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A luscious tree in full yield these days.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: A jamun tree in CP

By Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 02:02 AM IST
  • It’s jamun season in Delhi. The lanes teem with vendors selling these berries. Their straw baskets are piled up with mounds of these soury treats.
The Delhi government also organised a Shaheed Diwas function in Connaught Place on Tuesday to commemorate the contributions of Singh to the freedom struggle.(AP)
The Delhi government also organised a Shaheed Diwas function in Connaught Place on Tuesday to commemorate the contributions of Singh to the freedom struggle.(AP)

City holds events in memory of Bhagat Singh on Martyr’s Day

PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:20 AM IST
On March 23, 1931, three freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru were executed by the British for “conspiring against the Crown”.
Fortunately, one address in today’s CP has managed to keep its staircase, as well as the flavor of yesteryear.(HT Photo)
Fortunately, one address in today’s CP has managed to keep its staircase, as well as the flavor of yesteryear.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: A staircase in CP

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:30 AM IST
A piece of architecture evocative of an earlier era.
Connaught Place to remain closed on Tuesday, January 26. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)
Connaught Place to remain closed on Tuesday, January 26. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)

Markets unaffected by chakka jam, but turnout low

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:05 AM IST
Sanjeev Mehra, president of Khan Market Traders association, said all shops operated as usual in the upscale market.
The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government has also introduced a similar concept in 2015, calling it ‘car free day’ where in some roads of the city private vehicles were not allowed to ply for selected days.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘No Car Sunday’ organised in Connaught Place

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 03:00 AM IST
The campaign called, ‘No Car Sunday’, which was first started by a group of teenage environment activists as a local initiative to discourage neighbours from using their cars for one day of the week to help reduce vehicular emissions in the national capital.
People gather in huge crowds near India gate to celebrate New year's day, in New Delhi, India, on Friday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
People gather in huge crowds near India gate to celebrate New year's day, in New Delhi, India, on Friday.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

New Year revellers choke central Delhi despite restrictions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:20 AM IST
Traffic control room records showed that in the evening, long traffic snarls were reported from Tilak Marg, ITO, Mandi House, India Gate roundabout, Connaught Place outer circle, Zakir Hussain Marg, Akbar Road, Teen Murti Marg and Shanti Path.
Security being beefed up at Connaught Place on Wednesday, a day ahead of New Year’s eve in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Security being beefed up at Connaught Place on Wednesday, a day ahead of New Year’s eve in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Bars, restaurants to restrict entry, limited parking at Connaught Place: Check Delhi’s new year celebration rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:54 PM IST
This time there will be no breath analyser test for Covid-19 safety, but there will be medical tests on suspicion of drunken driving.
Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Delhi Police had been making checks for cases of drunk and drive with an alcometer, in the pre-Covid times.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Plan to party hard on New Years? Delhiites, be ready for a blood test instead of breath test!

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Delhi Police plans to get blood tests done to check cases of drunk and driving, ahead of New Year celebrations this year.
(Mayank Austen Soofi)
(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The Barakhamba aesthetics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 04:59 AM IST
This illusion is caused by the combined effect of the night, the lights of the street lamps, the lit-up building itself, the long screen of pavement trees, and the black starless sky. The bougainvillea pot is placed on the road divider in central Delhi’s Barakhamba Road, and the building is the distinctive Statesman House.
Following high pollution levels in the national capital, the Supreme Court had in November 2019 asked the Centre and the Delhi government to come up with a road map on installing smog towers in the national capital region (NCR) to combat air pollution.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Following high pollution levels in the national capital, the Supreme Court had in November 2019 asked the Centre and the Delhi government to come up with a road map on installing smog towers in the national capital region (NCR) to combat air pollution.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Connaught Place to get a smog tower: What you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Delhi’s first smog tower came up at Lajpat Nagar central market on January 3. Gautam Gambhir, former cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi inaugurated a prototype air purifier at Lajpat Nagar.
Arvind Kejriwal said that a dedicated tree transplantation cell would be set up by the government under the new policy.(HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal said that a dedicated tree transplantation cell would be set up by the government under the new policy.(HT Photo)

Delhi Cabinet approves tree transplantation policy, smog tower installation in Connaught Place

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The government has stationed Rs 20 crore, and the tower will come up in 10 months, the chief minister said, claiming that it will be the first of its kind in the world.
Dining space at DS Dosa Factory(HTC)
Dining space at DS Dosa Factory(HTC)

Enjoy healthy South Indian delicacies in the heart of Delhi!

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HTC
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Nothing beats the charm of an authentic South Indian meal. And you can now enjoy lip smacking delicacies at the newly opened outlet of DS Dosa Factory at Connaught Place.
NRAI has also requested the government to permit the disposal of the expired stock.(Representational Photo/HT File)
NRAI has also requested the government to permit the disposal of the expired stock.(Representational Photo/HT File)

Relief to hotel owners as liquor licence fee in Delhi waived off during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:54 PM IST
The licensees will have to pay for the period after September 9, when bars were allowed to operate in the city
The uptick in cases is mostly attributed to increased testing with the Delhi government conducting 135,723 tests per million as on Monday compared to 73,312 tests per million on August 21.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The uptick in cases is mostly attributed to increased testing with the Delhi government conducting 135,723 tests per million as on Monday compared to 73,312 tests per million on August 21.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar among emerging Covid hot spots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:56 AM IST
Health officials said the hot spots have been identified based on the Covid-19 caseload in these areas. It comes as part of the Delhi government’s increased focus on micro-surveillance with active Covid-19 cases in the Capital increasing by over 170% in a month --- from 11,426 on August 21 to 30,941 on September 21.

Delhiwale: Strolling in CP during the new normal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:55 AM IST
A pandemic-era evening walk in the historic shopping district
With greens vines crawling about the trunk, with insects spreading out on the vine leaves, this is a one-tree wildlife sanctuary.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
With greens vines crawling about the trunk, with insects spreading out on the vine leaves, this is a one-tree wildlife sanctuary.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Meet the E-block wonder

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 07:19 AM IST
The towering deciduous tree clashes with the harmonic series of white columns that line the Inner Circle corridor. One ought to see this as nature’s polite intrusion.
Delhi traffic police on Tuesday released a detailed plan for road closures and traffic diversions for Independence Day on August 15 and its rehearsals on August 13.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi traffic police on Tuesday released a detailed plan for road closures and traffic diversions for Independence Day on August 15 and its rehearsals on August 13.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi traffic police release advisory for I-Day, rehearsal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Commuters travelling from south Delhi towards the north could either use Aurobindo Marg via Panchkuian Road and Rani Jhansi Road to reach their destinations or travel through Connaught Place, Minto Road via Naya Bazar and use Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg.
A DTC bus and other vehicles seen submerged after heavy rain and waterlogging under the Minto Bridge in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A DTC bus and other vehicles seen submerged after heavy rain and waterlogging under the Minto Bridge in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

56-year-old tempo driver drowns in waterlogged Minto Road underpass

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Besides the tempo which the victim, Kundan Singh Mehra, was driving, a DTC bus and two auto-rickshaws had also submerged. But fire officials said they never got to know that a man had drowned there.
An Anti Smog Gun has been installed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi on Monday. The machine was inaugurated by Dharmendra, chairman, NDMC.(HT Photo)
An Anti Smog Gun has been installed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi on Monday. The machine was inaugurated by Dharmendra, chairman, NDMC.(HT Photo)

NDMC installs anti-smog gun in Connaught Place to reduce pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:27 AM IST
According to the statement, the anti-smog gun has a ‘throw distance’ of 100 metres with the size of water droplets ranging between 30 microns and 50 microns that could cover an area between 27,000 square metres and 37,000 square metres.
Devotees offer prayers inside Jhandewalan Temple after it opened to the public, post the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Devotees offer prayers inside Jhandewalan Temple after it opened to the public, post the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Travel for faith: NCR residents cross border to fulfil long pending meeting with almighty

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 05:54 AM IST
As temples remained closed in NCR, residents are crossing the border to visit places of worship in the Capital, to seek blessings.
New Delhi, India - June 04, 2020: A worker wearing PPE sprays chemical disinfectant at V3S Mall premises, in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - June 04, 2020: A worker wearing PPE sprays chemical disinfectant at V3S Mall premises, in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi reopens restaurants, malls and interstate travel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey and Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 02:02 AM IST
While a large number of religious places are likely to open on Monday, uncertainty surrounds malls and restaurants.
Full Circle and Cafe Turtle at Khan Market.
Full Circle and Cafe Turtle at Khan Market.

Popular joints in Khan Market forced to shut shop in face of mounting losses due to lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 11:51 PM IST
The stores included a two-decade old cafe and bookstore, Full Circle and Cafe Turtle, an Asian restaurant, Side Wok and another barbeque restaurant, Smokeys BBQ and Grill.
The meals are prepared in the restaurant’s kitchen. More than 20,000 meals have been distributed so far.(QBA Restaurant)
The meals are prepared in the restaurant’s kitchen. More than 20,000 meals have been distributed so far.(QBA Restaurant)

Fighting Covid-19: This restaurant in Connaught Place

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
QBA Restaurant plans to continue with the initiative for as long as the lockdown lasts. More than 20,000 meals have been distributed so far.
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Lockdown Diaries: Longing for company by Aseem Chhabra

Hindustan Times | By Aseem Chhabra
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 01:36 PM IST
How will we face the world again, sit fearlessly in large movie theatres and restaurants, and walk amid crowds?
United Coffee House serves around 400 people a day from a vast A’la carte menu and the guests are not all longtime regulars
United Coffee House serves around 400 people a day from a vast A’la carte menu and the guests are not all longtime regulars

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Those were the days

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 02:26 AM IST
The beginnings of India’s restaurant sector bring back memories of the glory days of Connaught Place, Park Street and Churchgate Street
Fewer people seen at Kake da Hotel, a usually bustling establishment, as people keep away as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in the outer circle of Connaught Place, in New Delhi on March 13, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Fewer people seen at Kake da Hotel, a usually bustling establishment, as people keep away as a preventive measure against coronavirus, in the outer circle of Connaught Place, in New Delhi on March 13, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus: 60 restaurants in Delhi’s Connaught Place to shut, others report steep drop in footfall

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 11:37 AM IST
At Connaught Place, which has more than 170 restaurants and bars, at least 60 restaurants will shut operations from Tuesday midnight in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
According to NDMC officials, many property owners in Connaught Place have sunk their ground floors by up to five feet to create a middle or a mezzanine floor.(HT Archive)
According to NDMC officials, many property owners in Connaught Place have sunk their ground floors by up to five feet to create a middle or a mezzanine floor.(HT Archive)

Traders’ body asks NDMC to regularise alterations in Connaught Place shops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:34 AM IST
Last week, the NDMC had issued sealing notices to owners of 105 properties in Connaught Place for “illegally constructed basement” and alleged violation of building norms on their premises following directives from the Supreme Court appointed monitoring committee.
Several eateries in Delhi-NCR are offering discounts and deals to woo revellers on the leap day.
Several eateries in Delhi-NCR are offering discounts and deals to woo revellers on the leap day.

Leap Year 2020: All that’s in store for foodies, on that extra day of the year

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Here’s a low down on the deals, freebies and discounts for you to party harder on that added date on the calendar.
The Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee has directed civic agencies in Delhi to “immediately” comply with its sealing orders against commercial properties found violating development control norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee has directed civic agencies in Delhi to “immediately” comply with its sealing orders against commercial properties found violating development control norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Resume sealing in Delhi immediately, Supreme Court panel orders municipalities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 06:11 AM IST
SC also directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to act against shops in Connaught Place for violating lease deeds and the Master Plan of Delhi-2021 (MPD-2021) provisions.
Will fresh flowers be the top priority of those celebrating Valentine’s Day, this year?(Photo:Sonu Mehta/HT)
Will fresh flowers be the top priority of those celebrating Valentine’s Day, this year?(Photo:Sonu Mehta/HT)

Valentine’s Day: Florists report a slump in the demand for fresh flowers

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Florists expect to earn extra bucks on occasions such as Valentine’s Day, when the demand is higher. But, some reveal that it isn’t the same story this year.
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