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Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is the largest civic agency of the world in terms of area after Tokyo (Japan)

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is one of the largest municipal bodies in the world, which provides civic services to more than estimated population of 11,007,835 million citizens in the capital city.

Apart from this, there are two other municipal corporations are in Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board.

MCD serves 95 percent of the total land area whereas provides services to 98 percent of the total population of Delhi.

In terms of area, it is next only to Tokyo (Japan), which covers total area of 1,397.3 km?.

MCD came into existence on the 7th of April 1958 under and Act of Parliament. Since then, the Municipal Body has always been alive in its constitution and functioning to the growing needs of citizens.

In the last election held in 2007, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed 168 out of total 272 wards in the MCD. Congress won 64 seats while remaining went to other parties and independents.

Prof. Rajni Abbi is the current Mayor of Delhi and Subhash Arya of BJP is leader of the house. Jaikishan Sharma from Congress is the leader of opposition in MCD.

Now MCD has been trifurcated into three civic bodies which are-North, South and East. While North and South bodies will be total 104 wards each, there will be 64 wards in East.

For the newly trifurcated agencies election process is going on which is to be held on 15th April. 50 percent of the total seats have been reserved for ladies in the election.

MCD trifurcation drive proves costly, says officials

April 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) pays cost to Congress for its debacle,

MCD polls:BJP ahead in three civic bodies

April 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Bhartiya Janata Party is leading for a comfortable lead over main opposition Congress in counting of vote in all the three

MCD election: RWA appeal to avoid party line

April 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

RWA's appeal to people for casting their vote against the party could be create trouble for the BJP and Congress in the MCD elections


MCD: Makan lashes out BJP for Corruption

April 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Union Minister of State Youth Affairs & Sports, Ajay Maken lashed out at the BJP for running a grossly corrupt and inefficient administration

MCD campaign: Parties launches ministers in run

April 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Keeping eyes on the forthcoming MCD elections Congress has launched its ministers in favour of its candidates.

MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code of conduct which has banned poster campaigns and restricted the use of loudspeakers and the sale of liquor.

Landlord shoots at wife, son of MCD poll nominee

April 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The wife and son of an independent candidate contesting the April 15 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections were shot at and injured here Wednesday by their landlord over payment of a power bill, police said.

MCD elections: Congress rubbishes BJP attack

April 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Countering the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attack on the central and Delhi governments over alleged corruption, the Congress Tuesday said the party should talk about civic matters rather than irrelevant issues ahead of the April 15 polls for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

India loses credibility in the world: Gadkari

April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

BJP national president Nitin Gadkari said that Chief Minister of Delhi has been indicted by PM appointed Shunglu Committee.

Ahead of Delhi civic polls, Gadkari attacks Congress

April 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Nitin Gadkari Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress-led Delhi government, urging people to defeat the "corruption-riddled" Congress in the April 15 civic polls here.

Independent candidates look forward to Team Anna's support in MCD polls

April 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): With the political battle intensifying for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls scheduled on April 15, several independent candidates in the fray this time are approaching the members of civil society to campaign for them.

Service tax is a cruel joke with Common Man: Prof Malhotra

April 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra has said that on a day when world over people celebrate it as a all fools day

BJP accuses Congress for Lalita Park tragedy

March 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Delhi state BJP has accused Congress for Lalita Park building collapse tragedy in East Delhi on 15th November.

MCD polls: BJP candidates rush to file papers, anger among workers

March 26, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates rushed to fill nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on the last day Monday, angry party workers alleged the party leadership gave tickets on the basis of money power.

Congress releases candidates list for MCD polls

March 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Congress Sunday released the list of candidates for elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) which are scheduled to be held April 15.

Polls for Trifurcated MCD is on April 15

March 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

The much-awaited polls for trifurcated Municipal Corporations of Delhi will be held on April 15, the State Election Commission declared it on Thursday. The counting of votes will take place on April 17 and newly elected councilors will take oath by A

New species of turtle that lived with dinosaurs found in Spain

February 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers have discovered and described a new species of turtle from the end of the age of dinosaurs.

Delhi Govt. increases OBC quota for higher education

February 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that her government has increased the reservation in higher education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 percent this year from the previous 21 percent applicable earlier.

Delhi Govt. increases OBC quota for higher education

February 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that her government has increased the reservation in higher education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 percent this year from the previous 21 percent applicable earlier.

BJP to expose Sheila Dikshit Government through chargesheet

February 17, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb.17 (ANI): The BJP Legislative Party met under the chairmanship Vijay Kumar Malhotra here on Friday and decided to prepare a detailed chargesheet against the Sheila Dikshit Government on issues like rampant corruption and failure on all other fronts.

Delhi education committee chief proposes salary hike for MCD's contractual teachers

February 17, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb.17 (ANI): The chairman of the Education Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Dr. Mahinder Nagpal, has proposed a salary hike for teachers teaching in municipal primary schools on contractual basis.

Delhi education committee chief proposes salary hike for MCD's contractual teachers

February 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb.17 (ANI): The chairman of the Education Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Dr. Mahinder Nagpal, has proposed a salary hike for teachers teaching in municipal primary schools on contractual basis.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman adopt Nikki Reed's foster pup

January 31, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Drew Barrymore and her fiance Will Kopelman have adopted a puppy, which was recently fostered by Twilight actress Nikki Reed.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman adopt Nikki Reed's foster pup

January 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Drew Barrymore and her fiance Will Kopelman have adopted a puppy, which was recently fostered by Twilight actress Nikki Reed.

Son of man who turned down the Beatles acquires Fab Four's early hits

January 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): The son of the man who famously refused from signing the Beatles, has now acquired John Lennon and Paul Mccartney's early hits as a partner at boutique music publisher Round Hill Music.

Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board providing night shelters to homeless

January 11, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, Jan.11 (ANI): The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has left no stone unturned to provide night shelters to every homeless citizen of Delhi, especially during the harsh winter.

Delhi Study Group raises deep concern about rural areas of Delhi

December 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Delhi Study Group (DSG), a Delhi based Non-Government Organization (NGOs) on Thursday expressed its deep concern over the total negligence of Delhi & Delhi Villagers by the present state government......

Govt. mulls to roll out a national programme to curb Japanese Encephalitis

December 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Viewing the rising cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in West Bengal, Uttar Pradeh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Assam....

Natalie Wood was killed by mystery lover, says psychic ex boyfriend

December 5, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Deceased Natalie Wood's longtime pal and ex-boyfriend has added a new twist to her ongoing 1981 drowning death case by claiming that the actress was killed by a mystery former lover.

Anna may go for 'Dharna' on Dec 11 at Jantar Mantar

November 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and his colleagues may go for one-day long protest at Jantar Mantar on December 11....

DSIIDC earmarks Rs.268 crore for 4 new industrial estates

November 28, 2011 at 12:42 PM

New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI): The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) has earmarked Rs.268 crore for the development of four major industrial estates in the capital.he four estates are in Okhla, Patparganj, Bawana and Narela. Of these, work has been awarded in Bawana and Narela.

Dikshit launches Chacha Nehru Sehat Yojna for Delhi school kids

November 19, 2011 at 5:19 PM

New Delhi, Nov.19 (ANI): Delhi has become the first state in the country to provide right to health to school children after implementation of the Right to Education Act.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wishes people on Chhath Puja

November 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Patna, Nov 1 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has greeted people across India on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, a major festival primarily celebrated in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Nikki Reed marries Paul Mcdonald in California

October 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Actress Nikki Reed and singer Paul Mcdonald have tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California.

SC reduces compensation for Uphaar tragedy victims

October 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday nearly halved the sum of compensation to be paid to the victims of 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case.

MCD accountable for building collapse in Chandni Mahal, says Sheila Dikshit

September 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Terming the building collapse incident in Old Delhi's Chandni Mahal area to be unfortunate, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday held the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) responsible for the tragedy.

MCD to close all industrial units functioning in residential areas

September 21, 2011 at 1:44 PM

New Delhi, Sep.21 (ANI): The Industries Department and the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has given a list of allottees of industrial units under the Relocation Scheme to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi with a request to take necessary action for closure of these industrial units if they continue to function in residential and non-conforming areas.

Minor girl killed in Delhi wall collapse following heavy downpour

September 9, 2011 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, Sep.9 (ANI): The heavy monsoon downpour caused a wall collapse on Friday and claimed the life of a minor girl in Delhi.

Anna's fast: A paradigm shift on corruption

August 29, 2011 at 11:47 AM

With his near two weeks protest in Delhi he brought a change that was need of the hour. More than getting a nod for competent law to fight the menace of corruption, he changed the mind of Indians, inspiring them to stand up for a noble cause.

Medha Patkar asks Govt. if it wants Anna to sacrifice his life

August 21, 2011 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): With Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill entering its sixth day today, prominent social activist Medha Patkar asked the government if it wanted Anna to sacrifice his life, as they were not paying any heed to his demands.

Kejriwal complains of poor maintenance of protest venue by civic authorities

August 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday complained that the civic authorities in New Delhi were not taking adequate steps to maintain Ramlila ground, which is the protest venue.

Anna will continue his fast till health permits, says Kiran Bedi

August 18, 2011 at 9:42 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Former IPS officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi today said that veteran social activist Anna Hazare will continue his fast till his health permits.

Anna Hazare will move to Ramlila Maidan tomorrow

August 18, 2011 at 3:19 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) busy in preparing the ground for the veteran social activist's agitation, Anna Hazare is likely to move to the Ramlila Maidan here on Friday for his indefinite fast against corruption .

Focus back on Jan Lokpal Bill: Bhushan

August 18, 2011 at 1:01 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): A day after Anna Hazare and government reached an agreement allowing the former to carry out his hunger strike, social activist Shanti Bhushan on Thursday said after this win, the focus is back on what started it all-the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Hazare to remain in Tihar till Ramlila ground is ready: Kejriwal

August 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare will leave Tihar Jail only when the Ramlila ground is ready.

CAG report slams Delhi govt. for CWG overspending

August 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The Comptroller and Accountant General of India (CAG) has indicted Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit......

J Lo, Winslet, Aniston and Scarlett among 2012 Hollywood Walk Of Fame honourees

June 22, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Washington, June 22 (ANI): Actresses Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson have been nominated for 2012 Hollywood Walk Of Fame honours.

Rs.18 crores already pumped into Baba Ramdev's Ramlila Maidan stir: Report

June 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, June 3(ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has already pumped 18 crore rupees for his 'fast-unto-death' stir against corruption in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, according to a Hindustan Times report.

Rajni Abbi elected new Mayor of Delhi

April 20, 2011 at 8:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Rajni Abbi was today elected the Mayor of Delhi defeating Congress nominee Savita Sharma by 88 votes.

Indian Health Ministry investigating superbug presence in Delhi water

April 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): With the controversy surrounding the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being supplied to the residents of the national capital gaining momentum, Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the Health Ministry is investigating the matter, and added that it is yet to be taken up by the cabinet.

Health Ministry says Delhi water safe, calls meeting over superbug virus

April 12, 2011 at 3:26 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): In the wake of claims by international health journal 'The Lancet' about the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being supplied to the residents of the national capital, the Union Health Ministry has called an emergency meeting over the concerned matter here on Tuesday.

Kumari Selja takes initiative for slum free Delhi

April 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): A meeting has been convened under the chairpersonship of Kumari Selja, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, on various issues related to planning and creating a 'Slum Free Delhi'.

Shunglu panel indicts Delhi Lt Governor for inadequacies in CWG construction

March 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The V K Shunglu Committee has found procedural violations in the construction of over 1,000 flats inside the Commonwealth Games Village by real estate developer Emmar MGF and indicted Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna for alleged inadequacies.

MEA"s Public Diplomacy Division gets coveted Social Media Award

March 11, 2011 at 9:37 PM

New Delhi, Mar.11 (ANI): The Public Diplomacy division of the Ministry of External Affairs was awarded the prestigious Awards 2011 instituted by Governance Now magazine for innovative use of social media and Web 2.0 tools in government.

Delhi CM meets MLAs to highlight development issues

January 10, 2011 at 8:09 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday interacted with various MLAs in order to ascertain their views on developmental issues so that the government acts in an appropriate manner to ensure that uniform development takes place in all parts of the national capital.

Hulk Hogan posts gory surgery snaps on Twitter

December 28, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): American wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, who recently went for a surgery, has given a glimpse of his condition online.

Delhi's unauthorised colonies will be legalized, promises Jaipal Reddy

December 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy has said that the government would bring in new legislation to protect the irregular and unauthoriesd colonies of Delhi.

Delhi Cabinet eases process for release of monthly pensions

December 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, Dec. 6 (ANI): The Delhi Cabinet on Monday announced several major decisions to make the grant of monthly pensions and the issuance of licenses for the opening of a restaurant with a bar easier.

Need for solution to end water accumalation in residential areas: Walia

November 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM

New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): Delhi Urban Development and Finance Minister Dr. A.K. Walia today underlined the need of finding a permanent solution to the problem of accumulation of water at various places across Laxmi Nagar, Ramesh Park on other side of M.B. Pushta Road.

Bacteria disable each other by using 'toxic darts'

November 19, 2010 at 4:31 PM

London, Nov 19 (ANI): UC Santa Barbara biologists have found that competing bacteria use "toxic darts" to disable each other.

Govt. will punish guilty for East Delhi building collapse: Dikshit, Khanna

November 16, 2010 at 4:09 PM

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who visited the site of the four-storey building that collapsed in East Delhi, said on Tuesday that strict action would be taken against those found guilty for the incident.

Toll in Delhi building collapse rises to 64, rescue work still on

November 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): The toll in the East Delhi house collapse mounted to 64 this morning even as scores of rescue workers were working to pull out people still trapped inside the debris of the structure.

UK becomes 'cocaine capital of the western world'

November 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM

London, Nov 11 (ANI): A major international study has revealed that the UK may have become the cocaine capital of the world because the greatest consumers of cocaine in the developed world are the British youths.

Used condoms clog Delhi CWG athletes' village toilets

October 7, 2010 at 11:54 AM

New Delhi, Oct 7(ANI): Thousands of used condoms have reportedly clogged the drains of the Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation towers at the athletes' village after being flushed down toilets by competitors.

Yamuna river crosses 207 m mark in Delhi

September 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The Yamuna rose over two meters above the danger level and crossed the 207 m mark in Delhi for the first time since 1978 on Thursday.

Delhi Lt. Governor reviews status of preparedness at C'wealth Games Village

September 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Sep.21 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna visited Commonwealth Games Village here on Tuesday to review the status of preparedness, ahead of the mega sporting event to be held between October 3 to 14.

Flood situation in Delhi, alert sounded

September 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM

New Delhi, Sep.21 (ANI): Chairman of the Standing Committee Yogender Chandolia on Tuesday said that all concerned departments, particularly health and sanitation, have been directed to remain on alert, even though adequate precautions have been taken to the situation arising out of release of 7.7 lacs cusec water in Yamuna from Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana.

CVC recommends major penalty proceedings against 96 officials

September 14, 2010 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Sep.14 (ANI): The Central Vigilance Commission has recommended major penalty proceedings against 96 officers, as it disposed of 1387 cases during July 2010 referred to it for advice.

Guns N' Roses bottled off stage at Dublin gig after late arrival

September 3, 2010 at 4:11 PM

London, Sep 03 (ANI): Guns N' Roses band walked off stage while performing in Dublin after being booed and having plastic bottles thrown at them by the fans.

CWG's Organising Committee to ensure efficient cleaning and waste management

August 31, 2010 at 9:38 PM

New Delhi, Aug. 31 (ANI): In a bid to facilitate smooth functioning of all the venues during 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi has made elaborate arrangements to ensure efficient Cleaning and Waste Management.

Former Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra accuses PMO of ignoring MCD's advice on CWG

August 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Panaji, Aug. 22 (ANI): Former Delhi Mayor and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arti Mehra on Sunday blamed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of ignoring the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's suggestion to have single window clearance system for Common Wealth Games (CWG) infrastructure which delayed the entire projects.

Municipal Corporation of Delhi launches sanitation drive

August 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) launched an extensive sanitation drive here on Thursday to control the outbreak of water-borne diseases.ommissioner K.S. Mehra formally launched this programme from the New Delhi Railway Station.

Supreme Court pulls up 'anti-poor' Govt., refutes to rein in Delhi's cycle rickshaws

August 6, 2010 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that cycle rickshaws can ply in the national capital without any curb on their number, and criticized the Government for being anti-poor.

NHRC makes MCD pay 25k to compensate for delayed retirement dues

July 27, 2010 at 7:55 PM

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Taking a note of the undue delay by Municipal Corporation of Delhi to one of its employees in payment of retirement benefits, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed it to pay rupees 25,000 as compensation.

Sheila Dikshit briefs Manmohan Singh on preparations for Commonwealth Games

July 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday and briefed him about the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Decision to ban 'tonga' horse drawn carriages draws ire

June 1, 2010 at 4:57 PM

New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The move to phase out the centuries-old horse-carriages from the Old Delhi has drawn the ire of 'tonga' owners, who feel the authorities are taking away their only means of livelihood.

Bobby Brown heading to court over child support payments

April 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): R and B singer Bobby Brown is heading to court for a trial on his bid to lower his child-support payments.

BJP MLAs marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

March 29, 2010 at 6:38 PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Amidst high drama 22 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs were marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on Monday, for trooping into the Well and sloganeering against the price rise and demanding a roll back of subsidy cut on LPG and increase in VAT on various items.

Prince settles lawsuit over cancelled concert

February 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM

London, Feb 27 (ANI): American singer Prince has settled a lawsuit over a cancelled concert in Ireland.

Prince faces 1.6-million-euro legal action over Dublin gig no-show

February 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM

London, Feb 23 (ANI): Popstar Prince has been sued for 1.6 million euros over a cancelled concert in Dublin, Ireland.

Prince faces 1.6-million-euro legal action over Dublin gig no-show

February 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM

London, Feb 23 (ANI): Popstar Prince has been sued for 1.6 million euros over a cancelled concert in Dublin, Ireland.

Scientists create RNA molecule that may shed light on origin of Earthly life

February 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have created an extremely small RNA molecule that can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life, which could be a substantial step toward understanding "the very origin of Earthly life."

U2 fined 33K over noisy gigs

November 17, 2009 at 1:54 PM

London, Nov 17 (ANI): U2 have been fined 33,125pounds for violating noise regulations during three gigs in Dublin in July this year.

Tori Spelling fumes over sham marriage claims

September 3, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Washington, September 3 (ANI): Actress Tori Spelling has slammed a recent tabloid report claiming that her marriage with husband Dean MCDermott is just a sham as they share a loveless relationship.

Government of India sanctions Rs 100 cr for minority concentrated districts

June 30, 2009 at 4:41 PM

New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): The Government's Ministry of Minority Affairs has sanctioned rupees 100 crore for nine districts in various States to speed up implementation of multi-sectoral development plans in areas where minorities are in sizeable number.

Tobacco health warnings will be strictly implemented: Delhi government

May 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia Friday said that tobacco health warnings will be strictly implemented in the state.

Delhi mayor orders survey to ascertain slum population

May 28, 2009 at 7:35 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Mayor Kanwar Sain Thursday pulled up the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) slum department 'for sitting on files endlessly' and ordered a fresh survey of slum dwellers and encroachments in the national capital.

Two MCD officials suspended over dirty public toilets

May 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) were suspended Wednesday after a surprise check by Commissioner K.S. Mehra in central Delhi revealed dirty public toilets and heaps of garbage at many places.

Assets worth millions recovered from Delhi civic officials

May 25, 2009 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a major crackdown on corruption among Delhi civic officials, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday recovered assets worth several millions after its teams conducted searches at different places in the capital.

They risk their lives to clean your drains (Feature)

May 24, 2009 at 12:12 PM

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Sukh Ram strips to his bare minimum and slithers into a stinky manhole as traffic whizzes above him. With no face masks to protect against odious fumes, no protective gloves and a primitive spade as a tool, his job is to clean a choked drain of muck so that it doesn't overflow when monsoon rains hit the city.

Freak weather plays havoc on Delhi's streets

May 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The thundershowers and dust storms the capital witnessed Friday played havoc on Delhi's streets. Dozens of complaints from residents about traffic jams and damage from uprooted trees and collapsing buildings kept the civic agencies and police control rooms buzzing.

Delhi mayor reviews upcoming projects after government rap

May 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain Friday reviewed the progress of sewer desilting work and parking lot construction in the capital and said he would closely monitor them on a monthly basis. The Delhi government had earlier refused to sanction required funds to the capital's civic agency as it had not met deadlines.

Court seeks child rights body's report on Shanno's death

May 14, 2009 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Delhi High Court Thursday asked the child rights panel to submit a detailed report of the probe it conducted into the death of Shanno, an 11-year-old student, after alleged corporal punishment by her teacher here.

Commonwealth Games venues to be made attractive: Dikshit

May 14, 2009 at 6:19 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said the 2010 Commonwealth Games' venues, village and their surroundings would be developed in such a way to make them attractive and aesthetic.

'Delhi's drains can't cope with monsoon'

May 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday criticized the condition of drains in the capital saying that they were likely to overflow during the monsoon, despite claims by the MCD commissioner that 95 percent desilting had already been carried out.

Dikshit accused of violating poll code

May 9, 2009 at 9:02 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subhash Arya Saturday complained to the Election Commission about Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's alleged violation of the model code of conduct.

Advocate, police official granted bail in graft case

October 24, 2008 at 9:43 PM

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The Delhi High court Friday granted bail to an advocate who was arrested for allegedly extorting money from the son of a murder accused, while a police official was granted bail by a city court in the same case.

Delhi mayor fumes over jacket jibe

October 17, 2008 at 6:20 PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Opposition leader Jai Kishan Sharma's comments on Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra's signature jacket has led to the exchange of many a political barb in the past week. The mayor has now lashed out at the Congress leader, saying he has a 'sick mind' and demanded a public apology.

Delhi pet shop owners welcome new licence rules

October 17, 2008 at 1:45 PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Pet shop owners here have welcomed the state civic body's decision to review the existing licence policy on trade of animals and demarcating standards for accommodation and hygiene for pets, saying they are tired of harassment by NGOs in the name of 'cruelty towards animals'.

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