Delhi Disaster Management Authority: News

17 Jul 2023


Delhi floods: Yamuna rises again, causing panic; some schools shut

The Yamuna River water level started rising again on Monday, triggering panic among residents in Delhi's submerged areas.

18 Mar 2023

Union Health Ministry

H3N2 cases surge in India; Maharashtra on high alert

With the growing risk of the H3N2 influenza outbreak amid the change in weather conditions in parts of India, hospitals across Maharashtra have been instructed to be on high alert.

17 Apr 2022


COVID-19: Delhi plans to bring back Rs. 500 no-mask fine

Following an increase in COVID-19 cases, Delhi's Health Department is reportedly planning to reintroduce penalties for violations of COVID-19-appropriate behavior.

25 Feb 2022


Delhi lifts night curfew, other curbs as COVID-19 cases dip

The government of Delhi has decided to lift various restrictions as cases of the coronavirus continue to fall.

04 Feb 2022


Delhi schools reopen on Monday as COVID-19 cases dip

The government of Delhi on Friday decided to reopen schools, colleges, and coaching institutions across the capital city.

21 Jan 2022


Delhi's weekend curfew to stay as L-G rejects government's plan

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday rejected several recommendations sent by the city government in view of the declining COVID-19 cases.

11 Jan 2022


Delhi shuts private offices amid COVID-19 surge; essential services exempt

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday tightened curbs in the national capital in view of the COVID-19 situation.

22 Dec 2021


As Omicron cases rise, Delhi bans Christmas, New Year gatherings

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned all gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year in wake of rising Omicron cases in the national capital.

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.

30 Sep 2021


Gatherings during festival season permitted in Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday decided to allow gatherings, including Ramleela celebrations, during the upcoming festival season with strict compliance to COVID-19 norms, official sources said.

08 Sep 2021


No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 Aug 2021


50% students per classroom, staggered lunch breaks among DDMA guidelines

Mandatory thermal screening, staggered lunch breaks, alternate seating arrangements in classrooms, and avoiding routine guest visits are among the guidelines announced by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for the reopening of schools and colleges from September 1.

27 Aug 2021


Delhi schools to reopen from September 1. Check details

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reopen schools in a phased manner from September.

26 Aug 2021


Delhi schools reopening: Parents divided amid concerns around third wave

Amid concerns of a possible third wave of COVID-19 in the coming months, parents are divided over the plan to reopen schools in the national capital.

20 Jul 2021


Two Delhi markets closed till Wednesday over COVID-19 norm violation

The Kolhapur Road market and the Inner Circle market, both in the Kamla Nagar area in Delhi, will remain closed till Wednesday for not adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior and violating guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), according to an official order.

12 Jul 2021

Delhi Government

Janpath Market shut down following violation of COVID-19 protocols

The Delhi government on Monday ordered the closure of Janpath Market for the violation of COVID-19 protocols and for not following the guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), according to an order.

07 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi: Rape, harassment cases of women up; heinous crimes down

Cases of rape and harassment of women in the national capital have increased by around 40% in the first six-and-half months this year as compared to the corresponding period last year, while the total number of heinous crimes has gone down marginally, officials said on Tuesday.

03 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi police to organize public hearing camps every Saturday

Public hearing camps will be held at police stations every Saturday between 4 pm and 6 pm, officials said on Friday.

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.

24 Mar 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines

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.

23 Feb 2021

Anil Baijal

Over 7K coronavirus mutants are in circulation in India: Report

Recent media reports have cited a Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) study to claim that 7,569 coronavirus mutants are in circulation in the country.

20 Feb 2021


Delhi could bring back COVID-19 checks for domestic flyers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will convene a meeting on Monday to decide whether there is a need to again introduce checks - including mandatory negative RT-PCR test reports - for people arriving from states where the COVID-19 cases are currently rising.

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.

23 Sep 2020

Lajpat Nagar

Emerging coronavirus hotspots identified in Delhi; CP, Lajpat on list

To get ahead of the coronavirus curve, the Delhi government has identified 33 areas as "emerging hotspots". Localities like Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Model Town, Laxmi Nagar, and Paschim Vihar featured on the list, HT reported.

14 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.

09 Sep 2020

Hindustan Times

Bars reopen in Delhi: Here's all you need to know

After a five-month hiatus, bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs will start serving Liquor in Delhi on a trial basis till September 30, barring containment zones.

19 Aug 2020

Hindustan Times

Gyms to remain closed in Delhi; hotels allowed to reopen

As part of the plan to "unlock" from the coronavirus lockdown, hotels have been allowed to reopen in Delhi. However, gyms will continue to remain shut in the national capital.

25 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

20 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

08 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi L-G overrules order to reserve hospitals for Delhi residents

After the Delhi government issued an order reserving hospitals in the city for "bonafide residents," Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday overruled the order.

After review, Delhi government allows vets, plumbers, electricians to work

Days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed veterinarians, plumbers, and electricians to work during the nationwide lockdown (imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus) the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government also lifted the ban from these services after conducting a thorough review.

11 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: 52 evacuated from Delhi's Chandni Mahal mosques test positive

Delhi's Chandni Mahal locality has emerged as a containment zone after 52 out of 102 people who were evacuated from 13 mosques in the area tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

11 Nov 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal: Snow, rainfall predicted in state; Kullu on high alert

Snow and rain may occur at some places in Himachal Pradesh from November 11-14, the Meteorological Department said.

02 Mar 2018


Delhi: Leave me alone or will jump: Man to cops

A high voltage drama recently ensued in Delhi when a 38-year-old man threatened to jump off a four storied building, if police tried to catch him.