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.

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Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

20 Jan 2021

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice on a plea filed by the Kisan Mahapanchayat seeking the reconstitution of a court-appointed panel to discuss the contentious agricultural laws.

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

20 Jan 2021

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

Faced with lower turnouts at COVID-19 vaccination centers, authorities are trying to attract people by devising interesting ways such as installing selfie stands, deploying counselors, playing soothing music, and providing access to TV and magazines during the mandatory 30 minutes observation period.

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

Delhi Airport is evaluating "computer vision" technology to track passengers, reduce waiting time, and ensure social distancing at its terminals, a top official of the facility's operator informed on Tuesday.

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

19 Jan 2021

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.

Delhi: Boy stabbed to death by juvenile over using playground

19 Jan 2021

Delhi: Boy stabbed to death by juvenile over using playground

A 17-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by a juvenile over playing cricket at a ground in outer Delhi's Nangloi area, police informed on Monday.

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

18 Jan 2021

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

Balloons, flowers, sanitizers, and smiling faces welcomed Class 10 and 12 students in Delhi schools on Monday as they returned to campuses after over 10 months of schools being closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

18 Jan 2021

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi Police should decide whether protesting farmers must be allowed to enter the national capital on Republic Day with hundreds of tractors or not, as it adjourned the matter for Wednesday, January 20.

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

18 Jan 2021

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

Farmers, protesting against three agrarian laws, refused to call off the Republic Day tractor march while assuring that it will be peaceful.

Delhi: First to get vaccinated volunteered as colleagues were scared

16 Jan 2021

Delhi: First to get vaccinated volunteered as colleagues were scared

Manish Kumar, a 34-year-old machine operator at AIIMS, became the first person in Delhi to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He had himself asked hospital authorities to vaccinate him first as his colleagues chosen for the exercise were scared.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

Boy forced to undergo sex-change surgery; gangraped multiple times: DCW

16 Jan 2021

Boy forced to undergo sex-change surgery; gangraped multiple times: DCW

In a horrifying incident, a 17-year-old boy was allegedly forced to undergo a sex-change operation around four years ago and repeatedly raped by a group of men in Delhi's Geeta Colony area, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) stated.

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

15 Jan 2021

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

The Indian Army, for the first time, demonstrated its drone services at the Army Day parade in Cariappa Ground, Delhi on Friday. Around 75 drones carried out mock kamikaze attacks and first-aid delivery exercises.

India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

15 Jan 2021

India's new farm-laws potential 'step forward' for agricultural reforms: IMF

Backing the new farm laws introduced by the Indian Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that these laws have the potential to "represent a significant step forward" for agricultural reforms.

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

15 Jan 2021

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

The Delhi government has extended its earlier order till January 31 asking people coming from the United Kingdom to undergo institutional quarantine in the wake of the new variant of coronavirus.

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

15 Jan 2021

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

The farmers and Centre will hold the ninth round of talks today at 12 PM, for the first time since the Supreme Court put a stay on the implementation of three laws that triggered a massive protest.

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

15 Jan 2021

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

Authorities on Thursday released a list of 81 sites that will be part of the immunization exercise. Covishield will be administered at 75 centers, while COVAXIN will be given at the remaining facilities.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

14 Jan 2021

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

No bird flu detected in poultry birds in Delhi

14 Jan 2021

No bird flu detected in poultry birds in Delhi

The Delhi Animal Husbandry Unit on Thursday confirmed that avian influenza, or bird flu, hasn't been detected in the poultry birds in the national capital.

Hiked prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs

14 Jan 2021

Hiked prices of petrol and diesel reach new highs

Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were hiked by 25 paise per liter each, the second consecutive day of increase in rates, taking the prices to new highs.

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

14 Jan 2021

PM Modi to launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday, January 16, launch India's coronavirus vaccination drive virtually. He will also launch the Co-WIN app on that day.

Petrol prices touch new high of Rs. 84.45 in Delhi

13 Jan 2021

Petrol prices touch new high of Rs. 84.45 in Delhi

Petrol price on Wednesday touched a new high of Rs. 84.45 per liter in Delhi after state-owned fuel retailers hiked prices following a five-day hiatus.

Eat poultry product cooked at high temperature: Delhi government

13 Jan 2021

Eat poultry product cooked at high temperature: Delhi government

The Delhi Health Department on Wednesday issued an advisory in view of bird flu cases in the city, asking people not to panic and follow a set of dos and don'ts, including not consuming half-cooked chicken, half-boiled or half-fried eggs.

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

13 Jan 2021

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

Shut since early last year due to coronavirus pandemic, Delhi schools will reopen from coming Monday, January 18, for Classes 10 and 12 in view of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams that will be held from May.

Cold wave grips Delhi, mercury dips to 3.2 degree Celsius

13 Jan 2021

Cold wave grips Delhi, mercury dips to 3.2 degree Celsius

A cold wave gripped Delhi on Wednesday as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas continued to sweep the plains and brought the minimum temperature down to 3.2 degree Celsius, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed.

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

13 Jan 2021

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

12 Jan 2021

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

Handing over a huge blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of three farm laws that triggered a massive farmers' agitation.

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

12 Jan 2021

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus.

Centre wants SC to stop farmers' tractor rally on R-Day

12 Jan 2021

Centre wants SC to stop farmers' tractor rally on R-Day

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the tractor rally of farmers, planned for Republic Day, saying the proposed march will trigger a massive law and order problem.

HC allows 28 week pregnancy termination based on AIIMS report

11 Jan 2021

HC allows 28 week pregnancy termination based on AIIMS report

The Delhi High Court, on Monday, allowed a woman's plea to terminate her 28-week pregnancy after a medical board constituted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said her fetus can be aborted as it suffered from anencephaly, a condition where the skull bone is not formed and was incompatible with life.

Delhi, eight other states confirm bird flu, key meeting today

11 Jan 2021

Delhi, eight other states confirm bird flu, key meeting today

Delhi has become the ninth state to confirm bird flu, sparking worries among authorities, and prompting the decision to close Sanjay Lake for visitors.

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

10 Jan 2021

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

The Delhi government has identified 89 sites for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

10 Jan 2021

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

A 40-year-old farmer from Punjab allegedly died by suicide at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, the epicenter of the ongoing farmers' protests.

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

08 Jan 2021

Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks

The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

Frothing in Yamuna: Delhi Government prepares nine-point action plan

07 Jan 2021

Frothing in Yamuna: Delhi Government prepares nine-point action plan

The Delhi Government has prepared a nine-point action plan to prevent frothing in the Yamuna due to the discharge of untreated sewage in the river.

Petrol prices hit an all-time high: Details here

07 Jan 2021

Petrol prices hit an all-time high: Details here

Petrol price on Thursday scaled to an all-time high of Rs. 84.20 per liter in the national capital after state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates for the second day in a row.

Rain, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR

06 Jan 2021

Rain, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR

Residents in parts of Delhi woke up to the sound of hailstones hitting windows, even as sporadic rain continued in the national capital for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

04 Jan 2021

Farmer-government talks remain inconclusive; protesters threaten Republic Day rally

The seventh round of talks between the government and farmers to resolve protests against the new agricultural laws remained inconclusive.

Don't participate in events promoting tobacco: Delhi Government to schools

04 Jan 2021

Don't participate in events promoting tobacco: Delhi Government to schools

The Delhi Government has directed schools in the national capital not to participate in any event sponsored by firms or sellers that promote the use, manufacture or sale of tobacco products.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.