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Of the total 509 shopkeepers booked, outer district saw the most offenders at 144, while the New Delhi district recorded only nine prosecutions. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi: Over 500 shopkeepers booked for Covid rule violations

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 05:04 AM IST
  • A total of 2,863 FIRs were filed while 35,325 challans, amounting to more than 7 crore, were issued between May 31 and June 19, the police said.
The owners of the restaurants and the bars will be held responsible for strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour and guidelines. (ANI Photo)
The owners of the restaurants and the bars will be held responsible for strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour and guidelines. (ANI Photo)

City bars can open till 10pm at 50% capacity

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 04:31 AM IST
  • The relaxations have been permitted at a time when courts and public health experts have warned states and Union territories against reopening too fast and triggering another outbreak.
All the injured persons lived in the same N-block neighbourhood. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
All the injured persons lived in the same N-block neighbourhood. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

13 injured in cylinder blast in outer Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:46 AM IST
  • Four people who suffered major burns were taken to safdarjung hospital for treatment
Taking cognisance of images of crowded marketplaces in the city, the Delhi high court on Friday called for stricter restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI)
Taking cognisance of images of crowded marketplaces in the city, the Delhi high court on Friday called for stricter restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI)

After HC warning, markets in Delhi say onus also on shoppers to be responsible

By Sadia Akhtar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:59 AM IST
  • Traders’ associations said that though they have adopted different measures to control crowding and ensure social distancing, more cooperation was needed from shoppers, especially youngsters, who are “often spotted without masks”.
The initial deadline for the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project was fixed for March 2020, but it was revised to March 2021 due to the pandemic and related factors.(PTI Photo)
The initial deadline for the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project was fixed for March 2020, but it was revised to March 2021 due to the pandemic and related factors.(PTI Photo)

Chandni Chowk a no-vehicle zone now

By Sadia Akhtar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:15 AM IST
The 1.3-km stretch was envisaged as a pedestrian-only zone as part of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project but a final legal stamp on the plan was pending.
The Town Hall used to be the headquarters of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi. HT archive
The Town Hall used to be the headquarters of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi. HT archive

Delhi’s iconic Town Hall to be leased out

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • The Town Hall was built in the 1863. It was initially known as Lawrence Institute and housed Delhi College of Higher Studies before it was bought by the municipality for 1,35,457 in 1866.
So far 20,042,178 samples have been tested in Delhi as of June 10.(HT Photo)
So far 20,042,178 samples have been tested in Delhi as of June 10.(HT Photo)

Delhi reports 305 Covid cases, 44 deaths in 24 hours, positivity rate at 0.41%

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Active caseload in the national capital continues to decline and currently stands at 4,212, a fall of 299 cases from the 4,511 reported previously on Wednesday.
The Delhi government in a clarification said liquor stores in the city will open on odd-even basis from 10 AM to 8 PM. (ANI Photo)
The Delhi government in a clarification said liquor stores in the city will open on odd-even basis from 10 AM to 8 PM. (ANI Photo)

Delhi: Teams will be deployed to ensure liquor shops follow Covid protocols

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 10:53 PM IST
The liquor vends in many parts of the city had witnessed huge crowds minutes after the lockdown was announced by the chief minister on April.
Bihar former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at the Nitish Kumar led-state government over Bihar’s ranking in the Niti Aayog Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index 2020-21.(PTI)
Bihar former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at the Nitish Kumar led-state government over Bihar’s ranking in the Niti Aayog Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index 2020-21.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Lalu Prasad Yadav criticises Nitish Kumar over SDG ranking

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 04:52 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Delhi high court took serious note of what it called a case of "duping people using the name of 'Khadi'".(File Photo / PTI)
The Delhi high court took serious note of what it called a case of "duping people using the name of 'Khadi'".(File Photo / PTI)

Delhi high court bars entities from misusing 'Khadi' brand in beauty pageants

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The Noida-based 'Khadi Design Council of India' (KDCI) and 'Miss India Khadi Foundation' (MIKF) were accused by the KVIC of fraudulently using the brand name and deceiving people.
A deserted look of Delhi's Connaught Place during Aprils weekend lockdown (ANI).
A deserted look of Delhi's Connaught Place during Aprils weekend lockdown (ANI).

Govt, private offices can open in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:10 PM IST
According to Delhi chief minister Kejriwal, government offices can function at 100% capacity for Group-A officers and 50% for officers below Group-A. Private offices, he said, can open at 50% capacity though work from home (WFH) should be preferred.
Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital had recorded around 40 cases of "severe" coronavirus infection among children during the second wave (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI)
Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital had recorded around 40 cases of "severe" coronavirus infection among children during the second wave (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI)

Delhi hospitals ramping up paediatric care infra for a possible third wave

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • Delhi government has set up a task force to suggest measures to protect children from the third wave. Most of the hospitals are focussing on ramping up their ICU beds and facilities for children, amid fears that the third wave might be fatal for them.
The decline in hospital admissions can be attributed to the drop in the number of positive cases. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The decline in hospital admissions can be attributed to the drop in the number of positive cases. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Hospitals in Delhi record lowest Covid admissions in nearly two months

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Hospital admissions have dropped below the 1,000-mark since May 16.
Tuesday also witnessed a further decrease in hospitalisation for the second time in 53 days as it dropped below the 5,000-mark. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Tuesday also witnessed a further decrease in hospitalisation for the second time in 53 days as it dropped below the 5,000-mark. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Delhi reports 623 new Covid-19 cases as positivity rate dips to 0.88%

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 04:30 PM IST
  • The daily tally of cases has been steadily declining in the national capital - 946 cases had been reported on Sunday, and 648 on Monday, the lowest since March 19.
Following late night rain, Delhi’s minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 17.9 degrees Celsius (°C) as per the Safdarjung observatory, the lowest minimum temperature ever recorded in the month of June.
Following late night rain, Delhi’s minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 17.9 degrees Celsius (°C) as per the Safdarjung observatory, the lowest minimum temperature ever recorded in the month of June.

News updates from HT: Delhi records lowest ever minimum temperature in June

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 01:01 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Covid testing underway at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on Monday.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Covid testing underway at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on Monday.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Delhi’s Covid-19 positivity rate below 1% after 74 days

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
  • The Covid positivity rate stood at 0.99% on Monday, a dip from 1.25% the previous day, even as the number of tests fell during the weekend.
A doctor at Sir Ganga Ram hospital examines a patient’s CT scan for signs of mucormycosis. (ANI Photo)
A doctor at Sir Ganga Ram hospital examines a patient’s CT scan for signs of mucormycosis. (ANI Photo)

At least 59 die of black fungus as fatalities outpace recoveries

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 02:53 AM IST
There were 748 black fungus patients undergoing treatment for the infection in Delhi as on Monday, according to data received by the Delhi government from hospitals in the city.
Restrictions imposed on the movement of individuals not engaged in essential activities have been extended by a week. (ANI Photo)
Restrictions imposed on the movement of individuals not engaged in essential activities have been extended by a week. (ANI Photo)

Delhi lockdown extended till June 7. Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:46 PM IST
  • DDMA cautioned citizens to abide by Covid-appropriate norms, adding that though the positivity rate is on the decline, the situation still remains “precarious”.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Friday said the process of lifting the lockdown gradually in the capital will begin from Monday, starting with resumption of construction activities and reopening of factories for a week.(PTI)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Friday said the process of lifting the lockdown gradually in the capital will begin from Monday, starting with resumption of construction activities and reopening of factories for a week.(PTI)

Covid-19: Delhi traders demand opening of markets in phased manner

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 06:41 PM IST
The Confederations of All India Traders (CAIT) said it will approach Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the chief minister to review the decision.
During a recent raid, 524 oxygen concentrators, which are crucial medical equipment used for Covid-19 patients, were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall, and Nege & Ju restaurants owned by Kalra. (ANI Photo)
During a recent raid, 524 oxygen concentrators, which are crucial medical equipment used for Covid-19 patients, were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall, and Nege & Ju restaurants owned by Kalra. (ANI Photo)

Navneet Kalra committed white-collar crime: Delhi Police to court

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
  • The remarks by the Delhi Police come a day after Kalra, through senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, told the court that he had no criminal intent to cheat people and cannot be kept in pre-trial detention.
 A health worker collecting a swab sample for a Covid-19 test at MCD dispensary, Kalkaji, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A health worker collecting a swab sample for a Covid-19 test at MCD dispensary, Kalkaji, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

1,072 more Covid-19 cases, caseload drops to 54-day low

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:23 AM IST
  • The city also saw 117 people succumb to Covid-19 on Thursday. The seven-day average deaths fell to 176, the lowest since April 20.
Delhi's air quality was in the 'moderate' category on Thursday. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7.05 pm stood at 144.
Delhi's air quality was in the 'moderate' category on Thursday. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7.05 pm stood at 144.

Delhi records maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:51 PM IST
The minimum temperature settled at 22.2 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average, while the humidity at 5.30 pm was 22 per cent, it said.
Under the city’s vaccination drive, 34,327 people were inoculated in the last 24 hours. In picture - Drive-in vaccination at Select City Mall, Saket, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Under the city’s vaccination drive, 34,327 people were inoculated in the last 24 hours. In picture - Drive-in vaccination at Select City Mall, Saket, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Delhi records 1,072 Covid-19 cases, positivity rate falls to 1.53%

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Daily positivity rate further fell to 1.53 per cent for the first time since March 24, when it was recorded at the same level.
Liposomal amphotericin B dose injections for Mucormycosis infection patients. (HT PHOTO)
Liposomal amphotericin B dose injections for Mucormycosis infection patients. (HT PHOTO)

Black fungus cases grow, but Amphotericin B in short supply

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Instances of mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, have shot up in the Capital as a complication among some Covid-19 patients, after a surge in Covid-19 cases between mid-April and early May.
COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at DRDO's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital, in New Delhi (PTI)
COVID-19 patients undergo treatment at DRDO's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital, in New Delhi (PTI)

1,600 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi, positivity rate below 2.5%: CM Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:08 PM IST
On April 20, Delhi saw a record 28,395 new Covid-19 cases, while the positivity rate peaked at 36.24% on April 23.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a digital press conference on COVID-19 situation, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a digital press conference on COVID-19 situation, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Delhi lockdown relaxation to begin from May 31: Arvind Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the number of new cases recorded in the last 24 hours has dropped to around 1,600 and the positivity rate was less than 2.5%.
Arvind Kejriwal had said that a decision on extension will be taken after deliberations with Lt. Governor. (ANI Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal had said that a decision on extension will be taken after deliberations with Lt. Governor. (ANI Photo)

'Lockdown in Delhi extended by 1 week; unlocking from May 31 if...': Kejriwal

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 12:18 PM IST
  • Arvind Kejriwal praised the discipline exhibited by citizens in following the lockdown norms crediting their effort and resilience for the declining number of cases in the national capital.
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New research records 8 more species of snakes in Delhi, number rises to 23

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 11:47 AM IST
The extensive five-year-study was conducted by researchers from the Delhi University. The eight new species are: common bronzeback tree snake, common trinket snake, common cat snake, barred wolf snake, common kukri, streaked kukri, common sandboa and saw-scaled viper.
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