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Traders from the Okhla Mandi said their business continued as usual.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Okhla Mandi functions as usual, but other markets affected by bandh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:36 AM IST
While it was business as usual at the Okhla fruit and vegetable market, trade was hit at the Azadpur and Ghazipur markets. The Narela and Najafgarh foodgrain markets remained completely shut in support of the strike on Tuesday.
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Delhi gets most of its milk and vegetable supplies from Haryana and the situation is likely to get worse in the coming days if the farmers’ agitation continues.(File Photo)
Delhi gets most of its milk and vegetable supplies from Haryana and the situation is likely to get worse in the coming days if the farmers’ agitation continues.(File Photo)

Blocked borders fuel concerns of rising price of essential items in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:19 AM IST
It is mostly wholesale supply that has taken a hit with hundreds of trucks not being able to enter the city. According to the Azadpur Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Azadpur, supply in the market dropped by 50-60% in the last two days with trucks from Punjab and Haryana unable to reach the market.
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The power plant inaugurated on Tuesday is located near the poultry market in Ghazipur.(Bloomberg)
The power plant inaugurated on Tuesday is located near the poultry market in Ghazipur.(Bloomberg)

Waste-to-energy unit inaugurated at Ghazipur market

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:52 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal was accompanied by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and environment minister Gopal Rai at the inauguration event.
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Wildlife rescuers take a snake back to its natural habitat, after it was spotted in an autorickshaw.
Wildlife rescuers take a snake back to its natural habitat, after it was spotted in an autorickshaw.

Snake in your backyard? Wildlife rescuers say don’t panic!

By Mallika Bhagat | HIndustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Monsoon might be at its fag end, but there’s still at least another month till when there are high chances of you spotting a wild animal or reptile when in Delhi-NCR. Here’s what you ought to do in such a situation.
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According to municipal estimates, Delhi produces over 10,817 metric tonnes of garbage daily. Most of this waste makes its way to the three landfill sites — Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
According to municipal estimates, Delhi produces over 10,817 metric tonnes of garbage daily. Most of this waste makes its way to the three landfill sites — Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Seven-day ‘Garbage-Free Delhi’ campaign to help clean up city

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Under the campaign, the civic bodies will press into service 100 more garbage compactors to reduce the number of dhalaos (local garbage collection sites) across the city.
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In an e-mail response, Tech Tonic, a mobile accessory company in the national Capital, said they have asked employees above the age of 45 to continue working from home.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
In an e-mail response, Tech Tonic, a mobile accessory company in the national Capital, said they have asked employees above the age of 45 to continue working from home.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Delhi’s private firms putting in place mechanisms to keep virus at bay

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:03 AM IST
Soon after the Delhi government released the order on Sunday, many firms said they are now putting their heads together to ensure that normalcy is restored while avoiding any risk of infection, in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.
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Delhi has 29 notified industrial areas such as Naraina, Kirti Nagar, Okhla, Narela and Bawana, among others.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Delhi has 29 notified industrial areas such as Naraina, Kirti Nagar, Okhla, Narela and Bawana, among others.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Industrial associations in Delhi seek clarity on reopening guidelines

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:05 AM IST
To give more clarity on the order, the government will address representatives of over 80 industrial associations through a video conference on Monday at 3pm, said Brajesh Goyal, convener of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) trade and industry wing in Delhi.
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AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan from Okhla constituency shows the victory sign along with his supporters. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan from Okhla constituency shows the victory sign along with his supporters. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

‘2 crore voters sent a shock to Amit Shah, BJP’: AAP leader after Delhi win

By Prawesh Lama and Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Okhla includes Shaheen Bagh, the venue of a sit-in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, that started almost two months ago, and opposition to which became the central thrust of a high-decibel campaign by the BJP led by Union ministers and local MPs.
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AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan from the Okhla assembly constituency displays the victory sign along with his supporters at the Maharani Bagh counting centre in New Delhi.(BURHAAN KINU/HT PHOTO.)
AAP candidate Amanatullah Khan from the Okhla assembly constituency displays the victory sign along with his supporters at the Maharani Bagh counting centre in New Delhi.(BURHAAN KINU/HT PHOTO.)

AAP’s Amanatullah Khan wins Okhla seat by over 70,000 votes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 05:51 PM IST
The epicentre of the anti-CAA protests-- Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar both fall under the Okhla constituency.
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AAP is headed for a huge win on the Okhla seat that houses Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar(HT Photo)
AAP is headed for a huge win on the Okhla seat that houses Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar(HT Photo)

Delhi poll results 2020: AAP candidate set for a record win in Okhla, home to Shaheen Bagh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Khan has already declared victory and says the people of Delhi had served a lesson to the BJP.
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Amanatullah Khan was elected as the member of legislative assembly from Okhla in the 2015 assembly election by defeating the BJP’s Braham Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Amanatullah Khan was elected as the member of legislative assembly from Okhla in the 2015 assembly election by defeating the BJP’s Braham Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

AAP’s Amanatullah Khan widens lead against BJP’s Brahm Singh in Okhla, home to Shaheen Bagh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Delhi election result 2020: The Okhla assembly seat, one of the 70 constituencies in Delhi, a Muslim majority area with Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar was thrust into the national spotlight after protesters blocked a major road demanding the repeal of the contentious citizenship act.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan and Jangpura candidate Praveen Kumar late night on Monday visited outside the designated strongroom(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan and Jangpura candidate Praveen Kumar late night on Monday visited outside the designated strongroom(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

AAP candidates visit EVM strongroom

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: Earlier on Monday, Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had called a meeting at his residence over the security of EVMs after the elections were concluded.
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Polling locations designated as ‘sensitive’ are guarded by larger number of security personnel. In 2015, as many as 715 polling locations were marked either “critical” or “sensitive”.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Polling locations designated as ‘sensitive’ are guarded by larger number of security personnel. In 2015, as many as 715 polling locations were marked either “critical” or “sensitive”.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Delhi assembly election 2020: In Delhi’s ‘sensitive’ areas, voters determined to make it count

By Sweta Goswami & Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 04:43 AM IST
In the run up to the 2020 polls, Seelampur witnessed violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and so has Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, which comes under the Okhla constituency in East Delhi parliamentary segment.
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At Shaheen Bagh in Okhla constituency, which has been at the centre of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests for close to two months, police will use aerial cameras the minute there is a problem in the law and order situation.(HT FILE Photo)
At Shaheen Bagh in Okhla constituency, which has been at the centre of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests for close to two months, police will use aerial cameras the minute there is a problem in the law and order situation.(HT FILE Photo)

Delhi assembly election 2020: Police keep drones on standby to record threats to law and order during Delhi polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 04:52 AM IST
At many polling stations across the city, police are keeping drone cameras on standby to use and record any threats to law and order. Voting across the city will be held on Saturday for the 70 assembly seats from 8am to 6pm.
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Delhi Police have begun an investigation into the alleged firing incident outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University(HT Photo)
Delhi Police have begun an investigation into the alleged firing incident outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University(HT Photo)

Delhi Police start probe into Sunday’s shooting near Jamia University

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said two men came on a scooter from Okhla and moved towards Jullena and opened fire outside Gate No 5 and then Gate number 1. No one was injured in the shooting.
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Many people, including students, have started gathered outside the Jamia Nagar police station late on Sunday night.(ANI PHOTO.)
Many people, including students, have started gathered outside the Jamia Nagar police station late on Sunday night.(ANI PHOTO.)

Another firing incident reported near Jamia University in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Security guards at Jamia told officials that two persons came on a scooty from Okhla and moved towards Jullena.
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In 2013, Kejriwal defeated then-chief minister Sheila Dikhshit of the Congress.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In 2013, Kejriwal defeated then-chief minister Sheila Dikhshit of the Congress.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Elections 2020: Congress too doesn’t name a face against Arvind Kejriwal

By Ashish Mishra and Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 02:09 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Senior Congress leaders said that the party leadership is still holding talks regarding whom to field against Kejriwal as it is looking for a strong candidate who can give him the AAP chief a tough fight .
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Police said the truck had broken through the fencing of the footpath and ran over four persons.(Sourced)
Police said the truck had broken through the fencing of the footpath and ran over four persons.(Sourced)

Homeless man killed, 3 others hurt as truck climbs footpath in south Delhi’s Okhla

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:08 AM IST
The police identified the dead man as Lalan, a homeless man, who lived on the footpath and worked odd jobs. The injured include a man and women, both aged 60 years, and a 13-year-old boy.
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The damaged car after yesterday’s accident at Okhla in New Delhi on Sunday(HT Photo)
The damaged car after yesterday’s accident at Okhla in New Delhi on Sunday(HT Photo)

19-year-old swerves to avoid tree branch, dies in Okhla car crash

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 01:36 AM IST
The officer identified the dead man as Ansh Girdhar, a first-year physiotherapy student at a south Delhi institute. Girdhar lived with his parents in south Delhi’s Kalkaji Extension, near the accident spot.
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The collision was such that the car was crushed under the truck, a police officer said.(HT Photo)
The collision was such that the car was crushed under the truck, a police officer said.(HT Photo)

Three killed, one injured as 14-wheeler truck rams their car in Okhla

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 05:51 AM IST
According to the police, the accident took place around 11pm on Maa Anand Mai Marg near Indira Kalyan Vihar in Okhla Phase 1.
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Experts say residential areas could see the maximum spike in particulate matter (PM), as opposed to the industrial areas(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Experts say residential areas could see the maximum spike in particulate matter (PM), as opposed to the industrial areas(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

After Diwali, Delhi’s residential areas may be more polluted than industrial ones

By Vatsala Shrangi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 04:30 AM IST
On Saturday, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar), the Union ministry of earth science’s weather and air pollution forecast wing, issued a list of ‘hot spots’ (highly polluted areas) post-Diwali, and it comprised mostly residential areas, owing to the anticipated impact of cracker bursting.
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A 49-year-old man wanted for allegedly raping and attempting to kill a minor girl in 2015, was arrested on Saturday. (Representative Image)
A 49-year-old man wanted for allegedly raping and attempting to kill a minor girl in 2015, was arrested on Saturday. (Representative Image)

Man wanted for rape of minor girl in Delhi’s Sanjay Colony nabbed four years after incident

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said the incident took on August 10, 2015. It came to light when the mother of the girl, who was six-years-old at the time, went to pick her up from school but was told that girl’s grandfather has already picked her up.
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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

By Ashish Mishra | New Delhi
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.
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Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Narrowing the plan further, the agencies have been asked to concentrate their anti-pollution measures in an area of four square kilometre (2 km x 2 km) around each air quality monitoring station in the 13 hotspots. (Representative Image)(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

20 areas under CPCB scanner this winter - 13 hotspots and seven areas with unpaved roads

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The CPCB has asked government agencies to identify and target all sources of pollution in the hotspots during winter while road-owning agencies such as the PWD and civic bodies have been asked to repair all unpaved roads in the seven areas before winter.
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The boy’s father told the media that he was returning from work in the evening when he noticed the two women hurrying away with his son.(File photo)
The boy’s father told the media that he was returning from work in the evening when he noticed the two women hurrying away with his son.(File photo)

2 women assaulted for ‘child-lifting’ in Okhla

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:10 PM IST
Two women suspected to be kidnapping a child from Sanjay Colony in south Delhi’s Okhla were beaten up by local residents on Friday evening, the police said on Saturday
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People gather around the site where a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Okhla’s Zakir Nagar in the early hours of Tuesday, August 6, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People gather around the site where a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Okhla’s Zakir Nagar in the early hours of Tuesday, August 6, 2019.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Congested lanes, faulty stairs slowed rescue in Zakir Nagar fire

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Civic and fire officials say most unauthorised colonies with their narrow streets, haphazard building layouts and little attention to safety make them sitting ducks when a disaster strikes.
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Black ibis injured by manjha rescued

By Kushagra Dixit | Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The distressed bird was rescued by officials of Noida authority’s animal shelter and hospital at Sector 94, where the medical team said the wound looks a few days old.
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The corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a team from IIT Delhi for the purpose.(Buhraan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a team from IIT Delhi for the purpose.(Buhraan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Leachate treatment plant to come up at Delhi’s Okhla landfill

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Officials said they are trying to keep the already-capped portions of the Okhla landfill dry but rains are proving to be a problem.
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A view of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) .(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) .(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

IIIT-D, Delhi police sign technological MoU

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The MOU was signed in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal between the registrar, IIIT-Delhi and additional commissioner of police (cyber and technology) for setting up the centre that would come up in Okhla.
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Three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted in the fire that started in the basement.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted in the fire that started in the basement.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Firefighters rescue six women, one child from fire at Okhla building

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:23 AM IST
Atul Garg, chief fire officer (Delhi Fire Services) said that three cars and six two-wheelers were gutted. The building’s lift system was damaged and dense smoke engulfed four floors .
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