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Rescue operations underway at Old Sabzi Mandi area, on Monday (Sanjeev Verma/HT)

Two dead as house collapses in north Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 11:32 PM IST
The bodies of Prashant Gupta (7) and Saumya Gupta (12) were recovered from the debris by the rescue teams and local residents. They were passing by when more than half of the building’s structure collapsed, crushing them. Ramji Das Aneja (72), who suffered head injuries, was saved by rescue workers.
Traffic is seen in a waterlogged area following heavy rain in New Delhi, (PTI Photo)
Traffic is seen in a waterlogged area following heavy rain in New Delhi, (PTI Photo)

After heavy rain in Delhi, parts of airport, other areas waterlogged

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 12:21 PM IST
The rain has affected operations at the Delhi airport and airlines have said departures and arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected in the national capital.
Children shout slogans, as Afghan nationals attend a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office to urge the international community to help Afghan refugees, in New Delhi, India, September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (REUTERS)
Children shout slogans, as Afghan nationals attend a protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office to urge the international community to help Afghan refugees, in New Delhi, India, September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (REUTERS)

Afghans no longer protesting outside UNHCR office, police inform Delhi HC

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2021 04:05 AM IST
The city police on Tuesday informed the Delhi high court that there are now no protests by Afghan nationals seeking refugee status, outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Vasant Vihar
Dozens of volunteers join a human chain in the form of a red ribbon, a symbol of "love and care" for HIV and AIDS carriers worldwide, at a gathering in downtown Taipei ahead of World AIDS Day. The theme of the 2011 global campaign to fight AIDS is 'Getting to Zero'.
Dozens of volunteers join a human chain in the form of a red ribbon, a symbol of "love and care" for HIV and AIDS carriers worldwide, at a gathering in downtown Taipei ahead of World AIDS Day. The theme of the 2011 global campaign to fight AIDS is 'Getting to Zero'.

Delhi health dept orders appointment of anti-discrimination officers for HIV 

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2021 01:40 AM IST
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act, passed in 2018, prohibits discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and punishes the propagation of hatred or physical violence against them with up to two years in prison and a 1 lakh fine.
Delhi's active caseload witnessed an increase on Friday and stood at 459.(HT Photo)
Delhi's active caseload witnessed an increase on Friday and stood at 459.(HT Photo)

Delhi reports no new Covid-19 related deaths on Friday, 11th time in second wave

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Delhi has reported no new fatalities in a time span of 24 hours for the 11th time since the start of the second wave of the pandemic.
Delhi tourism dept lifts Covid-19 curbs on boating in Model Town's Naini Lake(Twitter/delhikibaatein)
Delhi tourism dept lifts Covid-19 curbs on boating in Model Town's Naini Lake(Twitter/delhikibaatein)

Delhi tourism dept lifts Covid-19 curbs on boating in Model Town's Naini Lake

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • Boating in the Naini Lake, situated at Delhi's Model Town area, was shut during Covid-19's second wave but the tourism department has resumed services again since the cases have come down and recreational and amusement activities have also begun at different parks
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia referred to the court verdict and called the day one of victory "of justice and truth". (File Photo )
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia referred to the court verdict and called the day one of victory "of justice and truth". (File Photo )

Delhi court discharges Kejriwal, Sisodia in assault case against bureaucrat

By Richa Banka | Edited by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Anshu Prakash, then the chief secretary of Delhi, had alleged he was assaulted during a meeting at the chief minister's residence on February 19, 2018, following which a first information report (FIR) was lodged against Kejriwal, Sisodia, and 11 other AAP MLAs.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)

Kejriwal to launch 'faceless' transport services today in Delhi. Check details

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2021 05:37 AM IST
'Faceless' transport services will essentially make Delhi the first state or Union territory in the country to bring all transport-related services online. Maharashtra is also reported to be trying out a similar model.
Delhi government's tourism department developing app to help tourists(PTI PHOTO)
Delhi government's tourism department developing app to help tourists(PTI PHOTO)

Delhi government's tourism department developing app to help tourists

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • According to Tourism department officials, the mobile application will have information regarding tourist spots in Delhi along with their brief history.
To avoid getting caught, they jumped from the terrace of the building, a police officer said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
To avoid getting caught, they jumped from the terrace of the building, a police officer said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man dies after jumping off building during Outer Delhi flat eviction drive

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Police said the house owner sent six men to his Vijay Vihar flat to evict the tenant.
DDMA allows students of classes 10, 11 and 12 to return to school for admission, board exam-related work
DDMA allows students of classes 10, 11 and 12 to return to school for admission, board exam-related work

DDMA allows students of classes 10, 11 and 12 to return to school

By Kainat Sarfaraz, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 01:45 AM IST
The state education department is expected to release an order on Monday detailing the guidelines and reopening protocol for schools and students
Police identified the suspect as a cab driver and said they have arrested him.(Representational image)
Police identified the suspect as a cab driver and said they have arrested him.(Representational image)

Delhi: Cyclist injured after cab hits him on DND flyway

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 04:23 AM IST
Police said the victim was returning home after a morning cycling session with friends when the accident took place at around 9.15am.
Commuters wade through a waterlogged Rohtak Road stretch near Anand Parbat on Saturday. IMD has predicted more rain on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Commuters wade through a waterlogged Rohtak Road stretch near Anand Parbat on Saturday. IMD has predicted more rain on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)

Waterlogging, snarls return as rain ends Delhi’s week-long dry spell

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2021 01:32 AM IST
The weather agency further predicted more showers late on Saturday evening and extended the Orange alert to Sunday when it said there will be “moderate to heavy rainfall” in isolated pockets.
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, at a government school at DDU Marg in New Delhi, on August 2, 2021. (Raj K Raj/HT)
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary, at a government school at DDU Marg in New Delhi, on August 2, 2021. (Raj K Raj/HT)

DDMA chalks out fresh Covid strategy for Delhi

By Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2021 02:11 AM IST
After a meeting chaired by DDMA chairperson and lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Friday, the agency said it will also work towards ensuring adequate health infrastructure, medical oxygen and availability of essential drugs, by August 31
The GNCTD Act was also the subject of a charged debate in the Delhi assembly last week.(PTI)
The GNCTD Act was also the subject of a charged debate in the Delhi assembly last week.(PTI)

Delhi assembly speaker says will move SC against provisions of the GNCTD Act

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2021 02:04 AM IST
“We will not challenge the entire Act. The call on whether or not to challenge the entire Act in the court will have to be taken by the government. I cannot comment on that aspect,” speaker Ram Niwas Goel said.
On July 29, the bench slammed the department for initiating action against MLA Praveen Kumar, who represents Jangpura constituency, and said it was trying to target a particular political party.(Reuters | Representational image)
On July 29, the bench slammed the department for initiating action against MLA Praveen Kumar, who represents Jangpura constituency, and said it was trying to target a particular political party.(Reuters | Representational image)

Won’t act against those who helped Covid-19 patients, provided oxygen: Govt

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:52 AM IST
During the last hearing on July 29, the court cautioned the drug control department against prosecuting the people who acted as good Samaritans and distributed oxygen cylinders during the second Covid-19 wave.
The Delhi government is trying to pave the way for a range of sweeping reforms to boost the city-state's revenue, to crack down on the liquor mafia and improve user experience.(HT File Photo)
The Delhi government is trying to pave the way for a range of sweeping reforms to boost the city-state's revenue, to crack down on the liquor mafia and improve user experience.(HT File Photo)

16 of 32 Delhi excise zones auctioned to retail licensees

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:39 AM IST
Zone 31 (the NDMC and Delhi Cantt area) got the highest price of 315 crore against a reserve price of 217 crore.
The e-book, which has photographs along with a small description and history of the site, was launched by lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal via video conferencing on Thursday.(Twitter/@OfficialSdmc)
The e-book, which has photographs along with a small description and history of the site, was launched by lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal via video conferencing on Thursday.(Twitter/@OfficialSdmc)

SDMC launches a virtual tour of Delhi’s heritage

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:05 AM IST
South corporation mayor Mukesh Suryan said the step was taken to ensure better conservation of heritage sites, many of which have been lying abandoned for years.
New Delhi: In this handout photo provided by Delhi Police, Delhi Police arrested freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was allegedly found in possession of defence-related classified documents, in connection with a case, under the Official Secrets Act, yesterday, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI19-09-2020_000125B) (PTI)
New Delhi: In this handout photo provided by Delhi Police, Delhi Police arrested freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was allegedly found in possession of defence-related classified documents, in connection with a case, under the Official Secrets Act, yesterday, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI19-09-2020_000125B) (PTI)

Delhi journalist allegedly involved in Chinese spy racket got Hawala money

By Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2021 03:44 AM IST
Sharma, a freelance journalist, was arrested on September 14, 2020 by Delhi police’s special cell for passing on classified information to Chinese intelligence agencies.
Planned areas in Delhi have an average of 1.6 times more road space and 1.4 times more open qualitative spaces than the unplanned areas. (File photo)
Planned areas in Delhi have an average of 1.6 times more road space and 1.4 times more open qualitative spaces than the unplanned areas. (File photo)

Delhi not adequately accessible for its residents, finds study

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Delhi gasps from the compounding problem of unplanned colonies, lack of adequate streets, lacking last-mile connectivity and non-motorised transport facilities.
Yamuna river flows above the danger level at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Yamuna river flows above the danger level at Geeta Colony in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Yamuna surges again in Delhi, water level inches close to danger mark

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 10:09 AM IST
The Yamuna breached the danger mark earlier this week on Friday when the water level was recorded at 205.59m, prompting the Delhi administration to sound a flood alert and expedite efforts to evacuate people from vulnerable areas.
Delhi assembly: The opposition, too, is looking to corner the Delhi government on a multitude of issues, including the issue of Covid-19 management in the national capital. (File Photo / REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
Delhi assembly: The opposition, too, is looking to corner the Delhi government on a multitude of issues, including the issue of Covid-19 management in the national capital. (File Photo / REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)

Delhi assembly's 2-day monsoon session begins today; farmers' protest on agenda

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Delhi assembly begins its monsoon session today. It's expected to be stormy in there, with the AAP and the BJP likely to clash on a multitude of issues ranging from the farmers' protests to Covid-19 management and waterlogging in the national capital.
People board a DTC bus at AIIMS in New Delhi. Representational image(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
People board a DTC bus at AIIMS in New Delhi. Representational image(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DTC buses clock bigger spike in ridership than the Delhi Metro

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 03:19 AM IST
New Delhi: The daily bus ridership of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) spiked by around 36% on Monday compared to a week ago when only 50% of the seating occupancy was allowed in the buses, the DTC said on Tuesday
A senior official said that it will take time to fill the pools and carry out basic repair and maintenance.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A senior official said that it will take time to fill the pools and carry out basic repair and maintenance.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Delhi: DDA to open swimming pools by August 10

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 03:24 AM IST
Another senior DDA official said the agency is carrying out repair and maintenance work “as the pools were closed for a while now”.
Delhi Police barricades line a deserted Daryaganj market. (Bloomberg)
Delhi Police barricades line a deserted Daryaganj market. (Bloomberg)

Covid curbs kill charm of Delhi’s iconic Daryaganj book bazar

By Sadia Akhtar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 03:26 AM IST
As the heat gets unbearable, some occupy the footpaths, others use stacks of books as makeshift stools, while the rest lay down the books alongside a railing bordering the Mahila Haat complex with the hope that passersby might take note and buy a book or two.
 A health worker takes a swab sample for Covid-19 test, near Chattarpur Metro Station, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample for Covid-19 test, near Chattarpur Metro Station, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Covid-19 in Delhi: DCW survey identifies 791 women widowed due to virus

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 05:56 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said it has carried out a social survey of these 791 women in order to assist the Delhi government in the rehabilitation process. The survey was carried out on the grassroots level by the commission through its Mahila Panchayat network, according to news agency PTI.
Cinema halls, multiplexes and auditoriums will be allowed to run with 50% seating capacity, according to the DDMA order issued on Saturday.(AFP)
Cinema halls, multiplexes and auditoriums will be allowed to run with 50% seating capacity, according to the DDMA order issued on Saturday.(AFP)

Cinemas get ready for patrons, bookings to open in a couple of days

By Sadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 04:03 AM IST
Staff at several cinemas and multiplexes was cleaning and disinfecting the auditoriums even though ticket counters and online bookings stay shut.
DDMA on Saturday lifted seating limits on the Delhi Metro and public buses, effectively relaxing most restrictions after a decline in Covid-19 cases following a deadly fourth wave of infections.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
DDMA on Saturday lifted seating limits on the Delhi Metro and public buses, effectively relaxing most restrictions after a decline in Covid-19 cases following a deadly fourth wave of infections.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

More seats on Metro from Monday, but queues unlikely to get shorter

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 03:59 AM IST
Queues outside Metro stations, which have often stretched for hundreds of metres in the past weeks, are likely to get slightly shorter from Monday with the Delhi Metro allowing passengers to occupy all the seats in each train, as it lifted the 50% cap on seating that was in place to ensure distancing inside coaches
Many shoppers have been flouting social distancing norms at Delhi markets such as Lajpat Nagar. (Photo: Amal KS/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Many shoppers have been flouting social distancing norms at Delhi markets such as Lajpat Nagar. (Photo: Amal KS/HT)(HT_PRINT)

Govt steps up enforcement at markets; unfair to lay all blame on us, say traders

By Sadia Akhtar and Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 04:11 AM IST
In the last four weeks, at least 30 markets in the city — including Laxmi Nagar market, large parts of Sadar Bazar, Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar Central Market, Tilak Nagar market and several local markets in Nangloi, Madangir, and Rohini — have been temporarily suspended for violating Covid-19 regulations.
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