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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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Delhi begins sixth sero-survey from today

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi government on Thursday approved the sixth round of sero-survey and directed all the districts and identified labs to take necessary action for making the surveillance successful.As per a statement released by the Delhi health ministry, 28,000 samples from 272 wards will be collected in the sixth sero-survey. The survey, conducted in collaboration with three NGOs- ATE Chandra Foundation, United Way Bengaluru and IDFC Foundation, will be initiated from Friday.In the serological survey, blood samples of the people are taken to check for the presence of antibodies for Covid-19 in their bodies. If the report comes positive for antibodies, it proves that those patients had been infected but have been cured of the viral infection.According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), sero-surveys help to understand the proportion of the population exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection including asymptomatic individuals. Depending…

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Delhi Police to prepare list of 100 ‘bad drivers’, recommend them to attend road safety classes, counselling

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police will prepare a list of 100 ‘bad drivers’ who often jump the red light, indulge in overspeeding and rash driving and will recommend them to do classes and counselling sessions on road safety, as per Special Commissioner of Traffic, Delhi Police Muktesh Chander.“A list of 100 bad drivers will be prepared by the police, who often put other lives at risk by jumping the red light or indulging in rash driving and overspeeding. Letters will be sent at their homes in which we will recommend them to visit classes and counselling sessions on road safety. Classes in physical and video conference mode are available for all,” Chander told ANI. Chandra warned that the license of the drivers will be cancelled under the Motor Vehicle act if drivers continue to ignore the warnings of the police and stay absent from…

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Delhi zoo plans to get female ostrich from Southern India

After getting a male ostrich from Chandigarh zoo on Wednesday, Delhi zoo is planning to get a female ostrich from the Southern part of India. New Delhi [India], September 23 : Delhi Zoo Director Sonali Ghosh said, “Interestingly, the ostrich we have got from Chandigarh zoo belongs to the same clutch of eggs we have here. There were not enough female ostrich. Now we have to find female ostrich for them. COVID-19 has slowed down the entire process, but we will do it.” “However, the new ostrich is under quarantine period at present, so the visitors will not be able to see it for a while,” the director added.On September 22, the male ostrich from Chandigarh’s Chhatbir zoo was shifted to Delhi.According to a study conducted by scientists CCMB, IIT Rookie, the flightless bird ostrich is native to Africa, however, the study claimed that…

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