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Power blow: Delhiites to pay more for electricity, tariff raised by 6%

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New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for their power from Monday as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has decided to raise the power tariff by up to six percent, it was announced on Friday.

Consumers of BSES Yamuna and Rajdhani will pay six percent more while consumers of NDPL will have to pay four percent more, an official said.

People living in the NDMC area will pay five percent more.

The power discoms in the capital had sought a hike in the power tariff attributing it to power purchase adjustment. (IANS)

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Delhi Golf Club’s bank account frozen for non-payment of tax

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The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has frozen the bank account of the Delhi  Golf club for non-payment of property tax amount to Rs.769 crores approximately.

The club turned a deaf ear to the repeated reminders by NDMC to clear the outstanding tax payment after which the club’s account in RBL Bank was frozen.

An official member of NDMC claimed that at least six to seven legal notices were sent to the club to clear their dues which went unanswered. The most recent one was sent in November the previous year. As per the bylaws of the NDMC Act 1994, the council approached the club’s bank to recover Rs.269.24 crore but the bank soon sent a letter informing that their wasn’t enough balance in the account for payment.

A number of calls and messages to the office bearers of the Delhi Golf Club were also left unanswered. ” We sent them a final reminder last year before their bank account was attached. We informed the club the long pending dues, which have accumulated over several years. We gave them ample time to clear their dues but the administration was not ready to respond” said the NDMC official.

The Delhi Golf Club and NDMC have been involved in a long-standing legal battle over non-payment of taxation.(inputs from agencies)

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Aurangazeb Road named APJ Abdul Kalam Road

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New Delhi: Delhi’s Aurangazeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. “Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road,” Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council, the smallest civic agency in the national capital.

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The tree-lined Aurangazeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi. Former president Kalam died in Shillong on July 27. Aurangazeb was the sixth Mughal emperor and ruled over most of the Indian sub-continent in the 17th century.

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AAP MLA Surinder Singh detained for slandering civic employee

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly from Delhi Cantonment Surinder Singh was arrested on Friday by the police for allegedly abusing and making false comments about Mukesh, a worker of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). He is charged of abusing the employee with caste-based comments on August 5. Singh’s driver Pankaj and assistant Praveen have also been charged of beating up the repairman.

Inputs from police have said that the incident took place when the NDMC employees were on a routine inspection of vegetable vendors near a signal at Tughlaq Road. Things started to heat up when the AAP MLA arrived at the location and started arguing with them. Soon, Pankaj and Praveen started beating up Mukesh, while Singh started abusing and threatening him.

Contrary to the claims, Surinder Singh denied the charges saying that the NDMC workers were demanding money from the vegetable vendors, and he just tried to intervene and solve the issue.

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Later a police complaint was registered against the trio. Police kept sending notices to Singh but he did not turn up. He also met Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi giving his clarification on the issue. Meanwhile a city court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail and finally the arrest was made under various sections of SC/ST act.

The Aam Aadmi Party in its official statement defended the MLA by terming the arrest as wrong and ‘suspicious’. They claimed that the arrest was Delhi Police’s motivated action of shifting the focus from important issues and defaming the ruling AAP.

Singh and two others will be presented in city court within 24 hours.