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It's Toxic: The controversy over defoamers used in the Yamuna and the AAP vs BJP fight
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It's Toxic: The controversy over defoamers used in the Yamuna and the AAP vs BJP fight

The BJP and AAP indulged in a war of words over the use of defoamers in the Yamuna prior to Chhath Pooja festivities. While the saffron party claimed that these chemicals were harmful, the AAP and Delhi Jal Board refuted the claims, saying they help in removing toxic foam and pose no harm to humans

'Besharam, ghatiya aadmi': BJP MP Parvesh Verma gets into heated argument with DJB official at Yamuna ghat
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'Besharam, ghatiya aadmi': BJP MP Parvesh Verma gets into heated argument with DJB official at Yamuna ghat

"Yeh chemical tere sar pe daal doon?," Verma can be heard saying to the officer. In reply, the official said that the chemical being poured into the Yamuna is "US FDA approved"

Delhi LG directs Chief Secretary to lodge FIR against Jal Board, others for embezzlement of Rs 20 crore
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Delhi LG directs Chief Secretary to lodge FIR against Jal Board, others for embezzlement of Rs 20 crore

Delhi Jal Board appointed its banker, Corporation Bank to collect water bills on its behalf through order in June 2012 for three years and the same was renewed further in 2016, 2017 and even in 2019, after the fraud was detected.

Delhi LG pulls up Arvind Kejriwal government as Montenegro consulate complains of dirty water supply
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Delhi LG pulls up Arvind Kejriwal government as Montenegro consulate complains of dirty water supply

Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena received a complaint letter from consulate of Montenegro about dirty water supply after which he immediately directed the chief secretary to resolve the matter and reminded CM Kejriwal to 'address matter that affect India’s image globally'

AAP says despite water being Delhi L-G's responsibility, Vinai Kumar Saxena calls DJB meet; warns of 'chaotic situation'
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AAP says despite water being Delhi L-G's responsibility, Vinai Kumar Saxena calls DJB meet; warns of 'chaotic situation'

Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi said that on 30 May, Delhi L-G called a meeting of Delhi Jal Board officials and issued them directions. Since he is new to the system, he might not be knowing the constitutional provisions, she said

No water in taps: Why Delhi has issued a water SOS to Haryana
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No water in taps: Why Delhi has issued a water SOS to Haryana

The Delhi Jal Board has asked Haryana to send an additional 150 cusecs of water, as water levels at the Wazirabad pond have reduced due to less flow in the Yamuna river

Delhi Jal Board writes to Manohar Lal Khattar over high ammonia levels in Yamuna, short supply of raw water
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Delhi Jal Board writes to Manohar Lal Khattar over high ammonia levels in Yamuna, short supply of raw water

The official said that the production capacity at the two water treatment plants in Delhi has reduced by an alarming 40 percent due to the combination of these two factors

Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance of pollution in Yamuna river, issues notice to Haryana
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Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance of pollution in Yamuna river, issues notice to Haryana

The court was hearing a plea by Delhi Jal Board alleging that the water released by Haryana in Yamuna river has pollutants including high ammonia content which become carcinogenic after mixing with chlorine

AAP MLA Raghav Chadha accuses BJP workers of vandalising Delhi Jal Board office, attacking staff
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AAP MLA Raghav Chadha accuses BJP workers of vandalising Delhi Jal Board office, attacking staff

According to the AAP MLA, the perpetrators said the attack 'should serve as a warning' to Kejriwal and AAP MLAs for supporting the farmers' protest

Pedestrians in Old Delhi happy with Chandni Chowk's redevelopment, shop owners not so much
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Pedestrians in Old Delhi happy with Chandni Chowk's redevelopment, shop owners not so much

Centuries will now not only co-exist in the market built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century but will also have to compete with each other with the 1.3-kilometre-long stretch set to get its first mall

Coronavirus Outbreak: Water woes compound struggle for urban poor during lockdown as tanker supply becomes erratic in Delhi
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Water woes compound struggle for urban poor during lockdown as tanker supply becomes erratic in Delhi

In absence of the pipeline coverage in most slums, the reliance is entirely on tanker based supply, both paid and unpaid.

Delhi government formation: Kejriwal not to hold any portfolio; Satyendar Jain gets water, Gopal Rai to handle environment, Rajendra Pal Gautam gets WCD
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Delhi government formation: Kejriwal not to hold any portfolio; Satyendar Jain gets water, Gopal Rai to handle environment, Rajendra Pal Gautam gets WCD

The allocation of portfolios in the newly-elected Delhi government was finalised Monday, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal deciding not to hold any departments

From involving whistleblowers to experts, brainstorming through Delhi Dialogue helped AAP employ citizen-centric approach encouraging self-governance
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From involving whistleblowers to experts, brainstorming through Delhi Dialogue helped AAP employ citizen-centric approach encouraging self-governance

Delhi Dialogue brought creativity, specificity and scale to AAP’s promises through a participatory politics-policy campaign.

From contamination to unavailability of water, complaints pile up at Delhi Jal Board as citizens bear brunt of poor grievance redressal mechanism
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From contamination to unavailability of water, complaints pile up at Delhi Jal Board as citizens bear brunt of poor grievance redressal mechanism

Be it the municipal councillors or the MLAs of Delhi, they point to water issues being one of the topmost problems faced by citizens in the National Capital.

Delhi Assembly elections: BJP CEC holds meet for poll-bound state, candidates list likely to be announced today
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Delhi Assembly elections: BJP CEC holds meet for poll-bound state, candidates list likely to be announced today

The meeting of BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in Delhi concluded late night on Thursday

Delhi Assembly polls: Congress promises 20,000 litres water free, 30 paise cashback per litre saved if voted to power
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Delhi Assembly polls: Congress promises 20,000 litres water free, 30 paise cashback per litre saved if voted to power

The Delhi Congress on Thursday promised 30 paise cashback for each litre of water saved by Delhi residents and 20,000 litres of water a month free if it is voted to power in the 8 February Assembly elections

Delhi Jal Board to collect over 3,000 water samples to check quality; Mumbai has best tap water among 20 state capitals, BIS finds
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Delhi Jal Board to collect over 3,000 water samples to check quality; Mumbai has best tap water among 20 state capitals, BIS finds

After 11 samples collected from Delhi failed on 19 parameters of quality, Delhi Jal Board is planning to collect over 3,000 samples of water from different areas in the national capital to ascertain whether the water is clean or dirty

Delhi Jal Board will provide free safety kits to all sanitation workers in city, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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Delhi Jal Board will provide free safety kits to all sanitation workers in city, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi Jal Board will be providing one free safety kit each to all sanitation workers in the national capital. The Delhi Chief Minister on Monday said that his government will ensure that no sewer deaths take place in Delhi.

AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi
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AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi

Recently Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jointly laid foundation for a sewage water treatment plant in Delhi, showing once again what a Centre-state harmony can do for Delhi

Delhi water crisis: AAP govt's five-pronged approach aims to fill supply-demand gap, prevent depletion of water bodies
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Delhi water crisis: AAP govt's five-pronged approach aims to fill supply-demand gap, prevent depletion of water bodies

Water is in vogue. Debates on the water crisis are on in the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament.