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25 Aug 2021


Delhi: COVID-19 rapid response center inaugurated at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

A COVID-19 rapid response center was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi, bolstering the city's healthcare infrastructure ahead of a possible third wave of viral disease.

20 Aug 2021


Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has again rejected the Delhi government's proposal to form a panel to "investigate deaths due to oxygen shortage" in Delhi.

17 Aug 2021


Delhi government's tourism department resumes boating in Naini Lake

After remaining closed for nearly four months, the Delhi government's tourism department has resumed boating in the Naini Lake situated in north Delhi, officials said on Tuesday.

14 Aug 2021


Delhi cites zero requirement of test kits, oxygen tanks: Report

The Delhi government has cited zero fresh requirement of new testing kits, laboratories, pediatric ICU beds, and liquid oxygen storage tanks, News18 reported.

04 Aug 2021


Kejriwal announces magisterial probe into death of Dalit girl

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Delhi Government will order a magisterial inquiry into the death of a nine-year-old Dalit girl following an alleged sexual assault.

Shift LGBTQ+ couple to safe house, provide security, orders HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the police to shift an LGBTQ+ community couple wanting to get married and facing threats from families, to a safe house set up by the Delhi government and provide them adequate security.

22 Jul 2021

Delhi Police

Farmers set to protest at Jantar Mantar today, security upped

Hundreds of Farmers will protest at Delhi's iconic Jantar Mantar today against the central government's three new agricultural laws.

15 Jul 2021


Google will provide real-time information about buses to Delhi commuters

The Delhi Government on Wednesday joined hands with tech giant Google to provide real-time information about buses to commuters and make public transport in the national capital more user-friendly.

14 Jul 2021


DWCD issues show-cause notice to 49 officials for coming late

Cracking the whip on latecomers, the Delhi Government's WCD department has issued a show-cause notice to its 49 officials for coming to the office late and asked them to submit their replies within three days.

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.

09 Jul 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government to identify children orphaned during pandemic through survey

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Department of the Delhi government will soon undertake a survey to identify children who have been orphaned during the coronavirus pandemic.

07 Jul 2021


Delhi government formulates policy for street children's welfare amid pandemic

The Delhi government has framed a policy for the welfare of street children in view of the pandemic situation which stresses the role of various stakeholders in promoting COVID-19-appropriate behavior and generating awareness about the infection among such children.

02 Jul 2021

Delhi Schools

Delhi schools allowed monthly fee collection with 15 percent reduction

Private schools in Delhi can collect fees on a monthly basis with a 15 percent reduction in lieu of facilities that could not be utilized by students during the lockdown period, the Delhi Government announced on Thursday.

29 Jun 2021


Delhi hospitals directed to reduce number of COVID-19 beds

With daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi showing a declining trend, the Delhi government on Monday asked private hospitals with 100 or more beds to scale down the number of oxygen beds reserved for COVID-19 patients to 30% of their capacity.

26 Jun 2021


Delhi government to run 15-day plantation drive from today

The Delhi government will run a tree plantation drive for next 15 days starting June 26, as part of Van Mahotsav, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday.

19 Jun 2021

Manish Sisodia

Families of six deceased bravehearts to get Rs. one crore

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the families of six IAF, Delhi Police, and civil defense personnel who died in the line of duty will get an ex gratia of Rs. one crore, and asserted that the city government stood "shoulder-to-shoulder" with the kin of these bravehearts.

12 Jun 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's first drive-through vaccination center shuts shop

Delhi's first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination facility, which opened with much fanfare two weeks ago, is being shut as the Centre's price cap for vaccines has made operation unviable, officials said on Friday.

11 Jun 2021


Rules for home delivery of liquor come into force today

The Delhi government notified the rules allowing home delivery of liquor for orders placed through mobile applications and websites on Thursday, which will come into effect from Friday.

14 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal promises financial help to families that lost earning members

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Delhi government will extend financial help to families which have lost their earning members to COVID-19 and also bear the educational cost and upbringing of children orphaned by the pandemic.

08 May 2021


Delhi government to organize COVID-19 vaccination drive for media persons

The Delhi government will organize a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for media persons, an official said on Friday.

03 May 2021

Delhi High Court

HC comes down on 'publicity interest litigations,' imposes cost

The Delhi High Court on Monday came down on several petitioners for filing "publicity interest litigations" on various issues, like regulating news reporting of COVID-19 issues and investigating the alleged misuse of the Lt Governor-Chief Minister Relief Fund, saying that these were filed without any homework and imposed costs on some of them.

01 May 2021

Delhi High Court

Why has COVID-19 testing drastically reduced? HC asks Delhi government

The Delhi High Court on Friday cited data to ask the AAP government to explain why COVID-19 testing has gone down drastically in the national capital.

22 Apr 2021


Delhi: Over 2,550 ambulance calls daily for past one week

Over 2,550 distress calls from COVID-19 patients were dispatched to ambulances in the national capital daily for the last one week, numbers compiled by the Delhi government show, highlighting the severity of the ongoing wave of the pandemic.

17 Apr 2021


Delhi: Bureaucrats deputed in private hospitals for better COVID-19 management

Seeking better COVID-19 management, the Delhi government has deputed bureaucrats in private hospitals also in view of the raging pandemic in the city, officials said on Saturday.

07 Apr 2021

Delhi High Court

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

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.

23 Mar 2021

Manish Sisodia

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.

09 Mar 2021

Manish Sisodia

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.

24 Feb 2021

Delhi High Court

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.

22 Feb 2021

Delhi High Court

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.

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.

19 Jan 2021

Delhi High Court

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.

14 Jan 2021

Giriraj Singh

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

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.

04 Jan 2021

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

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.

27 Nov 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'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.