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15 accused in Delhi riots tell city court that they haven’t been given copy of charge sheet

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:07 AM IST
Some of the 15 accused booked for allegedly conspiring in the north east Delhi riots alleged before a city court on Tuesday that they have not been given access to the charge sheet in jail despite its orders
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Girl who fled home to avoid marriage found at Anand Vihar ISBT

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:04 AM IST
Four years after a minor girl left her uncle’s home in Delhi as she was not ready for early marriage and wanted to study further, the Delhi Police crime branch on Tuesday said they had found her at the Anand Vihar interstate bus terminal (ISBT), where she had come from Bihar
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Marshals equipped with real-time monitoring software to enforce Covid rules at Delhi airport

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:00 AM IST
If you’re at the Delhi airport and not maintaining social distancing, or sitting on a seat that needs to be left vacant, or not following the floor markings, then a team of marshals, armed with a device monitoring your movement, will reach you within minutes to make sure you follow the Covid norms
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Man throws ‘acid-like substance’ at 22-year-old’s face, arrested

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:00 AM IST
New Delhi A 22-year-old woman sustained burns after her estranged husband allegedly threw acid-like substance on her on Sunday night in east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar
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JNU teachers allege varsity passed decisions without consulting them

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:00 AM IST
New Delhi The Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers association (JNUTA) alleged that the administration on Monday conducted a meeting of the executive council (EC) — the highest decision-making body of the university — and passed several “controversial decisions”, including a reduction in financial assistance to students to attend seminars, without any discussion
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North civic body inks MoU with Indian Oil to set up waste to energy plant in outer Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:00 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to set up integrated waste to energy (WTE) plant in outer Delhi
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Centre, Haryana blame Delhi for Yamuna pollution

By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:00 AM IST
New Delhi: The Centre and Haryana government on Tuesday blamed Delhi for polluting the Yamuna even as the CPCB called the city state a habitual offender during a hearing by the Supreme Court on the falling quality of river’s water
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The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)
The last date to apply is February 16 and senior DDA officials said that the draw of lots for the new scheme will be held at the end of February or first week of March.(Representational Image)

Nearly 47,000 register to buy flats in DDA housing scheme

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:16 AM IST
A senior DDA official said, “We have received 46,500 registrations of which close to 9,000 people have already submitted their applications. Till Monday, 2,325 applicants had made the payment. Going by the number of people who have registered, the response has been good so far.”
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In class 10, 40% students attended the class on the first day and 55% attended classes on the second day.(HT_PRINT)
In class 10, 40% students attended the class on the first day and 55% attended classes on the second day.(HT_PRINT)

40% students attend classes on Day 2 of Delhi govt schools reopening

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:21 AM IST
Principals across several government schools in the capital reported varying percentages of attendance. This was due to various factors including cold weather, the upcoming JEE scheduled in February, and correlation between the number of students in the school and the available space.
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DU to hold convocation ceremony on Feb 27 in blended mode

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:56 PM IST
Delhi University (DU) Tuesday announced that it will conduct the convocation ceremony for graduates of 2019-20 on February 27 in a blended format -- in-person and virtually
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To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)
To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)

South Delhi Municipal Corporation drops plan to hike property tax

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:27 AM IST
During a discussion on the budget, Rajesh Gahlot said increasing tax on properties cannot be the only solution to enhance revenue. “There are other ways to increase revenue, so instead of hiking property tax we have decided to bring more people under the tax net of the SDMC."
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Hesitancy causes wastage of 1,000 vaccine doses in Delhi, say health officials

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:54 PM IST
New Delhi: With the Covid-19 vaccination drive completing three days in Delhi, officials involved in the immunisation programme flagged another problem on Tuesday - that of wastage of doses
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Senior docs told to take Covid shots as vaccination number falls

By Abhishek Dey and Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:54 PM IST
New Delhi A little less than half the number of people scheduled to get the Covid-19 vaccine jabs on Tuesday turned up at their designated centres, prompting some hospitals to ask the head of departments to take the shot themselves and motivate those working under them to do the same
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Of the sixteen, 15 had received Covishield which is being administered at 75 of the 81 vaccination sites.(Bloomberg Photo )
Of the sixteen, 15 had received Covishield which is being administered at 75 of the 81 vaccination sites.(Bloomberg Photo )

Covid vaccination: 16 minor adverse events on Tuesday

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:10 AM IST
The highest number of adverse events following immunisation (AEFi) – four -- was reported in Central district, followed by two each in North, Shahdara, South, and Southwest Delhi. One AEFI was reported each from East, Northwest and West Delhi districts.
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While all personnel will be covered under the second phase, those above the age of 50 years will be the first ones to get vaccinated, followed by others.(PTI)
While all personnel will be covered under the second phase, those above the age of 50 years will be the first ones to get vaccinated, followed by others.(PTI)

One-third of Delhi Police force aged above 50, will be shots first

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:59 AM IST
In the second phase, the drive will be held for the front-line workers such as police, fire safety personnel, teachers and civil defence volunteers. The drive will be expanded to an additional 600 locations across the city in the coming weeks.
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Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020(HT Photo)
Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020(HT Photo)

Amit Shah reviews Delhi Police, lauds them

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:40 AM IST
Amit Shah lauded Delhi Police for their role in tackling the Delhi riots in February 2020, the handling of the ongoing farmer agitations at Delhi border points, and the enforcement of the Covid-19 lockdown last March. He also made a slew of announcements related to policing in the city.
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On Tuesday, the number of beneficiaries turning up to get inoculated continued to remain low in the national capital for the third day in a row(Reuters)
On Tuesday, the number of beneficiaries turning up to get inoculated continued to remain low in the national capital for the third day in a row(Reuters)

Nodal officers step in to counter vaccine myths

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Ajeet Jain, the nodal officer at RGSS hospital, where only nine health care workers turned up for the jab on Tuesday, said, “We are planning to hold sessions where health care workers, who have already been vaccinated, will share their first-hand experiences with others."
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Delhi air ‘severe’ for the sixth time in 19 days

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Delhi’s air quality slipped into the “severe” zone on Tuesday, for the sixth time since New Year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings show
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Police urge farmers to shift tractor rally to KMP e-way

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:52 PM IST
New Delhi: Police officers from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana met farmers at Singhu border on Tuesday, urging them to either cancel the proposed tractor rally on the Republic Day or organised it on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway
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Ghaziabad Development Authority reinvites EOI for ‘urban passenger ropeway’ project

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:50 PM IST
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Tuesday said that it has reinvited the expression of interest (EOI) for the ‘urban passenger ropeway’ project as the initial bids had some “technical issues”
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Noida: Realtors, buyers ask govt to reduce stamp fee

By Vinod Rajput, Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Realty estate developers and homebuyers on Tuesday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government reduce the stamp fee levied on execution of registry of apartments
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Ghaziabad municipal corporation readies DPR for treated water supply to industries project

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:46 PM IST
Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad municipal corporation has got prepared a detailed project report for the supply of treated water to industrial units
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Ghaziabad: Sample positivity rate falls below 1% in January

By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:45 PM IST
Ghaziabad’ sample positivity rate for Covid-19 fell below 1% this month, which is the lowest it had been since the peak of nearly 20% in June
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Man, family get jail for trying to kill his wife

By Kapil Datta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:44 PM IST
GREATER NOIDA: The district court has awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to a woman’s husband and her in-laws over an attempt to murder case
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting.(PTI Photo)

BJP as venomous as cobra, says Banerjee as rhetoric sharpens in Bengal

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:05 AM IST
  • Banerjee's comments came while addressing a Trinamool Congress (TMC) rally in Purulia district.
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Baghpat youth found dead in Noida hotel

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:39 PM IST
Noida: A 19-year-old man from Baghpat was found dead in a Noida hotel on Monday afternoon with a bullet injury to his chest
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Seventeen agencies apply to prepare DPR of two major projects being developed by Yamuna Expressway authority

By HT Correspondent, Greater Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:38 PM IST
The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (Yeida) has received proposals from 17 agencies to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for two mega projects -- Logistics Park and Heritage City --to be developed along the 165-km Yamuna Expressway areas
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Man booked for molestation of class 6 student in Greater Noida

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Noida: A 30-year-old man was booked on Monday for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl in her house in Greater Noida
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Fresh case filed in Greater Noida against makers of web series ‘Tandav’

By Shafaque Alam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Greater Noida: A fresh FIR has been filed against the makers and actors of the newly released web series ‘Tandav’ for inappropriate depiction of Uttar Pradesh Police personnel and hurting religious sentiments and social beliefs, the police said
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Noida, Ghaziabad most polluted, AQI plunges into severe

By HT Correspondent, Noida
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:36 PM IST
Two days after a slight improvement in air quality, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad slipped to “severe” levels once again on Tuesday
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