- Jan 26, 2015 15:01 IST
specific agenda - more colleges, skill development, job generation, wifi zones across the city - the three parties seem to be on the same page. What could have set AAP apart was its anti-corruption platform. But so far it has not been too vocal on the issue. Taking cue, BJP has put corruption low on its list of priorities and Congress relegated it to the last page of its manifesto.
- Jan 19, 2015 10:08 IST
For a city in election mode, Delhi can obsess a lot about the cold and the fog. Every morning as Delhiites layer themselves to step outdoors, mercury trends dominate conversations. Heading home every evening, we play the guessing game on fog.
- Jan 12, 2015 12:19 IST
The listeners of FM channels had already sensed it from the radio campaigns of the BJP and the AAP. Delhi's electoral battle this time will be the one between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.
- Jan 05, 2015 12:16 IST
Figures for 2014, released by Delhi Police last week, saw a shocking near-100% surge in crime. There were 421 cases reported every 24 hours, including 12 street crimes every hour, a rape every four hours and molestation every two hours.
- Dec 08, 2014 08:04 IST
Just as we were wondering if all the safety measures announced since the fatal gangrape of a 23-year-old two years ago have made the Capital any safer for women, horror played out on Delhi’s roads yet again. DCP hails cab to find Uber’s office
- Dec 01, 2014 14:45 IST
The foul air from the seven million vehicles on Delhi's roads is leading to overcrowding in the intensive care units of city hospitals.
- Nov 24, 2014 00:05 IST
For a few years now, the authorities at Medicine Hat, a small Canadian town, have been doing what most civic agencies would have dismissed as outright foolish. They offered the town’s homeless furnished flats for free, The Economist reported last week.
- Nov 17, 2014 08:04 ISTMetro Matters
Two years on, ‘has the horrific fatal gang rape of a physiotherapy student in a city bus changed anything for Delhi’s women’ remains an oft-debated question. But even the most cynical would agree that this one tragedy shook us up.
- Nov 10, 2014 14:06 IST
It came as a pleasant surprise when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat campaign on Gandhi Jayanti a little over a month ago, getting everyone from cabinet ministers to government officials and sundry politicians to pledge to keep their surroundings clean.
- Nov 03, 2014 08:41 ISTMetro Matters
Delhi’s air pollution is more than a set of mind-boggling data for those with respiratory ailments or who have a family member suffering from one. On chilly mornings, you wake up gasping for breath.
- Oct 27, 2014 13:53 IST
Our own Delhi can’t beat New York in terms of tourist traffic but gets its fair share. Last year, the capital got 2.3 million tourists, which was 11.5% of the total volume India attracted.
- Oct 20, 2014 07:57 IST
It is not unusual for people from the Northeast, Ladakh, and even Delhi’s Manju ka Tila to be asked if they are Chinese/Japanese or if they need a passport to get here. Workmates, landlords and neighbours are often intolerant towards their lifestyle preferences.
- Oct 13, 2014 00:31 ISTmetro matters | Shivani Singh
Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel feat made us proud. Our very own Dilliwallah operating from a small office in Kalkaji is now one of the world’s most feted figures. His Twitter followers grew by 4,300 in just 90 minutes of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
- Oct 05, 2014 23:00 IST
With rising incomes, Delhiites are not only consuming more. They are also discarding more. The city generates 9,000 tonnes of garbage every day and the 2,500-odd community bins are already overflowing. By 2021, the city’s daily garbage load will touch 15,000 tonnes.
- Sep 29, 2014 08:37 IST
For those who thought Delhi’s Ramlilas were all about bad wigs, gaudy make-up and overthe-top acting, here is a bit of hearty film trivia. Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was born and raised in Delhi, got his first acting break at his neighbourhood Ramlila.