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Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

24 Feb 2021

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the murder of a Tihar Jail inmate who was knifed to death inside the prison, saying that such things are only seen in fiction.

Forced into quarantine despite being COVID-19 negative: Family tells HC

23 Feb 2021

Forced into quarantine despite being COVID-19 negative: Family tells HC

A family of four including two minor children, which has been sent to 7-day institutional quarantine after returning from the UK, told the Delhi High Court on Tuesday that the action amounted to "illegal confinement" as they had tested negative for COVID-19.

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

23 Feb 2021

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

A 54-year-old sanitation worker died from health complications, days after he was administered a coronavirus vaccine, according to his son.

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

22 Feb 2021

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Delhi Government on two pleas by March 26, seeking vaccination of all the prisoners who were out on bail or parole before they surrender so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection inside prisons.

Delhi HC judges to hold physical hearings from March 15

20 Feb 2021

Delhi HC judges to hold physical hearings from March 15

The Delhi High Court on Saturday issued an office order stating that from March 15 all its judges would hold a physical hearing of cases.

While Delhi was under lockdown, cybercriminals had a field day

20 Feb 2021

While Delhi was under lockdown, cybercriminals had a field day

The number of cybercrime cases reported in Delhi spiked during last year's lockdown period, from nearly 2,000 in March to over 4,000 in May, as fraudsters adopted new methods to cheat people, the Delhi Police said on Friday.

Delhi could bring back COVID-19 checks for domestic flyers

20 Feb 2021

Delhi could bring back COVID-19 checks for domestic flyers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will convene a meeting on Monday to decide whether there is a need to again introduce checks - including mandatory negative RT-PCR test reports - for people arriving from states where the COVID-19 cases are currently rising.

Delhi: COVID-19 positivity rate oscillates between zero to 0.9 percentage

20 Feb 2021

Delhi: COVID-19 positivity rate oscillates between zero to 0.9 percentage

The COVID-19 positivity rate was recorded at zero percent on Thursday in the North-East District of Delhi while the highest percentage was registered last Sunday in East Delhi from February 5 to February 18, according to the official district-wise data, released on Friday.

Post temple demolition, makeshift structure erected in Chandni Chowk

19 Feb 2021

Post temple demolition, makeshift structure erected in Chandni Chowk

Nearly one-and-a-half-month after a temple was demolished by authorities in old Delhi's Chandni Chowk, a makeshift structure has been erected there, which mayor of the NDMC on Friday claimed was done by Hanuman devotees.

Just fill answer sheets with anything: Delhi's DoE to students

19 Feb 2021

Just fill answer sheets with anything: Delhi's DoE to students

Delhi's Director of Education Udit Rai stoked controversy on Thursday after a video surfaced on social media in which he is purportedly asking students at a school to fill answer sheets with anything during exams but not leave them blank.

Delhi: Clear skies make this February one of the warmest

19 Feb 2021

Delhi: Clear skies make this February one of the warmest

The National Capital could witness one of its warmest February in the past few years due to high day temperatures, according to the scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), The Times of India reports.

Rail Roko: Delhi Metro shuts entry, exit at 4 stations

18 Feb 2021

Rail Roko: Delhi Metro shuts entry, exit at 4 stations

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday closed the entry and exit points at four metro stations near the Tikri border, one of the sites where farmers have been camping in their protest against the central government's three new farm laws.

PM2.5 pollution killed 54,000 people in Delhi last year: Study

18 Feb 2021

PM2.5 pollution killed 54,000 people in Delhi last year: Study

Air pollution caused by hazardous PM2.5 fine particulate matter led to the death of 54,000 people in Delhi last year where pollution levels remained almost six times above the prescribed WHO limits, according to a new study.

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

13 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 picked up the pace on Saturday as many beneficiaries who had received their first shots on day one of the exercise four weeks ago turned up to get their second dose.

Provision to double councilors' fund; restart Atal Aahar Yojana: LoH

12 Feb 2021

Provision to double councilors' fund; restart Atal Aahar Yojana: LoH

The Leader of House in the BJP-led SDMC while finalizing the civic body's annual budget on Thursday said provisions have been made to restart Atal Jan Aahar scheme and double the councilors' development fund.

Nursery admissions in Delhi to begin from February 18

10 Feb 2021

Nursery admissions in Delhi to begin from February 18

The process for nursery admissions in over 1700 schools in Delhi will begin from February 18, the Directorate of Education (DoE) announced on Wednesday, bringing respite to anxious parents who have been waiting for the notification for over two months.

Delhi: No fresh COVID-19 death recorded after nine months

10 Feb 2021

Delhi: No fresh COVID-19 death recorded after nine months

No fresh COVID-19 death was recorded in the national capital on Tuesday after a gap of about nine months, while 100 fresh cases were registered with the Arvind Kejriwal Government asserting that "Delhi's collective will is gradually winning over the infection."

Yamuna water quality in Delhi improved during lockdown: Government

05 Feb 2021

Yamuna water quality in Delhi improved during lockdown: Government

The water quality of the Yamuna in Delhi improved during the lockdown due to the stoppage of industrial effluent discharge, availability of more water for dilution, and absence of polluting human activities, the government told Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

04 Feb 2021

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday, launched the "Switch Delhi" campaign to promote electric vehicles and appealed to people to buy such vehicles to combat pollution in the city.

Delhi: Municipal ward by-polls to be held in February

28 Jan 2021

Delhi: Municipal ward by-polls to be held in February

The by-elections to fill vacancies in five municipal wards in the national capital will be held on February 28 with all COVID-19 safety precautions, the State Election Commission of Delhi said on Wednesday.

Farmers' protest: Gates of some Delhi metro stations temporarily closed

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Gates of some Delhi metro stations temporarily closed

The entry and exit gates of more than ten metro stations in Central and North Delhi were temporarily closed on Tuesday following clashes between police and protesting farmers at a number of places.

Bomb scare in Noida, second incident ahead of Republic Day

22 Jan 2021

Bomb scare in Noida, second incident ahead of Republic Day

Panic gripped a busy Noida neighborhood on Friday morning as heavy security was deployed in the area, which was cordoned off following an alert that a bomb-like device was found on a road, according to officials.

Over 1,200 bird deaths reported in Delhi amid bird-flu situation

20 Jan 2021

Over 1,200 bird deaths reported in Delhi amid bird-flu situation

Over 1,200 bird deaths have been reported in Delhi in the last 15 days amid the avian influenza situation there, officials said on Wednesday.

Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

20 Jan 2021

Delhi BJP demands Rs. 13,000 crore 'dues' from Kejriwal Government

Delhi BJP leaders and workers demanded Rs. 13,000 crore dues from the Kejriwal Government for the party-ruled municipal corporations, displaying banners and posters at flyovers and foot overbridges in a protest across the city on Wednesday.

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

20 Jan 2021

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

Faced with lower turnouts at COVID-19 vaccination centers, authorities are trying to attract people by devising interesting ways such as installing selfie stands, deploying counselors, playing soothing music, and providing access to TV and magazines during the mandatory 30 minutes observation period.

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

The Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday that the Delhi Government has reduced the reservation of COVID-19 ICU beds in private hospitals to 25 percent from 40 percent earlier.

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

Delhi Airport is evaluating "computer vision" technology to track passengers, reduce waiting time, and ensure social distancing at its terminals, a top official of the facility's operator informed on Tuesday.

Delhi: Boy stabbed to death by juvenile over using playground

19 Jan 2021

Delhi: Boy stabbed to death by juvenile over using playground

A 17-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a juvenile over playing cricket at a ground in outer Delhi's Nangloi area, police informed on Monday.

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

18 Jan 2021

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

Balloons, flowers, sanitizers, and smiling faces welcomed Class 10 and 12 students in Delhi schools on Monday as they returned to campuses after over 10 months of schools being closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi: First to get vaccinated volunteered as colleagues were scared

16 Jan 2021

Delhi: First to get vaccinated volunteered as colleagues were scared

Manish Kumar, a 34-year-old machine operator at AIIMS, became the first person in Delhi to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He had himself asked hospital authorities to vaccinate him first as his colleagues chosen for the exercise were scared.

Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

16 Jan 2021

Very dense fog lowers visibility to zero meters in Delhi

A thick blanket of fog reduced visibility to zero meters in the national capital on Saturday, affecting traffic movement, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Boy forced to undergo sex-change surgery; gangraped multiple times: DCW

16 Jan 2021

Boy forced to undergo sex-change surgery; gangraped multiple times: DCW

In a horrifying incident, a 17-year-old boy was allegedly forced to undergo a sex-change operation around four years ago and repeatedly raped by a group of men in Delhi's Geeta Colony area, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) stated.

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

15 Jan 2021

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

The Delhi government has extended its earlier order till January 31 asking people coming from the United Kingdom to undergo institutional quarantine in the wake of the new variant of coronavirus.

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

15 Jan 2021

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

Authorities on Thursday released a list of 81 sites that will be part of the immunization exercise. Covishield will be administered at 75 centers, while COVAXIN will be given at the remaining facilities.

Delhi: Duo stages fake kidnapping inspired by popular web series

14 Jan 2021

Delhi: Duo stages fake kidnapping inspired by popular web series

Inspired by a popular web series, two 22-year-old cousins staged a fake kidnapping and demanded a ransom of Rs. 2 lakh from their family, the police said on Wednesday.

Eat poultry product cooked at high temperature: Delhi government

13 Jan 2021

Eat poultry product cooked at high temperature: Delhi government

The Delhi Health Department on Wednesday issued an advisory in view of bird flu cases in the city, asking people not to panic and follow a set of dos and don'ts, including not consuming half-cooked chicken, half-boiled or half-fried eggs.

Cold wave grips Delhi, mercury dips to 3.2 degree Celsius

13 Jan 2021

Cold wave grips Delhi, mercury dips to 3.2 degree Celsius

A cold wave gripped Delhi on Wednesday as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas continued to sweep the plains and brought the minimum temperature down to 3.2 degree Celsius, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed.

Delhi Police steps up security ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

13 Jan 2021

Delhi Police steps up security ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

The Delhi Police has made adequate security arrangements in the city for the smooth transportation of COVID-19 vaccines when the countrywide vaccination roll-out will begin later this week, officials said on Tuesday.

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

11 Jan 2021

Plea to declare all child marriages void: HC seeks response

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Aam Aadmi Party government on a plea to declare all child marriages performed in the national capital as void ab initio (to be treated as invalid from the outset).

Frothing in Yamuna: Delhi Government prepares nine-point action plan

07 Jan 2021

Frothing in Yamuna: Delhi Government prepares nine-point action plan

The Delhi Government has prepared a nine-point action plan to prevent frothing in the Yamuna due to the discharge of untreated sewage in the river.

Rain, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR

06 Jan 2021

Rain, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR

Residents in parts of Delhi woke up to the sound of hailstones hitting windows, even as sporadic rain continued in the national capital for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Don't participate in events promoting tobacco: Delhi Government to schools

04 Jan 2021

Don't participate in events promoting tobacco: Delhi Government to schools

The Delhi Government has directed schools in the national capital not to participate in any event sponsored by firms or sellers that promote the use, manufacture or sale of tobacco products.

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

04 Jan 2021

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

The Delhi units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sparred over the demolition of a Hanuman temple as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Delhi Government to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals

31 Dec 2020

Delhi Government to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals

Delhi Government, on Wednesday, announced to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals for those who traveled from or transited through the UK between November 25 and December 24 and tested positive for a new strain of coronavirus.

Biting cold grips Delhi, no respite for next two days

30 Dec 2020

Biting cold grips Delhi, no respite for next two days

A cold wave swept Delhi on Wednesday as the minimum temperature dipped to 3.5 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said.