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I appeal to all of you to celebrate Holi with your family and avoid crowds," Arvind Kejriwal said.(HT File Photo)

Delhi CM, L-G urge people to celebrate Holi indoors

UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 03:12 AM IST
“Cases of coronavirus have increased in the last few days. In view of this, I am not attending Holi programmes being organised in public this time," CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering during a protest against the GNCTD Amendment Bill, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering during a protest against the GNCTD Amendment Bill, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)

‘If govt means L-G, why hold elections?’: Arvind Kejriwal

UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 05:51 AM IST
  • Kejriwal said the Union government, by moving this bill, was not just bypassing a Supreme Court verdict of July 2018, but also negating the Constitution and democracy.
(From left) Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel.( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel.( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Was showdown over assembly panels a precursor to standoff?

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:49 AM IST
  • The Union home ministry on Monday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the government of National Capital Territory act (GNCTD Act).
Rai called the Bill a conspiracy to make an administrative mess in Delhi again.(HT Archive)
Rai called the Bill a conspiracy to make an administrative mess in Delhi again.(HT Archive)

AAP heads to Jantar Mantar against Centre’s move to define L-G’s powers

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:33 AM IST
  • AAP said in a press statement that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will be attending Wednesday’s protest at Jantar Mantar.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

BJP backs move; a ‘black day’ for Delhi, says Cong

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:10 AM IST
  • The bill introduced in Parliament on Monday, said “government” in Delhi will mean the L-G in context of all legislation passed by the city-state’s assembly and made it mandatory for the city government to seek the L-G’s opinion before any executive action.
Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyender Jain leave North Block after attending a meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah in this file picture from 2020. (PTI)
Delhi's CM Arvind Kejriwal, Lt Governor Anil Baijal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia and health minister Satyender Jain leave North Block after attending a meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah in this file picture from 2020. (PTI)

Centre moves to cut powers of Delhi govt

By Neeraj Chauhan, Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:02 AM IST
  • The amendment introduced on Monday decisively tilts the balance of power in favour of the L-G. It bars the Delhi govt from making any rule to enable itself or its committees to consider the matters of day-to-day administration of the Capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Speaker of Delhi Assembly Ramniwas Goel and L-G Anil Baijal at Delhi Vidhan Sabha. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Speaker of Delhi Assembly Ramniwas Goel and L-G Anil Baijal at Delhi Vidhan Sabha. (ANI Photo)

Bill cites SC verdicts, but may upset power balance

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 12:32 AM IST
  • The bill and its wording have sparked anger from Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which said the proposed law violates the rulings.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia. (File photo)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia. (File photo)

NCT Bill to have ‘dangerous’ consequences on India’s federal structure: Sisodia

UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:03 AM IST
The deputy CM said that the two proposed amendments to the GNCTD Act include changing the definition of “government” to imply the L-G instead of the elected government
“All economies have been dented by Covid-19 and so has the economy of Delhi." said Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal during the Budget Session (PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)(PTI)
“All economies have been dented by Covid-19 and so has the economy of Delhi." said Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal during the Budget Session (PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)(PTI)

L-G outlines govt plans, opens Budget session

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:07 AM IST
  • The L-G also noted that the economy of the Capital shrunk by 5.6% due to the pandemic.
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.
The New Delhi railway station is the largest and second busiest station in the country and handles approximately 450,000 passengers daily or about 160 -170 million passengers annually.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The New Delhi railway station is the largest and second busiest station in the country and handles approximately 450,000 passengers daily or about 160 -170 million passengers annually.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor chairs meet to oversee NDLS redevelopment

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:27 AM IST
“The L-G also emphasised on considering the interconnectivity of the station with surrounding areas or influence area, apart from creating adequate parking for public and private transport.” a government official said.
The employees also staged a protest at the North civic body’s Civil Lines zonal office.
The employees also staged a protest at the North civic body’s Civil Lines zonal office.

Staff of 3 MCDs go on strike, demand salaries, pensions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:47 AM IST
The employees also staged a protest at the Civil Lines zonal office of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, demanding the release of their pending salaries.
A view of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats at Narela in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
A view of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats at Narela in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

DDA drafts norms for planned development in unauthorised colonies

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:03 AM IST
The DDA has proposed two approaches for planned development: a regeneration scheme and regularisation of existing areas.
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)

DDA’s new housing scheme launched; 1,354 flats, costliest worth Rs 2.14 crore

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:14 PM IST
The scheme is completely online, done through the newly developed AWAAS software of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) from processing of application to possession of flats, a senior official said.
Lt. Governor Anil Baijal .(HT photo)
Lt. Governor Anil Baijal .(HT photo)

Delhi govt’s rejection of compensation claims by city cops: State BJP writes to L-G Baijal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times had on Saturday reported that the Delhi government had rejected 12 of the 15 compensation claims it had received from families of police personnel who were verified, by the law enforcement agency, to have died of Covid-19 in the national capital.
Traffic snarl on Ring Road near Indraprashtha Metro station in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Traffic snarl on Ring Road near Indraprashtha Metro station in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Two flyovers proposed to decongest Ring Road stretch gets UTTIPEC nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:50 AM IST
The Public Works Department (PWD) proposes to construct two flyovers parallel to the existing single flyovers at Club Road crossing and at Moti Nagar crossing for smoother flow of vehicles.
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)

Active Covid-19 cases decline across Delhi districts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:43 AM IST
Northeast Delhi has 158 active cases -- the lowest among all districts. At 2,616, northwest Delhi district has the highest share of total active cases (12,189) as of December 22, showed the weekly report which is submitted to offices of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal.
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DDA to offer 1,210 flats in its new housing scheme in January

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:06 AM IST
The proposals were approved in a meeting, chaired by Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, on Wednesday.
A health worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a traveller at Anand Vihar ISBT during coronavirus screening, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 20, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A health worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a traveller at Anand Vihar ISBT during coronavirus screening, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, December 20, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Delhi L-G Anil Baijal calls for continued testing even as daily cases dip below 1,000

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 03:16 AM IST
The L-G was also informed that district officials in Delhi have surveyed over 17.2 million residents so far for Covid-19 symptoms to assess the spread of the infection.
Ramvir Singh Bidhuri addresses BJP activists and MCD mayors sitting in protest regarding the release of municipal funds, outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ramvir Singh Bidhuri addresses BJP activists and MCD mayors sitting in protest regarding the release of municipal funds, outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Govt not giving dues to create anarchy: BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:58 AM IST
The AAP, however, said the protest is only an excuse by the BJP to harass chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and distract attention from the nationwide farmers protests.
Covid-19 tests at all government facilities in Delhi will continue to be free, the government said.(File Photo)
Covid-19 tests at all government facilities in Delhi will continue to be free, the government said.(File Photo)

Govt lowers cap, RT-PCR tests for Rs 800 at private labs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:56 AM IST
Until Sunday, the cost of an RT-PCR test was capped at Rs 2,400 irrespective of whether a person visited a laboratory or opted for home collection.
The Delhi government had implemented a similar policy during the nationwide lockdown and most departments continued working with 50% physical strength till June 30.(Bloomberg)
The Delhi government had implemented a similar policy during the nationwide lockdown and most departments continued working with 50% physical strength till June 30.(Bloomberg)

Work from home for 50% staff of Delhi government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 4,998 cases and 89 fatalities, taking the total number of cases and deaths so far to 561,742 and 8998 respectively.
The MHA accused the Delhi administration of not taking steps to enhance testing capacity, particularly for RT-PCR, which remained static at around 20,000 RTPCR tests for a long time.(File photo)
The MHA accused the Delhi administration of not taking steps to enhance testing capacity, particularly for RT-PCR, which remained static at around 20,000 RTPCR tests for a long time.(File photo)

Delhi govt knew of Nov surge in Covid cases, did nothing: Centre to SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:23 AM IST
On November 15, Shah conducted a joint meeting of officials in the Capital and spruced up efforts to increase medical infrastructure by way of additional ICU beds, ramping up testing facilities, contact tracing, surveillance, and availability of medical workers.
The DDA officials said after all the necessary approval, the land use has been changed in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The DDA officials said after all the necessary approval, the land use has been changed in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

DDA notifies change in land use of plot in city forest for Ravidas temple construction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:54 AM IST
The change is land use was approved by the DDA in September in a meeting chaired by Delhi’s lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal, who is also chairman of DDA.
So far, the highest number of deaths in a single day was recorded at 131 on November 18.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
So far, the highest number of deaths in a single day was recorded at 131 on November 18.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Ensure timely hospitalisation of Covid-19 patients in home isolation: L-G

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:52 AM IST
Delhi, on Wednesday, recorded 5,246 new Covid-19 cases and 99 more deaths, taking the death toll to 8,720. The positivity rate was recorded at 8.49%, the government’s health bulletin said.
Police barricades at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Police barricades at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

3,813 challans issued in Delhi for not wearing facemask, violating social distancing in two days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The officials added that people’s behaviour towards the coronavirus disease outbreak remains casual.
People shop at a market, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in front of the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
People shop at a market, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in front of the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

Delhi raises fine for spitting, violating social distancing norms to Rs 2,000

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The amendment empowers ‘authorised persons’ to impose Rs 2000 fine for violation of quarantine rules, social distancing norms, not wearing face masks and consumption of pan, gutka etc in public places.
The survey will cover all 4,500-odd containment zones, as well as several areas outside containment zones, that have a high caseload.(AP)
The survey will cover all 4,500-odd containment zones, as well as several areas outside containment zones, that have a high caseload.(AP)

Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Delhi starts door-to-door survey from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:43 AM IST
The objective of the survey is to screen people, encourage more tests and keep record of high-risk individuals which include elderly people, pregnant women and people with co-morbidities, senior government officials said.
“I appeal to social, religious and political organisations to distribute masks and urge people to wear masks. Masks are a major saviour against Covid-19,” said Kejriwal(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
“I appeal to social, religious and political organisations to distribute masks and urge people to wear masks. Masks are a major saviour against Covid-19,” said Kejriwal(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Penalty for not wearing mask to be hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000: Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:30 AM IST
Delhi, on Thursday, recorded 7,546 new Covid-19 cases and 98 more deaths, taking the toll to 8,041. With 62,437 tests conducted on Thursday, the positivity rate was recorded at 12.09%%, according to the government’s daily health bulletin.
The duo appealed to the residents of Delhi to strictly adhere to Covid-19 measures.(PTI)
The duo appealed to the residents of Delhi to strictly adhere to Covid-19 measures.(PTI)

Delhi LG Baijal, CM Kejriwal deem increased fine necessary to create effective Covid-19 deterrence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The decision was taken as an extraordinary measure in the face of a sudden surge in the coronavirus cases in Delhi during the last fortnight.
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