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On December 27, the government reduced the ICU beds reservation to 60%(HT PHOTO)

Fewer reserved ICU beds in private facilities

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:53 AM IST
The government said these four private hospitals shall reserve 30% of their total bed capacity for the treatment of Covid-19 patients and 40% of their total ICU beds, or at least twice the number of occupied Covid-19 ICU beds as on January 5, whichever is higher, for the treatment of Covid-19 patients
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Banners outside a Covid-19 vaccination center set up in Delhi, India, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.(Bloomberg)
Banners outside a Covid-19 vaccination center set up in Delhi, India, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.(Bloomberg)

Delhi records 494 Covid-19 cases, lowest in over seven months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Marking a steady decline in cases since December 24, Delhi has seen cases between 400 and 800 after the state authorities ramped up efforts to control the infection spread in the last week.
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A view of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats at Narela iin September 2018.(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats at Narela iin September 2018.(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)

DDA launches 2021 housing scheme, puts 1,354 flats on sale

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Of the 1,354 flats, 254 are high income group flats located in Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Paschim Vihar and Jasola
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Out of the total 1,354 flats up for sale, 230 are HIG in Dwarka and Vasant Kunj, and 704 are MIG category flats in Jasola and Dwarka.(HT File Photo)
Out of the total 1,354 flats up for sale, 230 are HIG in Dwarka and Vasant Kunj, and 704 are MIG category flats in Jasola and Dwarka.(HT File Photo)

DDA to launch housing scheme 2021 today; 1,354 flats to be put up for sale

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
 The scheme is linked to the credit-linked subsidy scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All (Urban).
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Dr Naman Jain posted in the critical care unit at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Dr Naman Jain posted in the critical care unit at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

How an essential worker experienced a pandemic

By Paramita Ghosh | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Had my wife not been brave, it would have been difficult to carry on doing my tasks, says Naman Jain, a doctor in a private hospital’s Covid ward
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A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the market inside Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Flats at Narela in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

DDA to offer 1,210 flats in its new housing scheme in January

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:06 AM IST
The proposals were approved in a meeting, chaired by Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, on Wednesday.
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Additional commissioner of police, crime, Shibesh Singh said they arrested the men following information that some persons involved in the illegal import of drugs from USA using the dark web, would come to Vasant Kunj to supply drugs to one of their contacts.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Additional commissioner of police, crime, Shibesh Singh said they arrested the men following information that some persons involved in the illegal import of drugs from USA using the dark web, would come to Vasant Kunj to supply drugs to one of their contacts.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Delhi Police arrest two drug smugglers, bust international cartel

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Police identified the two arrested men as Avinash Jain, a BBA graduate, and his friend Shashank Gupta, a BCom graduate, both residents of Delhi. Police said they frisked the men after arresting them and confiscated 450 grams of imported marijuana, 100 grams of a toffee containing Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that can be consumed by smoking, and 50 grams of hash.
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Residents of Delhi-NCR are scouting nurseries to buy poinsettias, the favourite plant in December ahead of Christmas. The high demand in early December has lead to an increase in the price of the plant this year.(Photo:Shutterstock)
Residents of Delhi-NCR are scouting nurseries to buy poinsettias, the favourite plant in December ahead of Christmas. The high demand in early December has lead to an increase in the price of the plant this year.(Photo:Shutterstock)

Wanna usher in Christmas cheer with poinsettia? High demand and price might change your plans

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Poinsettia plants are in huge demand in the Christmas month, and are priced higher this year amid Covid-19 pandemic.
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Placement agencies say employers are sceptical about allowing their help to return to work post-lockdown. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Placement agencies say employers are sceptical about allowing their help to return to work post-lockdown. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Domestic workers face Covid test, interviews as they return to work

By Manoj Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:43 AM IST
Even five months after the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions began, thousands of domestic workers — maids, cooks, nannies — have not been able to return to work since employers continue to see them as potential carriers of the coronavirus.
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The DDA had put on sale 18,000 flats, in various categories, in its housing scheme in March, 2019, before the parliamentary elections.(Representational Image)
The DDA had put on sale 18,000 flats, in various categories, in its housing scheme in March, 2019, before the parliamentary elections.(Representational Image)

DDA to start on-site camp to hand out possession letters to allottees

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:47 AM IST
The camp will be held at Vasant Kunj in south Delhi on September 14 and 15. The allotment process, which had started last December, got stalled in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Servers and staff have to wear protective masks as per the guidelines issued while allowing reopening of bars in Delhi.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (For representational purposes only))
Servers and staff have to wear protective masks as per the guidelines issued while allowing reopening of bars in Delhi.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (For representational purposes only))

Delhi to get back into high spirits: Restaurateurs elated to serve, foodies eager to order liquor

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 03:42 PM IST
As the government permits liquor services to reopen on a trial basis from September 9, restaurant owners say this was much needed to recover their losses and foodies feel they can now enjoy a wholesome meal with drink.
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On August 1, a Delhi Police head constable posted to the Defence Colony police station in south Delhi had succumbed to Covid-19.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
On August 1, a Delhi Police head constable posted to the Defence Colony police station in south Delhi had succumbed to Covid-19.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Delhi Police inspector dies of Covid-19

By Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Inspector Sanjay Sharma, a 1997 batch officer, was admitted to the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Vasant Kunj after he developed symptoms a fortnight ago and then tested positive for Covid-19.
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The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

SDMC deseals residential properties after Supreme Court order

By Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The Supreme Court has given three days to unlock properties in Vasant Kunj and Rajokri, which were sealed in March 2019 for unauthorised construction on their premises.
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New Delhi, India - Nov. 6, 2019: A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The apex court expressed its disappointment over a lack of action by authorities in containing air pollution saying “nobody will be spared if found violating rules”. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 6, 2019: A view of the Supreme Court building, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The apex court expressed its disappointment over a lack of action by authorities in containing air pollution saying “nobody will be spared if found violating rules”. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Monitoring panel can’t act against residential properties flouting laws: Supreme Court

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The SC-appointed Monitoring Committee has been spearheading the capital’s crackdown against the use of residential properties for commercial purposes, a move that has seen sealing of illegal business establishments in prominent neighbourhoods such as Defence Colony.
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Delhiites are kicked about being able to hire battery operated Yulu bikes from the comfort of their homes.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)
Delhiites are kicked about being able to hire battery operated Yulu bikes from the comfort of their homes.(Photo: Arvind Yadav/HT)

Unlock 3.0: Delhiites elated to hire battery bikes from doorstep

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 02:15 AM IST
Residents in Delhi-NCR are looking forward to hire battery operated bikes, which are being made available from doorsteps, to travel around the city while following social distancing.
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Ahead of Raksha Bandhan 2020, residents of Delhi-NCR are sending rakhis to doctors and cops, who are fighting the Covid-19 war.(Photo: Arun Mondhe/HT (Picture for representation purpose only))
Ahead of Raksha Bandhan 2020, residents of Delhi-NCR are sending rakhis to doctors and cops, who are fighting the Covid-19 war.(Photo: Arun Mondhe/HT (Picture for representation purpose only))

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Denizens send rakhis to corona warriors

By Aprajita Sharad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Delhi-NCR residents are posting rakhis to doctors and police personnel to thank them for saving their lives from Covid-19.
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A portion of a road caved in near Mahipalpur underpass after heavy rain, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A portion of a road caved in near Mahipalpur underpass after heavy rain, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

3 days, 7 cave-ins: Delhi’s roads fail to withstand heavy rain spells

By Soumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 02:38 AM IST
Delhi traffic police officials said that with two portions on the Mahipalpur route affected, traffic on Thursday was severely hit.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with DCM Manish Sisodia during the Inaugurating Delhi government’s 2nd Plasma Bank at the Lok Nayak Hospital. Photo by RajkRaj(HT Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with DCM Manish Sisodia during the Inaugurating Delhi government’s 2nd Plasma Bank at the Lok Nayak Hospital. Photo by RajkRaj(HT Photo)

Delhi’s second plasma bank inaugurated at LNJP hospital

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:01 PM IST
The third convalescent plasma bank is in the works at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, the biggest healthcare centre in the trans-Yamuna area and has been converted into a dedicated Covid-19 hospital amid the viral outbreak.
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Dilip Pandey, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Timarpur, who is charge of setting up Delhi’s second plasma bank, said it will be smaller than the one at ILBS.(Bloomberg)
Dilip Pandey, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Timarpur, who is charge of setting up Delhi’s second plasma bank, said it will be smaller than the one at ILBS.(Bloomberg)

Capital’s second plasma bank to open at GTB hospital next week

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 03:25 AM IST
The first one at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj was launched on July 2. A dedicated Covid-19 facility, of the 1,500 beds in the hospital, 206 were occupied on Friday evening.
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Subhash Nagpal (extreme left) with his family; (right) donating plasma on his 54th birthday on Tuesday as a tribute to his parents; his mother would perform a ‘havan’ every year on his birthday.
Subhash Nagpal (extreme left) with his family; (right) donating plasma on his 54th birthday on Tuesday as a tribute to his parents; his mother would perform a ‘havan’ every year on his birthday.

Man who lost both parents to Covid donates plasma on his 54th birthday as a tribute to them

By Shiv Sunny | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:51 AM IST
On Tuesday, Nagpal paid what he described as “shradhanjali” (tribute) to his parents. He landed at Delhi’s Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and donated his plasma.The day happened to be 54-year-old Nagpal’s birthday. And it wasn’t a mere coincidence.
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Ambience Mall is committed to providing its patrons a safe mall environment that aligns with high standards of sanitisation and safety protocols.
Ambience Mall is committed to providing its patrons a safe mall environment that aligns with high standards of sanitisation and safety protocols.

Ambience Mall braces up to open after lockdown

UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:39 PM IST
Delhi NCR’s prominent lifestyle destination is ready to open its doors to the city shoppers.
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Many demanded that they should be allowed to remain in home isolation or permitted to hire a private ambulance if their visit to the CCC was mandatory, senior police officers privy to the development said.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Many demanded that they should be allowed to remain in home isolation or permitted to hire a private ambulance if their visit to the CCC was mandatory, senior police officers privy to the development said.(Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Bedlam as patients refuse to travel to Covid-19 centre in crowded ambulance

By Karn Pratap Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:00 AM IST
The patients were reluctant to travel together in the ambulance arranged by the district administration, saying they were afraid of contracting a “heavier viral load from other infected persons”.
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Bricsmath.com is a competition for students of the BRICS countries.(HT)
Bricsmath.com is a competition for students of the BRICS countries.(HT)

GD Goenka Public hosts online Maths event

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Inaugural ceremony of online Maths competition Bricsmath.com held.
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Christian Louboutin is a self-confessed lover of Indian food
Christian Louboutin is a self-confessed lover of Indian food

Hot on the (red) heels of Christian Louboutin!

By Lubna Salim | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 11:35 PM IST
From Kolkata rolls to textiles and masala chai, the French footwear designer lists his love for all things Indian
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The arrested men would allegedly fix the skimming devices and spy cameras in unguarded ATMs in Delhi-NCR, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The arrested men would allegedly fix the skimming devices and spy cameras in unguarded ATMs in Delhi-NCR, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Nigerian ‘priest’ among two arrested for cloning cards in ATMs in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The two were arrested after a brief chase near D1 Market in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj on Friday, and were carrying 37 cards that had already been cloned, and 10 blank cards, apart from a host of devices used in the fraud, said Devender Arya, deputy commissioner of police (south-west).
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Watch: JNU students clash with cops during protest against fee hike

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:02 PM IST
JNU students protested outside the AICTE building in Vasant Kunj against the new hostel manual.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Representational image)(HT file)
Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Representational image)(HT file)

JNU students protest outside Vasant Kunj police station against Vice Chancellor

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Alleging that the varsity administration has proposed an enormous increase in hostel fees, the students held the protest outside Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station after police stopped them from entering the police station.
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The school also appointed the new student council.(HT)
The school also appointed the new student council.(HT)

Scholar badges given at DPS, Vasant Kunj

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Important or interesting events held at Delhi-NCR schools recently.
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is conducting the first-ever study to investigate the factors responsible for stroke, dementia and cognitive dysfunction among residents of South Delhi.(Unsplash)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is conducting the first-ever study to investigate the factors responsible for stroke, dementia and cognitive dysfunction among residents of South Delhi.(Unsplash)

Around 70% elders down with hypertension in posh South Delhi locality

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 03:21 PM IST
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is conducting the first-ever study to investigate the factors responsible for stroke, dementia and cognitive dysfunction among residents of South Delhi.
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When the court order was not complied with, a contempt petition was filed in 2016, alleging 1,615 trees had been missing on the stretch. The contempt plea is pending adjudication and the matter is listed for Jan 13, 2020.(HT FILE)
When the court order was not complied with, a contempt petition was filed in 2016, alleging 1,615 trees had been missing on the stretch. The contempt plea is pending adjudication and the matter is listed for Jan 13, 2020.(HT FILE)

Rampant tree felling for Vasant Kunj road widening, court told

By Richa Banka | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The residents had contended before the Appellate Authority that according to UTTIPEC’s (Unified Traffic And Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre) approved plan maps, only 226 trees needed to be cut instead of 810.
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