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 airport's Terminal 2 to resume operations from October 1

28 Sep 2020

Delhi airport's Terminal 2 to resume operations from October 1

After a six month shutdown, the Terminal 2 at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is set to resume operations starting October 1, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced.

Farm bills protest: Tractor set on fire at India Gate

28 Sep 2020

Farm bills protest: Tractor set on fire at India Gate

A tractor was set on fire at the India Gate in New Delhi early Monday morning in protest against the contentious farm bills, the police said.

Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech

26 Sep 2020

Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Centre over the issue of stubble burning, which poses a recurring headache for people in parts of North India, particularly the national capital.

Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue

24 Sep 2020

Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, was on Thursday diagnosed with dengue.

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

24 Sep 2020

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Delhi has reached the peak of the second wave of coronavirus, and that fresh infections will dip in the upcoming days.

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

23 Sep 2020

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.

NIA arrests nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, Bengal after raids

19 Sep 2020

NIA arrests nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, Bengal after raids

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala and West Bengal after raids at multiple locations, reports said on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Friday, adding that online classes shall continue till the aforementioned date.

33% in Delhi already exposed to coronavirus, according to serosurvey

17 Sep 2020

33% in Delhi already exposed to coronavirus, according to serosurvey

Roughly 33% of people in Delhi have antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, initial findings of a serological survey showed.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

17 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

16 Sep 2020

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

16 Sep 2020

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

16 Sep 2020

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

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

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

13 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

On Saturday, India's COVID-19 tally reached 47.5 lakh with over 94,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The death toll also climbed to 78,635 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

On Thursday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 96,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 45.6 lakh. Over 1,200 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 76,323.

Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

10 Sep 2020

Paresh Rawal appointed new chairperson of National School of Drama

National Award-winning veteran actor Paresh Rawal (65) has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new chairperson of the renowned New Delhi-based theater institute National School of Drama (or the NSD).

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

10 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

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

09 Sep 2020

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.

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

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.

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

01 Sep 2020

Side-effect of lockdown: Delhi's air cleanest in 5 years

On Tuesday morning, Delhi's air quality improved to the "good" category, following favorable wind speed and good rainfall during the last month.

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.

Delhi strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines as infections rise again

30 Aug 2020

Delhi strengthens enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines as infections rise again

The Delhi government has reportedly started deploying additional teams to enforce safety guidelines to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Delhi to London via bus? It's possible, but in 2021

25 Aug 2020

Delhi to London via bus? It's possible, but in 2021

Just in case you needed yet another reason to madly wait for 2021, here you go: A bus trip from Delhi to London shall be possible next year.

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

23 Aug 2020

Delhi's air quality likely to become 'good' as rains continue

Delhi's air quality may improve to 'good' this week as the national capital has received heavy rainfall this monsoon.

Delhi-NCR receives heavy rain, roads flooded, traffic affected

20 Aug 2020

Delhi-NCR receives heavy rain, roads flooded, traffic affected

The downpour that washed Delhi/NCR on Wednesday, continued well into Thursday, providing much-needed relief from the sweltering heat. As a downside, it also revealed how poorly-equipped the infrastructure of National Capital, and neighboring areas, is.

Gyms to remain closed in Delhi; hotels allowed to reopen

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.

Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR; flooding, traffic-jams reported in many areas

19 Aug 2020

Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR; flooding, traffic-jams reported in many areas

Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), on Wednesday morning, woke up to heavy rainfall that has led to waterlogging and traffic snarls in several areas.

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

17 Aug 2020

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Fire breaks out at Parliament building, seven tenders at spot

17 Aug 2020

Fire breaks out at Parliament building, seven tenders at spot

On Monday, a fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Parliament Annexe Building in Delhi, after which seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot, multiple reports said.

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

14 Aug 2020

Intelligence suggests terror strike on Independence Day, Delhi on alert

Delhi is on high alert as reports of a possible terror strike in Delhi within the next few days have surfaced.

Delhi witnesses heavy rains, traffic snarls reported from several areas

13 Aug 2020

Delhi witnesses heavy rains, traffic snarls reported from several areas

A spell of heavy rains inundated Delhi today, providing some relief from the hot and humid weather but throwing daily life out of gear at the same time.

Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU

06 Aug 2020

Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU

A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Delhi, the police said on Thursday. The minor underwent surgery after the brutal sexual assault which reportedly left her bleeding constantly.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 18.5 lakh; death toll nears 39,000

04 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 18.5 lakh; death toll nears 39,000

India on Sunday reported over 50,000 new coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide total to 18.55 lakh. The death toll reached 38,983 with over 800 more deaths.

Delhi: Disabled senior citizens beaten, cramped at old age home

01 Aug 2020

Delhi: Disabled senior citizens beaten, cramped at old age home

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal and Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam raided an old age home in the national capital on Friday.

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

30 Jul 2020

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

Six months after India reported its first coronavirus case (a student who returned from China's Wuhan tested positive), the country saw some positive news today, as recoveries zoomed past the 1 million (or 10 lakh) mark.

Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP

28 Jul 2020

Rapid testing shows false negatives, says Delhi HC; questions AAP

The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Aam Aadmi Party government over Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), asking why it was being used as a primary test to judge coronavirus infection.

Delhi launches dedicated portal to help people find jobs

27 Jul 2020

Delhi launches dedicated portal to help people find jobs

As the COVID-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands of people jobless, struggling for their monthly salaries, the Delhi government has embarked on a mission to help them get back to work.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

27 Jul 2020

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.