.

Delhi govt issues revised order on home isolation; facility to be offered to patients with mild symptoms and without co-morbidities
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Delhi govt issues revised order on home isolation; facility to be offered to patients with mild symptoms and without co-morbidities

The development came after two meetings between the Delhi government and Lietenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra's cases surge past 1.28 lakh as 3,874 more test positive; toll mounts to 5,984 with 160 fatalities
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra's cases surge past 1.28 lakh as 3,874 more test positive; toll mounts to 5,984 with 160 fatalities

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates:Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, on Saturday recorded 160 deaths and the highest single-day rise of 3,874 new infections, pushing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 1,28,205 and the toll to 5,984., said the state health department.

Delhi-LG Anil Baijal clarifies institutional quarantine order, deems it mandatory for those lacking home isolation facilities
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Delhi-LG Anil Baijal clarifies institutional quarantine order, deems it mandatory for those lacking home isolation facilities

Amid objections by the Kejriwal government to his order for mandatory five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients, Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday said it would be required for only those who do not need hospitalisation and do not have adequate facilities for home isolation

Delhi L-G suspends official over ad referring to Sikkim as 'separate nation'; Opposition slams Arvind Kejriwal govt
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Delhi L-G suspends official over ad referring to Sikkim as 'separate nation'; Opposition slams Arvind Kejriwal govt

An advertisement for recruitment of civil defence volunteers by Delhi government stoked a controversy on Saturday after it referred the people of Sikkim as 'subject' along with those from Bhutan and Nepal