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Anticipating that their protests may continue for long, farmers have stocked up on wood, blankets and woollens.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Farmers feel the chill at borders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 05:55 AM IST
At the Safdarjung observatory, the minimum temperature was recorded 14.4 degrees Celsius, up from 11.3 degrees Celsius on Friday and six degrees above the season’s normal.
This little rose garden was set up a decade ago by Shahnawaz Khan, an MCD (Municipal Council of Delhi) staffer, who lives with his family, composed of his father, sister, wife and children. He is in the office at the moment, and his sister Mahvish is leading the way to the rooftop escape.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
This little rose garden was set up a decade ago by Shahnawaz Khan, an MCD (Municipal Council of Delhi) staffer, who lives with his family, composed of his father, sister, wife and children. He is in the office at the moment, and his sister Mahvish is leading the way to the rooftop escape.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Shahnawaz’s private rose garden

New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:20 AM IST
A small wonder on a Walled City rooftop
(HT photo)
(HT photo)

Delhiwale: Simran, the female flâneur

Hindusan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:51 AM IST
A young woman on walking her city’s beloved streets
Shahi Tukda available near Jama Masjid is immensely popular during the winter months of Delhi.(Photo: Instagram)
Shahi Tukda available near Jama Masjid is immensely popular during the winter months of Delhi.(Photo: Instagram)

Old Delhi and winter foods: A perfect gourmet affair

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Whether you wish to indulge in a scrumptious breakfast or have a sweet tooth that’s aching for treats, it’s in Old Delhi that you can make the most of winters!
BJP leader Vijay Goel and representatives of firecracker sellers’ associations demonstrate against the Delhi government’s ban on of all kinds of crackers ahead of Diwali, near Jama Masjid in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
BJP leader Vijay Goel and representatives of firecracker sellers’ associations demonstrate against the Delhi government’s ban on of all kinds of crackers ahead of Diwali, near Jama Masjid in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

BJP leaders demand compensation for firecracker traders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 03:46 AM IST
Former Union minister Vijay Goel along with BJP leaders and traders’ associations held a protest on Sunday at Jama Masjid demanding compensation for the traders.
Protest were held against French President Emanuel Macron in Pune over his remarks on Islam on Friday.(HT Photo)
Protest were held against French President Emanuel Macron in Pune over his remarks on Islam on Friday.(HT Photo)

Protests break out against Emanuel Macron in UP, Maharashtra, Gujarat

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 02:44 AM IST
Posters calling for boycott of France and the French president also surfaced in a locality in Gujarat’s old Vadodara city and were later removed by police on Friday, an official said.
The two parts of the shrine are distinguished by two colours—green for Hare Bhare Shah and red for Sarmad Shahid.(HT Photo)
The two parts of the shrine are distinguished by two colours—green for Hare Bhare Shah and red for Sarmad Shahid.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: In lockdown, new look

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:32 AM IST
A historic shrine gets a makeover
As the noon hour approaches, the street gets chaotic with increased traffic(Mayank Austen Soofi)
As the noon hour approaches, the street gets chaotic with increased traffic(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: Line of control

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:18 AM IST
That this is a novel sight is undisputed. No other pathway in the vicinity has such a divider. Indeed, the Old Quarter roads and passages know no divide— rickshaw men, cyclists, cart pullers, bikers and pedestrians (humans as well as cats, dogs, goats and rats) go about in all directions.
On an earlier occasion, the court had said it cannot be denied that there are hardly many trees in the Walled City, especially in the densely populated and heavily built-up area of Chandni Chowk.
On an earlier occasion, the court had said it cannot be denied that there are hardly many trees in the Walled City, especially in the densely populated and heavily built-up area of Chandni Chowk.

Set up helpline, create web link to register complaints over damage to trees: Delhi HC to govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Justice Najmi Waziri said that on receiving a complaint, the ‘tree officer’ will promptly initiate measures by coordinating with the land-owning agency concerned and the police to redress the problem.
A Muslim boy wearing face mask leaves the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after Eid al-Adha prayers during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
A Muslim boy wearing face mask leaves the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after Eid al-Adha prayers during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

Delhi: Coronavirus dampens festive mood on Eid al-Adha

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Despite just around 10,000 active Covid-19 cases in Delhi -- far better than was feared -- and easing of lockdown restrictions, many faithful preferred offering ‘namaaz’ at their homes than visiting mosques.
Eid-ul-Zuha is the festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Eid-ul-Zuha is the festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Eid Mubarak: President Kovind, PM Modi greet people on Eid al-Adha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:53 AM IST
Devotees offered namaz in mosques across the country, including at Delhi’s Jama Masjid, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha as followed the norms of social distancing.
Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi on Saturday, August 01, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)
Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi on Saturday, August 01, 2020.(Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

Eid-ul-Adha amid Covid-19: India wakes up to glimpses of Muslims offering prayers on Bakrid

HindustanTimes, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:34 AM IST
With lockdown restrictions eased in parts of the country, devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as preventive measures to keep Covid-19 at bay.
A view of Jama Masjid illuminated on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha in New Delhi. Several mosques will also hold Eid prayers while maintaining social distancing norms.(Raj K Raj/ht photo)
A view of Jama Masjid illuminated on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha in New Delhi. Several mosques will also hold Eid prayers while maintaining social distancing norms.(Raj K Raj/ht photo)

Delhi prepares for Covid-safe Eid-ul-Zuha festivities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:41 AM IST
Eid-ul-Zuha, more commonly known as Bakr-Eid, is the festival of sacrifice observed on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah.
The pandemic too is now leaving its mark in the red sandstone iconic Jama Masjid monument in Old Delhi.(HT Photo)
The pandemic too is now leaving its mark in the red sandstone iconic Jama Masjid monument in Old Delhi.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Jama Masjid, these days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:14 AM IST
A look at how an imposing Mughal-era monument is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
Pedestrians and vehicles jostle for space in a crowded street leading to no social distancing at Jama Masjid market in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Pedestrians and vehicles jostle for space in a crowded street leading to no social distancing at Jama Masjid market in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Scant space for social distance in Delhi’s congested walled city

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:02 AM IST
Social distancing, a man living in Old Delhi says, is an oxymoron in old Delhi , which has a population of about 12 lakh crammed in an area of 6 square kilometres.
Chacha Chaiwale’s, or tea man uncle’s, establishment in Old Delhi is one of these dreamlands.(HT Photo)
Chacha Chaiwale’s, or tea man uncle’s, establishment in Old Delhi is one of these dreamlands.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: In the dream world of Chacha Chaiwale

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 04:29 AM IST
Tucked into the narrow Haveli Bakhtawar lane,Chacha Chaiwale’s stall is only a few steps away from the historic Jama Masjid, and its vibes are as confident as that of the red sandstone 17th-century monument.
The Shahi Imam said the mosque authorities are ready to reopen the place of worship only after safety precautions are put in place.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Shahi Imam said the mosque authorities are ready to reopen the place of worship only after safety precautions are put in place.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Jama Masjid to reopen on July 4: Shahi Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Though the mosque was opened on June 8 amid the easing of nationwide lockdown restrictions, it was closed three days later because of a spike in the Covid-19 outbreak cases in Delhi.
During the closure, people were asked to offer namaz at home, and only a few staff members offered the prayers five times a day at the mosque.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
During the closure, people were asked to offer namaz at home, and only a few staff members offered the prayers five times a day at the mosque.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s Jama Masjid to reopen on July 4: Shahi Imam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that safety precautions like maintaining social distancing, wearing protective gear and sanitisation will be followed to prevent people from catching infection.
A boy cycles past the Jama Masjid after it was closed by authorities in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A boy cycles past the Jama Masjid after it was closed by authorities in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Jama Masjid to close doors again, this time till June 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:58 AM IST
The administrations of some mosques in Delhi said they were considering whether or not they would stay partially open, or shut completely. Others, however, have decided to follow in Jama Masjid’s footsteps and stay shut till June 30.
According to latest official figures, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi is over 32,000 including 984 deaths.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
According to latest official figures, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi is over 32,000 including 984 deaths.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Jama Masjid closed till June 30 due to ‘critical’ Covid-19 situation in Delhi: Shahi Imam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The mosque had opened on June 8 after a gap of over two months with the government allowing further relaxations as part of “Unlock-1”, the first phase of a calibrated exit from the novel coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.

Delhiwale: Farewell, lockdown silence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 07:53 AM IST
A Walled City woman is starting to miss the silence of the past few weeks
The deserted Jama Masjid complex with authorities contemplating closing it to the public due to rising coronavirus cases in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The deserted Jama Masjid complex with authorities contemplating closing it to the public due to rising coronavirus cases in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Bukhari seeks opinion on shutting Jama Masjid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:01 AM IST
As Covid-19 cases in Delhi witness a steady rise, Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari is looking at temporarily shutting down the mosque.
On Monday, around 200 people offered namaz at the Jama Masjid after it reopened following the easing of lockdown restrictions.(ANI)
On Monday, around 200 people offered namaz at the Jama Masjid after it reopened following the easing of lockdown restrictions.(ANI)

Jama Masjid may have to be closed again due to deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Delhi: Shahi Imam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 02:37 PM IST
An official from the Shahi Imam’s office said on Tuesday night Bukhari had sought the opinion of the people on temporarily shutting down the Jama Masjid until the viral outbreak is reined in.
The mosque had opened on June 8 after a gap of over two months with the government allowing further relaxations as part of “Unlock-1”, the first phase of a calibrated exit from the novel coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The mosque had opened on June 8 after a gap of over two months with the government allowing further relaxations as part of “Unlock-1”, the first phase of a calibrated exit from the novel coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Jama Masjid might close again in view of ‘deteriorating’ Covid-19 situation in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The development comes after the Shahi Imam’s secretary Amanullah died due to the novel coronavirus at the Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday night.
The nationwide curbs was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 for 21 days in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was first extended till May 3 and then again till May 17.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The nationwide curbs was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 for 21 days in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was first extended till May 3 and then again till May 17.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt for opening neighbourhood religious places, shops in malls on odd-even basis post May 31: Reports

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:08 PM IST
However, the Delhi government is not in favour of allowing cinema halls, schools and colleges to open after May 31, when the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown would end.
Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown in Old Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown in Old Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Delhi prepares for a quiet Eid without congregations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Shopkeepers selling clothes, shoes and jewellery, and tailors, who would otherwise remain busy throughout Ramzan, said this would be a “black Eid”.
Doctors have alleged negligence in the case of this nurse saying she had already reported high fever to the hospital authorities a week before her test results came positive, but was still asked to report for duty daily.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Doctors have alleged negligence in the case of this nurse saying she had already reported high fever to the hospital authorities a week before her test results came positive, but was still asked to report for duty daily.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Another nurse tests Covid positive at Hindu Rao Hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 03:12 AM IST
In Thursday’s case, the nurse was tested as part of a group of 76 healthcare workers — including doctors and ward staff — who had come in close contact with another nurse who tested Covid positive last Saturday. The 980-bedded super specialty hospital had to be closed for a day after this.
RV Smith at his residence in Delhi.(Priyanka Parashar)
RV Smith at his residence in Delhi.(Priyanka Parashar)

Delhi chronicler who wrote on streets, ruins and its people, dies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 02:57 PM IST
Ronald Vivian Smith, Ronnie to friends, began his career as a reporter for The Statesman where he worked for more than 30 years and went on to author scores of books on the city.
At least 55 doctors, nurses and staff who work with the infected doctor have been quarantined.
At least 55 doctors, nurses and staff who work with the infected doctor have been quarantined.

Patparganj hospital closed for 3 days after TB specialist doctor tests positive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:03 AM IST
The doctor was a Tuberculosis specialist and is said to have attended to dozens of patients in the last two weeks. He is now admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital in Tahirpur.
An aerial view of Jama Masjid. Certain parts of the old Delhi neighbourhood have been declared containment zones.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
An aerial view of Jama Masjid. Certain parts of the old Delhi neighbourhood have been declared containment zones.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

58, including 45-day-old, test Covid positive in 2 clusters in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Coronavirus has so far infected 2,376 people in Delhi; 50 of them have died and 808 have recovered.
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