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2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

01 Sep 2020

2 lakh Ola, Uber drivers go on strike in Delhi-NCR

Nearly two lakh drivers of cab aggregator services Ola and Uber in the Delhi-NCR region have decided to go on strike starting Tuesday.

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.

Coronavirus: 122 CRPF troopers from single battalion in Delhi infected

02 May 2020

Coronavirus: 122 CRPF troopers from single battalion in Delhi infected

On Friday, 12 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) tested positive for COVID-19.

Microsoft opens a new engineering center in India

18 Feb 2020

Microsoft opens a new engineering center in India

In a bid to expand its footprint in the Indian market, Microsoft has launched a new engineering hub in the country.

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

20 Dec 2019

Delhi air quality 'severe' amid cold wave; flights disrupted

Early Friday morning, Delhi's air quality fell to 'severe' as weather conditions made the environment conducive to trapping pollutants.

"Born as dog, retired as soldier," CISF felicitates dog commandos

20 Nov 2019

"Born as dog, retired as soldier," CISF felicitates dog commandos

For the first time in its history, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit attached to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) organized a function to felicitate its dog commandos, upon retirement.

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

19 Nov 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about Delhi's air pollution: Details here

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has raised serious concern over the tormenting air pollution levels in Delhi.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

14 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

Severe dust storm hits Delhi; IGI Airport flight operations suspended

12 Jun 2019

Severe dust storm hits Delhi; IGI Airport flight operations suspended

A powerful dust storm on Wednesday evening hit Delhi, which has been witnessing severe heatwave conditions over the last few days.

Virat Kohli fined Rs. 500, issued challan for water wastage

07 Jun 2019

Virat Kohli fined Rs. 500, issued challan for water wastage

The availability of fresh drinking water is becoming a key problem in big cities, especially if one lives in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Heatwave scorches Delhi-NCR, other North Indian states; red alert issued

01 Jun 2019

Heatwave scorches Delhi-NCR, other North Indian states; red alert issued

As severe heatwave continues to scorch North India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring states.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

19 Mar 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

#Elections2019: AAP releases song, makes full-statehood for Delhi principal agenda

07 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: AAP releases song, makes full-statehood for Delhi principal agenda

The Aam Aadmi Party launched a song yesterday to establish that Delhi's full statehood will be their central agenda for the 2019 elections.

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

05 Mar 2019

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

12 Jan 2019

Air quality 'severe' in Delhi, rainfall may bring respite

Delhi's air quality was recorded in the severe category today due to reduced wind speed even as authorities have forecast rainfall in the next couple of days.

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

07 Jan 2019

Delhi's air improves after rainfall but remains 'very poor'

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution levels this year today after rains washed away the pollutants and cleansed the air, but the air quality still remained in the very poor category, the authorities said.

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

06 Jan 2019

Rainfall brings pollution level to year's lowest in Delhi

Delhi recorded its lowest pollution level of the year today after a spell of rain but the air quality remained in the very poor category.

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

22 Dec 2018

With smog covering around, Delhi's air quality turns 'severe'

Delhi's air quality deteriorated to severe category today as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.

Delhi Metro introduces 21 trains, providing 812 additional trips daily

01 Nov 2018

Delhi Metro introduces 21 trains, providing 812 additional trips daily

With air quality on a consistent decline in the national capital and neighboring cities, the Delhi Metro, on Wednesday, brought into service 21 additional trains on its network that will provide 812 additional trips per day.

Delhi: 'Mosquito Terminator on Wheels' to spray insecticides around tracks

05 Aug 2018

Delhi: 'Mosquito Terminator on Wheels' to spray insecticides around tracks

After much prodding by the Delhi HC, the anti-mosquito breeding fight in the capital is now getting a big weapon.

Mild 4.0 quake jolts Delhi, no reports of casualty

01 Jul 2018

Mild 4.0 quake jolts Delhi, no reports of casualty

Mild tremors measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) this afternoon at around 3:40pm.

CBSE paper-leak fiasco no longer limited to just NCR, Haryana

01 Apr 2018

CBSE paper-leak fiasco no longer limited to just NCR, Haryana

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and central government's claims that the leak of Class 10 Maths paper is restricted to Delhi, the National Capital Region and Haryana doesn't hold water anymore.

Delhi Airport terminal T1 to get metro connectivity by March-end

13 Feb 2018

Delhi Airport terminal T1 to get metro connectivity by March-end

People traveling to Terminal 1 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from any part of Delhi and the National Capital Region will now be able to take the metro soon.

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

16 Jan 2018

Pollution-free Diwali: Scientists to create electronic, reuseable firecrackers

Scientists in India are developing electronic or e-crackers that will neither emit smoke nor be a fire hazard, in order to promote a smokeless and pollution-free Diwali.

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR and neighboring states; Epicenter in Uttarakhand: Reports

06 Dec 2017

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR and neighboring states; Epicenter in Uttarakhand: Reports

Residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring states like Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Haryana have felt strong earthquake tremors at 8:50 pm today. The magnitude was 5.5.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes Delhi, no casualties reported

02 Jun 2017

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes Delhi, no casualties reported

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale struck Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) at around 4:27 am today, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

AIIMS emergency distressed due to shortage of doctors

25 May 2017

AIIMS emergency distressed due to shortage of doctors

The emergency wing of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) receives more than 500 patients daily and is short-staffed to handle the same.

Delhi- Issuance of restaurant licenses to get harder

24 May 2017

Delhi- Issuance of restaurant licenses to get harder

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is going to make the process of issuing and renewing licenses of restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries more tough.

Connaught Place restaurants face deficit after NDMC clampdown

10 Apr 2017

Connaught Place restaurants face deficit after NDMC clampdown

Two months after the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NMDC) lashed down on Connaught Place (CP) restaurants for running operations on the terrace, restaurants are facing harsh losses.

Gurugram Pollution: When a nine-year-old took control

31 Mar 2017

Gurugram Pollution: When a nine-year-old took control

Gurugram can finally breathe easy, thanks to a nine-year-old resident of Sector-67.

Chinese Christmas trees a rage in Delhi

25 Dec 2016

Chinese Christmas trees a rage in Delhi

With Christmas right round the corner, Chinese Christmas trees are a rage in New Delhi.

Housing, Transport and Furniture: Should you rent or buy?

23 Oct 2016

Housing, Transport and Furniture: Should you rent or buy?

In the India of today, choosing whether to buy an apartment or a car is not a black and white decision.