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An early morning view of Kartavyapath near India Gate in New Delhi on Wednesday. Every winter, Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, on some days to dangerous levels, owing to stubble fires, emissions from Diwali cracker and the Capital’s own local sources. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Soon, pollution clinics at major Delhi hospitals to fight air-related illness

The Delhi government will on a pilot basis introduce pollution clinics at all major hospitals under its jurisdiction in December to cater to patients whose illness has been triggered by the poor air quality in the Capital during the winter, health department officials aware of the matter said on Wednesday.

Assembly elections are due in Sikkim next year. (HT PHOTO)

New party formed in Sikkim, promises to operate through crowd-funding

Former Sikkim Democratic Front leader Ganesh Kumar Rai has formed Citizen Action Party ahead of assembly elections in Sikkim due next year. ?Sikkim is marred by rampant corruption and needs political and economic reforms,? Rai said at the party's launch on Thursday. He said political flags have divided Sikkimese society and created enmity between people. He urged Sikkimese people to contribute Rs 300 to Rs 500 monthly to the party.

The song has been recreated in several Indian languages, including Telugu and Bengali. (HT photo sourced)

‘Never expected’: Singer elated as Odia folk song ’Rangabati’ gets 3rd Padma

Odisha's popular folk song, Rangabati, on Wednesday became the first Indian song which received three Padma awards in a span of six years. As soon as the Centre announced the award, 71-year-old vocalist Krishna Patel was elated as she couldn't contain her excitement. Three years later, a Dalit singer and male vocalist of the song, Jitendra Haripal, was awarded Padma Shri. The song has been recreated in several Indian languages, including Telugu and Bengali.

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann said the timely completion of the civil air terminal at Halwara is the need of the hour to give impetus to the economic growth of the state. (ANI File)

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to inaugurate 500 'Aam Aadmi Clinics' today

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is going to inaugurate 500 'Aam Aadmi Clinics' (Mohalla Clinics) across Amritsar on January 27. AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal will be present as the chief guest on the occassion. Earlier, Mann inaugurated 100 Aam Aadmi Clinics on August 15, 2022 on the occasion of Independence Day. More than 10 lakh people have received free treatment in these 100 Aam Aadmi Clinics till now.

Union home minister Amit Shah with Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI)

Amit Shah to visit Karnataka tomorrow

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be arriving in poll bound Karnataka's Hubballi-Dharwad and Belagavi on January 28 to attend various events and take part in a road show organised by the BJP. The visit to what is known as Kittur-Karnataka (Mumbai-Karnataka) region, where BJP is considerably strong, is the second such by Shah to the state within a month. He will also visit the 'Basavanna Devara matha' there.

The dog attacked 70 people in Shivganj, Shitla Tola, Mahadeva Road and Sadar Hospital areas in Bihar's Ara on Wednesday.

Stray dog goes on biting spree, attacks 70 people in Bihar's Ara

A stray dog went on a biting spree, attacking 70 people in Ara town of Bihar, police said on Thursday. Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Pramod Kumar said that the dog attacked 70 people in Shivganj, Shitla Tola, Mahadeva Road and Sadar Hospital areas on Wednesday. The police and civic authorities have intensified the search for the dog, he said, adding security personnel have also been deployed in certain areas.

Bengaluru: Students perform during the 74th Republic Day function at Manek Shaw Parade ground, in Bengaluru, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_26_2023_000092B)

At a glance: Republic day celebrations in Bengaluru's Manekshaw Parade Ground, Idgah Maidan

Bengaluru saw Republic Day celebrations in several places on Thursday, including the Manekshaw Parade Ground, the controversial Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet and also in Lalbagh Botanical Garden, which has arranged its annual flower show, among many other places. Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot unfurled the national flag at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, where Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and several of his cabinet colleagues were also present.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar (ANI)

‘Siddaramaiah will lose in Kolar, he is misled by local leaders’: Min K Sudhakar

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday, claimed that former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah is being "misled" to contest from Kolar, and he will lose if contests from that seat in the upcoming state assembly elections. He accused Siddaramaiah of wasting his political career by joining Congress for the "sake of power". Reacting to Anil Antony's resignation from Congress, Sudhakar said that the episode has "exposed" Congress.

The NSUI had set up a portable screen at the Student Centre, Panjab university (PU) to display the documentary on PM Narendra Modi. (HT File)

Screening of BBC documentary on PM Modi stopped at Panjab University

High drama ensued at the Student Centre (Stu-C) of Panjab University on Wednesday after the Chandigarh unit of National Students Union of India screened, for a brief time, the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After some part of the documentary was screened, the varsity authorities stopped the NSUI members from continuing it. The NSUI had set up a portable screen at the Student Centre to display the documentary.

This will be the first Republic Day celebrations hosted at the ceremonial boulevard after Rajpath was renamed to 'Kartavya Path' last year.

Republic Day: DMRC offers free metro ride for parade attendees. Details here

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to give free rides to the invitees to the 74th Republic Day celebrations, scheduled to be held on Thursday at Delhi's Kartavya Path. Attendees will get tickets (coupons) that would allow them to travel for free to two stations near Raisina Hill, and Mandi House station. These coupons will be issued between 4.30 am and 8am. The government has put 32,000 tickets on sale online for the masses.

Over speeding biker crashes on road in Karnataka, top cop reacts. Video

Over speeding biker crashes on road in Karnataka, top cop reacts. Video

The road accidents due to negligent driving continue on Karnataka roads as two young men were seen crashing on the road from the bike while racing. The video of rash driving followed by a spine chilling accident is viral on social media. The Karnataka police have been warning two-wheeler drivers who drive recklessly. Even in the state capital, many youngsters were booked for wheeling on busy roads with their two wheelers.

VHP workers burn 'Pathaan' posters, raise anti-SRK, Deepika slogans in Bengaluru

VHP workers burn 'Pathaan' posters, raise anti-SRK, Deepika slogans in Bengaluru

Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday staged a protest in Bengaluru against the screening of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's starrer 'Pathaan'. The VHP workers also raised slogans against Bollywood and burned the posters of the film which hit the screens on Wednesday. The members of VHP shouted slogans and alleged that Shah Rukh Khan and his movies are against Indian culture.

The agency has pegged the loss in the entire scam to be worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,873 crore (Representative Photo)

AAP’s Vijay Nair’s house in Mumbai among assets attached by ED in Delhi excise scam

The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth 76.54 crore, including Aam Aadmi Party's communication strategist Vijay Nair's house worth 1.77 crore in Crescent Bay, Parel (Mumbai), businessman Sameer Mahendru and his wife Geetika Mahendru's residential properties worth 35 crore in Delhi's Jor Bagh, among others in Delhi excise policy scam under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the agency said on Wednesday.

Around 15 persons, including the now deceased woman, have been rescued by relief workers so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Lucknow building collapse: Samajwadi Party leader's mom, scribe's daughter among 2 dead; Akhilesh condoles

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has set up a three-member probe committee comprising Lucknow divisional commissioner (Ms) Roshan Jacob, additional commissioner of police Piyush Mordia and chief engineer of Public Works Department.

Around 15 persons have been rescued so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Lucknow building collapse: Construction was illegal, officials warn of 'strict action' against builder

Several reasons have crept up following the incident though none has been ascertained. Preliminary reports indicate that some construction work was going on at the building's parking lot. The building - Aliyah Apartment - is located in Hazratganj area of Lucknow, and comprised as many as 12 flats and two penthouses on the top floor.

It is not Mulund dumping ground but Kharghar or Uran that are likely to be the chosen spots where Mahalaxmi Racecourse will be relocated. The state government is mulling over these locations, as both will be in close proximity to where the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) will end in Navi Mumbai (HT Photo)

Kharghar, Uran likely spots for Mahalaxmi Racecourse shift

Strap: Earlier plan to relocate to Mulund dumpyard deemed unfeasible due to challenge of commute, land price Mumbai: It is not Mulund dumping ground but Kharghar or Uran that are likely to be the chosen spots where Mahalaxmi Racecourse will be relocated. Sources in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that the City and Industrial Development Corporation land in Kharghar or Uran are being considered suitable for the shift.

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