Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that his Government is making all efforts to ensure 24×7 water supply to every household in Delhi.

“We promised you that just like the AAP government has ensured 24×7 electricity in the last five years, we will also ensure 24×7 clean water in every household in Delhi in the next five years,” said Kejriwal.

The Government has decided to appoint a consultant in Delhi who will suggest measures to ensure the provision of 24×7 water to every household in Delhi. The process got a bit delayed due to Corona, otherwise, it would have been completed in March or April, he added.

In Delhi, the water pressure is low and people have to install pumps, and if one person installs a pump, it causes a problem for their neighbours. Every household has to install water tanks to store water.

“We have to bring

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The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre, insolvency regulator IBBI and State Bank of India (SBI) to file replies on former Bhushan Power and Steel Chairman Sanjay Singhal’s petition challenging the provisions on personal insolvency proceedings against the guarantors of corporate debtors.

It may be recalled that SBI had recently invoked the personal guarantees of Sanjay Singhal and sent him a demand notice for recovery of ₹12,275.91 crore as the guarantor of various loans availed by the company.

This development came after the Finance Ministry had asked PSBs to put in place a mechanism for monitoring cases, which may require initiation of insolvency proceedings against personal guarantors of corporate debtors.

Singhal had filed a petition challenging the SBI move to invoke his personal guarantee and proceed for recovery under the insolvency and bankruptcy code. The Delhi High Court, on Tuesday, issued notices to Centre, IBBI and SBI

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached three hotels worth around Rs 100 crore in Delhi in connection with its money laundering probe in the PMC Bank fraud case, the central agency said on Friday.

The three hotels have been identified by the agency as the Fab Hotels group and are located in Kailash Colony, East of Kailash and Kalkaji areas of the national capital.

“The attached three hotels are owned by Libra Realtors Pvt Ltd, Deewan Realtors Pvt Ltd, Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan, Romy Mehra, Libra Hotels Pvt Ltd and its directors,” the agency said in a statement.

It said the “market value” of these three properties is about Rs 100 crore.

It identified the assets as: Hotel Conclave Boutique, now known as Fab Hotels at A-20, Kailash Colony in Delhi; Hotel Conclave Comfort, now known as Fab Hotels at D-150, East of Kailash and Hotel Conclave Executive, now known as

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Hit by the lockdown and a fall in customer numbers on reopening, restaurants, bars and pubs in Delhi are pinning their hopes on the coming weekend — the first weekend since they got the government nod to serve liquor from September 9 — for business to pick up.

Restaurateurs said business has been slow over the past two days, but they are expecting more patrons this weekend; the silver lining being that many regulars have already booked tables for Friday night.

Several resto-bar owners said liquor is being served only at the tables at present and they hope to run at full capacity (only 50% of total capacity allowed under the unlock guidelines) over the weekend, which has not been the case so far.

Restaurants and restro-bars have remained shut in Delhi since March when the lockdown was announced to control the spread of Covid-19. Although restaurants were allowed to

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“As soon as you reach Delhi, you should go to Nehru’s house and meet him,” a parent tells her son, Sahadevan, who is about to embark on a journey to the Capital. “But don’t go there wearing a dhoti. Go only after you get trousers,” she suggests. This brief passage from renowned Malayalam writer M Mukundan’s latest book Delhi: A Soliloquy speaks volumes about how the city was perceived by those from other parts of the country in the 1950s and ’60s. Delhi was equated with possibilities other places could never aspire for; it was a city shaped by larger-than-life figures

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Commercial and industrial electricity consumers in the national capital have much to cheer with the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) halving fixed charges for unutilised capacity during Covid-19 lockdowns.

Electricity bills raised during April and May 2020 had become a major issue for commercial and industrial consumers as they were hit by exorbitant charges on provisional bills while their businesses were shut.

After the DERC order on Monday, the fixed charges for Industrial and Non-domestic (commercial) consumers has come down by half to ₹125 per Kilo-volt-amperes (kVA) per month. The lowered fixed charge will be applicable for unutilised capacity during April 2020 and May 2020.

A DERC order said that the excess amount that has been collected now will be adjusted in subsequent two billing cycles from Monday onwards.

DERC also observed that during the lockdown period till May 30, majority of Non-Domestic (commercial and others), and industrial consumers did

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Delhi Development Management Authority (DDMA) chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has allowed the opening of bars in hotels/restaurants/clubs in the national capital on a trial basis from September 9 till September 30.

According to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), “not more than 50 per cent of the approved seating shall be allowed inside the hotels/restaurants/clubs so that social distancing may be maintained”.

It further mentioned that entry would be allowed to persons with face cover/masks and only asymptomatic staff, customers, guests would be allowed.

The asymptomatic staff should wear gloves, face masks and maintain complete health hygiene such as frequent washing of hands, use of sanitiser etc.

Containment zones

Those bars that are outside the containment zone would be allowed to operate, while those in the containment zones will remain closed.

The guidelines said that the mandatory provision for hand hygiene (hand sanitisers) and thermal screening at the entrance

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In a landmark judgement to protect the originality of the brands, the Delhi High Court has restrained domain registrars such as GoDaddy, Big Rock, Freenom among others from selling or offering for sale domain names with “Amul” as a suffix or prefix in any combination.

Passing an order against online frauds using fake websites impersonating as popular brands like Amul, Justice Mukta Gupta of Delhi High Court has directed the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Information and Technology and National Internet Exchange of India to block access to such rogue websites.

In a major relief to Amul –country’s biggest dairy brand and a household name — this order will now prevent the further creation of fake websites.

Welcoming the High Court Order, R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF)- marketer of Amul, said, “This order comes as a major relief to Amul who had been

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Around 29 per cent of people were found to have antibodies to fight the coronavirus, according to the second serological survey conducted by the Delhi Government.

The results suggested that a population of about 60 lakh in Delhi were either asymptomatic or already recovered after being infected by the virus. The samples for the survey were collected across all the districts of Delhi, from August 1 to August 7.

“Different prevalences have been observed in different districts. For instance, antibodies have been found in 29 per cent of people in North East Delhi, 27 per cent in South Delhi, 33 per cent in South-East Delhi, 24 per cent in New Delhi, and the difference between the first and the second sero-survey ranges anywhere between 6 per cent and 50 per cent,” said Satyendar Jain, Health Minister, Delhi government.

This sero-survey has been done considering the overall 2 crore population of

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