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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
Many believe so many restro-bars going bust is bad news for Connaught Place, which has undergone a great revival in the past few years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Many believe so many restro-bars going bust is bad news for Connaught Place, which has undergone a great revival in the past few years.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Bars that brought Connaught Place back to nightlife face closure

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:56 PM IST
About a dozen restaurant, bars and cafes, have exited Connaught Place and industry sources say 50 others are on the verge of shut down because of high rents, new guidelines of reduced operating hours and ban on serving alcohol.
Two homeless men were arrested for allegedly murdering a 26-year-old sanitation worker.
Two homeless men were arrested for allegedly murdering a 26-year-old sanitation worker.

Murder in Delhi’s CP over entry to shelter home, two homeless men held

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:18 AM IST
Police said the arrested men, Kunal alias Anshul,22, and Prem Kumar,22, allegedly stabbed to death Praveen (single name) near Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in Connaught Place on Saturday morning.
Besides Sanskrit, Urdu and Punjabi, Bhojpuri will also feature in this year’s language festival organised by the Delhi government.(HT Archive)
Besides Sanskrit, Urdu and Punjabi, Bhojpuri will also feature in this year’s language festival organised by the Delhi government.(HT Archive)

Come November, CP’s Central Park to turn venue for Delhi govt’s language festivals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdury
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:05 AM IST
The Urdu festival, organised by the Urdu Academy of the Delhi government used to be held on Red Fort lawns since 2010. But officials said shifting the festival to the central park has led to greater interest and participation in the event.
On Saturday, the civic agency carried out a mock drill to test the new traffic circulation and pedestrian movement plan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On Saturday, the civic agency carried out a mock drill to test the new traffic circulation and pedestrian movement plan.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

NDMC: Trial run for pedestrian-friendly CP only for today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 04:25 AM IST
The initial plan, which was aimed at completely pedestrianising the inner circle of Connaught Place to allow free movement to pedestrian, has been changed considerably.
The flyover had suffered damages after chunks of concrete fell off the carriageway (Jaipur to Delhi side), leaving a large hole in the middle of the surface. This is the second time that the flyover had suffered damage on the same stretch within one year(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The flyover had suffered damages after chunks of concrete fell off the carriageway (Jaipur to Delhi side), leaving a large hole in the middle of the surface. This is the second time that the flyover had suffered damage on the same stretch within one year(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Court directs cops to act against NHAI contractor

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 04:15 AM IST
The complainant, Ramesh Yadav, a city-based RTI activist, had demanded that action should be taken against the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) contractor and officials involved in construction of the “faulty” flyover, which has suffered damages twice within a span of one year.
Representative Image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative Image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Businessman’s pistol ‘accidentally’ goes off at Starbucks in CP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Although there were around a dozen customers and staffers on the first floor of the coffee shop at that time, no one was hurt as the bullet hit one of the tables, police said.
People gather at India Gate to celebrate the first day of the new year in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Despite heavy police deployment around C-hexagon, revellers began gathering around India Gate from afternoon and the numbers soared by evening.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
People gather at India Gate to celebrate the first day of the new year in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Despite heavy police deployment around C-hexagon, revellers began gathering around India Gate from afternoon and the numbers soared by evening.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Deja Vu? New Year rush clogs Delhi again; nearly 2 lakh gather at CP, India Gate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Looking at the continuously swelling rush by the evening, Delhi Police had to close several radial roads around the India Gate roundabout to stop people from reaching CP.
In the recent years, Delhi’s traffic police have also been seizing the driving licences for three months of those found guilty of drunk driving.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)
In the recent years, Delhi’s traffic police have also been seizing the driving licences for three months of those found guilty of drunk driving.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)

‘Drunk’ driver snatches alcometer from policeman in Delhi’s CP, speeds away

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:47 AM IST
The driver, who was stopped at a picket near Barakhamba Road in New Delhi on Friday night, pretended to park on the roadside, but suddenly reached out for the alcometer in the policeman’s hand. The alcometer had the reading of the alcohol content in his blood.
The heritage panel found changes in facade while considering proposals for renovation of shops in CP.(ISTOCK)
The heritage panel found changes in facade while considering proposals for renovation of shops in CP.(ISTOCK)

NDMC to ensure uniform signage in CP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 08:54 AM IST
The move comes after the Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC) found that there was no uniformity in the signage of establishments.
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