Delhi News Highlights: Among various issues discussed during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the Delhi government has decided to extend the free ration scheme till September 30, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during a press briefing. Further, keeping in mind the national capital’s weather and the comfort of the people, electric and air-conditioned buses have been purchased, the CM said and added that the government has agreed to purchase 1,950 more buses.
Delhi logged 1,109 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 5.87 per cent and one fatality, according to data shared by the health department on Wednesday. Delhi had reported less than 1,000 single-day infections in the last two days. With the fresh infections, Delhi’s case tally climbed to 19,34,009. The death toll due to the infection rose to 26,261. On Tuesday, Delhi had recorded 874 fresh Covid-19 cases and four fatalities due to the infection, while the positivity rate was at 5.18 per cent.
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid on Wednesday condemned the Udaipur murder, calling it “an act against Islam, unlawful and inhuman”. In a statement, Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said: “The inhumane incident of the murder of a man named Kanhaiya Lal by two persons named Riaz and Ghous, and that too in the name of the Holy Prophet, is not only an act of cowardice but an act against Islam, unlawful and inhuman. I, myself, and on the behalf of Muslims of India, with all the vehemence at our disposal, condemn this act.” Meanwhile, a march called by the Delhi BJP leaders Wednesday at the Jantar Mantar to protest against the killing in Udaipur was called off after they were denied police permission “in view of the current communal situation in Delhi”, the police said.