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Delhi government wants to turn the capital city into an entertainment hub


New Delhi: With an aim to turning the capital city into an entertainment hub, Delhi government on Monday announced that it will conduct a slew of events for both national and international artists.

The Delhi government has collaborated with the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), an event promoter brand, to streamline the process of conducting events in the future.

“We have already streamlined the process of conducting events and eased the rules and regulations to book a venue in the capital. Permission to conduct Zubin Mehta’s concert was given within a month. We strongly believe that all kinds of events, including international events, can be conducted in Delhi,” said Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra.

Stressing that such an initiative will be beneficial as a public-private partnership, the minister said the new step will also lead to other states turning themselves into entertainment hubs.

Mishra said the initiative will be a joint effort, and the city government will undertake the marketing task for private players of the event management industry.


The first event to be organised under this collaboration will be the NH7 Weekender which will be held on November 28 and 29. Grammy Award winner A.R. Rahman, one of the 50 artists for the event, will be performing in the capital after seven years,

EEMA president Sabbas Joseph said that earlier, they needed 14 licences to conduct a single show. “But now it has been streamlined into a single-window option by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”

(Inputs from IANS)

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Kejriwal exposed as a liar: BJP leader

He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, VOA
  • Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Bikram Singh Majithia
  • BJP leader says that this apology established himself
  • BJP also alleged that Kejriwal did nothing while state aced so many problems

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that he was involved in the drug trade, the BJP Delhi unit on Friday said he has exposed himself as a “liar”.

The BJP also alleged that he was doing nothing even while the people of the national capital were facing a number of issues due to sealing.

Arvind Kejriwal apologized to Bikram Singh Majithia. IANS

Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari said: ” What we have been saying for long has been proved today. He is a liar. He has apologised to Majithia for making false allegations against him.”

“He is on his way to apologise to (Union Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley ji and (Union Transport Minister) Nitin Gadkari ji for making false allegations,” the BJP leader said. Kejriwal is facing defamation cases in court for levelling allegations against Jaitley and Gadkari.

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief on Thursday apologised to the Shiromani Akali Dal leader in Punjab for making allegations of involvement in the drug trade, following which the latter said that he will withdraw a defamation suit filed in an Amristar court.

Tiwari, who represents the northeast Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha, accused Kejriwal of misleading the people over the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta accused the AAP chief of only rendering “lip service” on the sealing drive and urged the Chief Minister to hold an all-party meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring committee overseeing the drive.

“Since December last, Kejriwal is only doing lip service on the issue of sealing drive. He has done nothing to stop it,” Gupta, the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said.

He said that though Lt Governor Anil Baijal cleared the file for notifying 351 roads in the capital on February 8, the matter is still pending. “Why hasn’t he (Kejriwal) notified the 351 roads in the last 45 days?” Gupta asked.

BJP leaders are calling this apology a gimmick.

He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology. Gupta warned the Monitoring Committee members not to act outside the law and said: “If the monitoring committee acts against law, then the BJP will oppose it.”

“We are going to inform the three municipal corporations of Delhi not to follow the commands of the Monitoring Committee if it goes against the law,” he said. “The MCDs should approach the court and also make Kejriwal a party,” the BJP leader added. IANS

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