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The following month, even as the country came to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic, Delhi Police started what would be one of the longest and most controversial investigations in recent years. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Multiple strands, piles of evidence: Inside the Delhi riots probe

By Prawesh Lama, karn pratap singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The clash snowballed into full-fledged Hindu-Muslim rioting between February 23 and 27 in parts of north-east Delhi. Fifty-three people were killed , 581 injured
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The Delhi riots left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
The Delhi riots left at least 53 people dead.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Then and now: At 5 Delhi riots hot spots, the memory remains

By Shiv Sunny, Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Revisiting the scenes of violence during the north-east Delhi riots, in which 53 people were killed and at least 581 were injured.
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Delhi is now the only metropolitan city with the high drinking age – even in Mumbai, only hard liquor is barred for those under 25, while wine and beer is allowed at 21. In major global cities such as New York and London, the drinking age is 21 and 18 respectively. (Representative Image)(Unsplash)
Delhi is now the only metropolitan city with the high drinking age – even in Mumbai, only hard liquor is barred for those under 25, while wine and beer is allowed at 21. In major global cities such as New York and London, the drinking age is 21 and 18 respectively. (Representative Image)(Unsplash)

Delhi: It’s time for liquor policy to come of age

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:00 AM IST
The sale and consumption of liquor in Delhi is dogged by outdated rules, byzantine permits, and vested interests. This spoils the experience for buyers, encourages violations, and robs the state govt of precious revenue
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“Wind speed during day time is around 10kmph, but they are mostly calm during the evening. This is why we are not seeing any improvement in air quality. We are unlikely to record any significant improvement in the coming days either,” said VK Soni, scientist at IMD’s air quality division.(PTI)
“Wind speed during day time is around 10kmph, but they are mostly calm during the evening. This is why we are not seeing any improvement in air quality. We are unlikely to record any significant improvement in the coming days either,” said VK Soni, scientist at IMD’s air quality division.(PTI)

‘Poor’ air in Delhi; IMD says mercury to hit 30°C again this week

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:10 AM IST
On Monday the maximum temperature was 28.9°C, four degrees above normal, while the minimum temperature was 11°C, which is the normal mercury level for this time of year.
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Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI)
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI)

Sisodia opens mega registration drive for over 1 million construction workers

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:51 AM IST
Delhi has 262 major labour chowks where workers assemble daily in search of work.
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Court grants bail to man accused of raping US national after she refuses to pursue matter

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:44 PM IST
The Delhi high court has granted bail to a man, a co-accused in the alleged gang-rape of a US national, after the woman said she does not want to pursue her complaint further, almost three years after the incident in August 2017
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Also, 2,599 individuals have approached the North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission that was set up on April 13, 2020, in adherence to an order of the Delhi high court, a month after being approached by the Delhi government which sought the court’s intervention, citing several cases of mismatches and discrepancies in claim forms. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Also, 2,599 individuals have approached the North East Delhi Riots Claims Commission that was set up on April 13, 2020, in adherence to an order of the Delhi high court, a month after being approached by the Delhi government which sought the court’s intervention, citing several cases of mismatches and discrepancies in claim forms. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

Delhi riots: AAP govt has disbursed over 26 crore as compensation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:12 AM IST
A second senior official, who did not wish to be identified, said that the government had received around 3,500 compensation applications, of which some are pending and others have been rejected.
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The tractor parade on January 26, held by farmers to highlight their demands to repeal three new farm laws, had turned violent as police clashed with protesters.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
The tractor parade on January 26, held by farmers to highlight their demands to repeal three new farm laws, had turned violent as police clashed with protesters.(Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

No whereabouts on the man who went missing during tractor rally, police tell HC

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:31 AM IST
The police told the court that it has intimated 25 police stations of the Jhajjar district and also pasted photos of the man, Bajinder, at 10 police stations of the outer district of Delhi to find him.
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Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)
Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)

One more arrested in Red Fort violence case

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:27 AM IST
The police identified the arrested suspect as 29-year-old Singh alias Sunny. He was arrested by the crime branch on Saturday. A resident of Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar, Singh identified through video footage of the incidents at the fort, police said.
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Transit passengers will have to wait for their test reports before boarding the connecting flight, the new SOP says. (Representative Image)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Transit passengers will have to wait for their test reports before boarding the connecting flight, the new SOP says. (Representative Image)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi airport sets up more booths, deploys extra staff to test foreign flyers

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:15 AM IST
The government of India on February 17 had issued new guidelines for passengers travelling to India, in the wake of new variants of the Covid-19 virus, with demonstrated increased transmissibility, being reported from countries such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil.
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Man arrested from UP for murder of 17-year-old girl in Begampur; she had rejected his proposal

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:42 PM IST
Three days after a 17-year-old girl was bludgeoned to death with a hammer at her home in outer Delhi’s Begampur, allegedly by a man whose proposal she had recently turned down, the police on Monday said they have arrested the suspect from Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh
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In the face of a sudden rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, several states have imposed fresh restrictions on allowing passengers from other states.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In the face of a sudden rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, several states have imposed fresh restrictions on allowing passengers from other states.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Metro, buses to continue operating at restricted capacity for two more weeks

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:56 AM IST
Last week, the Delhi transport department had sent a proposal to the DDMA to allow people to travel standing up on public buses. The DDMA is chaired by lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal and has chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as its vice-chairperson.
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A NCRTC spokesperson said, “The length of the bridge crossing over the river will be around 626 metres and the remaining portion will come up on the floodplain on both sides. We have started digging the foundation for the piers.”(PTI)
A NCRTC spokesperson said, “The length of the bridge crossing over the river will be around 626 metres and the remaining portion will come up on the floodplain on both sides. We have started digging the foundation for the piers.”(PTI)

NCRTC starts work on bridge over Yamuna for Delhi-Meerut RRTS link

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:06 AM IST
The bridge will run parallel to the existing Delhi Noida Direct flyway and connect Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar RRTS stations.
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Mayor Jai Prakash has also called an all-party meeting to “achieve a consensus” on the issue and then pass the proposal in its House meeting on Thursday, called specifically to discuss the matter.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Mayor Jai Prakash has also called an all-party meeting to “achieve a consensus” on the issue and then pass the proposal in its House meeting on Thursday, called specifically to discuss the matter.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

North MCD to pass a proposal for legal tag to makeshift temple in Chandni Chowk

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:02 AM IST
The makeshift structure came up on the central verge of the Chandni Chowk main road, which has been redeveloped into a pedestrian-only zone as part of a project to decongest and beautify the Mughal-era market.
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In the second case, a 22-year-old man allegedly killed his mother by stabbing her multiple times with a screwdriver at their home in north-east Delhi’s Khajoori Khas on Sunday around 10pm. (Representative Image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the second case, a 22-year-old man allegedly killed his mother by stabbing her multiple times with a screwdriver at their home in north-east Delhi’s Khajoori Khas on Sunday around 10pm. (Representative Image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two murders in a span of 15 hours; suspects nabbed in both cases are family

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:00 AM IST
The first murder came to fore around 7.30am on Sunday, when the Safdarjung Hospital authorities informed south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri police station about the death of 38-year-old Sikandar Sahni due to strangulation.
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The PWD in a complaint to Kotwali police station, asked for action on the prefabricated structure kept in Chandni Chowk.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The PWD in a complaint to Kotwali police station, asked for action on the prefabricated structure kept in Chandni Chowk.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

AAP, BJP trade charges over Chandni Chowk Hanuman temple

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak charged that the BJP exerted pressure through the LG office to get the Public Works Department (PWD) to lodge a police complaint against the structure, an allegation the BJP termed "hilarious".
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TOPSHOT - A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to a municipal worker at a vaccination centre in New Delhi on February 22, 2021, as India's coronavirus cases passed 11 million. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)(AFP)
TOPSHOT - A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to a municipal worker at a vaccination centre in New Delhi on February 22, 2021, as India's coronavirus cases passed 11 million. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)(AFP)

More than 300,000 beneficiaries vaccinated against Covid-19 in Delhi

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:20 PM IST
Of these, more than 1.35 lakh are healthcare workers and over 1.71 lakh frontline workers, as per the data.
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In the morning, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius. It was 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday.(HT Photo)
In the morning, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius. It was 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Maximum temperature in Delhi rises slightly, reaches 28.9 degress

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:42 PM IST
"The city recorded a high of 28.9 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, today at Safdarjung Observatory. Palam Observatory registered 27.7 degrees Celsius," an IMD official said.
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Monday’s tally is 11.7 per cent less than those of Sunday- when 145 fresh cases and two deaths were reported.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Monday’s tally is 11.7 per cent less than those of Sunday- when 145 fresh cases and two deaths were reported.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi logs 128 new Covid-19 cases; total recoveries over 626,000

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:45 PM IST
The fresh cases on Monday were a result of 42,242 tests conducted on Sunday- of which 31,234 were RT-PCR tests and the remaining 11,008 rapid antigen tests, the bulletin showed. The active cases stand at 1,041 and the positivity rate is only at 0.30 per cent.
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The Delhi Metro had resumed services with curtailed operation on the Yellow Line from September 7 after being closed for over five months.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi Metro had resumed services with curtailed operation on the Yellow Line from September 7 after being closed for over five months.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Metro, buses to run at current limited capacities for at least 2 more weeks

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:58 PM IST
"Delhi Metro trains and public buses will run at previously fixed limited capacities for now. It is vigilant wait and watch for another two weeks," sources said.
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Baijal also advised enforcement of Covid-compliant behaviour and asked for surveillance of super spreader events.(HT file photo)
Baijal also advised enforcement of Covid-compliant behaviour and asked for surveillance of super spreader events.(HT file photo)

Don't lower guard against Covid, speed up vaccination drive: Delhi L-G Baijal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) during the day. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other ministers of the Delhi government were in attendance.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)

Delhi govt launches month-long campaign for registration of construction workers

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:19 PM IST
The government will also run an awareness campaign at 262 labour chowks in Delhi to encourage construction workers to get their registration done.
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AAP has launched a series of attacks on Congress as well as the BJP over the past few days. It criticized the Congress following its government's fall in Puducherry. (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
AAP has launched a series of attacks on Congress as well as the BJP over the past few days. It criticized the Congress following its government's fall in Puducherry. (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

AAP takes a jab at Congress over Puducherry floor test

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • AAP has not only stepped up its attack on Congress but also on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well.
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One can even make Indian wear more exciting with interesting sleeves. (Photo: Instagram/taruntahilian)
One can even make Indian wear more exciting with interesting sleeves. (Photo: Instagram/taruntahilian)

What’s up your sleeve?

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Bell sleeve, ruffle sleeve and balloon sleeve are some of the popular styles this season. ‘They add drama to your outfits, and also give a cool girl spin to your wardrobe’ says fashion designer Gautam Gupta.
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Representational Image. (HT archive)
Representational Image. (HT archive)

Delhi air quality in poor category, significant improvement unlikely

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:45 PM IST
For the last three days, winds have been calm at night. There is no dispersal of pollutants which is why pollution levels are going up, said the regional weather forecasting centre
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Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Farmers shouting slogans at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)

Farmers’ protest: Key Delhi borders shut, traffic diverted, jams expected

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Vehicles entering Delhi from Ghaziabad are being diverted to alternative border routes such as Anand Vihar, Surya Nagar, Apsara, Bhopra, Loni, Kondli, Chilla, New Ashok Nagar, DND, and Kalindi Kunj
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The bazar is located in the Walled City’s Chitli Qabar neighbourhood. Every day, hawkers claim the pavements from the early hours of the morning, decking their many stalls with their specialities. (Representative Image)(Photo: Sanchit Khanna)
The bazar is located in the Walled City’s Chitli Qabar neighbourhood. Every day, hawkers claim the pavements from the early hours of the morning, decking their many stalls with their specialities. (Representative Image)(Photo: Sanchit Khanna)

Delhiwale: Straight out of a fairy tale

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:43 AM IST
A pavement market in Old Delhi, replete with memorable sights and sounds
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The SC collegium comprises the Chief Justice of India and the two most senior judges of the apex court in matters of appointment and transfer of high court judges.
The SC collegium comprises the Chief Justice of India and the two most senior judges of the apex court in matters of appointment and transfer of high court judges.

Six months after proposals, only six names cleared

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:56 AM IST
The government has cleared appointments of two judges in the Delhi high court and four in the Kerala high court while choosing not to clear some other names that have been pending for more than a year now, HT has learnt through people familiar with the matter.
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River activists have warned that the project could push Delhi to water scarcity, depletion of groundwater levels and major flooding and loss in case of a disaster.(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
River activists have warned that the project could push Delhi to water scarcity, depletion of groundwater levels and major flooding and loss in case of a disaster.(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

First high dam on Yamuna may pose flood risk to city: Experts

By Jayashree Nandi, Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:07 PM IST
The move has reignited a three-decade old worry among environmentalists who have been flagging the project as a potential risk for the national capital.
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DU Vice-Chancellor (acting) PC Joshi said that the recommendations will now be sent to the university’s statutory bodies — academic council (AC) and executive council (EC) — for their approval.(HT file)
DU Vice-Chancellor (acting) PC Joshi said that the recommendations will now be sent to the university’s statutory bodies — academic council (AC) and executive council (EC) — for their approval.(HT file)

FYUP may return to DU colleges this year

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:22 AM IST
The university had once before in 2014 introduced the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). It, however, was scrapped by the government after protests by students and teachers the same year.
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