Delhi News

Catch all that is happening in and around Delhi, here.

News articles
Mahasweta Devi's short story 'Draupadi' dropped from BA(Hons.) English course

25 Aug 2021

Mahasweta Devi's short story 'Draupadi' dropped from BA(Hons.) English course

The Academic Council (AC) of Delhi University on Tuesday dropped a celebrated short story of Mahasweta Devi from BA (Hons) English course while approving changes in its syllabus.

Delhi: Man arrested for trying to snatch three-year-old girl

25 Aug 2021

Delhi: Man arrested for trying to snatch three-year-old girl

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to snatch a three-year-old girl from her mother when she was going to a chemist shop in Chandan Vihar in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

Mosquito breeding: SDMC serves notices to 20 DTC bus depots

24 Aug 2021

Mosquito breeding: SDMC serves notices to 20 DTC bus depots

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) issued legal notices to 20 DTC bus depots for allegedly failing to curb mosquito breeding during monsoon, the civic body said on Tuesday.

Eighteen-year-old shot dead at southwest Delhi restaurant

24 Aug 2021

Eighteen-year-old shot dead at southwest Delhi restaurant

An 18-year-old service boy at a restaurant in southwest Delhi's Chhawla area has been shot dead by two people.

India's first smog tower inaugurated in Delhi

23 Aug 2021

India's first smog tower inaugurated in Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the "country's first smog tower" at Connaught Place in Delhi on Monday and said it will prove to be a milestone and many such structures can be installed in the city if the pilot project yields results.

Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

20 Aug 2021

Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has again rejected the Delhi government's proposal to form a panel to "investigate deaths due to oxygen shortage" in Delhi.

Delhi Police Commissioner asks personnel to adopt latest technology

20 Aug 2021

Delhi Police Commissioner asks personnel to adopt latest technology

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has asked the force's personnel to work toward making policing more people-friendly and adopt latest technologies to bring about greater efficiency, officials said.

Kejriwal to inaugurate Delhi's first smog tower on August 23

19 Aug 2021

Kejriwal to inaugurate Delhi's first smog tower on August 23

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate Delhi's first smog tower at Connaught Place on August 23, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday.

Civic body approves construction of puzzle parking in South Delhi

18 Aug 2021

Civic body approves construction of puzzle parking in South Delhi

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has approved the construction of a multilevel puzzle parking lot at Amar Colony in Lajpat Nagar with an aim to solve parking and traffic problems in the area, officials said on Wednesday.

Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum

18 Aug 2021

Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum

The Delhi University will soon have a Himalayan Museum on its campus, acting Vice-Chancellor Professor PC Joshi said, adding that the varsity is concerned about the future of the mountain range.

Delhi: Dispute over plot leads to clash between two communities

18 Aug 2021

Delhi: Dispute over plot leads to clash between two communities

Members of two communities clashed over the alleged unauthorized installation of a statue of BR Ambedkar on a plot in Tughlaqabad village in southeast Delhi and hoisting of the national flag on Independence Day, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi government's tourism department resumes boating in Naini Lake

17 Aug 2021

Delhi government's tourism department resumes boating in Naini Lake

After remaining closed for nearly four months, the Delhi government's tourism department has resumed boating in the Naini Lake situated in north Delhi, officials said on Tuesday.

Three held for beating man suspecting him to be thief

14 Aug 2021

Three held for beating man suspecting him to be thief

Three men were held for allegedly beating a man after tying him to a pole in the Burari Nagar area in North Delhi on suspicion of vehicle theft, police said on Saturday.

Delhi: NDMC launches 'Cleancity' app to improve sanitation

14 Aug 2021

Delhi: NDMC launches 'Cleancity' app to improve sanitation

North Delhi Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh on Friday launched a GPS-driven mobile application "Cleancity" that will allow residents of the area to register complaints related to the picking of garbage by designated vehicles.

Inauguration of Delhi's first smog tower expected on August 23

13 Aug 2021

Inauguration of Delhi's first smog tower expected on August 23

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to inaugurate the national capital's first smog tower at Connaught Place on August 23, Delhi government officials said on Friday.

Court acquits child rape accused, says was falsely framed

13 Aug 2021

Court acquits child rape accused, says was falsely framed

A Delhi court has acquitted a man accused of sexually assaulting minors, noting that the children were heavily tutored by their parents and that there is ample evidence to show that he was falsely framed due to caste hatred.

Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality; 49 fresh cases

13 Aug 2021

Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality; 49 fresh cases

No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Thursday, the second consecutive day when the daily fatality count was nil, while 49 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.07 percent, according to health department data.

Delhi Metro feeder e-buses begin plying; entry through smart cards

12 Aug 2021

Delhi Metro feeder e-buses begin plying; entry through smart cards

In a first for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), state-of-the-art feeder electric buses began operations in the city from Thursday to boost last-mile connectivity for commuters with the Delhi Metro network.

Dalit girl rape: SDM seeks protection of victim's parents, witnesses

12 Aug 2021

Dalit girl rape: SDM seeks protection of victim's parents, witnesses

The Delhi Police said the district authorities have sought protection for the parents of the Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in southwest Delhi's Old Nangal area last week.

Miffed over friendship with ex-girlfriend, twenty-year-old stabs man to death

11 Aug 2021

Miffed over friendship with ex-girlfriend, twenty-year-old stabs man to death

A 20-year-old man and his juvenile friend allegedly stabbed a person in Delhi's Mangolpuri for talking to his former girlfriend, police said on Wednesday.

Bihar man arrested in extortion case in Delhi

11 Aug 2021

Bihar man arrested in extortion case in Delhi

In a joint operation, the Delhi Police in coordination with the Bihar Police has arrested a 23-year-old man in Delhi in connection with an extortion case, officials said on Tuesday.

Doctor arrested for duping Delhi man of lakhs

09 Aug 2021

Doctor arrested for duping Delhi man of lakhs

A doctor has been arrested from Kolkata for allegedly duping a Delhi-based man of lakhs on the pretext of getting his son admitted to a medical college, police said on Monday.

Man tries to extort Rs. 20 lakh from jeweler; arrested

09 Aug 2021

Man tries to extort Rs. 20 lakh from jeweler; arrested

A 21-year-old man aspiring to join the Indian Army was arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs. 20 lakh from a jeweler in east Delhi's Madhu Vihar, police said on Sunday.

Man dupes 64 farmers of crop proceeds worth Rs. 3.5cr

06 Aug 2021

Man dupes 64 farmers of crop proceeds worth Rs. 3.5cr

Delhi Police's Economic Offenses Wing has arrested a man for allegedly duping over 60 farmers by persuading them to retain the proceeds of their sold crops with him on the pretext of giving them higher returns, officials said on Friday.

Man on bail kills wife; court pulls up Delhi Police

06 Aug 2021

Man on bail kills wife; court pulls up Delhi Police

A Delhi court pulled up police after a man allegedly murdered his wife while out on interim bail, noting that the system has failed in its duty to protect the hapless victim because of "indolence on part of authorities."

Pink Line becomes Delhi Metro's longest operational corridor

06 Aug 2021

Pink Line becomes Delhi Metro's longest operational corridor

In a major boost for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, a small segment of its Pink Line at Trilokpuri, which had proved a bottleneck for authorities for a long time, was inaugurated on Friday, making it the longest network operational corridor.

Delhi: Private hospitals, laboratories welcome capping of RT-PCR, RAT prices

05 Aug 2021

Delhi: Private hospitals, laboratories welcome capping of RT-PCR, RAT prices

Private hospitals and laboratories on Wednesday welcomed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's announcement regarding the capping of the rate of conventional RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) for COVID-19 detection in private hospitals and laboratories.

Delhi: Gangster who killed BJP leader found dead in Tihar

04 Aug 2021

Delhi: Gangster who killed BJP leader found dead in Tihar

A 29-year-old Tihar jail inmate was found dead in his cell and his two cellmates were found injured on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Kejriwal announces magisterial probe into death of Dalit girl

04 Aug 2021

Kejriwal announces magisterial probe into death of Dalit girl

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Delhi Government will order a magisterial inquiry into the death of a nine-year-old Dalit girl following an alleged sexual assault.

NCPCR seeks police report in Dalit girl's 'rape and murder'

04 Aug 2021

NCPCR seeks police report in Dalit girl's 'rape and murder'

The apex child rights body NCPCR has sought a detailed action taken report from the Delhi Police in the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl in southwest Delhi.

Delhi: Two-year-old girl who weighed 45 kg undergoes bariatric surgery

03 Aug 2021

Delhi: Two-year-old girl who weighed 45 kg undergoes bariatric surgery

A two-year-old girl who weighed nearly 45 kg and was wheelchair-bound was operated upon for removal of a part of her stomach at a private hospital in Delhi, with the hospital claiming she could be the youngest bariatric surgery patient in the country in over a decade.

Delhi: Man hired to kill customs clearance agent arrested

03 Aug 2021

Delhi: Man hired to kill customs clearance agent arrested

A 40-year-old man was arrested from the Subhash Nagar area in west Delhi for allegedly being hired by a money lender to kill a person over a monetary dispute, police said on Tuesday.

Delhi records 52 dengue cases so far this year

02 Aug 2021

Delhi records 52 dengue cases so far this year

Fifty-two cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi so far this year, according to a civic report released on Monday.

Minor girl dies under suspicious circumstances; cremated without parents' consent

02 Aug 2021

Minor girl dies under suspicious circumstances; cremated without parents' consent

A nine-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, with her parents alleging that she was cremated without their consent by a crematorium's priest in Old Nangal village in southwest Delhi, police said on Monday.

Delhi: Childless for eight years, woman gives birth to quadruplets

31 Jul 2021

Delhi: Childless for eight years, woman gives birth to quadruplets

After being childless for eight years since marriage, a woman has given birth to quadruplets (four babies) via in-vitro fertilization procedure at a private facility in Delhi, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

Delhi Police arrests Rajasthan don Anuradha

31 Jul 2021

Delhi Police arrests Rajasthan don Anuradha

A day after wanted gangster Kala Jathedi was held from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Police's Special Cell on Saturday said it has arrested the infamous woman don of Rajasthan.

Two held over abduction, killing of man in East Delhi

31 Jul 2021

Two held over abduction, killing of man in East Delhi

Two more men involved in allegedly abducting and killing a 28-year-old man in a road rage case at New Ashok Nagar in Delhi were arrested from Rajasthan even as efforts are being made to recover the body of the victim from a canal in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.

Two decomposed bodies found in a Rohini apartment

30 Jul 2021

Two decomposed bodies found in a Rohini apartment

Two highly decomposed bodies of a man and a woman were found inside a house on Thursday in Rohini's Sector-34 in Delhi, police said.

Delhi: Water levels in Yamuna rise after heavy rains

29 Jul 2021

Delhi: Water levels in Yamuna rise after heavy rains

The water level in the Yamuna in Delhi on Thursday rose to 203.37 meters, close to the warning mark of 204.50 meters after heavy rains in the upper catchment areas of the river, officials said.

Cashless surgery scheme extended for mucormycosis patients: Satyendar Jain

28 Jul 2021

Cashless surgery scheme extended for mucormycosis patients: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the city government has extended its cashless surgery scheme of Delhi Arogya Kosh for the treatment of patients suffering from black fungus or mucormycosis.