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Delhi: North MCD seals 8 liquor vends, issues show cause notices to 10 others

A resolution passed by the general body meeting of North MCD on Tuesday urged the Delhi government to have a relook at the policy while asking the government to cancel any licenses issued in residential areas
North MCD officials said they will continue to check the legal status of all MCD-related regulations in the new liquor shops. (Picture for representation only/HT Archive)
North MCD officials said they will continue to check the legal status of all MCD-related regulations in the new liquor shops. (Picture for representation only/HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 06:23 AM IST
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North MCD staff withdraw stir after salary assurances

  • A meeting was held on Monday between the civic body officials and members of various employees’ unions following which the agitation was called off. 
The three municipal corporations are facing a crippling financial crunch with all of them running huge budgetary deficits, and struggling to pay salaries to their employees.(HT File)
The three municipal corporations are facing a crippling financial crunch with all of them running huge budgetary deficits, and struggling to pay salaries to their employees.(HT File)
Published on Dec 14, 2021 02:44 AM IST
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MCD staff warn of strike as talks with north corp over salaries end in deadlock

  • The North corporation, meanwhile, has called for a meeting to be convened under mayor Raja Iqbal Singh.
An MCD worker sprays disinfectant on a police vehicle(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
An MCD worker sprays disinfectant on a police vehicle(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 04:02 AM IST
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BySanjeev Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi winter: Soak in the sun at these scenic spots in the city

Wish to bask in the sun, but don’t want to worry about rubbing shoulders with a crowd due to Covid-19 situation? Here are some lush green places in Delhi-NCR that offer a chance to do just that!
Places like Sunder Nursery, Nehru Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary have become green havens for Delhiites wishing to ditch the maddening crowds and get some winter sunshine in the pandemic.(Photo: Tarasha/HT)
Places like Sunder Nursery, Nehru Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary have become green havens for Delhiites wishing to ditch the maddening crowds and get some winter sunshine in the pandemic.(Photo: Tarasha/HT)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

No big fat Delhi wedding: Wedding industry wary of 50 guest cap, again

As Covid-19 cases rise in the Capital, Delhi government has reimposed restriction on the number of guests at weddings, much to the dismay of people in the wedding industry.
Bride and groom wearing face masks have been a common sight at weddings during the pandemic.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Bride and groom wearing face masks have been a common sight at weddings during the pandemic.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

9-year-old boy dies in freak firecracker accident in North Delhi

According a police officer, the boys decided to have some fun by placing a steel tumbler on a cracker before lighting it. When the cracker didn’t go off, Prince approached it to take a look.
A boy covers his mouth as a man bursts crackers in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
A boy covers his mouth as a man bursts crackers in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 04:58 AM IST
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North MCD doctors refuse to withdraw strike

Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital, which was the only Covid-19 facility under the north corporation, began the strike over delayed salaries 23 days ago. Their counterparts from all north MCD-run hospitals as well as senior faculty and doctors later joined them.
Some resident doctors also began a hunger strike five days ago, which was joined by four senior doctors on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Some resident doctors also began a hunger strike five days ago, which was joined by four senior doctors on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 01:40 AM IST
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Fresh row between govt, corporations

North corporation mayor Jai Prakash along with South corporation mayor Anamika Mithilesh and East Delhi mayor Nirmal Jain sat outside the main gate of CM’s residence from 11.30am till 8.30pm.
Hundreds of doctors from North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run hospitals and dispensaries are on a strike, protesting over non-payment of salaries for three months.(HT Photo)
Hundreds of doctors from North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run hospitals and dispensaries are on a strike, protesting over non-payment of salaries for three months.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 27, 2020 01:54 AM IST
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Dussehra’s eco-friendly avatar: Delhi-NCR residents say won’t burn effigies but will cut cake

Denizens in the capital have decided to usher in Dussehra in eco-friendly ways amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some denizens say they are cutting a Ravana cake as a green alternative to burning an effigy.
Some denizens say they are cutting a Ravana cake as a green alternative to burning an effigy.
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

North Delhi civic body to be fined Rs 1 crore for no action against garbage burning: Gopal Rai

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 251 at 10 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 315 on Thursday, the worst since February 12 (AQI 320).
Pollution levels reduced slightly in the national capital on Friday with favourable wind speed helping in dispersion of pollutants, according to India Meteorological Department officials.(PTI)
Pollution levels reduced slightly in the national capital on Friday with favourable wind speed helping in dispersion of pollutants, according to India Meteorological Department officials.(PTI)
Published on Oct 16, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

North Delhi civic body to be fined 20 lakh for violating dust control norms: Gopal Rai

The five steps are installing windshields and barriers at the periphery of construction and demolition sites, covering debris with tarpaulin, using green net to prevent dust from blowing out, water sprinkling, and covering trucks carrying construction material.
Gopal rai said all construction and demolition sites, irrespective of size, will have to compulsorily take the five steps to check pollution.(PTI)
Gopal rai said all construction and demolition sites, irrespective of size, will have to compulsorily take the five steps to check pollution.(PTI)
Published on Oct 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

19-year-old man beaten to death in north Delhi by family of woman he was in a relationship with

Though the teenager, Rahul Kumar, was rescued from the assault, which took place on Wednesday, he succumbed to his injuries at a hospital the next morning.
Kumar’s uncle, Dharampal, said that about two months ago, his family got to know about his relationship with an 18-year-old woman who lives in nearby Jahangirpuri.(File photo)
Kumar’s uncle, Dharampal, said that about two months ago, his family got to know about his relationship with an 18-year-old woman who lives in nearby Jahangirpuri.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Set up helpline, create web link to register complaints over damage to trees: Delhi HC to govt

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.
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.
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Couple commits suicide in North Delhi

Gaurav Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (outer-north), said a preliminary enquiry has revealed both were depressed because their son did not have a child after nine years of marriage, allegedly due to medical issues.
The 50-year-old man worked as a security guard at a godown in Alipur and his 48-year-old wife worked at a factory nearby.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
The 50-year-old man worked as a security guard at a godown in Alipur and his 48-year-old wife worked at a factory nearby.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 02:36 AM IST
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Yellow Pages on Delhi’s walls: With the city shuttered amid Covid-19, vendors leave their phone numbers behind

When the markets shut down, when the Delhi Metro trains stopped running, and those who had the luxury of a house exiled themselves within it; when the sky regained its blue, the streets emptied out, and all stalls that had no shutter to pull down had to close too, some left their phone numbers behind.
The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
The number of a vendor written on a blank number plate.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Masked men open fire, barge into houses in Delhi’s Mori Gate, case lodged

While locals alleged that at least six rounds were fired by the miscreants, the police said that they had found just four empty bullet shells from the spot.
Vandalised vehicles at Kucha Mohtar Khan locality in Mori Gate area on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Vandalised vehicles at Kucha Mohtar Khan locality in Mori Gate area on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 05:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

5th Metro bridge over Yamuna, for Majlis Park-Maujpur stretch

Delhi will also get its first double-decker viaduct — with Metro tracks on the upper deck and a flyover for vehicular traffic beneath — on a 1.4 km-stretch between the Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura stations.
Construction work on for the bridge between Soorghat and Sonia Vihar.(HT Photo)
Construction work on for the bridge between Soorghat and Sonia Vihar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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North Delhi mayor visits collapsed landfill, orders flattening of mounds

On Thursday the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led opposition had blamed the political wing of the BJP-led corporation for the accident in which three people were injured and two-three livestock was trapped in the debris. A small portion of 15 metres in length at the back of the landfill had collapsed in the wee hours.
In September 2017, a large portion of the Ghazipur landfill in East Delhi had collapsed that swept motorists on the road in a nearby canal and claimed two lives while leaving many injured.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
In September 2017, a large portion of the Ghazipur landfill in East Delhi had collapsed that swept motorists on the road in a nearby canal and claimed two lives while leaving many injured.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 10:06 PM IST
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Part of Bhalswa landfill collapses after rain, 3 waste-pickers hurt

Civic officials said the injured persons were immediately taken to hospital. Two were discharged within a few hours while the third one was undergoing treatment.
Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 03:42 AM IST
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‘We fear for our lives’: Residents, workers in complex complain of apathy, neglect

Built before 1922, the complex is located barely 40m away from railway tracks and spans a 5,000-square yard area in Ram Bagh near Azad Market in north Delhi.
Sections of the complex are owned by a number of traders. The building also houses offices of real estate agents and godowns.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Sections of the complex are owned by a number of traders. The building also houses offices of real estate agents and godowns.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshish Mishra

ASI dead, constable hurt after portion of building collapses in north Delhi

Police and municipal officials said a third floor was being constructed in the run-down building, but no permissions had been sought for the same.
The complex in which the building is located used to house a biscuit factory earlier, and is spread over nearly 5,000 square yards.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The complex in which the building is located used to house a biscuit factory earlier, and is spread over nearly 5,000 square yards.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh

Arvind Kejriwal to mark I-Day from Secretariat in view of Covid; guest list limited

At Chhatrasal Stadium last year, Kejriwal had announced the government’s scheme of providing free rides to women in Delhi buses—which was implemented from September 29.
In his speech this year, a senior official in the chief minister’s office (CMO) said, Kejriwal will focus on Delhi’s fight against Covid-19—including a vote of thanks addressing all doctors, health care workers, sanitation workers, plasma donors and all “Covid warriors”.(ANI)
In his speech this year, a senior official in the chief minister’s office (CMO) said, Kejriwal will focus on Delhi’s fight against Covid-19—including a vote of thanks addressing all doctors, health care workers, sanitation workers, plasma donors and all “Covid warriors”.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 01:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey, New Delhi

Water supply to be hit in parts of Delhi, govt advises people to use water judiciously

The Delhi Jal Board has requested citizens to use water judiciously and assured it will restore normal supply as soon as possible.
Residents fill their empty containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker at Vivekanand Camp in Chanakyapuri during national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi on April 17, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Residents fill their empty containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker at Vivekanand Camp in Chanakyapuri during national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi on April 17, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

With limited public transit, cycling picks up speed in Delhi, finds study

The initial finding of the ongoing study by five researchers—all alumni of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Roorkee—shows that on at least 22 of the 56 stretches monitored, the number of cyclists has increased by 4% to 12%.
People seen cycling in Rajpath, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
People seen cycling in Rajpath, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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Delhi police crack down on snatchers as pandemic keeps crime low

Data accessed by HT shows that the police control room used to receive around 5,000 distress calls on an average every month.. The numbers have come down to less than 2,000 in the last few months.
Senior Delhi police officers said that they had launched a massive crackdown in the last two months and a large number of people have been arrested for snatching and robbery . Snatching was one of the most common crimes last year.(ANI)
Senior Delhi police officers said that they had launched a massive crackdown in the last two months and a large number of people have been arrested for snatching and robbery . Snatching was one of the most common crimes last year.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 03:18 AM IST
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Medical waste piles up as MCDs short of hands

In many neighbourhoods where Covid-19 positive patients are in home isolation, daily biomedical waste is not happening, residents say. In other areas, waste is being collected every three to four days.
Patients wait near a pile of hazardous bio-medical waste at the Kalawati Saran Hospital .(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Patients wait near a pile of hazardous bio-medical waste at the Kalawati Saran Hospital .(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 01:35 AM IST
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8,000 north MCD teachers on Covid-19 duty not paid salary for three months

A 35-year-old teacher working at a school in Budh Vihar said he is unable to even purchase groceries and shops are refusing to give items on credit.
The MCD teachers association has warned the government of going on indefinite strike against the non-payment of salaries immediately after the lockdown is lifted.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The MCD teachers association has warned the government of going on indefinite strike against the non-payment of salaries immediately after the lockdown is lifted.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:39 AM IST
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14 quakes in 2 months may not lead to a big one in NCR

Still, monitoring them is key to being prepared , they add. Scientists at the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) underlined that earthquakes cannot be forecast and the only thing to do is to be aware of the activities in vulnerable pockets such as the Delhi region.
Only two of the 14 tremors have been above magnitude 3.5, according to NCS data.(AFP)
Only two of the 14 tremors have been above magnitude 3.5, according to NCS data.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 04:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

36 ‘addicts’ fled from Delhi govt school shelters last month

According to shelter home staffers as well as the police, most of those who escaped are drug addicts who were brought here from North Delhi areas like Kashmere Gate and Yamuna Bazar.
Addicts’ desperation for drugs is causing them to flee, staffers said.
Addicts’ desperation for drugs is causing them to flee, staffers said.
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 01:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents, New Delhi

North Delhi sanitation staff unpaid for March; MCD, govt trade blame

The workers said they have been struggling to sustain their families and most have run out of whatever little savings they had been dipping into.
Nearly 27,000 sanitation workers employed with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and mostly deployed on Covid-19 duty, have not got their salaries for the month of March.(Reuters)
Nearly 27,000 sanitation workers employed with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, and mostly deployed on Covid-19 duty, have not got their salaries for the month of March.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVatsala Shrangi and Baishali Adak, New Delhi
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