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Pratikansh works as a delivery man daily from 2pm to 10pm, and spends the day’s earlier part helping his mother with her “chhota mota (small-time)” job.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Here’s your meal on wheels

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:49 AM IST
Pratikansh—a food delivery man—tells us about his daily work schedule
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The pandemic has almost wiped out tourism in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The pandemic has almost wiped out tourism in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 pushes tourism in Delhi to the edge

By Manoj Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Paharganj, once a bustling, thriving market whose entire economy depends on foreign tourists, is a microcosm of the devastation caused by the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the capital’s tourism sector.
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The Capital’s backpacker district in the age of the pandemic(File photo)
The Capital’s backpacker district in the age of the pandemic(File photo)

Delhiwale: In search of ‘Videshi Baba’

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 03:28 AM IST
Some steps ahead is Appetite German Bakery. The glass doors are open, but it’s empty inside. The place hasn’t been serving since the pandemic hit this part of the world in late March.
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Momos at some eateries in Lajpat Nagar are getting back-to-back orders for takeaway.(Photo: Instagram/food_dynasty_)
Momos at some eateries in Lajpat Nagar are getting back-to-back orders for takeaway.(Photo: Instagram/food_dynasty_)

Street food that’s ruling the mind of Delhi-NCR foodies

By Mallika Bhagat and Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Delhiites have been craving fast food for comfort, for long. And this is evident in the increasing demand for delectable foods such as momos, chole bhature, shawarma, rolls, and the likes.
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Delhiwale: Lonely Planet Paharganj

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:26 AM IST
The only bookseller of the backpackers district has gone under lockdown too
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New Zealand woman was found dead in a hotel room in Paharganj.(File Photo)
New Zealand woman was found dead in a hotel room in Paharganj.(File Photo)

New Zealand woman found dead in Paharganj hotel

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 06:17 AM IST
According to the police, they were informed by the hotel staff around 3 am that one of their foreigner guests has died of an apparent heart attack and has been rushed to a hospital.
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A five-storey dilapidated building collapsed in central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area near Paharganj(HT Photo/Amal KS)
A five-storey dilapidated building collapsed in central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area near Paharganj(HT Photo/Amal KS)

Five-storey building collapses in Delhi’s Nabi Karim, none hurt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:44 PM IST
The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said that the building was a structure was an old dilapidated building constructed over a 40 square yard plot.
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A 23-year-old woman from west Delhi was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel in central Delhi’s Paharganj on Sunday evening. (Representative photo)(HT Photo)
A 23-year-old woman from west Delhi was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel in central Delhi’s Paharganj on Sunday evening. (Representative photo)(HT Photo)

Woman found hanging from fan in Paharganj hotel room, probe on

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:25 AM IST
A police officer, who is not authorised to speak to the media, said a police team that reached the hotel from Paharganj police station, broke open the door and found the woman hanging from the ceiling fan.
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The skaters, aged between 10 and 20, are from Gurugram, Delhi, Noida and even Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru.
The skaters, aged between 10 and 20, are from Gurugram, Delhi, Noida and even Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru.

27 athletes to participate in national figure skating event

By Sonali Verma | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Around 27 ice skaters are participating in the National Ice Figure Skating Championships, organised by the Ice Skating Association of India from June 17 to 25 in Gurugram.
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The North Delhi Municipal Corporation hopes to clean smaller drains in Chandni Chowk, Rohini and Paharganj more effectively, before the arrival of monsoon, with the use of 14 Skid Steer Loader machines for the first time.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation hopes to clean smaller drains in Chandni Chowk, Rohini and Paharganj more effectively, before the arrival of monsoon, with the use of 14 Skid Steer Loader machines for the first time.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Civic Body uses machines to clean drains in Old Delhi

By Baishali Adak | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 02:00 AM IST
While the ‘Skid Steer Loader’ machines were purchased in January 2018, the corporation could not put them to use during last monsoon.
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Around 500-600 tonne of malba is lifted from areas under the North civic body daily.(HT FILE)
Around 500-600 tonne of malba is lifted from areas under the North civic body daily.(HT FILE)

North body begins night vigils to check dumping of debris

By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Already, two trucks have been seized at Ram Nagar in Paharganj area since Thursday, and such vehicles are being fined 4000- 5000 per tonne of the malba they are dumping illegally.
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About 275 guest houses and hotels operate from Mahipalpur along National Highway-8.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
About 275 guest houses and hotels operate from Mahipalpur along National Highway-8.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

After Karol Bagh tragedy, Mahipalpur guest houses get SDMC closure notices

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2019 03:24 AM IST
About 275 guest houses and hotels operate from Mahipalpur along National Highway (NH) 8. Not just flyers leaving or arriving at IGI Airport but travellers coming from Jaipur, Gujarat and Mumbai also prefer these places for short stays. Roughly, about 100 of them run along roads lesser than six metres in width.
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Two men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling duplicate wrist watches of popular brands in Atta market in Sector 27.(File Photo)
Two men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling duplicate wrist watches of popular brands in Atta market in Sector 27.(File Photo)

Two arrested for selling duplicate wristwatches at Noida’s Atta Market

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Noida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 05:19 AM IST
The matter came to light when a complaint was made to Noida Police by a Gurugram based agency, Protect IP Solution LLP, authorised by Titan to find duplicate products in the market.
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On February 23, the chhajja (parapet) and staircase of a 40-year-old building fell in Devnagar, an incident in which an elderly couple had a narrow escape. On Wednesday, a four-storey building collapsed and a woman sustained head injuries while escaping.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
On February 23, the chhajja (parapet) and staircase of a 40-year-old building fell in Devnagar, an incident in which an elderly couple had a narrow escape. On Wednesday, a four-storey building collapsed and a woman sustained head injuries while escaping.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Get your houses checked, north Delhi civic body tells residents

By Baishali Adak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 02:53 AM IST
Taking cognizance of the two building collapses in Devnagar of Karol Bagh within a span of five days, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Thursday issued an appeal to residents to get their houses “examined by corporation engineers” if they feel it’s become “weak”.
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Dev Patel and Radhika Apte in a still from the Wedding Guest.
Dev Patel and Radhika Apte in a still from the Wedding Guest.

The Wedding Guest trailer: Dev Patel kidnaps the omnipresent Radhika Apte

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 02:32 PM IST
The first trailer for director Michael Winterbottom’s The Wedding Guest, starring Dev Patel, Radhika Apte and Jim Sarbh has been released. Watch it here.
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Delhi police has arrested Sanjay Sachdev, owner NGO Love Commando for threatening and extortion of money from a couple.(ANI)
Delhi police has arrested Sanjay Sachdev, owner NGO Love Commando for threatening and extortion of money from a couple.(ANI)

Cops arrest Delhi NGO Love Commandos’ owner for extorting money from couples

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Love Commandos’ owner Sanjoy Sachdev was arrested on Tuesday night after a woman approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and levelled allegations of extortion, confinement and intimidation against him.
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A police team was formed to nab the culprits and was patrolling the area when the bike-borne duo went there on Monday.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)
A police team was formed to nab the culprits and was patrolling the area when the bike-borne duo went there on Monday.(HT FIle / Representative Photo)

Delhi man steals mobiles, then runs into police team out to nab him

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 03:10 PM IST
The suspect, Rahul, allegedly made a last-ditch attempt to escape by taking a U-turn, but his motorcycle skid and he landed in the police net. His associate, Saurabh, however, managed to escape.
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The Madan Cafe is tucked away in Paharganj in New Delhi .(HT Photo)
The Madan Cafe is tucked away in Paharganj in New Delhi .(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: The cultural melting pot at a capital café

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 03:36 PM IST
A tea place full of foreign characters and some seriously good cardamom-flavoured brew.
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Sector 13 of Trilokpuri in which a person from every house was burnt during the Anti Sikh Riots in 1984.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Sector 13 of Trilokpuri in which a person from every house was burnt during the Anti Sikh Riots in 1984.(Hindustan Times file photo)

Lost years pose challenge to SIT on 1984 riots

By Prawesh Lama | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:45 PM IST
The team of two police officers and a retired judge were in February 2015 tasked to probe the riots and the murders that happened on Delhi streets for 48 hours after the assassination.
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A 52-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in a two-day kisan rally in Delhi against the agrarian distress in the country, died early Saturday after accidentally falling off from a building in central Delhi, police said.(PTI/Representative Image)
A 52-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in a two-day kisan rally in Delhi against the agrarian distress in the country, died early Saturday after accidentally falling off from a building in central Delhi, police said.(PTI/Representative Image)

Maharashtra farmer dies after accidentally falling off from Delhi building

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Kiran Santapa, a resident of Kolhapur district, was found lying on the floor at Ambedkar Bhawan in Paharganj area around 3.15 am, a senior police officer said.
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Emperor Bahadur Shah II , the last of the Mughal rulers (1837-1858). He was deposed after the events of 1857. The British exiled him to Rangoon.(Getty Images)
Emperor Bahadur Shah II , the last of the Mughal rulers (1837-1858). He was deposed after the events of 1857. The British exiled him to Rangoon.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: City of My Heart by Rana Safvi

By Rana Safvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 03:37 PM IST
A moving excerpt from a book featuring four translations of Urdu narratives of what happened in Delhi after the events of 1857
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The woman had checked into a hotel in Delhi’s Paharganj with a male friend but he was found missing when she was found dead a couple of hours later.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The woman had checked into a hotel in Delhi’s Paharganj with a male friend but he was found missing when she was found dead a couple of hours later.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Woman checks into Paharganj hotel with male friend, found dead 2 hours later

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 04:14 PM IST
Police suspect the involvement of the dead woman’s male friend in her death as he is absconding and prima facie it appears that the victim was strangulated.
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DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal(PTI FILE PHOTO)
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal(PTI FILE PHOTO)

DCW to push govt to finalise policy for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 02:10 AM IST
The DCW had, in 2017, set up a 16-member expert panel to work on the policy. The same panel was asked to rework it.
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A bakery in Delhi’s Paharganj offers a vegetarian Israeli platter.(HT Photo)
A bakery in Delhi’s Paharganj offers a vegetarian Israeli platter.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Paharganj’s Israeli thali

By Mayank Austen Soofi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Delhi’s backpacker-friendly hotel district - Paharganj - offers a foreign adaptation of the Indian-style meal arrangement.
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The woman accused the staff of a Connaught Place hotel of sharing her personal details with a “stalker”. She also alleged that workers of a Paharganj hotel made vulgar calls on her intercom.(Picture for representation)
The woman accused the staff of a Connaught Place hotel of sharing her personal details with a “stalker”. She also alleged that workers of a Paharganj hotel made vulgar calls on her intercom.(Picture for representation)

US tourist alleges sexual harassment on Delhi streets, hotels

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 10:11 AM IST
The woman, who is a travel video blogger, alleged she had been “groped and grabbed” while walking on the streets in central Delhi and received a vulgar proposal by a passerby despite the presence of her boyfriend.
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The fire took place around 5.45am on Wednesday in a five storey building in Gali Number 1, a narrow street in Paharganj’s Chuna Mandi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
The fire took place around 5.45am on Wednesday in a five storey building in Gali Number 1, a narrow street in Paharganj’s Chuna Mandi.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

How three hero cops saved woman from burning building in Delhi

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 06:58 AM IST
The policemen during the rescue formed a “human chain” and nearly toppled off the building themselves. But they luckily spotted a ladder that proved instrumental in both saving their lives and the rescue effort.
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A fire broke out in a building at central Delhi’s Paharganj area early on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)
A fire broke out in a building at central Delhi’s Paharganj area early on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)

Fire breaks out at building in Delhi’s Paharganj, police rescues trapped couple

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:08 PM IST
The local police received a call about the fire in a street of Chuna Mandi in Paharganj around 6 am, a senior police officer said.
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Family members and neighbours of the victims in Paharganj’s Kaseru Walan.(HT Photo)
Family members and neighbours of the victims in Paharganj’s Kaseru Walan.(HT Photo)

Woman, nephew murdered by kin over property tiff in Delhi

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 04:10 AM IST
A 55-year-old woman and her nephew were killed and her son was injured after her brother-in-law allegedly attacked the trio with a spade and a knife at their home in central Delhi’s Paharganj
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Aerial view of hotels at Paharganj, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Aerial view of hotels at Paharganj, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

39 trafficked Nepali girls rescued from Delhi hotel in Paharganj

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 03:39 PM IST
According to the DCW, the anti-trafficking operation started at 1 am and continued till 6 am on Wednesday.
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Six foreign women assault women cops on MG road

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:30 PM IST
The six women had been staying in India without visa and other relevant documents, police said
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