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Supreme Court directs states to file report on steps taken to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab governments to explain steps taken by them in compliance with directions issued by Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas to curb air pollution and sought compliance reports from them.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant directed the Centre to respond to issues related to construction activities including the Central Vista project under its domain. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the petitioner, that construction activities for big projects like the Central Vista are going on in full swing and such a project cannot be “more important than the lives of citizens”.To this, the Bench observed, “The question is how we are struggling as to how to control the pollution and whether…

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Delhi Education Minister releases list of 250 govt-run schools, challenges his Punjab counterpart to release the same

New Delhi [India]: As the debate between the Education Ministers of Delhi and Punjab over schools, quality of education in their respective states continues, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday released a list of 250 Delhi-government run schools in the national capital and challenged his Punjab counterpart Pargat Singh to release a list of 250 schools run by his government.“It is a matter of happiness that the issue of education has become a part of electoral politics and whatever has happened in Delhi government schools during the last five to six years has forced other political parties to talk about education as well. When Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal talked about education in Punjab, the education minister Pargat Singh said that no work in education had taken place in Delhi but a lot of work has taken place in his…

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Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh Shoot For ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ In Delhi

Delhi is undoubtedly one of the favourite shooting hubs for filmmakers. Currently, director Karan Johar is in the capital for the shoot of his film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, which stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra, and Jaya Bachchan. A day ago, Ranveer and Alia were spotted at Qutub Minar, where they reportedly filmed a song from the film. Several pictures from the shoot have been doing the rounds on the internet. In the images, Ranveer can be seen wearing a white shirt, while Alia looks gorgeous in a white saree. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alldatmatterz (@instanews.adm) ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, which is being produced by Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, has been written by Shashank Khaitan, Ishita Moitra and Sumit Roy. It is expected to release next year. Also, Saif Ali…

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Arvind Kejriwal challenges Punjab CM to show around 1,000 electricity bills with zero amount

Mohali (Punjab) [India]: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over his announcement of free electricity to the state and challenged him to show around 1,000 electricity bills with zero amount.Addressing a public gathering in Punjab’s Mohali district today, Kejriwal said, “I made an announcement of providing free electricity to Punjab if AAP government comes to power. Channi also said that the electricity has been made free in Punjab.” “I ask you (people) if you all have access to free electricity? Who all have received the electricity bill with zero amount? I challenge Punjab Chief Minister that just show me around 1,000 electricity bill with zero amount bill as evidence,” Kejriwal said.Kejriwal who is also Delhi Chief Minister said that the AAP government in the national capital has provided free electricity to…

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Shabana Azmi Happy To Meet Sharmila Tagore In Delhi

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who is currently shooting in New Delhi for the film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, took some time out of her work schedule to meet another veteran actor Sharmila Tagore. On Saturday, Shabana took to her Instagram and shared a picture with Sharmila. In the image, the two can be seen sharing smiles with each other. “So happy to meet up with #Sharmila Tagore in Delhi,” she captioned the post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shabana Azmi (@azmishabana18) Netizens became extremely happy to see two veteran actors in one frame together.“Legendary photo,” actor Richa Chadha commented.“Graceful Beauties. Stay Blessed,” a fan commented. Shabana and Sharmila have worked together in several movies such as ‘Namkeen’, and ‘Doosri Dulhan’.

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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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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on the aspects of the administration of booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine necessary or not and the timeline within which the same is proposed to be rolled out.A Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh asked the Centre to file a reply on the aspects relating to the booster disease of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Court also asked the Centre to mention the timeline when the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, if concerned necessary, to be rolled out in the Aarogya Setu app. “Let the Union of India file an affidavit for the administration of booster dose and timeline within which it is proposed to be rolled out on the Aarogya Setu app if it is necessary,” the Court said.The Court’s remark came while observing growing…

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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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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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Mamata Banerjee to visit Delhi from November 22 to 25

New Delhi [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Delhi from November 22 to November 25.Banerjee’s visit to the capital is taking place days ahead of the winter session of parliament which begins on November 29. Banerjee had visited Delhi in July this year. It was her first visit after Trinamool Congress returned to power in the Bengal Assembly polls.During her last visit to Delhi, she had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.She had met other political leaders including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal.Banerjee also met former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and Congress leader Anand Sharma.

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Court issues summons to BJP leaders in defamation case filed by Delhi Jal Board

New Delhi [India]: A Delhi Court has issued summons to Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Adesh Gupta, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Vijendra Gupta and Harish Khurana in a defamation case filed by Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and Raghav Chadda (Vice Chairman, DJB).The Delhi Jal Board and its vice-chairman Raghav Chadda had moved a defamation complaint alleging that all respondents in furtherance of their common intention indulged in malicious campaign to tarnish the image or reputation of both complainants in the matter. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh in an order passed on November 18, 2021, said, “This court is of the considered view that in the present case there are sufficient grounds for proceedings against respondents.”“In view of allegations made in the complaint, testimonies of witnesses and material brought on record by them, this court is prima facie satisfied that there are sufficient grounds…

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Increase in inflation in Delhi was 2 pc less than national rate in 2020-21, says Manish Sisodia

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday released the Annual Report of the Price Index for Delhi prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics for the Financial Year 2020-21.On the occasion, Sisodia said, “In the Financial Year 2020-21, the rate of growth in average annual inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 5 per cent nationally while in Delhi this rate was only 3.0 per cent.” In a statement on this report, Manish Sisodia said that the Kejriwal Government is committed to the common man and always stands with him.During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the inflation rate increased rapidly in the entire country, the Kejriwal Government did not allow an increase in inflation in Delhi.“The inflation rate increased sharply during COVID in the country and the prices of essential commodities increased. In Delhi, however, the…

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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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No improvement in Delhi’s air quality

New Delhi [India]: No improvement was witnessed in the air quality of the national capital on Wednesday as the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi continued to remain in the ‘Very Poor’ category at 387, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board at 10 am. The pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially Noida and Gurugram, witnessed a drastic deterioration. The AQI in Noida dropped from the upper end of ‘very poor’ category to the upper end of the ‘Severe’ category at 479 today. The air quality in Gurugram has also deteriorated from yesterday, but remains in the ‘Very Poor’ category at 352, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).As per SAFAR’s bulletin, the air quality in Delhi is likely to slip to the lower end of the ‘Severe’ category by today. “Surface Winds…

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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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North East Delhi Violence: Court frames charges against four accused, says prosecution case has merits

New Delhi [India]: A Delhi court has framed charges against four accused in the murder case of deceased Deepak in connection with violence in north east Delhi in February 2020 and said after hearing counsels for the parties and perusing the charge-sheet and supplementary charge-sheet along with accompanying record that the prosecution case has ample merits.Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat on November 9, framed charges against all the four accused persons. Accordingly, charges for the offence under Section 147/148/302 IPC read with Section 149 IPC and Section 302 IPC read with Section 120-B IPC have been framed against all the four accused persons to which they have pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.The Court also said, “On the basis of material on record, I am of the opinion that there are grounds for presuming that the accused persons namely Anwar Hussain, Kasim, Shahrukh@ Rinku…

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Pakistan skipping Delhi Security Dialogue shows its attitude on issues concerning Afghanistan, says India

New Delhi [India]: India on Thursday took a dig at Pakistan for not attending Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan, stating that skipping such an important meeting shows its approach towards issues concerning Afghanistan.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at the weekly media briefing that India had also invited China for the NSA-level meeting in Delhi but they did attend due to “scheduling reasons.” “We had also invited Pakistan. Skipping such an important meeting shows their attitude towards the issues concerning Afghanistan,” Bagchi said in response to a query.India hosted the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan on Wednesday.National Security Advisers or Secretaries of the Security Council of five Central Asian countries – Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan besides Russia and Iran – attended the security dialogue and adopted Delhi declaration.The dialogue was chaired by NSA Ajit Doval.The participants condemned in the…

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Delhi govt sets up COVID-19 vaccination camp for devotees near Chhath puja ghat

New Delhi [India]: In a unique initiative, the Delhi Government set up a COVID-19 vaccination camp for devotees near a Chhath puja ghat in the Gavdi locality of Bhajanpura in the national capital.“The camp has been organized for those who have not taken the vaccine or whose second dose is due. Around 8,000 people are offering prayers here,” said Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sharat Kumar. Meanwhile, the devotees in the national capital were compelled to make offerings to Sun God while standing in knee-deep water of the toxic foam-laden Yamuna river. The four-day-long Chhath festival concluded today with the ‘Usha Arghya’ (prayers to the rising sun).Devotees gathered on the bank of ghats across the country to perform the ‘Usha Arghya’ in various parts of the country.This year, the Chhath festival began on November 8 with the ‘Nahai Khai’ ritual and concluded today with devotees performing…

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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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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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Kejriwal raises concern about Delhi’s air quality, says AQI ‘severe’

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday raised concerns about the air quality of the city.Taking Twitter, the chief minister said Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday is 404, which falls under the ‘Severe’ category. “On November 9, AQI 404 (401 to 500 – Severe), PM10 – 414 (351 to 430 – Very Poor) PM2.5 – 265 (Above 250 – Severe),” tweeted Kejriwal.According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), winds coming from the northwest direction at 925 millibars (mb) are favourable for the transport of stubble related pollutants to Delhi.Meanwhile, 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.Increasing frequency of mechanised cleaning of road and sprinkling of water on roads, identifying road stretches with high…

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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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Delhi government hikes minimum wages by revising DA of workers

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi Government on Monday issued an order to increase minimum wages, by revising the Dearness allowance of unskilled, semi-skilled and other workers, which will be applicable from October 1.The official statement said, “Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has issued an order to increase dearness allowance of unskilled, semi-skilled and other workers of Delhi on Monday.” “The minimum monthly wages of unskilled labourers has been increased from 15,908 to 16,064. The monthly wages of semi-skilled workers has been increased from 17,537 to 17,693. The minimum monthly salary of skilled workers has been increased from 19,291 to 19,473. The rate of minimum wages for supervisor and clerical employees has also been increased,” the statement said.“This big step was taken keeping the interests of the poor and the working class during the Corona epidemic in mind. The clerical and supervisor class employees will…

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‘Sri Ramayana Yatra’ commences

New Delhi [India]: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s ‘Shri Ramayana Yatra’ train on the Ramayana circuit commenced from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station on Sunday.Informing about the same, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter and said, “Indian Railways will run Ramayana circuit train from today to visit all the important religious places related to Lord Shri Ram. Jai Shree Ram!” (roughly translated from Hindi) According to a statement issued by the IRCTC earlier, the first tour, that started from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station on Sunday, will cover the visit of all prominent places associated with the life of Lord Rama.The statement informed that IRCTC is getting an overwhelming response for this initiative and the first tour is fully booked.In view of continuous demand, it is decided to run this tour again on December 12 this year with a similar price…

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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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‘BJP doing cheap politics’

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] : Amid opposition-ruled states constantly drawing criticism from BJP leaders for not reducing excise on fuel prices, Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Kunal Ghosh on Saturday accused the BJP of indulging in “cheap politics” and said that the Centre should reduce base prices and restructure taxation.“Centre takes more tax-share than the state can afford to compensate the deficit of BJP-ruled states,” Ghosh alleged while speaking to ANI here today. “BJP is doing cheap politics. They should reduce base prices and restructure taxation,” he said while adding that the non-BJP states don’t even get their original dues.Ghosh’s remarks came after the Government of India, on the eve of Diwali, had announced reduction of central excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.As per the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, following the reduction, 23 states/UTs also…

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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 govt extends free ration scheme for next six months

New Delhi [India] : Stating that inflation in the country is ‘at its peak’, many people are unable to manage even two meals a day and many lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that the Delhi government has extended its free ration scheme for the next six months.“Inflation is at its peak. The common man is struggling to manage even two square meals a day. Many have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Prime Minister, please extend the scheme of supplying free ration to the poor by six months. The Delhi government is extending its free ration scheme for the next six months,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. The Delhi Chief Minister also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urging the Centre to extend the free ration scheme for…

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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’s air still under ‘severe’ category

New Delhi [India]: The Air Quality Index of Delhi continues to remain in the ‘severe’ category, informed the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research on Saturday.As per SAFAR’s analysis at 6 am today, Delhi’s overall air quality was found to be in the ‘severe’ category with the overall AQI standing at 533. Earlier on Friday, the overall air quality of Delhi was plunged into the upper end of the very poor category, SAFAR informed.“Relief is expected only from the evening of November 7 but AQI will fluctuate within the Very Poor range,” it said.

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Delhi : Air Quality ‘severe’

New Delhi [India] : The overall air quality in Delhi is in the ‘severe’ category on Friday after bursting for firecrackers on Diwali and the presence of bio-mass pollutants in the national capital, said RK Jenamani, deputy general manager (DGM), India Meteorological Department.The IMD DGM informed that the AQI level in Delhi is more than 550-530 which goes to severe condition. “Overall air quality in ‘severe’ category today after bursting for firecrackers on Diwali and presence of bio-mass pollutants in Delhi. The air quality and fog condition to improve once wind speed picks up. No wind and high moisture are causing fog conditions,” said Jenamani.He added that wind speed in Delhi is expected to pick up by tomorrow. Jenamani further said that according to IMD’s prediction, there will be no rainfall in the next 10 days.The air quality in various parts of the National…

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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 under ‘hazardous’ category

New Delhi [India]: The air quality in Delhi’s Janpath has reached the ‘hazardous’ category on Friday morning, following the festival of Diwali.The concentrations of Pollution Meter (PM) 2.5 stood at 655.07 in Janpath today morning. As a thick blanket of smog shrouds the skies of Delhi, several people here complained of itchy throat and watery eyes.Despite the Delhi government’s ban on firecrackers, several people were seen bursting crackers on street on the occasion of Diwali, contributing to the degradation of the air quality, amid increased contribution from farm fires.As per the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the air quality would not improve until Sunday evening (November 7). The improvement would, however, just fluctuate in the ‘Very Poor’ category.“The overall air quality of Delhi is plunged into the upper end of very poor category…It will continue to fall now…

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Night patrolling in Delhi ahead of Diwali

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the Diwali festival, security arrangements and night patrolling have been tightened in various parts of the national capital.Heavy deployment of police was seen in Paharganj, Shankar Road and Connaught Place. Speaking to ANI, Shweta Chauhan, the DCP, Central Delhi said, “Police has been deployed everywhere, both in the afternoon and at night. There is strict checking at pickets. Verification of all sorts is being done, be it of tenants, servants or SIM cards. We are keeping an eye on suspicious activities and persons.”“We are also using CCTV cameras as a part of our arrangements. Women patrolling staff has been deployed in plenty to give women confidence that police is approachable. The male staff has been sensitised to help them out and keep a positive attitude towards women,” Chauhan said. The DCP urged the public to cooperate with the police…

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PM Modi reaches Delhi

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached New Delhi after concluding his five-day foreign visit to Italy and the UK on Wednesday where he enhanced India’s self-declared renewable energy commitments at COP26 in Glasgow and outlined India’s position on global issues at G20 Summit.At the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, PM Modi delivered a “seminal” statement at the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) and highlighted the range and depth of climate actions taken by India along with future goals that the country has set for itself. During his COP26 address on Monday, Prime Minister Modi announced five “amrit tatva” including the target to attain net-zero emissions by 2070. He declared that India will increase its capacity of non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW and meet 50 per cent of its energy requirements through renewable energy by 2030.Highlighting India’s…

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Delhi: Free coaching to 15,000 students

New Delhi [India]: Delhi government will provide free coaching to 15,000 students belonging to marginal communities and economically weaker sections this year, said state Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Tuesday.Briefing mediapersons, Gautam said, “Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana was made in Delhi for school children who want to become doctors, engineers, civil servants or serve any other government jobs. Many children are there from poor sections and want to study but their parents do not have enough money so that they can send them to coaching institutes. The scheme was made keeping these children in mind.” Children belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), other backward classes (OBC) and those whose parents have an annual income of up to Rs 8 lakh can avail the scheme.Delhi government has tied up with 46 private coaching centres…

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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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Manmohan Singh: Thanks to Doctors

New Delhi [India] : Following the discharge of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh from Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) a day before, his wife Gursharan Kaur on Monday expressed gratitude towards the doctors, nurses and numerous well-wishers for their support. “My family and I are pleased to inform our all friends and well-wishers that Dr Manmohan Singh is recovering from his bout of dengue fever,” Kaur said in an official statement. “We would like to convey our special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and support staff of AIIMS and numerous well-wishers for their whole-hearted support and hard work for his speedy recovery,” she added.Dr Singh got discharged at 5:20 pm on Sunday from AIIMS, Delhi. He was admitted to AIIMS on October 13 following the complaint of weakness and was under the observation of doctors since then. (

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Wankhede reaches Delhi

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who is investigating the Mumbai cruise ship drugs case, on Monday has reached Delhi to meet Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Vijay Sampla, informed NCB officials.Wankhede’s visit to Delhi has come after Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik levelled various allegations on him and accused him of using a fake certificate to secure a government job. ” He has come here to present his subject before the Commission. We will see and verify his documents,” said Subhash Ramnath Pardhi, member, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Nawab Malik had alleged that Sameer Wankhede was born a Muslim but he forged documents, including a caste certificate, to pass off as a Scheduled Caste (SC) person to get recruitment under quota after clearing the UPSC exams.  Sameer Wankhede submits his documents to NCSC Chairman in…

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AQI in Delhi : Poor category

New Delhi [India]: The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Sunday reached 289, which comes under the “poor category.”As per government agencies, an AQI within the range of 0-5 is regarded as ‘good’, 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 is ‘moderate’, 201-300 is ‘poor’ and 301-400 is ‘very poor’ and 401-500 is considered ‘severe’. As of 4 PM on Sunday, the AQI was in ‘Good’ category in 23 cities across India, while the ‘Satisfactory’ AQI was recorded in 20 cities and ‘Moderate’AQI in 41 cities, reported the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)AQI in ‘Poor’, ‘Very Poor’ and ‘Severe’ categories was recorded in 36, 9 and 1 cities respectively by 4 PM.“As per AQI today (October 31, 2021) at 4 pm: – 23 Cities in category ‘Good’ 20 Cities in category ‘Satisfactory’ 41 Cities in category ‘Moderate’ 36 Cities in category ‘Poor’ 09 Cities in the…

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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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Delhi reports 45 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

New Delhi [India] : Delhi reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and no death occurred for the 9th consecutive day.According to Delhi Health Bulletin on Sunday, as many as 25,091 people have succumbed to the virus so far in the national capital. The total count of coronavirus cases in the city has gone up to 14,39,870 and the active caseload in the city stands at 348. The case fatality rate in the national capital is 1.74 per cent. The positivity rate is 0.08 per cent.With 46 more persons recovered in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the city has gone up to 14,14,431, the bulletin said.As many as 2,94,27,753 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in Delhi including 46,468 RT-PCR tests and 10,283 rapid antigen tests conducted in the last 24 hours.As many as…

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Delhi: Carriageway of road leading to Haryana opened

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police on Saturday reopened the carriageway of the road leading to Haryana, at the farmers’ protest site in Tikri.DCP Parvinder Singh said, “There are still some temporary structures on the road. As per farmers’ request, only 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and emergency vehicles will ply on this road.” Earlier today, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had said, “General public who travel on regular basis was facing a lot of problem due to this, so we decided to open the borders for the sake of their convenience.”Earlier, Delhi police have started removing barricades and cemented blocks put up at the Gazipur and Tikri borders after the blockage of almost 11 months due to the farmers’ agitation against Central farm laws.On Thursday, police started the process of removing barricades placed at the Tikri border allowing traffic movement from New Delhi to Haryana. This initiative…

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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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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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Delhi logs 42 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India] : Delhi reported 42 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no single death was reported in the city for the six consecutive days.According to Delhi Health Bulletin, as many as 25,091 people have succumbed to the virus so far in the national capital. The total count of coronavirus cases in the city has gone up to 14,39,751 and the active caseload in the city stands at 345.The case fatality rate in the national capital is 1.74 per cent. The positivity rate is 0.07 per cent.With 45 more persons recovered in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the city has gone up to 14,14,315.As many as 2,92,52,619 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in Delhi including 47,895 RT-PCR tests and 15,279 rapid antigen tests conducted in the last 24 hours.As many as 61,097 beneficiaries were vaccinated in…

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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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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal performs ‘aarti’ at Sarayu Ghat in Ayodhya

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday performed ‘aarti’ at Sarayu Ghat in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.Earlier, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh had informed that Kejriwal will offer prayers at the birthplace of Lord Ram and will be visiting the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Kejriwal-led AAP has announced that it will contest the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh due to be held next year. The party informed that it would contest all 403 Assembly seats in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

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Sports facilities across Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu upgraded as Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

New Delhi [India]: The Sports Ministry has upgraded three new existing sports facilities across the country as Khelo India Sports Centres of Excellence (KISCE).The Guru Gobind Singh Sports College in Lucknow, the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai are designated as KISCEs; the total number of KISCEs now standing at 27 across 26 states and Union Territories. The Uttar Pradesh government proposed the name of Guru Gobind Singh Sports College as it is the main training centre of the state, having facilities for three disciplines of Hockey, Athletics and Badminton. The three disciplines are in the order of priority under the ‘One State One Game’ rule of the state.Similarly, the Chhatrasal Stadium, a renowned hub of wrestling in the national capital, which has recently produced an Olympics silver medalist in the form of Ravi Dahiya, has been proposed by…

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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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‘All Women Mashaal Motorcycle Rally’ by BSF

New Delhi [India]: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday organised an ‘All-Women Mashaal Motorcycle Rally’ here in the city with 150 women motorcyclists from various Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Central Police Organisations (CPOs) and the Delhi Police participating in the ongoing event. The Chief Guest Ajay Kumar Mishra, Minister of State for Home Affairs, flagged off the motorcycle rally from National Police Memorial, praising the efforts of woman BSF personnel.“The Minister wishes them to achieve more success and earn pride for the country.” A total of 150 women motorcyclists and pillion riders on 75 motorcycles participated in the rally, glorifying 75 years of India’s Independence being celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The participants include 42 members from BSF, 40 from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 20 each from Railway Protection Force and Sashastra Bal (SSB), 14 from Central Industrial Security Force…

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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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TN requests to allow green crackers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday urged his Delhi, Rajasthan, and Odisha counterparts to lift the ban on the sale of firecracker sales in their respective states and allow the sale of green crackers. Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 15 : In a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Stalin requested to lift the ban and allow the sale of firecrackers that falls within the norms set by the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal. Earlier in July, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal’s order for the imposition of a complete ban on the sale and use of all firecrackers during the COVID-19 pandemic in cities, said that no further clarification or deliberation was required.The apex court said that the authorities may permit the sale…

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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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‘New mantra for India’s progress”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the mantra of the ’21st Century India’ is “Will for progress, work for progress, wealth for progress, plan for progress and preference for progress” and the national master plan will give ‘gatishakti’ to development plans in the nation. New Delhi [India], October 13 : Speaking at the lunch event of the PM GatiShakti plan here, the Prime Minister said, “We are laying a foundation for the next 25 years. This national master plan will give ‘gatishakti’ to development plans of the 21st century and will help in the timely completion of these plans.” “Earlier, we used to see ‘work in progress’ boards everywhere and people started to believe that it will never be completed. It showed distrust of people towards the government. But we changed it. We planned well and introduced ‘gati’ in development projects,” PM…

Corona Updates

Delhi reports 34 new cases of COVID in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India] : Delhi reported 34 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.According to the health bulletin, the total number of COVID cases in the national capital has gone up to 14,39,252 of which 14,13,798 have recovered. There are 365 active cases of COVID-19 in the city. Thirty-eight people recovered from the disease in the said period in the national capital. Further, no death was reported in the city due to the disease in the last 24 hours.The COVID death toll in Delhi stands at 25,089 marking the case fatality rate at 1.74 per cent.The positivity rate in Delhi stands at 0.06 per cent.

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Pakistani terrorist arrested from Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar was part of ISI terror module: Special Cell

The Pakistani terrorist arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell was part of ISI terror module and assigned to carry out terror strikes in India. New Delhi [India], October 12 : Adressing the mediapersons, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said, “A Pakistani national naming Mohd Asraf (40) was arrested by the special team on Monday. He has been residing in India for more than one decade. He aquired an Indian ID from Bihar. He aquired an Indian identity and has been working as a sleeper cell for subversive activities. He had made several fake IDs. He also made an ID on the name of Ahmed Noori and aquired passport. He even had visited Saudi Arabia and Thailand in between using Indian passport.” “We recovered an AK-47, magazines, two pistols, catriges and grenades from him. In the intial interrogation, he has…

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Power crisis being created: AAP

New Delhi [India]: Amid concerns about a power crisis in the national capital, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday hit out at the Central Government saying, “It looks like a power crisis is being created.” The Delhi Power Minister while speaking to ANI said, “We are compelled to buy electricity at five times the average rate as of now. It looks like the crisis is being created. If there’s no shortage of coal, why is NTPC not producing electricity to its full capacity?”Jain also alleged that the Centre has asked NTPC to cap the production capacity of all its plants to half. He further said that Delhi has to buy electricity from coal plants situated in other states as there is no coal power plant in the national capital. “Many states have written to the Center, NTPC capped production of all its plants…

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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 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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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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Services Resume on Delhi Metro’s Pink line

New Delhi [India]: The services for Delhi Metro’s Pink line have resumed to normal after facing a delay on Monday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) informed.“Pink Line Update: Normal services have resumed,” DMRC tweeted. Pink line was experiencing a delay in services between the Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Shiv Vihar stations.

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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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Targeted killings in Kashmir: Amit Shah, J-K Lt Guv to hold discussion in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: In the wake of targeted killings in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha are likely to discuss the issue on Saturday, government sources said. The meeting is expected to take place in the second half of the day in which the Home Minister along with the J-K LG will discuss security scenario and other issues linked to the spate of crime against innocent people in the Valley where a principal and a teacher of a government school were killed by terrorists on Thursday, the latest in a spate of targeted killings in the Kashmir valley.The meeting will take place soon after the Home Minister returns to the national capital from Gujarat where he went on one-day trip on Friday linked to some official and party matters. Jammu and Kashmir LG is also expected…

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Covid-19: Unvaccinated Delhi govt employees won’t be allowed to attend office from Oct 16

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order on Friday stating all the government employees to get vaccinated with at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till October 15 as per the guidelines prescribed for vaccination by the central government.“All the government employees working in different departments should get vaccinated with at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by October 15 according to the vaccination guidelines prescribed by the GOI,” the statement read. The statement further said that if these government employees are not inoculated with at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by October 15, then they would not be allowed to attend their respective offices from October 16.The official order said, “The said period of absence from duty will be considered as ‘On leave’ till the administration of the first dose of vaccination.”According to DDMA,…

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Delhi HC grants bail to 2008 serial blasts accused after 12 years

New Delhi [India]: Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to a man arrested in connection with the 2008 serial blasts in the national capital.The court noted that the appellant/accused has been in judicial custody/police custody since February 4, 2009, for a period of more than 12-and-a-half years till date. A division bench of Justice Sidharth Mridul and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani while granting bail to the appellant Mohd Hakim, stated that in their opinion, the man has made out a case that his right to a speedy trial is being defeated and would continue to be violated if he is not enlarged on bail, having already spent more than 12 years in custody as an undertrial.Delhi HC order further stated that courts must not play coroner and attend to legal or constitutional rights only after they are “dead”. Instead, we must play doctor,…

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US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrives in Delhi to discuss bilateral, regional issues

New Delhi [India]: US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman on Tuesday arrived in New Delhi to review India-US bilateral agenda and discuss regional and global issues.During her visit from October 5-7, She will hold talks with External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval. “US Deputy Secretary of State @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman arrives in Delhi for engagements covering bilateral, regional and global issues,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.As per the Ministry of External Affairs release, she will meet Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on October 6 to review the India-US bilateral agenda and outcomes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US.They will exchange views on regional issues pertaining to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues.Both diplomats will also participate in a special session of the India-Ideas Summit organised by the…

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Who should control Delhi : SC to set up Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would set up a three-judge Bench to hear Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s plea on the contentious issue of who should control administrative services in Delhi. New Delhi [India], October 5 : A Bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli told senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Delhi government, that it will constitute a Bench after the Dussehra break. The plea arises out of a 2019 split verdict. Mehra mentioned the Delhi government’s plea for urgent listing and hearing.Mehra said, “It is the matter pertaining to the issue of services which find mention in Entry 41 of List II of the Constitution. The two-judge Bench expressed divergent views and the matter was before a three-judge judge Bench. Since the entire administrative control vests currently with the Centre, it is an important issue…

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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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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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PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi’s Gandhi Smriti

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti in the national capital on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.PM Modi attended the prayer meeting, which was being held in honour of the “Father of the Nation” at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India had also reached Gandhi Smriti and attended the prayer meeting.Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events are held in India and across…

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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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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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Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’ for all Delhi govt schools

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched ‘Desh bhakti Curriculum’ in a programme organised at Chhatrasal Stadium in the national capital.The curriculum, launched for all the government schools in Delhi, is aimed at instilling patriotism among students. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the curriculum, made after two years of hard work, will prove to be a milestone in education.“We are preparing money machines in our colleges today. We have to stop this. A true ‘Desh Bhakt’ is the one who works for the country, not for the money, ” stated Kejriwal.“Till now, our education system prepared competent professionals like engineers and lawyers but now we will prepare patriotic professionals through this curriculum,” he added.Kejriwal further said that the curriculum will invoke a feeling of patriotism in the students who have been running behind the money till…

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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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Talaq-ul-Sunnat is unconstitutional, illegal : Delhi HC

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a declaration that the assumed absolute discretion of the Muslim husband to give divorce (talaq-ul-Sunnat) to his wife at any time without any reason, without advance notice and without the presence of his wife is arbitrary, anti-Shariat, unconstitutional, discriminatory, barbaric and illegal.A Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh dismissed the plea filed by a Muslim woman. “We do not find any merit in this petition since the Parliament has already intervened and enacted the aforesaid enactment/ Act. The petition is, accordingly, dismissed,” the Court said.The Court said that the apprehension of the petitioner is the respondent-husband would divorce her by resort to Talaq-ul-Sunnat, in its view, is complete misconceived in the light of the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019The…

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Bharat Bandh: Farmers block highways, squat on rail tracks; Traffic hit on Delhi, Haryana borders

New Delhi [India], September 27 : To mark a year of the Centre’s three farm laws, famers early on Monday began a “Bharat Bhandh”, following a nationwide call by farmer unions demanding scrapping of the legislations.Hundreds of farmers gathered at various places across the country blocking national highways, including those connecting Delhi to Punjab and Haryana, squatting on railway tracks and roads leading to traffic diversions and disruptions in vehicular movement. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of the farmer unions, had called for a “Bharat Bandh” till 4 pm today.Heavy police presence was seen, especially in Haryana and Punjab, to maintain law and order.With farmers blocking national highways and major link roads in both Punjab and Haryana, police have diverted the traffic at several places.Delhi Traffic Police has said the vehicular movement has been closed from Uttar Pradesh towards Ghazipur. Gurugram…

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Delhi logs 27 fresh COVID-19 cases, zero fatalities

New Delhi [India], September 25 : A total of 27 new COVID-19 cases and zero fatalities were reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours.As per the health bulletin issued by Delhi Government on Saturday, the cumulative positive cases registered so far is 14,38,685. These include 379 active cases. The cumulative positivity rate is 5.26 per cent and the case fatality rate is 1.74 per cent. The positivity rate recorded in the last 24 hours was 0.04 per cent.With 39 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries climbed to 14,13,221. The death tally is 25,085.In the last 24 hours, 68,498 tests were conducted to detect the presence of COVID-19 virus. Of these, 46,555 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 21,943 were rapid antigen tests. A total of 2,73,46,476 tests have been done so far since the onset of the pandemic last year.The…

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AIIMS Delhi ‘lighthouse’ in the health sector

New Delhi [India], September 25 : Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi is a ‘lighthouse’ to all the 22 new AIIMS spread across India.Mandaviya today presided over an event to mark the 66th Foundation Day of AIIMS, New Delhi in the presence of Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. This day marks the beginning of undergraduate teaching at AIIMS and it was on this date that the first batch of MBBS classes was held in 1956. “AIIMS New Delhi is a lighthouse to all the 22 new AIIMS spread across India. The students and teachers from here can help these institutes through their rich experience to replicate the success of this AIIMS throughout India,” said Mandaviya during his address at the event.Congratulating the institute, the…

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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…

Football Sports

Durand Cup: FC Goa thrash Delhi FC 5-1 to storm into semis

Kalyani (West Bengal) [India]: FC Goa continued their brilliant run and played a dominant brand of football throughout the 90 minutes to defeat Delhi FC 5-1 in the 130th Durand Cup quarter-finals at the Kalyani Stadium on Friday.Goals from Devendra Murgaokar, Muhammed Nemil and Brandon Fernandez in the first half and Leander D’Cunha and RomarioJesuraj in the second, meant despite Delhi getting one back from Nikhil Mali, the Gaurs will take their place in the second semi-final on Wednesday at the Vivekananda Yuba BharatiKrirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata. They await the winners of the fourth and final quarter-final game between fellow ISL side Bengaluru FC and Army Green on Saturday, also scheduled at the VYBK.Delhi FC started well in the first quarter creating quite a few opportunities for themselves. Anwar Ali and Willis Deon Plaza had their chances at scoring but failed to convert each…

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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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Punjab: Control stubble burning

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India]: The Punjab government has taken innovative steps to tackle stubble burning which causes air pollution.Speaking to ANI, Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, Varinder Sharma, said, “The state government has distributed BF machines free of cost to the farmers so that they do not have to burn crop residue. Last year we had distributed more than 4,000 machines with 50 per cent subsidy to the farmers.” “If a farmer sets the stubble on fire, then we have imposed section 144 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), under which legal action will be taken, but we believe that the farmer will cooperate with the government and the public to prevent severe air pollution, he added. Malkit Singh, a farmer, said, “We burn stubble in our fields because of the labour shortage and the high cost of transportation of the stubble. If the government will…

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Elite Men’s National Boxing C’ships: Delhi’s Rohit stuns Hussamuddin to clinch gold

Ballari (Karnataka) [India], September 21 : Delhi’s Rohit Mor stunned the defending champion Mohammad Hussamuddin of Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) to clinch the gold medal at the 5th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championships at the Inspire Institute of Sports on Tuesday.With a dominating 5-0 defeat over the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and one of the strong contenders for the title in the 57kg, Rohit also earned himself a spot at the upcoming 2021 AIBA Elite Men’s World Boxing Championships. The gold medal winners of the National Championships will represent India at the prestigious event which is scheduled in Belgrade, Serbia from October 24 to November 6.On the other hand, reigning Asian Champion Sanjeet, representing SSCB, lived up to the expectations and emerged champion in the 92kg as he outclassed Hayana’s Naveen Kumar by the unanimous margin. Deepak (51kg), Akash (54kg), Akash (67), Sumit…

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I-T dept conduct searches at leading textile manufacture’s Delhi, Punjab, West Bengal offices

The Income Tax department has carried out a search and seizure operation on a leading business house of India involved in the manufacture of textile and filament yarn having corporate offices in Delhi, Punjab and Kolkata, said Ministry of Finance on Tuesday. New Delhi [India], September 21 As per an official release, during the course of the search operation carried out on Saturday, many incriminating documents, loose sheets, diaries, digital evidence, among other things have been recovered which indicate involvement of the group in the routing of unaccounted funds back in its Indian entities, possession of foreign bank accounts unreported to the Department. “Substantial evidence of transactions outside the books of accounts, cash transactions in land deals, bogus expenses debited in books of accounts, unaccounted cash expenditure, accommodation entries are taken from entry operators have been gathered,” the release said.The Ministry said that the…

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Fake passport racket busted

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police have arrested six accused persons, including five foreign nationals for allegedly operating a fake passport racket. A total of 27 forged passports have also been seized, the police said on Friday.“We’ve arrested 6 accused persons, including 5 Bangladeshi nationals who have Indian passports with them. On Sept 11, 3 were arrested during checking at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport). A case of cheating, forgery and under sections of Passports Act has been registered,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Airport) Vikram Porwal informed. “During further investigation, 3 associates have been arrested. All 6 accused are under police custody. Total 27 passports, 15 arrival/departure stamps of various countries, and other documents have been recovered. The investigation is underway,” he added. The arrested accused have been identified as Fozil Rabbi Shipon alias Salam Sardar, Akhtauzzaman Talukder, Rasal alias Sahidul Sekh, Vibhor…

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Delhi Police prohibits Shiromani Akali Dal’s protest march against three Central farm laws

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi Police on Thursday issued a notice to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema prohibiting the party’s protest march from Gurdwara Rakabganj to Parliament on Friday.As per the notice issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Deepak Yadav, all types of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious and festival-related gatherings and congregations are prohibited in the national capital till September 30 in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. SAD General Secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra on Thursday informed that their party will observe September 17 as ‘Black Day’ on completion of one year of enactment of the three contentious farms laws and hold a protest march from Delhi’s Gurdwara Rakabganj to the Parliament, demanding repeal of the three laws.“The march will be peaceful. We will give a memorandum to the government to repeal…

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‘trained to blasts on bridges, rail tracks’

Delhi Police has said that two terrorists, Zeeshan and Osama upon interrogation revealed that they had received training at Thatta in Pakistan to carry out blasts on bridges, railway tracks and large gatherings in India. New Delhi [India], September 16 : Despite traveling to Pakistan, their passports are not stamped. They had taken the sea route and entered through Gwadar Port. They also used a motorboat while en route to Pakistan from Oman. The investigation also revealed that the planning was similar to the 1993 Mumbai blasts. People from different locations were supposed to meet after conducting recces in different locations.Sources claimed that the role of sleeper cells has also emerged.1.5 kg RDX was recovered from the terrorists and the probe agency is investigating and connecting each and every dot.As per sources in the Special Cell, 15 Bengali-speaking persons were also trained by Pakistan’s…

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Nitin Gadkari reviews progress

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) covering the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Sohna (Haryana) [India], September 16 : Addressing media in Sohna, Gadkari said, “Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours.” As per the official release by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.It will enhance connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. The expressway will connect the urban…

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Delhi Police hunts for accused’s uncle assisting Pak-organised terror module in transporting IED

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Police Special Cell is looking for the uncle of one of six accused of the busted terror module in transporting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).The terror module coordinated and organised by Pakistan and its intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in transporting IED was busted by Delhi Police with the arrest of six persons including two Pakistani-trained terrorists who were planning to set off bombs in various parts of the country during the upcoming festival season. Delhi Police Special Cell said that Humaid, Osama’s uncle, was assisting the terror module in transporting IED.According to Delhi Police on Tuesday, the six arrested persons include Jaan Mohammad Seikh (47) of Maharashtra and Osama (22) alias Sami of Jamianagar, Delhi. Four others hail from different districts of Uttar Pradesh– Moolchand alias Lala (47) from Raebareli, Zeeshan Qamar (28) from Prayagraj, Md Abu Bakar (23)…

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Delhi Chief Electoral Officer orders to replace non tech-savvy block level officers

New Delhi [India], September 15 : Keeping in view the need for technological advancement in the electoral process, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, Dr Ranbir Singh on Tuesday directed all 11 District Magistrates of the national capital to conduct “a comprehensive review” of the performance of booth level officers (BLO) and replace with tech-savvy officers.Citing the computerisation of the voters’ list revision, the order was conveyed in a video conference held by the CEO with all District Magistrates and Electoral Registration Officer (ERO). “Keeping in view the need for technological advancements in the electoral process, the chief electoral officer of Delhi, Dr r Singh, has directed all the DEOs (district election officers) i.e. the district magistrates of Delhi to comprehensively review the work of BLOs and those who cannot handle smartphones should be replaced with tech-savvy BLOs. This has been conveyed in…

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Delhi Police busts terror module, arrests six including 2 Pak-trained terrorists

New Delhi [India], September 14 : Delhi Police Special Cell has busted a Pakistan organised terror module and arrested six people including two Pakistani-trained terrorists.The arrested suspects were planning to carry out targeted killings and blasts across the country, as per the police. Explosives and firearms recovered were recovered from the arrested persons in a multi-state operation, Deputy Commissioner of Police Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said on Tuesday.Further investigation into the case is underway

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Man kills wife, dies by suicide in Delhi’s Raj Park

New Delhi [India], September 14 : A man died by suicide after allegedly killing his wife in the Raj Park Police Station area of Delhi, the police informed.The accused has been identified as Hemant. As per the police, the incident occurred on Sunday night.During a quarrel that night, Hemant allegedly killed his wife and died by suicide by hanging himself from a fan in the house, the police added.A police complaint was filed after the couple’s children saw their bodies. 

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