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Bypolls to 1 Lok Sabha, 4 assembly seats on May 10

Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:17 AM IST

The Jalandhar seat fell vacant in January 2023 after the sitting Congress member, 76-year-old Santoskh Singh Choudhary, died of a heart attack while taking part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the party.

The bypolls will held in the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency in Punjab, the assembly seats of Suar and Chhanbey in Uttar Pradesh, Jharsaguda in Odisha, and the Sohiong in Meghalaya. (HT)
By, New Delhi

Mamata holds protest, seeks release of funds

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday started a 30-hour sit-in demonstration in Kolkata demanding release of funds from Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government even as she stepped up her attack against the party labelling it Dushasana of the nation”

Mamata Banerjee said that she was staging the demonstration as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and not as the chief minister. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByHT Correspondent I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Kolkata

Centre may relax wheat quality norms

Current specifications require that grains with no more than 12% moisture are eligible to be procured by the Centre.

Procurement refers to the Centre’s purchases of cereals at federally fixed floor prices, which are then redistributed to nearly 800 million beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act 2013. (HT)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:06 AM IST
ByZia Haq I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, New Delhi

Maha can write to Centre for CBI probe into Palghar lynching: SC

With a change in the political dispensation in the state, the Maharashtra government had in November reversed its stand before the apex court by expressing its willingness to hand over the probe into the Palghar lynching case to the CBI.

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A view of the Supreme Court building, the apex judicial body of India, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Sanjay Sharma)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ByUtkarsh An, New Delhi

Toddler left asleep in locked home dies as bed catches fire

A one-and-a-half-year old boy was burnt to death in his sleep after the bed caught fire from an earthen lamp at his home in Sector 58 on Tuesday

HT Image
Published on Mar 30, 2023 12:01 AM IST

Delhi’s PWD to begin work to strengthen two key roads

A PWD official said the rejuvenation will incorporate maintenance and upkeep of pavements, central verges and service lanes along the two stretches, as well as beautification work related to plantation on central verges and roadsides, maintenance of streetlights, and white-washing of parapet walls

The road between Andheria Mor and Mehrauli-Mahipalpur, meanwhile, passes through Vasant Kunj and caters to traffic heading towards the Indira Gandhi International airport, Gurugram, and the Qutub Minar complex. (HT ARCHIVE)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:48 PM IST

DMRC ops, salary funds won’t be attached, says Delhi high court

The court said that funds reserved for salaries, operations and management to run the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will not be attached in case of failure to pay the unpaid arbitral award to the Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL).

Passengers wait at a station on the Blue line. (ANI)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:44 PM IST

SC notice to Delhi LG on govt plea over aldermen appointments in civic body

The petition of the Delhi government seeks the quashing of LG’s orders dated January 3 and 4 whereby he nominated 10 aldermen to MCD after the AAP won the municipal elections on December 7, 2022.

Delhi LG VK Saxena (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:17 AM IST

Delhi govt think tank vice-chief issue with Prez; don’t pre-judge case, LG tells HC

Jasmine Shah, who headed DDCD, a policy think tank of the AAP government, had moved court challenging the sealing of his office on November 17, 2022 by SDM Civil Lines, following an order from the Delhi government planning department to restrict him and prevent access to his office

Delhi LG VK Saxena. (PTI)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Delhi Development Authority’s budget focuses on housing projects

According to the plan, which was approved by Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena on Wednesday, the agency proposes to complete the construction of close to 11,000 high- and middle-income group flats (HIG and MIG) in Dwarka, Lok Nayak Puram in west Delhi, and Narela

While no new project has been announced in the budget, the focus this year is going to be on completing ongoing housing projects, said a senior DDA official. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:37 PM IST

Delhi man kills wife for not cooking food

Police said the woman was anaemic and weighed just 40-45 kilos. She was physically weak, needed regular rest and couldn’t cook frequently. The absence of food in the house angered Gupta and he began beating his wife with a stick.

Preeti’s mother told police that she would often be thrashed by her husband for not cooking food at home. (Representational Image/ Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 04:02 AM IST

Bad air: 9 districts from Delhi among 37 flagged by NGT

The panel looked into sources polluting the air in the region and identified 37 “sensitive” districts in the Indo-Gangetic Plains

A smoggy morning at Red Fort. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:34 PM IST
ByJasjeev G

Delhi civic body clears budget, no major changes moved

The meeting was an 11th hour approval to the financial spending proposals before the financial year ending on March 31 and, had it been delayed, could have otherwise led crucial payments to be held up

The House also approved an increase in funds for municipal press and printing of official letterheads, visiting cards and reports from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore, citing an increased number of members due to the unification of the three erstwhile corporations. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:32 PM IST

Rain, gusty winds batter Delhi; 9 flights diverted

No rain was reported at any weather station in Delhi till 5.30pm. However, Safdarjung, representative of Delhi’s weather recorded 8.8mm of rain between 5.30pm and 8.30pm

Commuters caught in the rain in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Poto)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:30 PM IST

Delhi’s IP College students protest harassment at fest; 11 detained

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the police and the college administration, seeking an explanation for lapse in security during the festival. It also sought an action-taken report by April 3

Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) students participated in a protest at Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW) in New Delhi on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 11:25 PM IST
ByShiv Sunny

Delhi logs 300 new Covid cases in 24 hours, highest since September last year

According to a bulletin issued by the Delhi Health department, the national capital also reported two Covid-related deaths.

The positivity rate in Delhi climbed to 13.89 percent, while the active cases stand at 806. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 09:53 PM IST

Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR, 9 flights diverted to Jaipur due to poor weather

Several parts of Delhi-NCR witnessed sudden rainfall coupled with thunderstorms on Wednesday evening.

A downpour in New Delhi(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Delhi excise policy case: Court extends interim bail of accused Sameer Mahendru

Mahendru had moved an application for the extension of his interim bail on the grounds that he has been recommended a lower back surgery by the doctors

The matter will be next heard on April 5. (Representative file image)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 05:48 PM IST

BJP withdrew no-confidence motion after failing to poach AAP MLAs: Kejriwal

Kejriwal said the BJP also tried to unsuccessfully topple the AAP government in 2017 and should not ever try to do so if it has any shame left

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 04:45 PM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

'Under review…': Election Commission on AAP's 'national party' status

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party became eligible for 'national party' status after it won nearly 13 per cent of the votes in the Gujarat election.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 01:14 PM IST

Civil defence volunteer attacked by goons in East Delhi, disarms them

The woman escaped unhurt, even as locals from the area thrashed the knife-wielding boys, aged 15 and 16, police said

Forty four-year-old Sapna Kumar fought with teenaged goons who allegedly robbed her son. (HT Photo (Sourced))
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:05 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny

Delhi man live streams his suicide, saved by police

After receiving the alert from Facebook, the Delhi Police informed the Nand Nagri police station, which scrambled men to avert the suicide bid.

Delhi police
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 08:12 AM IST

Victims of torture by IPS officer in Tamil Nadu narrate their ordeal

At around 1:30 pm on March 10, E Esakimuthu, his three brothers and brother-in-law were in an altercation with four other men near the Ambasumadram police station in Tamil Nadu

Victims of torture by IPS officer in Tamil Nadu narrate their ordeal
Published on Mar 29, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByDivya Ch, Chennai

EPS named AIADMK general secy after HC rejects pleas by rivals

Following the court’s order, the OPS camp immediately moved a larger bench against the single bench’s verdict. The division bench is scheduled to hear the petition on Wednesday.

Edappadi K Palaniswami was elevated as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary on Tuesday . (Agencies)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByDivya Ch, Chennai:

Govt school teacher booked for sexually harassing students

The suspended teacher has been identified as Manjunath and head teacher as Nataraj, working in Boranakunte government primary school in Madhugiri taluk of Tumakuru district.

According to officials, Manjunath sexually harassed girl students of classes 4,5 and 6 for several months. (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Returnee medical students get special chance to clear exams

Once the students clear their Part 1 and 2 theory and practical MBBS examinations, they will be eligible for a two-year internship

The one-time concession, given by an expert panel constituted by the Centre, was endorsed on Tuesday by the Supreme Court (ANI)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 12:00 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Contempt plea against Maha: Must condemn hate speech for harmony, says SC

earing a contempt petition filed by Kerala-based Shaheen Abdullah, a bench of justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna, said that it was mindful of what is happening in the country and asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta what is to be done to check hate speeches.

The petition cited a similar rally organised by the same organiser, on January 29 where calls were made to socially and economically boycott Muslims. (ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:57 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Rare Eurasian griffon vulture spotted at Delhi biodiversity park

The bird was spotted at the park on Sunday by Anip Shankar, a regular birdwatcher at ABP, officials said

The Eurasian griffon vulture at Aravalli Biodiversity Park. Birders say the vulture is generally seen in the National Capital Region once a year, with the last sighting being in RK Puram in November 2022. (Anip Shankar)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Shah: Making efforts to create awareness about cyber crime

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government has created a robust system to handle these cybercrimes where people can lodge online complaints that lead to registration of FIRs and prompt action.

Union home minister Amit Shah said that over 20 lakh cybercrime complaints have been registered on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal so far on the basis of which 40,000 FIRs have been registered. (ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ammonia levels in Yamuna may affect water supply: Delhi Jal Board

DJB, in an official statement issued on Tuesday, said the ammonia levels of the Yamuna near the Wazirabad pond area has crossed 5 parts per million (ppm) — five times more than the maximum treatable limit of water treatment plants.

Toxic foam floats on the surface of the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi on March 21. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 04:36 AM IST
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