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Mask compulsory even if driving alone, rules Delhi High Court

07 Apr 2021

Mask compulsory even if driving alone, rules Delhi High Court

Wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is compulsory even when a person is driving alone in a car, the Delhi High Court ruled on Wednesday, terming cars a "public place."

Delhi BJP seeks stay on new excise policy

25 Mar 2021

Delhi BJP seeks stay on new excise policy

A Delhi BJP delegation on Thursday met the Lt. Governor to protest over amendments to the new liquor excise policy and demanded that it be stayed.

Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

23 Mar 2021

Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

The excise policy reforms, reducing the drinking age from 25 years to 21 years, are expected to prevent young people of Delhi from going to NCR cities to quench their thirst for alcohol, officials said.

Delhi Budget 2021: Rs. 16,377 crore allocated for education

09 Mar 2021

Delhi Budget 2021: Rs. 16,377 crore allocated for education

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today presented the annual Budget 2021-2022 of the Delhi government in the legislative Assembly.

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

24 Feb 2021

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the murder of a Tihar Jail inmate who was knifed to death inside the prison, saying that such things are only seen in fiction.

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

22 Feb 2021

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Delhi Government on two pleas by March 26, seeking vaccination of all the prisoners who were out on bail or parole before they surrender so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection inside prisons.

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

04 Feb 2021

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Switch Delhi' campaign to promote electric vehicles

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday, launched the "Switch Delhi" campaign to promote electric vehicles and appealed to people to buy such vehicles to combat pollution in the city.

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

The Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday that the Delhi Government has reduced the reservation of COVID-19 ICU beds in private hospitals to 25 percent from 40 percent earlier.

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.

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.

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

04 Jan 2021

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of Hanuman temple

The Delhi units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday sparred over the demolition of a Hanuman temple as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Delhi Government to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals

31 Dec 2020

Delhi Government to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals

Delhi Government, on Wednesday, announced to set isolation facilities at four private hospitals for those who traveled from or transited through the UK between November 25 and December 24 and tested positive for a new strain of coronavirus.

Night curfew imposed in Delhi on December 31, January 1

31 Dec 2020

Night curfew imposed in Delhi on December 31, January 1

The Delhi Government has imposed a night curfew between 11:00pm and 6:00pm on New Year's Eve (December 31) and New Year's Day (January 1) to restrict the New Year celebrations and curb large public gatherings.

Lower legal drinking age to 21 years: Delhi government panel

30 Dec 2020

Lower legal drinking age to 21 years: Delhi government panel

An expert committee constituted by the Delhi Government has recommended lowering the legal drinking age in Delhi from 25 years to 21 years as well as reducing the number of dry days in a year to three.

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

28 Nov 2020

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

As farmers clashed with the police during their march to Delhi to protest against three central farm laws, a heart-warming video has come to the fore from Haryana's Karnal area.

Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

28 Nov 2020

Farmers' protest: Heavy security deployed at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border

Thousands of farmers gathered at Delhi-Haryana's Singhu border held a meeting on Saturday morning, amid heavy security deployment.

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

27 Nov 2020

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, on Friday were allowed to enter the national capital to hold a protest against three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre in September.

1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey

12 Nov 2020

1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey

A new sero-prevalence survey conducted in the national capital showed that around one in four of the people tested were exposed to COVID-19, the Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on same-sex marriages

14 Oct 2020

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on same-sex marriages

In what qualifies as a progressive statement, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, while hearing petitions of two same-sex couples regarding the legal recognition of their marriages, said laws are gender-neutral.

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

21 Jul 2020

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

India witnessed its deadliest week of the COVID-19 outbreak so far last week through Sunday, during which 238,000 cases—21% of the country's total cases to date—were reported.

Deepika Singh thanks Delhi government after mother recovers from COVID-19

26 Jun 2020

Deepika Singh thanks Delhi government after mother recovers from COVID-19

Earlier this month, television actor Deepika Singh had appealed to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government to get her mother admitted to a hospital there, after she was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

26 May 2020

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.

IPL 2020: Franchises call-off pre-tournament training camps

16 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Franchises call-off pre-tournament training camps

In a recent update, all the eight IPL franchises have scraped their respective pre-tournament camps until further notice.

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

24 Feb 2020

#NamasteTrump: Manish Sisodia reacts to being snubbed from Delhi event

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday reacted to being disinvited from an event at a Delhi government school to be attended by United States First Lady Melania Trump.

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

16 Dec 2019

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

17 Oct 2019

Delhi government's plan: Rs. 1,000 parking fee for 10 hours

A committee of Delhi government and civic officials has formulated a new plan, under which parking a private car in popular areas of the capital such as Connaught Place (CP) could cost you Rs. 1,000 for a 10-hour workday.

No late-payment charges on water bill for Delhiites: CM Kejriwal

27 Aug 2019

No late-payment charges on water bill for Delhiites: CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today that the Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to waive off water arrears for citizens with functional water meters at their homes.

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honors

21 Jul 2019

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honors

The last rites of the three-time Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, Sheila Dikshit, have been performed at Nigam Bodh Ghat, the oldest cremation ground in Delhi.

Delhi government stops funding for 28 Delhi University colleges, again

25 Apr 2019

Delhi government stops funding for 28 Delhi University colleges, again

The Delhi Government has once again stopped the funding of 28 colleges of the Delhi University, fully or partially funded by it.

AAP moves SC seeking larger bench over Delhi's full-statehood issue

25 Mar 2019

AAP moves SC seeking larger bench over Delhi's full-statehood issue

The AAP government moved the Supreme Court today seeking constitution of a larger bench to expeditiously decide the issue of who controls the services in Delhi.

Delhi government discusses possibilities of 'robots' cleaning sewers

22 Feb 2019

Delhi government discusses possibilities of 'robots' cleaning sewers

In a bid to completely end the practice of manual scavenging in the nation's capital, the Delhi government is thinking of using robots to clean septic tanks and sewers.

CBSE relaxes norms for children of martyred Pulwama jawans

21 Feb 2019

CBSE relaxes norms for children of martyred Pulwama jawans

Children of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, who were martyred during the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama, have been given certain relaxations for their 10th and 12th board exams by the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Delhi law department examining JNU sedition case: CM Arvind Kejriwal

24 Jan 2019

Delhi law department examining JNU sedition case: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government's law department was examining granting sanction for prosecution of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.

JNU sedition-row: Court refuses chargesheet, says Delhi govt's permission needed

19 Jan 2019

JNU sedition-row: Court refuses chargesheet, says Delhi govt's permission needed

Five days after the Delhi Police filed a 1,200-page chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, and others, the Patiala House Court has refused to accept the filing.

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

27 Dec 2018

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

Health Minister Satyendra Jain has given nod to his department to finalize the Delhi Health Bill and it is likely to be presented in the AAP cabinet by next month, a senior official said today.

Delhi Assembly panel to explore possibility of fellowship, internship programs

20 Dec 2018

Delhi Assembly panel to explore possibility of fellowship, internship programs

With an aim to keep MLAs well-informed on legislative affairs, a Delhi Assembly panel will explore the possibility of introducing fellowship and internship programs.

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

12 Dec 2018

Delhi: AAP-govt might soon limit number of guests at weddings

On Tuesday, the Delhi government told the Supreme Court that it was looking to implement a policy to "limit" the number of guests at "extravagant" weddings, in a bid to reduce food wastage.

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

03 Dec 2018

#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution

At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

10 Nov 2018

Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government

A Delhi court has ordered the release of three snakes, rescued from two men, into their natural habitat and also directed the Delhi government to ensure proper staff and equipment at the 'understaffed' wildlife department.

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

04 Nov 2018

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

The AAP-led government in Delhi has chalked out a plan to provide space for the opening of shops in the subways in the city following a number of complaints of "anti-social activities" being carried out after evening hours.