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Shivam Patel


Two more bodies identified at GTB hospital in Delhi: ‘He asked about us in last call’
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Alam could only recall the last thing Arshad told his mother over the phone: “Mere abba theek hain? Aap sab theek ho? Dhyan rakhna main bhi jaldi aa jaunga (Is father okay? Is everyone at home okay? Take care, I will come home soon.)”

Delhi violence: Seven days on, closure lacking for many families
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

At GTB, there are many such families waiting for news of their missing relatives.

Delhi: Youngest casualty of riots, 15, was out to buy chowmein
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

The youngest casualty in the riots that broke out in the city last week is 15-year-old Nitin Kumar, a Class VIII student at a government school in Gokulpuri.

Yamuna water getting ‘critically worse’, CPCB analysis finds
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Data collected by the CPCB and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) from 14 river monitoring locations showed except for two points — Palla and Surghat, the water quality failed to meet several quality parameters between 2015 and 2019.

Fear of family made Delhi woman keep marriage a well-guarded secret
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

On Friday police arrested Chaudhary’s parents Ravinder and Suman, two paternal uncles, Sanjay and Om Prakash, and two cousins, Ankit and Parvesh, for allegedly kidnapping and murdering her.

After SC intervention: At Shaheen Bagh, a start to mediation
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Mediators tell protesters that solution should come from them, say it will set an example for the rest of the world.

Roads dug up, sewer lines a mess: Rural Delhi has development on mind
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The problems faced by residents at this village is not too dissimilar to those in other rural belts in outer regions of North West Delhi. Most people in these areas said they voted keeping in mind these problems and for parties that will help solve them.

Central Vista revamp may face legal hurdle, experts tell DDA
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

The redevelopment plans include building a new, triangular-shaped Parliament house and moving all union ministries and offices to the Central Vista in 10 “doughnut-shaped” identical buildings on four tracts of government land between India Gate, and the Rail and Vayu Bhawans.

Politics around it superficial, Yamuna problems run deep
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Cleaning the Yamuna has found a mention in the manifestos of all three parties as well as in speeches by leaders. In an interview to The Indian Express, Kejriwal said one of the things his government will focus on if it returns to power is cleaning the river.

1,300 objections and suggestions on Central Vista redevelopment
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A hearing was held Thursday at the DDA’s INA office, where those who had made the written objections and suggestions presented their “oral evidence” before the DDA’s Board of Enquiry and Hearing.

Delhi elections: Yogi retakes Pak route; says AAP opened more liquor shops, less schools
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Monday’s address was consistent with Adityanath’s speeches in the capital since February 1, with Shaheen Bagh, Pakistan and biryani common key words that find a mention almost throughout.

Will Vote For Local Issues, Say Residents: In Hari Nagar, 2 candidates familiar faces, 3rd more well known online
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

The reason, voters say, is the accessibility, familiarity and previous work done by the AAP and Congress candidates in the constituency. The BJP candidate, though popular on social media, does not evoke the same connect, residents say.

Shah spells it out, again: Elections a contest between Modi and Shaheen Bagh supporters
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Shah also credited the PM with finding solutions to issues like the Ram temple and Article 370, and accused the Opposition of opposing the BJP as they feared a backlash from their vote bank.

In Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, water shortage a talking point, AAP says 70% work done
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

People living in wards D and E of Sangam Vihar said piped water is being supplied in most areas after the lines were laid last year. However, the infrastructure does not appear to be complete in some pockets.

Delhi assembly elections: Pollution makes appearance in promises by all three parties
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

All major political parties have spoken about the need to tackle this crisis, but a close eye would be kept on their manifestos, expected to be released this week, to see if the issue finds a mention.

Republic Day parade: Over 1 lakh attend, many left out despite tickets in hand
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

As per police estimates, more than one lakh people turned up for the annual event. Among these, over a thousand were left out after entry was barred by 9 am as the stands filled up. Despairing, with tickets in hand, the only compensation for those waiting outside was the air show.

Vote for schools, hospitals, not for a party: Arvind Kejriwal
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

In his first roadshow after filing his nomination for the February 8 polls, the AAP chief stuck to the party’s main poll plank — improvements in the city’s education, healthcare, and power and water supply.

Students surround V-C office, Jamia to approach court for FIR against cops
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

A signed assurance was given by the V-C to students after a day-long protest outside her office, during which students held two discussions with her and even called for her resignation if their demands were not met.

Diversity, efficiency, flexibility: The brief for redeveloping New Delhi’s Central Vista
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The buzz surrounding the Union government’s ambitious redevelopment project of the Central Vista is strong — just as it was in the early 20th century when architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker embarked on their journey of turning New Delhi into the Capital of colonial India.

Delhi Jal Board project to let people check water quality in their locality online
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

DJB officials associated with the project told The Indian Express that the pilot would be implemented in South and South West Delhi first. It is expected to be expanded to cover the entire city in around three to six months,