Keeping in mind the weather and the comfort of the people, electric and air-conditioned buses have been purchased, the CM said. (File)
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.
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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.
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With the monsoon round the corner, L-G Vinai Kumar Saxena has directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to identify dangerous buildings under their jurisdiction that are prone to collapse or damage, and to ensure measures to prevent any kind of untoward incident. The civic agencies have been directed to take action and submit a report in two weeks.
A total of 607 people have been booked in Delhi’s Outer District in a drive conducted against people drinking in public places on Saturday and Sunday. The violators would be slapped Section 40a (consuming liquor in a public place) of Delhi Excise Act, police said. Police said that the drive was undertaken to send a clear message to the violators on the need to restrain the consumption of liquor in public places and reduce alcohol-fuelled crimes.
Taking suo motu cognizance of a video on social media that allegedly shows a man hurling abuses at a young girl over her religion, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) sent a notice to police demanding action against the accused. Police said that while a picture of the notice had been posted on social media, they were yet to receive a copy. The video purportedly shows a man using communal slurs and abusing the minor, while asking her to abuse her religion and god. It also appears to show him threatening to “hit her badly”. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, in the notice to DCP (Cyber Crime), said: “The man is clearly intimidating the girl who can be seen visibly frightened and shocked… it is a very serious matter.”
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