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18 hours ago
Kejriwal has double standards on private schools' fee hike: BJP leader

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The BJP Delhi unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing double standards on the issue of fee hike in private schools in the national capital. Nowadays, parents of students of private schools are getting notices to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 extra fees to these schools, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari told reporters...

2 days ago
Two days after moderate rain, NCR air quality again 'very poor'

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, again went down to very poor by Wednesday morning from poor for a day only in the wake of moderate rain on Monday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality at 11 of the 21 monitoring stations across NCR was very poor, as against only four regions on Tuesday night. ...

3 days ago
Delhi-NCR air quality 'improves' to poor, but likely to worsen again

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi-NCR improved from very poor to poor on Tuesday even after 7.8 mm rainfall over past 24 hours, but is liken to worsen again, said officials. According to the officials, the reason for not enough improvement is only a slight dip in high level of pollutants already present in the air here, along with a hike in moisture and s drop in temperat...

4 days ago
'1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous, government orchestrated'

Book: 1984 - India's Guilty Secret; Author Pav Singh; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 268; Price: Rs 500 The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing new book on the four days of may...

4 days ago
Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall very poor on Monday with severe plus in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that light showers in NCR, including Delhi, between Monday and Wednesday will help to b...

5 days ago
Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi saw a considerable drop in the air quality, with Air Quality Index (AQI), recorded at 4 p.m on Sunda...

7 days ago
Air quality back to 'very poor' in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A day after improving to moderate, the air quality across Delhi-NCR dipped back to very poor on Friday, as wind speed dropped. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital and areas around it received moist southerly winds on Friday with average speed of 7 to 8 kmph. At 7 p.m, the level of major pollutant PM2.5 or particles ...

7 days ago
Fake education board busted in Delhi, six arrested

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police has busted a fake education board operating as the Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi and arrested six persons including its chairman, a senior officer said on Friday. The chairman, Shiv Prasad Pandey was running the fake board and lured students by showing its website bhsedelhiboard.net and defrauded them of huge amounts of money. ...

8 days ago
Delhi breathes normal air in December, a first in 3 years

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With air quality in Delhi-NCR finally improving to moderate due to the meteorological conditions, the pollution monitoring agencies say it is the first December in three years when the national capital inhaled normal air. On Thursday, Delhi and the region around it saw a moderate air quality with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 194 in Delhi at 4 p.m. It was consist...

8 days ago
2 more held for multiple murders in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A day after the arrest of five criminals, Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two more persons for the brutal killings here of an elderly woman and her three daughters besides their security guard who was an accomplice in the crime but ended up getting murdered too. Deepak and Nitin, both aged 30, are residents of Loni in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad and Mandoli in Del...

9 days ago
Air quality in Delhi-NCR improves to 'very poor' as wind catches up

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi-NCR improved markedly on Wednesday from severe to very poor towards the evening, with the wind speed catching up. According to the environment authority, the wind speed on Wednesday increased while light showers at some places across Delhi-NCR helped to improve the overall ambient air quality of the region. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

9 days ago
Murdered guard's son, four others held for multiple killings

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The police announced on Wednesday the arrest of five men for the brutal killings here of an elderly woman and her three daughters besides their security guard, who was an accomplice in the crime but ended up getting murdered too. The guard, Rakesh, 42, had helped the five who have been arrested and two others to get into the residence of Urmila Jindal, 82, and her...

11 days ago
Husband kills wife over suspected illicit relations, held

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A man killed her wife in east Delhi over her suspected illicit relations, slashed his wrists in a bid to take his own life, but later walked into a police station to report the crime, police said on Monday. Labourer Heera Lal, 32, was arrested after he was discharged from a hospital on Sunday. On Friday night, Lal approached Karawal Nagar police station an...

14 days ago
NIA arrests Manipur militant in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a militant of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) here on charges of raising terror funds, supply of arms, ammunitions and explosives for the Manipur-based banned outfit, an official said on Friday. The militant, identified as Sanabam Inaobi Singh was arrested on Wednesday here. Sanabam is a hard core memb...

15 days ago
Delhi government approves Rs 442 cr for sanitation workers

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday decided to release around Rs 442 crore to three BJP-ruled municipal corporations (MCDs), to be used to pay salaries and other money to santitation workers. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Approving additional funds, the Cabinet said the money released should be used o...

15 days ago
Air pollution rises in Delhi-NCR as stubble burning goes on

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Air quality in Delhi-NCR worsened yet again on Thursday, with at least seven out of 21 monitored regions facing severe or severe-plus levels of pollution as the wind speed dropped but kept blowing from the stubble burning states. According to the pollution monitoring agencies, the air pollution situation is likely to worsen further over the next three days.

16 days ago
Criminal held after gunfight in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A 24-year-old criminal was arrested here on Wednesday after a gunfight with the police in which he was injured, police said. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. in Vishwas Nagar in east Delhi when constable Vivek Kumar saw two persons on a bike and recognised them as those involved in a chain snatching case on November 26. Kumar tried to intercept the cri...

17 days ago
Seven-year-old succumbs to dengue at RML Hospital

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy has succumbed to dengue, two days after he was admitted to the Ram Monohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here, hospital authorities said. Shaurya Pratap Singh was initially admitted to Gurugram's Medanta Hospital where he was confirmed to be suffering from dengue. He was kept on ventilator for 15 days as his condition was extremely critical. S...

18 days ago
Clear sky with very-poor air quality in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) It was a clear sky on Tuesday morning with minimum temperature recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The national capital saw very-poor air-quality at 14 out of 15 active monitored areas, with major pollutant PM2.5 or particle with diameter less than 2.5 micrometres, ranging 205 units -- eight times higher than the international saf...

18 days ago
Man beaten to death by friend after spat over jacket

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A 27-year-old man was beaten to death by his friend on Monday after a spat over a jacket, police said. The incident occurred in Anand Vihar interstate bus terminal in east Delhi around 5 p.m. when Balbir, who was travelling, reached there with his friend Shankar, 29. Shankar had come to drop Balbir who had to catch a bus for Uttar Pradesh. Before leaving,...

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