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Mapping the virus

August 08, 2020 8:08 am

Delhi government’s serological tests are a much-needed measure. But data should be used with caveats

Explained: The process of renaming roads, when such requests are entertained

August 07, 2020 8:15 am

Requests to change names of roads comes to agencies that have jurisdiction over the space from various places, such as the Home Ministry, the MEA, different organisations and groups and local residents. There is a channel and process through which any name change request goes.

Weather forecast today: Monsoon to enter 'active phase' over central, peninsular India; heavy rains lash Mumbai

August 03, 2020 11:34 am

An orange alert has been issued in nine districts of Kerala, warning of heavy rainfall, from Tuesday onward. The districts include Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

An Expert Explains: What Delhi's serological survey tells us, why Covid numbers are falling here

August 03, 2020 7:21 am

Using epidemiological models, Dr Bhramar Mukherjee's team at the University of Michigan came up with real-time situational analyses to help policymakers negotiate the coronavirus pandemic better.

India coronavirus numbers explained: R-value has fallen below 1 in Delhi, but there is a caveat

August 03, 2020 8:38 am

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: It is only in case of Delhi that this trend (of reproduction number R remaining below 1) has held on for some time, and therefore only in case of Delhi can it be used to make some reliable estimates about a future scenario.

Explained: Why is Delhi conducting another serosurvey, and who will be tested?

August 03, 2020 8:42 am

The Delhi government is conducting a serosurvey during the first five days of every month in order to continuously monitor the trajectory of the disease in the capital.

High levels of ammonia in Yamuna water: The cause, effect and possible solution

July 31, 2020 1:25 pm

The Delhi Jal Board does not have any specific technology to treat ammonia. The only solution it adapts is to reduce production at three water treatment plants — Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla — which are largely affected by the pollutant.

Explained: How Delhi govt hopes to tackle the unemployment crisis through a new job portal

July 28, 2020 7:25 am

Making the announcement, CM Arvind Kejriwal stressed on the need to revive Delhi's economy, appealing to industrialists, traders, market associations, NGOs among others to come ahead and help get businesses back on their feet.

Explained: What will the new Chandni Chowk look like?

July 27, 2020 4:43 pm

The idea of the ambitious revamp of Chandni Chowk first came up in 2004. In 2008, the then Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, set up the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) but the plan did not take off till 2018 -- when Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia launched the project.

Explained: How Ghazipur landfill’s height was reduced and if it can be permanently cleared

July 26, 2020 8:27 am

At the last count in 2019, the landfill had crossed 65 metres (213 feet), just eight metres short of the iconic Qutub Minar, which is 73 metres high.


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.