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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital still waiting to refill oxygen cylinders

26 Apr 2021

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital still waiting to refill oxygen cylinders

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has been waiting for three days to refill its oxygen cylinders, which are used while transporting critically ill COVID-19 patients, and is currently in beg and borrow mode.

Delhi CM visits COVID-19 facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas

26 Apr 2021

Delhi CM visits COVID-19 facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the ITBP's Radha Soami COVID-19 care facility in Delhi's Chhatarpur on Monday and thanked the Union government for providing doctors and medical staff at the center which has 500 oxygen-supported beds.

Oxygen shortage: Good samaritans come to rescue of COVID-19 patients

23 Apr 2021

Oxygen shortage: Good samaritans come to rescue of COVID-19 patients

With hospitals in the city scrambling to shore up oxygen supplies, good samaritans and social organizations across Delhi-NCR are giving a new lease of life to COVID-19 patients gasping for breath by opening "oxygen langar" for them and refilling cylinders for free.

More beds will be added post-oxygen crisis resolution: Satyendar Jain

22 Apr 2021

More beds will be added post-oxygen crisis resolution: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the number of beds for coronavirus patients will be increased in large numbers once the oxygen crisis in the national capital is resolved.

AISA alleges COVID-19 positive JNU students isolated without proper care

22 Apr 2021

AISA alleges COVID-19 positive JNU students isolated without proper care

The All India Students' Association on Wednesday alleged that the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has put COVID-19-infected students at an isolation center without proper care and that there was nobody to check on the students at the center.

Delhi: Over 2,550 ambulance calls daily for past one week

22 Apr 2021

Delhi: Over 2,550 ambulance calls daily for past one week

Over 2,550 distress calls from COVID-19 patients were dispatched to ambulances in the national capital daily for the last one week, numbers compiled by the Delhi government show, highlighting the severity of the ongoing wave of the pandemic.

Small hospitals in Delhi grapple with limited oxygen supply

22 Apr 2021

Small hospitals in Delhi grapple with limited oxygen supply

Several small hospitals in Delhi struggled to replenish the oxygen supply for coronavirus patients on Thursday morning, even as big healthcare facilities received fresh stock overnight.

2,700 beds for COVID-19 patients will be added in Delhi

20 Apr 2021

2,700 beds for COVID-19 patients will be added in Delhi

Around 2,700 beds will be added at hospitals and facilities in Delhi in the next few days for COVID-19 patients, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday, assuring people that there is no need to panic.

Delhi: DMRC revises operational plan, increases frequency of metro trains

20 Apr 2021

Delhi: DMRC revises operational plan, increases frequency of metro trains

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday revised its operational plan for the six-day lockdown period and increased the frequency of metro trains from 30 minutes to 15 minutes during peak hours.

As COVID-19 rages, Delhi Police extends humanitarian assistance to residents

20 Apr 2021

As COVID-19 rages, Delhi Police extends humanitarian assistance to residents

From getting an octogenarian admitted to a hospital to cremating a 93-year-old COVID-19 patient, the Delhi Police had extended humanitarian assistance to the residents of the city.

Delhi government failed to shield people from COVID-19 spurt: BJP

20 Apr 2021

Delhi government failed to shield people from COVID-19 spurt: BJP

The BJP's Delhi unit on Monday accused the Arvind Kejriwal government of failing to protect the people from surging COVID-19 cases in the city and demanded it to come out with a white paper on preparations made to tackle the deadly virus.

Woman, son arrested for cheating person in Delhi

19 Apr 2021

Woman, son arrested for cheating person in Delhi

A 45-year-old woman and her son were arrested for allegedly cheating women by engaging with them in conversations and stealing their jewelry, police said on Monday.

Delhi: Bureaucrats deputed in private hospitals for better COVID-19 management

17 Apr 2021

Delhi: Bureaucrats deputed in private hospitals for better COVID-19 management

Seeking better COVID-19 management, the Delhi government has deputed bureaucrats in private hospitals also in view of the raging pandemic in the city, officials said on Saturday.

Delhi: Water supply likely to remain affected in some parts

17 Apr 2021

Delhi: Water supply likely to remain affected in some parts

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Saturday said water supply in parts of the capital is likely to remain affected for a week due to the reduced availability of raw water from the Upper Ganga Canal.

Weekend curfew brings life to a halt in Delhi

17 Apr 2021

Weekend curfew brings life to a halt in Delhi

Weekend curfew is currently underway in Delhi to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal

16 Apr 2021

Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal

In the wake of an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed officers to set up helplines that inform the availability of beds in hospitals besides establishing help desks to assist patients and attendants, an official said.

Actively donate plasma, Kejriwal appeals to those cured of COVID-19

13 Apr 2021

Actively donate plasma, Kejriwal appeals to those cured of COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that very little plasma is available in stock for treating COVID-19 patients, and appealed to those who have recovered from the virus to actively donate it.

Over 2,300 booked for violating night curfew in Delhi

13 Apr 2021

Over 2,300 booked for violating night curfew in Delhi

Over 2,300 people were booked for allegedly violating the night curfew imposed by the Delhi government amid a surge in coronavirus cases, police said on Monday.

Man arrested for killing father for money in south Delhi

12 Apr 2021

Man arrested for killing father for money in south Delhi

A 61-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by his inebriated son when the father refused to give him money in South Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area, the police said on Monday.

Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Hospital again converted into dedicated COVID-19 facility

09 Apr 2021

Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Hospital again converted into dedicated COVID-19 facility

Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGGSH) has been again converted into a dedicated COVID-19 facility amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital, officials said on Friday.

Delhi: Two who threatened and robbed people using monkeys held

09 Apr 2021

Delhi: Two who threatened and robbed people using monkeys held

Two men were arrested for allegedly using monkeys to threaten, rob people in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area, police said on Friday.

Dwarka accident: Family raises doubt over driver's identity

08 Apr 2021

Dwarka accident: Family raises doubt over driver's identity

Three days after an elderly couple was mowed down by a woman's car in Dwarka, the victims' family has raised suspicion over the identity of the driver.

Night curfew imposed as people were organizing parties: Jain

07 Apr 2021

Night curfew imposed as people were organizing parties: Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said night curfew was imposed in Delhi following reports that parties and social gatherings were being organized in various parts of the city at a time when COVID-19 cases have surged.

Man blackmails ex-girlfriend, threatens to upload private videos online; arrested

07 Apr 2021

Man blackmails ex-girlfriend, threatens to upload private videos online; arrested

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Delhi for allegedly blackmailing his ex-girlfriend for money by threatening to upload her private videos and photos on social media, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi: Civil Defense volunteers injured in scuffle at traffic stop

06 Apr 2021

Delhi: Civil Defense volunteers injured in scuffle at traffic stop

Three Delhi Civil Defense volunteers were injured during a scuffle after a man's car was hit by a vehicle at a traffic signal in Delhi when they suddenly stopped a motorist for not wearing a mask, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi government mulling over proposal to impose night curfew: Sources

06 Apr 2021

Delhi government mulling over proposal to impose night curfew: Sources

A proposal to impose a night curfew in the national capital is being considered by the Delhi government in view of rising coronavirus cases, official sources said on Monday.

Delhi Police probes removal of Sai Baba idol from temple

05 Apr 2021

Delhi Police probes removal of Sai Baba idol from temple

The Delhi Police is investigating the removal of a Sai Baba idol from a temple in south Delhi's Hauz Khas after some devotees filed a complaint alleging it was demolished, officials said on Sunday.

Four arrested, several eateries, clubs fined for flouting COVID-19 norms

05 Apr 2021

Four arrested, several eateries, clubs fined for flouting COVID-19 norms

Four people were arrested and several restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels have been fined and face cases for flouting COVID-19 safety guidelines, following a two-day special drive which was conducted in places with high footfall, including markets, on Friday and Saturday.

Delhi: 12,000 fined in two weeks for COVID-19 norm violations

03 Apr 2021

Delhi: 12,000 fined in two weeks for COVID-19 norm violations

Cracking the whip against the violators of coronavirus-related protocols, the Delhi Police issued 11,800 challans for not wearing face masks and 125 for not maintaining social distancing in the last two weeks.

Delhi loses plot again, 2,790 COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday

02 Apr 2021

Delhi loses plot again, 2,790 COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday

Delhi recorded 2,790 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily count so far this year, while nine more people succumbed to the viral disease, taking the death toll to 11,036, according to the City Health Department.

COVID-19 effect: Deaths at Delhi Zoo fall to three-year low

02 Apr 2021

COVID-19 effect: Deaths at Delhi Zoo fall to three-year low

The Delhi Zoo recorded 125 animal deaths in 2020-21, the lowest in the last three years.

Fire breaks out in Safdarjung Hospital, 50 patients evacuated

31 Mar 2021

Fire breaks out in Safdarjung Hospital, 50 patients evacuated

A fire broke out on Wednesday morning in the ICU of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital following which 50 patients were evacuated, fire officials said.

Man held for hacking account, morphing cousin's fiance's photos

31 Mar 2021

Man held for hacking account, morphing cousin's fiance's photos

A Madhya Pradesh police team arrested a man from Central Delhi's Patel Nagar on Tuesday for allegedly hacking into the social media account of his cousin's fiance and morphing her photos, officials said.

Restaurants, shops to mention meat is 'halal' or 'jhatka': NDMC

31 Mar 2021

Restaurants, shops to mention meat is 'halal' or 'jhatka': NDMC

Restaurants and shops in North Delhi will now have to mandatorily display whether the meat being sold or served is halal or jhatka as the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday cleared a proposal in this regard, North Delhi's Mayor, Jai Prakash said

Man arrested for killing Chartered Accountant in Delhi's Adarsh Nagar

30 Mar 2021

Man arrested for killing Chartered Accountant in Delhi's Adarsh Nagar

A 22-year-old man was arrested for killing a Chartered Accountant in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar during a suspected robbery bid, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi: Two die while cleaning septic tank; four arrested

27 Mar 2021

Delhi: Two die while cleaning septic tank; four arrested

Four persons have been arrested in connection with an incident where two men died after inhaling toxic gases while cleaning a septic tank of a banquet hall in east Delhi's Ghazipur, police said on Saturday.

No possibility of lockdown in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

27 Mar 2021

No possibility of lockdown in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday dismissed any possibility of imposing another lockdown in Delhi, saying it was not a solution to check the spread of the coronavirus that is again surging rapidly.

Delhi: Special teams will detect, prosecute traffic violators on Holi

27 Mar 2021

Delhi: Special teams will detect, prosecute traffic violators on Holi

In view of Holi, the Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure the safety of motorists and special checking teams will be deployed at major intersections to detect and prosecute traffic violators, officials said on Saturday.

Ph.D. holder swindled Rs. 7.5-crore on pretext of jobs, arrested

26 Mar 2021

Ph.D. holder swindled Rs. 7.5-crore on pretext of jobs, arrested

Five people, including one who holds a Ph.D., have been arrested from Gurgaon for allegedly duping over 500 people of Rs. 7.5 crore on the pretext of providing them jobs in leading multi-national companies, Delhi Police said on Friday.

Delhi BJP seeks stay on new excise policy

25 Mar 2021

Delhi BJP seeks stay on new excise policy

A Delhi BJP delegation on Thursday met the Lt. Governor to protest over amendments to the new liquor excise policy and demanded that it be stayed.