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More freshwater, fewer pollutants behind Yamuna’s new blue hues
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Jal Board officials told The Indian Express that throughout March and so far in April, a significant amount of water has been consistently released into the river after the Wazirabad Barrage, as states through which the Yamuna passes saw good rainfall last month.

Delhi air quality dips after Sunday night fireworks
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Data from six monitoring stations of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee showed concentration of PM 2.5 and PM 10 spiked suddenly after 9pm, when firecrackers were set off.

‘If we stop work out of fear, how will people get water?’
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The nine water and nine main sewage treatment plants of the DJB, the agency that’s responsible for supplying potable water to the capital, have been working 24x7 to ensure that it supplies over 900 million gallons per day (MGD) of water and recycles around 500 MGD of waste water daily.

Delhi sees cleanest March air in 5 years
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Delhi, said the total rainfall recorded in the city in March was 109.6mm — an all-time high for the month since counting began in 1901.

Disinfectant ordered by Delhi Jal Board stuck in transit due to lockdown
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

A division of the department had ordered 125 litres of disinfectants, on an “immediate basis”, for five of its laboratories at the water and sewage treatment plants on March 14.

Delhi Jal Board acts: Tankers sent to slum that ran out of water
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Comprising of about a hundred families involved in waste picking, the JJ cluster was not connected to the DJB's water network and the department's water tankers had stopped reaching there since the past few months.

With no water in this slum near South Delhi’s Mahipalpur, residents ask: How do we wash our hands?
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

The slum cluster is not connected to the water network of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and has not been receiving water tankers for around four months.

Passengers wait for over 8 hours before being taken to quarantine: Delhi’s IGI airport swamped as 11,000 land within hours
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Doctors and paramedics involved in the screening of passengers for symptoms of coronavirus were stretched to their capacity as the “unexpected” rush resulted in travellers waiting for over eight hours to be sent for quarantine.

EWS flats to cop training school, Delhi moves to meet quarantine demand
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Guidelines from the Union Health Ministry state that passengers from high-risk countries affected by COVID-19, including China, Italy, France and Germany, are to be quarantined for 14 days.

Most heading home to Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and UP: Nothing to do here, say those at New Delhi Railway Station before leaving
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

There are many unskilled labourers who have lost work in the national capital region over the past week.

Delhi: After day of chaos, some order at IGI
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

After arriving at the airport, travellers would be brought to counters set up by the Airport Health Organisation (APHO) at a pier in Terminal 3 for initial thermal screening. Passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 would be isolated here and sent to designated hospitals for further treatment.

Long night at Delhi’s IGI airport, confusion lasts till Tuesday
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

On Monday, several passengers said the Delhi government’s facilities were not suitable. Some of those taken to Dwarka and Narela claimed the facilities were unhygienic.

At Delhi’s IGI airport, long wait before quarantine
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

In what were described as scenes of confusion, 405 travellers from two Air India flights arrived at the airport around 9 am and faced several hours of delay in being transferred to the quarantine facilities.

Delhi: 218 Indians evacuated from Italy reach IGI airport, quarantined at ITBP camp
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

“They arrived at the facility by 12.30 pm and had nasal swabs taken, which would be tested for coronavirus. We would get the reports by Monday evening. We are following all protocols and are giving them the best possible care,” an ITBP spokesperson.

ICMR to test for community transmission of Covid-19
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

A network of 65 laboratories of the Department of Health Research and the Indian Council of Medical Research (DHR-ICMR) will now test 20 samples each week — 10 of influenza-like illnesses and 10 of severe acute respiratory infection — for Covid-19.

Relief, joy as second batch of Wuhan evacuees leave quarantine
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

This is the second batch of evacuees to have left the facility after being quarantined. It had 36 foreign nationals from countries including Bangladesh and Maldives, and the remaining were Indian nationals.

Delhi: Cinemas shut, malls wary of dip in footfall
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

As the news of the government’s announcement began coming in, officials at multiplexes, including Inox, Carnival and Cineplex, said customers who have made advance bookings would get a full refund.

Delhi 1985 transistor blasts: 30 acquitted, but long case took heavy toll
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Singh was one of the 59 men and women accused in the transistor bomb blasts of May 10, 1985, that happened in Delhi and adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The explosions killed 49 and injured 127 people in the capital alone.

Delhi: 4 days after he went missing, child found dead in drain he fell into
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Locals claimed several complaints had been made to the local MLA and municipal corporation to get the drain covered but nothing was done about it. Badli MLA Ajesh Yadav could not be reached for a comment Saturday.

Northeast Delhi violence: He wanted to be a doctor, say kin of 21-yr-old found in drain
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

According to Aftab’s family, he had come to Delhi a week ago to work and finance his education.

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