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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

24 Mar 2021

Meat shop owner shot dead by miscreants in south Delhi

A 34-year-old meat shop owner was shot dead allegedly by unidentified persons on two-wheelers in south Delhi's Dakshinpuri, police said on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2021

Delhi: Man commits burglary at factory to avenge father's dismissal

A 26-year-old man and four of his friends allegedly burglarized a factory in Delhi's Mundka area to avenge his father's removal from the factory over suspicion of thefts, police said on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2021

Intensify efforts in COVID-19 superspreader areas: Delhi government tells DMs

Calling malls, cinema halls, weekly markets, metro services, and religious places "superspreader" areas, the Delhi government has directed all district magistrates to intensify enforcement of COVID-19 norms in such places in view of a persistent rise in cases in Delhi.

24 Mar 2021

Now order full liquor bottle on table in Delhi clubs

Delhiites will soon have an option to order a full bottle of liquor on their tables in hotels and clubs as a Group of Ministers headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia recommended several steps that are part of excise reforms.

23 Mar 2021

Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

The excise policy reforms, reducing the drinking age from 25 years to 21 years, are expected to prevent young people of Delhi from going to NCR cities to quench their thirst for alcohol, officials said.

23 Mar 2021

Delhi: Couple arrested for allegedly extorting money from employer

A 33-year-old man, Ravi, and his wife, Anju (30), residents of Sultanpur Dabas have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from his employer in Delhi's Rohini area, police said on Monday.

22 Mar 2021

Remain alert, follow COVID-19 guidelines during Holi: Minister tells Delhiites

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday underlined the need to remain alert amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases and appealed to people to take precautions during the Holi festival.

22 Mar 2021

Delhi: Residents of Harijan Basti attacked by mob

Some residents of Delhi's Harijan Basti were allegedly attacked by a mob after a 22-year-old man of the locality married a woman from another community, police said on Sunday.

20 Mar 2021

Delhi: Inter-state paper leak gang busted, four held

The Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-state paper leak gang with the arrest of four people.

20 Mar 2021

Delhi: Protesting parents demand schools be reopened for primary classes

A group of parents protested near Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Saturday, demanding that students of classes 1 to 8 be allowed back into schools.

19 Mar 2021

Centenarian gets first COVID-19 shot in Delhi

Sindh-born Kamla Das who turned 100 during the height of the pandemic in Delhi last September, got her first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on Thursday, her daughter said.

19 Mar 2021

Four people running prostitution racket held, minor girl rescued

Four members of a gang running a prostitution racket using messaging apps have been arrested and a minor girl has been rescued from their possession in north Delhi, police said on Thursday.

18 Mar 2021

1.25 lakh people will be vaccinated in Delhi daily: Kejriwal

Asserting that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital was not a cause for worry, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the number of people vaccinated in Delhi each day will be raised from around 40,000 to 1.25 lakh.

18 Mar 2021

Delhi's own school education board registered, notification detailing modalities soon

Delhi School Education Board (DBSE) has been registered and an official notification detailing its modalities is expected soon, according to officials at the Directorate of Education (DoE).

18 Mar 2021

As COVID-19 cases surge, Jain asks people to shun complacency

Amid a surge in daily COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday asked people to be cautious and observe all safety norms, and not get complacent about the pandemic situation in the city.

17 Mar 2021

Undergo RT-PCR test on return: DDMA advises Delhiites visiting Kumbh

Delhi residents visiting the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar have been advised to undergo an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 on their return and self-monitor their health.

17 Mar 2021

Delhi: 76-year-old woman dies after being slapped by son

A 76-year-old woman died after she was slapped by her son following an argument between them in Dwarka, police said on Tuesday.

16 Mar 2021

45-year-old Chartered Accountant shot dead in Delhi's Adarsh Nagar

A 45-year-old Chartered Accountant was shot dead on Tuesday morning allegedly by unidentified men in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar area, police said.

15 Mar 2021

55 people detained for roaming around suspiciously in Karol Bagh

In a bid to prevent street crime, Delhi Police conducted a five-hour-long cordon-and-search operation in Karol Bagh and detained 55 people found roaming around suspiciously in the area, officials said on Monday.

15 Mar 2021

Satyendar Jain asserts COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control

Amid a spike in daily COVID-19 cases in the city, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said that the pandemic situation in the national capital is under control as long as the positivity rate is below one percent.

11 Mar 2021

Two arrested for planning to kill Nihang Sikh Jathebandi head

The Delhi Police has arrested two people who were planning to kill the head of the largest Nihang Sikh Jathebandi in Punjab as well as a witness in a murder case, officials said on Wednesday.

10 Mar 2021

1,829 arrested, 755 FIRs lodged in northeast Delhi riots

As many as 755 FIRs have been registered and 1,829 people were arrested in connection with the northeast Delhi riots last year, the Centre informed Parliament on Wednesday.

09 Mar 2021

Delhi: 500 flag masts to mark 75 years of independence

Five hundred flag masts hoisting the Tricolour across Delhi, and programs on Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar are among the measures to be taken to mark 75 years of independence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday.

09 Mar 2021

Man beaten to death by neighbors in Delhi's Rajouri Garden

A 32-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by neighbors in west Delhi's Rajouri Garden area, police said on Tuesday.

09 Mar 2021

Delhi government allocates Rs. 50 crore for free COVID-19 shots

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that the government has allocated Rs. 50 crore for providing free of cost COVID-19 vaccine shots to the city's residents at state-run facilities, as he presented the seventh Budget of the Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) government.

09 Mar 2021

Delhi Budget 2021: Rs. 16,377 crore allocated for education

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today presented the annual Budget 2021-2022 of the Delhi government in the legislative Assembly.

06 Mar 2021

Delhi: Formation of separate board for 2,700 schools approved

The Delhi Government on Saturday approved the formation of a separate school board for nearly 2,700 schools in the city.

04 Mar 2021

One dead after speeding car rams into another in Dwarka

A 22-year-old man was killed while another got seriously injured after a speeding car rammed into another car in Dwarka, Delhi in the early hours of Thursday, police said.

04 Mar 2021

Two arrested for trying to extort Rs. 2cr from businessman

A 27-year-old man working at a chemist shop was arrested along with a colleague for allegedly trying to extort Rs. two crore from a businessman and threatening him, posing as a gangster lodged in Tihar prison.

03 Mar 2021

Taken away for alleged cruelty, court returns dogs to owner

Taken away for alleged cruelty meted out to them, a Delhi court handed back the custody of two Golden Retriever dogs, Luv and Kush to their businessman owner, saying it would be unjustified to deprive him of the companionship and custody of his pets.

02 Mar 2021

March 1, 2020 seared into memory: Delhi's first COVID-19 patient

It's a day most Delhiites would like to erase from their memories but March 1, 2020, the day the city reported its first COVID-19 case, is seared into Rohit Datta's memory.

02 Mar 2021

Delhi: Man held for credit card fraud

A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of redeeming their credit card points in east Delhi's Preet Vihar area, police said on Tuesday.

01 Mar 2021

Man killed, brother injured for objecting to rash driving

A man was allegedly killed and his brother injured after they were attacked for objecting to a youth riding his motorcycle rashly in the Bindapur area in Dwarka, New Delhi, police said on Monday.

01 Mar 2021

Twelve COVID-19 positive voters identified amid MCD by-polls

Twelve COVID-19 positive people were identified from two municipal wards in Delhi as eligible voters for the civic by-polls held on Sunday, but none of them cast their ballots, the State Election Commission officials said.

25 Feb 2021

Delhi records warmest February day in last 15 years

Delhi on Wednesday recorded February's warmest day in the last 15 years, with the maximum temperature settling at 32.5 degree Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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