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Delhi’s 43 McDonald’s outlets temporarily suspended from Thursday.

NEWDELHI: 43 of the 55 outlets belonging to the American fast food chain in Delhi temporarily suspended operations from Thursday, after its north and east India licensee failed to renew eating-house permits.

The licensee – Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL) – is a joint venture between entrepreneur Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd (MIPL).

“The eating-house licenses of a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Delhi have expired. The CPRL board is working towards obtaining the required permits. Pending this, the CPRL is temporarily suspending operations at the affected restaurants,” a statement issued by the MIPL read. However, it did not specify the reason or the likely duration of the suspension.

“Though unfortunate, it is correct that around 40 McDonald’s restaurants have temporarily suspended operations in Delhi from today morning,” Bakshi, who is on the CPRL board, said.

Bakshi and McDonald’s have been at loggerheads over control of the CPRL, and the matter is being pursued at the London Court of International Arbitration.

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Source : Hindustan Times 
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Get reward of rs.10 lakh for giving info on missing JNU student Najeeb – CBI

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday announced rs.10 lakh reward for anyone who could give information on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed. Najeeb, a biotechnology student at JNU, went missing from his hostel on October 16, 2016 after an alleged confrontation with student members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a body affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “The information regarding Shri Najeeb Ahmed can be given to the CBI over telephone/mobile Nos. 24368641, 24368638, 24368634, 9650394796 and 9650394791,” the CBI said in a statement issued on Thursday. With the Delhi Police failing to find her son, Fatima approached the Delhi high court demanding a CBI probe. On May 16, a bench of Justices GS Sistani and Rekha Palli handed over the investigation to the CBI with the direction that it has to be monitored by an officer not less than the rank of DIG.

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Source : Hindustan Times 

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You will soon have to pay more to park at Connaught Place

NEW DELHI: You will soon have to pay more to park at Connaught Place beyond a period of five hours.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to remove the current upper cap of ~100 on parking charges, effecting a steep hike in the rates.

Currently, people pay ~20 per hour for the first five hours and a flat rate of ~100 for any period beyond that. According to the council’s new plan, people will pay ~20 for every extra hour even beyond the five-hour limit.

“We will soon implement this in Connaught Place as part of the smart parking initiative. There will be no cap on the parking charges. People will have to pay up ~20 for every extra hour even beyond the five-hour limit. Earlier, even if anyone parked for 2-3 days, they paid only ~100,” a senior NDMC official said.

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15-yr-old dies in stunt on bike gifted by dad

NEW DELHI: A high-speed bike stunt killed a 15-year-old boy and injured his neighbour in northeast Delhi’s Shastri Park on Sunday morning, an accident that underscores rising fatalities from underage driving.

Mohammad Umar Sheikh was riding a ~1.5-lakh Duke, manufactured by Austrian bike major KTM AG, that his father had gifted him. He was trying to perform wheelies on a public road with 19-year-old neighbour Mohammad Anas as the pillion passenger.

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Why can’t you clean Delhi, HC asks MCD

New Delhi: The Delhi high court rapped the city’s municipal corporations on Wednesday, saying “heads must roll” for not clearing garbage and allowing mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya and malaria to breed.
Letting vector-borne diseases to shoot up is equal to penal offences such as culpable homicide, said a bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar.
The court was hearing two petitions, seeking directions to the corporations to prevent spread of mosquito-borne diseases. The corporations listed preventive measures against mosquito breeding before the onset of monsoon. But the court was unimpressed. Continue reading

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Delhi on alert after intelligence warning of terror attack

The Delhi Police has been placed on high alert, and has asked its counterparts across India to tighten security after receiving an intelligence tip-off warning of a terror attack on crowded public spaces, a senior police officer said on Monday.

“The Delhi Police Special cell has issued an advisory to all security agencies across the country to beef up the security measures at interstate bus terminals, railway stations, five star hotels, malls and markets, religious places, embassies of western countries, metro stations, airports, stadiums, and tourist places or other sites visited by foreign nationals,” the officer told IANS.

The security agencies have also been directed to keep a tab on suspicious articles if found in vehicles and to conduct proper checking on interstate borders.

“According to the specific intelligence inputs on June 10 about militants are planning a series of terror attacks at various places in India. While further details are yet to emerge, initial indications point towards possibility of crowded public places, market and locations frequented by foreign nationals being among the possible targets,” said the Delhi Police advisory.

It also said at this point of time, any additional details such as on likely timing, locations, identities of the terrorists or tactics of planned attacks, are not available.

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Source: Hindustan Times


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LPG price hiked by Rs 2, kerosene by 26 paisa, ATF cheaper

Delhi: Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price was today hiked by about Rs 2 per cylinder and kerosene rate by 26 paisa a litre as government looks to eliminate subsidy on the fuel through small hikes.

LPG price in Delhi was hiked by Rs 1.87 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 442.77 per bottle, according to state-owned oil firms.
Oil firms had last raised price of subsidised cooking gas by Rs 5.57 to Rs 440.90 per 14.2-kg cylinder on April 1. This hike came as the state-owned oil firms on previous two occasions — February 1 and March 1 — did not effect any significant raise in prices in view of assembly elections in states like Uttar Pradesh.
Prior to that, they had raised rates by nearly Rs 2 per cylinder for eight months in line with government decision to cut subsidises through calibrated increases every month.
Also, the rate of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 92 per cylinder in line with international trends. The reduction comes on back of a Rs 14.50 per cylinder cut on April 1.
Non-subsidised LPG is bought by consumers who have either given up their subsidies or exhausted the quota of 12 bottles of 14.2-kg in a year at below market price.
Subsidised kerosene rate was hiked by Rs 0.26 per litre. A litre of kerosene now costs Rs 19.55 in Mumbai.
The government is looking at eliminating subsidy on kerosene through small 25 paisa increase every month.
Also, the price of jet fuel or ATF was cut by a marginal 0.4% to Rs 51,696 per kilolitre. This reduction comes on back of a 5.1% cut effected from April 1, oil companies said.
Oil firms revise rates of ATF and cooking fuel on 1st of every month based on oil price and foreign exchange rate in the preceding month.

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Delhi Cancels Holidays on Birth, Death Anniversaries

New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the AAP government in the capital has decided to cancel leaves on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities.

In a series of tweets, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said:”The Delhi government will also cancel leaves on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. I have directed the chief secretary regarding this.”

Praising the UP government which cancelled 15 public Holidays, Sisodia said:”It has taken a good initiative… We should always be ready to learn from other states.”

There are 18 gazetted holidays of which four are birth anniversaries of eminent persons. There are 34 restricted holidays but officials can avail only two.

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BJP sweeps civic Elections


The BJP retained power in the city’s three municipalities for a third consecutive term on Wednesday, in what was an overwhelming rejection of the Aam Aadmi Party just two years after it won a brute majority in the Delhi assembly elections.

Prime Minister Narender Modi’s popularity as wess as a decision to drop most of its sitting councillors helped the BJP buck anti- incumbency and tighten its grip over the civic bodies it first won 10 years ago.

The Elections carry wider national ramifications. An emphatic victory only adds to the BJP’s image of invincibility and leaves a divided opposition further demoralised in the run upto the national polls in 2019.

But the setback was the worst for AAP chief and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

With the verdict seen as a referendum on his government, the polls were a matter of prestige for him. The defeat called into question his ability to win elections after the AAP’s loss in Goa and Punjab polls last month.

Asplit in the opposition votes helped the BJP, which saw a marginal drop in vote share over 2012. The combined share of the AAP (26.21%) and Congress (21.09%) was more than that of the BJP’s (36.08%).

The AAP also failed to hold on to its supporters among Purvanchalis and minorities.

For the BJP the victory was sweet revenge for its loss to the AAP in 2015 Delhi polls when the latter won 67 of 70 seats.




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