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Window for admissions to Delhi's entry-level classes closes today

  • The last date for schools to upload details of children who have applied is January 24 and for displaying the list of selected candidates is February 4.
Following the verification and the first draw of lots, the list of selected candidates will be displayed on February 4, at the school and online. (Representational image)(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Following the verification and the first draw of lots, the list of selected candidates will be displayed on February 4, at the school and online. (Representational image)(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 04:08 AM IST
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RT-PCR test gets cheaper in Delhi: 300 at labs, 500 at home

  • The cost of the gold-standard RT-PCR test has been reduced by 200 for home collection as well as for samples collected at private hospitals and labs.
Now an RT-PCR test, if performed at labs and hospitals, will cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 instead of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500.(Unsplash)
Now an RT-PCR test, if performed at labs and hospitals, will cost 300 instead of 500.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 04:04 AM IST
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Govt unveils one-stop portal to promote EVs

  • The newly designed EV website — www.ev.delhi.gov.in — focuses not just on individuals but also on companies that want to switch their fleet to EVs, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.
An electric vehicle charging station in New Delhi. (Mint/File)
An electric vehicle charging station in New Delhi. (Mint/File)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 03:54 AM IST
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As cases plateau, Delhi to wait before easing Covid curbs

Strict restrictions on activities and movement of people are in place in Delhi since Covid cases began rising at the beginning of the month, with all leisure and discretionary activities like eating out and going to the cinema banned.
At the Commonwealth Games Covid Care Centre in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
At the Commonwealth Games Covid Care Centre in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 04:00 AM IST
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Pillar blocked CCTV view of person who planted bomb at Ghazipur market in Delhi

Last Friday morning, an IED was found in an unclaimed bag at one of the entrances of the largest flower market in Delhi and was neutralised before its timer could trigger a detonation.
Police suspect that the person who planted the bomb may have conducted extensive reconnaissance because he/she knew the exact location of the CCTV cameras. (HT Photo)
Police suspect that the person who planted the bomb may have conducted extensive reconnaissance because he/she knew the exact location of the CCTV cameras. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 04:10 AM IST
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Delhi caps RT-PCR test at pvt labs at 300, home collection rate cut to 500

  • The Delhi government had first capped the RT-PCR test rates at private laboratories and hospitals at 800 in November 2020. The prices were reviewed again and further reduced to 500 in August last year.
Delhi on Thursday logged as many as 12,306 new Covid-19 cases, down from Wednesday's 13,785 infections. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Delhi on Thursday logged as many as 12,306 new Covid-19 cases, down from Wednesday's 13,785 infections. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 09:34 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Delhi's Covid tally dips with 12,306 cases, logs highest deaths since June

  • New fatalities due to Covid-19 on Thursday increased to 43, up from 35 on the preceding day, taking the death toll of Delhi to 25,503, as per the health bulletin data.
The Centre on Thursday said that Delhi is one of the ‘states of concern’ in India due to its Covid-19 situation. (PTI)
The Centre on Thursday said that Delhi is one of the ‘states of concern’ in India due to its Covid-19 situation. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 08:40 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Preparations in full swing ahead of Beating Retreat ceremony in Delhi

The annual Beating Retreat ceremony will take place in Delhi on January 29. The ceremony marks a centuries-old military tradition, dating back to the days when troops disengaged from a battle at sunset.(AP) 9
The annual Beating Retreat ceremony will take place in Delhi on January 29. The ceremony marks a centuries-old military tradition, dating back to the days when troops disengaged from a battle at sunset.(AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 01:50 PM IST
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Covid hospitalisations drop in Mumbai, Delhi’s plateau

The two cities that were earliest urban hot spots of the Omicron wave, but in recent days, they have seen their case trajectories start to dip.
Gurugram: A healthworker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre, in Gurugram, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2022_000086B) (PTI)
Gurugram: A healthworker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre, in Gurugram, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2022_000086B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:46 AM IST
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Delhi: Yamuna water too toxic to treat for 134 days last year

The data from Wazirabad pond shows that ammonia levels stayed above 1 ppm for 16 days in January 2021, and for 27 days in February, 19 days in March and 13 days in April.
High levels of ammonia not only disrupts supply of water to several parts of the city, but is also an indicator of the inability of the river water to support aquatic life. (HT Archive)
High levels of ammonia not only disrupts supply of water to several parts of the city, but is also an indicator of the inability of the river water to support aquatic life. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 03:58 AM IST
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Delhi govt addresses NCPCR fears over its ‘Desh Ke Mentors’ programme

The child rights body had written to the Delhi government on January 11, seeking the suspension of its ongoing ‘Desh Ke Mentors’ programme for school students, citing concerns over children being exposed to unknown persons.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia last Friday said the BJP, through NCPCR, was plotting to derail the Delhi government’s ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ programme. (HT)
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia last Friday said the BJP, through NCPCR, was plotting to derail the Delhi government’s ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ programme. (HT)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:23 AM IST
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Delhi woman, her 4 kids die after choking on toxic fumes from stove

According to a senior police official, the place where the incident occurred was a rented accommodation inhabited by one Mohit Kalia (35), his wife Radha and their four children – two daughters and two sons.
Preliminary inquiry conducted by the police suggested that all of them died of suffocation. (File Photo)
Preliminary inquiry conducted by the police suggested that all of them died of suffocation. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 09:18 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi chief secy retires on April 20, to take up EC post next day

  • Dev will assume the position of the election commissioner of Delhi from April 21, 2022, and will hold the office for a term of six years from the date he assumes the charge, or till he turns 65, an order issued in November 2021 stated.
Vijay Kumar Dev (HT Archive)
Vijay Kumar Dev (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 03:30 AM IST
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2 BSF personnel killed, 3 others injured after ambulance overturns in NE Delhi

A police officer said the vehicle overturned while trying to avoid a man crossing the road in Shastri Park. Locals rushed the personnel to GTB and JPN hospitals.
A case was registered at the Shastri Park police station. (Picture for representation only)
A case was registered at the Shastri Park police station. (Picture for representation only)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:40 AM IST
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Omicron behind most fresh Covid cases in Delhi

Officials aware of the matter said they will continue to watch these trends further to take any decision on restrictions, while experts separately said Omicron is now virtually the only variant causing infections in the city, which has helped keep hospitalisation rates low.
The hospital rate has remained under control, with over 85% of the bed strength in the capital still available. Only 2,730 of the 15,606 beds in dedicated Covid-19 hospitals have been occupied, data released by the government showed. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The hospital rate has remained under control, with over 85% of the bed strength in the capital still available. Only 2,730 of the 15,606 beds in dedicated Covid-19 hospitals have been occupied, data released by the government showed. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:23 AM IST
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HC pulls up UP Police for forging papers, illegally arresting two from Delhi

Justice Mukta Gupta noted the submission made in a status report by the Uttar Pradesh government that the inquiry conducted by senior police officers had revealed that the two men were illegally taken from Delhi without informing the local police; neither was the date and place of arrest shown correctly.
26 May 2015, New Delhi: delhi high court . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
26 May 2015, New Delhi: delhi high court . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:45 AM IST
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Tension in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri as rape accused kills survivor’s brother

The accused and his brother were arrested within a few hours of the firing and stabbing incident that took place near a public park in Sultanpuri, police said. The main accused was released on bail in the rape case three days ago
Apart from police, over 30 paramilitary personnel were deployed in the area to ensure law and order. (HT)
Apart from police, over 30 paramilitary personnel were deployed in the area to ensure law and order. (HT)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:38 AM IST
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With special drive, Delhi’s 3 jails race to bring inmates under vaccine net

In Delhi’s largest jail--Tihar--almost 90% of the inmates have received the first Covid vaccine dose, while 85% inmates in Rohini Jail have received the first dose. In Mandoli Jail, almost 84% of the inmates have received the first dose.
Vaccination underway at a prison. (Sourced)
Vaccination underway at a prison. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 03:31 AM IST
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Delhi high court pulls up SDMC over disability audit

  • The court observed that every citizen has a right to move around in the area created by the state and asked why SDMC officials were not moving independently on wheelchairs.
“When they moved around in wheelchairs, did they find it difficult?” the court asked the SDMC counsel.
“When they moved around in wheelchairs, did they find it difficult?” the court asked the SDMC counsel.
Published on Jan 18, 2022 03:47 AM IST
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Delhi: Minor girl, woman raped in separate cases, suspects nabbed

Police said the first incident was reported from outer Delhi’s Nihal Vihar where a woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men on January 14. The 8-year-old was raped by a neighbour in north Delhi’s Alipur.
The suspects have been arrested. (Picture for representation only)
The suspects have been arrested. (Picture for representation only)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:38 AM IST
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As chill persists, IMD says maximum temperature in Delhi may rise

The India Meteorological Department said it expects the maximum temperature to rise to around 18°C from Tuesday, but added that there is still a chance that isolated parts of Delhi could record cold day conditions.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum temperature of 16.1(°C), Jafarpur was even colder at 13.2°C. (ANI)
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum temperature of 16.1(°C), Jafarpur was even colder at 13.2°C. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:48 AM IST
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Most of Capital’s forest cover loss was in N-W, S-W Delhi: ISFR 2021

While “necessary” construction projects led to a slight decline in the two districts, saplings planted in the past are likely to have matured in both east and northeast Delhi, adding to overall forest cover, a Delhi forest department official said.
While Delhi lost 0.44 sq km of forest cover, it gained 18 sq km of tree cover in the last two years, according to the report. (HT Archive)
While Delhi lost 0.44 sq km of forest cover, it gained 18 sq km of tree cover in the last two years, according to the report. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:44 AM IST
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Unusual winter trend: Delhi sees 7 dengue cases last week

Public health experts said the corporations should ensure anti-mosquito drives are not limited to the post monsoon period.
An MCD worker fumigating an area. Delhi recorded 9,613 dengue cases and 23 fatalities in 2021, making it the second worst annual outbreak on record. (HT Archive)
An MCD worker fumigating an area. Delhi recorded 9,613 dengue cases and 23 fatalities in 2021, making it the second worst annual outbreak on record. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:51 AM IST
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Metro on Yellow, Blue Lines to run at 15 mins frequency for weekend curfew: DMRC

  • In a statement posted on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that metro trains on all other lines during the weekend curfew will operate at a frequency of 20 minutes.
A train on the Delhi Metro Yellow Line. (PTI)
A train on the Delhi Metro Yellow Line. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 10:23 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After 4 days, Delhi sees dip in daily Covid cases with 24,383 new infections

  • The dip in daily cases comes after Delhi on Thursday recorded its biggest ever single-day count since April last year with as many as 28,867 new infections.
The Covid-19 case positivity rate of Delhi has surpassed the 30%-mark, up from 29.21% on Thursday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
The Covid-19 case positivity rate of Delhi has surpassed the 30%-mark, up from 29.21% on Thursday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 07:21 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Dense fog engulfs capital, AQI slips to ‘very poor’, flight delays likely

  • The air quality in the national capital slipped from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘very poor’ category in less than a week.
Delhi last reported about one hour of dense fog on December 29.
Delhi last reported about one hour of dense fog on December 29.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:08 AM IST
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28,867 Covid-19 cases: Delhi sees highest ever single-day tally

Before this, the Capital’s highest one-day case spike was on April 20 last year, when the city registered 28,395 Covid infections -- the peak of the devastating fourth wave
The data showed that Thursday’s case rise came on the back of nearly 99,000 tests, of which 29.21% returned positive results, an increase from 26.2% positive samples a day earlier. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
The data showed that Thursday’s case rise came on the back of nearly 99,000 tests, of which 29.21% returned positive results, an increase from 26.2% positive samples a day earlier. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 01:53 AM IST
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With 28,867 fresh cases, Delhi sees highest ever single-day spike in Covid tally

  • Fresh deaths due to Covid-19, however, saw a drop from Wednesday's 40 to 31 on Thursday, taking the overall death toll to 25,271. However, hospitalisations further climbed to 2,369.
 The number of patients in hospitals in Delhi has risen to 2,369.(ANI)
 The number of patients in hospitals in Delhi has risen to 2,369.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 08:37 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Aim to vaccinate all in 15-18 age group by Feb first week in Delhi’

The Delhi government data shows that the city has vaccinated 352,437 beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group between January 3, when the Centre started immunising teens, and January 11
The pace of vaccinations has also picked up significantly since day one, showed state government data. (REUTERS)
The pace of vaccinations has also picked up significantly since day one, showed state government data. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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Delhi: SDMC, ITO graveyard admin at odds over space crunch

The graveyard management said that it had to turn away two bodies last week, and send them to the facility at north-west Delhi’s Mangolpuri on the city’s outskirts. This has triggered a tussle with SDMC
1,350 bodies have been laid to rest in the Covid section of the ITO graveyard in the last two years, an official said. (ANI)
1,350 bodies have been laid to rest in the Covid section of the ITO graveyard in the last two years, an official said. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 01:06 AM IST
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