28 Apr 2021
Centre notifies amended GNCT Act; L-G now 'government' in Delhi
The Centre on Tuesday notified the amended Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, redefining "Delhi government" as the Lieutenant-Governor.
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.
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).
29 Mar 2021
President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.
24 Mar 2021
Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared a controversial proposed law to give more powers to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G), a representative of the Centre.
23 Feb 2021
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.
13 Dec 2020
Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'
On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Raghav Chadha and Atishi.
08 Dec 2020
Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies
In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.
18 Nov 2020
Delhi: Amid coronavirus surge, only 50 people allowed in weddings
The third wave of coronavirus continues unabated in Delhi, with the daily tally almost doubling in just 24 hours. On Monday, the National Capital registered 3,797 fresh cases; the number shot up to 6,396 on Tuesday.
16 Nov 2020
No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain
At a time when the national capital is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday clarified that the government would not be reimposing the lockdown.
16 Nov 2020
Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details
As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.
15 Nov 2020
Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
31 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
29 Sep 2020
In Delhi, mask-wearing rules flouted; over Rs. 1cr fine collected
Despite repeated statements from the government stressing on the importance of wearing masks, residents of Delhi seemingly don't care enough, data complied from last week shows.
14 Sep 2020
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.
02 Sep 2020
Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal
Five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced Delhi Metro to shut operations, it will restart from Monday, September 7, as L-G Anil Baijal has approved a proposal of the state government, led by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, reports said on Wednesday.
19 Aug 2020
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.
24 Jul 2020
Coronavirus positive teen sexually assaulted by another patient in Delhi
A girl, merely 14 years of age, was sexually assaulted at the Sardar Patel COVID-19 Care Center in Chhattarpur, Delhi, by another patient, reports PTI.
05 Jul 2020
Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.
25 Jun 2020
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.
25 Jun 2020
10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility
The Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in Chattarpur is being turned into a COVID-19 facility, the largest one in Delhi, to deal with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
24 Jun 2020
Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6
Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.
22 Jun 2020
Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27
In light of surging COVID-19 cases, Delhi is looking to start random serological tests on its citizens.
20 Jun 2020
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.
20 Jun 2020
With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump
India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.
15 Jun 2020
Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis
Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.
14 Jun 2020
Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled
The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.
14 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Amid spike in Delhi, stricter fines for lockdown violations
Violating quarantine rules, not wearing a face mask in public, and other lockdown violations will now attract stricter penalties in Delhi.
10 Jun 2020
Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive
Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.
10 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?
Coronavirus cases in Delhi will reach 5.5 lakh by July end and 80,000 beds will be required, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday while taking into account the doubling rate.
09 Jun 2020
Delhi will need 80,000 additional beds by July 31: Sisodia
On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Delhi hasn't entered the dreaded community transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic.
08 Jun 2020
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.
02 Jun 2020
Delhi L-G allows Manu Sharma's release in Jessica Lal case
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the pre-mature release of Manu Sharma, convicted in the high profile 1999 Jessica Lal murder case.
23 May 2020
Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home
Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.
30 Mar 2020
Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers
With thousands of migrant workers attempting to flee Delhi after a nationwide lockdown was announced last week, L-G Anil Baijal shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had all the powers to prevent this situation.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Nearly 900 quarantined in Delhi after doctor tests positive
Close to 900 people in Delhi were quarantined after a doctor in one of the Mohalla clinics tested positive for coronavirus, a minister said on Thursday.
25 Mar 2020
#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials
There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured residents at a press meet a short while ago.
22 Mar 2020
Delhi on full lockdown from tomorrow; public transport, shops shut
A day after he refused to put Delhi on lockdown, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday placed the national capital on full lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
10 Mar 2020
Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka
Kerala detected six new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on Tuesday. Separately, three new cases were reported in Karnataka.
04 Mar 2020
President Kovind rejects Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.