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Tag: National Capital

Tablighi Jamaat Chief Maulana Saad Tests Negative For COVID19

New Delhi: Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who is in home quarantine, has tested negative for COVID-19 in a test done in a private lab, sources said on Sunday. The head of the Jamaat’s Nizamuddin Markaz was in the centre of controversy over holding the global congregation amid the coronavirus crisis and is being […]

Delhi air quality improves to 'poor' on Diwali

New Delhi: After several days of suffering from ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ air quality, the national capital on Wednesday surprisingly breathed better air in Diwali as its pollution level went down, improving the quality to ‘poor’. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) the overall Air Quality Index for the Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) region […]

Delhi's air pollution spikes, severe in some regions

New Delhi: The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera. As stubble-burning stepped up in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana, the combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi gripped the city in haze with many regions heading towards ‘severe-plus’ or ’emergency level’ […]

Farmers' protest turns violent; police use water canons, tear gas

New Delhi: The protest by thousands of farmers at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border turned violent today as they tried to break barricades and run them over with tractors to enter the national capital, forcing police to use water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse them. The police action led to several injuries while one […]

'No water supply' complains up by 33.68 % in Delhi: NGO

New Delhi: The number of complaints received regarding no water supply in the national capital has gone up from 34,554 in 2015 to 52,100 in 2017, according to a “report card” released by an NGO on Tuesday. “The number of complaints of no water supply rose dramatically from 34,554 in 2015 to 52,100 in 2017,” […]


New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains were consigned to flames with full state honours today at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. The 93-year-old BJP stalwart breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) yesterday in the national capital after struggling with health ailments for nine weeks. Several foreign […]

Delhi HC decriminalises begging in national capital

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today decriminalized begging in the national capital, saying provisions penalizing the act were unconstitutional and deserved to be struck down. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the inevitable consequence of this decision would be that prosecution under the Bombay Prevention of […]

Petrol prices unchanged after 8 paise fall on Friday

New Delhi: Petrol prices across the four metros were stable on Saturday. In the national capital, the fuel was sold at an unchanged price of Rs 76.35 per litre. In Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai too, prices were stable at Rs 79.02, Rs 84.18 and Rs 79.24 per litre respectively. On Friday, petrol prices fell by […]

Cousin sexually assaults eight-month-old baby girl, held

New Delhi: An eight-month-old baby girl was sexually assaulted by her cousin in the national capital, police said on Monday, adding that the accused had been arrested. The police said the incident occurred on Sunday when the baby’s parents had been off to their work places and left her with other family members in west […]

Foggy Tuesday morning in Delhi, 21 trains cancelled

New Delhi: A heavy blanket of fog engulfed the national capital region on Tuesday with the visibility dropping to 300 metres. At least 21 trains were cancelled and 64 delayed due to fog. “The sky will remain clear during during the day, with dense fog in the morning,” an official of the India Meteorological Department […]

Cold morning in Delhi; 18 trains cancelled, 30 delayed due to fog

New Delhi: It was a sunny and cold morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average. At least 18 trains were cancelled, 30 delayed and six rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India. Humidity in Delhi at 8.30 […]

Air pollution can cause stroke: Health experts

New Delhi: As pollution level have started to weaken at an alarming level in the National Capital Region, experts have warned that exposure to polluted air can lead to stroke among adults. Although it was earlier believed that pollution only increased the risk of heart problems, it also possesses the capability to damage inner linings […]

Five new swine flu cases in Delhi

New Delhi: Five new cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital Saturday, taking the total this season to 41, health officials said.