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AltNews founder Zubair's tweet does not constitute any cognizable offence: Delhi Police to HC

May 21, 2022 7:24 am

The police in August 2020 had registered a case against Zubair in connection with the tweet on the complaint made by NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo.

DU's Hindu College professor arrested for post on 'Shivling'

May 21, 2022 7:19 am

Action comes days after an FIR was filed against prof Rattan Lal over the social media post

Regeneration of 12 hectares at Asola Bhatti to be roadmap to restore other sites

May 20, 2022 1:57 am

The project, which began in 2020, aims to recreate 10 microhabitats or vegetation types of the northern Aravallis on 12 hectares of land at the sanctuary. Additionally, grasslands are being restored on around two hectares.

Domestic help beaten up in Rajouri Garden, hair chopped off; couple booked

May 20, 2022 1:37 pm

An MLC report from Safdarjung Hospital dated May 17 states that the woman suffered “physical assault”, “head trauma” and had injuries on her eyes, face, limbs, abdomen, etc.

MCD merger: No clarity on staff status, functioning yet, say officials

May 20, 2022 1:46 am

Senior officials in the South civic body said the three corporations follow different slabs for property tax, factory licencing charges, health trade licences, and other facilities offered, but, so far, there is no clarity over which of these will be adopted.

HC puts brakes on Delhi govt’s home delivery of ration scheme

May 20, 2022 5:53 am

It further said the Chief Minister should place the matter before the council of ministers and consider the proposed scheme in light of the objections raised by the Centre last year and observations made by the court in the verdict delivered Thursday.

Explained: What will change with the reunification of the MCDs in Delhi?

May 20, 2022 2:26 pm

The first administrative step for the proposed unification of the MCDs would be to nullify their boundaries, which could be the "easiest task" in this process.

DU should add futuristic courses to its curriculum: Dharmendra Pradhan

May 20, 2022 9:56 am

Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said that India needs a growth rate of 10 per cent for the next 10 years to become a six trillion dollar economy.

Focus on innovative research, Manish Sisodia to Delhi's state universities

May 19, 2022 11:41 am

Manish Sisodia met the vice-chancellors of these universities on Wednesday to review their research projects. During that meeting, he told them that the government is "determined" to promote innovative research.

Delhi BJP chief writes to Amit Shah on incidents of buses catching fire, demands CBI probe

May 19, 2022 9:25 am

Gupta said in the past few months six buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have been reduced to ashes after catching fire and this describes how badly everything is being governed.


Delhi sizzles at 40.8 degree Celsius, heatwave likely in coming days

April 26, 2022 7:59 pm

According to India Meteorological Department, the heatwave conditions are likely to persist in New Delhi for the next three days.

In pictures: Delhi weekend curfew

January 08, 2022 2:32 pm

Delhi weekend curfew: Delhi entered a weekend curfew on Saturday, the first in several months as Covid-19 cases increased in the city, fuelled largely by the Omicron variant.

Week in Pictures: A look at compelling images from around the world

November 13, 2021 9:55 pm

From celebrations to COP26 protests, here are the best photos of this week.

Day after Diwali: New Delhi shrouded in toxic smog

November 05, 2021 2:32 pm

Levels of pollutants rose sharply from Thursday night onwards, data from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) indicates.

Lack of beds, oxygen, New Delhi continues to reel under Covid-19 stress

April 30, 2021 2:26 pm

On Thursday, the death toll stood at 395, the highest to date in Delhi in a day. So far, 15,772 people have officially died of Covid in Delhi. This was the eighth day in a row that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to COVID-19.

Vintage cars on display at Tehri Garhwal House in New Delhi

January 28, 2016 7:12 pm

Vintage cars on display during the curtain raiser for the first vintage car racing and auto show at Tehri Garhwal House in New Delhi on Thursday.

Multi-storey building collapses in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden; many feared trapped

July 19, 2015 10:08 am

Two people were killed, while eight others, including some children, injured when a five-storey building collapsed in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden area on Saturday evening.

India’s 'first' sunken museum; Prince Karim Aga Khan lays foundation stone

April 08, 2015 1:12 pm

Billionaire philanthropist and leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, Prince Aga Khan IV is on a six-day visit to India.

Pretty dirty picture: A tale of two Delhi neighbourhoods

October 12, 2014 7:18 pm

Dipankar Ghose and Aniruddha Ghosal spend a night in Defence Colony and Kotla Mubarakpur, two colonies in Delhi that are separated by more than the road that divides them, to watch the daily clean-up operation.


How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai

Police Commemoration Day: PM Modi inaugurates a museum, a sculpture and a wall of valour

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a refurbished national police memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

Pollution levels drop a bit in Delhi: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Some good news for the people of Delhi. A slew of measures taken by multiple agencies on the city’s air pollution problem seem to have actually produced a slight respite. 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.

Hard Look: Rohingya refugee camps in New Delhi & Haryana are absolutely unlivable, their lives deprived of basic dignity

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

The Indian Express visited four Rohingya refugee camps, two in New Delhi and two more in Haryana. Somya Lakhani tells the story of lives that are stripped of basic dignity.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.

Suresh Prabhu gears up to present Rail Budget 2016

February 25, 2016 5:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu gave final touches to the Rail Budget ahead of presenting it in the Parliament on Thursday.Taking about their expectations form the Budget, one of the passengers said the government should focus more on cleaner coaches and quality of food so that more people travel by trains.While another passenger said fares of daily passenger trains should be reduced and the safety of women passengers should be considered in the upcoming budget.

Patiala Court scuffle accused lawyer joins investigation

February 24, 2016 12:38 pm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Lawyer Vikram Chauhan accused in the Patiala House Court scuffle reached Tilak Marg police station in the national capital on Wednesday to join the investigation. He said the allegations levelled on him are yet to be proved and he has full faith in the law. He also added that the media is trying to glorify the person who raised ‘anti-national’ slogans.

Residents irked as Delhi water crisis continues

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Water woes continued to haunt residents of New Delhi even after supply in many areas was restored a day after Jat protestors damaged a key water source of the national capital. Expressing disappointment, slum dweller Raju said people are facing water crisis as there is no fixed time of arrival of water tankers. Another slum dweller Rukma Devi said they sit on roads all day with utensils but there is no supply of water, adding that there is dearth of drinking water.

Urs of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya held in New Delhi

February 23, 2016 5:45 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Urs of Nizamuddin Auliya, also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin , at 'Nizammudin Dargah' is one of the biggest religious fairs observed in New Delhi. It was the 712th Urs of Sufi Saint attended by thousands of devotees who come from different parts of the country to pay their respects to the noble soul, and seek his blessings. Hazrat Nizamuddin was a revered Sufi Saint who believed in drawing close to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. For him his love of God implied love for humanity and vision of the world was marked by a highly evolved sense of secularity and kindness. People offered silent prayers in memory of the Saint and paid obeisance to him. Later, religious Qawalli in the memory of the Saint was also offered to mark the occasion Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music which is performed mainly at Sufi Shrines or Dargah's throughout South Asia. It is one of the musical traditions that stretch back for more than 700 years.