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Delhi News Highlights: Fire doused at Congress headquarters in Delhi’s Akbar Road

Delhi News Today Updates 6 Apr, Delhi Latest News Today, Delhi Weather Today, Delhi Heatwave Updates, Delhi-NCR News Updates: A fire official said, “We received a call around 7.10 pm from the INC office in New Delhi. The fire had started on the terrace."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 7, 2022 10:01:03 am
Delhi: Fire doused at Congress HQ on Akbar RoadDelhi Fire Services said the fire was brought under control within an hour. (Express photo)

Delhi Live News: A fire broke out at the Congress headquarters at 24 Akbar Road in Delhi on Wednesday. Delhi Fire Services said the fire was brought under control within an hour and no casualties were reported.

A fire official said, “We received a call around 7.10 pm from the INC office in New Delhi. The fire had started on the terrace. We rushed with two fire tenders and doused the fire. It is suspected that a short circuit in the AC compressor or dry leaves on the terrace caused the fire. The matter will be investigated.”

Meanwhile, amid the meat shops controversy in Delhi, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan Tuesday said that licences for running meat shops will be issued to traders only if they agree not to operate during the Navratri festival. Suryan had earlier sought the “closure of meat shops during the nine-day period of the Navratri festival extending from April 2 to April 11”.

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22:37 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Fire doused at Congress HQ on Akbar Road

The fire that broke out at the Congress headquarters at 24 Akbar Road in Delhi on Wednesday has been doused. Delhi Fire Services said the fire was brought under control within an hour and no casualties were reported. Read more

21:40 (IST)06 Apr 2022
126 new Covid cases, one death in Delhi

Delhi recorded 126 new Covid cases and one fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.12 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. These cases came out of the 11,241 tests conducted a day ago.

With 126 new cases, the national capital's infection count has increased to 18,65,620 while the death toll stands at 26,155.

Delhi had reported 112 new COVID-19 cases and zero death due to the infection on Tuesday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.05 per cent.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13.

Delhi had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave of the pandemic which was largely due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (PTI)

21:39 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Gahlot highlights need to increase participation of women in mobility sector

Transport minister Kailash Gahlot highlighted the need to increase the participation of women in the mobility sector and said the Delhi government is committed towards their empowerment and upliftment.

He made these remarks at the "Moving Boundaries" summit on Tuesday. The minister also launched a brief summary report on gender inclusive mobility that shared learnings from the "Moving Boundaries" campaign held last year by th e Moving Women Social Initiatives Foundation (MOWO).

Gahlot said the Delhi government is committed to th eempowerment and uplifting of women, and bringing in reforms that can enhance the number of woman drivers on the road.

"We are already in the process of roping in NGOs who work on training women drivers and gender sensitization to encourage women to learn driving, get their licenses and take up jobs as women drivers," a statement quoting Gahlot said. (PTI)

21:39 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Mercury inches up in Delhi, heatwave likely to intensify

The ongoing spell of heatwave in Delhi is likely to intensify with the maximum temperature likely to touch the 42-degree mark by Friday, the IMD said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), no relief is in sight for at least a week.

The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 39.3 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal on Wednesday. It had logged a maximum temperature of 39.6 degrees Celsius last Wednesday, the highest this season so far.

Parts of the national capital have been reeling under a heatwave since March last week with their maximum temperature hovering above 40 degrees Celsius. (PTI)

21:25 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Fire breaks out at Congress headquarters in Delhi

A fire broke out at Congress party headquarters at New Delhi’s Akbar Road, said officials Wednesday. Delhi Fire Services said the fire was brought under control within an hour and no casualties were reported.

A fire official said, “We received a call around 7.10 pm from the INC office in New Delhi. The fire had started on the terrace. We rushed with two fire tenders and doused the fire. It is suspected that a short circuit in the AC compressor or dry leaves on the terrace caused the fire. The matter will be investigated”

The office was closed at the time of the fire. The caretaker and guards had alerted the police and fire services. (ENS)

14:28 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann seen during the road show in Himachal's Mandi

14:25 (IST)06 Apr 2022
A truck with posters of Delhi Mohala Clinics seen at Kejriwal's road show in Himachal

13:55 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Ajay Kumar and Rajesh Chand, who recently joined AAP, join the road show in Himachal

"In Himachal Pradesh, both BJP and Congress are tried and tested. We want to try a new party this time. 
Their focus on basics like health and education is something our area sorely lacks. We want him to come to power and see what he can do."

13:21 (IST)06 Apr 2022
AAP party workers wait for Kejriwal's road show in Himachal's Mandi

13:20 (IST)06 Apr 2022
CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to hold a roadshow in Himachal Pradesh today

13:18 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to hold a road show in Himachal today

10:54 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Non-plan admissions process in Delhi government schools to begin on April 11

Applications for non-plan admissions to classes 6 to 9 in Delhi government schools will begin online on April 11.

Non-plan admissions to government schools are for students who had been studying in private schools till the last grade. The new academic year 2022-2023 has already begun in all government schools as of April 1. For the first cycle of these admissions, applications will begin on April 11 and close on May 2 and the allotted schools to registered applicants will be displayed on May 20. The second cycle will begin on June 1, and the third cycle will begin on July 16. Read more

10:21 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Delhi: IIT-D, Jal Board join hands to work on water issues

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Delhi Jal Board to collaborate on addressing issues related to water security.

As part of the MoU, they will collaborate on identifying research & development initiatives in the areas of water supply and distribution; wastewater conveyance, treatment, recycle/reuse and disposal. Read more 

10:02 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Tree damage in CR Park: PWD officials held guilty of contempt of court

The Delhi High Court has held the Engineer-in-Chief and an Executive Engineer of Delhi’s Public Works Department guilty of contempt of court in a case pertaining to the chopping of roots of trees in Chittaranjan Park. The officers have been directed to remain present on April 7 for sentencing.

“It was for the PWD to have ensured that such damage was prevented. Not doing so, it has been complicit in the damage to the trees. The PWD itself has relaid the pavements and created manholes of 6×6 radius around 16 trees,” said Justice Najmi Waziri in an order. Read more

09:37 (IST)06 Apr 2022
Delhi govt’s DBSE signs MoU with German cultural association

Delhi Government’s Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) has signed an MoU with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide to promote the German language, to offer courses in Delhi government schools.

The MoU was signed Tuesday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Ambassador of Germany to India Walter J. Lindner. Read more

09:33 (IST)06 Apr 2022
To mark BJP’s foundation day, Nadda to hold ‘shobha yatra’ at Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar today

BJP national president J P Nadda along with the party’s state chief Adesh Gupta will celebrate the party’s foundation day Wednesday by holding a shobha yatra from Rajinder Nagar in Delhi. Rajender Nagar is also the place that will go for by-polls in the next six months as the incumbent MLA Raghav Chaddha has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Read more 

22:40 (IST)05 Apr 2022
Covid: 112 new cases, zero death in Delhi

Delhi recorded 112 new Covid cases and zero fatality on Tuesday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.05 percent, according to data shared by the health department here. These cases came out of the 10,629 tests conducted a day ago.

With 112 new cases, the national capital's infection count has increased to 18,65,494 while the death toll stands at 26,154.

Delhi reported 82 new COVID-19 cases and one death due to the infection on Monday, while the positivity rate was at 1.34 per cent.

The national capital reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 0.86 per cent and zero death due to the infection on Sunday. It logged 114 COVID-19 cases on Saturday with a positivity rate of 0.71 per cent.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13. (PTI)

22:39 (IST)05 Apr 2022
Max temp in Delhi settles at 38.7 deg C

The maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 38.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according to official data.

The relative humidity at 8:30 AM stood at 46 per cent and reduced to 16 per cent by 5:30 PM, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department.

On Monday as well, the Safdarjung Observatory had recorded a low of 19 degrees Celsius and a high of 38.1 degrees Celsius.

The minimum and maximum temperature on Wednesday are likely to settle at 19 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to IMD d

The maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 38.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according to official data.

The relative humidity at 8:30 AM stood at 46 per cent and reduced to 16 per cent by 5:30 PM, according to data shared by the India Meteorological Department.

On Monday as well, the Safdarjung Observatory had recorded a low of 19 degrees Celsius and a high of 38.1 degrees Celsius.

The minimum and maximum temperature on Wednesday are likely to settle at 19 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to IMD data.

The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded in the 'poor' category (reading 228) in late evening, data from the CPCB showed around 9:45 PM. (PTI)

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The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded in the 'poor' category (reading 228) in late evening, data from the CPCB showed around 9:45 PM. (PTI)

21:06 (IST)05 Apr 2022
Delhi sports policy will be successful when players start winning lots of medals for India: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government's sports policy will be successful only when players start winning lots of medals for the country in international events, more than China and the US. He was speaking at an event to honour those who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

"You have honoured the entire country. The 'Samman Rashi' that you have been given is a small token from us to tell you that we are really proud of you. We pray to God that you keep making the country proud," Kejriwal said. "Lakhs of children when they see you, feel that they should also bring laurels for the country. Each one of you inspires lakhs and crores of children," the chief minister said.

Talking about the city government's sports policy, he said that it was formulated after studying those of other states. "There are three pillars of the policy. One of the things that the policy aims to do is to start a sports culture in Delhi and encourage playing of sports," Kejriwal said. "It also aims to identify children who have the potential and to help those people who have performed well at the national and international levels," he said at the event. (PTI)

21:03 (IST)05 Apr 2022
29-year-old raped in Gurugram, accused absconding

A 29-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man living in her locality while she was alone at her home here, police said on Tuesday. An FIR was registered at Bhondsi police station on Tuesday based on the woman’s complaint even as the accused has gone absconding, they said. Read more

Delhi court denies bail to Jamia student in riots case

A Delhi court denied bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal Party (RJD) leader and Jamia Millia Islamia student Meeran Haider in an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat denied bail to Haider, noting that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation against him is prima facie true.

15-year-old dead in hit and run, family says police did not do enough: ‘All we want is a fair probe’

The family of 15-year-old Priya Singh, who went missing and was later found killed in a road accident, remembers her leaving home “to meet her bua (aunt), who would help her with studies”. It was the last time they would see her.

At their home in West Delhi’s Mayapuri, the family told The Indian Express on Tuesday that they kept searching for her and also called police, but “nobody helped”. Little did they know that Priya had been hit by a vehicle less than 5 km from her residence.

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