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Sunday, May 16, 2021



Delhi: Activists demand 'barrier-free access' for vaccination for persons with disabilities

May 16, 2021 11:29 am

When asked if the government has any plans to make the vaccination process simpler for persons with disabilities, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said that he would discuss the matter with the Secretary of the Social Welfare Department.

Delhi: Helpline for migrants sees spike in SOS calls

May 16, 2021 1:51 am

Stranded Workers' Action Network (SWAN) had written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asking for extension of ration to non-holders of PDS cards and rent support in the light of findings made while assessing the needs of these callers.

Delhi government releases Rs 1,000 crore to MCDs to pay employees

May 15, 2021 7:35 pm

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said Municipal Corporation of Delhi, due to its incompetence and corruption, has not been distributing salaries to its employees during the pandemic and so the Delhi government has issued assistance of Rs 1,051 crore.

Delhi reports 6,500 new cases, positivity rate dips to 11%

May 15, 2021 3:59 pm

“The spread of Covid is reducing slowly. We pray it doesn’t increase again. But if it does, we have readied 500 ICU beds more. In the past 15 days, doctors and engineers have set up 1,000 ICU beds,” Kejriwal said.

Delhi to provide oxygen concentrators for COVID patients requiring oxygen post-discharge

May 15, 2021 12:53 pm

The government has written to all hospitals to appoint a nodal officer to provide information about patients who will be requiring oxygen support at home after discharge.

New cases fall below 10,000 in Delhi, first time since April 10

May 15, 2021 8:00 am

A total of 68,575 people were tested and 12.40% of them were found to be positive — which is the lowest positivity rate in a month. Over 50,000 of these were RT-PCR tests.

Covid-19 deaths: Jamia to provide financial aid to employees’ kin

May 11, 2021 6:03 pm

The university has suffered a massive setback on account of losing precious human resources and is in great human empathy with the families of the deceased, said Ahmed Azeem, PRO JMI

FIR names six in ‘gangrape’ of 26-year-old at Tikri protest site

May 11, 2021 5:10 am

According to police, the woman hailed from West Bengal and had come to the border in April with six people from the Kisan Social Army, including two women, whom she had met during a public meeting in Bengal.

Bail for Natasha Narwal came 'too late', say friends: 'Heartbreaking that she couldn't see her father'

May 10, 2021 10:40 pm

"They say justice delayed is justice denied. We have a very good example of that. The bail application was initially filed keeping in mind that her father was not well," Akash Bhattacharya, a friend of Natasha, said.

Delhi: Sisodia accuses Centre of allocating only 3.69 lakh of 1.34 crore vaccine doses ordered

May 10, 2021 6:08 pm

"While we had placed orders with the manufacturers as per the new policy, we got a reply from the Centre. This means the centre is deciding which state will get how much," Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said.


Amid acute oxygen shortage, Delhi gasps for breath

April 24, 2021 8:24 pm

Several hospitals in the national capital have already started using their back up stock due to the scarcity of oxygen. Many hospitals are advising to shift their patients to another facility or are turning away patients.

Chaos, clashes at farmers’ protest: 16 photos that capture what happened

January 26, 2021 10:38 pm

New Delhi witnessed violent scenes on Republic Day as farmers participating in a tractor rally clashed with the police, broke barricades and stormed the Red Fort.

On the job with a young Covid warrior

July 16, 2020 4:02 pm

The Covid care centre at CWG village is operated by a volunteer group of doctors called Doctors For You (DFY), which is also handling the Covid centre at Shehnai banquet hall in Delhi.

A Delhi school now serving as a Covid-19 testing centre

July 08, 2020 6:58 pm

Delhi has seen 1,02,831 cases so far, of which 25,449 are active. In the past 24 hours, 50 people have died, taking the total toll to 3,165.

Most of India under lockdown as coronavirus cases cross 400

March 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Violators could either face a fine of Rs 1,000 or a jail term of six months if they do not abide by the lockdown orders, the government said.

Delhi pollution: AQI remains in 'severe' category

November 03, 2019 9:25 am

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category Saturday and stood at 480 at 8 am, according to data by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Safdarjung Tomb gets its fountains back after decades

September 17, 2019 1:19 pm

The arches and minarets of the 18-century Mughal-era monument, the Safdarjung Tomb, now stand awashed in the light of 213 "technologically advanced LEDs".

Thousands evacuated in Delhi as Yamuna breaches danger mark

August 21, 2019 6:57 am

On Monday, CM Arvind Kejriwal said the water level in the river is likely to rise further with more discharge from the Hathnikund barrage by neighbouring Haryana.

Delhi's Safdarjung Tomb gets architectural illumination

July 22, 2019 7:02 am

To highlight the architecture of the 17th Century monument, including arches and minarets, 213 technologically advanced LED lights are being used. These will consume 62% less electricity as compared to conventional light fixtures.

Commuters in Delhi left stranded as auto, taxi unions go on strike

October 22, 2018 1:29 pm

Auto-rickshaws and taxis in the national capital will be off roads in protest against the Delhi government’s policies on cab aggregators.


How much traffic the KMP Expressway, inaugurated by PM Modi, will cut: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway is expected to help decongest the roads of Delhi and hence help cut down some of the pollution in the national capital. Here’s how much decongestion it is expected to lead to.

Mapping Delhi’s air quality, the week after Diwali: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A look at the Air Quality Index during the week after Diwali in Delhi shows the amount of damage firecrackers have done with a little input from stubble burning in Punjab.

Express Eye for Detail Ep 12: Two years of demonetisation, the Diwali mess and Faizabad renamed as Ayodhya

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.

You can now use your Delhi metro card to travel on the bus.

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

With this move, Delhi has become India’s first city to implement common mobility cards. See more:

A foodie's guide to Jail Road

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Jail road was earlier known as the furniture market, but today it is largely associated for its food. Delhi Food Blogger shares his top 5 picks.

How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

A foodie's guide to DU's North Campus

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

DU's North Campus is known for its great cafes and lounges and they serve some amazing food. It's pocket-friendly as well! We decided to try the 5 best dishes that they had to offer!

L-G versus Aam Aadmi Party: What the Supreme Court said

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm

5 takeaways from the Supreme Court’s verdict on the AAP versus L-G power tussle.

Hard Look: How havelis representing the heritage of Delhi are disappearing

May 06, 2018 7:37 pm

How havelis representing the heritage of old Delhi are disappearing because of neglect.