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Delhi govt to launch 'Film Policy' with single-window clearance

Delhi govt to launch 'Film Policy' with single-window clearance

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Delhi: BJP councilor bans 'religious attire' in South MCD schools
Delhi: BJP councilor bans 'religious attire' in South MCD schools

The chairperson of the education committee of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, BJP councilor Nitika Sharma, has written to officials to ensure that no student comes to MCD schools in "religious attire."

Multi-level parking facility to open in Chandni Chowk next month

21 Feb 2022

Chandni Chowk
Multi-level parking facility to open in Chandni Chowk next month

A portion of the multi-level parking facility will be opened in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area next month to ease the problem of parking in the area.

Delhi schools reopening: Focus on well-being for first two weeks

13 Feb 2022

Delhi
Delhi schools reopening: Focus on well-being for first two weeks

As schools for nursery to class 8 are reopening in Delhi from Monday, they will be focusing on turn-out, learning level assessment, and well-being, rather than the syllabus for the first two weeks.

Be ready to deal with COVID-19 resurgence: Baijal to officials

28 Aug 2021

Anil Baijal
Be ready to deal with COVID-19 resurgence: Baijal to officials

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday asked health officials to ensure adequate healthcare infrastructure and oxygen are available in the national capital to deal with a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the officials said.

'Won't impose lockdown if…' what Delhi CM said on COVID-19

09 Jan 2022

Arvind Kejriwal
'Won't impose lockdown if…' what Delhi CM said on COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said that his government has no intention to impose a lockdown in the national capital.

Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

09 Jan 2022

Air Quality Index
Delhi's air quality improves to 'satisfactory' as rain lashes capital

The air quality index of Delhi on Sunday improved to "satisfactory" from "moderate" due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the national capital region and adjoining areas for the last two days.

Delhi weekend curfew amid Omicron wave: Here are the exemptions

05 Jan 2022

Delhi
Delhi weekend curfew amid Omicron wave: Here are the exemptions

The Delhi government Tuesday decided to impose a weekend curfew in the national capital in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.

As Omicron cases rise, Delhi bans Christmas, New Year gatherings

22 Dec 2021

Delhi
As Omicron cases rise, Delhi bans Christmas, New Year gatherings

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned all gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year in wake of rising Omicron cases in the national capital.

IMD issues yellow alert for extreme cold in Delhi today

20 Dec 2021

Cold Wave
IMD issues yellow alert for extreme cold in Delhi today

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for extreme cold weather in Delhi on Monday.

Delhi's new water billing system: What you should know

10 Dec 2021

Delhi
Delhi's new water billing system: What you should know

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has revised several water billing rules in the national capital.

Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

02 Dec 2021

Air Pollution
Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on the Centre and the governments of Delhi and neighboring states over air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Delhi 's AQI remains 'severe' for third straight day

07 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi 's AQI remains 'severe' for third straight day

Delhi's air quality remained "severe" for the third consecutive day after Diwali with the Air Quality Index (AQI) measuring at 436 on Sunday morning.

Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

06 Nov 2021

Air Pollution
Delhi: Air pollution reaches alarming levels; emergency measures launched

The Delhi government has launched some emergency measures to curb air pollution in the national capital, which has risen to alarming levels after Diwali.

Delhi's air quality becomes 'very poor'; will it get worse?

03 Nov 2021

Delhi
Delhi's air quality becomes 'very poor'; will it get worse?

The air quality in Delhi plunged to the "very poor" category for the first time this season on Tuesday.

Air pollution: Delhi to get Rs. 18cr as 'Green Fund'

03 Oct 2021

Delhi
Air pollution: Delhi to get Rs. 18cr as 'Green Fund'

The Centre has decided to sanction a "Green Fund" worth Rs. 18 crore for Delhi under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to mitigate air pollution.

Gatherings during festival season permitted in Delhi

30 Sep 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines
Gatherings during festival season permitted in Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday decided to allow gatherings, including Ramleela celebrations, during the upcoming festival season with strict compliance to COVID-19 norms, official sources said.

Delhi: Security tightened after intelligence input regarding jailbreak plan

29 Sep 2021

Crime Branch
Delhi: Security tightened after intelligence input regarding jailbreak plan

Security has been tightened in jails across Delhi after an intelligence input was received that five inmates were planning to flee from custody, sources said on Tuesday.

Delhi: Ruckus erupts inside Mandoli jail; 23 inmates injured

28 Sep 2021

Amit Shah
Delhi: Ruckus erupts inside Mandoli jail; 23 inmates injured

A ruckus erupted inside Delhi's Mandoli jail on Monday evening after 51 inmates deliberately injured themselves.

Kejriwal launches 'Dekho Hamari Delhi' app

27 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal launches 'Dekho Hamari Delhi' app

On World Tourism Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mobile app that provides information about tourist spots along with their brief history, popular local cuisines, market places, and heritage walks in the national capital.

Bharat Bandh: Autorickshaws, taxis operate normally; shops open in Delhi

27 Sep 2021

Bharat Bandh
Bharat Bandh: Autorickshaws, taxis operate normally; shops open in Delhi

Autorickshaws and taxis plied normally and shops were open in Delhi on Monday, with their unions and associations extending only "in-principle support" to the Bharat Bandh called by farmers but deciding not to join the strike.

Court reduces jail term of man convicted for sodomizing minor

24 Sep 2021

Delhi
Court reduces jail term of man convicted for sodomizing minor

A Delhi court has upheld the conviction of a man for sodomizing an eight-year-old but reduced his jail term from three years to 18 months, noting that he was about 19 years of age at the time of the incident, and is an illiterate person.

Delhi Traffic Police will release list of 100 bad drivers

23 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi Traffic Police will release list of 100 bad drivers

For the first time, the Delhi Traffic Police will release a list of 100 bad drivers of the city who are regularly violating traffic rules, an official said on Thursday.

Massage centers to not provide services behind locked doors: EDMC

23 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal
Massage centers to not provide services behind locked doors: EDMC

Service rooms at spas and massage centers will not have latches or bolts on doors from inside, and such establishments can only operate from 9 am to 9 pm, according to a new policy by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

NDMC proposes alternative livelihood policy for bullock cart pullers, ironsmiths

23 Sep 2021

Delhi
NDMC proposes alternative livelihood policy for bullock cart pullers, ironsmiths

The NDMC House on Wednesday proposed that a policy to provide alternative livelihood for bullock cart-pullers and roadside ironsmiths be made by the Delhi government to rehabilitate them, officials said.

Delhi: Oberoi hotel chef held for multiple snatchings

22 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Oberoi hotel chef held for multiple snatchings

A chef of a five-star hotel was arrested in connection with multiple cases of snatching in south Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

Delhi government happy with HC nod to oxygen deaths probe

22 Sep 2021

COVID-19
Delhi government happy with HC nod to oxygen deaths probe

With the Delhi High Court giving its nod to the constitution of a committee to probe claims of deaths due to oxygen shortage during the COVID-19 second wave, the city government said it wanted the truth to come out.

Student groups urge Jamia Millia Islamia to reopen its campus

21 Sep 2021

Delhi
Student groups urge Jamia Millia Islamia to reopen its campus

Various student groups have urged Jamia Millia Islamia to reopen its campus in view of the improved COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

Two arrested, including civil defense volunteer, for chain snatching

21 Sep 2021

Delhi
Two arrested, including civil defense volunteer, for chain snatching

A 22-year-old civil defense volunteer was arrested for allegedly snatching the gold chain of a woman in south Delhi's Neb Sarai, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi: 260 private liquor vends to shut after October 1

21 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: 260 private liquor vends to shut after October 1

With new retail licenses coming into force from mid-November, no liquor vends will open in 105 of the 272 municipal wards of Delhi from October 1, officials said on Monday.

Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

20 Sep 2021

COVID-19
Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

A multidisciplinary team of three doctors gave a new of lease life to a 34-year-old man in Delhi by conducting surgery to remove his right kidney and a portion of his left lung which had been severely infected with black fungus post-COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday.

Delhi reported 53 new dengue cases in last one week

20 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi reported 53 new dengue cases in last one week

At least 53 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi in the last week, taking the total count of dengue cases this year to 211, according to a civic report.

Delhi: Traffic diversions placed in view of farmers' protest march

17 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Traffic diversions placed in view of farmers' protest march

In view of a protest march organized by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) against the Centre's farm laws, the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday alerted commuters about the closure of specific roads and suggested diversions to avoid any inconvenience.

Delhi: Rainfall this season so far highest since 1964

16 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Rainfall this season so far highest since 1964

The bounteous monsoon this year has already dumped 1,159.4 mm of rainfall on Delhi till Thursday afternoon, the highest since 1964 and the third-highest ever, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.

Delhi government should allow herbal hookah sale: Establishments to HC

15 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi government should allow herbal hookah sale: Establishments to HC

Several restaurants and bars on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to direct the AAP government and police not to interfere with the sale of herbal flavored hookahs or take coercive steps against them.

Delhi likely to witness another spell of rain

15 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi likely to witness another spell of rain

Having already received a copious amount of rain this month, Delhi is likely to witness another spell of light to moderate precipitation starting Wednesday night, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

South Delhi Mayor criticizes Kejriwal government over anti-dengue campaign

15 Sep 2021

Arvind Kejriwal
South Delhi Mayor criticizes Kejriwal government over anti-dengue campaign

South Delhi Mayor Mukesh Suryan on Tuesday alleged that the Delhi government was playing "campaign politics" when it came to the fight against the vector-borne diseases and termed its anti-dengue drive an "eyewash."

Delhi: Man booked for Triple Talaq, slapping wife

14 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Man booked for Triple Talaq, slapping wife

The Delhi police has booked a man for allegedly pronouncing Triple Talaq to his estranged wife and slapping her, officials said on Monday.

Delhi Police prevents delivery executive from killing himself

13 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi Police prevents delivery executive from killing himself

Timely intervention by the Delhi Police prevented a 42-year-old man from committing suicide by jumping off the Andrews Ganj flyover in Delhi, officials said on Monday.

Delhi: Bus gets trapped at waterlogged underpass, 40 passengers rescued

11 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Bus gets trapped at waterlogged underpass, 40 passengers rescued

The Delhi Fire Services on Saturday rescued 40 passengers of a private bus that was trapped at a waterlogged underpass in Delhi following heavy rains on Saturday morning, officials said.

East Delhi Premier League to be held in November: Gambhir

11 Sep 2021

Cricket News
East Delhi Premier League to be held in November: Gambhir

BJP MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday announced to host a T20 cricket tournament on the lines of the Indian Premier League in east Delhi.

Delhiites wake up to thundershowers; monsoon rainfall breaches 1,000mm mark

11 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhiites wake up to thundershowers; monsoon rainfall breaches 1,000mm mark

Delhi residents woke up to heavy showers on Saturday morning. Incessant rains lead to a drop in mercury and water-logging in several parts of the city.

Delhi: Fake call center duping unemployed people busted

10 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Fake call center duping unemployed people busted

The Delhi Police has arrested 13 people from a fake South Delhi call center for allegedly duping at least 300 unemployed men and women on the pretext of finding them a job, officials said.

I'll stop saying 'Salaam' if illegal: Khalid Saifi tells court

10 Sep 2021

Delhi Police
I'll stop saying 'Salaam' if illegal: Khalid Saifi tells court

Alluding to Delhi Police's remarks on As-salamu alaykum salutation, Delhi riots case accused and activist Khalid Saifi on Friday said that he would have to stop saying it in case it is illegal.

Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

10 Sep 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines
Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar on Thursday termed imposition of heavy fines by the Delhi government for COVID-19 guidelines violation a "daylight robbery" and demanded that over Rs. 135 crore collected as penalty be disbursed to COVID-19 warriors as compensation.

National Conference leader found dead in west Delhi flat

10 Sep 2021

Crime Branch
National Conference leader found dead in west Delhi flat

Former Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council member and National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir was found dead in a flat in West Delhi's Moti Nagar on Thursday morning, police said.

Delhi riots: Court discharges man of an offense
Delhi riots: Court discharges man of an offense

Discharging a man of an offense in the northeast Delhi riots last year, a court said that even though communal riots cases have to be considered with the utmost sensitivity, common sense should not be given a go-by.

Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

09 Sep 2021

COVID-19
Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

RT-PCR, the most recommended method for tracing coronavirus, accounted for over 70 percent of the total tests conducted to identify infected patients in Delhi in the last five months, according to government data.

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

08 Sep 2021

COVID-19
No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi: Masked men rob hardware store; shopkeeper injured

06 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Masked men rob hardware store; shopkeeper injured

A shopkeeper was injured when three unidentified assailants opened fire after barging into his hardware shop in outer Delhi's Narela area and fled with cash and other valuables, police said on Sunday.

SpiceJet employees go on strike over salary issues, return later

03 Sep 2021

COVID-19
SpiceJet employees go on strike over salary issues, return later

A section of employees of SpiceJet went on strike at the Delhi airport on Friday morning over issues related to reduced salaries and their irregular disbursement, sources said.

55-year-old woman shot at by son in Delhi's Mundka: Police

02 Sep 2021

Delhi
55-year-old woman shot at by son in Delhi's Mundka: Police

A 55-year-old woman has been admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after she was shot at allegedly by her 35-year-old son following a quarrel between them in outer Delhi's Mundka, police said on Thursday.

Rains lead to waterlogging woes, traffic disruptions in Delhi

02 Sep 2021

Delhi
Rains lead to waterlogging woes, traffic disruptions in Delhi

Several areas of Delhi witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls for the second day in a row as the city continued to receive rains on Thursday.

Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

02 Sep 2021

Aakash Institute
Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

It was a "limited opening" for most of the coaching institutes across Delhi on Wednesday as they were finally allowed to resume physical classes after being closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Rain inundates Delhi, highest in September in 12 years

01 Sep 2021

Delhi
Rain inundates Delhi, highest in September in 12 years

Delhi saw the highest single-day rainfall in September in at least 12 years, with weather stations recording 112.1 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Wednesday.

Delhi: Nearly 100 dengue cases this year; 45 in August

01 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Nearly 100 dengue cases this year; 45 in August

At least 97 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi this year, according to a civic report released on Monday.

Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

30 Aug 2021

Janmashtami
Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

Delhi will see muted Janmashtami celebrations this year with devotees not being allowed to visit religious places as part of the preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

50% students per classroom, staggered lunch breaks among DDMA guidelines

30 Aug 2021

COVID-19
50% students per classroom, staggered lunch breaks among DDMA guidelines

Mandatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternate seating arrangements in classrooms, and avoiding routine guest visits are among the guidelines announced by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for the reopening of schools and colleges from September 1.

Delhi government directs schools to vaccinate staff ahead of reopening

28 Aug 2021

COVID-19
Delhi government directs schools to vaccinate staff ahead of reopening

The Delhi government has directed private aided and unaided schools to vaccinate their teachers and staff ahead of the reopening for Classes 9-12 from September 1.

Man kills differently-abled wife, shows it as suicide case; arrested

27 Aug 2021

Murder
Man kills differently-abled wife, shows it as suicide case; arrested

A 24-year-old man in Greater Noida has been arrested for allegedly strangulating his differently-abled wife to death and then presenting the incident as suicide, police said on Thursday.

Delhi records zero COVID-19 deaths, 45 new cases

27 Aug 2021

Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi records zero COVID-19 deaths, 45 new cases

No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Thursday, while 45 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.06%, according to data shared by the city health department.

Delhi schools reopening: Parents divided amid concerns around third wave

26 Aug 2021

Coronavirus
Delhi schools reopening: Parents divided amid concerns around third wave

Amid concerns of a possible third wave of COVID-19 in the coming months, parents are divided over the plan to reopen schools in the national capital.

Fresh spell of rain expected in Delhi from August 29

26 Aug 2021

Delhi
Fresh spell of rain expected in Delhi from August 29

A fresh spell of rain is expected in Delhi and adjoining areas in northwest India from August 29 as the monsoon trough is expected to shift toward the plains from the foothills of the Himalayas, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Delhi: COVID-19 rapid response center inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

25 Aug 2021

Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi: COVID-19 rapid response center inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

A COVID-19 rapid response center was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi, bolstering the city's healthcare infrastructure ahead of a possible third wave of viral disease.

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