Nidhi Sharma

  • Govt’s Lutyens plan on MPs’ table soon

    Govt’s Lutyens plan on MPs’ table soon

    The government is planning a biodiversity park spread across 70 acre near Rashtrapati Bhavan. This is being done to address the criticism that the project would damage the Green space around Central Vista, a senior ministry official said.

    Bill to regularise unauthorised colonies ready

    Bill to regularise unauthorised colonies ready

    The government would introduce the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, in the upcoming winter session of Parliament which begins on Monday.

    No place to file RTI in J&K, Ladakh after becoming UTs

    No place to file RTI in J&K, Ladakh after becoming UTs

    As Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act became operational on October 31, the central RTI Act became applicable in J&K and Ladakh. However, there is no clarity on how 364 cases filed under the state’s law would be handled. Like RTI cases in all union territories, Central Information Commission (CIC) would hear cases from J&K and Ladakh.

    Government may raze old bungalows to redevelop Lutyens’ Delhi

    Government may raze old bungalows to redevelop Lutyens’ Delhi

    CPWD director-general Prabhakar Singh told ET: “All bungalows have outlived their lives. They have seepage and termite problems. The world over houses built by the British have been demolished because they are considered unsafe. We must give credit to CPWD for maintaining these bungalows so well.”

    Rajpath redo may see all Ministers seated on one floor

    Rajpath redo may see all Ministers seated on one floor

    The new Parliament building is set to have common central secretariat on Rajpath accommodating the entire council of ministers on one floor, secretaries to all ministries on another, and heads of flagship missions in a separate wing.

    SPG cover gone, it may be Priyanka’s bungalow next

    SPG cover gone, it may be Priyanka’s bungalow next

    Priyanka had been allotted 35 Lodhi Estate, a Type VI bungalow, in February 1997 for security reasons. The bungalow was allotted to Priyanka, a private citizen, after the recommendation of SPG, home ministry and Cabinet Secretariat. With her SPG cover gone – the reason for her getting government accommodation – Priyanka may have to vacate her house.

    Chhattisgarh advises centre to set up biofuel units using paddy husk

    Chhattisgarh advises centre to set up biofuel units using paddy husk

    Chhattisgarh government has offered the Centre a solution to the problem of stubble burning in fields—set up ethanol or biofuel units using paddy husk and rice straw. On its part, the Chhattisgarh govt has decided to set up at least 6 biofuel plants to produce ethanol in the state. It will be the first state in India to use rice and paddy husk to produce the biofuel.

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