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Abhinav Rajput

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Abhinav Rajput is a principal correspondent with The Indian Express. He covers Delhi civic bodies, city’s politics. He is an alumnus of Asian College of Journalism. He tweets at @abhinavrt

Adesh Kumar Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

Senior leaders in the party said that the selection was done keeping the corporation election in mind. Gupta is presently the member of standing committee, top decision making body, of the North Corporation from West Patel Nagar ward.

Delhi: Ghazipur abattoir shut, meat prices soar in city
Thu, May 28, 2020

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation, which runs the 25-acre facility near NH-24, had closed the slaughterhouse in the last week of March. In an order, it said this was being done to “restrict close proximity of human involvement in compliance with guidelines to contain Covid-19”.

Slow start for autos, many unsure of business with just 1 passenger allowed
Thu, May 28, 2020

Most auto drivers that The Indian Express spoke to said they were thankful that they could ply again, but rued the guidelines that allow them to ferry only one passenger at a time. Business on Tuesday was slow for most.

For cricket in Sonepat, Manoj Tiwari finds himself on sticky wicket
Tue, May 26, 2020

In a video, Tiwari was seen playing cricket on a privately-owned cricket ground in Ganaur, meeting people in a gathering and singing songs. AAP called the act “insensitive” while Tiwari said the party was “unnecessarily politcising the issue”.

Mandatory masks, Aarogya Setu app as parks open partially to the Delhi public
Sat, May 23, 2020

According to the South MCD, jogging on tracks is allowed from 7 am to 7 pm. “Visitors will ensure the Aarogya Setu app is installed on their phones... Wearing masks is mandatory,” state the guidelines issued by the South MCD.

Mismatch again: MCDs’ coronavirus death numbers double Delhi govt’s
Fri, May 22, 2020

When asked about figures provided by the two civic bodies, the Delhi government spokesperson said they had received the reports from both corporations, but added that neither had produced supporting documents and reports for bodies which they claimed had tested positive.

Delhi: Slow start for autos, many unsure of business with just 1 passenger allowed
Wed, May 20, 2020

Most auto drivers that The Indian Express spoke to said they were thankful that they could ply again, but rued the guidelines that allow them to ferry only one passenger at a time. Business on Tuesday was slow for most.

Over 400 funerals performed under Covid SOP, govt seeks details from civic bodies
Wed, May 20, 2020

“It is requested that copies of register having details of such cremations/burials of Covid-related deaths (positive and suspect), along with supporting documents like lab reports, doctor’s certificate etc, may be sent to this department...,” said the letter.

Delhi: As markets open, task cut out for most congested
Tue, May 19, 2020

The guidelines were issued on Monday evening, under which all shops in markets and shopping complexes have been allowed to open. In case of shops selling non-essential items, the odd-even policy will be followed.

Dialysis patient infects six healthcare workers at Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital
Mon, May 18, 2020

A North DMC spokesperson said of the 70 contacts, 69 were tested and 64 reports received out of which six tested positive and the rest negative.

No ration offered, people pelt stones at MCD school
Fri, May 15, 2020

A Delhi government spokesperson said, “We will examine the matter and ensure appropriate supplies reach the centre immediately. So far, the government has provided ration to around 25 lakh people not holding PDS cards through the e-coupon system in the first round.

In two months, 410 funerals in the city as per Covid SOP
Thu, May 14, 2020

Officials and doctors clarified that a body being cremated or buried in adherence to the Covid SOP, laid down by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), may not necessarily mean the person had coronavirus or died of the disease.

BJP to party leaders: ‘Break down stimulus package in local language on social media’
Thu, May 14, 2020

The Delhi leadership has been told that while the message must reach all sections of society, special focus has to be on the migrants and the poor, a BJP leader said.

Doctors at North MCD hospitals say not paid for over 2 months
Tue, May 12, 2020

An MCD officer said that while nurses and junior resident doctors have been paid till February, senior doctors were last paid for the month of January.

Delhi: Malaria, dengue cases creeping up
Tue, May 12, 2020

The South, North and East civic bodies have prepared a roadmap of activities — fogging and awareness drives — to be carried out in the coming days.

Quarantined Tablighi Jamaat members start heading home
Mon, May 11, 2020

Those from other states — most of the Tabhighi Jamaat members are not from Delhi — will be let go once their home states make arrangements for them to return.

Delhi’s dry spell ends in chaos, lathis
Tue, May 05, 2020

On Monday evening, the Delhi government decided to levy a special Corona fee — 70% of the maximum retail price — on alcohol across all outlets.

Hindu Rao staff came to work after wife tested positive: Officials
Mon, May 04, 2020

Earlier, the hospital, the biggest under the corporation, had to be shut for a day and sanitised after a nurse tested positive.

Delhi: Two deaths after 3 days, 125 new cases
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

The rate of infection — number of patients testing positive out of all the people tested on a particular day — stood at 4.1%, down from 9.1% on Tuesday.

On land, and then by boat: How food reaches 80 on a tiny Yamuna island
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Living in tents and small huts, the residents do not have power or LPG connections. Before the lockdown, they would row out to Okhla to get groceries, vegetables and drinking water and cook on mud chulahs using wood.

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