Vijay Goel challenges Kejriwal to open debate on water crisis in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Claiming that Delhi is facing an acute water shortage, former Union minister Vijay Goel Thursday challenged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to an open debate on the issue. Goel, who staged an overnight dharna at the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) office, slammed the board for “failing” to supply water to the people in the national capital. Refuting charges of DJB vice chairman and AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya, who had alleged that BJP protesters vandalised the board headquarters on Tuesday night, he said, “The reality is half of Delhi is facing an acute water crisis and the Kejriwal government is sleeping. Mohaniya is lying while the truth is that DJB officials failed to come up with any reply on our complaint.” Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Goel, Delhi BJP vice president and DJB member Jai Prakash, party MLA OP Sharma and several other BJP workers held a protest at the board office on Tuesday night. “We were given a written assurance by the DJB CEO and a member of the board that the issues raised by us will be examined in detail and action will be taken accordingly. Mohaniya is lying because the DJB has failed in its duty to supply water, especially in unauthorised colonies,” he said at a press conference here. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items He also showed a video of the protest at the DJB office and presented samples of dirty water allegedly supplied by the board. The BJP leader claimed that the people were falling sick as they were forced to consume such impure water. However, AAP leaders, including Raghav Chadha and Mohaniya, had slammed the Delhi BJP of creating a drama over the issue in view of the assembly polls due early next year. They said that 85 per cent of the city was receiving water while around 600 unauthorised colonies were provided piped water under the AAP government. Meanwhile, Goel said that he will continue his protest against the “water shortage” in Delhi. BJP MLA O P Sharma has asked Kejriwal to call a special session of the Delhi Assembly to find ways to address the water “crisis” in the city.last_img read more

Time Warner Cable adds Food Network HGTV to channels available for watching

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2013 1:08 pm MDT Time Warner Cable adds Food Network, HGTV to channels available for watching outside the home LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Time Warner Cable is adding programming including Food Network and HGTV to the channels available on its on-the-go viewing app to help it keep pay TV subscribers.The cable operator says it will add those channels, as well as DIY, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel to its TWC TV app. That brings the channels available to watch on the mobile app to 12 nationwide.The deal could help Time Warner Cable Inc. hold on to its pay TV customers as it adds more features without adding to their monthly bill. And content provider Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. may benefit in the future if more viewers helps boost its ad revenue.The New York-based cable operator has said its customers used the app nearly 5 million times in June, double the number a year ago.Most app usage still occurs in the home, but the cable operator is adding to its on-the-go viewing lineup to bolster its “TV Everywhere” offerings, said Mike Angus, Time Warner Cable’s senior vice-president and general manager of video.“TV Everywhere” is an industry initiative to tie viewing on mobile devices and computers to a traditional pay TV subscription. It is a way to compete with online video services like Netflix while not harming the traditional pay TV business.Knoxville, Tenn.-based Scripps cut a similar deal to allow viewing of its channels on Verizon’s FiOS Mobile app last month.Scripps spokesman Mark Kroeger said the company plans to ink similar deals with other TV distributors going forward. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more