Sisodia said the BJP government should hand over MCD schools to Delhi government if they are unable to run them.
Sisodia’s comment came after reported news of teachers not getting paid and textbooks not getting distributed in the schools.
Sisodia visited one of the schools on Tuesday.
On Monday, Sisodia wrote a letter to urban development minister Satyender Jain, saying, “I have received complaints that the schools run by municipal corporations, especially North Delhi Municipal Corporation, have not yet distributed textbooks to school children.
The allegations against the civic body, if found true, are serious and no one can play with the lives of young children... It is unfortunate that even after a lapse of five full months during the academic year 2020-21, textbooks are yet to be provided to children, which can play havoc with their lives.” Watch the full video for more details.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to play a "crucial role" in controlling pollution in north India and curb stubble burning. The national capital's air quality was in the "very poor" category in the morning, the first time this season, with calm winds and low temperatures allowing the accumulation of pollutants. "Stubble burning has started in neighboring states and smoke has started reaching Delhi. The Delhi government has taken several measures to reduce pollution throughout the year but why is that suddenly when stubble burning begins everybody is concerned about pollution and nothing is done throughout the year," Sisodia said. "We say it again and again that it is not just Delhi which is affected by pollution but the whole of north India," he said. By the time smoke from crop residue burning reaches Delhi, its "intensity is somewhat reduced but imagine how bad it will be affecting people living in Punjab and Haryana where stubble burning is actually taking place", the deputy chief minister said.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia came down heavy on central government for not solving the issue of stubble burning. Sisodia accused the centre of sitting idle throughout the year. Delhi Deputy CM said, "Pollution especially that related to stubble burning is not an issue for Delhi alone, it is for entire north India. Unfortunately, central govt did not do anything to resolve it. They sat idly throughout the year. Entire north India is suffering." Manish Sisodia said that pollution plus Corona has become lethal for people. "Centre sits idly all through the year, holds some meetings around this time and then don't do anything after that. I would like to tell them that they will have to play a role to reduce pollution in north India," he added.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on October 10 met the family of 18-year-old student who was allegedly fatally beaten by a girl's family members. After expressing his condolences to victim's family, Sisodia assured that the Delhi government will do everything to ensure that the court will give stringent punishment to the accused. He also informed that the Delhi government will give ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh to victim boy's family. An 18-year-old student was allegedly brutally beaten by a girl's family members on October 07. The victim was admitted to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial (BJRM) hospital in unconscious condition on Wednesday. Later on, he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
BJP leader Khushbu Sundar was detained by police on October 27. She was on the way to Chidambaram to protest against Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan's alleged remark on Manusmriti. The VCK leader had said all women were "belittled and treated badly" as per Hindu dharma. He stated this while participating in a webinar 'Periyar and Indian Politics' last month.
Political campaigning and rallies have been ended ahead of the Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) election scheduled to take place on October 22 in which people of the region are going to vote through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the first time. The local administration has sought help from the Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport polling parties and their material to places where road connectivity is poor. This time around, the administration has also made a special arrangement for the senior citizen and physically challenged voters. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the major political parties in the fray in the Leh council election.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh handed over to Governor the resolution passed against Centre’s farm laws. Singh said he doesn’t care if President’s rule is imposed or if his government is sacked. Punjab Assembly had passed four bills and a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws. The bills were unanimously passed in the assembly by Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, and Lok Insaaf Party. Watch the full video for more details.
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One of the highlights of the latest edition of the India-US 2+2 dialogue was the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement. The pact, signed during the visit of US Secretaries of State and Defence - Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper - to meet their Indian counterparts - Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh - in Delhi, will provide Indian forces sensitive data from American military satellites. This is being pegged as a major boost for India amid the stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja (retd) and former Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal help decode the significance of this agreement in a conversation with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad. Watch the full video for more.
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During press conference held on October 27, Secretary of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "78 per cent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours. During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi."
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo after attending 2+2 India-US Ministerial Dialogue on October 27 in Delhi said that US will stand with India as they confront threats to their sovereignty, liberty. He said, "US and India are taking steps to strengthen our cooperation against all manner of threats and not just those posed by Chinese Communist Party. Last year, we've expanded our cooperation on cyber issues, our navies have held joint exercises in Indian ocean." "We visited National War Memorial to honour brave men and women of Indian armed forces who sacrificed for the world's largest democracy, including 20 killed by PLA in Galwan Valley. US will stand with India as they confront threats to their sovereignty, liberty" he added.
Doctors and health workers at Hindu Rao Hospital continued their strike over non-payment of salaries in Delhi on October 27. North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Mayor Jai Prakash met them and assured them that their 1 or 2 months' salaries will be released today. "Today evening, I will sanction the release of at least 1 or 2 months' salaries of each of them. They should withdraw the strike now and treat patients," NDMC Mayor told ANI.
Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain on October 10 said COVID-19 patients from Hindu Rao Hospital which is run by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be shifted to State government hospitals as doctors and staff of the hospital have given a notice for strike. "Staff of the hospital should be paid their salaries. If Municipal Corporation of Delhi is not able to run Hindu Rao and Kasturba hospitals, then they should handover them to State government," he added. Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital continued protest alleging salary non-payment over last few months.
Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain on October 26 met Mayors of all the three municipal corporations, who sat on 'dharna' outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. They are protesting over the non-payment of salaries of the employees of the municipal corporation. The Mayors are not ready to move until meeting with CM Kejriwal.
The Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain stated that COVID-19 patients have been benefit via plasma therapy in the state and it has also saved his own life. "Plasma saved my life, and it is beneficial in Delhi. Over 2,000 people got positive response from plasma therapy," said Satyendar Jain on being asked that Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) may soon scrap plasma therapy from COVID-19 national treatment protocol as it failed to benefit COVID-19 patients. "Even America had said that it is beneficial," the Health Minister added. It is noted that Delhi is running plasma blood bank for the treatment of COVID-19.
Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain on October 19 informed that 5034 beds occupied at hospitals in Delhi, around 70% still available in wake of COVID-19. He said, "5034 beds occupied at hospitals in Delhi, around 70% still available. Situation is slightly better than what it was around 1 month back. Still, I request all to wear mask and maintain social distancing, so that COVID-19 doesn't spread again during festive season."
Air quality is continuously deteriorating in the national capital with rise of pollutants. Stubble burning in neighbouring states is said to be among major reasons for pollution. Speaking to media, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "Thermal power stations were a major cause of pollution here. Therefore, Delhi government's power stations were closed down in the past few years." "Delhi is the only state where there is no thermal power station," he added.