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Tablighi Jamaat: its purpose, how it runs

April 01, 2020 2:30 pm

Tablighi Jamaat: The proselytising movement aims to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their faith, particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behaviour.

The markaz in Nizamuddin has thrown light on a malaise — and a challenge

April 01, 2020 12:43 pm

By one thoughtless action, the markaz in Nizamuddin has harmed the Muslim cause many fold. On the other hand, the government is not helping. The constant and repeated “othering” of the Muslims is pushing them further into a darker corner.

Explained: What is Tablighi Jamaat, several of whose members tested positive for COVID-19

April 01, 2020 12:41 pm

Authorities in various states are appealing to people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in New Delhi's Nizamuddin to come forward and get themselves checked.

Covid-19: HC suspends breathalyser test, biometric verification for railway loco staff

March 27, 2020 9:40 pm

The order came after the All India Loco Running Staff Association approached the High Court expressing apprehension about contracting COVID-19 infections while using same breathalysers and biometric devices

Coronavirus: Delhi's Eidgah relief camp cleared out, riot-hit victims hunt for another shelter

March 25, 2020 12:16 am

Authorities provided Rs. 3000 in cash and ration to last a few days to the riot-hit victims before clearing out the relief camp.

COVID-19: Parties shut Delhi offices, MCD staff too head home

March 22, 2020 2:28 am

Delhi BJP’s media head Ashok Goel said party workers have been told to come to the Pandit Pant Marg office only if there is a meeting for which they have been sent invitations.

Delhi gangrape case: Doctors declare all four convicts dead

March 20, 2020 11:58 am

Delhi gangrape convicts hanged: The bodies will be sent to Delhi’s DDU Hospital for post-mortem, after which they would be handed over to the families.

Delhi gangrape convicts hanged: A timeline of events since the December 16, 2012 incident

March 20, 2020 9:19 am

Delhi 2012 gangrape-murder case: The execution was held at the crack of dawn Friday, hours after the Delhi High Court refused to stay the execution.

December 16, 2012 gangrape convicts hanged at Tihar Jail

March 20, 2020 9:39 pm

Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were hanged just before dawn at Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

Delhi-NCR witnesses hailstorms, heavy rains

March 14, 2020 3:35 pm

The national capital woke up to a cloudy morning with the minimum temperature settling at a notch above normal. The minimum temperature at 8.30 am was 16.4 degrees Celsius. The humidity level was recorded at 88 per cent.


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

November 01, 2018 9:35 am

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

October 22, 2018 3:20 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

August 28, 2018 1:12 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

August 20, 2018 12:01 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 20, 2018 2:30 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.