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Past articles by Abhinav:

MCD polls: BJP to rely on Centre schemes and pollution crisis

The Delhi civic body elections will be held on December 4 from 8 am to 5.30 pm and results will be declared on December 7. A total of 250 councillors will be elected. → Read More

Newsmaker | Parvesh Verma: Rows maketh the ‘firebrand’, ‘angry young man’ eyeing leader-less Delhi BJP

The West Delhi MP who has got leadership's rap for 'boycott' calls at Virat Hindu Sabha is known for controversies, but also his huge wins, in and outside politic → Read More

Revelry, feuds & the stage: What festival season means for Delhi politicians

Participation in Ramlila, run-ins before Diwali over firecracker ban, and showdowns during Chhath Puja. This is how leaders of various parties will spend the coming weeks. → Read More

Revdi in a nutshell: BJP warms up, to take the fight to AAP

As Kejriwal looks nationwide, corruption heat mounts, Central leaders take on AAP, Modi adds heft → Read More

Newsmaker: Internet trolling to poster wars, how Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga caught BJP’s eye

Bagga, who started his political career with a lesser-known outfit, the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS), has used his Twitter handle, on which he has close to 1 million followers, to constantly attack CM Arvind Kejriwal. → Read More

Fear, confusion after Delhi meat shop directive; apply across country: BJP MP

This came as the BJP, which rules Delhi’s three civic bodies — South, East and North — doubled down on the directive, with its MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma saying meat shops across the country should be shut during Navratri, and the opposition — AAP, Congress and even former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah — hitting back. → Read More

The X factor in Delhi civic polls: turning of the tide in UP, Punjab

When the Uttar Pradesh elections in March 2017 were swept by the BJP, the party wielded its second card – bringing in UP stalwarts. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also campaigned for a day, with BJP candidates vying for him to turn up for them. → Read More

Politics and economics behind the plan to merge Delhi’s civic bodies

Senior BJP leaders have said that among the reforms that are being considered by the party dispensation are direct election of mayor, his/her tenure being increased to at least two-and-half years instead of existing one year, and provisions for allocation of funds directly from the Centre. → Read More

Rs 500 to Rs 50,000: Fines for mosquito breeding in Delhi may increase 100 times

Around 10,000 cases of dengue were reported in Delhi last year, including 23 deaths. This figure is the highest in the last 5-6 years. → Read More

BJP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand odd-even and weekend curfew to be lifted

BJP leaders also suggested that volunteers should be deputed in the markets, and they should implement sanitization and social distancing and distribute masks. → Read More

As AAP right-ward tilt, riots alienate Muslims, AIMIM sees an opening in Delhi

This would be the AIMIM's first major political venture in the national capital since the 2017 civic polls, when it had contested nine seats and lost all. → Read More

Challans for covid violations see dip in Delhi: At markets, footfall up — guard down

At Sarojini Nagar, market president Ashok Randhawa said the crowd is back after a gap of almost a year and a half. → Read More

Explained: DDA’s new norms to make Delhi land more attractive for developers

The land pooling policy is aimed at meeting the growing housing demand by providing close to 17 lakh dwelling units in 95 urbanised villages located in urban extension of the city. → Read More

Tax waiver for houses up to 50 square metres in a week’s time: North MCD

The standing committee chairperson Jogi Ram Jain said that the proposal would be notified in a day or two and then go to the IT department so that changes can be made on the website as per new rules. → Read More

Meenakshi Lekhi calls protesting farmers ‘mawalis’, later apologises

Delhi News: Lekhi later claimed that her words were "twisted", but added that she withdraws her remarks if they have hurt anyone. → Read More

Voices in Delhi BJP grow louder: Senior leaders and office bearers should contest MCD elections

The BJP will be facing 15 years worth of anti-incumbency in the MCD polls. The AAP has consistently been upping the ante against the BJP over the past several months. → Read More

BJP state leadership steps in to pacify spokespersons

Bagga, who has over 7 lakh followers on Twitter, had removed his party credentials from his handle’s bio, which earlier read “BJP spokesperson, BJP Karyakarta, BJP MLA candidate Hari Nagar Vidhan Sabha, Swayamsevak”. → Read More

BJP’s RP Singh wades into row over Golden Temple replica

Delhi News: The replica being built by South Delhi Municipal Corporation was dismantled by members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee after they found it was against the tenets of Sikhism. → Read More

Golden Temple replica at Punjabi Bagh park removed, Sirsa says against Sikhism

Spread over 8.5 acres, the Bharat Darshan Park has replicas of 17 popular monuments from across the country including Mysore Palace, Charminar and Khajuraho Temple. → Read More

Old RSS hand, former Akali member among new Delhi MCD Mayors

Delhi news: Suryan, a councillor from Sagarpur, is a long-time RSS worker and has headed different posts in the BJP, including its youth wing. Before becoming mayor, he was the education committee chairperson of the North MCD. → Read More