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Delhi: DDC, Harvard tie up to study free bus rides, women's safety

obility patterns and perceived safety before and after the policy’s launch, using several comparison groups of individuals less likely to be impacted by it. New Delhi: The think-tank of the Delhi Government, Dialogue & Development Commission, is collaborating with a research team from Harvard University and the World Bank to study the impact of free bus rides for women on their safety and mobility. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had anno

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'Don't give sops, it's public money': SC raps Delhi govt on free rides for women in Metro

-The Indian Express The apex court said that the Delhi Government is bound to ensure that the financial health of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is maintained properly and no steps are taken that might result in losses. The Supreme Court Friday came down heavily on the Delhi Government for its ambitious proposal to make metro travel free for women, saying it might lead the Delhi Metro Rail Corporatio

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Can equitable distribution of energy meet green concerns? -Rohit Azad and Shouvik Chakraborty

ften dubbed as inefficient for an economy. While some subsidies may indeed do more harm than good, to argue that all of them are populist, and hence inefficient, is wrong. Recent announcements by the Delhi Government on free metro and bus rides for women and free electricity up to 200 units need to be assessed in the light of this. However, Delhi is dealing not just with inequality of access to resources, but also with slow death by breath. A th

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Delhi: Cremation to go green with dung blocks -Paras Singh

two DUSIB dairies with 4,500 animals. While two dairy colonies are in north corporation areas, the biggest such facility in the city falls under East Delhi Municipal Corporation. There are also five Delhi Government-run gaushalas. Despite several interventions by courts and introduction of new technologies, 95% of cremations — around 80,000 — in Delhi are wood-based traditional funerals, said a public health official. Each of these use

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Monitoring committee questions plan to regularise 1,500 colonies in Delhi

event a chaotic situation in the capital. It also accused the Land and Development Office (L&DO) for encouraging encroachment of public land. Referring to media reports, the committee said the Delhi Government is planning to regularise a large number of unauthorised colonies in the city and pleaded the court that it should be allowed only if the government follows rules and regulation as per which it can be done after payment of land cost and f

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Delhi govt to make 100% recycling of water mandatory in all its schools -Vatsala Shrangi

e initiative, the government aims to save water by recycling and reusing it by using waste water for activities for which fresh water is used in school compounds. After rain water harvesting, the Delhi Government has proposed to make zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system mandatory in all schools runs by it. Through the initiative, the government aims to save water by recycling and reusing it by using waste water for activities for which fresh wate

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Residents of illegal colonies to get ownership rights: Delhi CM

stry circulated a Cabinet proposal for formulating a framework for the exercise. The cut-off date for regularisation of these colonies is January 1, 2015, as mutually agreed upon by the Centre and Delhi Government, said urban development minister Satyendar Jain. The political significance of this move becomes obvious when one considers the fact that about 50 lakh people are estimated to be living in these colonies today. The figure was just over

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The escape from freedom -Avijit Pathak

-The Indian Express Normalisation of surveillance destroys what sustains a civilisation — human interaction filled with trust, care. Even though Delhi Government’s decision to install CCTV cameras in school classrooms has generated an interesting debate, it is important to see beyond the classrooms, and reflect more intensely on the meaning of living in a society that normalises and sanctifies surveillance. As an ideology that seek

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Safety and Access: Evaluating Delhi Govt's Decision on Public Transport -Kalpana Viswanath It is important to look at the issue not just through the binary of whether one is for it or against it. The Delhi Government’s decision to make public transport free for women has been hotly since it was announced on Monday, with many people taking a strong position on either side. I think it useful to view the many dimensions of the issue, instead of seeing it as a binary of whether you are for it or against it. Women&rs

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DoE finds 73 government schools with pass percentage of below 50 in X Boards -Shradha Chettri

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Unlike the Class XII results, the performance of Delhi Government schools in CBSE’s Class X examination has been a cause of concern. While 73 schools have recorded a pass percentage of less than 50%, 88 schools have witnessed a dip in the same by more than 20% points, reveal official documents. Although the overall pass percentage has improved by 2.64% points to 71.97% this year, Delhi stands second from th

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