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Delhi L-G's Flip-flop On Covid Order Evokes Debate On State Vs Centre Power Tussle To Curb Pandemic

Jun 25, 2020 Preetha Nair

After Delhi L-G revoked order on home isolation, the row has put the spotlight on whether states should be in charge of deciding policies to curb the spread of the pandemic or the Centre should hold the reins.

Delhi Lt Governor Withdraws Mandatory 5-Day Institutional Quarantine Order

Jun 20, 2020 IANS

The Lieutenant Governor had on Friday ordered five-day mandatory institutional quarantine for every Covid-19 patient under home isolation.

5-day Institutional Quarantine Mandatory For Covid Patients In Delhi; AAP Calls Decision 'Harmful'

The order implies that every Coronavirus patient has to necessarily spend five days in institutional quarantine, a government-run facility dedicated for coronavirus patients.

Delhi LG Forms High-level Panel To Give Advice On Covid-19 Management

Jun 12, 2020 PTI

The high-level panel will reportedly advise the DDMA on various aspects of COVID-19 management, including integration of measures being taken by various agencies for effective mitigation.

Gautam Gambhir Lambasts Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's 'Idiotic' Order, Hails LG Anil Baijal For Dismissing It

Soon after Lieutenant Governor scrapped two controversial coronavirus decisions of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to hail Anil Baijal

08 June, 2020

'Huge Problem': Kejriwal After Lt Governor Overrules Delhi Govt’s Hospital Orders

Outlook Web Bureau

Lt Governor Anil Baijal dismissed CM Arvind Kejriwal's decision that hospitals in the national capital will be available for people of Delhi only, while Central hospitals will remain open for all.

26 March, 2020

800 Who Came In Contact With COVID-19 Positive Delhi Doctor Quarantined

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With five new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total in the national capital reached 35 on Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

25 February, 2020

Delhi Minority Commission Demands More Police Deployment, Curfew In Violence-Hit Areas

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Delhi Minority Commission chairman Zafarul-Islam Khan urged Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to impose curfew in the violence-hit areas as soon as possible and control the rioters

21 January, 2020

Delhi LG Meets Delegation Of Shaheen Bagh Protesters, Asks Them To Call Off Stir

Outlook Web Bureau

The eight-member delegation of Shaheen Bagh protesters submitted a memorandum of their demands, including withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), to the LG.

06 November, 2019

Delhi Police Chief Briefs Lt. Governor On Cops' Protest Against Assault By Lawyers


The LG had said it was imperative to restore the trust between police and lawyers.

05 November, 2019

Delhi Cops End 11-Hour Strike After Several Appeals, Assurances By Seniors

Outlook Web Bureau

The senior officer said the injured policemen will get an ex-gratia of at least Rs 25,000

28 October, 2018

Delhi Govt Declares Two-Day State Mourning Over Ex-CM Madan Lal Khurana's Death

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The Delhi government declared a two-day state mourning following the death of former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana.

16 July, 2018

Regularly Monitoring Situation Of 'Legacy' Garbage Mounds In Delhi: LG Tells SC

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The top court sought a report of experts and environmentalist on reducing the gigantic mounds of garbage at the sites at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla.

10 July, 2018

LG Transfers 3 Bureaucrats, AAP Govt Cries Foul

Outlook Web Bureau

The action by the LG comes days after the Supreme Court clipped the LG's powers, restricting his jurisdiction to land, police and public order. The services, department, however, still continues to be the bone of contention between the two.

10 July, 2018

SC Agrees To Hear Next Week AAP's Plea On Delhi Govt-LG Power Tussle

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The apex court on July 5 this year, clipped the powers of the LG. It said he has no "independent decision making power" and has to act on the aid and advice of the elected government.

06 July, 2018

Baijal Hits Back After Kejriwal Accuses Centre Of Advising L-G To Ignore SC Orders

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Baijal pointed to a 2015 ministry of home affairs notification issuing "Presidential directions" under Article 239 and 239AA of the Constitution.

06 July, 2018

Kejriwal 'Overrules All Objections', Approves Doorstep Delivery Of Rations Ahead Of Meeting With LG

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"Approved Doorstep Delivery of Rations. Overruled all objections to the proposal. Directed Food Dept to start its implementation immediately," Kejriwal said on Twitter.

06 July, 2018

L-G Doesn't Agree That Services Should Be Under Delhi Govt: Kejriwal

Outlook Web Bureau

This was the first meeting between the chief minister and the lieutenant governor after the apex court order on power tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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