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Uncontrolled urbanisation near forest areas is intensifying conflict between humans and animals.(ANI)

Leopard sighting triggers panic in Delhi locality, wildlife teams rush in

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 03:20 AM IST
Deputy conservator of forests (north division) Navneet Srivastava said that after first being spotted on January 27, the leopard was again seen on January 28 and January 29 near the Najafgarh drain.
This is the second day in a row that Delhi has received rainfall in the early hours of the morning. The city had received rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning on Saturday.(PTI)
This is the second day in a row that Delhi has received rainfall in the early hours of the morning. The city had received rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning on Saturday.(PTI)

Delhi-NCR receives early morning showers for second day in a row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:52 AM IST
IMD had said on Friday that parts of northwest and adjoining central India will experience a wet spell which will lead to a light to moderate fairly widespread rainfall and snowfall over Western Himalayan region between January 4 and January 6.
A view showing an area near Rajghat engulfed in smog due to rising pollution, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A view showing an area near Rajghat engulfed in smog due to rising pollution, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi chokes on season’s most polluted air

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:16 AM IST
The average air quality index in Delhi was recorded at 477 on a scale of 500, the highest since November 3 last year, in the severe zone.
“Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a mega anti-air pollution campaign after a meeting with officials.”(Instagram @wedwise)
“Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a mega anti-air pollution campaign after a meeting with officials.”(Instagram @wedwise)

Delhi to launch massive anti-air pollution campaign from Oct 5: Gopal Rai

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said the city government will launch a mega anti-air pollution campaign on October 5 and a centre is being set up in Najafgarh to produce a chemical to deal with stubble burning.
A worker demonstrates the Bio-Decomposing Technology developed at Indian Agricultural Research Institute during agriculture minister Gopal Rai's (c) visit, at Pusa, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A worker demonstrates the Bio-Decomposing Technology developed at Indian Agricultural Research Institute during agriculture minister Gopal Rai's (c) visit, at Pusa, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt will kick off campaign to curb air pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:24 AM IST
The centralised system for preparing the chemical spray at Kharkhari Nahar village will be set up on October 5, while the chemicals will be produced from October 6 at 400 different camps here under the supervision of IARI scientists, who have developed the technology.
The car reportedly overturned while speeding on the Vikaspuri flyover and injured the 2 occupants.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The car reportedly overturned while speeding on the Vikaspuri flyover and injured the 2 occupants.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Speeding car falls 40ft off flyover in Delhi’s Janakpuri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 03:12 AM IST
The occupants survived because they were wearing seat belts, the safety airbags were deployed and their fall was partly cushioned by hedges and a thin iron fence below.
On Sunday, the suspect, Mohammad Tasleem, was nabbed by the Dwarka district police authorities from Jharoda Kalan in West Delhi, soon after he returned from Panipat in Haryana.
On Sunday, the suspect, Mohammad Tasleem, was nabbed by the Dwarka district police authorities from Jharoda Kalan in West Delhi, soon after he returned from Panipat in Haryana.

Delhi: Dairy trader killed, dumped in well by employee who wanted salary hike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:21 AM IST
Prakash’s decomposed body was found in the well in an agricultural field on Saturday morning, about 10 days after he was killed and dumped
SDMC officials said the civic body was spending more money on maintaining these properties than the income generated.(HT Photo)
SDMC officials said the civic body was spending more money on maintaining these properties than the income generated.(HT Photo)

To save cash, SDMC may rent community halls to private firms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Under the plan, approved by the civic body’s standing committee on Tuesday, halls that saw few or no bookings will be outsourced to private agencies.
Officials said that Raj and Tomar were arrested on Saturday morning after they received a tip. Raj’s interrogation, an officer said, revealed that he was first arrested in 2004 in a theft case.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Officials said that Raj and Tomar were arrested on Saturday morning after they received a tip. Raj’s interrogation, an officer said, revealed that he was first arrested in 2004 in a theft case.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Two wanted men arrested for ‘terrorising’ Najafgarh businesses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:19 AM IST
One of them, identified as 36-year-old Rishi Raj alias Lambu, had been extorting jewellers and property dealers in areas of southwest Delhi such as Najafgarh and Bindapur and would demand protection money, said senior police officers.
Commuters make their way past heavy water logging after a spell of rain at Anand Parbat, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Commuters make their way past heavy water logging after a spell of rain at Anand Parbat, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Traffic jams add to misery of daily commuters in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 05:18 AM IST
Moderate to heavy rain on Sunday and Monday also caused waterlogging, which has become a regular problem during monsoon. On Sunday, a tempo driver had drowned in the flooded Minto Bridge underpass.
Humidity levels oscillated between 46 per cent and 85 per cent. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Humidity levels oscillated between 46 per cent and 85 per cent. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius-mark in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The weather stations at Palam, Najafgarh, Ayanagar, and Pusa recorded the maximum temperature between 40 degrees Celsius and 44 degrees Celsius.
The disease spread in the DM’s office come to fore Sunday night when Singh’s personal secretary tested positive for Covid-19 (Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
The disease spread in the DM’s office come to fore Sunday night when Singh’s personal secretary tested positive for Covid-19 (Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

Delhi: Southwest district magistrate’s office reports three Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:55 AM IST
As per the Delhi government’s rules, an area has to be declared a containment zone if three or more Covid-19 cases are reported from there.
Sisodia, during the poll campaign, had come under attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party after he told the media that he stood with the protesters in Shaheen Bagh – comprising a large number of women resisting the recently amended citizenship law since December 15, 2019. (Photo @AamAadmiParty)
Sisodia, during the poll campaign, had come under attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party after he told the media that he stood with the protesters in Shaheen Bagh – comprising a large number of women resisting the recently amended citizenship law since December 15, 2019. (Photo @AamAadmiParty)

Delhi election result: AAP ministers in a tight contest in 3 seats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Delhi election result: While Manish Sisodia led by 74 votes at 10.45am in Patparganj, Gahlot from Najafgarh and Jain from Shakur Basti trailed by 621 and 51 votes respectively.
As many as 12 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates on Friday submitted their nomination papers for the February 8 Assembly polls.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
As many as 12 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates on Friday submitted their nomination papers for the February 8 Assembly polls.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Elections 2020: Atishi, Kailash Gahlot submit nominations for Delhi Assembly polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Some of the prominent names include Kailash Gahlot —Delhi’s transport, law and revenue minister, Parmila Tokas, Atishi, and party’s new recruit Vinay Mishra, son of Congress heavyweight Mahabal Mishra.
New Delhi: Delhi BJP State President Manoj Tiwari during the release of BJP's first list of 57 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls, at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi BJP State President Manoj Tiwari during the release of BJP's first list of 57 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls, at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(PTI)

Delhi Elections 2020: Former MLAs, mayors, sitting councillors figure in BJP’s first list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:16 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Of the 57 candidates, 37 had contested in the 2013 and 2015 assembly elections. The party has also fielded 15 first-timers.
Delhi Metro’s Grey Line that connects Najafgarh with the rest of the city began its operations on October 4, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Delhi Metro’s Grey Line that connects Najafgarh with the rest of the city began its operations on October 4, 2019.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Metro’s Grey Line inaugurated, will connect Najafgarh to rest of Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi Metro connectivity has been a long-standing demand of Najafgarh’s residents.
The 4.2 km-long Grey Line of Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network for the first time, will be opened for services on Friday, officials said.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
The 4.2 km-long Grey Line of Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network for the first time, will be opened for services on Friday, officials said.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

Metro’s Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor to open today

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 12:52 AM IST
The corridor consists of three stations -- Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh.
A truck was bringing the drug from Andhra Pradesh.(Reuters image (Representative))
A truck was bringing the drug from Andhra Pradesh.(Reuters image (Representative))

Marijuana worth Rs 2.4 crore seized in Delhi’s Najafgarh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The drug was stuffed in 32 gunny bags which were hidden behind another set of bags containing straw, said BK Singh, deputy commissioner of police (crime branch).
The three shoot-outs led to the arrests of four suspects and the recovery of three illegal guns and 24 bullets. In all, the three shoot-outs saw the exchange of 11 bullets that left one suspected criminal injured in his foot. In the exchange, two policemen also escaped being hit, all thanks to their bulletproof vests.(HT FILE)
The three shoot-outs led to the arrests of four suspects and the recovery of three illegal guns and 24 bullets. In all, the three shoot-outs saw the exchange of 11 bullets that left one suspected criminal injured in his foot. In the exchange, two policemen also escaped being hit, all thanks to their bulletproof vests.(HT FILE)

Shoot-out near Akshardham Metro station between police and robbers

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:33 AM IST
The shoot-out outside Akshardham Metro station took place near a foot overbridge, about 100m from Akshardham temple. A team from Mandawali police station had laid a trap to nab a gang of criminals.
A map of the Najafgarh metro station which is the only dumbbell-shaped station and will be ready for commuters in the coming month.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A map of the Najafgarh metro station which is the only dumbbell-shaped station and will be ready for commuters in the coming month.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s first dumbbell-shaped station likely to open next month

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 06:02 AM IST
The Grey Line will connect the rural pockets of the city with Dwarka. Officials said the construction work on the corridor has been completed and it is likely to open for passengers by October.
Police said the 20-member crime branch team was surrounded by 200-250 villagers when they raided the factory. However, nobody showed any resistance since the raiding personnel were armed and the local police had also been intimated about the raid.(SOURCED)
Police said the 20-member crime branch team was surrounded by 200-250 villagers when they raided the factory. However, nobody showed any resistance since the raiding personnel were armed and the local police had also been intimated about the raid.(SOURCED)

Illegal firearms unit operating from hilltop in Rajasthan busted, four held

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 02:54 AM IST
Those involved in the production of the illegal firearms are mostly residents of villages adjoining the small mountain, locally known as Ghariajaan ki Pahari.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, while proposing to roll out the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme between November 4 and 15, said that such measures had helped bring down pollution level by 14%-16% in 2016.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, while proposing to roll out the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme between November 4 and 15, said that such measures had helped bring down pollution level by 14%-16% in 2016.(HT Photo)

Doubts over efficacy of vehicle rationing persist

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:14 PM IST
Studies by Indian researchers to ascertain the impact of the odd-even on pollution levels, when it was first introduced in January 2016, however, have shown mixed results.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)

SDMC drive clears encroachments from 116km of footpath

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The action was initiated after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over growing parking menace and encroachment of pavements.
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)
The odd-even car rationing scheme was implemented in Delhi first between January 1 and 15, 2016 and then from April 15-30.(HT PHOTO.)

Success of odd-even rule will depend on availability of public transport: Experts | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded. Only three pockets in the city – Najafgarh, Shalimar Bagh and Greater Kailash – registered around 8 – 10% in pollution levels.
The police said the two men were arrested on Monday on a tip-off that they were carrying illegal weapons and it was by chance that their role in the murder emerged.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
The police said the two men were arrested on Monday on a tip-off that they were carrying illegal weapons and it was by chance that their role in the murder emerged.(HT Photo/ Sourced)

UP man shot dead, body burnt for refusing to call off relationship with ‘distant cousin’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Police said Ankit had been in a relationship with an 18-year-old woman who lives with her parents in Najafgarh. She had finished her schooling and was yet to begin her college education, said a senior police officer. Her father is a retired government employee.
A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi’s Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.(HT File Photo)
A man committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Delhi’s Tagore Garden Metro station, police said on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Man commits suicide by jumping before train at Delhi’s Tagore Garden metro station: Police

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 01:55 PM IST
CCTV footage revealed that he had committed suicide by jumping before the metro train. We have sent the body to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay mortuary for post-mortem, police said.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Businessman chases thieves who snatches his phone

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:00 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place when the 29-year-old victim—a resident of Najafgarh in Delhi—was walking to his office on Sohna Road from where he runs a services related startup.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

Delhi acid attack survivor alleges murder attempt in hospital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:50 PM IST
According to the woman’s complaint filed with the North Avenue police station, the alleged attack took place on July 26, around 5.25am, when she was asleep. The woman alleged that the attacker was one of her molesters, against whom an FIR was lodged five years ago.
Delhi environment minister Kailash Gahlot started the mass drive from Issapur village, near Najafgarh in southwest Delhi where 5,000 saplings were planted in a patch of 1,000 hectares.(Twitter/Office of Kailash Gahlot)
Delhi environment minister Kailash Gahlot started the mass drive from Issapur village, near Najafgarh in southwest Delhi where 5,000 saplings were planted in a patch of 1,000 hectares.(Twitter/Office of Kailash Gahlot)

3 lakh saplings planted by Delhi govt in day-long drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 10:13 PM IST
HT had reported how a number of saplings were planted at Garhi Mandu with their plastic pouches still wrapped around them.
The Delhi government, having faced delays in recalibrating auto-rickshaw meters, on Wednesday said it had decided to discontinue the practice of ‘road try test’ to expedite the process. (Photo by Arijit Sen / Hindustan Times)
The Delhi government, having faced delays in recalibrating auto-rickshaw meters, on Wednesday said it had decided to discontinue the practice of ‘road try test’ to expedite the process. (Photo by Arijit Sen / Hindustan Times)

Delhi govt discontinues ‘road try test’ for auto meter recalibration

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:57 AM IST
On June 18, the Delhi government, through a notification, had increased auto-rickshaw fares by 18.75%, but auto drivers have been charging the new rates only by manually calculating the journey fares on the spot as their meters are yet to be recalibrated.
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