In view of the Bharatbandh call by some organisations as a protest against the Agnipath scheme, security has been beefed up in several states. Tight security forces are deployed in Bihar, Vijayawada, West Bengal's Howrah and Punjab to tackle any crisis that may arise. Parts of Delhi witnessed traffic jams as several roads were blocked ahead of the Congress' protest against the Agnipath and ongoing Rahul Gandhi's ED grilling.
The Delhi Police has provided security to suspended BJP spokesperson #nupursharma and her family after an FIR was registered on a complaint that she was getting death threats over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.