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DGCA directs DDA to reduce heights of four residential buildings in Vasant Kunj

  • DGCA has earmarked four buildings- Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Saraswati and asked DDA to reduce the height of the concerned structures to a permissible limit within 60 days
DDA’s notice has put residents of these buildings on edge and the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is planning to appeal against the orders
DDA’s notice has put residents of these buildings on edge and the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is planning to appeal against the orders
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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2 found dead in Vasant Kunj flat, police suspect murder-suicide

Police said the couple’s 16-year-old foster son was studying in an adjacent room when the incident happened.
A 61-year-old man allegedly killed his wife with a blunt object and then hanged himself while their 16-year-old foster son was studying in another room in their house in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj on Thursday evening, police said.
A 61-year-old man allegedly killed his wife with a blunt object and then hanged himself while their 16-year-old foster son was studying in another room in their house in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj on Thursday evening, police said.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 01:50 AM IST
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Fewer reserved ICU beds in private facilities

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
On December 27, the government reduced the ICU beds reservation to 60%(HT PHOTO)
On December 27, the government reduced the ICU beds reservation to 60%(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 02:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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DDA launches 2021 housing scheme, puts 1,354 flats on sale

Of the 1,354 flats, 254 are high income group flats located in Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Paschim Vihar and Jasola
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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DDA to launch housing scheme 2021 today; 1,354 flats to be put up for sale

 The scheme is linked to the credit-linked subsidy scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Housing for All (Urban).
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)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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How an essential worker experienced a pandemic

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
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)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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DDA to offer 1,210 flats in its new housing scheme in January

The proposals were approved in a meeting, chaired by Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, on Wednesday.
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)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 03:06 AM IST
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Delhi Police arrest two drug smugglers, bust international cartel

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 02:21 AM IST
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Wanna usher in Christmas cheer with poinsettia? High demand and price might change your plans

Poinsettia plants are in huge demand in the Christmas month, and are priced higher this year amid Covid-19 pandemic.
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)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Domestic workers face Covid test, interviews as they return to work

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:43 AM IST
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DDA to start on-site camp to hand out possession letters to allottees

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
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)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 10:47 AM IST
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Delhi to get back into high spirits: Restaurateurs elated to serve, foodies eager to order liquor

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.
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))
Published on Sep 04, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat, New Delhi

Delhi Police inspector dies of Covid-19

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.
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))
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava, New Delhi

SDMC deseals residential properties after Supreme Court order

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshish Mishra

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

Unlock 3.0: Delhiites elated to hire battery bikes from doorstep

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.
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)
Published on Jul 30, 2020 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Denizens send rakhis to corona warriors

Delhi-NCR residents are posting rakhis to doctors and police personnel to thank them for saving their lives from Covid-19.
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))
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

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

Delhi traffic police officials said that with two portions on the Mahipalpur route affected, traffic on Thursday was severely hit.
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)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 02:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Pillai and Ashish Mishra

Delhi’s second plasma bank inaugurated at LNJP hospital

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 07:01 PM IST
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Capital’s second plasma bank to open at GTB hospital next week

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 03:25 AM IST
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Man who lost both parents to Covid donates plasma on his 54th birthday as a tribute to them

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.
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.
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 03:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny

Ambience Mall braces up to open after lockdown

Delhi NCR’s prominent lifestyle destination is ready to open its doors to the city shoppers.
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.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Bedlam as patients refuse to travel to Covid-19 centre in crowded ambulance

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”.
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)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKarn Pratap Singh

GD Goenka Public hosts online Maths event

Inaugural ceremony of online Maths competition Bricsmath.com held.
Bricsmath.com is a competition for students of the BRICS countries.(HT)
Bricsmath.com is a competition for students of the BRICS countries.(HT)
Published on Feb 06, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Hot on the (red) heels of Christian Louboutin!

From Kolkata rolls to textiles and masala chai, the French footwear designer lists his love for all things Indian
Christian Louboutin is a self-confessed lover of Indian food
Christian Louboutin is a self-confessed lover of Indian food
Published on Jan 25, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Nigerian ‘priest’ among two arrested for cloning cards in ATMs in Delhi

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).
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
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Watch: JNU students clash with cops during protest against fee hike

JNU students protested outside the AICTE building in Vasant Kunj against the new hostel manual.
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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JNU students protest outside Vasant Kunj police station against Vice Chancellor

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.
Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Representational image)(HT file)
Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 05, 2019 02:39 PM IST
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Scholar badges given at DPS, Vasant Kunj

Important or interesting events held at Delhi-NCR schools recently.
The school also appointed the new student council.(HT)
The school also appointed the new student council.(HT)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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