Articles about Delhi

Delhi officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi or NCT, is a union territory and a city of India. It covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres and is the second most populous and wealthiest city in India after Mumbai. The current Chief Minister of Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal with Hindi being the official language of the city.

Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

24 Nov 2021

Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized the Centre for delay in the implementation of pollution-control measures in Delhi.

Delhi schools and colleges to reopen from November 29

24 Nov 2021

Delhi schools and colleges to reopen from November 29

Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will reopen in Delhi from Monday, November 29, the city's Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced.

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir alleges death threat from 'ISIS Kashmir'

24 Nov 2021

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir alleges death threat from 'ISIS Kashmir'

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir has alleged that he and his family received a death threat from "ISIS Kashmir."

Delhi's new excise policy comes into effect. What changes?

17 Nov 2021

Delhi's new excise policy comes into effect. What changes?

The Delhi government has officially bid goodbye to the retail liquor business as the new excise regime kicks in from Wednesday (November 17).

Schools, colleges in Delhi closed until further notice: CAQM

17 Nov 2021

Schools, colleges in Delhi closed until further notice: CAQM

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on Tuesday said all schools and colleges in Delhi and neighboring cities should be closed until further notice.

Delhi: Black fungus case in dengue-recovered patient raises worry

16 Nov 2021

Delhi: Black fungus case in dengue-recovered patient raises worry

A rare case of black fungus or mucormycosis has been detected in a 49-year-old patient in Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo hospital who had just recovered from dengue.

Delhi pollution: 4 Haryana districts shut schools, impose other curbs

14 Nov 2021

Delhi pollution: 4 Haryana districts shut schools, impose other curbs

Four Haryana districts bordering Delhi imposed fresh curbs on Sunday in light of the worsened air quality in the national capital.

Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 10th straight day

14 Nov 2021

Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 10th straight day

The rates of petrol and diesel remained unchanged for the tenth straight day on Sunday after touching record highs earlier this month.

Delhi schools shut for a week over severe air pollution

13 Nov 2021

Delhi schools shut for a week over severe air pollution

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said schools in the city will shift completely to offline classes for a week starting Monday.

3 Indian cities among world's most polluted; Delhi tops list

13 Nov 2021

3 Indian cities among world's most polluted; Delhi tops list

As many as three cities from India feature on the list of 10 most polluted cities around the world.

1997 Uphaar cinema fire: 7-year imprisonment for Sushil, Gopal Ansal

08 Nov 2021

1997 Uphaar cinema fire: 7-year imprisonment for Sushil, Gopal Ansal

A Delhi court Monday sentenced real estate barons Gopal and Sushil Ansal to seven years' imprisonment for tampering with the evidence of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy.

BJP's national executive meeting today; what's on the agenda?

07 Nov 2021

BJP's national executive meeting today; what's on the agenda?

A crucial meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive members is currently underway at Delhi's NDMC Convention Centre on Sunday.

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

07 Nov 2021

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

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 air quality turns severe day after Diwali

05 Nov 2021

Delhi air quality turns severe day after Diwali

Delhi's air quality plunged into the severe category the morning after Diwali.

Delhi AQI dips to 395; worse air quality predicted tomorrow

04 Nov 2021

Delhi AQI dips to 395; worse air quality predicted tomorrow

Delhi's air quality further worsened on the day of Diwali, recording an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 395 ("very poor").

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

03 Nov 2021

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.

Centre sends teams to 9 states, UTs over dengue outbreak

03 Nov 2021

Centre sends teams to 9 states, UTs over dengue outbreak

The Union Health Ministry has sent teams of experts to nine states and union territories across the country to help them manage the ongoing outbreak of dengue.

Commercial LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 266. Check rates

01 Nov 2021

Commercial LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 266. Check rates

The price of commercial Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders has been hiked by Rs. 266 from Monday.

Firecracker ban: What are the rules in different states?

30 Oct 2021

Firecracker ban: What are the rules in different states?

The festive season is here and so is the annual debate about the use of firecrackers around this time.

90% in Delhi have COVID-19 antibodies. What does it mean?

28 Oct 2021

90% in Delhi have COVID-19 antibodies. What does it mean?

The results of the sixth serological survey conducted in Delhi reveal that more than 90% people in the national capital have developed antibodies against the coronavirus.

Delhi schools to reopen for all classes from November 1

27 Oct 2021

Delhi schools to reopen for all classes from November 1

All schools in national capital Delhi have been allowed to reopen for students of all classes from Monday.

1,000 and counting: Delhi sees a surge in dengue cases

25 Oct 2021

1,000 and counting: Delhi sees a surge in dengue cases

Delhi has recorded more than 1,000 cases of dengue this year, with over 280 cases registered in the last week alone.

Sharjeel Imam denied bail in 2019 Jamia rioting case

22 Oct 2021

Sharjeel Imam denied bail in 2019 Jamia rioting case

A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail application of Sharjeel Imam, a former student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protester.

SC says farmers can protest, but can't block roads indefinitely

21 Oct 2021

SC says farmers can protest, but can't block roads indefinitely

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that farmers have a right to protest, but they cannot block roads indefinitely.

What is leading to heavy rains and flooding across India?

19 Oct 2021

What is leading to heavy rains and flooding across India?

Several parts of India continue to receive heavy rainfall even though it has been weeks since the end of the monsoon season.

Surrendered Nihang says 'no regrets' over Singhu lynching

16 Oct 2021

Surrendered Nihang says 'no regrets' over Singhu lynching

Nihang Sarabjit Singh, who had surrendered to the Haryana Police claiming responsibility for the gruesome killing of a 35-year-old man at the farmers' protest in Delhi's Singhu border, had told the media he has "no regrets" for the brutal killing.

Who are Nihang Sikhs? Sect in spotlight after Singhu killing

16 Oct 2021

Who are Nihang Sikhs? Sect in spotlight after Singhu killing

The brutal killing of a Dalit Sikh man allegedly by Nihang Sikhs at the farmers' protest site in Delhi's Singhu border Friday once again brought the spotlight to the obscure Sikh warrior order of Nihangs.

Pakistani terrorist arrested in Delhi; AK-47, hand grenade recovered

12 Oct 2021

Pakistani terrorist arrested in Delhi; AK-47, hand grenade recovered

A terrorist from Pakistan, allegedly associated with the country's intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been arrested in Delhi.

Centre warns against selling power at hiked rates on exchange

12 Oct 2021

Centre warns against selling power at hiked rates on exchange

Several states across India witnessed blackouts over the weekend amid concerns over a coal shortage. Notably, coal is used to produce roughly 70% of India's power.

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

10 Oct 2021

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices across the country soared to a record high on Sunday after the rates were hiked for the sixth consecutive day.

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

10 Oct 2021

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

Amid warnings of a power crisis due to coal shortage, the Centre said on Saturday that an increase in demand for electricity due to the revival of the economy is leading to the depletion of coal stocks at power plants.

Delhi staring at blackouts if coal supply not restored soon

09 Oct 2021

Delhi staring at blackouts if coal supply not restored soon

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain today said there could be a blackout in the national capital in the next two days if coal supplies to power plants are not improved.

Video showing Air India plane stuck under overbridge goes viral

04 Oct 2021

Video showing Air India plane stuck under overbridge goes viral

In a bizarre incident, a scrapped Air India plane was spotted stuck under an overbridge near the Delhi airport as it was being transported by road on October 2.

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

03 Oct 2021

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.

'You have strangulated entire city': Supreme Court slams farmers' body

01 Oct 2021

'You have strangulated entire city': Supreme Court slams farmers' body

The Supreme Court today criticized a farmers' group protesting against the central government's three new agricultural laws, saying they have "strangulated the entire city (Delhi) and blocked highways."

Hundreds of Delhi liquor stores to shut temporarily from tomorrow

30 Sep 2021

Hundreds of Delhi liquor stores to shut temporarily from tomorrow

All private liquor vends across Delhi will be temporarily shut as the national capital looks to enforce its updated liquor policy.

Farmers protest: Supreme Court says highways can't be blocked perpetually

30 Sep 2021

Farmers protest: Supreme Court says highways can't be blocked perpetually

The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated its objection to highways being blocked as part of protests while hearing arguments against the farmers' months-long agitation along Delhi's borders.

15-year-old dies by suicide after being jailed 'as an adult'

30 Sep 2021

15-year-old dies by suicide after being jailed 'as an adult'

The NHRC has sought a report from Etah district police in Uttar Pradesh into a recent incident of a minor boy's death by suicide after he was "sent to a jail as an adult" on charges of drug possession, officials said on Thursday.

Fresh hike: Diesel at record high, petrol nears all-time high

30 Sep 2021

Fresh hike: Diesel at record high, petrol nears all-time high

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday neared record levels across the country after rates were hiked by 25 paise and 30 paise a liter respectively.