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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT file)

Delhi govt to collaborate with IITs, TERI for monitoring of pollution sources

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Delhi govt to collaborate with IITs, TERI for real-time monitoring of pollution sources
Supreme Court of India, photo by Rajkumar
Supreme Court of India, photo by Rajkumar

SC panel asks Delhi govt to increase homeless shelters in view of Covid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:29 AM IST
In a meeting held last week, the committee asked the Delhi government’s Delhi Urban Shelter improvement Board (DUSIB), which is responsible for running the shelters for homeless people, to prepare this year’s Winter Action Plan conforming to the Covid-related norms.
The high court had initiated the PIL in June after the Akhil Dilli Prathmik Shikshak Sangh sought directions to pay teacher salaries which were due since March, when the nationwide lockdown came into force . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
The high court had initiated the PIL in June after the Akhil Dilli Prathmik Shikshak Sangh sought directions to pay teacher salaries which were due since March, when the nationwide lockdown came into force . photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Delhi govt released Rs 98 crore for MCD teachers’ salaries, high court told

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:59 PM IST
The Delhi government has also said it has permitted the municipal corporation to utilise the unspent balance of Rs 1,807.10 lakh from the previous year for the purpose of paying salaries of teachers.
With Metro shut since March 22 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, DMRC has suffered a revenue loss of about Rs 1,300 crore. Last month, it had written to the Centre, requesting it to defer the payment to next year.(Bloomberg Photo)
With Metro shut since March 22 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, DMRC has suffered a revenue loss of about Rs 1,300 crore. Last month, it had written to the Centre, requesting it to defer the payment to next year.(Bloomberg Photo)

Centre asks metro to seek Delhi govt’s help to repay loan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:23 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had taken a soft loan of Rs 35,198 crore for construction work from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
The court was hearing a contempt plea moved by advocate Avadh Kaushik seeking action against the Delhi government and the medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital for allegedly not adhering to the undertaking given to the High Court with regard to handling bodies of Covid-19 victims.(Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)
The court was hearing a contempt plea moved by advocate Avadh Kaushik seeking action against the Delhi government and the medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital for allegedly not adhering to the undertaking given to the High Court with regard to handling bodies of Covid-19 victims.(Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)

Delhi govt calls contempt plea over mismanagement of bodies ‘preposterous’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:33 PM IST
It was “unfortunate” and “preposterous” that a contempt plea had been moved even when the government is doing its best, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain told a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.
A swarm of locusts at DLF Phase 2 at MG Road in Gurugram on Saturday morning.(HT PHOTO)
A swarm of locusts at DLF Phase 2 at MG Road in Gurugram on Saturday morning.(HT PHOTO)

‘Shut your windows’: Delhi advises people as locusts enter Delhi from Gurugram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:59 PM IST
District magistrates have been asked to deploy adequate staff to guide villagers and residents to distract the locusts by making loud noise by beating drums/utensils, bursting crackers, burning Neem leaves and other similar measures.
The Gurugram district administration had on Friday issued a warning about a likely invasion by swarms of locusts(HT Photo/Parveen Kumar)
The Gurugram district administration had on Friday issued a warning about a likely invasion by swarms of locusts(HT Photo/Parveen Kumar)

Delhi govt calls emergency meeting after locust swarms seen in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Development secretary, divisional commissioner, agriculture director and district magistrates will also attend the meeting, according to news agency ANI.
A high-level committee had been formed last week by Union home minister Amit Shah with an aim to fix the rates of isolation beds, ICUs and testing kits in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A high-level committee had been formed last week by Union home minister Amit Shah with an aim to fix the rates of isolation beds, ICUs and testing kits in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Subsidised rates for Covid-19 beds in Delhi’s private hospitals approved by DDMA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The rates would be applicable to all Covid-19 beds up to the upper limit of 60% of the total bed capacity of private hospitals.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi have been rising rapidly. The AAP government has decided to reserve beds in Delhi government hospitals only for residents of the city.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
The number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi have been rising rapidly. The AAP government has decided to reserve beds in Delhi government hospitals only for residents of the city.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

‘Situation would’ve been better if Centre..’: Delhi’s health minister defends reserving hospital beds for city residents

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Jain’s remarks came a day after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that beds in hospitals under the Delhi government and private hospitals except those where special surgeries like neurosurgery are performed will be reserved for the city’s residents till the Covid-19 crisis eases.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued a clarification regarding a controversial advertisement about Sikkim following a demand for apology by the Sikkim CM.(PTI File)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued a clarification regarding a controversial advertisement about Sikkim following a demand for apology by the Sikkim CM.(PTI File)

‘Sikkim an integral part of India’: Delhi govt withdraws ad, suspends officer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Siliguri | By HT Correspondent |Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The Directorate of Civil Defence, Delhi Government had issued a notice for recruitment which said that a citizen of India or a subject of Sikkim or of Bhutan or of Nepal and a resident of Delhi can apply to join civil defence corps as volunteers.
Delhi High court.(PTI File Photo)
Delhi High court.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi HC notice to Centre, Delhi govt on plea to provide laptops, internet to EWS students

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:45 PM IST
A bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula also asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to file its response on the plea filed by NGO Justice For All through advocates Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga.
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.
Migrant workers on the banks of the Yamuna before they were moved to shelters.

Delhi govt says construction work can resume if labour is available on site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:08 AM IST
A senior PWD official, on the condition of anonymity, however, said that a large number of workers have gone to their villages or towns.
So far, 3,515(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
So far, 3,515(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt notifies home isolation guidelines for ‘mild’ cases of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 02:44 AM IST
Data shows that around 43% of all active Covid-19 cases – those still with the infection – are admitted to the Covid-19 care centre with mild symptoms.
Migrant workers have been walking across states to reach their hometowns and villages in the absence of any form of transport during the nationwide lockdown.
Migrant workers have been walking across states to reach their hometowns and villages in the absence of any form of transport during the nationwide lockdown.

Delhi govt readies to send workers home, bring back students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Abhishek Dey, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 03:08 AM IST
While a timeline is yet to be finalised, the buses are expected to leave for Kota, around 520 kms away, in a day or two, an official said.
In most Covid-19 designated hospitals, microbiology laboratories are equipped to do the Covid-19 tests, meaning there are no delays.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
In most Covid-19 designated hospitals, microbiology laboratories are equipped to do the Covid-19 tests, meaning there are no delays.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

To speed up testing, Delhi govt says no to Noida lab

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 03:53 AM IST
The Delhi government had on Tuesday raised the issue of delay in test results in a meeting with union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. A day later, the Delhi government order clarified that NIB was the culprit.
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said every individual in all houses in containment zones is being screened.(ANI)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said every individual in all houses in containment zones is being screened.(ANI)

Covid-19: Delhi govt designates three more areas as containment zones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:37 PM IST
The three new areas declared containment zones in Delhi are in Deoli Extension, Mansarovar Garden and in Jahangirpuri.
A policeman (L) gestures as men wearing protective facemasks walk to board a special service bus taking them to a quarantine facility amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Nizamuddin area of New Delhi on March 31, 2020.(AFP)
A policeman (L) gestures as men wearing protective facemasks walk to board a special service bus taking them to a quarantine facility amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Nizamuddin area of New Delhi on March 31, 2020.(AFP)

Covid-19 update: FIR against Nizamuddin gathering organisers, says Delhi health minister

New Delhi | By HT Corrrespondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Covid-19 Update: The evangelical Muslim sect Tablighi Jamaat had hosted its annual congregation this month in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area with attendees coming in from several foreign nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia.
To decrease the chances of infection being transmitted to others in the hospitals, the Delhi government is working on creating three dedicated Covid-19 hospitals in a step-by-step approach as the numbers go up.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)
To decrease the chances of infection being transmitted to others in the hospitals, the Delhi government is working on creating three dedicated Covid-19 hospitals in a step-by-step approach as the numbers go up.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File)

Covid-19: Delhi mulls 14-day shift, 14-day quarantine for health workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 03:23 PM IST
During the 14-day working period, the medical teams have also been asked to work longer hours than usual: one team will do a 10-hour and another a 14-hour shift. Usually, there are three shifts for medical staff in a day: two eight hour shifts and a 12-hour shift.
File photo of a man resting outside a relief camp at Mustafabad, near Eidgah Masjid, in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT File Photo)
File photo of a man resting outside a relief camp at Mustafabad, near Eidgah Masjid, in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan / HT File Photo)

HC tells AAP govt to ensure food, shelter for Delhi riot victims

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 06:32 AM IST
The Delhi HC order sought the AAP government and EDMC’s responses on a plea seeking direction to authorities to re-open the relief camp at Idgah in Mustafabad and provide proper food supplies, adequate water, sanitation and security to the victims.
The move comes after receiving complaints from healthcare personnel and medical officials.(Reuters)
The move comes after receiving complaints from healthcare personnel and medical officials.(Reuters)

Covid-19: Delhi govt’s warning to landlords asking medical staff to leave

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 11:31 AM IST
“Such behaviour obstructs amounts to obstructing public servant in discharging their duties,” the order read.
Delhi Metro operations will remain suspended during the lockdown period between March 23 and March 31, 2020.(HT Photo)
Delhi Metro operations will remain suspended during the lockdown period between March 23 and March 31, 2020.(HT Photo)

Delhi under lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak: List of restrictions and exemptions

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has urged people in the Capital to stay home as much as possible and said that “extraordinary times called for extraordinary measures” to fight the public health threat triggered by the coronavirus disease.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing a press conference on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addressing a press conference on Friday.(ANI Photo)

IPL, all big events banned in Delhi amid coronavirus outbreak: Manish Sisodia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 01:02 PM IST
The Delhi government has invoked the 1897 Epidemics Act which gives officials at state levels powers to take extraordinary steps to combat an outbreak.
People during the ongoing anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
People during the ongoing anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah during his door to door campaign under Jan Jagran Abhiyan on Citizenship Amendment Act, at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, on Sunday, January 5, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT P)
BJP National President Amit Shah during his door to door campaign under Jan Jagran Abhiyan on Citizenship Amendment Act, at Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, on Sunday, January 5, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT P)

Amit Shah says CM Kejriwal ‘misled’ people; AAP retorts: BJP civic bodies did nothing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:25 AM IST
In context of the BJP’s drubbing in the 2015 Delhi assembly polls, Shah said he was confident of the BJP’s victory since Kejriwal could “mislead” people once but not all the time.
Customer Care executives receive calls at a call centre under the Delhi government’s Doorstep Delivery scheme.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Customer Care executives receive calls at a call centre under the Delhi government’s Doorstep Delivery scheme.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

30 new services added to Delhi govt’s doorstep delivery scheme; total goes up to 100

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 09:32 AM IST
The scheme was introduced in September 2018 with 40 services. 30 more were added in August this year.
A narrow lane leading to the manufacturing factory where the fire broke out in Anaj Mandi in New Delhi on Sunday morning.(SANCHIT KHANNA/HT PHOTO.)
A narrow lane leading to the manufacturing factory where the fire broke out in Anaj Mandi in New Delhi on Sunday morning.(SANCHIT KHANNA/HT PHOTO.)

Centre blames Delhi govt, fire services for violating laws after 43 killed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 01:30 AM IST
This comes in the wake of one of the worst fire tragedies in Delhi, in which at least 43 people were killed and several others injured when a blaze swept through a manufacturing factory in a four-storey building in the capital’s Rani Jhansi Road early on Sunday morning.
The Delhi government has “strongly recommended” to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case convicts.(AP)
The Delhi government has “strongly recommended” to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case convicts.(AP)

Delhi govt recommends rejection in mercy plea in 2012 rape case: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 09:10 PM IST
Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows in the gangrape and murder case of a 23-year-old paramedic student, had filed a mercy petition before President Ram Nath Kovind.
Monitoring agencies had earlier warned that the pollution levels are likely to spike from Wednesday as the wind speed is expected to slow down and cloud cover is likely to return.(ANI / Twitter)
Monitoring agencies had earlier warned that the pollution levels are likely to spike from Wednesday as the wind speed is expected to slow down and cloud cover is likely to return.(ANI / Twitter)

Delhi’s air back to ‘very poor’ after 3 days, may deteriorate further

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The air quality had improved to ‘very poor’ category on November 16 and further to ‘poor’ category on November 17. Since then, it remained in ‘poor’ category until Wednesday.
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.
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