Delhi

  • Foreign celebrities attack India, govt calls them out
    New Delhi/Washington, February 3 (IANS): In a clear attempt to polarise India, US Vice President Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris and some international celebrities with hardly any expertise on Indian affairs, on Wednesday extended their support to the Indian protesters agitating against the new farm laws. The government in a strong reaction described them as part of "vested interest groups" and their support as "sensationalist social media hashtags and comments&
  • New law to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Rs 1 cr fine, 5-year jail
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 29 (IANS): The Centre has issued an ordinance, making pollution an offence with a jail term, which can go up to 5 years and a penalty up to Rs 1 crore. The ordinance, was issued on Wednesday night after the approval of the President. Earlier, this week Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, during the hearing of a PIL seeking ban on stubble burning, had informed the Supreme Court that the Centre will enact a law to combat the menace of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, and urg
  • Delhi to add 5,000 more beds for COVID-19 patients : CM
    New Delhi, June 14 (IANS): Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, all the small and medium multi-speciality nursing homes in the national capital have been converted into corona-special hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus patients.   Under this scheme, 10 to 49-bed nursing homes are being made as 'COVID-19 Nursing Homes'.   Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the bed capacity for treating coronavirus patients in Delhi will be increased by 5000.
  • Medical director of Delhi hospital tests Covid positive
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS): The medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital, city's Covid dedicated facility, has tested positive for coronavirus infection, along with two more staffers, an official said on Saturday.   "The medical director has tested positive along with two more staffers," an official told IANS.   Lok Nayak Hospital with 2,000 Covid beds, is the city's dedicated facility for treating the infection from coronavirus.   Earlier
  • New Delhi is world's most polluted capital for second straight year: study
    FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask runs past the India Gate on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 28, 2019. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo)   New Delhi, February 26 (Reuters): New Delhi was the world's most polluted capital city for the second straight year in 2019, according to a Swiss-based group that gathers air-quality data globally.   India was also home to 21 of the world's 30 most polluted cities, IQ AirVisual said in the study which focused
  • PM Modi appeals for calm as riot toll rises to 20 in Delhi
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (REUTERS/Al Drago)   Sonia Gandhi calls for resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah   NEW DELHI, February 26 (Reuters): Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.   Twenty people were killed and nearly 200 wounded in the violence, a doct
  • Toll rises to 19 from violence in Delhi: hospital official
    Members of Rapid Action Force (RAF) move past smoldering debris after it was set on fire by demonstrators in a riot affected area after fresh clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi, February 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)   NEW DELHI, February 26 (Reuters):  At least 19 people have been killed in Delhi during violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups over a new citizenship law, a senior hospital of
  • Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on course to register thumping victory in Delhi polls
    Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrate after learning of the initial poll results outside its party headquarters in New Delhi, India, February 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis). (Inset) Partywise Trends & Result. Last Updated at 03:27 pm. 11/02/2020.(Source: http://results.eci.gov.in/DELHITRENDS2020/partywiseresult-U05.htm)   New Delhi, February 11 (PTI): Riding on its development agenda, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was on Tuesd
  • Delhi Assembly passes bill for new sports university
    A logo of the Delhi Assembly. (Image Courtesy: http://delhiassembly.nic.in/)       New Delhi, December 2 (IANS): The Delhi Assembly on Monday passed a bill to establish a new sports university in the national capital. Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday introduced the Delhi Sports University Bill, 2019. Participating in the discussion on the bill, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while India bagged 28 medals in Olympics i