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The maximum temperature was 19.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

Light rain likely in some areas, temp may fall, IMD says

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Even as the temperature remained high on Thursday, the air quality showed a marginal deterioration, but remained in the “poor” zone.
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Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Dense fog envelopes Delhi today, affects visibility

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:50 AM IST
At 8.30am, the visibility at Safdarjung observatory was 500 metres and at Palam, it was 200 metres
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A person using an electric scooter inquires from police personnel manning barricades on Rajpath near India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday, December 12, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A person using an electric scooter inquires from police personnel manning barricades on Rajpath near India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday, December 12, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Cold wave conditions in Delhi from December 16 to 18

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:14 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) designates days as cold wave days in the plains if the minimum temperature is 10 degree Celsius or lower and at the same time 4.5 degrees or more below the normal minimum temperature for the day for two consecutive days.
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Vehicular traffic on a foggy Sunday at Burari, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Vehicular traffic on a foggy Sunday at Burari, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Dense fog, spike in pollution likely today

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 03:17 AM IST
IMD also warned that because of high moisture content in the air, there is a possibility of dense fog on Sunday morning.
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Strays find it difficult to bear the winter chill in Delhi, and this has encouraged some denizens to make and distribute temporary shelters for the voiceless.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Strays find it difficult to bear the winter chill in Delhi, and this has encouraged some denizens to make and distribute temporary shelters for the voiceless.(Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))

Delhi-NCR residents huddle to lend warmth to stray animals this winter

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Some denizens have taken it upon themselves to ensure that the furry friends on streets don’t feel the winter pinch, and are arranging food, sweaters and beds for them.
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Cyclists ride on a road blanketed in thick haze during early hours at Vikas Marg in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Cyclists ride on a road blanketed in thick haze during early hours at Vikas Marg in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Coldest October in 58 years, but numerous farm fires keep Delhi air in ICU

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, confirmed that this year, minimum temperatures in Delhi have been lower than normal.
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A boy walks through smoke emanating from garbage set on fire in Bhalswa in New Delhi. The national capital reported an AQI of 312, in the ‘very poor’ category, on Tuesday.
A boy walks through smoke emanating from garbage set on fire in Bhalswa in New Delhi. The national capital reported an AQI of 312, in the ‘very poor’ category, on Tuesday.

Air quality may worsen from today, stubble burning to add to Delhi’s woes

By Jayashree Nandi and Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 05:45 AM IST
On Monday, 2,047 fires were observed over Punjab and crop residue burning may have already crossed the peak in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, according to scientists. Farmers said the impact of stubble fires may wane by the time Diwali festivities begin.
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A police team reached there and learnt that three brothers had been attacked with sharp weapons by five-six members of another family.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
A police team reached there and learnt that three brothers had been attacked with sharp weapons by five-six members of another family.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Delhi: Man killed in fight over loud music

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Four alleged attackers were apprehended while one or two are still untraceable. All suspects belong to the same family. A case of murder was registered at the Mahendra Park police station, the police said.
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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday had set-up the three-member SIT to probe the Hathras incident, they have been asked to submit the report in seven days. (HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday had set-up the three-member SIT to probe the Hathras incident, they have been asked to submit the report in seven days. (HT Photo)

No rape claim before SIT report in Hathras case raises doubts, say experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The Hathras woman was allegedly gang-raped and brutally tortured on September 14. She succumbed to her injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital on Tuesday.
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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad leads a candle light protest against the rape of a 19-year old woman in Hathras who died at Safdarjung Hospital.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad leads a candle light protest against the rape of a 19-year old woman in Hathras who died at Safdarjung Hospital.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Hathras gang-rape: Protests at Safdarjung, Delhi braveheart’s mother says nothing has changed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Hathras rape: Asha Devi, mother of December 16 gang rape victim said that little has changed ever since her daughter was gang-raped in a moving bus eight years ago.
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According to IMD, monsoon is likely to begin withdrawing from Monday — a week later than the normal date. The monsoon season will officially end on September 30.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
According to IMD, monsoon is likely to begin withdrawing from Monday — a week later than the normal date. The monsoon season will officially end on September 30.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

This may be the driest September since 2004, shows IMD data

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 01:02 AM IST
In September 2004, 3mm rain was recorded in Delhi. In September 2015, the city recorded 22mm rain. The average normal monthly rainfall for September is 129.8mm.
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At an average, 35 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 every day in the past week. This is the highest the seven-day average of deaths has been in two months (since July 21).(HT Photo)
At an average, 35 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 every day in the past week. This is the highest the seven-day average of deaths has been in two months (since July 21).(HT Photo)

Delhi deaths hit 5,000; India sees 100k daily recoveries

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:33 AM IST
According to Monday’s government health bulletin, 2,548 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the Capital to 249,259. The infection has killed a total of 5,014 people till Sunday, while 213,304 people have recovered.
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Two trucks and a bus partially submerged at Pul Prahladpur on Thursday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Two trucks and a bus partially submerged at Pul Prahladpur on Thursday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Repeat of flood, snarls trauma after heaviest rain this season in Delhi

By Vatsala Shrangi and Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 05:53 AM IST
The IMD at 5am Thursday issued an ‘Orange’ alert, warning of heavy rain in isolated places and predicting moderate rain and thundershowers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) between 5.30am and 8.30am.
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Delhi’s Safdarjung station recorded the highest rain for August in 24 hours since 2013 on Wednesday evening and Thursday night.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi’s Safdarjung station recorded the highest rain for August in 24 hours since 2013 on Wednesday evening and Thursday night.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Rain likely in Delhi over next few days, light showers in NCR: Met

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Between 5.30pm on Wednesday and 2.30pm on Thursday, the station recorded 83.8mm of rain, the highest since 95.2mm on August 21, 2013.
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A cyclist makes his way while a bus is seen partially submerged at Zakhira underpass.
A cyclist makes his way while a bus is seen partially submerged at Zakhira underpass.

Waist-deep flooding brings parts of Capital to its knees

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:48 AM IST
There was, however, no marked change in the condition of the national capital after rain on both days. Just like July 19, several areas in the national Capital on Thursday were inundated, traffic jams were reported from arterial roads and the government agencies indulged in a blame game.
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The IMD said light to moderate showers were reported from many places in south and south west Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)
The IMD said light to moderate showers were reported from many places in south and south west Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)

Delhi to get moderate to heavy rain for next four days beginning today: IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 03:43 PM IST
The weather agency indicated that the southwest monsoon will become active again in the coastal areas of Maharashtra on August 10 and it has also predicted moderate to heavy rainfall for Delhi beginning Sunday. Moderate to heavy rainfall activity in the national capital is likely to continue over the next four days, till Wednesday.
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Usually, an excess of 19% to deficiency of -19% is considered to be under normal category by IMD.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Usually, an excess of 19% to deficiency of -19% is considered to be under normal category by IMD.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi covers monsoon deficiency in four days

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:28 PM IST
The monsoon deficiency since June 1, which was 29% until Tuesday, was lessened to -16% on Friday, according to the latest data released by India Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities.
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Investigators suspect robbery as a motive behind the killing.(Reuters)
Investigators suspect robbery as a motive behind the killing.(Reuters)

88-year-old woman killed in Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave: Police

By Anvit Srivastava | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Kanta Chawla lived on the ground floor of a four-story residential building with her husband. Police said the couple, who lived alone, had hired a security guard about a fortnight ago, who is missing.
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In Wednesday’s bulletin, 50 deaths were added to the fatality count till June 1, taking the total deaths to 606. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
In Wednesday’s bulletin, 50 deaths were added to the fatality count till June 1, taking the total deaths to 606. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Delhi logs 1,513 new cases in biggest spike yet; death toll up by 50

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:53 PM IST
According to the government’s daily health bulletin, Delhi recorded 1,513 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 23,645.
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An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter drops rose petals to pay tribute to all the staff of the Safdarjung Hospital and other personnel involved in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease.(ANI File Photo)
An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter drops rose petals to pay tribute to all the staff of the Safdarjung Hospital and other personnel involved in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease.(ANI File Photo)

Safdarjung opens OPD for new patients after Delhi complains of unequal division

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:31 AM IST
As of May 7, there were 112 Covid-19 patients admitted to Safdarjung hospital, 61 to RML, and 28 to Lady Hardinge Medical College, according to the daily data.
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Earlier, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan died in Delhi, in the first death in central paramilitary forces due to Covid-19. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Earlier, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan died in Delhi, in the first death in central paramilitary forces due to Covid-19. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Two Covid-19 deaths in BSF; force records 41 fresh infections

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:41 PM IST
According to a statement issued by BSF spokesperson Shubhendu Bhardwaj, one of the troopers was a critically ill patient.
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The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

Thundershowers lash Delhi; cold spell to continue for 20 days, says IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Flight schedules went awry at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to the sudden change in weather. National carrier Air India in a statement requested passengers to arrive at the airport well in advance for departures.
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Rains at North Campus, Delhi University in New Delhi on January 16, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Rains at North Campus, Delhi University in New Delhi on January 16, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Second wettest January in a decade in Delhi

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 08:31 AM IST
The wettest January of the decade for Delhi was last year, when the city received 54.1 mm rainfall over five days.
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The mob at JNU vandalised hostel property and cars parked inside the campus. Many students locked themselves in hostel rooms to escape the mob.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The mob at JNU vandalised hostel property and cars parked inside the campus. Many students locked themselves in hostel rooms to escape the mob.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

‘Masked goons were attacking us’: Horror, anger in JNU over mob violence

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Karn Pratap Singh and Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:57 AM IST
The mob vandalised hostel property and cars parked inside the campus. Many students, especially women, locked themselves in hostel rooms to escape the mob.
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Motorists ride in morning fog on the outskirts of Dwarka, near Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Motorists ride in morning fog on the outskirts of Dwarka, near Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Change in wind direction leads to rise in temperature in Delhi, no flight delays reported

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 08:50 AM IST
The air quality is still in the “severe” category for Delhi. On Wednesday morning, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 415 at Safdarjung.
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N Commuters move amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Modi Mill flyover, in New Delhi on Monday, December 30, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
N Commuters move amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Modi Mill flyover, in New Delhi on Monday, December 30, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Delhi shivers at 9.4 degrees Celsius, is coldest December day in 119 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Delhi on Sunday registered its 16th successive “severe cold day”, the longest spell of such weather conditions in December in the past 22 years.
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A man wrapped in a shawl crosses a railway track oh Thursday as the national capital witnesses intense cold conditions.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
A man wrapped in a shawl crosses a railway track oh Thursday as the national capital witnesses intense cold conditions.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Delhi shivers at 4.2 degrees Celsius, night temperature to fall further

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 03:05 AM IST
On Thursday, another “severe” cold day was registered again in Delhi with the maximum temperature 13.4°C, seven degrees below normal.
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A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.

Bright by night, monuments in Delhi draw heritage walkers

By Henna Rakheja | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Architectural illumination of the Capital’s historical structures is drawing visitors after sunset keen to explore a different side.
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A homeless man, who was allegedly hit by an unidentified vehicle on Pukharpur Road in Bilaspur over two weeks ago, succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A homeless man, who was allegedly hit by an unidentified vehicle on Pukharpur Road in Bilaspur over two weeks ago, succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gurugram: Homeless man killed in hit-and-run incident

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The incident took place around 9pm on August 31, when the victim was walking on the road. The police said that they received a call from a bystander informing them about the accident.
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