Delhi

Delhi: This auto driver grows garden atop of auto rickshaw to beat heat

Meet Mahendra Kumar. He is an auto-rickshaw driver based in New Delhi. Yellow and green autorickshaws are ubiquitous on New Delhi's roads but Mahendra Kumar's vehicle stands out -- it has a garden on its roof aimed at keeping passengers cool during the searing summer season.

published on : 17th May 2022

Delhi reports record 49 degree celsius, heatwave soars in northwest India

Recurring heat waves in the city is taking a toll on people as well as the environment. The two city weather stations on Sunday recorded a high of 49 degrees C first-ever such reading in Delhi, said experts. The heat waves are causing higher cases of dehydration, lose motions, high fever and heat rashes, mostly among school-going children, elderly and the labour class, who are the most exposed to heat.

published on : 16th May 2022

WATCH | Delhi : 27 dead after massive fire breaks out in building near mundka metro station

At least 27 people have died after a massive fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building near pillar number 545 at Mundka metro station in west Delhi. According to initial reports it is suspected that an explosion in an AC may have triggered the fire. More than 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

published on : 14th May 2022

Heatwave 2022: If you can't beat the heat, make fun of it! Twitterati respond to soaring mercury

With no respite in sight from the record-breaking heatwave, all that netizens can do is put their creativity to use and make hilarious memes. Over the last few days, Twitter has been flooded with memes venting frustration over the hot weather.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Jahangirpuri demolition drive: NDMC stops anti-encroachment drive following SC order

Bulldozers razed several structures in violence-hit #Jahangirpuri on Wednesday during an anti-encroachment drive by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation but it was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order. The anti-encroachment drive continued even after the Supreme Court directed authorities to stop it. An NDMC official, requesting anonymity, said the drive continued because of the absence of a written order from the Supreme Court.

published on : 20th April 2022

Covid-19: Delhi records 632 new cases; centre writes to 5 states over rising cases

COVID-19 cases in Delhi on April 20th rose 26% to 632 since April 19th. After a steady fall in Covid cases, Delhi has seen a surge in new cases over the last one week. According to the Delhi Health Department's data, the positivity rate registered a nearly three-fold rise between April 11 and 18. On April 11, the positivity rate stood at 2.70%, which jumped to 7.72% on April 18.

published on : 20th April 2022

'Can die for the country': CM Kejriwal on vandalism & violence outside house

If the country's biggest party indulges in hooliganism, it will send out a wrong message and the country cannot progress in such a scenario, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, a day after BJP's youth wing members allegedly vandalised property outside his residence. The BJP's youth wing damaged property outside the residence of Kejriwal on Wednesday during a protest against his remarks on 'The Kashmir Files' film.

published on : 31st March 2022

Manish Sisodia presents Rs 75,800 crore 'Rozgar Budget' for Delhi

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday presented a Rs 75,800 crore budget in the Assembly for the financial year 2022-23. "Delhi's economy is recovering gradually from the impact of COVID-19. The budget allocation for 2022-23 is Rs 75,800 crore," Sisodia said in his budget speech. The budget size for the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 69,000 crore.

published on : 26th March 2022

World Air Quality Report 2021: Delhi continues to be most polluted capital city for fourth year

Sixty-three of the world's 100 most polluted cities are in India, according to the World Air Quality Report 2021, prepared by Swiss organisation IQAir, released on Tuesday. Delhi remains the most polluted capital city in the world for the fourth consecutive year. 

published on : 23rd March 2022

Delhi lifts weekend curfew, ends odd-even rule, allows cinemas and restaurants to reopen

Bringing relief to many city residents, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday lifted the weekend curfew and the odd-even rule for markets and malls, considering the declining trend in Covid cases and positivity rate in the past one week.

published on : 27th January 2022

'No lockdown for now': Arvind Kejriwal urges people not to panic amid COVID spike

The national capital will report around 22,000 fresh COVID cases today, announced the chief minister #ArvindKejriwal on Jan 9th. Kejriwal returned to work on Jan 9th after he had tested COVID positive and was under home isolation for five days. Talking about the rising cases in the city, he urged people to not panic because the situation this year is comparatively better as it was last year.

published on : 10th January 2022

Delhi: Fire breaks out at Chandni Chowk Market opposite Red Fort

A fire broke out at Lajpat Rai market opposite the Red Fort here early on Thursday, #Delhi Fire Service officials said. No casualties have been reported.

published on : 6th January 2022

Third COVID wave has hit Delhi, sudden surge of cases expected

The third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hit Delhi and the city is expected to record 10,000 new cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 10 per cent, city Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.

published on : 5th January 2022

Cinemas shut, 50% seating on Metro: Delhi sounds yellow alert, clamps curbs over rising Covid cases

A yellow alert has been sounded in Delhi and some restrictions imposed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in view of the rising number of Covid cases in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. The Level-1 or YellowAlert for Covid restrictions has been imposed due to the surge in coronavirus cases. 

published on : 28th December 2021

Over 3,000 doctors stir outside Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, set to meet Health Minister today

Doctors from across all government hospitals in Delhi have gathered at Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, to register their protest against the delay in the NEET PG counselling and the manhandling done by Delhi police against agitating doctors on Monday.

published on : 28th December 2021
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