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Delhi News Highlights: Delhi logs 9,197 new Covid-19 infections, 34 deaths

Delhi Covid-19 Active Cases Today Highlights 23 Jan, Delhi Corona Cases 3rd Wave News, Delhi Weather Today, Cold Wave Updates, Delhi Curfew Guidelines, Lockdown Updates: On the case front, Delhi on Saturday reported 11,486 new Covid-19 cases and 45 related deaths, according to city health department.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 24, 2022 9:34:22 am
Shahdara rape-assault caseDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File)

Delhi Live Highlights: Delhi on Sunday logged 9,197 new Covid-19 infections and 34 deaths. There 13,510 patients discharged/recovered and 69,022 tests conducted. Currently, national capital’s positivty rate 13.22 per cent.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has learnt through sources that the Enforcement Directorate(ED) may arrest Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.  “We have learnt through our sources that the ED is about to arrest Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain just ahead of polls in Punjab… They have raided Satyendar Jain twice earlier and have come up empty handed,” he said.

Ahead of the Republic Day parade, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) released a video showing their machinery for armed forces. This year, counter-drone technology will be used for security and over 27,000 police personnel, according to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.

Traffic movement in Delhi would get affected in certain places on Sunday due to the Republic Day 2022 ‘rehearsal parade,’ Delhi Traffic Police informed. Due to the rehearsal, no traffic movement will be allowed from Vijay Chowk to India Gate from 6 pm today, on Rajpath from 11 pm, and the ‘C’-Hexagan- India Gate will remain closed from 9:15 pm. “The parade rehearsal will start at 10:20 am from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to National Stadium,” the advisory said.

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Delhi Live News:Delhi on Sunday logged 9,197 new Covid-19 infections; L-G Anil Baijal rejects the government's proposal to lift weekend curfew and ease Covid-19 restrictions; follow this space for more updates

23:19 (IST)23 Jan 2022
27-year-old man arrested for molesting PhD student inside JNU campus

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly molesting a PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University inside the campus, police said.
       
The accused was drunk at the time of incident and has been identified as Akshay Dolai, they said. A native of West Bengal, Dolai lived with his wife and children in south Delhi's Munirka and worked at a mobile repairing shop at Bikaji Cama Place.
     
The accused was identified and caught after the footage from more than a thousand CCTV cameras in and around the JNU campus was analysed, police said, adding Dolai was arrested while he was entering his rented house. (PTI)

22:18 (IST)23 Jan 2022
At 88.2 mm, Delhi logs highest January rainfall in 122 years

A spell of rain late Saturday night brought Delhi's cumulative precipitation this January to 88.2 mm, which is the highest in the month since 1901, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
     
Before this, the capital recorded 79.7 mm of rainfall in 1989 and 73.7 mm in 1953, the IMD data showed. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, has recorded six rainy days and 88.2 mm of rainfall this month so far. It got 19.7 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday.
     
The Palam Observatory also received a record 110 mm of precipitation this month, according to the data available on the IMD's website. (PTI)

20:36 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Harmeet Singh Kalka elected new DSGMC president

Harmeet Singh Kalka of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) was on Saturday elected the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) amid heated arguments among the members.
      
The elections took place at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi. The voting had to be stopped after a member revealed his vote publicly. Former DSGMC chief Manjit Singh GK, Paramjit Singh Sarna and Harvinder Singh Sarna objected to it.
     
The SAD (Badal) has 30 members in the House. The House has 55 members in all but only 51 can vote. Four cannot as they are nominated. (PTI)

19:08 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi: Youth arrested for threatening to upload woman’s private photos, extorting Rs 2 lakh

A 32-year-old man from Saharanpur has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting Rs 2 lakh from a woman he met on a matrimonial website. The police said the accused has cheated and extorted money from at least half a dozen women in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other states.

The accused, identified as Sachin Sachdeva, recently completed his MBA from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar and was looking for a job, cops said. He created an ID on the website and threatened to upload the woman’s private photos online.

According to the police, the woman met Sachdeva in October last year. He lied about his job and promised to marry her. Later, he extorted Rs 2 lakh from her by threatening to publicise her private photos and started demanding more money. Read more

18:36 (IST)23 Jan 2022
At 88.2 mm, Delhi logs highest January rainfall in 122 years

A spell of rain late Saturday night brought Delhi's cumulative precipitation this January to 88.2 mm, which is the highest in the month since 1901, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
     
Before this, the capital recorded 79.7 mm of rainfall in 1989 and 73.7 mm in 1953, the IMD data showed.
     
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, has recorded six rainy days and 88.2 mm of rainfall this month so far. It got 19.7 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday. (PTI)

17:40 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi logs 9,197 new Covid-19 infections, 34 deaths

Delhi on Sunday logged 9,197 new Covid-19 infections and 34 deaths.

There 13,510 patients discharged/recovered and 69,022 tests conducted.

Currently, national capital’s positivty rate 13.22 per cent.

16:38 (IST)23 Jan 2022
106 deaths in Delhi in January due to cold, claims NGO; Officials deny

At least 106 people, mostly homeless persons, have died in Delhi this month due to cold conditions, non-government organisation Centre for Holistic Development (CHD) has claimed and written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requesting him to make proper arrangements for such people during winters.  
      
While officials from the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) denied that deaths have occurred due to cold, officers of the Delhi Police acknowledged that the number of deaths among homeless people suffering from medical issues goes up during winters.      
     
"There have been no deaths due to cold. However, fatalities among homeless people due to other issues, such as accidents, diseases, alcohol and drug-related problems, do take place, but DUSIB does not maintain such data," an official said, requesting anonymity. (PTI)

16:07 (IST)23 Jan 2022
DRDO showcases technology ahead of Republic Day

Ahead of the Republic Day parade, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) released a video showing their machinery for armed forces. This year, counter-drone technology will be used for security and over 27,000 police personnel, according to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh.

15:52 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi CP on safety measures for Republic Day security

Delhi CP Rakesh Asthana said there are intensified measures taken to assure safety on Republic Day. These precautinary steps have been taken from last two months because Delhi has always been a target of terror attacks.  

15:16 (IST)23 Jan 2022
RDay parade: Indian Army marching contingents to display evolution of uniforms, rifles

How Indian Army uniforms and rifles have evolved over the decades will be on display at this year's Republic Day parade, Major General Alok Kakkar said on Sunday.
       
Three marching contingents of the Indian Army will wear uniforms and carry rifles from previous decades, while one contingent will wear the new combat uniform and carry the latest Tavor rifles at Republic Day Parade-2022 (RDP-2022) as a part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrating the 75th year of India's independence, he said.
     
There will be a total of six marching contingents of the Indian Army at RDP-22, he said at a press conference. Each marching contingent at RDP-22 will comprise 96 soldiers instead of the usual 144 so that proper attention can be given to Covid-19 protocol. (PTI)

13:37 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Omicron in community transmission stage in India, dominant in multiple metros: INSACOG

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is in the community transmission stage in India and has become dominant in multiple metros where new cases have been rising exponentially, the INSACOG has said in its latest bulletin.t also said BA.2 lineage, an infectious sub-variant of Omicron, has been found in a substantial fraction in the country.

The INSACOG, in its January 10 bulletin that was released on Sunday, said while most Omicron cases so far have been asymptomatic or mild, hospitalisations and ICU cases have increased in the current wave and the threat level remains unchanged. (With PTI)

12:30 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Watch| ED, CBI etc can arrest anyone they want, we're not afraid, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the agencies can arrest anyone they want, including me as "we're not afraid."

"Modi govt is planning to arrest our Minister Satyendar Jain right before Punjab elections. We welcome them, they can send ED, CBI etc & arrest anyone they want, including me. We're not afraid as we haven't done anything wrong, AAP tweeted quoting Kejriwal as saying. 

12:21 (IST)23 Jan 2022
ED about to arrest Satyendar Jain, says Kejriwal citing sources

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has learnt through sources that Enforcement Directorate may arrest Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.  “We have learnt through our sources that the ED is about to arrest Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain just ahead of polls in Punjab… They have raided Satyendar Jain twice earlier and have come up empty handed,” he said.

11:52 (IST)23 Jan 2022
 Traffic movement in few places to get affected due to R-day 'rehearsal parade' today, read advisory here 

Traffic movement in Delhi would get affected in certain places on Sunday due to the Republic Day 2022 'Rehearsal Parade,' Delhi Traffic police informed. Due to the rehearsal, no traffic movement will be allowed from Vijay Chowk to India Gate from 6 pm today, on Rajpath from 11 pm, and the 'C'-Hexagan- India Gate will remain closed from 9:15 pm.

"The parade rehearsal will start at 10:20 am from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to National Stadium," the advisory said. "There would be elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions in place for smooth conduct of the parade," it added.

09:58 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Covid-19 isolation facility set up in JNU campus

A 32-bed Covid isolation centre for students and campus residents has been set up inside Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital, following the Delhi government’s health department order on January 21.

The centre set up in one of the residential hostels at JNU is linked to the Delhi government’s Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital, which will provide manpower, logistics, consumables and medicines. It will be monitored by the New Delhi District Administration.

The JNU students’ union (JNUSU) has been demanding that a Covid care centre be set up on the campus, saying multiple students on campus had been infected with coronavirus disease in the ongoing third wave of the pandemic.

09:45 (IST)23 Jan 2022
23% patients on O2 support this time, less than previous waves: Pvt hospital group study

Less than one in four patients admitted with Covid-19 during the current wave of the pandemic needed oxygen support as compared to nearly three in four requiring it during the delta variant driven wave in April-May last year, shows the analysis of patient data from Max group of hospitals.

Of the total hospitalisations across Max healthcare hospitals, 63% of patients needed oxygen support during the first wave, 74% during the second wave, and 23.4% during the current wave. There were fewer hospitalisations as well, even though the number of cases during the current wave reached the same levels as the previous wave. The analysis is based on data from 13 hospitals run by the group across six states. (With Anonna Dutt) 

09:42 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi's max temperature dips to season's lowest on Saturday

According to the India Meteorological Department, rain on Saturday brought down the maximum temperature to 14.7 degrees Celsius, seven notches below the average and also the lowest for the season so far. The Safdarjung Observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, had recorded 5 mm rainfall till 8 am on Saturday. The minimum temperature settled at 11.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, the IMD said.

09:39 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi records highest rainfall for Jan in last 32 years

Delhi on Saturday recorded 70 mm of rainfall, the highest for the month of January in the lasr 32 years, the India Meteorological Department said. Delhi registered 69.8 mm of rainfall by 9.30 pm on Saturday. It is the highest since January 1989 when the capital received 79.7 mm rainfall, he said.

09:36 (IST)23 Jan 2022
💉Over 2 lakh people have got third dose of COVID-19 vaccine: Delhi govt

Over two lakh people have been administered the precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi since the exercise commenced on January 10, according to official data.

The third or the precautionary dose is being administered to people aged 60 or more, healthcare workers and frontline workers who took their second dose of the vaccine nine months ago. They are being given the same vaccine they received earlier. Around three lakh such people became eligible for the third dose from January 10.

09:32 (IST)23 Jan 2022
Delhi BJP urges L-G to end weekend curfew, odd-even rule, open restaurants

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta has urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to lift the weekend curfew in the national capital and withdraw restrictions at markets, where odd-even is currently in place for shops.

Baijal had on Friday rejected the government’s proposal to lift the weekend curfew in the national capital and ease restrictions at markets. The L-G had said the restrictions need to remain in place until Covid-19 cases come down in the city.

Gupta said that he has written to Baijal requesting him to convene a DDMA meeting immediately to take decisions in this regard as traders and businessmen have suffered the most due to the third wave of the pandemic.

Deputy commandant with BSF in dock for ‘fraud’, six luxury cars recovered

delhi news, luxury cars seized, delhi latest news, gurgaon news The seized luxury cars. (File Photo)

A deputy commandant of the Border Security Force is in the dock for allegedly orchestrating a Rs 140 crore scam in Gurgaon. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has found that the main accused, Praveen Yadav, allegedly posed as an IPS officer on deputation on the National Security Guard’s campus in Manesar and allegedly conned contractors on the pretext of allotting tenders for construction work on the campus.

Police have recovered Rs 13.81 crore in cash and six luxury cars (Harrier, Range Rover, Jeep, BMW, Safari and Volvo) from his possession. Earlier this week, police had raided the residence of a relative of Yadav and recovered gold worth over Rs 1 crore. The relative is absconding.

Man sets himself on fire outside SC; family says he was sacked from job, not paid in three months

A 50-year-old man set himself on fire outside the Supreme Court Friday afternoon, with an initial investigation revealing that he used to work at a factory in Noida but hadn’t been paid for three months. Moreover, his employer sacked him recently.

“Eyewitnesses told police the incident took place around 2 pm outside the Supreme Court’s new building, where the man came and set himself on fire. The fire was doused by security personnel and he was taken to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), where his condition is said to be stable and he is recuperating,” an officer said.

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