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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Mallica Joshi


City’s Covid spread slows in past month but officials stay on alert
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Between mid-January and mid-February the city’s positivity rate has remained under 0.5%, which experts say indicates that the spread has slowed down by a considerable degree.

Delhi: Admission to class VI at govt schools down by 7% this year
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Each year, an average of 2.18 lakh children from municipal schools as well as from some aided and unaided private schools take admission in Delhi government schools. Of these, close to 1.7 lakh come from the municipal school system.

Uttarakhand disaster: Raging water destroyed everything that came in its way
Sun, Feb 14, 2021

A week after a flash flood struck Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, The Sunday Express travels along the route of the devastation to find that as the raging water destroyed everything that came in its way — homes, projects, trees, lives — it left behind a few lessons, and several questions

Uttarakhand flash flood — Outside the tunnel: ‘Those stuck inside are my friends and brothers’
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Lack of reliable information, a rough terrain and long hours without any success aside, it is the hope they see in the eyes of the families of men who are believed to be stuck in a tunnel.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Focus on relinking villages, hopes dim for kin of missing
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Four bodies and the remains of a fifth were recovered till Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, the count remained the same even as several tons of debris had been moved.

Uttarakhand flash floods: Rescue officials try to re-establish contact with cut-off villages
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

At Raini village, the first of the 13 villages that could be accessed from the suspension bridge that was washed away on Sunday, residents stood on rooftops attempting to catch a glimpse of the rescue operations as helicopters flew past, trying to reach villages further away.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Raini counts its dead, no road link for 13 villages to China border
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The area where a water tank and a residential block stood was completely flattened, and a suspension bridge washed away, leaving 13 villages till the China border inaccessible by road. And, fears that another flash flood could hit the area continued to keep residents on tenterhooks.

Uttarakhand flashflood: Power plant official missing, his son waits – with hope
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Amit Shah on Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha of the flash flood situation in Uttarakhand saying as of 7 pm on Monday, 20 people were killed and 6 injured with a further 197, including 12 villagers, missing after the deluge.

Uttarakhand disaster: Three bodies recovered from Rishiganga power project site
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Villagers, however, say that there is a chance that more than 70 people are stuck under debris.

Fleeting mobile network, bars to hang from helped the 12 stuck in tunnel
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

The 12 people who were rescued from the under-construction output tunnel at the Tapovan-Vishnugad NTPC Hydel Power Project say they had no hope that they would survive, but a mobile phone proved a godsend.

Uttarakhand flash flood: Rescue ops centre on a 1.9-km tunnel with 35 trapped, families losing hope
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

According to the State Emergency Control Room, 26 bodies have been recovered so far from the project sites of NTPC’s Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro Power Project and the privately owned Rishiganga power project.

Outside Tapovan tunnel, a sister waits: ‘He is all I have’
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Officials from central and state departments, meanwhile, said their efforts were geared towards clearing the slush and reaching the men inside the tunnel.

Explained: Why is Delhi Police probing a farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’ tweeted by Greta Thunberg?
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

What is a toolkit? Why have they gained prominence? What did the toolkit tweeted by environment activist Greta Thunberg say? What does the police say?

National council meeting today, AAP constitution may change
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

AAP describes the National Council as its highest policy making body. It has around 400 members and has the power to amend the party constitution. The National Executive, with 21 members, is described as the highest executive body of the party.

Behind Delhi workers’ salary delay: MCD structure, 2 parties at loggerheads
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

The fight between the Delhi government and MCDs, in court and outside, is not new — MCD employees have approached the court over non-payment of salaries in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Many yet to apply for high security number plates
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

According to officials at Rosmerta Safety Systems Private Limited, which is manufacturing the number plates, out of close to 6 lakh cars, for which they have data, applications for only about 2 lakh have been received so far.

Delhi: Despite festive boost, tax receipts shrink by 31%
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

In 2019, the city had collected Rs 23,751.93 crore under various heads such as state GST, sales tax, excise, taxes on vehicles, etc, between April and November. This fell to Rs 16,380.50 crore for the same duration in 2020.

Nizamuddin, Delhi ‘super-spreader’: ‘Since cases began, no evidence found… Finally healing has begun’
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

According to data maintained by the Delhi government, 1,080 people from the Markaz tested positive for Covid in Delhi till mid-April.

On sidelines of protest, a makeshift school, 90 pupils, and teachers from Punjab, Kerala
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

The school was started by a few protesters three weeks ago after they saw several children, mostly ragpickers from the Delhi-Haryana borders, milling around.

Explained: Delhi govt’s proposal on nursery admission, and the response
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Nursery and kindergarten are meant for children to learn to interact with the outside world independently. But with classes moving online due to Covid-19, should children begin schooling so early?

Delhi may scrap nursery admissions for 2021-22, schools unlikely to open before July
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Explaining the proposal to scrap nursery admissions for the upcoming session, a senior official said: “Schools can admit students in both nursery and kindergarten for the 2022-23 academic session, as there will be vacancies in both grades.

Delhi: Mandatory tests, isolation for all those flying from UK
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

According to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the government will also contact all those who arrived from the UK in the past two weeks.

AAP to contest 2022 UP polls, BJP says ‘unmasked in Delhi’
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

This will be the party’s biggest contest since the 2014 general elections, when it fielded candidates in 400 seats across the country.

Delhi crosses somber milestone of 10,000 deaths
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

On Sunday, 1,984 fresh cases were reported and 2,539 people recovered. The number of patients under home isolation dipped to 9,964 from a high of over 40,000 earlier. There are over 16,700 active cases in the city at present and more than 72 lakh Covid tests have been conducted so far.

5-day survey: Of 57 lakh Delhiites covered, 13,516 show symptoms
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

The survey was prompted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which turned its focus on the national capital after case and death count rose alarmingly.