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Rented cycle cheapest transport in Delhi but lack of infra a hurdle: WRI

UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:56 PM IST
The Delhi government and the city’s municipalities are working on plans to ensure that cycling tracks are marked along major arterial roads
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Delhi to make negative RT-PCR test must for passengers from 5 states

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The decision was taken by Delhi Disaster Management Authority this week in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Chhattisgarh
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A BMC health worker wearing protective gear takes a swab sample of a woman for the Covid-19 test at Dharavi, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
A BMC health worker wearing protective gear takes a swab sample of a woman for the Covid-19 test at Dharavi, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Visiting Delhi? Travellers from these 5 states need to carry -ve Covid-19 report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:39 AM IST
The central government has asked theses states to step up the Covid-19 vaccination drive and said it has sent teams to places where the cases of the disease are on the rise.
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India has recorded a steady rise in active cases of the coronavirus disease over the past few days with a surge in daily infections in five states, sparking fears of a second wave.(PTI)
India has recorded a steady rise in active cases of the coronavirus disease over the past few days with a surge in daily infections in five states, sparking fears of a second wave.(PTI)

Travellers from 5 states need negative Covid report to enter Delhi till March 15

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:26 AM IST
Along with Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have also seen a surge in daily cases, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
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Delhi: Policy for doorstep delivery of ration notified

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:16 AM IST
A government official said that people will have to specifically give consent for inclusion in the scheme. The registration process will be rolled out in a week
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A group of protesting farmers at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (File photo)
A group of protesting farmers at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (File photo)

Farmers’ protest: Multiple Delhi borders remain closed for traffic

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:43 AM IST
For commuters coming to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh, Ghazipur border has been closed. Traffic police have advised them to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni and Apsara borders. Commuters can also take the Chilla border route
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The weatherman said minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 12 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The weatherman said minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 12 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality poor, temperature higher than normal

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST
IMD has forecast that the pollution levels are likely to remain in the poor zone in the next two days and the temperatures are expected to remain higher than normal, and hover around 31-32 degrees Celsius
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The police launched the special drive about 20 days ago to take strict action against all kinds of liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor in Ludhiana as part of the statewide directive from the Punjab director general of police.(PTI)
The police launched the special drive about 20 days ago to take strict action against all kinds of liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor in Ludhiana as part of the statewide directive from the Punjab director general of police.(PTI)

Lift the iron curtain at Delhi’s liquor vends

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Residents jostle in front of window grilles that increase the taboo around drinking and make alcohol-buying unsafe and unpleasant
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Leader of opposition and AAP councillor Prem Kumar Chauhan alleged that there were irregularities in payment of scholarships to SC/ST students of SDMC schools between the financial year 2013-14 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)
Leader of opposition and AAP councillor Prem Kumar Chauhan alleged that there were irregularities in payment of scholarships to SC/ST students of SDMC schools between the financial year 2013-14 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)

AAP alleges scam in SDMC schools

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:16 AM IST
AAP councillors alleged a “scholarship scam” by the civic body and demanded an investigation in the matter, apart from an explanation from the House on the issue.
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During the interrogation, Shamshad disclosed that he is a life convict in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case. (Representative Image)(FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)
During the interrogation, Shamshad disclosed that he is a life convict in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case. (Representative Image)(FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)

Rape convict on parole nabbed for ATM break-ins

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:59 AM IST
Shamshad alias Khutkan, a resident of Faridabad, was arrested on Monday from near the Gokalpuri Metro station when he arrived there to meet his associate. Shamshad allegedly fired at the police party during his attempt to flee.
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Delhi forest dept conducts workshop for road owning agencies

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:50 PM IST
The Delhi forest department on Tuesday conducted a workshop for the road owning and construction agencies of the city to educate them on ways to preserve the ecology of an area while undertaking digging and construction activities
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Kejriwal lauds AAP’s performance in Gujarat municipal polls

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday pitched the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the key political alternative in Gujarat, with his party winning 27 seats in municipal polls in the western state, which is ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Dhaula Kuan gang-rape convict held for 12 ATM break-ins he committed while out on Covid parole

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:46 PM IST
A 34-year-old man convicted in the infamous 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case was arrested for 12 ATM break-in thefts that he had allegedly committed along with his associates in December and January, while being out on parole, police said on Tuesday
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The Minto bridge underpass lies at the key traffic junction of Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg and Swami Vivekananda Marg (formerly Minto Road) and leads to Connaught Place on one side and New Delhi station, Old Delhi and Daryaganj on the other.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Minto bridge underpass lies at the key traffic junction of Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg and Swami Vivekananda Marg (formerly Minto Road) and leads to Connaught Place on one side and New Delhi station, Old Delhi and Daryaganj on the other.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

New push for plan to rid Minto Bridge of flooding

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:30 AM IST
The plan has been delayed because at least two tenders floated by the public works department (PWD) to appoint a consultant for the project received a poor response, forcing the agency to call for fresh bids this month.
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The makeshift structure was set up by locals on the central verge of the main road in Chandni Chowk on Thursday. (Representative Image)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The makeshift structure was set up by locals on the central verge of the main road in Chandni Chowk on Thursday. (Representative Image)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

All parties agree to support proposal to save new Chandni Chowk Hanuman temple

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:07 AM IST
The decision was taken in an all-party meeting called by north corporation mayor Jai Prakash on Tuesday.
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Delhi airport operator DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) had also made arrangements to ensure that the tests are conducted in a smooth manner.(AP Photo)
Delhi airport operator DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) had also made arrangements to ensure that the tests are conducted in a smooth manner.(AP Photo)

Five flyers Covid positive at Delhi airport on Day One of new testing norms

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:11 AM IST
According to the standard operating procedure (SOP) given by the ministry of health and family welfare on February 17, passengers from these high-risk countries will have to get their RT-PCR tests done at the airport before proceeding to home quarantine.
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File photo: Supreme Court of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC panel to meet today to decide fate of trees that face axe in Metro expansion

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:27 AM IST
In a petition before the Delhi high court, it was submitted that for the construction of three of DMRC corridors —Janakpuri-RK Ashram, Maujpur-Majlis Park and Aerocity-Tughlakabad—the Metro had sought permission to cut 11,454 trees.
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Apart from principal secretaries of departments such as health, education, employment, public works etc, the government has nominated AAP MLAs Praveen Kumar, SK Bagga and Sharad Kumar as members of the board. (Representative Image)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)
Apart from principal secretaries of departments such as health, education, employment, public works etc, the government has nominated AAP MLAs Praveen Kumar, SK Bagga and Sharad Kumar as members of the board. (Representative Image)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)

Delhi govt sets up advisory board to implement disability rights act

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:38 AM IST
The 45-member board will be chaired by the social welfare minister and will play a key role in addressing problems faced by persons with disability and making the city disabled-friendly.
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Pitbull attacks woman, her pet near Aerocity, owner arrested

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:45 PM IST
Delhi Police have arrested a 25-year-old man after his pet pitbull – a dog breed banned in many countries for its apparent ferocity – allegedly attacked a woman and her dog and bit them both near Aerocity in south Delhi on Monday evening
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How riots — and the pandemic— tore apart the lives of children of north-east Delhi

By Fareeha Iftikhar & Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:44 PM IST
Mohammad Kaif was preparing for his CBSE class 12 exams last February when communal riots broke out in north-east Delhi, where he lives with his family
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Sensitise students and parents on cyberbullying: DoE tells schools

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:44 PM IST
The Directorate of Education (DoE) has directed all schools in the national capital to sensitise students and parents about cyberbullying and online threats they children might be subjected to while attending online classes during the Covid-19 pandemic
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On Tuesday, a group of 30 to 40 parents and students gathered outside KR Mangalam World School in Greater Kailash-2, protesting against the school’s decision to conduct in-person examinations for these classes, even though it had already conducted the exams online. (Representative Image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
On Tuesday, a group of 30 to 40 parents and students gathered outside KR Mangalam World School in Greater Kailash-2, protesting against the school’s decision to conduct in-person examinations for these classes, even though it had already conducted the exams online. (Representative Image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Schools, parents split over in-person exams

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:35 AM IST
The CBSE, on February 11, directed all its affiliated schools to conduct annual examinations of classes 9 and 11 in the offline mode, after taking all Covid-19 related precautions. But parents are not for it.
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The weatherman said minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 12 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The weatherman said minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 12 degrees Celsius and 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Delhi: Maximum temperature reaches 31.5 degrees as city sees warmest day

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Lodhi Road and Palam observatories recorded a maximum temperature of 32.1 degrees Celsius and 30.2 degrees Celsius, the MeT department said.
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Vehicles ply amid a dense layer of smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Vehicles ply amid a dense layer of smog at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Delhi govt launches campaign to encourage shift from pvt to electric vehicles

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:22 PM IST
The campaign in association with WRI India, a research organisation that works to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development, was launched by Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
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Delhi has given the first dose to 51.59 per cent of its beneficiaries.(Reuters)
Delhi has given the first dose to 51.59 per cent of its beneficiaries.(Reuters)

Delhi reports 145 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; recovery rate hovers around 98%

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Active caseload in Delhi, stands at 1054 cases, which is 13 cases higher than the 1,041 cases reported on Monday.
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The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

ITBP to close its Covid care centre, world's largest, within a week

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide - roughly the size of 20 football fields - and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.
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Transgenders feel that though we are making progress as a society, more inclusivity in policy-making needs to be implemented. (Photos: Shutterstock)
Transgenders feel that though we are making progress as a society, more inclusivity in policy-making needs to be implemented. (Photos: Shutterstock)

Trans-people welcome the decision for separate toilets, but need gender-neutral toilets

By Etti Bali, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:19 AM IST
The Delhi government has mandated that all its departments, offices, district authorities, municipal corporations, state-run companies and the Delhi Police have separate and exclusive washrooms for transgender persons.
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A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (HT archive)
A man stands near burnt motorcycles in a riot-affected area, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. (HT archive)

How riots and the pandemic tore apart the lives of children of north-east Delhi

By Fareeha Iftikhar & Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:47 AM IST
As many as 53 people were killed and more than 400 injured in the riots that broke out in parts of north-east Delhi on February 23, 2020.
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A view from Rajpath on a hazy morning, near India Gate in New Delhi. (HT file)
A view from Rajpath on a hazy morning, near India Gate in New Delhi. (HT file)

Delhi air quality remains poor today as well, AQI at 263

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:40 AM IST
The predominant surface wind is likely to be coming from west of Delhi with wind speed 05-15 kmph, mainly clear sky and mist or shallow fog on Tuesday morning
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Demonstrators near police barricading at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi, on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Demonstrators near police barricading at the Ghazipur border protest site as the agitation against new farm laws continues, in New Delhi, on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Several Delhi borders remain closed due to farmers’ protest, traffic diverted

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:12 AM IST
The entry and exit points between Delhi and Haryana, passing through Singhu, Tikri, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari and Saboli and Mangesh, continue to remain closed
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