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PFI raids in Delhi: 30 members of outfit detained in second crackdown in 1 week

Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:50 PM IST

The police alleged in the charge sheet that the conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi in February 2020 was plotted at the PFI office in Shaheen Bagh

Delhi Police personnel stand guard during the raids against the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)
Delhi Police personnel stand guard during the raids against the Popular Front of India. (PTI Photo)

Yamuna flows above danger mark in Delhi, alert sounded in riverbed areas

According to a Delhi government official, the Yamuna was flowing at 206.11m at 8am which was above the evacuation level

The warning level of Yamuna is fixed at 204.50m and the danger level is at 205.33m. (File image)
The warning level of Yamuna is fixed at 204.50m and the danger level is at 205.33m. (File image)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 11:15 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi HC asks AAP leaders to take down posts defaming Lieutenant Governor

Pressing civil defamation charges, LG Saxena had sought to restrain the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.

(File) Vinai Kumar Saxena speaks to the media. 
(File) Vinai Kumar Saxena speaks to the media. 
Published on Sep 27, 2022 11:07 AM IST

Delhi’s air quality in moderate category, partly overcast weather expected

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the hourly air quality index (AQI) was 106 at 7am on Tuesday

On Monday, the average 24-hour AQI was 100 in the satisfactory category. (Hindustan Times)
On Monday, the average 24-hour AQI was 100 in the satisfactory category. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 08:40 AM IST

Fines, rules do little to quell the noise at night in Delhi

The festival season in north India, between September and early November, traditionally coincides with the annual air pollution scourge, with levels spiralling to toxic and draping all of the National Capital Region in a blanket of smog. But that obscures another major concern -- noise pollution levels that spike well beyond safe limits, often late into the night

Delhi Police disallows the use of any loudspeakers beyond 10pm, no matter where they are used or how loud the sound may be (Repesentative image/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Police disallows the use of any loudspeakers beyond 10pm, no matter where they are used or how loud the sound may be (Repesentative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:40 PM IST

Winter action plan for Delhi air pollution soon

The minister has also issued directions to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to crack down on unauthorised industries in the capital, while ensuring that construction and demolition (C&D) sites are registered with the Delhi government.

An unfettered spell of rain last week helped clear up in the air in Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
An unfettered spell of rain last week helped clear up in the air in Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 10:26 AM IST

Noise pollution complaints up in Delhi as festive season kicks in

Several residents HT spoke to said the annual problem makes it impossible to sleep for several nights at a row, a span they said often stretched till Diwali in late October or early November.

Noise pollution levels in during the festive season are usually well above safe levels. (HT Archive)
Noise pollution levels in during the festive season are usually well above safe levels. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 12:13 PM IST

Wife assaulted by husband, friend after spotting them at Delhi luxury hotel

NEW DELHI A 45-year-old woman was allegedly beaten up by her husband and his woman friend when she caught the two in the lobby of a luxury hotel on Ashoka Road near Connaught Place

The woman said she was assaulted by her husband and his girlfriend. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman said she was assaulted by her husband and his girlfriend. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:35 PM IST

Daily flights between Delhi and Shimla resume after 2-year halt

Alliance Air had announced plans to resume flight operations on the Delhi-Shimla route from September 6 but it could not do so due to inclement weather, and consequently the plan was put off till September 23 and then a new date was fixed for September 26

Aircraft at the Delhi airport. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Aircraft at the Delhi airport. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:34 PM IST

Air quality deteriorates

New Delhi: After recording its cleanest air spell over the last three days, Delhi’s air quality slightly deteriorating on Monday even though it stayed within the satisfactory category

Toxic air pollution in Delhi is an annual scourge. (Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Toxic air pollution in Delhi is an annual scourge. (Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:34 PM IST

Waqf irregularities: Amanatullah sent to 14 days’ judicial custody

The ACB had arrested Khan on September 16 after conducting raids at four locations across Delhi -- Zakia Nagar, Balta House and Jamia Nagar -- during which it recovered around ₹24 lakh in cash and two unlicensed weapons, along with ammunition.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan being produced at the Rouse Avenue court in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan being produced at the Rouse Avenue court in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:32 PM IST

Delhi: 34 year old woman raped by ‘local leader’ in Mehrauli

The woman claimed to be an air hostess but it’s being verified, police said. The accused has been arrested.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Chandan Chaudhary said that a case has been registered and accused identified as Harjeet Yadav, resident of Khanpur, has been arrested. (HT Photo)
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Chandan Chaudhary said that a case has been registered and accused identified as Harjeet Yadav, resident of Khanpur, has been arrested. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:30 PM IST

HC notice to ED on Satyendar Jain’s money laundering case transfer

On Friday, a trial court transferred the money laundering case against Jain to a new judge. Within a few hours, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator moved the high court, challenging the transfer.

The case against Satyendar Jain is based on a 2017 CBI FIR. Jain is a minister in the the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. (HT Photo)
The case against Satyendar Jain is based on a 2017 CBI FIR. Jain is a minister in the the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 11:29 PM IST

Phase 2 of DU admissions marred by technical glitches

While students said that they were unable to access the portal for registering their course and college preferences, DU officials said that the second phase had started but was marred by “technical glitches”

Several students on Monday said that they were unable to proceed to the second part of the process on DU’s Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) portal (HT Photo)
Several students on Monday said that they were unable to proceed to the second part of the process on DU’s Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) portal (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 02:11 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar

Delhi court grants Jacqueline Fernandez bail in 200-cr extortion case

Granting temporary relief to Fernandez, special judge Shailendra Malik allowed her interim bail plea at a personal and surety bond ₹50,000.

Jacqueline Fernandez leaves the Patiala House court in New Delhi after the court granted her interim bail on September 26. (ANI)
Jacqueline Fernandez leaves the Patiala House court in New Delhi after the court granted her interim bail on September 26. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 02:29 AM IST

Two actors taken inside Tihar jail to ‘recreate’ meeting with 'conman’: Report

Nikki Tamboli and Sofia Singh were taken to the Tihar's central jail number one on Saturday to recreate their meetings with Sukesh Chandrashekhar as part of the ongoing investigation.

Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and actress Nikki Tamboli
Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and actress Nikki Tamboli
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Delhi: River Yamuna swells, may breach danger level on Tuesday

The water level of the River Yamina was at 205.05 metre, above the warning level, at 6pm on Monday, and racing towards the danger level of 205.33 metre.

The warning level of the River Yamuna is fixed at 204.50 metre, the danger level at 205.33 metre and the evacuation level at 206 metre. (HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
The warning level of the River Yamuna is fixed at 204.50 metre, the danger level at 205.33 metre and the evacuation level at 206 metre. (HT Photo/Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 09:39 PM IST

Delhi-Shimla daily flight resumes after two years

Alliance Air announces fare of ₹2,480 per passenger; Delhi to Shimla flight will run at 7.10am, while the flight from Shimla to Delhi will run at 8.50am daily.

Passengers alighting from the Alliance Air flight at Jubbarhatti airport, 24km from Shimla, after flights resumed on Monday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Passengers alighting from the Alliance Air flight at Jubbarhatti airport, 24km from Shimla, after flights resumed on Monday. (Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:06 PM IST

HC seeks ED reply as Satyendar Jain challenges transfer of case to new judge

Satyendra Jain has been accused of corruption in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate.

File photo of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain.(ANI)
File photo of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain.(ANI)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 01:33 PM IST
By | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Swati Bhasin

DU admissions: Choice of course, college key in 2nd phase of process

Until last year, admissions to DU undergraduate courses were done on the basis of cutoff marks premised on Class 12 board exam scores

DU candidates can opt for the same course across different colleges but will have to give a priority preference, which cannot be modified later, officials said. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
DU candidates can opt for the same course across different colleges but will have to give a priority preference, which cannot be modified later, officials said. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:43 AM IST
BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Man nabbed for ferrying illicit liquor painted truck with milk brand logo

Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Manoj C identified the arrested man as 45-year-old Nishan Singh, the driver of the truck and a resident of Punjab’s Tarn Taran Sahib. He was accompanied by his 21-year-old helper Vikash alias Chapta, a resident of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, who is yet to be arrested.

Police said that the truck’s number plate was fake; they discovered its actual number after checking the engine number.
Police said that the truck’s number plate was fake; they discovered its actual number after checking the engine number.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Erratic rain, severe heat may have hit dragonfly count in Delhi: Survey

The survey found that there are 25 different species of dragonflies and damselflies in Delhi alone and over 51 species across the National Capital Region.

A Black Ground Skimmer spotted during the survey in Delhi (Biodiversity Parks Programme)
A Black Ground Skimmer spotted during the survey in Delhi (Biodiversity Parks Programme)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:07 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Electric cabs find niche in Delhi’s green mobility push

In the past few years, several electric cab services—such as BluSmart, Plug Mobility, Evera, and eeeTaxi—have been launched in Delhi/ NCR.

Blu Smart Cabs’ charging hub in Nehru Place, New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Blu Smart Cabs’ charging hub in Nehru Place, New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:06 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Five held for duping 6 persons of over 15 crore in Delhi

Police received several complaints that they duped people of ₹14 crore on the pretext of providing work orders for the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines

The complainants mentioned the same modus operandi and levelled allegations that they were made to sit inside the conference room of Nirman Bhavan in order to make them believe that there was a genuine work order for the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines (Representational image/Reuters Archive)
The complainants mentioned the same modus operandi and levelled allegations that they were made to sit inside the conference room of Nirman Bhavan in order to make them believe that there was a genuine work order for the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines (Representational image/Reuters Archive)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Bloody fallout of Jitender Gogi’s murder: Seven killed in one year

On September 24, 2021, Tillu Tajpuriya’s gunmen, dressed as lawyers, shot Gogi dead in courtroom 207 in Rohini, before being killed by police personnel at the spot

Dramatic scenes unfolded inside Delhi's Rohini Court when two gunmen dressed as lawyers fired at gangster Jitender Gogi.
Dramatic scenes unfolded inside Delhi's Rohini Court when two gunmen dressed as lawyers fired at gangster Jitender Gogi.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:06 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi’s film policy gets a good response; experts suggest quicker permits

The national capital is among the hottest destinations among film producers. Delhi Crime Season 2, a popular web series, was shot at various locations in Delhi before the film policy was launched in May

The Delhi government is now working to ensure that all the permissions are obtained through a single window. (Representative image/HT Archive)
The Delhi government is now working to ensure that all the permissions are obtained through a single window. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:30 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi Police reunited 132 missing children, 18 adults with families this year

“While 132 of these recoveries are based on the cases of missing lodged at different police stations, the anti-human trafficking unit (AHTU) traced the remaining missing persons on the basis of entries in the daily diaries,” said Ravindra Singh Yadav, special commissioner of police, crime.

Many of the missing persons had been traced after a long time, said Ravindra Singh Yadav, special commissioner of police, crime
Many of the missing persons had been traced after a long time, said Ravindra Singh Yadav, special commissioner of police, crime
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 07:12 AM IST

Delhi transport minister approves auto, taxi fare hike; Cabinet nod soon

The expert panel submitted its fare revision recommendations in May. For three-wheelers, metre down fare will be ₹30 for 1.5kmfrom ₹25 at present. After that, every kilometre will cost ₹11 against the current rate of ₹9.50

Unions of auto drivers and taxi drivers have been demanding an increase as the rise in fuel prices in the past few years have pushed up operational costs. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Unions of auto drivers and taxi drivers have been demanding an increase as the rise in fuel prices in the past few years have pushed up operational costs. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 06:40 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

On camera: Brawl at South Delhi club; bouncers allegedly tore woman's clothes

On September 18, the woman had alleged that her clothes were torn and she was misbehaved by the bouncers of ‘Da Code’ club in Delhi's South Extension Part-1.

The brawl was caught on a CCTV camera.(Source: @NikhilCh_/Twitter)
The brawl was caught on a CCTV camera.(Source: @NikhilCh_/Twitter)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:21 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
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