Siddhanta Mishra

City of apes needs pied pipers

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has a monkey on its back: it’s not been unable to control the primate population in the city.

13 Aug 2017

Tiff between AIIMS and state health department over number of swine flu deaths in Delhi 

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Health department of the Delhi government got into a heated argument, both stating different numbers of deaths due to Swine flu this year.

08 Aug 2017

Call drops: Towering cellphone crisis to hit Lutyens’ zone

High-profile residents of the area, including diplomats in the Pakistan High Commission, might face a mobile connectivity crisis.

06 Aug 2017

JNU V-C Defends Tank Remark

“It will be wrong to say that a kitchen knife is used for murders, therefore you cannot put it in homes” is how M Jagadesh Kumar, vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), said in his defe

30 Jul 2017

AAP defumigates MCD projects

In the ongoing viral season, checking mosquito breeding in Delhi is crawling as the state government is yet to notify the formation of zonal committees in the corporations

30 Jul 2017

Kanwar Yatra: The uniting walk of faith

It’s the month of Shravan, and the children of Shiva are on the move to take the sacred waters of the Ganga to their myriad temples at home.

23 Jul 2017

Funds go unspent as Delhi looks for urban poor definition

In yet another attempt to step up his pro-poor image, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has decided to push for adoption of clear guidelines to identify the ‘urban poor’ and benefit them.

16 Jul 2017

Where does 235 MG of water in Delhi go everyday?

Delhi Jal Board produces 901 million gallon per day (MGD) water, but only 666 MGD reaches the city residents.

16 Jul 2017

A toast to one for the road

This is every drinker’s road to paradise.

09 Jul 2017

BJP leader Karan Singh Tanwar praises Chief Minister, embarrasses party

Senior Delhi BJP leader Karan Singh Tanwar has recently turned fan of rival party leader Arvind Kejriwal.

09 Jul 2017

Yoga to be larger than life at AIIMS

Directions for the installation of a yoga statue at AIIMS have come from the Ministry of Urban Development, under which the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) functions.

09 Jul 2017

AAP to take left turn for DU students’ union polls

To counter the BJP-backed student union in the upcoming Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) elections, the left parties are contemplating to join hands.

02 Jul 2017

Curious case of capital’s missing trees

The capital’s greenery is running for cover with the survival rate of trees dropping to an abysmal low.

02 Jul 2017

Just one inspector for 56,000 Delhiites makes fuel at pumps dodgy

Delhi, with a population of nearly 1.68 crore has just 30 inspectors against the 60 sanctioned posts.

18 Jun 2017

In the line of fire

If a tragic London-type conflagration breaks out in any of Delhi’s fire-unsafe buildings, an NGT order leaves only 100 of its 250 fire tenders to douse the flames.

18 Jun 2017