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Testing of tap water was conducted to check Organoleptic and physical parameters and know the chemical and toxic substances and bacteriological quality besides virological and biological parameters.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)

Water crisis looms as Nangal channel gears up for repairs

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:38 AM IST
Delhi receives at least 232 MGD (million gallons per day) water through the Nangal channel, which helps meet the city’s 25% water requirement, which is estimated to be 935 MGD.
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According to the latest rules, revised in light of the pandemic, liquor shops in the district can remain open only from 10am to 9pm.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
According to the latest rules, revised in light of the pandemic, liquor shops in the district can remain open only from 10am to 9pm.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Brand rigging at Delhi's liquor vends: One excise doesn’t fit all

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Customers say they almost never find the brand of their preference at their local liquor store, where owners try and push unknown makers manufacturing unheard-of labels
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An electric car charging station is positioned outside the Science Museum where Virginia State Senators are meeting for their 2021 legislative session in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Virginia lawmakers are considering final passage for a bill that aims to reduce carbon pollution by getting more electric vehicles on the road. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)(AP)
An electric car charging station is positioned outside the Science Museum where Virginia State Senators are meeting for their 2021 legislative session in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Virginia lawmakers are considering final passage for a bill that aims to reduce carbon pollution by getting more electric vehicles on the road. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)(AP)

Delhi govt announces key decision on EVs , Kejriwal says every Indian is proud

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:53 PM IST
The Delhi government had also launched a campaign on Tuesday to encourage private vehicle owners to shift to electric vehicles.
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Delhi currently has around 6,750 buses -- 3,760 DTC and 2,990 cluster buses-- as against the Supreme Court-mandated requirement of 11,000 buses.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)
Delhi currently has around 6,750 buses -- 3,760 DTC and 2,990 cluster buses-- as against the Supreme Court-mandated requirement of 11,000 buses.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo)

Transport dept readies command centre to track govt buses in real-time

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:45 AM IST
The centre has been built at the interstate bus terminal (ISBT) in Kashmere Gate and will soon be inaugurated by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Wednesday after he inspected the facility.
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A study done in 2019 by research firms Kantar and NFX digital found many of Delhi’s liquor shops were in a run-down condition and attracted an overwhelmingly male clientele.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
A study done in 2019 by research firms Kantar and NFX digital found many of Delhi’s liquor shops were in a run-down condition and attracted an overwhelmingly male clientele.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)

What women want: A safe retail experience while purchasing alcohol in Delhi

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Across the national capital, women say they feel uncomfortable while purchasing alcohol from vends surrounded by louts and drunks
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Delhi has 1.75 million ration cardholders, which translates to 7.16 million beneficiaries. (Bachchan Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Delhi has 1.75 million ration cardholders, which translates to 7.16 million beneficiaries. (Bachchan Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)

Delhi govt notifies rules for doorstep ration delivery

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:45 AM IST
According to the notification document, the scheme will be optional, and beneficiaries of the existing TPDS (targeted public distribution system) may choose to enrol for the scheme or continue under the existing TPDS.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Sensitise students, parents about online bullying: Delhi govt to schools

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Sensitise students, parents about cyber threats, online bullying: Delhi govt to schools
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Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference ahead of the Civic body election, in Ahmedabad on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference ahead of the Civic body election, in Ahmedabad on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Sisodia reviews progress of 'Deshbhakti' curriculum development

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:41 PM IST
The Delhi government will launch the curriculum in all its schools for children of classes KG to 8.
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has been focusing on school education ever since they came to power in 2015.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has been focusing on school education ever since they came to power in 2015.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Delhi education department official’s ‘advice’ kicks off a row

By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:08 AM IST
The official, Udit Prakash Rai, also appeared to say in the video that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would give marks even if the students simply copied the questions down instead of attempting to answer them.
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The DoE had directed schools not to deny access to online education to students unable to pay school fees due to the financial crisis caused by the the lockdown.(Representational )
The DoE had directed schools not to deny access to online education to students unable to pay school fees due to the financial crisis caused by the the lockdown.(Representational )

Can’t bar kids from e-classes over fees, Delhi govt warns schools

By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:28 AM IST
The Delhi’s directorate of education (DoE) had ordered schools not to deny access to online education to students unable to pay fees due to the pandemic
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Deputy Chief Minister and Labour minister Manish Sisodia handed over the cheques to the beneficiaries at an event held at the Delhi Secretariat.(ANI)
Deputy Chief Minister and Labour minister Manish Sisodia handed over the cheques to the beneficiaries at an event held at the Delhi Secretariat.(ANI)

Delhi govt disburses 3.18 crore to construction workers under welfare schemes

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:24 PM IST
The beneficiaries included 181 construction workers who received claims under the maternity scheme, 131 under the education scheme, 53 under the death and funeral scheme and 51 under the pension scheme.
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A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating.(ANI)
A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating.(ANI)

Delhi government leans on poll data for scaling up vaccine centres

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:21 AM IST
Currently, the vaccination drive is open to health workers (240,000 registered beneficiaries) and front-line workers (450,000 registered beneficiaries) – and 228,290 of them have been vaccinated so far, government records show.
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While activists from the field welcomed the move, they said the government should rather focus on building gender-neutral toilets.(Unsplash)
While activists from the field welcomed the move, they said the government should rather focus on building gender-neutral toilets.(Unsplash)

All govt offices, MCDs, police to have separate toilets for transgender persons

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:55 PM IST
The Delhi government has given a maximum time of two years to all agencies to build these exclusive toilets.
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Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the first week of the campaign will focus on outreach regarding the two-wheeler segment including electric bikes and e-scooters to accelerate its adoption.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the first week of the campaign will focus on outreach regarding the two-wheeler segment including electric bikes and e-scooters to accelerate its adoption.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

Govt focuses on two wheeler EVs in first week of Switch Delhi campaign

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 02:38 AM IST
‘Switch Delhi’ will be an eight-week campaign to sensitise Delhi residents about the benefits of switching to electric vehicle, Gahlot added.
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More than 10,000 lives have been saved under the 'Farishtey Dilli Ke' scheme. (representational image)(Unsplash)
More than 10,000 lives have been saved under the 'Farishtey Dilli Ke' scheme. (representational image)(Unsplash)

'Farishtey Dilli Ke': Good samaritans save over 10,000 lives, tweets Delhi CM

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:39 AM IST
The scheme, launched in October 2019, encourages people to rescue those who have met with road accidents.
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Representational image (HT file photo)
Representational image (HT file photo)

Delhi govt issues guidelines for parent outreach program

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Delhi govt issues guidelines for parent outreach program
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Delhi on Friday vaccinated 9,216 of a targeted 18,400 beneficiaries, reflecting a turnout of around 50% -- which is two percentage points lower than the previous day’s, shows data shared by the government.
Delhi on Friday vaccinated 9,216 of a targeted 18,400 beneficiaries, reflecting a turnout of around 50% -- which is two percentage points lower than the previous day’s, shows data shared by the government.

All 184 centres now open for front-line workers to get Covid-19 vaccine

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:21 AM IST
On Thursday and Friday, several vaccination centres were opened to front-line workers on a trial basis and from Saturday, all existing centres will be opened to them, said officials.
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Delhi broadly has eight categories of localities – from A to H. Category A being the most affluent ones and H being the most economically weaker ones.(S Burmaula / HT Photo)
Delhi broadly has eight categories of localities – from A to H. Category A being the most affluent ones and H being the most economically weaker ones.(S Burmaula / HT Photo)

Delhi govt reduces circle rates by 20% for next six months

By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:02 AM IST
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Friday. It was decided to reduce the circle rates by 20% for residential, commercial and industrial properties across all categories of localities.
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The rising sun seen over a construction site on a foggy morning at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
The rising sun seen over a construction site on a foggy morning at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi govt cuts circle rates of properties by 20 per cent

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Delhi govt cuts circle rates of properties by 20 per cent
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DTC buses blocking the road after being used as barricades during the farmers' rally on Republic Day, at ITO in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
DTC buses blocking the road after being used as barricades during the farmers' rally on Republic Day, at ITO in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi govt asks DTC to return buses given as 'special hire' to Police

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:38 AM IST
According to an official from the Transport Department, all these buses are being used by security agencies in the farmers' protest. Security at the Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders remain tightened as the farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws entered its 69th day on Thursday.
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After the order, all DTC depots issued notices to the area SHOs of the Delhi police recalling buses with immediate effect.(ANI)
After the order, all DTC depots issued notices to the area SHOs of the Delhi police recalling buses with immediate effect.(ANI)

Delhi govt orders DTC to withdraw buses given to police on special hire

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 04:10 AM IST
The government order comes in the wake of at least 40 DTC and cluster buses getting damaged on Republic Day when protesting farmers clashed with the police during their tractor rally.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT file photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT file photo)

Delhi govt to help trace farmers missing from protest sites, says Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:50 PM IST
“We are issuing a list of 115 people who have been arrested after Jan 26 violence & are kept in various Delhi jails. I hope it helps people looking for their family members who went missing after participating in Kisan Andolan on January 26,” he said at a press conference.
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The restrictions have still been retained for gatherings in closed spaces.(HT Photo)
The restrictions have still been retained for gatherings in closed spaces.(HT Photo)

Delhi govt revises cap on guests: 200 in closed halls, no limit in open spaces

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:32 AM IST
In November last year, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had put a cap on the number of guests at weddings and other events at 50.
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The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)

Need at least 3 to 5 years to upgrade sewage treatment plants: Delhi government

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
"The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years," the government said.
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On Friday, Kejriwal chaired a review meeting on the project in which he directed officials of the DSIIDC – a government company with the expertise of infrastructure development in industrial areas – to strictly stick to deadlines.(ANI Photo)
On Friday, Kejriwal chaired a review meeting on the project in which he directed officials of the DSIIDC – a government company with the expertise of infrastructure development in industrial areas – to strictly stick to deadlines.(ANI Photo)

Deadline extended by nine months for phase 1 of Rani Khera business park project

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The business park – spread over an area of 150 acres in Rani Khera village near the Indira Gandhi International Airport – is meant to become a hub for enterprises in the technology and services sectors.
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The details of one-time cash assistance for rehabilitation of manual scavengers and skill training provided to such persons should also be provided. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
The details of one-time cash assistance for rehabilitation of manual scavengers and skill training provided to such persons should also be provided. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)

Sewer worker deaths: SC panel seeks status report from on compensation payment

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:12 PM IST
According to the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), 44 people died in Delhi between 1993 and 2019 while cleaning septic tanks and sewers.
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According to government estimates, a full six acres will be needed for setting a 1 MW [or, 1000 kW] solar plant, which would be capable of generating over 1.2 million units of electricity annually, under the scheme.(Representative image)
According to government estimates, a full six acres will be needed for setting a 1 MW [or, 1000 kW] solar plant, which would be capable of generating over 1.2 million units of electricity annually, under the scheme.(Representative image)

Delhi govt gets farmers’ consent to set up solar power plant in 9 villages

By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:50 AM IST
In July 2018, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi had announced the Mukhyamantri Kisan Aay Badhotri Yojana – a scheme to increase income of farmers by setting up solar plants in their agriculture land, which would also enhance power production in the Capital.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday launched "Street Theatre and Performing Arts Fellowship" scheme to give artists an opportunity to showcase their craft, thereby developing a taste for art and culture among the people of the city.(Unsplash)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday launched "Street Theatre and Performing Arts Fellowship" scheme to give artists an opportunity to showcase their craft, thereby developing a taste for art and culture among the people of the city.(Unsplash)

Delhi government launches fellowship scheme for artists

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday launched "Street Theatre and Performing Arts Fellowship" scheme to give artists an opportunity to showcase their craft, thereby developing a taste for art and culture among the people of the city.
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File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)

Bird flu: Delhi orders opening of poultry market, resumption of chicken trade

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:08 PM IST
As many as 100 samples were collected from poultry from the wholesale market in Ghazipur and all of them tested negative for bird flu.
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Earlier, NDMC banned sale of poultry or processed chicken meat(ANI)
Earlier, NDMC banned sale of poultry or processed chicken meat(ANI)

Delhi's East, South municipal corporations ban sale of chicken

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Testing of samples of dead crows and ducks had confirmed bird flu cases in the national capital on Monday, prompting the Delhi government to impose a ban on sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city.
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