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Punjab CM hails latest IISER study ‘unlinking’ Delhi pollution with stubble fires

October 16, 2020 1:43:20 am

Flaying his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, the Punjab chief minister asked him to “stop lying” to divert attention from his “failure” to protect the national capital's environment.

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Delhi riots: Panel lacks jurisdiction to issue summons to FB, SC told

October 16, 2020 9:06:13 am

The plea challenged the two summoning orders, dated September 18 and 23, and said the Delhi Assembly “does not have the power to hold” him “in breach of its privileges for failing to appear in response to the impugned summonses” and that “there is no law that empowers the Committee to take coercive action against a non-member”.

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Day 1 of DG set ban in Gurgaon sees few power cuts, but many anxious about coming days

October 16, 2020 1:26:15 am

DG sets have been banned from October 15 in Delhi-NCR under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), to keep a check on pollution.

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Delhi HC seeks news channel’s source for riots report

October 16, 2020 9:08:27 am

Police, in a reply, told the court of Justice Vibhu Bakhru that the said statement was not leaked by its officials or anyone associated with the investigation of the case.

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Karat claims inaccuracy in count of those killed in Delhi riots, police deny

October 16, 2020 9:12:14 am

Karat claimed he was not identified till March 19 by his brother Mohd. Ishfaque, and that the “postmortem report shows that he died of serious head injuries”.

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Probe into Ambience Mall construction: CBI submits status report in HC

October 16, 2020 1:10:11 am

As the status report was submitted before the bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh, the probe agency told the court that the investigation was being carried out in right earnest and another status report will be submitted before this court in January, 2021.

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Delhi: Cinema halls reopen but patrons keep their distance from the box office

October 16, 2020 6:26:12 pm

Instead of physical checking, a staff member at Cinepolis, at the Savitri Complex in Greater Kailash-II, geared up in a mask, face shield and gloves, asked if the person had any of the prohibited items listed on a board.

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Watch: Student drives with Delhi constable clinging to car’s bonnet, held

October 16, 2020 8:55:20 am

In the FIR, Yadav states that around 5.10 pm, he saw a car moving in a zig-zag manner from Dhaula Kuan side towards Station Road, heading to Tilak Nagar.

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‘Vandalism’ of temple during Delhi riots: Man gets bail

October 15, 2020 8:47:36 am

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav granted bail to Gulfam on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety of like amount in the case of alleged vandalism of Shiv Temple at Moonga Nagar in Dayalpur area by a riotous mob on February 25.

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Man killed by group of 15 in Gurgaon ‘road rage’

October 15, 2020 8:49:48 am

According to police, the deceased, Netrapal Singh, was a resident of Ghaziabad and ran a business in Delhi. He had come to Gurgaon with two relatives for some work on Sunday evening and was driving back when the incident occurred.

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Calling scene of crime ‘horrific’, HC denies man bail in Delhi riots case

October 15, 2020 9:03:44 am

The case, as per police, pertains to the burning of Anil Sweet Corner at Chaman Park, Main Brijpuri Road. An Uttarakhand resident, Negi, who used to work as a waiter there, was found dead later at the spot.

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Coaching centres with over 20 students to be made accountable: Govt

October 15, 2020 9:21:12 am

Yogesh Pal Singh, assistant director of education in the education department's private school branch, said the government does not yet know how many coaching centres there are in the city and the first priority in framing guidelines for them is to ensure the safety of students studying in them.

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Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain writes to Centre on thermal plants

October 15, 2020 12:19:29 pm

Jain said a 2016 IIT Kanpur study said emissions from these 13 thermal power plants, with a capacity of over 11,000 MW, contribute to the formation of secondary particles like sulphates and nitrates which are products of reaction between aerosols with gases such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

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Diesel gensets turn off as measures to fix pollution crisis come into effect

October 15, 2020 12:20:59 pm

Apart from banning the use of generator sets, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority also asked the Delhi government to ensure that pollution is controlled in the 13 hotspots in the city, a long-term solution for disposal of solid waste is prepared and put into action and roads be cleaned twice a day using vacuum cleaners.

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Salary strike may touch more health centres under MCD

October 15, 2020 12:23:35 pm

North MCD mayor Jai Prakash said he has ended the strike at Rajan Babu Institute and is chalking out a strategy to end the strike elsewhere.

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As Delhi govt’s doorstep delivery turns 2, sahayaks down from 250 to 50

October 15, 2020 12:26:21 pm

According to information obtained under the RTI Act, on October 2018, a month after its launch, there were 246 mobile sahayaks working under the project. By October 2019, the number came down 110, the administrative reforms department said in its response.

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First day, first show: Movie halls open doors — with abundant caution

October 15, 2020 12:29:59 pm

The three films to be screened at the hall initially are Thappad, 1917 and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Only two out of their six halls will be open.

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Delhi: 17-year-old held for hit-and-run that killed two minors

October 14, 2020 12:34:56 pm

The incident took place on Monday night when the children were crossing a road and the car hit them.

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Delhi air now ‘very poor’, unlikely to improve soon

October 14, 2020 10:10:04 am

A forecast from the Central government’s SAFAR air quality and weather forecasting system said, “In Delhi, the development of strong surface-level inversion and sudden calm wind conditions led to a low ventilation coefficient and accumulation of pollutants near the surface.”

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Delhi Air quality: Sisodia takes aim at Centre, ministry lists measures taken

October 14, 2020 10:13:57 am

Sisodia said while Delhi government had taken steps to combat pollution, the Centre had woken up only before the harvest and stubble burning season.

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Centre knew about decomposer tech, sincerity needed, says CM Kejriwal

October 14, 2020 10:25:38 am

The Delhi government is making the decomposer solution available to farmers and also spraying it on their fields out of its own pocket, which is costing the government around Rs 20 lakh in total.

Sixth arrest in DU student murder case

October 14, 2020 10:28:51 am

Police arrested the two brothers and apprehended three juveniles. On Tuesday, 18-year-old Shubham Bhardwaj, a resident of Jahangirpuri, was also arrested, police said.

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At Model town; Brother hospitalised, sisters, aged 8 and 5, dead in hit and run

October 14, 2020 4:06:18 am

The children were crossing the road with their father’s friend, Milap Singh (55), when the car hit them, said DCP Arya. A PCR call was made at 11.49 pm by a passerby about the accident, which took place near Gurdwara Nanak Piao Sahib.

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Delhi HC grants bail to two men in riots case, says cops did not make daily diary entries in time

October 14, 2020 1:23:32 pm

Granting bail to them in this case, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said there is no CCTV footage, video or photo to corroborate the prosecution claim.

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2014 case of ‘attack’ on foreign national: Court acquits Bharti

October 14, 2020 1:25:09 pm

An FIR was lodged on September 26, 2014, following which the court framed charges against Bharti under IPC sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 147 (punishment for rioting), read with section 149 and under section 109. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh acquitted Bharti of the aforementioned offences.