Somrita Ghosh

Snakes & ladders game in fight against pandemic

Setting up plasma banks, promoting home isolation and levying higher fines for not wearing masks, Delhi government went all out 

03 Mar 2021

Delhi government's eptic tank scheme remains a non-starter

With regards to the funds spent on the scheme, the RTI reply revealed that no fund was utilised in 2019-2020 while only Rs 7 lakh was used in 2020-2021.

27 Feb 2021

This AIIMS doctor ‘donates’ life to child from Bihar

The doctor added that he didn’t know any personal details of the patient apart that he was admitted at the AIIMS.

26 Feb 2021

'He is alive, that is enough for us': Survived Northeast Delhi riots but broken beyond repair

According to official data, over 500 people were injured during the northeast Delhi riots last year.

24 Feb 2021

Despite Centre's nod, wary Delhiites reluctant to buy Patanjali's Coronil kit

Yoga guru Ramdev’s Coronil kit, which is in the middle of a controversy over its approval by the Centre for the treatment of Covid-19, seems to have found only a few takers in the capital.  

24 Feb 2021

Never-ending wait for Northeast Delhi communal riots relief

Besides non-monetary compensation and financial loss, another factor that has hit the shop owners here is a reduced workforce.

23 Feb 2021

Widows with children struggling to find permanent source of income

Naazish, a resident of Loni in northeast Delhi, had lost her husband, Jamaluddin, last year in the communal riots.

23 Feb 2021

Delhi government departments flouting rule, personal details of RTI applicants online

As per the RTI rules, all public authorities are to disclose RTI applications and appeals received and their responses, on the websites maintained by them with search facility based on key words.

18 Feb 2021

With second jab of vaccine, beneficiaries in Delhi feel shielded against COVID-19

It was a Saturday when Sulochana Kataria received her first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at the GB Pant Hospital in the city.

14 Feb 2021

CM’s office spent Rs 32 lakh on breakfast, lunch in last three years, reveals RTI

 As per the Right to Information request filed by activist Vivek Pandey, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has spent about Rs 9 to Rs 11 lakh each year on these expenses. 

11 Feb 2021

Delhi sees zero COVID-19 death after nearly nine months, CM Kejriwal wants no drop in guard

Delhi reported 100 fresh COVID-19 infections, 144 recoveries and zero deaths. Delhi's death toll due to coronavirus stands at 10,882, with 1,052 active cases.

10 Feb 2021

Cancer fund down by half last year: RTI

The reply under the Right to Information query filed by activist Vivek Pandey stated that Rs  50 crore was sanctioned for the cancer patient beneficiary scheme last year.

05 Feb 2021

Lok Nayak Hospital given Rs 46 cr for coronavirus management

Rajiv Gandhi hospital got Rs 24 cr to tackle pandemic, Rs 9 cr for GTB under Delhi State Health Mission, reveals RTI

04 Feb 2021

Fifth Covid-19 sero-survey result suggests Delhi in comfortable position: Experts

The results, announced, show that 56.13 per cent of the Delhi's population has attained antibodies against Covid-19.

03 Feb 2021

Delhi gardener utilises Covid lockdown period, beautifies unused school land as kitchen garden

Utilising the lockdown period, Jagdish has transformed a piece of unused land inside the school into a kitchen garden in the past nine months.

01 Feb 2021