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Delhi govt pushes to reopen schools

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said it was crucial to reopen schools as the pandemic-induced closure was widening the learning gap.
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Updated on Jan 27, 2022 12:06 AM IST
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DDMA meet: Delhi govt to suggest reopening of schools as Covid crisis eases

Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, said schools are being reopened in several countries and even many Indian states.
According to a PTI report, Sisodia also spoke about how online education can never replace offline education and that excessive caution is now harming students. (HT file photo)
According to a PTI report, Sisodia also spoke about how online education can never replace offline education and that excessive caution is now harming students. (HT file photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 10:41 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Will Covid-19 curbs be eased in Delhi? DDMA to decide tomorrow

Delhi reported a marginal spike in its Covid-19 tally on Tuesday after 6,028 people tested positive for the disease. This was a surge of 268 cases from Monday’s tally of 5,760 infections.
Traders have been demanding that Covid-19 curbs should be eased in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Traders have been demanding that Covid-19 curbs should be eased in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:43 PM IST
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Delhi's Covid tally rises with 6,028 cases, hospitalisation continues to dip

  • Delhi's case positivity rate maintained its downward trend steadily, further dropping to 10.55% on Tuesday from 11.79% on the preceding day.
As many as 57,132 tests for Covid-19 were conducted in Delhi on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
As many as 57,132 tests for Covid-19 were conducted in Delhi on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 07:39 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi

Delhi: DDMA releases 100 crore more for aid to Covid victims’ kin

So far, 25,586 people in the Capital have died of Covid-19, and the families of 21,914 have already received the one time ex-gratia 50,000 aid under the Delhi Disaster Relief Fund (DDRF) till January 22
DDMA documents showed that most disbursal approvals have been in West district, which has green lit 3,688 applications. (Picture for representation only)
DDMA documents showed that most disbursal approvals have been in West district, which has green lit 3,688 applications. (Picture for representation only)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 02:51 AM IST
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ByAlok KN Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Night and weekend curfew to continue in Delhi as DDMA issues fresh guidelines

  • The DDMA has allowed private offices outside containment zones to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity. Till now, private firms were directed to work completely from home in view of the Covid-19 situation in Delhi.
The DDMA rejected Delhi government's proposal to lift weekend curfew in the city as Covid-19 cases have begun to dip.(Hindustan Times)
The DDMA rejected Delhi government's proposal to lift weekend curfew in the city as Covid-19 cases have begun to dip.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 05:33 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Disabled, pregnant women employees of Delhi govt to work from home: DDMA

Such employees will have regular communication with their offices through mobile phone or email while working from home, the order stated.
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Published on Jan 15, 2022 09:14 PM 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

Emergency E-passes valid for entire duration of weekend, night curfew: DDMA

  • Delhi on Tuesday reported 21,259 fresh Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 25.65 per cent, informed the city's health bulletin.
Night and weekend curfews are in place in Delhi to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Night and weekend curfews are in place in Delhi to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:32 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Delhi traders seek exemptions from WFH for small businesses

CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal, in a letter to the DDMA, said there are more than three lakh private offices in Delhi where lakhs of people are employed.
Brijesh Goyal, chairman, Chamber of Trade and Industry, said while large corporates can shift to work from home without any inconvenience or disruption, small traders find the shift quite difficult. (PTI)
Brijesh Goyal, chairman, Chamber of Trade and Industry, said while large corporates can shift to work from home without any inconvenience or disruption, small traders find the shift quite difficult. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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Covid-19: In revised guidelines, Delhi makes WFH compulsory for pvt offices

This is not applicable on those private offices which are under the exempted category, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Police personnel checking vehicles during the weekend curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases, at Connaught Place, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Shrikant Singh)
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Police personnel checking vehicles during the weekend curfew to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases, at Connaught Place, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Shrikant Singh)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 11:41 AM IST
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Delhi's weekend curfew relaxed for birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh

  • A weekend curfew has been imposed in Delhi in wake of the rising Covid-19 cases, being driven by the Omicron variant of Coronavirus.
A policeman directs pedestrians to return home during weekend curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)
A policeman directs pedestrians to return home during weekend curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 08:03 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Weekend curfew in Delhi: DDMA to meet again to discuss further restrictions

The Delhi government has imposed weekend curfew in the national capital on the orders of DDMA to check the surge in Covid-19 cases. Another DDMA meeting is scheduled for Monday where ‘total curfew’ is likely to be discussed, news agency PTI reported.
Police personnel stand guard at a road checkpoint near India Gate at the start of the weekend curfew in Delhi.(AFP Photo)
Police personnel stand guard at a road checkpoint near India Gate at the start of the weekend curfew in Delhi.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 08:43 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DDMA says shops in markets and malls flouting its 'odd-even' directive

Asking officials to ensure compliance within 24 hours, the body also claimed that in another violation of its order, more than one weekly markets are functioning per day per zone.
Delhi markets are to operate on ad odd-even basis as a mini-lockdown has been imposed as Omicron cases are rising. 
Delhi markets are to operate on ad odd-even basis as a mini-lockdown has been imposed as Omicron cases are rising. 
Published on Jan 07, 2022 03:10 PM IST
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After fresh Covid-19 restrictions, Delhi Metro to run at 100% seating capacity

  • The DDMA on Tuesday imposed weekend curfew across Delhi in which all forms of non-essential movement will be restricted. Buses and metro have also been asked to operate at full seating capacity to avoid crowding outside bus stops and metro stations.
The national capital is already under yellow alert as part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) since December 28. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
The national capital is already under yellow alert as part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) since December 28. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 02:57 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi weekend curfew: List of those exempted

The Delhi government announced a weekend curfew to check the number of Covid-19 cases, which have been rising due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Other measures like limiting the office staff and restricting gatherings of people are already in place.
A healthcare worker takes the swab samples from commuters to check for Covid-19 infection, at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker takes the swab samples from commuters to check for Covid-19 infection, at Punjabi Bagh in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 05:58 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amid Covid rise, weekend curfew imposed in Delhi, non-essential movement curbed

Delhi Weekend Curfew: In view of the Covid-19 case surge in the city, driven by Omicron, government offices will have to implement work from home for employees and private offices will operate at 50 per cent capacity on weekends.
The decision to impose weekend curfew came after a meeting of the DDMA, which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. (Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
The decision to impose weekend curfew came after a meeting of the DDMA, which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. (Representational image)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 02:11 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Covid-19: Will Delhi go under stricter curbs today? DDMA to take a call

  • On Monday, the national capital reported as many as 4,099 fresh Covid-19 cases, up from 3,194 on the preceding day, which is a rise of 28% in 24 hours. The case positivity rate also surged to 6.46% from Sunday's 4.59%.
The containment zones in Delhi climbed to 2,008 on Monday from 1,621 on Sunday. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
The containment zones in Delhi climbed to 2,008 on Monday from 1,621 on Sunday. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 07:41 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Wait, watch’: Delhi to not raise alert level yet

The health department has been advised to enhance the preparedness to deal effectively with the emerging situation, LG Anil Baijal, who heads the DDMA, said in a tweet.
Night curfew was imposed in Delhi from Monday; yellow alert has been issued on Tuesday.
Night curfew was imposed in Delhi from Monday; yellow alert has been issued on Tuesday.
Updated on Dec 30, 2021 12:17 AM IST
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ByAlok Mishra, New Delhi:

DDMA meet: No new Covid restriction in Delhi for now, 'yellow alert' to continue

It was decided at the DDMA meeting that prevailing curbs under ‘yellow alert’ will continue at the moment even as the Covid cases saw a major spike in the last few days.
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Updated on Dec 29, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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Capital sounds ‘yellow alert’, adds more curbs

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has ordered closure of schools, colleges, movie theatres and gyms, while markets and shopping malls will operate on an odd-even basis.
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger at Kashmere Gate ISBT amid a surge in Omicron cases, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger at Kashmere Gate ISBT amid a surge in Omicron cases, in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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ByAlok Mishra

Delhi bans Christmas, New Year gatherings as Omicron cases rise

  • The DDMA instructed the district magistrates to take all required measures in their respective jurisdictions to control the spread.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Delhi disaster management authority extends all Covid-related curbs till Dec 31

In an order on Wednesday, the DDMA said activities currently permitted in Delhi will continue up to the intervening night of December 31 midnight. However, it stated that all political, social, cultural, religious and other such gatherings shall continue to remain prohibited
On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 86 Covid cases and zero deaths, according to the state health bulletin.The positivity rate in Delhi is 0.15%. (HT Archive)
On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 86 Covid cases and zero deaths, according to the state health bulletin.The positivity rate in Delhi is 0.15%. (HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 03:49 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Govt prepared for rise in cases, says Sisodia after DDMA meet

According to officials, all passengers arriving in Delhi from ‘at-risk’ countries will need to take an RT-PCR test when they arrive at the airport and will have to quarantine at home for at least eight days even if their samples return negative.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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Delhi pollution: DDMA allows more people to use public transport system

Besides 100 per cent seating capacity in buses as well as the Delhi Metro, 50 per cent passengers will be allowed to stand in buses with 30 allowed to stand in each coach of the Metro.
A view of India Gate blanketed in heavy haze in New Delhi on October 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
A view of India Gate blanketed in heavy haze in New Delhi on October 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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Pollution: Delhi govt to hire 1,000 buses to augment DTC fleet

Transport minister Kailash Gahlot held a meeting on Tuesday with private transporters to get them on board with the plan which is part of the government’s efforts to tackle vehicular pollution
Gahlot also announced that owing to the improved Covid-19 situation and to control pollution from private vehicles, the government has moved a proposal before DDMA to allow standing passengers on buses and the Delhi Metro. (HT)
Gahlot also announced that owing to the improved Covid-19 situation and to control pollution from private vehicles, the government has moved a proposal before DDMA to allow standing passengers on buses and the Delhi Metro. (HT)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 03:39 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘No one can stop us from performing Chhath rituals’: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari 

  • Manoj Tiwari also hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for “stopping people from celebrating Chhath” on the banks of Yamuna.
“No one can stop us from performing our rituals. DDMA's work is to clean the Yamuna and not to ban people from going there,
“No one can stop us from performing our rituals. DDMA's work is to clean the Yamuna and not to ban people from going there," said Manoj Tiwari 
Published on Nov 10, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Organisers to arrange ponds for Chhath festivities, Yamuna out of bounds

The authority further said designated sites shall be identified and managed by the respective district magistrates in coordination with the agencies concerned.
Chhath is celebrated after Diwali by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. (HT Archive)
Chhath is celebrated after Diwali by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 06:39 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

DDMA allows Chhath Puja celebrations at select spots

The DDMA, which lays down or eases restrictions in place to curb the spread of Covid-19, banned the festival at public places including on the banks of the Yamuna and temples, on September 30, evoking sharp political reactions.
Public Chhath Puja celebrations were prohibited last year too . (HT Photo)
Public Chhath Puja celebrations were prohibited last year too . (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

DDMA allows public celebrations of Chhath Puja in Delhi

On September 30, the agency had, for a second year in a row, barred public celebrations of the festival in the city.
Chhath Puja celebrations (Image used only for representative purpose)
Chhath Puja celebrations (Image used only for representative purpose)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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