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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Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in riots case

15 Apr 2021

Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in riots case

A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to activist Umar Khalid in connection with last year's riots in Northeast Delhi.

Weekend curfew in Delhi; malls, restaurants shut, says Kejriwal

15 Apr 2021

Weekend curfew in Delhi; malls, restaurants shut, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a weekend curfew in the national capital.

3,400 Tihar Jail inmates go 'missing' while on COVID-19 parole

15 Apr 2021

3,400 Tihar Jail inmates go 'missing' while on COVID-19 parole

Out of the 6,700 Tihar Jail inmates released on parole to decongest prisons in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 3,400 have reportedly gone "missing".

Delhi: Crematoriums, graveyards struggle as coronavirus deaths rise

15 Apr 2021

Delhi: Crematoriums, graveyards struggle as coronavirus deaths rise

The crematoriums and graveyards in Delhi are working overtime to conduct the last rites of those who died of coronavirus-linked complications.

India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days

15 Apr 2021

India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days

India added more than two lakh coronavirus cases to its tally, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. Worryingly, the daily case count is doubling in 10 days.

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.

List of states where COVID-19 restrictions are imposed

13 Apr 2021

List of states where COVID-19 restrictions are imposed

As India faces the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, several states across the country have enforced fresh restrictions to keep the virus from spreading further.

COVID-19: 52 inmates test positive at Delhi's Tihar jail

13 Apr 2021

COVID-19: 52 inmates test positive at Delhi's Tihar jail

At least 52 inmates at Delhi's Tihar jail, the most populated prison complex in the country, have tested positive for the coronavirus and 35 of them have been hospitalized.

Delhi records 13,500 coronavirus cases, Kejriwal wants board exams canceled

13 Apr 2021

Delhi records 13,500 coronavirus cases, Kejriwal wants board exams canceled

Delhi recorded 13,500 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

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 fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

11 Apr 2021

Delhi's fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the current and fourth wave of COVID-19 in the national capital is more dangerous than before.

Man arrested for deceiving people with fake job ads

10 Apr 2021

Man arrested for deceiving people with fake job ads

A 48-year-old man was arrested from Kolkata for allegedly duping people by posting fake job advertisements online for work abroad, Delhi police said on Saturday.

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

09 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

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.

Delhi: 37 doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital contract coronavirus

09 Apr 2021

Delhi: 37 doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital contract coronavirus

As many as 37 doctors working at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi have tested positive for coronavirus, multiple reports said on Thursday.

Delhi flags vaccine shortage, says stocks to last 3-4 days

08 Apr 2021

Delhi flags vaccine shortage, says stocks to last 3-4 days

After Maharashtra, the National Capital - New Delhi - is also facing a COVID-19 vaccine shortage.

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.

Delhi woman mows down elderly couple; says she was distracted

07 Apr 2021

Delhi woman mows down elderly couple; says she was distracted

A Delhi woman on Sunday mowed down an elderly couple in the Dwarka region of the national capital, the police said on Tuesday.

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: Part of under-construction bridge collapses, 1 died

06 Apr 2021

Delhi: Part of under-construction bridge collapses, 1 died

A 50-year-old man was killed after a concrete and iron beam of a railway bridge under construction in West Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area fell on four parked trucks this morning.

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.

Amid COVID-19 surge, Delhi imposes night curfew starting today

06 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 surge, Delhi imposes night curfew starting today

A night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am has been imposed in Delhi starting today until April 30, the city's government said on Tuesday.

Delhi COVID-19 vaccination centers to function 24 hours from tomorrow

05 Apr 2021

Delhi COVID-19 vaccination centers to function 24 hours from tomorrow

As Delhi is witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry on Monday said that the vaccination centers in the national capital will be operational throughout the day starting Tuesday.

Vaccinate Indians first, then export COVID-19 doses: AAP tells Centre

05 Apr 2021

Vaccinate Indians first, then export COVID-19 doses: AAP tells Centre

The AAP questioned the Centre for sending COVID-19 vaccines across the world instead of further accelerating the inoculation drive within the country, claiming it will take at least 15 years to vaccinate the entire population of India at this rate.

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 government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

05 Apr 2021

Delhi government built no new hospitals/flyovers during 2015-2019: RTI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi neither commissioned any new hospital nor did it build any new flyover between 2015 and 2019, RTI (Right To Information) queries filed by a resident of the city revealed.

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.

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

02 Apr 2021

No need for second lockdown in Delhi, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the COVID-19 situation in the national capital is not as serious and does not warrant a lockdown.

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.

Now, travel from Delhi to Meerut in just 45 minutes

01 Apr 2021

Now, travel from Delhi to Meerut in just 45 minutes

You will now be able to travel from Delhi to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, in only 45 minutes as the Delhi-Meerut Expressway was opened to the public today.

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

31 Mar 2021

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

The amended Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi Act may cause delays in policy decisions as the new law mandates the approval of the Lieutenant Governor (L-G).

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

COVID-19 spike in Delhi mainly among young, says AIIMS Chief

31 Mar 2021

COVID-19 spike in Delhi mainly among young, says AIIMS Chief

The recent coronavirus spike in Delhi has primarily affected the younger generation, AIIMS Chief Dr. Randeep Guleria has said. A sizeable number of patients are reporting "milder symptoms," he asserted.