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Delhi govt designates Lok Nayak Hospital as dedicated facility for ‘Omicron’ variant cases

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi government has designated Lok Nayak Hospital as a dedicated hospital to treat patients infected with the new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’.As per the order issued by the Health and Family Department of the Delhi government, the decision has been taken following the new guidelines by the Central government for international travellers in the context of the new variant. “Lok Nayak Hospital will designate one or more separate wards ( as per need) for isolating and treating such patients…It is hereby directed that no COVID-18 patient of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 will be denied admission on any ground,” the order stated.The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new variant of the coronavirus, was first reported in Botswana on November 11, 2021, and appeared on November 14 in South Africa. It has been declared a variant of concern by the World Health…

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Delhi’s peak power demand in winter may go upto 5,400 MW, surpassing last two years

New Delhi [India]: Delhi’s peak power demand this winter can go upto 5,400 MW, surpassing the peak winter demand of both 2019 and 2020. Last year, it had peaked at 5,021 MW and 5,343 in 2019.The peak winter power demand in BRPL and BYPL areas had reached 2,091 MW and 1,107 MW respectively during last winter. This year, it is expected to reach 2,315 MW and 1,140 MW for BRPL and BYPL respectively. According to officials, “BSES discoms are fully geared to ensure adequate power availability for its around 46 lakh consumers during the winter months. The back-bone of BSES’ power-supply arrangements during the winter months includes long-term agreements from power plants; including Hydro and Delhi-based gas-fuelled generating stations.”Additionally, BSES is also receiving 440+ MW of solar power from SECI, 250 MW of wind power, 25 MW from Waste-to-Energy. It is also being helped…

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Delhi bound SpiceJet flight offloads passenger for disruptive behaviour

New Delhi [India] : SpiceJet flight SG 8169 (Guwahati-Delhi) offloaded a passenger on Sunday after he repeatedly got off his seat and created a ruckus. According to a SpiceJet Spokesperson,” After repeated attempts to pacify him failed and co-passengers told the crew that they were not ready to fly with the said passenger on board.”, he said. “The aircraft was brought back to the bay where airport security officials along with SpiceJet staff deplaned the passenger and handed him over to the CISF.”, he further added. The flight departed thereafter.  Meanwhile on Saturday, Bengaluru-Patna Go First flight with 139 passengers and crew members on board made an emergency land at Nagpur airport due to a technical glitch.

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Delhi wakes up to shallow fog

New Delhi [India] : Amid deteriorating air quality, the residents of the national capital woke up to shallow fog on Sunday morning with visibility in the range of 500-1000 metres only, as per the Indian Meteorological Department.The IMD has earlier predicted that Delhi will witness shallow fog till December 1. “No fog conditions reported at 0530 hrs IST of Today. Moderate Fog with visibility of the order of 200m reported at Lucknow and Gaya. Shallow fog with visibility in the range of 500-1000 m is being reported at Delhi,” IMD tweeted today.Meanwhile, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday morning stood at 372 in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi today recorded a minimum temperature of 11.2 degrees Celsius (°C).As per SAFAR, the air quality…

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Manish Sisodia likely to address ‘important’ press conference in Delhi today

New Delhi [India]: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is likely to address an important press conference on Saturday.According to sources, Sisodia will address the press conference at 12.30 pm on Saturday from party headquarters in New Delhi. Meanwhile, sources have also informed the senior Congress leader from Delhi, Mukesh Goel is likely to join AAP on Saturday.Notably, AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Chandigarh in Punjab on Saturday to express support to protesting teachers in Mohali.

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Delhi Police arrests accused in Swaroop Nagar murder case

New Delhi [India]: Three persons accused of murder in Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar were arrested by Delhi Police on Thursday. One of the arrested accused includes the younger brother of the deceased, according to Delhi Police.The younger brother Monu told the police that his elder brother Sonu used to consume smack and the family members were tired of giving him money. Therefore, he hatched a plot with his friends to kill his brother. According to the police, Monu filed the missing report of Sonu in the Jahangirpuri area. The family members recovered his body from the ruins of Swaroop Nagar, after which the police was informed about the same.On being informed, the police registered a case and started scrutinizing the CCTV footage. Sonu was seen alongside two boys, identified as Sunny and Tushar, who happened to be Monu’s friends.On questioning, the accused revealed that Monu…

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport on Thursday

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday at 1 pm.The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore. The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024.Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister had said that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.“Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 PM, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,”…

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CBI files 3rd chargesheet against defence officers in connection with navy classified info leak

New Delhi [India] : Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against the serving and the retired Defence officers in connection with navy classified information leak, informed sources.As per the sources, “CBI on November 20 filed the third charge sheet against the serving and retired Defence officers. in connection with Navy classified information leak.” “Six people have been arrested in the case and two charge sheets have already been filed into the matter so far”, informed the sources.

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IRCTC restores catering services in premium trains

New Delhi [India] : In a significant step towards the restoration of passenger services, the Indian Railways now decided to serve freshly cooked food in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Tejas, and Gatiman Express trains.In this regard, an order already has been issued to all concerned departments and stakeholders. The order said that the matter has been examined and it has been decided to resume cooked foods in trains.According to this order, Zonal Railways will verify the catering charges to be realized based on services being provided and the applicable rate list and feed the same in the PRS software for enabling booking/opting out of Catering services, from ARP date, at the time of booking of tickets.“Presently, it will be applicable for only Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Tejas and Gatiman category of trains. For those passengers, who already booked tickets in advance, some…

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Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ category, AQI drops to 280

New Delhi [India]: The air quality significantly improved from the “very poor” to the “poor” category on Wednesday for the first time in the last 10 days, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 280 today. Several areas in the national capital including ITO, Lodhi Road, and Mathura Road recorded air quality in “very poor” air with an AQI of 333, 303, and 346 while the AQI at Anand Vihar and Jahangirpuri were in the “severe” category with an AQI 422 and 436 respectively.As per the SAFAR, the PM 10 levels were recorded at 58 in the ‘satisfactory’ category and PM 2.5 levels were recorded at 38 in the ‘satisfactory’ category.The air pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR) fluctuated between “very poor” and “poor”. Gurugram and Noida recorded AQI…

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Air Force chief, Navy chief designate receive Param Vishisht Seva Medal

New Delhi [India] : Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari and Navy chief designate Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar were awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal from President Ram Nath Kovind in an investiture ceremony on Tuesday.Ace fighter pilot Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari took charge as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30, while the Centre, earlier on November 9, announced that Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar will take charge as the Navy chief from November 30. Kumar will take over Admiral KB Singh who is superannuating after a 30-month tenure. 

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Congress leader Kirti Azad to join TMC in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Kirti Azad will join Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday at 5 pm in the national capital, informed sources.On December 23, 2015, he was suspended from BJP for openly targeting Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities and corruption in Delhi and District Cricket Association and later in 2018 he joined the Congress. A cricketer-turned-politician, Azad was elected to Lok Sabha thrice from Darbhanga in Bihar. He had fought the 2014 general elections on a BJP ticket.Azad was a part of the World Cup-winning Indian team in 1983.The development comes amid West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Delhi, who is slated to be in the national capital till November 25.Banerjee’s visit to the capital is taking place days ahead of the winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to begin on November 29.She will meet Prime…

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Delhi government lifts ban on construction, demolition activities

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a high-level meeting with senior government officials on Monday to chalk out plans to curb the air pollution in the city.The Delhi Government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in view of an improvement in the air quality, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on November 22. Senior officials will provide details of the number of challans issued to vehicles that do not have pollution certificates in the city.The officials are focusing on ways to encourage people to use public transport so that number of private vehicles can be reduced thereby lessening the emission of pollutants from the vehicles in the atmosphere.The air quality in the national capital continues to remain in the ‘very poor’ category for the ninth consecutive day on Monday, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather…

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Delhi HC, District courts resume physical hearings

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court and the seven district courts completely resume the physical hearings on Monday.However, the Court has permitted the hybrid or video conferencing hearing to those where a request to such effect is made by any of the parties or their counsel. The Court last week has also issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and regulations relating to entry in the court blocks for attending physical hearings and virtual conferencing hearings.According to the SOP, the entry into the court block, for the purposes of attending physical hearings and VC hearings shall stand restricted to only one advocate accompanied by one junior intern per party whose ‘Vakalatnama’ is on record or who has been duly authorized by such advocate to appear and whose case is listed for hearing that day. The senior Counsel engaged by any such advocate.The registered clerk…

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Delhi schools to stay shut till further orders due to air pollution

New Delhi [India]: All schools in Delhi will remain shut for physical classes till further orders due to rising levels of air pollution in the national capital, said the Directorate of Education, Delhi on Sunday.Education will, however, continue with the help of online classes. “The Department of Environment, GNCTD vide order F. NO. 10 (13)/ENV/2020/Pt-2/5214- 5243 dated November 17, 2021 has directed to close all the schools with immediate effect tillfurther orders of the Commission For Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas. Therefore, in pursuance of the above-mentioned order, all the Government, Government Aided, Unaided Recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will remain closed till further orders. However, Online teaching-learning activities and the examinations for Board classes would be conducted as per guidelines issued earlier vide Circular No. DE.23 ( 28 )/Sch.Br./2021/637 dated 14.11.2021,” reads the order.All…

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‘Centre should apologize to farmers’ : Manish Sisodia

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the Centre should have repealed the three farm laws a year ago and urged the government to apologize to farmers.This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day announced the repeal of the three Central farm laws. “The central government should have taken this decision a year ago. The farmers struggled for a year protesting on the roads in winter, rain, and even in times of COVID-19 pandemic and dengue outbreak. The government should apologize for this. The government should also apologize to families of farmers who died during the protests. The government should also apologize for remarks on farmers calling them terrorists, Khalistanis,” Sisodia told ANI.Taking to Twitter, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader congratulated the farmers on the success of their movement.“Congratulations to the farmers and…

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Param Bir Singh’s plea for protection against arrest to be heard only after he discloses his whereabouts: SC

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose his whereabouts. The Apex Court said that it will hear Singh’s plea for protection against arrest only after he tells which part of the country or the world he is in.The court asked Singh’s lawyer to inform his whereabouts and posted the matter for hearing on November 22. Last month in October, the investigating agencies had said that the former Commissioner of Mumbai Police may have left the country either before a Lookout Circular (LOC) was issued by Maharashtra Police or he travelled on a forged passport. According to the officers, the Maharashtra Police issued LOC two months after Parmbir Singh went on leave. Singh was allegedly named in several FIRs registered against him under various IPC sections. There were also two pending enquiries against him…

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Delhi’s AQI stagnant in ‘very poor’ category, stands at 362

New Delhi [India]: Delhi’s air quality continues to be in the ‘very poor’ category for the fifth consecutive day today, according to the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).However, the overall Air Quality Index reduced from 379 on Wednesday to 362 today. Meanwhile, announcing emergency measures to reduce pollution, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said that there will be 100 per cent work from home for the government departments till November 21.Construction and demolition work has also been banned till November 21 in Delhi, while schools and other educational institutes will remain closed in the national capital until further orders, Rai informed.Addressing the media after a high-level meeting for strict implementation of the suggestions of the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), Rai said, “We have given instructions for a ban on the entry of all vehicles in…

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in Delhi, Haryana

New Delhi [India]: The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations in the case of a Fintech company providing instant short term personal loan through Mobile App, informed the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT).As per an official statement from the CBDT, searches were conducted on November 9 at the business and residential premises in Delhi and Gurugram. During the search, it was revealed that the company has been allegedly charging a very high processing fee at the time of disbursement of loans. “This results into effective higher burden of compensation on the borrowers,” the statement said.CBDT said that the said company is held by a group based in Cayman Island, ultimately controlled by an individual of a neighboring country. The company has brought in India nominal initial capital by way of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) but took substantial working capital loans…

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Delhi temp drops to 10 degrees celsius

New Delhi [India]: Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius (°C) on Tuesday, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD).The maximum temperature for the day was 27 degrees Celsius. In the meantime, Delhi’s Air quality continues to be in the ‘very poor’ category for the fourth consecutive day today, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) reduced from 396 from Tuesday to 379.

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CAIT to hold nationwide protests in 1000 cities

New Delhi [India] : The Confederation of All India Traders on Monday said that it would hold protests on November 17 in around 1000 cities across the country over the drug peddling gang using e-commerce sites to supply marijuana.Earlier, Madhya Pradesh police busted a racket of marijuana that was being sold as curry leaves via the Amazon e-commerce portal. “On November 17, we are going to hold protests in around 1000 cities across the country over this matter. Through the protest, we would request the government to take cognizance of the matter and that the action be taken on an immediate basis,” said Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a press conference.“We will be sending a letter to all the chief ministers of states in which we would request that the way this happened in Madhya Pradesh, there are…

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SC asks Centre to convene emergency meeting with NCR states on air pollution

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to call for an “emergency meeting” on November 16 with Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh and sought an action plan to curb the air pollution in Delhi-NCR.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant concluded that the major culprits of air pollution in the national capital are construction activities, industries, power plants, and vehicular transportation apart from stubble burning in some areas. It said that the hue and cry over farmers stubble burning is without factual basis as according to Centre it contributed to less than 10 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi.The Bench directed the Centre that its Committee, set up to look into air pollution issue, convene an emergency meeting with Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and…

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Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi’s air quality on Sunday improved marginally as the air quality in the national capital reached ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 386 (overall), according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).Meanwhile, the pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially Noida and Gurugram, also remained worrisome. Noida reported AQI in the ‘hazardous’ category at 536, while the air quality in Gurugram was at the upper end of ‘severe’ category at 423. As per SAFAR’s bulletin, the AQI is likely to improve in two day “as winds at transport level (925 mb) are slowing down resulting in lesser intrusion of farm fires related pollutants into Delhi.”“However, as local winds are becoming calm and minimum temperature is decreasing further, preventing efficient dispersion of pollutants leading to improvement of air quality to the…

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SC suggests Centre to declare two-day lockdown in Delhi to tackle pollution

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Saturday suggested the Centre for a two days lockdown to tackle air pollution in the national capital.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Raman, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said, “Tell us how we can reduce AQI from 500 at least by 200 points. Take some urgent measures. Can you think of two days lockdown or something? How can people live?” The Apex Court said that air quality in Delhi is in the ‘severe’ category and in another two to three days it will dip further.The Court asked the Centre to take an emergency decision. “We will look at a long term solution later,” the Court added.Supreme Court told Centre during a hearing on plea on air pollution in Delhi – little children have to go to school in this weather, we are exposing…

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Visibility in Delhi to remain poor for next 3 due to smog: IMD

New Delhi [India] : The visibility in Delhi will remain poor for the next three days due to fog and smog, said Senior Scientist of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Jenamani said, “Delhi today witnessed low visibility due to fog and smoke conditions. Visibility was around 600-800 meters till 12 noon. Visibility to remain poor for the next three days in Delhi.” A layer of smog shrouded Delhi-NCR on Friday as the air quality in Delhi continued to remain under the “very poor” category.The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) under the Ministry of Earth Science reported that the air quality is in the ‘very poor’ category in Delhi with an air quality index (AQI) of 390.Further, while speaking about the situation of incessant rainfall in Tamil Nadu, the senior scientist informed that the department has withdrawn a ‘red alert’…

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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India] : The air quality index in the national capital region remained in the “very poor” category on Thursday. Since Diwali, the air quality in the national capital has deteriorated, with the present AQI at 360.Delhi residents blamed the burning of crackers on Diwali for the persistent pollution in the air and complained about rising health problems. A cyclist from Delhi told ANI, “I could not see the road. But since we prefer morning or early hours for cycling, it is not a problem. By 6.00 am, the pollution increases due to vehicles. The pollution has increased compared to the last month due to Diwali. I think Diwali and burning of crackers have led to increased pollution.”Another Delhi resident, Naresh Kumar Khanna said, “We have difficulty in walking due to fog, and it is going to increase gradually.”He said people should exercise…

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Advancing India-US Education Partnership

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the US is a natural ally to India in forging new-age knowledge partnerships.While speaking during a virtual roundtable on ‘Advancing India-US Education Partnership’ on Wednesday, Pradhan said, “India and the US share strong linkages in the education sector. There is an immense potential to further deepen collaborations and build knowledge partnerships, especially in interlinking industry, academia and policy makers of both our countries.” He also said that India’s National Education Policy 2020 has opened new pathways for India and the US to work together and facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships in research, two-way mobility of students and teachers, institute-to-institute collaborations, among others.“PM in his address at the COP26 summit in Glasgow has asserted that India will aim to achieve NetZero by 2070. To fulfil these ambitions in letter and…

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Delhi Petrol Association writes to CM, demands cutting VAT on fuel

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Petrol Dealers Association has written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to reduce value-added tax (VAT) in the national capital, stating that a higher tax on fuel is resulting in losses to petrol pump owners and may adversely affect the revenue of Delhi.Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Anurag Narain, president of the association, said, “We appeal to CM Arvind Kejriwal to cut VAT in Delhi as we are incurring a loss. As petrol and diesel have become cheaper in neighbouring cities like Gurgaon, Noida or Ghaziabad, people are going to these places for refilling, causing huge loss to us.” He further said, “Earlier, we used to sell 13 crore litres of petrol every month. But due to higher VAT in Delhi, our sales have plummeted to almost half. This is causing a huge loss to us.”“The…

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Chhath permission at ITO ghat denied by Delhi govt to hide its failures: BJP

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Verma on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government for not allowing Chhath Puja celebrations at the ITO Ghat.His remarks came after Delhi Police asked the devotees to vacate the Yamuna Ghat. “People will come here for Puja and will see the failures of the Delhi government. That is why they have not given permission. Chhath Puja is being celebrated at thousands of spots across Delhi, but why not here at the ITO Ghat which is the oldest ghat in Delhi and comes under the Delhi government,” Verma said.“I urge everyone to come here and perform the Puja, we will take care of your security. I will not go from here till Puja is concluded,” he added.The issue over Chhath celebrations intensified after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in September, prohibited celebrations of Chhath Puja…

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Assembly polls 2022: BJP to reach out to women voters in Punjab, Manipur, Goa

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chalked out a strategy to reach out to women voters for poll-bound states of Punjab, Manipur and Goa by creating awareness regarding various Central government schemes and welfare measures. In Punjab, the party will target women involved in the agriculture sector. “They understand the value of Rs 6000 per year. Even when cultivation takes place normally, women pledge their gold. Now women don’t have to do that. We would like to connect with them,” stated Vanathi Srinivasan, President of BJP Mahila Morcha.In Goa, where most women are involved in the service sector, there will be an attempt to empower them through government schemes like Start up India and Skill India. “Focus will be to ensure these measures reach out to self-help groups and start ups,” she said. In Uttarakhand, self-help…

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Enhancing capabilities of Indian army

New Delhi [India] : Stressing on the disruptive technologies that are responsible for transforming the character of the modern world, Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Monday said that enhancing capabilities of the armed forces is imperative given the country’s active and disputed borders with two neighbours.“Disruptive technologies are transforming the character of the modern world, faster than ever before… Given our active borders and disputed borders in the North and East with our two neighbours, capability development remains a national imperative,” Army Chief said while addressing a webinar. The Indian Army has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG-N), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, informed a defence ministry release.This MoU will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the fields of emerging technologies for the development of GIS and IT-based Enterprise Resource…

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Dengue situation in Delhi worsened this year compared to 2021, says health expert

New Delhi [India]: The senior consultant at the department of medicine in Sri Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the situation of dengue in Delhi has worsened this year as compared to the previous year.Speaking to ANI, Pooja Khosla, Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Sri Ganga Ram hospital said, “The situation of dengue has worsened this year as compared to the previous year. “Last year, people were careful because COVID-19 restrictions were there. This year, the situation has worsened in the last four to five weeks. There are more than 1,500 dengue cases in Delhi.” “There is a type of ‘complicated dengue’ in which the patients have a high fever, bleeding complications, breathlessness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting etc. They directly lead to ICUs as they need blood, oxygen support,” she added.Khosla said some people also get infected with dengue without symptoms and their Immunoglobulin…

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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan awarded Padma Bhushan

New Delhi [India] : Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was awarded the Padma Bhushan by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.Veteran politician Mahajan was the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party and represented the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh from 1989 to 2019. Padma Bhushan is the country’s third-highest civilian award, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of the highest order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.119…

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Central Pollution Control Board suggests measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India] : Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday suggested measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR through the implementation of a Graded Response Action Plan for the city.As per the official notification of the pollution control board, a Sub-committee convened a meeting on Monday and reviewed air quality status as well as meteorological and air pollution forecasts for Delhi-NCR. “As per IMD’s forecast, winds are expected to be northwesterly for the next five days which may possibly lead to a high contribution of stubble burning. In addition, unfavourable meteorology may cause air quality to fluctuate between ‘severe and higher end of the very poor category’ in the coming days,” read the notification.The CPCB has directed the concerned agencies to strictly enforce actions based on the decisions made by the sub-committee.Actions under ‘severe category’, in addition to steps listed under ‘very poor’…

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Ghats being cleaned, final prepartions for Chhath underway in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : With the commencement of the four-day Chhath festival with ‘Nahay Khay’ on Monday, the ghats of the national capital are being cleaned as the last-minute preparations for the festival are underway.Amid the toxic foam, people also took a dip in the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj in Delhi on the first day of Chhath Puja.Randheer Kumar said, President of Chhath Puja Samiti of Vikas Nagar area said that though the number of COVID-19 cases is lesser than the previous year, they are ensuring that the people follow all the necessary precautions. “Chhath Puja is a festival of faith. People come together to celebrate this ‘mahaparv’ with joy. We will follow all the COVID-19 protocols here at the ghat. I urge people to maintain distance and avoid gatherings. We are celebrating this festival for decades and this year, our volunteers at…

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Delhi’s air quality continues to remain in ‘severe’ category with AQI of 436

New Delhi [India]: The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi continues to remain in the ‘severe’ category, informed the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Sunday.As per SAFAR’s analysis at 6:15 am today, Delhi’s overall air quality was found to be in ‘severe’ category with the AQI standing at 436. However, Delhi’s AQI was 437 on Saturday night wherein the concentration of PM 2.5 was 318, while that of PM 10 was reported to be 448.As per the Centre-run SAFAR, Delhi’s AQI is likely to improve to the upper end of the ‘very poor’ category as the “surface winds are becoming stronger”, dispersing air pollutants from the evening of November 7.An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 are marked as severe/hazardous.

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Delhi govt orders probe into Green Park incident

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi government on Saturday ordered a probe into the collapse of a portion of multilevel parking in Green Park and directed the authorities to submit a report in 15 days.Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Within one year, the parking lot collapsed. God’s grace that there were no people there at that time, otherwise there could have been a big accident, but the vehicles were damaged.” “The BJP-run municipal corporations keep claiming they have no funds, but when they have money, they use it like this. They spend it on corruption. To build this parking facility, the BJP collected big amounts of money from nearby shopkeepers in the name of conversion charges,” Sisodia alleged.He added that the Delhi government has taken the matter very seriously and ordered an inquiry.” I have directed the Director Local…

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Delhi gasps for breath as AQI remains in ‘severe’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi residents continued to breathe polluted air with the Air Quality Index remaining in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday.The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) informed that Delhi’s overall air quality was in the ‘severe’ category with the overall AQI at 533 at 6 am today. While talking to ANI, some students were extremely vocal about the problem caused by pollution and the efforts to tackle it. Gaurav, a 10th grader out for cycling, said, “Earlier, we did not get tired while cycling after a short time. But now with such levels of pollution, we get tired. It causes pain and a burning sensation in the lungs. It causes a lot of breathlessness. Visibility is also low because of pollution. Bursting firecrackers is a cause of it, they were used in spite of a ban.…

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Delhi gasps for breath as AQI remains in ‘severe’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi residents continued to breathe polluted air with the Air Quality Index remaining in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday.The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) informed that Delhi’s overall air quality was in the ‘severe’ category with the overall AQI at 533 at 6 am today. While talking to ANI, some students were extremely vocal about the problem caused by pollution and the efforts to tackle it. Gaurav, a 10th grader out for cycling, said, “Earlier, we did not get tired while cycling after a short time. But now with such levels of pollution, we get tired. It causes pain and a burning sensation in the lungs. It causes a lot of breathlessness. Visibility is also low because of pollution. Bursting firecrackers is a cause of it, they were used in spite of a ban.…

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PM Modi greets nation on Bhai Dooj

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.“Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhai Dooj, the festival symbolising the love of brother-sister, is being celebrated all over the country today.On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya. As per Hindu traditions, it is believed that Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.

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Stubble burning, firecrackers responsible for heavy pollution in Delhi: Environment Minister

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said that the sudden increase in the number of stubble burning incidents and firecrackers are the two major reasons for heavy pollution in the Delhi region. Speaking to the media, Rai said, “According to NASA pictures, there are almost 3,500 stubble burning incidents taking place in neighbouring states.”In a bid to curb air pollution, Gopal Rai on Friday installed an anti-smog gun to Improve the Air Quality in national quality. It has been put up at ITO, considered one of the most polluted areas in the capital due to traffic at the intersection. He said, “Most of the citizens of Delhi didn’t burn the crackers on Diwali but yes several people after giving religious colour into it, intentionally burned the firecrackers. Delhi Government has already made several appeals to the people regarding the pollution…

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Delhi Fire Services received around 152 calls on Diwali, 25 pc less than last year

New Delhi [India]: A total 152 calls for reporting fire were received by Fire Service Department in the national capital on the occasion of Diwali, yesterday, which is 25 per cent less compared to last year, said Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Services on Friday.“About 36 more fire calls were received post-midnight and all of them were in the category of ‘normal’ fire,” the Garg said. “We have received 152 calls on Diwali this time which is 25 per cent less than last year. A total of four calls are suspected to be connected with firecrackers. No serious fire incident occurred on Diwali. No major fire calls have been received,” he noted.“People burst fewer firecrackers this year,” he added.Despite the ban, people in several areas of the national capital were seen burning firecrackers, thereby contributing to the already poor air quality in the…

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Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India] : The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi reached the “very poor” category on Wednesday, said the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).According to The concentrations of PM 2.5 and PM 10 stood at 252 in the ‘poor’ and 131 in the ‘very poor’ category respectively. The air quality over Delhi-NCT is likely to remain in the lower end of the ‘Poor’ to ‘Very Poor’ categories on November 2 and November 3, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).The air quality is likely to be in the lower end of the ‘Very Poor’ category on November 4, 2021, added IMD.The Outlook for subsequent 5 Days: The air quality is likely to deteriorate on November 5 and November 6 but remain in the Very Poor category, as per IMD.PM2.5 to be the predominant pollutant, according to IMD.The…

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Five arrested in Delhi with over 500 kg firecrackers ahead of Diwali

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested five persons and recovered over 500 kg of illegal firecrackers from them in West Delhi.The sale or possession of firecrackers is banned in the national capital. The police seized a total of 506 kg of firecrackers from the arrested men.The suspects have been identified as Kiran Khurana, Sanjay Kumar, Anuradha Khendalwal, Rajesh Taluja and Ajeet Singh.The police said that the firecrackers were stored for the purpose of sale in the market.

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Around 2,800 fire personnel to be on duty to handle fire calls on Diwali

New Delhi [India] : Ahead of the Diwali festival, the Delhi Fire service (DFS) has made an adequate preparation by deploying around 2,800 fire personnel in the National capital, officials said on Monday.Besides, in addition to 64 fire stations, the DFS has also established 30 fire posts to handle fire calls. “We have made extensive preparations to handle fire calls during the Diwali festival. Around 2,800 fire personnel will be on duty on Diwali. In addition to 64 fire stations, we have established 30 fire posts to handle fire calls,” Atul Garg, Director, DFS tweeted. Air quality likely to remain in ‘poor’ category till Nov 4 in Delhi: IMD New Delhi [India] : India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that air quality in the national capital is expected to remain in ‘poor’ category till November 4.Speaking to ANI, VK Soni, scientist of IMD…

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Crowd swells in Delhi’s market as Diwali approaches, social distancing rules flouted

New Delhi [India] : With Diwali just days away, New Delhi’s markets are witnessing a surge in shoppers.Although social distancing is not at all being followed inside the market premises, continuous announcements are being done asking people to keep wearing the masks and follow social distancing. Omdutt Sharma, Volunteer market president, Sarojini Nagar market told ANI, “The market has opened. We are making regular announcements to follow COVID appropriate behaviour. However, shoppers have to behave responsibly. We are strictly monitoring the crowds with volunteers asking people to keep wearing masks. We hope people will abide by it.”Several businessmen, vendors that ANI spoke to said they are doing good business this year but it could never reach the scale of pre coronavirus days.Vinod Monga a shop vendor who is running a shop in Karol Bagh for fifty years said “People are in the festive mood…

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Delhi: Nursing assistant dies after being hit by truck in Okhla

New Delhi [India] : A 37-year-old nursing assistant died after he was hit by a truck near crown plaza Hotel in Delhi’s Okhla.The truck was coming from the Sarita Vihar underpass and going towards Tara Apartment. The Police Control Room (PCR) call was received at PS Okhla regarding an accident near crown Plaza hotel on Saturday, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South East, Esha Pandey.As per the police statement, the staff reached the spot and found a person was lying in a pool of blood.The Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CAT) ambulance also arrived at the spot immediately after the incident and declared the persons dead on the spot, it added.The deceased was identified as Jijo P Paul, a resident of Mahavir Enclave Palam Colony Village Palam in New Delhi who originally hails from Kerala, the DCP informed.“He was working as Nursing Assistant…

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Pvt Hospitals cancelling surgeries, increasing beds to tackle rising dengue cases in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : With the rising cases of dengue in Delhi, private hospitals are either increasing the number of beds or cancelling the planned surgeries in order to accommodate dengue patients.With the rising number of Dengue cases, breaching the 1,000-mark in recent days, the government and the private hospitals across Delhi have ramped up the beds and other medical facilities. As the COVID-19 cases subsided in Delhi, the rising of cases of Dengue has been a headache for the healthcare workers. In the past few days, doctors, treating Dengue patients, have witnessed cases of liver or organ dysfunction among patients as most of the cases are coming from neighboring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.Health experts also claimed that the age group between 10 and 45 years are getting affected by Dengue.While speaking to, Dr. Suranjit Chatterjee, Sr. Consultant, Internal Medicine, Apollo Hospital,…

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Delhi allows schools for all classes from November 1

New Delhi [India] : Issuing an order on Friday, the Delhi government has allowed the reopening of schools for all classes from November 1.“Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has now allowed the reopening of schools for all classes. Therefore, it is decided to reopen the schools from November 1, 2021, for students of all classes,” reads the Directorate of Education circular. According to the circular, heads of schools should ensure that students attend the school with parental consent only. It is to ensure that no more than 50 per cent of the students to be called to schools. Time table is to be made as per the capacity/occupancy limit of the classrooms/Labs following COVID appropriate behaviour.As the situation varies from school to school, the school schedule may be staggered to avoid crowding in the classrooms and at the school’s main entrance/exit gate. The lunch…

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ATM targeted in Delhi’s CR Park

New Delhi [India] : An ATM was targeted by robbers on Friday in Delhi’s CR Park.According to the police, the robbery took place at an ATM kiosk in Masjid Moth. They said CR Park Police Station received information about the incident at around 6 am. The security gaurd told the police that three to four persons carrying a pistol and knife got into the ATM booth and took out the cash tray with the help of a gas cutter.They fled away in the car. The total amount of cash taken by the robbers is being ascertained. The police have registered a case and are conducting further probe.

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Delhi Police make security arrangements ahead of Diwali

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police has started making security arrangements in the national capital to avoid any kind of mishappening at the time of the Diwali festival.Speaking to ANI, Delhi Police Commissioner, Rakesh Asthana said, “People are now coming out at the time of Diwali festival because there were many restrictions for a long time due to COVID-19 pandemic. So it is necessary to take security measures.” In order to avoid any kind of mishappening during Diwali, the Police Commissioner said, “Anti Terror Major has been deployed. Markets are being checked at the public place, checking the vehicles, hotel lodges, cyber cafes, etc.”He also said that the orders have been issued to increase the patrolling during peak hours.“Specific actions are also being taken to prevent terrorist attacks or other accidents which also involves anti-social elements,” he added.

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2022 Assembly polls: Sonia Gandhi to hold meet with core Congress leaders

New Delhi [India]: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi will be presiding over a meeting with core party leaders to discuss the upcoming Assembly elections to Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, among other issues.The meeting will be held at party headquarters. As per the party sources on Monday, “a meeting of Congress general secretaries and state in-charges will be held on October 26 at All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters to discuss membership, training, agitation program and strategy for the upcoming assembly polls. This meeting will be presided by party president Sonia Gandhi.”Pradesh Congress Committee presidents will also be present as well, sources said.During Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on October 16, it was decided that organisation polls will be held next year and for that, a membership drive will be launched from November 1.As per sources, the Congress party may hold the…

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Man arrested at Delhi airport for smuggling gemstones worth Rs 44 lakh

New Delhi [India]: The customs department at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi arrested a man for trying to smuggle out gemstones, said a customs official on Monday.“One Indian national passenger arrived at T-3, IGI airport on October 21 from Moscow by an Air India flight. He was intercepted by the customs officers after he had crossed the green channel and approached towards the exit gate of the international arrivals hall of T-3,” said the official. During his baggage scanning through x-ray machine, some objectionable images were noticed inside a checked-in trolley bag. After detailed examination, various kinds of coloured gems stones and beads, totally weighing 21,626 grams (approx.) valued at Rs 43,93,040 were recovered from his trolley bag, added the official.The recovered various kinds of coloured gems stones and beads have been seized under sections of the Customs act. The said passenger has…

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Costly fuel pushed up cost of veggies & fruits

New Delhi [India]: Prices of vegetables and fruits in Delhi’s wholesale and retail markets have gone up as surging fuel prices continue to push up transportation costs, traders said on Monday. In the national capital, petrol is selling at Rs 107.59 per litre on Monday, while diesel is priced at Rs 96.32 per litre.A vegetable vendor in Delhi’s Ghazipur Mandi said that the price of onion stands between Rs 40-48 per kg, while tomatoes cost between Rs 40-50 per kg. “Petrol, diesel prices have increased transportation costs, and so have the rains. There is reduced supply in the market,” he said. “Vegetable prices have gone up due to increase in transportation costs and toll charges. We are paying between Rs 200-400 per ‘dhadi’ (5 kg). Rates of leafy vegetables, tomatoes, onions, potatoes have gone up,” another vendor from Okhla Mandi said. Petrol and diesel…

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Delhi rape case: DCW issues notice to Delhi police seeking detailed action taken report by October 26

New Delhi [India] : A day after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Ranjit Nagar, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal issued notice to Delhi police in this matter on Saturday.In the notice, Maliwal said, “The Delhi Commission for Women has received information regarding the rape of a girl child in Ranjeet Nagar area of Delhi on 22.10.2021. The Corrunission has been informed that a 7-year-old girl was lured by a man who offered her a 10 rupee note and thereafter raped her brutally.” Maliwal further in the notice said, “The father of the girl took her to a nearby hospital but since her bleeding did not stop; she was referred to another hospital, where she is admitted presently in a critical condition.”Terming the incident a “serious matter”, Maliwal directed the Delhi Police to submit a copy of the…

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Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘moderate’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi breathes better as the air quality in the national capital improved to the better end of the “moderate” category on Saturday from “poor” on Wednesday.As per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the air quality is likely to remain largely in the moderate category for the next five days. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi (overall) was recorded at 141.IMD’s morning bulletin for Delhi read, “The air quality over Delhi-NCT is likely to remain in Moderate category on October 23, 2021, and Moderate to Satisfactory category on October 24, 2021.”Further, the IMD informed that rainfall and strong winds are likely on October 24, and the air quality is also likely to remain in the moderate to satisfactory category tomorrow“Air quality is also likely to remain in…

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Delhi Police seizes 11.15 quintal firecrackers from Rohini

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police has seized a total of 11.15 quintals of firecrackers from a warehouse in Rohini area of the national capital.The seized crackers include both green and non-green varieties, Delhi Police said on Friday. The owner of the warehouse identified as Amit Mittal was arrested for stocking the firecrackers for illegal sale during Diwali.Mittal was arrested by police on Thursday when he was unloading firecrackers at his rented warehouse. The accused failed to provide any license or any other legal document authorising possession or storage of firecrackers.Ahead of Diwali, the Delhi government has put a complete ban on the sale, use, and storage of firecrackers in the national capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said in September that that in view of the deteriorating condition of Delhi’s pollution during Diwali for the last three years, a complete ban is being…

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HC expresses unhappiness with Delhi govt over illegal ‘temple’ construction

New Delhi [India ): The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed unhappiness with the Delhi government in dealing with illegal encroachment in Defence Colony and stated “one can’t just make a structure of five bricks, an idol and say that it’s a temple.”Justice Rekha Palli said that “One can’t just make a structure of five bricks, an idol and say that it’s a temple. To demolish this we have to involve the religious committee.” The Delhi government counsel told the court that there may be a law and order concern, therefore, the religious committee is needed to look into it.The court remarked that like this, anyone will make a structure outside High Court overnight and then they will have to ask the religious committee regarding this.The court was hearing a petition filed by Viraht Sahni and was represented by Senior Advocate PV Kapur, with…

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Need 4 more months for probe into case against Shivinder Singh: Delhi police to SC

The Supreme Court was apprised by the Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing on Thursday that it requires four more months to complete the probe in the case in which former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh is accused of allegedly misappropriating about Rs 2,400 crore from Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL) fund. New Delhi [India] : A Bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli asked the Delhi police about how much time it will take to complete the investigation and it cannot be an “unending story”. Delhi police said it needs four months to complete the investigation if unforeseen circumstances do not hit the ongoing probe.The Bench has now listed Singh’s bail plea for hearing on Monday.Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Singh, told the bench that his client has been in jail for the last two years…

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Fake call centre busted in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police has busted a fake call centre and arrested a person for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing jobs.According to the police, a tip-off was received on October 18 about an operational fake call centre in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar. Subsequently, a raid was conducted and the accused Md Azhar Qadri (30) was caught red-handed. Police said that on sustained interrogation, Qadri disclosed that he used to dupe people in the name of providing employment. “This was a huge source of his income. He used to call the persons asking for money in lieu of providing employment to them,” the police said.The police also seized five mobile phones from the possession of the accused and two registers containing names of duped persons.Police further informed that a case has been registered against Qadri at Shaheen Bagh police station under…

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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Delhi CM for not building hospital in Okhla

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government for not constructing any government hospital in the Okhla area. New Delhi [India] : Citing a media report about the “non-existence” government-run hospital in the Okhla area, Owaisi in a series of tweets said, “AAP’s deshbhakti syllabus: no hospital for Okhla, but weekly Sundar Kand. When Kejriwal’s minions say that they’ve made schools and hospitals ‘regardless of religion’, show them this non-existent hospital in Okhla.” He further slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for “not condemning the call for Muslim genocide” at Jantar Mantar.“Overwhelming majority of Delhi Muslims voted for AAP. Forget hospitals, CM did not even condemn calls for Muslim genocide at Jantar Mantar,” he added.Earlier in August, Delhi Police arrested six people- Ashwani Upadhyay, Vinod Sharma, Deepak Singh, Vineet Bajpai, Preet Singh, Deepak Kumar in connection with inflammatory…

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BJP protests at Jantar Mantar over Bangladesh violence incident, demands safety of Hindus

New Delhi [India] : After Hindus were attacked in Bangladesh during Durga Puja, ‘Bengali Hindu Samiti Bachao’ staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) National Vice President Dilip Ghosh.BJP’s National Executive Member Anirban Ganguly and other leaders also participated in the protest today. Ghosh said, “BJP wants Hindus to be safe in Bangladesh and they should not be attacked again and again to live with dignity.”He further called the incident in Bangladesh as ‘painful’ and said people across the world are condemning the violence against Hindus.“We want the security of Hindus. We want the Bangladesh government to take measures for the security and safety of Hindus and ensure this type of incident should not happen in future,” the party Vice President added.Ghosh said that the government of India is talking with the Bangladesh government over…

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Police registers case against four people for gang-raping woman in Thane

Thane (Maharashtra) [India] : Thane police on Tuesday registered a case against four people for allegedly gang-raping a 26-yer-old woman in Thane, informed the police.As per the Thane police, the case has been registered at Kasarvadavali police station under sections 376, 376 (d), 377, 354, 420, 323, 504, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). No accused has been arrested in the case, informed the Police.

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Delhi Environment Minister launches ‘Red Light On Gaadi Off’ campaign

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday launched the Delhi government’s ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign with an aim to tackle air pollution.While speaking to the media at ITO Chowk in the national capital, he said, “According to data from the Petroleum Conservation Research Association, if this campaign is successful, there could be a 13 to 20 per cent reduction in vehicular pollution.” The Delhi Chief Minister on October 12 urged people not to take the vehicle at least once a week and travel on the metro, bus, or share vehicles with others. He further asked people to download the Green Delhi app and complain against the industry or vehicle that is causing pollution.Citing research from Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Kejriwal had said that switching vehicles off at red light can reduce pollution by 13 per cent, and Rs…

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Rain lashes parts of Delhi, adjoining areas

New Delhi [India]: Heavy rain lashed several parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas in the early hours of Monday.India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate intensity rainfall in the adjoining areas of Delhi NCR today. According to IMD, the current temperature of Delhi has dropped to 21 degrees Celsius.“Moderate to severe thunderstorms accompanied with lighting and squally winds (speed reaching occasionally 40-50 kmph) very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Northeast Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal during next 24 hours,” the statement issued by the IMD on Sunday read.

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Delhi Police rescue minor girl sold from Rajasthan

New Delhi [India] : Delhi police rescued a 15-year-old girl from Sikar in Rajasthan who was allegedly sold to a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra for Rs 60,000 , Delhi Police said on Sunday adding that two persons have been arrested who are said to be involved in this hideous crime.According to police, the 15-year-old girl had gone missing on September 16 and FIR was registered in the Shalimar Bagh Police Station. “An investigation revealed that the girl was in regular contact with a boy residing in Rohini. The boy with the help of another accused took her to a house in Agra, where she was sold for Rs 60,000 to a man belonging to Sikar, Rajasthan,” police said in a statement.Efforts are being made to trace the second accused and further investigation in the case is in progress, police said.

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Crop failure, rise in fuel costs push up vegetable prices in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : Vegetable prices have gone up in Delhi-NCR markets due to crop failure and increase in fuel prices. Vendors in the Ghazipur vegetable market say that the customers are now buying less due to an increase in prices. “We are facing troubles after rise in prices. Earlier, prices used to be lower so consumers used to buy more. Now that the prices have gone up, consumers have started buying less,” said Dilshad, onion vendor.“The price of tomatoes in wholesale is Rs 60 per kg. Rain has disrupted the production and supply chain. Plus the increased price of petrol and diesel also plays a role in the surge,” says a vendor in Ghazipur vegetable market.The customers visiting the market also accepted that they are buying less and they are aware of the fact that the vegetable vendors are not at fault here…

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Second accused arrested in Singhu border incident after he confesses to murder

Amritsar (Punjab) [India]: The second accused in the Singhu Border incident where a mutilated body was found hanging at the site of farmers’ protest, was arrested by Amritsar Rural Police on Saturday outside a Gurudwara in Rakh Devidass Pura, Amarkot village, Punjab.The accused has been identified as Narayan Singh. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar Rural, Rakesh Kaushal told ANI that the accused has confessed that he killed Lakhbir after he was told that he had insulted Guru Granth Sahib. He got angry and cut off his limbs and bled him to death, added Kaushal.“Two Nihangs were involved, one was arrested by Haryana Police. Narayan Singh had escaped. We arrested him outside a Gurudwara in his village. When he realised he can’t escape, he came out. Haryana Police informed. The team has left from Sonipat. We’ll hand him over to them as per law.…

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Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become Congress president: Ambika Soni

New Delhi [India]: Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said on Saturday that everyone in the party is of the opinion that party leader Rahul Gandhi should become the party president. While speaking to ANI, Soni said, “Everybody agreed unanimously, whether he (Rahul Gandhi) will become (the party president) or not is up to him. Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become the party president.”Her remarks came after the conclusion of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held in the national capital today. Sonia Gandhi was made interim president by CWC after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as the president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) accepting the responsibility of poll debacle in the 2019 general elections. Congress’s supreme body, the CWC, met on Saturday at the AICC headquarters here today to discuss the organisational elections, forthcoming Assembly polls and current political…

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AIIMS Delhi doctor booked for raping colleague; accused absconding

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police on Friday registered a rape case against a senior doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Science in the national capital.A complaint of alleged sexual harassment was received from AIIMS, Delhi on October 11 at Hauz Khas police station, informed the police. The victim is also a doctor at the hospital, who had informed the police that a senior doctor colleague had allegedly raped her when she went to his room for a birthday celebration of one of their colleagues on September 26.Based on her statement, the police registered an FIR under sections 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Hauz Khas police station and an investigation into the matter was taken up.During the investigation, a statement of the victim was recorded before the Magistrate under section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and…

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Delhi Police on high alert after receiving input on terrorist attack during festive season

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police is on high alert after receiving security threat input from intelligence on the terrorist attack, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) New Delhi district Deepak Yadav on Thursday.“Delhi Police are on high alert as they got security threat input from intelligence on the terrorist attack. After getting the inputs police increased security in the public areas like markets and malls and the police are also working on security measures,” Yadav told ANI. “However, this procedure goes on a daily basis in Delhi. But during the festivals season or on occasions like 15 August and 26 January, we start the special drives, he said.The DCP said that the police is doing surprise checking like tenants server verification drive every day.“We are doing surprise checking like tenants server verification drive, neighbourhood watch scheme and other measures every day,” he added.“All the…

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Delhi Pollution Control Committee prohibits idol immersion at public places

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday issued an order prohibiting people from immersing idols after Durga Puja at public places in order to curb water pollution.As per the order, idol immersion at public places can attract a fine of Rs 50,000. The immersion has been banned at public places including the Yamuna River or any other water body, ponds or ghats.The Delhi pollution body directed the general public, Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs), and Pooja Samitis that the idol immersion ritual may be performed within the home premises in a bucket or a container.It further stated that the worship material like flowers, decorating material (made of paper), etc. should be removed before immersion of idols and may be collected separately for disposal manner or in an environmental safe handing over to the door to door waste collection vehicle.The Committee also…

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BJP leader Kavinder Gupta says situation in J-K deteriorating, demands action

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been constantly deteriorating and demanded action against those responsible for this environment. “The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been constantly deteriorating so action should be taken against those who are creating such environment. For seventy years, this kind of atmosphere was created and there was the hoisting of Pakistan flags, stone-pelting incidents recently. All these things tell that people here want peace,” Gupta told ANI.His remarks came after targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir by terrorists in the past few days. Speaking on the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids in the Union Territory, the BJP leader said, “We all have seen how Kashmiri pandits or Hindus have suffered in the past. It is clear that…

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Delhi HC directs authorities concerned to decide complaint relating to the issue of 77 missing trees in Sarvodaya Enclave

The Delhi High Court has directed authorities concerned to decide the petitioner’s complaint by passing a reasonable and speaking order on a complaint relating to the issue of 77 missing trees in Sarvodaya Enclave. New Delhi [India], October 13 : “In the light of the aforesaid stand taken by the respondent, the writ petition,along with the pending application, is disposed of by directing the respondent to decide the petitioner’s complaint dated December 8, 2020 by passing a reasoned and speaking order within a period of six weeks from today, ” the court said in its October 11 order. Justice Rekha Palli, with this direction disposed of the petition filed by environmentalist Bhavreen Kandhari.The petitioner Bhavreen Kandhari has filed its petition through advocates Aditya N Prasad and Dhriti Chhabra. The petitioner has sought to direct the Respondent, the Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF), South and…

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‘Gandhi asked Savarkar to file mercy plea’

New Delhi [India]: Noting that there had been “deliberate attempts to defame” Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that it was on Mahatma Gandhi’s request that he wrote mercy petitions to the British. Speaking at the launch of the book ‘Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition’, Singh said, “Lies were spread about Savarkar. Time and again, it was said that he filed mercy petitions before the British government seeking his release from jail.”“It was Mahatma Gandhi who asked him to file mercy petitions,” he added. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Union Ministers Gen VK Singh (retd), Jitendra Singh, Parshottam Rupala and Arjun Ram Meghwal were among those present at the event. (ANI)

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Delhi: Vegetable prices up by 25 pc; wholesalers blame rains, fuel price hike

New Delhi [India]: The major reasons for the rising prices of vegetables in Delhi according to wholesalers are rainfall and an increase in fuel prices. Adil Khan, the chairperson of the Azadpur agricultural produce market, said, “Generally, after the rainy season, the prices of vegetables increase. But this time the situation is a bit different. The way prices of fuel are increasing is causing problems. The vegetables that come to Delhi comes from other states. And from Azadpur mandi it is supplied to NCR and North India. So, due to the increase in the price of diesel, the price has been increased by 15 percent.”“So, the impact is shown on vegetables and fruits. The price which has increased due to the rainy season will decrease with time, but I think the price which has increased due to diesel will decrease when the central government…

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‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative once again: Delhi CM

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative will once again begin from October 18 to reduce the pollution level in the national capital.“We had started the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative last year. This will begin again from October 18, as soon as you stop at a Red signal, turn down the engines of your vehicle. You can begin today itself, though it will be formally launched on 18,” said Kejriwal. The Delhi Chief Minister urged people not to take the vehicle at least once a week and travel on the metro, bus or share vehicles with others.“We should decide to not take out our vehicle at least once a week and travel on the metro, bus, or share vehicle with others. Experts say that if we do this, pollution…

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Delhi Police arrested Pakistani terrorist hiding in national capital

New Delhi [India] :Festive season has arrived on doorstep and so as security risks too. Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday arrested a terrorist of Pakistani nationality from the Laxmi Nagar area in the national capital.As per information shared by police, the terrorist was living with a fake ID of an Indian national. One AK-47 assault rifle with one extra magazine and 60 rounds, one hand grenade, two sophisticated pistols with 50 rounds have been seized from his possession. The accused, identified as Mohd Asraf, is a resident of Pakistan’s Punjab. Relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Act, Arms Act and other provisions are being invoked against the man.Police also conducted a search operation at his present address at Ramesh Park in Laxmi Nagar.

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Delhi Police holds meeting to safeguard country’s capital during this festive season

New Delhi [India] : Festive season has begun and with the same the risk of public safety has increased. North Delhi Police Commissioner Sagar Singh Kalsi on Monday held a meeting with various committees regarding document verification of tenants in the national capital , keeping the national security and risk of attack over country’s capital in as priority during this time.Kalsi, said, “We have tightened security in the view of the festive season. We held meetings with various committees regarding document verification of tenants in the national capital. We have also conducted mock drills if we get any terror threat.”“Malls, guesthouse, cinema halls, we are auditing these places. We are doing technical surveillance, and we have initiated integrated patrolling in the slums, too. The police also hold meetings to coordinate with ‘eyes and ears scheme’ stakeholders like watchmen,” he added.Earlier, on Saturday, Delhi Police…

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On 119th birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan, PM Modi paid tribute

New Delhi [India] : On 119th birth anniversary of ‘Loknayak’ Jayaprakash Narayan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute and said that he had a remarkable personality that “left an inedible mark on India’s history.”“Tributes to Loknayak JP on his Jayanti. He was a remarkable personality, who left an inedible mark on India’s history. He devoted himself to public welfare initiatives and was at the forefront of protecting India’s democratic ethos. We are deeply inspired by his ideals,” the Prime Minister tweeted. The ‘Loknayak’ was one of the prominent faces of the Quit India Movement and he is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a “total revolution”.The Janata Party was voted into power and became the first non-Congress party to form a government at the Centre under his guidance.He was posthumously awarded India’s…

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Delhi: Over 150-yr-old Ramlila will not take place this year

New Delhi [India]: Shri Ramlila Committee, which organises one of the oldest Ramlila in Delhi at a ground near Ajmeri Gate, will not be staging Ramlila this year, saying that authorities granted permission for the event too late.Though the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has permitted to organise Ramlila at the ground, Shiv Kumar Gupta, the Joint Secretary of the Shri Ramlila Committee said that a temporary COVID-19 care centre is functioning at the ground, due to which the DDMA had given permission to stage the event in a restricted space of 40 metres. “The order has come just two days before the Ramlila celebration begins. We had not done the preparation and it was also not possible for us to demonstrate Ramlila in a 40-meter restricted area. Therefore, we decided that we will not stage Ramlila this year too,” Gupta told ANI.55-year-old Shiv Kumar…

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Delhi government will start spraying free bio-decomposer solution from tomorrow

New Delhi [India], October 10 : The Delhi government will start spraying free bio-decomposer solution in Delhi from tomorrow as part of efforts to reduce air pollution.The process will start from Fatehpur Jat village of Narela. This time the target has been set for smelting stubble in more than 4200 acres. With the aim to stop stubble burning leading to air pollution, the Delhi government in association with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa developed a bio-decomposer capsule.These capsules can be converted into a solution to be sprayed on crop stubble in the farmlands.The Delhi government has made a committee of 25 members to reach out to farmers and execute the drive.The farmers only need to fill forms and the government will spray the bio-decomposer solution on their field for free.On September 24, CM Kejriwal started the process of preparing bio-de-composer solution.

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Fake international call center busted in Delhi, 4 apprehended

New Delhi [India], October 9 : Four accused are arrested on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday by a team of Cyber Cell Delhi Police after busting a fake call centre operating in Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, as per Delhi Police.The accused have been identified as Mohd Mukarram Hussain, Arjun Singh Saini, Gagan Bhatia and Shadab Ahamad. All the accused are residents of Delhi with no prior criminal record. According to police, they received a tip of a fake international call centre operating in the jurisdiction of Shaheen Bagh police station. A team raided the said location and noticed that four alleged persons were present in the premises having telephonic conversations with the foreigners.On seeing the police team, the alleged persons tried to run away from the spot but police was able to catch hold of them. Ten mobile phones, two laptops,…

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COVID-19: SC directs Delhi govt to come up with plan to help disadvantaged children with online classes

New Delhi [India], October 8 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Delhi government to come out with a plan to help children of Economically Backward Class (EWS) category and disadvantaged groups during the COVID-19 pandemic for their online classes.The Court said that the Centre and Delhi should work together to find out a solution to ensure that education is not denied due to lack of resources. The Supreme Court said it is necessary for the Delhi government to come with a plan to uphold the objective of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and the Centre to also coordinate with the state government and share concurrent responsibilities for the purposes of funding for resources.The apex court said the digital divide produced stark consequences as schools adapted to the digital medium during the pandemic and the Right to Education was virtually denied to…

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Delhi Health Minister inaugurates three PSA oxygen plants at LNJP hospital

New Delhi [India], October 6 : Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday inaugurated three Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants, which have the combined capacity of producing 3.1 MT of medical oxygen at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP).“The plants have been because, during the second wave of COVID-19, the requirement of hospital rose to 25-30 MT daily. Now with the installation of these plants, almost 25-30 per cent of medical oxygen will be produced indigenously,” Jain said. He further added, “Across Delhi, the government had already started 40 PSA plants. Today, we will inaugurate 27 PSA plants.”Jain also said, “We have started graded response to combat the spread of COVID-19. As of now, there are 3-4 cases of COVID-19 out of 10,000 samples. If we detect 5 cases of 1,000 samples, then we will start adopting measures to control the spread of the…

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Punjab CM Channi meets Amit Shah in Delhi; farms laws, Lakhimpur Kheri issues on agenda

New Delhi [India]: The meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is underway at the latter’s residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.The Punjab Chief Minister reached the national capital in wake of the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri in which four people lost their lives including four farmers. “These three farm laws should be repealed at the earliest and incidents like this (Lakhimpur Kheri) need to be stopped. I will discuss this issue with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in today’s meeting,” Channi told media persons, before leaving for Delhi.As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, had alleged four farmers lost their lives in the incident.Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of several farmer unions,…

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CM Kejriwal announces 10-point ‘winter action plan’ to tackle air pollution in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a 10-point “winter action plan” to tackle air pollution in the national capital which includes the formation of 75 teams under an anti-dust campaign to review the situation and penalise those flouting guidelines. New Delhi [India], October 4 : Addressing the media persons here, he said: “Currently, the air pollution is under control in Delhi but it will start rising with stubble burning in the neighbouring states in winters.” He also alleged that the central government and neighbouring states did not do anything to check stubble burning by farmers which will lead to air pollution in the winter season.“We have formed 75 teams under anti-dust campaign to review the situation and penalise those flouting guidelines,” he added. Kejriwal said that the Delhi government is studying the impact of smog tower and if the result is good,…

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Delhi zoo gets two tigresses, sloth bears from Maharashtra for conservation breeding

As part of a conservation breeding programme, Delhi zoo welcomed two tigresses and two sloth bears to the National Zoological Park here on Monday from Maharashtra’s Nagpur Gorewada Zoo. New Delhi [India], October 4 : They arrived this morning after a two days road trip from Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park which was earlier known as the Gorewada Zoo. Two female tigresses along with a female sloth bear and a male sloth bear arrived in the Delhi zoo today.Sonali Ghosh, Delhi zoo Director told ANI, “Delhi zoo is participating zoo in conservation breeding of five species including lions and tigers. The bloodline exchange will give a boost to the program.”Origin of both tigresses aged around 4 years belongs from ‘man-animal conflict’ category and hence captured from Chandrapur district of Maharashtra on March 6 and May 31 respectively in 2019 from where they were…

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Gambling racket busted in Delhi, 16 arrested

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police on Saturday conducted a raid on an illegal casino in the Alipur area of the national capital and arrested 16 people allegedly involved in gambling activities.According to an official statement issued by police, the team conducted a raid at a farmhouse in Alipur where the accused were found playing casino with the help of plastic coins or chips. Police recovered cash worth Rs 1.67 lakhs, 2,780 plastic coins or chips having a value of approximately Rs 75 lakhs, playing cards and a balance sheet from the farmhouse.A case has been registered under sections 3, 4, 12, 9 and 55 of the Gambling Act at Alipur Police Station.All the 16 accused are residents of Delhi, informed the police.Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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Delhi Metro builds the first of its kind flyover cum Metro viaduct structure, to be completed by 2023

New Delhi [India]: In the first of its kind and history of Delhi Metro, an Integrated ‘flyover cum Metro viaduct structure’ along with a vehicle underpass is being built near Soorghat on the Majlis Park – Maujpur corridor of Phase – IV in north-east Delhi, in association with PWD, said a press release by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday.This PWD flyover and vehicle underpass are part of a proposed elevated road along Yamuna River parallel to the Ring Road between the Wazirabad Flyover (Signature Bridge) & Ring Road near DND. In the proposed structure, integrated portals will be erected on which a road flyover, as well as a Metro viaduct, will be placed. While on one side of the portal, the Metro viaduct will be placed, a PWD flyover used for vehicular movement will be constructed on the other side, as per…

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Delhi: Girl dies due to electric shock, family alleges it was not an accident

New Delhi [India] : A 19-year-old girl died allegedly due to electric shock here in the national capital on Friday morning.The incident took place in a house in Lajpat Nagar where she used to work as domestic help with her mother Algama. The deceased is a resident of Madrasi camp, Lajpat Nagar. She was found with burns on her body.According to Delhi Police, the house owner is saying that it is an accident and the girl died due to electric shock. However, the deceased’s family members alleged that it was not an accident.The police also said that they will investigate every aspect of the case.Forensic experts have also inspected the scene and the body has been sent for Post Mortem (PM) examination. Further investigation is ongoing and legal action will be taken as per PM report, informed police.

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Illegal international telecom racket busted, 4 arrested

New Delhi [India], October 1 : The Central Delhi Cyber Cell on Friday busted an illegal international telecom exchange racket and arrested four people including the mastermind, informed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan.The DCP said that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call was coming from a Gulf country and Pakistan every day through this illegal telephone exchange. The calls were made from other countries like UAE, Canada and Australia too, Chauhan said.According to the police, this is an unregulated call and is very difficult to track.“They have cheated Rs 103 crore to the government to date. Approximately Rs 1.25 crore per day,” added the police. 

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Delhi govt allows reopening of religious places from today

New Delhi [India], October 1 : The Delhi government on Friday permitted religious places to open for visitors and devotees subject to strict compliances of the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the health ministry and adherence of COVID appropriate behaviour from October 1, informed the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).The DDMA said that its order is applicable until intervening night of October 15 or till further notice, whichever is earlier. Religious places in Delhi were closed for the past five months, since April, due to the second wave of COVID-19.Though the DDMA has allowed the reopening of religious places in Delhi, large congregations are not allowed.The DDMA further directed the district magistrates, deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) and all other authorities concerned to ensure COVID-19 appropriate behaviour is followed at all religious places. 

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, No Chhath Puja at public places, river banks, temples: Delhi govt

The Delhi government on Thursday stated the Chhath pooja celebration shall not be allowed in public places, public grounds, river banks and temples citing the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital. New Delhi [India], September 30 : An order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) advised the public to celebrate Chhath pooja at their homes. The DDMA order stated that the COVID preventive measures in Delhi will continue till November 15.“Chhath pooja celebration shall not be allowed in public places/public grounds/river banks, temples etc in Delhi and public is advised to celebrate the same at their homes,” it stated.This comes after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, earlier on Wednesday chaired the meeting of DDMA in wake of the upcoming festive season to prevent any resurgence of infection.Delhi Government ministers Satyendra Jain, Kailash Gahlot, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria and senior officers…

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Teachers, staff of Delhi govt schools to be considered on leave if not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct 15

The Delhi government has announced that teachers and non-teaching staffers of the government schools, who have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19, will not be allowed to attend school from October 15. They would be considered on leave. New Delhi [India], September 30 : According to an order issued by the Directorate of Education on Wednesday, the officers in all districts and school principals have to ensure that all teachers and school staffers should be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15. “We all are aware that the country is threatened with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to take all effective measures to prevent the spread of the same. The schools under DoE have been reopened in a phased manner, so it is the prime concern of the Delhi government that the environment of the schools remains safe with the appropriate implementation of SoPs…

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Delhi govt extends tenure of DMRC Managing Director till March 31 next year

New Delhi [India], September 29 : The Delhi Government has extended the tenure of Mangu Singh as the managing director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) till March 31, 2022, according to an official order issued on Wednesday.“The Govt. of NCT of Delhi, in accordance with the provisions of Article 130 of the Memorandum and Article of Association of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited, and after obtaining the concurrence of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India vide letter dated September 28, 2021, is pleased to extend the tenure of Mangu Singh as Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited up to 31.03.2022,” reads the order. The order has been issued by the transport department authorities of the Delhi government. 

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Not going to meet any politician, says Captain Amarinder Singh as he arrives in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: Former Punjab Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh who arrived in the national capital on Tuesday said that he has come to Delhi to vacate Kapurthala House, further clarifying that he is not going to meet any politician during his visit.Speaking to reporters at the Delhi airport, Singh said, “I am here to vacate Kapurthala House (the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister in New Delhi). I am not going to meet any politician here.” Further responding to a question on Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation today, the former Chief Minister said, “This man (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is unstable.”Amid various speculations over Singh’s Delhi visit, his media advisor Raveen Thukral had earlier in the day said that the former is on a personal visit to the national capital.“Too much being read into Cap Amarinder Singh’s visit…

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Delhi: 107 gangsters arrested out of 26 gangs including 188 members

New Delhi [India], September 25 : After the shootout inside the Rohini court, questions may arise about the presence of such dreaded gangsters and their gangs in Delhi and about police actions against them. How far police have succeeded in their endeavours to put them behind the bars. Newly-appointed Delhi police under commissioner Rakesh Asthana has adopted zero-tolerance against organised crime. Commissioner of Police has instructed that there should be stern action against gang. all Units have been roped into action against organised crime and criminals. Being the specialized units special cell and crime branch have a bit more to do.Speaking to ANI exclusively, the Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Alok Kumar said, “There are 26 identified gangs in Delhi with a total of 188 identified gang members. Out of these 107 have been arrested.”Alok Kumar gave the inside of police strategies, organized…

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