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WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)

It is voluntary, don't accept it: Delhi HC on WhatsApp's privacy policy

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The court also pointed out that even Google maps captures all data and stores it.
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Footover bridges are among the most escapist places of a city, especially when suspended in places that don’t appeal to crowds during certain times of the day
Footover bridges are among the most escapist places of a city, especially when suspended in places that don’t appeal to crowds during certain times of the day

Delhiwale: A (mid-air) walk to remember

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:47 AM IST
Finding peace amid rush, on an overbridge
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While the DDA is asking people to give a broad vision for the city, citizens want an issue-based discussion on various aspects of MPD-2041.(HT Photo)
While the DDA is asking people to give a broad vision for the city, citizens want an issue-based discussion on various aspects of MPD-2041.(HT Photo)

DDA asks residents for input on Delhi’s Master Plan 2041

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:18 AM IST
“People can give their suggestions and share their ideas about what kind of the city they want Delhi to be. The idea behind this exercise is to get maximum participation,” said a senior DDA official.
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In the last one and a half years, Delhi Police’s economic offences wing has registered 19 cases of cheating and fraud against various developers and housing society groups.(File photo)
In the last one and a half years, Delhi Police’s economic offences wing has registered 19 cases of cheating and fraud against various developers and housing society groups.(File photo)

Delhi: Search for an affordable house lands 19 in fraud net

By karn pratap singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:09 AM IST
Pushkar Rawat, Shivali Seth, and thousands of home buyers were duped by various developers and promoters, who allegedly tricked them into investing in different housing schemes by fraudulently using the DDA’s land-pooling policy, which is yet to become operational.
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The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No Car Sunday’ organised in Connaught Place

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:00 AM IST
The campaign called, ‘No Car Sunday’, which was first started by a group of teenage environment activists as a local initiative to discourage neighbours from using their cars for one day of the week to help reduce vehicular emissions in the national capital.
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Manish Sisodia said, “Education ministers from all states should work together to create better systems for India."(PTI)
Manish Sisodia said, “Education ministers from all states should work together to create better systems for India."(PTI)

Govt to work on enhance teacher training and cutting dropout rates: Sisodia

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:50 AM IST
Setting up cadre of specialist teachers, collaborative professional development, shared lesson-planning, and providing teachers with agency and autonomy along with increased interaction with parents were suggested as key measures for improvement of school education and teacher training.
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Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show that on Sunday Delhi’s overall AQI was 347, in the ‘very poor’ zone. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Delhi’s air improves, mercury set to rise this week

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:43 AM IST
“Better wind speed has helped improve dispersion. Air quality is likely to stay in the ‘very poor’ category for the next two days. Further improvement is expected on January 20, when the AQI will come down to the lower end of ‘very poor’ to ‘poor’ category,” the Safar forecast read.
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AAP’s MLA Atishi said, “Aarti Yadav, along with former councillor from the same ward, Anil Yadav, have joined the AAP. We welcome them. Several leaders of the BJP are fed up with the corruption of the BJP-ruled MCDs. To contribute towards development-centric politics, they are joining the AAP.”(Screengrab)
AAP’s MLA Atishi said, “Aarti Yadav, along with former councillor from the same ward, Anil Yadav, have joined the AAP. We welcome them. Several leaders of the BJP are fed up with the corruption of the BJP-ruled MCDs. To contribute towards development-centric politics, they are joining the AAP.”(Screengrab)

BJP MCD councillor Aarti Yadav joins AAP

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:38 AM IST
Aarti Yadav, who is the councillor of ward no 49 in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera, said on Sunday, “I want to work for the people in my ward and I can see opportunity to do good work only in the AAP. There is too much corruption in the BJP.”
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The city, on Sunday, also recorded a positivity rate of 0.36% which, health officials said, is also the lowest so far.(Bloomberg)
The city, on Sunday, also recorded a positivity rate of 0.36% which, health officials said, is also the lowest so far.(Bloomberg)

246 new Covid-19 cases in Capital — positivity rate hits another low

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:06 AM IST
“We can comfortably assume that the third peak in Delhi is over. It is even better now that the vaccine has arrived. However, I still urge people to continue wearing masks and take all necessary precautions against Covid-19,” health minister Satyendar Jain said in a press conference on Sunday.
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Health care workers queue up to get vaccinated at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.( )
Health care workers queue up to get vaccinated at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.( )

Health care workers in Delhi who skipped vaccine shot to get another slot

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:00 AM IST
With the vaccination drive launched on Saturday, around 8,100 healthcare workers in Delhi were slotted for the first day of the jabs. However, of these, just 4,319 (around 53%) turned up at the 81 vaccine centres in the Capital.
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A classroom at Mount Abu School in Rohini being sanitised, a day before schools in Delhi resume in-person sessions for students of classes 10 and 12.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A classroom at Mount Abu School in Rohini being sanitised, a day before schools in Delhi resume in-person sessions for students of classes 10 and 12.( anchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi schools to open for classes 10 and 12 from Monday

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:54 AM IST
Last week, the Delhi government allowed all public and private schools in the national capital to call students of classes 10 and 12 back to the campus from January 18 for pre-board preparations and practical work.
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A health care worker receives a Covaxin shot at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Saturday.(Amal KS/HT PHOT)
A health care worker receives a Covaxin shot at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Saturday.(Amal KS/HT PHOT)

AIIMS guard who showed severe allergic reaction to vaccine released

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:01 AM IST
According to doctors at AIIMS, the security guard had complained of uneasiness, palpitation, headache, and developed rash after 10-15 minutes of having been given a shot. He was moved to the icu, and remained under observation of specialists for a day before being discharged on Sunday evening.
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The President's Bodyguard during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The President's Bodyguard during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Shorter parade, age cap on guests: Covid-19 casts a shadow on Republic Day

By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Officials privy to the preparations said only 25,000 people will be allowed to watch the parade on Rajpath compared to over 100,000 people who usually turn up for the event. They said only 4,000 people from the general public will be allowed. Rest of the spectators will be VVIP and VIP guests.
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Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for Connaught Place said that they received inputs of Khalistani outfits and Al-Qaeda may carry out unwanted activities on January 26. (ANI/Twitter)
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for Connaught Place said that they received inputs of Khalistani outfits and Al-Qaeda may carry out unwanted activities on January 26. (ANI/Twitter)

Delhi Police puts up posters of wanted Khalistani, Al-Qaeda terrorists

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:23 PM IST
The police have also increased patrolling in the area as well as sensitised market and resident welfare associations people in view of security alert.
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Classes 6 to 8 to reopen at Chandigarh’s govt schools from February 1
Classes 6 to 8 to reopen at Chandigarh’s govt schools from February 1

Delhi schools for Classes 10, 12 to reopen tomorrow, Sisodia wishes students

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:48 PM IST
The schools can ask students to come only with the consent of their parents and are required to follow all the Covid-19 precautions.
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The complainant-lawyer had filed a cheating complaint with the police alleging that MMT, its CEO and one of its employees, who had planned his holiday package, conspired to cheat him. (HT ARCHIVE)
The complainant-lawyer had filed a cheating complaint with the police alleging that MMT, its CEO and one of its employees, who had planned his holiday package, conspired to cheat him. (HT ARCHIVE)

HC puts on hold trial court order summoning Make My Trip CEO in cheating case

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The high court also issued notice to the state and the lawyer, who had lodged the cheating complaint against MMT, its CEO and a company employee, seeking their response on Kalra's plea by February 10.
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The high court’s observations came while awarding compensation for loss of dependency to a woman, who lost her 23-year-old son in a road accident in 2008, and enhanced the award amount from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.42 lakh to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6.80 lakh.(HT ARCHIVE)
The high court’s observations came while awarding compensation for loss of dependency to a woman, who lost her 23-year-old son in a road accident in 2008, and enhanced the award amount from 2.42 lakh to 6.80 lakh.(HT ARCHIVE)

Delhi High Court says parents of road accident victim entitled to compensation

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:40 PM IST
The high court directed that a copy of this judgement be sent to the Registrar General who shall circulate it to all Motor Accident Claims Tribunals.
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Traffic moves slowly through a dense fog in New Delhi. Cold wave conditions continued across North India claiming 165 lives this winter. AFP PHOTO / Prakash Singh
Traffic moves slowly through a dense fog in New Delhi. Cold wave conditions continued across North India claiming 165 lives this winter. AFP PHOTO / Prakash Singh

Delhi's records minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:33 AM IST
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius this morning.
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Due to dense fog in Delhi and adjoining states on Sunday morning, around 26 trains travelling in and around the national capital were delayed.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Due to dense fog in Delhi and adjoining states on Sunday morning, around 26 trains travelling in and around the national capital were delayed.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'severe' category; overall AQI at 428

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:28 AM IST
An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe.
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The traffic police will deploy a large number of its personnel to divert traffic in view of these restrictions.(REUTERS)
The traffic police will deploy a large number of its personnel to divert traffic in view of these restrictions.(REUTERS)

Traffic restrictions in New Delhi for R-Day rehearsals between Sun and Thurs

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:15 AM IST
“The route for the rehearsals will be from Vijay Chowk to C-Hexagon via Rajpath and there will be restricted traffic crossings at Rajpath-Rafi Marg, Rajpath-Janpath, Rajpath-Mansingh Road and Rajpath-C Hexagon,” said Manish Kumar Agrawal, joint commissioner of traffic police.
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Each centre had a target of vaccinating 100 people on Saturday.
Each centre had a target of vaccinating 100 people on Saturday.

Will set an example that the vaccine is safe

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:32 AM IST
Until Saturday evening, 4,319 of the scheduled 8,100 persons had got vaccinated in Delhi. Hospital authorities said some who were to get the jab said they were not in the city, or cited personal reasons. Authorities said the absentees could also be attributed to a glitch in the CoWIN app.
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Sanitiation worker Manish Kumar was the first person in the Capital to be administered a Covid-19 jab as Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Dr Randeep Guleria look on at AIIMS on Saturday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Sanitiation worker Manish Kumar was the first person in the Capital to be administered a Covid-19 jab as Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Dr Randeep Guleria look on at AIIMS on Saturday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

One small jab, a giant leap for Delhi

By Sweta Goswami, Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:41 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal assured people about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, saying “there is no need to worry” and urged people to continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. State health minister Satyendar Jain described the drive as successful.
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Central Pollution Control Board recordings show that the overall air quality index of Delhi on Saturday was 407, in the ‘severe’ zone, as against the 460 recorded on Friday(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Central Pollution Control Board recordings show that the overall air quality index of Delhi on Saturday was 407, in the ‘severe’ zone, as against the 460 recorded on Friday(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Air ‘severe’ despite improved wind speeds

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:55 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Friday forecasted that the air quality of Delhi was on its way to sliding into the ‘severe plus’ or ‘emergency’ levels on Saturday. Even though till 10am on Saturday, Delhi was engulfed in a thick blanket of fog.
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In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)
In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)

Delhi zoo reports first bird flu death, doubles down on safety measures

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Environment ministry officials confirmed that with the positive case at Delhi zoo, safety protocol at the premises had been intensified. The only solace this time, as compared to the last avian flu breakout at the zoo in 2016, is that this time the zoo is already closed for the general public.
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The hospital saw 31 health care workers receive the shot after signing an informed consent form as mandated by the country’s apex drug regulator that gave the vaccine an approval in “clinical trial mode.”(ANI)
The hospital saw 31 health care workers receive the shot after signing an informed consent form as mandated by the country’s apex drug regulator that gave the vaccine an approval in “clinical trial mode.”(ANI)

RML resident docs raise concerns over Covaxin shots

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:05 AM IST
“We would like to bring to your notice that the residents are a bit apprehensive about the lack of complete trial in case of Covaxin and might not participate in huge numbers thus defeating the purpose of vaccination.” representative of the resident doctors’ association at the hospital said.
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The beneficiaries on Saturday included some of the leading doctors of Delhi who volunteered to take the first jab at various centres to build confidence about the two vaccines among the healthcare workers and the general public.(HT_PRINT)
The beneficiaries on Saturday included some of the leading doctors of Delhi who volunteered to take the first jab at various centres to build confidence about the two vaccines among the healthcare workers and the general public.(HT_PRINT)

Covid-19 vaccine drive kicks off in national capital, 53% turn out for jabs

By Anonna Dutt, Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:51 AM IST
Of the 11 districts in Delhi, the highest turnout was recorded at 71.44% in south Delhi. This was followed by the northwest district where 64% of the 1,100 healthcare workers were given the first dose. The north district vaccinated 32.1% of the total target, the lowest among the 11 districts.
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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday. (PTI Photo )
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday. (PTI Photo )

2 Delhi health workers felt slight tightness in chest after Covid shot: Official

Reported by Ashish MishraEdited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:21 PM IST
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the drive was successfully conducted on the first day.
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A Barred Owl spotted at the Rambles in Central Park during DeCandido’s birdwatching tour in New York on November 29. The recent arrival of the barred owl that meanders from one side to another -- or perhaps there are two of the species, one of the city’s current mysteries -- along with a great horned owl have triggered curiosity and filled DeCandido’s tours with New Yorkers who have trouble spotting the birds themselves, AFP reported. (Kena Betancur / AFP)
A Barred Owl spotted at the Rambles in Central Park during DeCandido’s birdwatching tour in New York on November 29. The recent arrival of the barred owl that meanders from one side to another -- or perhaps there are two of the species, one of the city’s current mysteries -- along with a great horned owl have triggered curiosity and filled DeCandido’s tours with New Yorkers who have trouble spotting the birds themselves, AFP reported. (Kena Betancur / AFP)

Bird flu confirmed in owl found dead in Delhi zoo

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The Delhi zoo has both captive and free-ranging birds, including local migratory waterfowls and waders, in its premises.
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Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)
Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers were vaccinated at AIIMS hospital.(ANI/Twitter)

Don't pay heed to rumours, listen to experts on Covid-19 vaccines, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in Delhi with healthcare workers, who were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, getting the first shots.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan is also present on the occassion.(ANI/Twitter)

Sanitation worker becomes 1st person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the biggest vaccination drive of the world.
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