Traffic hit as dense fog reduces visibility to zero in Delhi

New Delhi: A thick blanket of fog reduced visibility to zero meters in the national capital on Saturday, affecting traffic movement, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. This is the third time this season, after December 8 and January 1, that visibility has dropped to zero meters in the city.

Delhi duo stage fake kidnapping inspired by popular web series

New Delhi: Inspired by a popular web series, two 22-year-old cousins staged a fake kidnapping and demanded a ransom of Rs two lakh from their family, police said on Wednesday.

24 crows found dead in Jasola park in Delhi, triggers bird flu scare

Newdelhi: Amid bird flu scare in the national capital, at least 24 crows have been found dead at a district park in south Delhi's Jasola in the past three days and 10 ducks have died at the famous Sanjay Lake, officials said on Saturday (January 9)

Tents waterlogged, blankets soaked, but farmers determined

New Delhi: The farmers protesting against the new farm laws at Delhi borders woke up to a difficult morning as tents were waterlogged and firewood and blankets soaked due to overnight rains. Cold conditions worsened and continuous rains led to waterlogging at the agitation venues.

PM Modi to flag off India’s first fully automated driverless train tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India's first fully-automated driverless train service on December 28

Kejriwal tears copies of farm laws, tells Centre ‘don’t be worse than the...

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday (December 17), attacked the Centre, saying the farm laws have been made to ensure poll funding for the BJP and not for the benefit of the farmers

Delhi assembly session on Thursday likely to be stormy

New Delhi: The Delhi assembly's one-day session on Thursday is likely to witness stormy scenes, with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gearing up to raise an alleged scam of Rs 2,500 crore in the BJP-ruled city municipal corporations during the sitting. The AAP has 62 MLAs in the 70-member assembly, while the BJP has eight members. Leader of Opposition Ramv...

Delhi High Court restrains AIIMS nurses from continuing with strike

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (December 15) restrained the nurses union of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from continuing with their indefinite strike over some long pending demands, including those regarding the Sixth Central Pay Commission and against contractual appointments.


Palanisamy to meet Modi on Jan 19, may seal tie-up with BJP for state polls

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palanisamy is likely to discuss electoral alliance between the AIADMK and BJP for the forthcoming assembly elections when he calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 (Tuesday). Though the two parties have discussed an alliance earlier, this is likely to be the most definitive meeting in which the two leaders are likely to seal one in principle.

Day 1, missed target: 3 lakh intended, only 1.65 lakh get COVID vaccination

The day 1 of India’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 – arguably the largest in the world – went as smoothly as it could with as many as 1.65 lakh getting the shot on Saturday (January 16) in over 3,000 dedicated centres.

14 adverse cases on Day 1 of COVID vaccination drive in Maharashtra

As many as 14,000 beneficiaries, or about 50 per cent of the planned beneficiaries, received the shots on Saturday, Day 1.

TRP scam: Former BARC chief Partho Dasgupta in hospital

Partho Dasgupta, the ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), and an accused in the Television Ratings Point (TRP) scam, had to be admitted to JJ hospital in Mumbai on Friday night (January 15).

TMC MLAs, minister take vaccine in Bengal, trigger controversy

Amidst some minor glitches and controversy, COVID-19 vaccination drive by and large went on smoothly across 207 centers in West Bengal on Saturday (January 16)




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AAP’s Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest at Amit Shah’s hous...

Delhi Police on Sunday detained Raghav Chadha, Atishi and several other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs and leaders ahead of a planned protest in Delhi against alleged misappropriation of funds by the BJP-ruled municipal corporations.

Police just watched as ‘BJP goons’ attacked Sisodia’s home, says AAP

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday (December 10) alleged that “BJP goons” attacked Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s family at his house when in his absence. The party shared CCTV footage of the incident.

Delhi set to record coldest November in a decade: IMD data

Newdelhi: The national capital is all set to record coldest November in at least 10 years, with the mean minimum temperature for the month this year hovering around 10 degrees Celsius, according to India Meteorological Department data.

Farmers clash with cops at Haryana-Punjab border, toss barricades into river

A massive army of farmers marching towards the national capital defied tear gas and water cannons and threw police barricades into the river to storm their way across the Haryana-Delhi border at Shambhu near Ambala, to participate in protests in the national capital against the Centre’s farm laws. While water cannons and tear gas shells lobbed b...

Umar Khalid exploited Sharjeel Imam’s fanaticism, oratory skills: Delhi police

Newdelhi: JNU student Sharjeel Imam’s “religious fanaticism” coupled with his academic legacy and sharp oratory skills was the "perfect combination" that his mentor Umar Khalid was looking to exploit, police has alleged in its supplementary charge-sheet filed in a case related to the Northeast Delhi riots. It further alleged that for the “deeply communal”...

After HC rap over COVID, Delhi gets strict: ₹2,000 fine for not wearing mask

Rapped by the Delhi High Court for not acting fasting enough to check the third wave of coronavirus disease in the capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 2,000 fine, up from the current Rs 500, for those caught without masks.

Centre ramps up testing, bed capacity as Delhi battles COVID wave

Door-to-door survey, mobile testing vans, deployment of more doctors and paramedics, as well as equipping hospitals with additional ICU beds, ventilators and BIPAP machines are among the key troubleshooting measures taken by the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday (November 18) to check the rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi. According to the Union Ho...

HC cites right to health to uphold Delhi Chhath Puja ban

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (November 18) dismissed a petition challenging the ban on holding of Chhath Puja at public places, like ponds and riverbank, in Delhi, due to COVID-19, citing right to health

No lockdown needed in Delhi due to third COVID-19 wave: Health minister

In the wake of a third wave of COVID-19 infections in Delhi, state health minister Satyendar Jain on Monday (November 16) clarified that the national capital will not be put under another lockdown as it will not be effective anymore. “There will be no re-imposition of lockdown in Delhi. I don't think it will be an effective step now, wearing of ...

Delhi air quality ‘severe’ as residents defy ban on firecrackers on Diwali

‘The magnitude of PM2.5 within the severe category is found to be more than predicted tending to suggest that significant local additional emissions (probably firecracker related) during yesterday night’ said SAFAR

Police file FIR against YouTuber for cheating ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner

The Delhi police on Saturday (November 7) registered an FIR against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly cheating 'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner Kanta Prasad (80). In October, Wasan had shot a video of Prasad and his wife, Badami Devi, talking about how running their eatery in Malviya Nagar, Delhi, was getting difficult without customers who had stopped c...

CM Kejriwal gears up for ‘third wave’ of COVID-19 infection in Delhi

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sounded the alarm bells of a “third wave” of Covid-19 outbreak in the capital.

Festive season, air pollution responsible for record daily COVID cases in Delhi, says...

The Delhi government has blamed the festive season, the beginning of winter and worsening air pollution for the surge in COVID-19 cases in national capital, which has been reporting record numbers of daily infections.

COVID: Delhi records single-day spike of 5K amid festivities, pollution

The national capital on Friday (October 30) recorded the biggest single-day rise of 5,891 COVID-19 cases, which took its infection tally to over 3.81 lakh, while the positivity rate shot up to nearly 10 per cent amid festivities and rising pollution in the city. This was the third consecutive day when more than 5,000 cases were reported in a day...

Centre introduces new law through ordinance to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: In a bid to tackle the persistent problem of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the Centre has introduced a new law through an ordinance which comes into force with immediate effect.

Pollution levels rise, Delhi air quality inches closer to ‘severe’ catego...

New Delhi: The national capital's overall air quality inched closer to the severe category on Thursday morning as pollution levels rose sharply after a marginal reduction, primarily due to calm winds and spike in farm fires.

Stubble burning: SC suspends committee after Centre assures new legislation

The Supreme Court on Monday (October 26) suspended the one-man committee which was appointed to monitor steps taken to tackle stubble burning in Delhi’s neighbouring states.

Construction of new Parliament building to begin in December

New Delhi: The construction of the new Parliament building will begin in December and the will likely be completed in two years by October 2022. All sessions of Parliament will then be held in the new building, which will offer greater space than the existing building for members. The ground-breaking ceremony has been planned for December. 

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘very poor’, will deteriorate further i...

New Delhi: Delhi's air quality remained in the "very poor" category on Saturday (October 24) with the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 346.

Switch off vehicle engines at signals, says Kejriwal as Delhi pollution soars

New Delhi: On a day when the air quality turned ‘very poor’, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a campaign urging motorists to help fight air pollution that peaks around this time of the year mainly due to the burning of stubble by farmers in the neighbouring states.