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Shivam Patel


Why Delhi will see an early monsoon this year
Sun, Jun 13, 2021

In Delhi the expected arrival date of monsoon this time is around June 15, as per the IMD, and it should cover the entire country in the next 2-3 days, except south Rajasthan and Kutch region of Gujarat.

Delhi surgeon who got second Covid vaccine in March dies of virus
Sun, May 09, 2021

Rawat, who had been with the hospital since its inception in 1996, was described as a “thorough gentleman” and a “jovial colleague” by those who had worked with him.

Delhi, Haryana in a tussle over water supply
Sat, May 08, 2021

Delhi covering its own ‘inefficiency in distribution and management of water’ by raising false claims of deficit supply, says Haryana.

AIIMS nurse skips grandmother’s funeral for Covid duty: ‘Who else will take care of patients?’
Tue, May 04, 2021

This is also her first Covid duty after her maternity leave. Her daughter is about a year old.

Delhi children’s hospital raises alarm over oxygen crisis
Sun, May 02, 2021

Head of Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital said about 25-30 newborn babies and children are in the ICU, out of which about 10 are on high flow oxygen; AAP's Raghav Chadha assures help

Beds scarce in Delhi, ambulances field calls to take people outstation
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Taking a Covid patient from one city to another is not easy, said Premchand, who works with a private ambulance service.

Delhi: Unable to get a bed, doctor who worked among the homeless dies of Covid
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Dr Pradip Bijalwan, who was about 60 years old, had decided to treat himself at home as he could not get a bed in a hospital, said former IAS officer and human rights activist Harsh Mander.

Outstation trips, oxygen refills: Ambulance drivers witness Covid crisis in Delhi firsthand
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

“There are no stops, no meal breaks. You have to ensure there is enough oxygen support in the ambulance. We can only eat once the patient has reached the destination and we have sanitised the ambulance… Most times, we get the oxygen tank refilled outside Delhi, but today we are facing a difficulty."

Delhi on its knees, Chief Minister Kejriwal urges PM Modi: need your guidance and intervention
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

As PM questions live telecast of parts of CM’s appeal, CMO offers regret; Delhi crosses 300 daily toll mark

Delhi on its knees, CM Kejriwal to PM Modi: ‘Need your guidance and intervention’
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

With parts of Kejriwal's appeal broadcast live, Modi stepped in briefly to point out that it was a breach of protocol since the meeting was “internal”. The Chief Minister's Office later issued a statement expressing “regret” for “any inconvenience caused”.

Delhi: As home isolation numbers swell, medical teams face new challenge
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Officials managing home isolation in south, east, central and north districts said they are trying to augment their manpower as the number of patients is significantly higher than the previous Covid surge in November.

Water supply to be affected in parts of Delhi for a week starting from Saturday evening
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

In a statement, the DJB said supply will remain affected in parts of east, north east, south Delhi and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas till the situation improves.

Curbs on dine-in till April 30 will cripple industry, say restaurants
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

As services shift to take-away and delivery-only until April 30, management of restaurants and cafés are staring at significant losses to their business.

Delhi forest dept issues notice to airport authority on ‘tree felling’
Mon, Apr 12, 2021

The forest department carried out an inspection of the area following directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) after a plea alleged that over 1,000 fully grown trees were felled by DIAL.

Explained: What is the standoff between Delhi govt and FCI over wheat procurement?
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Earlier this week, senior AAP politician and Delhi agriculture minister Gopal Rai alleged that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has not set up any purchasing counters in the capital to buy wheat on MSP from farmers.

After mandi visit, Delhi minister says wheat not being procured at MSP, food corporation denies
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

The minister said he will hold a meeting with senior FCI officials at the Delhi Secretariat on Saturday to discuss the matter, even as FCI officials stated that Rai’s claims were false.

After mandi visit, Delhi minister says wheat not being procured at MSP, food corporation denies
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Agriculture minister Gopal Rai said he will hold a meeting with senior FCI officials at the Delhi Secretariat on Saturday to discuss the matter, even as FCI officials stated that Rai’s claims were false.

NGT sets up committee on waste collection management in Delhi
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

The joint committee will also have members from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the municipal corporations. It has been asked to hold a meeting on the issue within 1 month.

On management of Bandhwari landfill, NGT asks Haryana to take ownership of basic responsibilities
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The principal bench of the Tribunal was hearing a plea seeking remedial action for an estimated 33 lakh tonne of legacy waste at the landfill site, which is leading to discharge of leachate, causing contamination of ground and surface water.

Delhi not considering lockdown, focus on alternative measures to control Covid surge: Gopal Rai
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Addressing the media, Gopal Rai said the government is looking at alternative solutions to control the spread of the virus and is not dependent on night curfew alone, which will be imposed between 10 pm to 5 am from Tuesday night.

Shut for over a year, Delhi Zoo will reopen on April 1 — with more animals
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

The zoo was put under bird flu surveillance after a brown fish owl kept in captivity tested positive for avian influenza in January.

Explained: Amul advertisement on milk versus plant based alternative
Tue, Mar 30, 2021

The advertisement states that the term "milk" is being encroached by plant-based beverages made from soya, almonds, oats and others, which Amul believes is misleading for consumers.

Delhi: No funds to maintain it, Nicholson Cemetery slowly falls into disrepair
Sat, Mar 20, 2021

“Almost 99% of graves are in very poor condition here,” said Ajay Kumar, project director at the Delhi chapter of INTACH. “It may be bitter, but this place and the graves here are still part of our history.”

Jal Board to press Punjab and Haryana on supply of water
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Officials assured that closure of hydel channel won’t cut off water supply

Delhi: Expert panel creates 5-year plan to restore and manage Najafgarh lake
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

The plan lists a number of immediate, medium and long- term measures that need to be taken over five years to manage and restore the trans-boundary lake shared between Haryana and Delhi, which lies southwest of the capital.