Kenneth Igbonosa from Nigeria was attacked by a mob on the night of May 26. He was returning home with his wife and four-month-old daughter at Rajpur Khurd in Chhattarpur. Three other such incidents took place the same night.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)
Kenneth Igbonosa from Nigeria was attacked by a mob on the night of May 26. He was returning home with his wife and four-month-old daughter at Rajpur Khurd in Chhattarpur. Three other such incidents took place the same night.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times)

Attack on Africans in Delhi: Cops arrest 4, detain 4 amid growing pressure

Two people were arrested and three others detained on Sunday in connection with the recent attack on African nationals in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area as police intensified its investigation into the case.
By PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2016 08:34 PM IST

Four people were arrested on Sunday and as many detained by the Delhi Police in connection with alleged an assault on African nationals in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area in which six of them were injured.

Besides these eight people, a juvenile has also been detained as investigators stepped up probe into three separate incidents of assault on African nationals after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj took up the issue with home minister Rajnath Singh and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

“Four accused identified as Babu, Om Prakash, Ajay and Rahul have been arrested and the fifth accused, who turned out to be a minor, has been apprehended on charges of causing hurt and wrongful confinement,” DCP (South) Ishwar Singh said.

Investigators said that four more people have been detained and they were being interrogated.

Read | Six Africans assaulted in Delhi village, cops say attacks not planned

At least six African nationals had sustained injuries in the incidents. Police attributed two of the incidents to a dispute over African nationals playing loud music and another to a scuffle over drinking in public.

The incidents came amid outrage over the killing of a 23-year-old Congolese national MK Olivier in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area last week, with envoys of African nations voicing their unhappiness.

Read | Africans attacked in Delhi again: Swaraj, Rajnath assure prompt action

India had assured the African envoys of safety and security of all African nationals.

Three separate cases have already been registered by police in connection with the incident which took place at Mehrauli area on Thursday night.

Read | Congolese man’s murder: Govt faces tough questions from African diplomats

Meanwhile, since yesterday police has held several meetings with various resident associations in the area..

Read | Worst 15 minutes of my life, says wife of African attacked in Delhi

Addressing one such gathering, DCP Ishwar said, “they have come to our country, they are our guests and friends. They have come here just because they trust us.

“The way you behave with them will have repercussions on our brothers living outside. An example is the way Indians were attacked after the murder of a Congolese youth,” he said.

Read | Nigerian student thrashed in Hyderabad over parking dispute

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A man receives Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, at a vaccination centre, in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)
A man receives Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, at a vaccination centre, in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)

Average 200 daily new Covid-19 cases in Delhi amid spike in Maharashtra, Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:01 AM IST
In the last six days, Delhi recorded more than 200 new infections for four straight days, between February 24-27. The number of daily deaths, though, has been less than five on five out of six days, with no fatality on Feb 25.
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People outside a polling booth in Delhi's Trilokpuri on Sunday. (ANI Photo )
People outside a polling booth in Delhi's Trilokpuri on Sunday. (ANI Photo )

Delhi municipal by-polls: Voting underway at 5 MCD wards

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:27 AM IST
Four of the five wards fell vacant after their incumbent councillors were elected as the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) legislators in the assembly polls whereas the by-election in Shalimar Bagh was necessitated after the death of councillor Renu Jaju.
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Delhi’s maximum temperature didn’t touch 30 degree C in 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014 and 2013 in February.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Delhi’s maximum temperature didn’t touch 30 degree C in 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014 and 2013 in February.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Weather experts weigh in on why spring gave Delhi a miss

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:53 AM IST
Since Monday (till Saturday), maximum temperatures in Delhi have read: 28.9; 31.5; 32.5; 33.2; 33; and 31.7 degrees C. The situation is similar in most cities in the northern plains. Mumbai’s maximum temperature over the same period has ranged between 33.9 and 36.1 degrees C.
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The university awarded 670 doctoral degrees, 44 super-specialty DM/M.Ch course degrees, 156 medals and 36 prizes in multidisciplinary fields.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo. Representative image)
The university awarded 670 doctoral degrees, 44 super-specialty DM/M.Ch course degrees, 156 medals and 36 prizes in multidisciplinary fields.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo. Representative image)

DU awards over 178,000 degrees at mixed format convocation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:18 AM IST
Addressing the ceremony, Delhi University acting vice-chancellor (V-C) PC Joshi said, “It is not just the first in the history of DU but also across the country that nearly 180,000 students received their degrees digitally.”
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Police registered a case at the Gulabi Bagh police station and are probing the cause of the fire.(Karn Singh/ HT file photo. Representative image)
Police registered a case at the Gulabi Bagh police station and are probing the cause of the fire.(Karn Singh/ HT file photo. Representative image)

Man killed in fire at factory in Delhi's Pratap Nagar

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:59 AM IST
The factory was located in the first floor of a three-storey building. The blaze, fire officers said, was reported at around 3.45am after a person in the area heard an explosion.
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The first phase of voting for the three-phased elections to the decentralised tiers of local bodies at the village, block and district levels in Kerala will be conducted by the Kerala State Election Commission on Tuesday.(PTI/ File photo)
The first phase of voting for the three-phased elections to the decentralised tiers of local bodies at the village, block and district levels in Kerala will be conducted by the Kerala State Election Commission on Tuesday.(PTI/ File photo)

Bypolls in 5 MCD wards today

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:56 AM IST
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A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Delhi adds 243 new Covid-19 cases, three more deaths

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:42 AM IST
The city’s average positivity has increased to 0.32% over the last seven days, in comparison to 0.25% the week before and 0.21% the week before that. Although the increase is minor, experts worry it may be indicative of an increase in virus transmission in Delhi.
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A senior official in Delhi’s revenue department said around 14,000 passengers arrived at the Delhi airport between November 25 and December 21 — of whom around 1,500 are Delhi residents.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A senior official in Delhi’s revenue department said around 14,000 passengers arrived at the Delhi airport between November 25 and December 21 — of whom around 1,500 are Delhi residents.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Flyers up 25% at General aviation terminal: DIAL

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:35 AM IST
The General Aviation facility supports passengers on chartered flights or private jets from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI file photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI file photo)

Delhi CM Kejriwal says city law, order in turmoil; Police disagree

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:26 AM IST
“Deeply concerned by the murder of a 8-yr-old girl in Khichripur & attack on a 17-yr-old boy in Kalkaji. Delhi’’s law and order situation is in a serious turmoil, I appeal to Hon’’ble Home Minister & Lt. Gov (Lieutenant Governor) to take appropriate action to address the situation,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
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Officials said that Covid-19 patients can vote during the last hour of polling following laid down guidelines.(PTI)
Officials said that Covid-19 patients can vote during the last hour of polling following laid down guidelines.(PTI)

Delhi gears up for bypolls in five municipal wards on Sunday

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The bypolls are being seen as the semifinal ahead of the civic body elections for 272 wards of three municipal corporations in early 2022.
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The state government had conducted 67,484 Covid-19 tests on Saturday comprising 45,873 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 21,611 Rapid Antigen Tests.(PTI)
The state government had conducted 67,484 Covid-19 tests on Saturday comprising 45,873 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 21,611 Rapid Antigen Tests.(PTI)

Delhi reports 243 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; active caseload sees slight jump

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Active cases jumped from the 1,231 cases reported on Friday to 1,307 cases on Saturday.
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The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Saturday was 301 in Noida, 295 in Ghaziabad, 292 in Greater Noida, 260 in Faridabad and 260 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.(PTI file photo)
The average 24-hour AQI at 4 pm on Saturday was 301 in Noida, 295 in Ghaziabad, 292 in Greater Noida, 260 in Faridabad and 260 in Gurgaon, according to CPCB’s Sameer app.(PTI file photo)

Air quality 'moderate' Gurgaon, worsens in Ghaziabad, 'poor' in Noida, Faridabad

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 also remained high in the air of the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Crowd during the roadshow of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Shalimar Bagh area ahead of byelections in five wards of North MCD and East MCD in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Crowd during the roadshow of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Shalimar Bagh area ahead of byelections in five wards of North MCD and East MCD in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi municipal by-polls: Notice issued to 3 officers over govt advertisement

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 05:53 PM IST
In the notice issued to Khirwar, DIP secretary Padmini Singla and director Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, the Commission said that, prima facie, the advertisement violates the model code of conduct.
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A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel said steps are reported to have been taken, the matter needs to be taken forward to ensure that freshwater is not used for gardening in public parks by the DDA and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Hindustan Times)
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel said steps are reported to have been taken, the matter needs to be taken forward to ensure that freshwater is not used for gardening in public parks by the DDA and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Hindustan Times)

NGT directs Delhi Jal Board to ensure supply of treated water in public parks

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 04:39 PM IST
"The DJB may ensure supply of such treated water with adequate pressure and wherever piped supply is not available, supply may be ensured by tankers," the bench said.
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AAP supporters during party convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's roadshow for MCD by-elections in Shalimar Bagh village, New Delhi,(PTI)
AAP supporters during party convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's roadshow for MCD by-elections in Shalimar Bagh village, New Delhi,(PTI)

AAP, BJP and Congress gear up for Delhi MCD by-polls tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:17 PM IST
The five wards where by-polls will be conducted are Ward No 32N, (Rohini-C); Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) in north Delhi and Ward No 02-E (Trilokpuri); Ward No 08-E (Kalyanpuri) and Ward No 41-E (Chauhan Bangar) in east Delhi.
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