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Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.

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Little bravehearts who risked their lives to save others: Tales of valour from across India

A total of 18 such salute-worthy children — seven girls and 11 boys — have been selected for the National Bravery Awards this year

National Bravery Awards 2017 winners at a press preview in New Delhi on Thursday.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2018 07:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Wednesday is last day to submit nursery admission forms, first list on February 15

Schools will upload a list detailing marks given to each applicant based on the point system adopted by them on February 2. The first list of selected general category students will be announced on February 15.

The application process for approximately one lakh nursery seats in private schools opened on December 27 last year for general category applicants and will close on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi University admission process may start in April this year

The admission committee is mulling measures to deal with ‘moderation’ in marks that takes place in many state boards, which would, in turn, help the colleges to set ‘realistic cutoffs’ and shorten the admission process.

The admission process to Delhi University (DU) may begin earlier than usual for the upcoming academic session.
Updated on Jan 15, 2018 10:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi’s Chhavi Gupta cracks CAT with 100 percentile, had cleared IIT-JEE in first attempt

While CAT 2017 also had 20 students in the 100 percentile like the previous year, this year saw two women and three non-engineer candidates made it to the list unlike the previous year.

Chhavi, 24, who completed her dual BTech and MTech degree in Biotechnology from IIT Delhi, hopes to get into IIM Ahmedabad or Calcutta.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi’s oldest railway station to get a fresh look soon

Delhi Junction is popularly known as Old Delhi Railway Station.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

‘Do your parents make bombs?’: Muslim students become targets of prejudice, hate in Delhi schools

Terror attacks and America’s wars in West Asia have fuelled a global backlash against ordinary Muslims.

(Illustration: Animesh Debnath)
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Zehra Kazmi

Trains getting delayed despite fog safe device installed by Northern Railway

On Thursday, as many as 92 trains were reported running late while 19 were cancelled and 44 trains were rescheduled because of dense fog

The GPS-based fog safe device was introduced in 2010. It has been made available in all Northern Railway trains this winter.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2018 07:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘A room of our own, clothes for kids’: What Delhi’s homeless want in 2018

Around 13,000 homeless people stay in government shelters in Delhi while approximately 6,000-7,000 people still sleep in the streets. New Year means little to them. They say they have to plan for one day at a time

A homeless man watching Hindi film, Ek Tha Tiger, at a temporary open theatre in north Delhi on New Year’s Eve.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Foggy, cold, severely polluted day in Delhi; 50 flights, 69 trains delayed

Met officials said though the temperature rose to 8.4ºC on Tuesday from Monday’s minimum of 5.7ºC, it actually felt chillier.

According to the Indira Gandhi International Airport’s app showing live updates of flights, around 30 domestic and 20 international flights, which were supposed to land in Delhi by noon or earlier, were delayed.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi school management committees to get more money, power to hire teachers

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also suggested that school management committees should be authorised to hire teachers on a temporary basis, until the department can fill the vacant posts.(Arun Sharma/HT file)
Updated on Dec 29, 2017 01:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

JNU compulsory attendance move faces resistance from students, teachers

Students and some faculty members say the decision by JNU on attendance was ‘unilateral and taken by the vice chancellor without consulting them’

JNUSU president Geeta Kumari termed the move to make attendance compulsory at JNU “unreasonable” and “unnecessary”, especially for MPhil, PhD students when they did not have regular classes.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 28, 2017 06:48 PM IST

JNU makes attendance mandatory from Jan, students say it’s against ‘tradition’

A circular issued by the university on Dec 22 said the attendance is mandatory for all students registered in all programmes from the Winter Semester 2018 and detailed guidelines will be circulated in due course of time.

The university has not yet specified the exact percentage of attendance that would be required to be maintained by students.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2017 11:45 PM IST
HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi government to hire over 250 special educators

In Delhi, there are around 11,672 students with different needs studying in 952 of the 1,028 government-run schools.

DoE is planning on opening 14 resource centres, one in each of the 12 districts and two at the headquarters, to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy services for the children with special needs.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 03:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

In his Delhi University degree, man named Prince becomes ‘Rajkumar’

Prince Kapoor, 25, found that while he had been named correctly in English, in Hindi he had been named as Rajkumar Kapoor — in a possible translation of his name.

The degree certificate was a major milestone for Prince, who had enrolled in the course in 2010 and had taken five years to complete it.(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

5 years of Delhi gang rape: Conviction for rape stays poor despite special courts, new law

The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that since 2012 when the brutal gang rape of a student shook the country, the conviction rate in rape cases dropped even though the number of cases went up

The conviction rate has been dropping steadily from 49.3% in 2012 to 35.7% in 2013, 34.5% in 2014 and 29.7% in 2015.(SONU MEHTA / HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

‘I feel like we are frozen in time’: Mother of December 16 gangrape victim

The gang rape of a 23-year-old five years ago was thought to be a watershed moment against sex crimes. But not much has changed on the ground

Mother of December 16 gang rape victim breaks down during an interaction with Hindustan Times at her residence on Tuesday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2017 09:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi government to set up panels to check fee hike in private schools

The government issued a notice on Wednesday asking the district deputy directors of education to constitute a three-member committee at every district to look into grievances related to fee hike.

The Delhi government has received a slew of complaints from parents against fee hike in private schools.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 14, 2017 11:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi nursery admissions: Parents of twins confused over first child points

Admissions to nursery classes are based on a point-based system. The admissions to nearly 1.25 lakh seats in private unaided schools will begin from January 1.

Last year, schools such as the DPS Mathura Road, had also assigned 15 points if the applicant was the first child of the family.(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 13, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Delhi students with special needs have to make do with ill-equipped schools, teachers

Schools in Delhi are ill-equipped to handle children with special needs. They lack facilities, such as ramps and tactile pathways. Ignorance also remains a hurdle in creating inclusive classrooms for such special children.

Not many schools in Delhi have full-time special educators to cater to children who may have special needs ranging from intellectual, hearing, visual and other impairments.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 11, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVibha Sharma and A Mariyam Alavi

Women alcoholics on the rise in Delhi, and across India

States like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have seen a rise in women drinkers. In some of these states, the proportion is higher than that of Delhi.

According to members of Shakti, the Delhi group has the highest number of women as compared to similar groups of other states.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2017 10:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

IIT Delhi placements: Microsoft offers highest pay package of 1.4 crore

The placements at IIT Delhi will go on till May 2017. The first round is expected to be done by December 15, before recommencing in January.

(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

NCRB data reinforces Delhi’s rape capital tag, city tops in crimes against women

Latest National Crime Records Bureau data shows Delhi contributed to one in every three crimes against women in 2016. Delhi Police says the numbers are high because more victims are coming out to report crime

This year Delhi also bagged another notorious feather in its hat as it contributed the maximum percentage of crime to the statistics collated from the 19 metropolitan cities .(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 01, 2017 01:03 PM IST
Hindustan Tmes | By

Delhi: IITF 2017 ends with fewer visitors due to capped space

This year, the fair had functioned out of approximately 52% of the usual space.

People shop at the Turkey pavilion at the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 28, 2017 12:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi’s Trade Fair opens for public, here’s what you can explore

Tickets are not available at the gates of Pragati Maidan or the Pragati Maidan Metro station this year, and daily number of visitors has been capped at 60,000.

Delhi pavilion at the ongoing trade fair in Pragati Maidan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

37th India International Trade Fair to be inaugurated on Tuesday

People will have to get their tickets in advance either online or at Metro stations, as the number of visitors per day has been capped at 60,000. There will be no ticket sales at the gates of Pragati Maidan.

People will have to get their tickets in advance either online or at Metro stations, as the number of visitors per day has been capped at 60,000. There will be no ticket sales at the gates of Pragati Maidan.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 13, 2017 10:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi Walk Festival at Palla village explores the ‘cleaner’ side of Yamuna

Palla village, about 13 km from Narela, marks the entry point of the Himalayan river in the National Capital Territory. It is one of the only stretches of the river in the city that is not as contaminated as the rest.

People guided by experts ride along the banks of Yamuna during the Delhi Walk Festival near Palla Village in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 12:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Access to YouTube channels of news portals blocked on varsity WiFi, say JNU students

The students alleged that they cannot access any videos relating to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and politicians Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamta Bannerjee. Other members of opposition parties “are showing no results”.

The students alleged that they cannot access any videos relating to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and politicians Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamta Bannerjee. Other members of opposition parties “are showing no results”.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

GST rate on restaurants slashed to 5%: Will eating out get cheaper?

With no input tax credit, experts warn that restaurateurs might end up increasing prices on menu by 10%

The initial 18% tax rates for air-conditioned restaurants and 12% for non air-conditioned restaurants were slashed to 5% GST on all food items, to be effective from November 15.(File)
Updated on Nov 11, 2017 12:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi

India is moving towards research-based learning, says President Kovind at IIT Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind, the chief guest at IIT Delhi’s 48th convocation, asked IIT to adopt and partner with a school for underprivileged children to help build their capacity

President Ram Nath Kovind address the 48th Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi on Saturday(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 05, 2017 11:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Delhi: Trade Fair back at Pragati Maidan, but without its famed halls, pavilions

Visitors will not get to see many state pavilions and halls, as they have been razed to make way for the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre

Construction work underway at Pragati Maidan ahead of the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi on Saturday.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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