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Jignasa Sinha is a Principal Correspondent who's writes on Delhi crime, gender and labour.

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Delhi: UPSC aspirant, 26, electrocuted on waterlogged road in Patel Nagar

The deceased was found stuck to an iron gate near the Patel Nagar metro station due to electric current

The iron gate where the victim was electrocuted to death during rain at Patel Nagar, central Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jul 24, 2024 09:08 AM IST

15 arrested as Delhi Police busts kidney transplant racket

Delhi Police arrested 15 people in a kidney transplant racket across 11 hospitals in 5 states, exposing illegal transplants targeting poor patients.

The arrests have exposed a precarious set of procedures carried out by transplant coordinators at high-end hospitals, who “learnt” about the medical methodology and operated upon patients, often from poor backgrounds, who were their primary targets, officers from the Delhi Police’s crime branch said. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

2 held for GTB hospital shooting; case of mistaken identity: Police

The four assailants who entered the hospital are still at large, and efforts are on to find them.

The mother and wife of 32-year-old man Riyazuddin inside GTB Hospital. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Murder of twin girls in Delhi: Accused tried to force wife to abort after sex determination

Father murders twin newborn girls, forces wife into sex determination test, starves babies, and buries them in Delhi. Arrested after a month.

The specifics of the investigation also revealed the murders were premeditated as Solanki “tortured” the infants by starving them for two days before burying them. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

14 barred Patanjali products sold across counter at dedicated stores

HT visited Patanjali stores across four major Indian cities — New Delhi, Lucknow, Patna and Dehradun — and was able to procure most of these products, procuring a receipt in each of these cases.

HT visited Patanjali stores across four major Indian cities — New Delhi, Lucknow, Patna and Dehradun — and was able to procure most of these products, procuring a receipt in each of these cases. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 11, 2024 09:27 AM IST
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On the ground, videos of new arrests a challenge for Delhi police

Under the BNSS Section 105, police will now have to record videos and click photos of spots, searches and seizures as well

HT Image
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 06:58 AM IST

Street vendor first in Delhi booked under BNS; Police later junk case

Delhi Police registered the first FIR under new criminal laws against a street vendor, facing public backlash. The FIR was later quashed after review.

Police said he was apprehended by a sub-inspector around 12.15am for obstructing a public way with his cart under the foot over-bridge near the New Delhi Railway Station. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Cops take crash course in new criminal laws

The Delhi Police has been preparing for the implementation of the new laws, which were passed in Parliament last December and notified this January

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 01, 2024 07:50 AM IST

Victims’ families in Vivek Vihar tragedy struggle for normalcy

While the process of law takes its course, families continue to suffer from the aftermath of the tragedy. HT spoke to the families of two victims and two survivors to take stock of their situation

The health care facility, in the aftermath of the fire on May 25. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 27, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Hate crime: Man kills 21-year-old daughter, dumps body in field

Police said the accused, who was living in Prem Nagar near Peeragarhi, committed the crime on Sunday — celebrated the world over as Father’s Day

Giving details of the case, police said that they received a call on Sunday night about a woman’s body being found in the fields of Chandpur village in Rohini. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 05:28 AM IST

DGHS, health dept under lens after ACB’s fire report

ACB inspected 65 nursing homes in east Delhi, Shahdara, Rohini, north-east Delhi and parts of south-east Delhi

Forensic team at the site of the fire at the Newborn Baby Care Hospital, at Vivek Vihar. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Vivek Vihar fire was ‘avoidable’: ACB report

The Anti-Corruption Branch in a report to the vigilance department said that if the officials acted on the hospital’s request for renewal of licence on time, the tragedy could have been averted

A municipal team investigating the Baby Care New Born Hospital where a fire broke on May 25. Six newborns were killed in the fire. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:54 AM IST

Delhi man turns gangster to take revenge on cheating wife, held for extortion

Delhi man turns gangster after wife's affair, starts robbery network. Arrested for attempt to kill wife's boyfriend. Police search for "Kana gang" members.

Police said Akash Bhaida was arrested from Jaitpur in southeast Delhi on Sunday. (File)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 12:48 PM IST

Tihar prisoners get around mobile phone jammers by using 5G, say officials

Tihar jail has three harmonious call blocking system (T-HCBS) towers, Mandoli jail has one, while Rohini jail has none.

Tihar inmates are able to use the latest mobile phones to bypass the jammers installed there. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:12 AM IST

Delhi hospital fire: One more baby dies; cops record statements

Of the five injured babies, who were later shifted to Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, a 50-day-old baby girl succumbed on Friday

On Saturday night, six newborn babies, some just hours old, were killed and five were wounded after a fire ripped through a paediatric hospital in Vivek Vihar. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on May 31, 2024 11:51 PM IST

Delhi infant deaths: Within minutes of fire, staff made calls, but not to police

Dr Khichi, during interrogation on Tuesday, admitted to multiple shortcomings at his three hospitals in Delhi-NCR.

Police investigate the scene of the incident. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2024 04:21 AM IST

Delhi infant deaths: All on-duty staffers fled when fire began, says employee

“It was a horrific sight. But I went to the rear of the (Baby Care New Born hospital)building and saw nurses and staffers fleeing.”

Firefighters attempt to douse the fire after it broke out at a New Born Baby Care Hospital in Vivek Vihar on May 25 (ANI)
Updated on May 29, 2024 02:02 AM IST

Only 24 of 1.1K nursing homes in Delhi have requisite fire clearances

The checks come against the backdrop of a fire at New Born Baby Care Hospital in Vivek Vihar, which left six newborns dead and five others injured

The site of fire at Vivek Vihar, on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 01:34 AM IST

Delhi infant deaths: Complaints against 2nd unit of Vivek Vihar centre owner

Complaints comprise improper storage of oxygen cylinders, employment of unqualified doctors, leaks from unauthorised lab on premises & operating without licence

The hospital, which had the same facade as the one in Vivek Vihar, has been running since 2011 on the main road, between a bakery and a residential street. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 01:30 AM IST

Delhi children hospital fire: Owner ran three hospitals without licence

Regulatory failures and negligence highlighted in newborn care facilities. Police investigation ongoing in tragic incident.

Police underscored that the hospital gutted on Saturday did not have a licence, was packed beyond its authorised capacity, stored more oxygen cylinders than it was allowed, its doctors were not qualified for neonatal care, and the building had neither emergency exits nor fire extinguishers. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 07:07 AM IST

Delhi hospital fire: Families struggle to come to terms with loss of loved ones

Tragic fire at a Delhi hospital claims lives of newborns, leaving families shattered. Six families lose babies, with heartbreaking stories of loss and grief.

Vinod Sharma (in white) mourns the death of his newborn outside the mortuary of GTB Hospital on Sunday. Sharma and his wife, Jyoti Devi, had lost two babies earlier. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:07 AM IST

Delhi hospital fire: Locals braved cylinder blasts to rescue babies

The ground floor of the building housed a small reception area and storage space that had at least 32 cylinders, police said

Charred remains of medical equipment at the hospital. (Arvind Yadav)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:26 AM IST

Delhi hospital without licence, eligible doctors

A preliminary probe pointed to several mistakes, such as an illegal expansion of beds inside hospital, improper use of oxygen cylinders, and lack of adequate fire exits

People gather in front of the hospital in Vivek Vihar where six infants died after a fire broke out on Saturday night. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:20 AM IST

6 newborn babies dead in fire at Delhi hospital

Six newborn babies killed, five wounded in a fire at a Delhi hospital due to safety violations. Owner arrested. Condolences and probes ordered. PM announces compensation.

The Baby Care New Born Hospital where the fire broke out on Saturday night at Vivek Vihar, in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Over 5K detained by police to ensure peaceful polls in Delhi

Senior officers said police personnel have been asked to “pick up” persons who “may breach peace” during the elections. Police said this includes repeat offenders not involved in heinous crimes and locals involved in hooliganism

Police said they have increased pickets, especially at border areas. (Representative photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Refrigerator mechanic, retd teacher, YouTuber: Independents in Delhi poll fray

The independents are an eclectic bunch, but all 49 have one thing in common — they feel they offer voters something more than what mainstream parties can give

Virender, 27, is one of the youngest candidates in the fray and his affidavit says he’s unemployed. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 06:08 AM IST

Jangpura murder-robbery: Domestic help was clicking pics of house for 6 months

While their planning started two months ago, Basanti has been posting photos on her Facebook account for five to six months now, police said.

Domestic help Basanti (extreme right) with two of the gang members. (HT File)
Updated on May 14, 2024 05:24 AM IST

BJP’s star campaigners hold rallies at 3 Delhi seats

The BJP underlined the infrastructure push undertaken by the party-led central government over the last decade.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari with Praveen Khandelwal, BJP's candidate from Chandni Chowk. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on May 09, 2024 06:24 AM IST

NewsClick founder part of ploy to rupture India’s tenets: Charge sheet

The police made the claims in an 8,000-page document against Purkayastha, the founder and editor-in-chief of the news portal, and company PPK NewsClick Studio Pvt. Ltd

NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on October 3 last year (PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Time flies, but not for kin of Sulakshna

Sulakshna Narula, who lived with her husband and children in a house at Pandara Road in Delhi, has been missing since September 2018

Sunil Kumar Narula in his house at Pandara Road. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 06:12 AM IST
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