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Delhi Weather and AQI Today: Warm start at 28.05 °C, check weather forecast for July 20, 2024

Published on Jul 20, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Check the weather forecast and air quality updates for Delhi on July 20, 2024 here.

Delhi weather update on July 20, 2024

Man acquitted in 37-yr-old CBI case; ‘blow to justice’, remarks Delhi court

Delhi court acquits accused in a 37-year-old disproportionate asset case, criticizing the criminal justice system for delays causing a miscarriage of justice.

An application moved in November 2023 pointed out that Ahluwalia was not in a fit state of mind to stand trial. A medical board at IHBAS confirmed that he was suffering from moderate dementia with atypical Parkinson’s disease, and he was deemed unfit for trial. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:44 AM IST

SC moots apparatus for tree-felling compliance

The court was considering a set of applications seeking permission for felling of trees for carrying out development works

The top court recently constituted a committee of three experts along with a team from Forest Survey of India (FSI) to determine the total number of trees cut. This report is still awaited. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:40 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

DSEU revokes fee waiver for reserved categories; cites fund crunch

According to the university bulletin available on the website, the fee for Bachelor of optometry for first-year students has increased to ₹1.1 lakh per annum (including other annual charges) from ₹29,700 in 2023-2024

DSEU vice-chancellor Ashok Kumar Nagawat told news agency PTI that the revocation of the concession for reserved category students has been effected based on the recommendations of the finance committee considering the funding crunch and financial burden on the varsity. (Representational image/HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:38 AM IST

DDA to Delhi HC: Will retain two dozen deer at Hauz Khas park

The DDA’s decision to retain the deer came after the Delhi high court nudged the civic body to maintain at least 50 deer in the park

In June 2023, CZA’s technical committee approved the translocation of approximately 600 deer after cancelling DDA’s licence to run the park as a mini zoo. (Representative photo/HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:36 AM IST

Microsoft outage: Pvt health care impacted briefly but govt facilities unaffected in Delhi

Healthcare services in Delhi impacted by global Microsoft outage, hospitals like Max Healthcare switched to manual mode, others like AIIMS unaffected.

We had to switch to manual processes to service our patients as an alternative mechanism. After implementing the recovery process provided by CrowdStrike, our systems have been fully restored, and we have resumed regular operations, said Max Healthcare. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:34 AM IST

India set to host World Heritage Committee meeting for the first time

46th World Heritage Committee meeting in India, examining 28 site proposals, conservation of 123 sites, and hosting global forums. PM Modi to inaugurate.

Union culture and tourism minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat speaks during a curtain raiser event. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:30 AM IST

Gurugram Police gets advanced forensic monitoring unit

Gurugram Police said digital forensics will allow the police to retrieve and analyse data from digital devices to aid investigations

(Representational Image) The new unit is expected to significantly expedite police investigations and improve the efficiency of police operations. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Capital used only 29% of funds to clean air: Study

The assessment, released by CSE, analysed at the performance of states and UTs in terms of implementation of NCAP

New Delhi was labelled the most polluted capital city in the world in 2023, according to data from Swiss firm IQAir. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Waste collection may be disrupted in central zone

The private operator is currently operating on an extended contract, after its contractual period expired last year, and the MCD is unable to hire a new concessionaire in the absence of a standing committee

Delhi produces over 11,000 tonnes of waste every day. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:44 AM IST

DDA repairs common area of Signature View Apartment after concrete block falls

Residents said that DDA only worked on removing the hanging parts of the concrete blocks in the common area, but did not initiate any other repair or undertake maintenance

The Signature View Apartment has developed cracks. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:38 AM IST

Outage chaos at IGI Airport in Delhi, 400 flights affected

To combat the massive outage, airline staff were forced to resort to procedures used in the analogue days – they carried out manual check-ins, issued handwritten and stamped boarding passes, and shared flight updates with passengers using whiteboards and markers

Stranded passengers at Terminal 3. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

One held from Jharkhand for attacking Delhi dentist

The accused, 29-year-old Aman Kumar, said he and his friends attacked the dentist as a female friend allegedly told him that during her visit to the clinic, she felt inappropriate intent from the dentist

Police traced the suspect through technical surveilance. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:34 AM IST

One held for four-year-old robbery of bullion trader

A total of 14 suspects were previously arrested in the case and two kg gold and ₹35 lakh cash were recovered from them. They got ₹21 lakh by selling the two kg gold, police said

The latest suspect to be arrested was identified as Sunny Malik, who was arrested from Bakkarwala on June 27. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:36 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

Magenta Line work to hit Gurugram-Samaypur Badli Metro timings over weekend

The last Metro trains on the Yellow Line will depart 15 minutes early from Samaypur Badli and 90 minutes early from Gurugram on Saturday.

The Magenta Line of the Metro in operation. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:05 AM IST

Delhi HC to pass orders on shifting dairy from Bhalswa to Ghoga

Standing counsel for the union housing ministry Kirtiman Singh submitted that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was asked to allot approximately 185 acres of land to relocate Bhalswa and Ghazipur dairies and the civic body sought eight weeks

The case pertains to violations alleged by petitioners. (Representative photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Delhi Weather and AQI Today: Warm start at 29.05 °C, check weather forecast for July 19, 2024

Check the weather forecast and air quality updates for Delhi on July 19, 2024 here.

Delhi weather update on July 19, 2024
Published on Jul 19, 2024 07:00 AM IST

ED opposes Delhi CM’s plea seeking more meetings with his lawyers

ED opposes Kejriwal's plea for extra legal meetings, citing misuse of current meetings. Supreme Court granted interim bail, but maintainability questioned.

To be sure, the Supreme Court on July 12 had granted interim bail to the AAP chief in the case registered by ED in connection with the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Guidelines for Kanwar Yatra issued, but Delhi residents remain sceptical

The measures the camps have been asked to follow include a ban on playing music past 10pm every night, a limit on how loud the music can be, and a strict no encroachment of space on roads meant for movement of traffic.

Kanwariyas at Kashmiri Gate in July 2023. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:16 AM IST

GTB shooting: Trio, including juvenile shooter, arrested

An investigator said the boy and his associates hid at their friends’ houses and in old dilapidated buildings to evade police. However, they were identified with the help of CCTV footage

The accused planned to kill a rival gangster, Waseem, 33, but mistakenly killed another patient who was in the same ward. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Months after inauguration, waste-to-art park yet to open in Delhi

At the entrance, a 30ft replica of Ahmedabad’s historical Teen Darwaza greets visitors. Other replicas featured include the Elephanta Caves, Brihadeeswara temple, Mahabodhi temple, Santiniketan, and Amer Fort, among others.

During a spot check in April, HT found that the replica installations as well as light-and-sound systems in the theme park were ready and the park was ready for operationalisation. However, on Thursday evening, HT found that the park was still out-of-bounds and its tin-wall gates were bolted shut. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Delhiwale: 70 years of Delight

Delhi's oldest surviving cinema theatre, Delite, celebrated its 70th anniversary this year. With historic charm, huge hall, and famous "Maha Samosa".

Cinema hall staffers Mukti Ram, Manoranjan Kumar, Ravi Bauri, Ashish Chaurasiya, Rahul Bauri, Gopal Yadav. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Soon, smart cards to access Delhi’s courts

Delhi courts to enhance security with access-controlled gates and smart cards for advocates, following security breaches. Tender worth ₹14.62 crore floated.

PWD will initially distribute around 150,000 access cards to lawyers
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 01:07 AM IST

DSEU removes lunch break from its timetable

A student said that the lunch break has been removed from the timetables of all 22 DSEU campuses in Delhi

HT Image
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:54 AM IST

Will take action, rescue child labourers: Delhi govt tells HC

A bench comprising acting chief justice Manmohan and justice Tushar Rao Gedela observed that the issue is of ‘absolute priority’

The plea said that most of the children trafficked work and stay with the employer, and are forced to work in extremely hazardous circumstances detrimental to their health and physical growth. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

New MCD school to be opened at Ashok Vihar: Delhi Mayor

Oberoi said that the development work of the primary school, located at the C2 block of Ashok Vihar under the Keshavpuram zone

Delhi MCD Mayor Shelly Oberoi (PTI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Space for 8k vehicles in parking lots at RRTS stations: NCRTC

According to a statement by NCRTC, the Sarai Kale Khan station will have the largest parking space in Delhi, and the second largest parking space on the overall train network

Officials said that according to estimates, implementation of the entire Delhi-Meerut corridor will help increase the current share of public transport from 37% to 63%. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Two held for robbery at Gandhi Nagar factory

Police said that on Wednesday night, their control room received a call at 10.13pm, in which the caller said that four persons with covered faces robbed them of ₹2 lakh after firing shots in the air

Deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara) Surendra Choudhary said that the accused were identified as Prince Kumar, 24 and Vishal Kumar, 23, both residents of Gandhi Nagar. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Week after 3.5-cr robbery from transporter’s office, six of eight arrested

Police arrested six people, including former employees, involved in a robbery at a transporter's office in north Delhi, recovering ₹1.5 crore of the ₹3.5 crore stolen.

The incident took place on July 11. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:26 AM IST
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