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Kejriwal writes to Congress leaders, thanks them for support

Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:38 PM IST

In his letters to Gandhi and Kharge, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Congress’s opposition to the Delhi Services Bill would be “remembered for decades”

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT PHOTO)

Three, including husband, held for killing wife in south Delhi: Police

A man and three others have been arrested by Delhi police for the murder of a woman whose body was found in south Delhi's Fatehpur Beri.

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:40 PM IST

Fire breaks out at Gandhi Nagar godown in east Delhi, no injuries reported

According to a fire official, they received a call at 4:07am regarding a fire at a godown and the blaze was brought under control after four hours around 8:30am

For representational purposes only. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Nine injured as fire breaks out at factory in west Delhi’s Mayapuri

Officials said that those injured are mostly factory workers and that they were receiving treatment at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital

The fire broke out in the factory where sofa springs are packed. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Delhiwale: Praise for an unremarkable place

A park for mindfulness.

The Masjid Udayan park in Gurugram.
Published on Aug 09, 2023 04:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Achieved most of key EV policy targets: Delhi govt

The policy had set a target of having 25% of all new vehicles registered in Delhi to be EV by 2025, and 100% of all delivery fleet as well as government vehicles to be converted to EV in the same period

The Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2020 completed its three-year term on Monday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Delhi CM approves removal of trees for Common Central Secretariat building

The building, part of the Central Vista project, will come up on Ashoka Road and is envisaged as a state-of-the-art facility for administrative offices of the government

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:59 PM IST

Tillu Tajpuriya killed 10 days after murder plan hatched: Police charge sheet

Six suspects planned the May 2 murder of gangster Sunil Maan alias Tillu Tajpuriya in Tihar jail as revenge for his involvement in another murder.

Gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was killed on May 2. (File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 04:54 AM IST

Delhi govt plans to create ‘urban forest’ in Najafgarh

The forest and wildlife department is set to create its first ‘Miyawaki’ forest at Kharkari Jatmal in Najafgarh in southwest Delhi and has floated a tender.

The Miyawaki forest technique was pioneered by Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki, and is believed to ensure faster plant growth which results in denser plantation. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:52 PM IST

CM, LG meet at park launch amid services bill acrimony

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena met for the first time after a bill was passed giving control of Delhi's administrative machinery to the central government. They inaugurated a waste-to-art theme park together and expressed camaraderie and smiles during the event. The park, known as Shaheedi Park, features sculptures made from waste material and is funded by the central government. Kejriwal highlighted his party's efforts to combat corruption and improve sanitation in the city, while Saxena praised the central government's infrastructure projects in Delhi. The park will be open to the public from Wednesday.

Lieutenant governor VK Saxena and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Shaheedi Park on Tuesday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Plea in SC over hate speech at a rally in Hisar

The application stated that police personnel were present at the event as the procession moved through the neighbourhood

At an event in Hisar, an open call to boycott Muslims was made in the aftermath of the recent communal violence in Nuh district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Process to change land use for new Ghazipur toll starts

Once this process is complete, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi will use this land to develop a new five-lane toll plaza at the border

At present, there is a two-lane toll plaza on the Delhi-Meerut expressway which sees frequent traffic snarls.  (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Delhi CM shuffles Cabinet, Atishi to get vigilance, services depts

Delhi minister Atishi is set to receive additional portfolios of services and vigilance as part of a minor reshuffle in the government.

Delhi minister Atishi. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Delhi Assembly session likely to be convened on August 16, 17: Report

An official said a notification convening the session is awaited.

Delhi Assembly session likely to be convened on August 16, 17: Report
Published on Aug 08, 2023 07:46 PM IST

Delhi man stabs neighbour to death over suspicions of ‘black magic’

The murderer and the victim were neighbours in Surhera village of Jaffarpur Kalan, a neighbourhood adjacent to west Delhi’s Dwarka

Representational image.
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:47 AM IST

Delhi minister Atishi to hold additional charge of services, vigilance: Report

Atishi, the only woman minister in the Delhi Cabinet, will now hold 14 portfolios, the highest among all ministers in the city government.

Delhi minister Atishi
Published on Aug 08, 2023 11:08 AM IST
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Delhiwale: A dissolving-evolving world

On the furious changes in progress at Delhi’s historic quarter.

Published on Aug 08, 2023 04:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi services bill: BJP trying to snatch power through backdoor, says Kejriwal

Addressing a digital press briefing minutes after Rajya Sabha passed the bill, the Delhi CM said the Centre was trying to arm twist Delhi’s residents.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a digital press briefing on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi services bill: Amit Shah demands probe over select panel list

AAP MP Raghav Chadha included at least three Rajya Sabha members as a part of his proposed list for a select committee without their consent

While the proposed amendment was defeated by the voice vote, Union home minister Amit Shah took exception to it and urged deputy chairman Harivansh to constitute a probe (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Dengue cases in Delhi spike amid rain, floods, MCD strike

The number of new weekly cases continues to almost double over the last three weeks with the city reporting 56 and 24 cases in the preceding two weeks.

An NDMC worker fumigates an area in the city. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 05:02 AM IST

Delhi services bill: Oppn lawmakers call bill ‘unconstitutional’

A few Opposition parties such as the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) supported the government on the bill

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi, who had also appeared for the Delhi government in the Supreme Court case against the Delhi lieutenant governor over services, claimed the bill makes changes in the Constitution without bringing a Constitution amendment bill. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Delhi cabinet to decide EV policy extension today

The development came hours after the government halted the registration of all EVs in the Capital, citing the expiry of the policy.

Delhi’s EV policy 2.0 is currently being framed by the transport department but has been delayed (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Truck rams car on Ring Road in north Delhi, 1 killed

A 22-year-old woman was killed and her cousin critically injured after their car was struck by a truck in Delhi. The truck driver fled the scene.

There were four people in the car when the accident took place. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Delhi’s third Waste-to-Art park set for inauguration

Shaheedi Park, located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, has been built at a cost of around ₹16.5 crore and has utilised 250 tonnes of scrap material

The park features galleries and sculptures that showcase Indian freedom struggle made of scrap material, officials said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:53 PM IST

3 murder 74-yr-old man, hit 2 others in snatching spree in Delhi

The suspects had fled after the robberies, which took place a few kilometres from Janakpuri. But, they were arrested by afternoon.

One of the badly injured victims was 74-year-old Mohan Lal Chhabra, who allegedly suffered more than a dozen stab injuries. He succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment, police said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Fire breaks out at emergency ward at Delhi’s AIIMS, no injuries

A fire broke out in the emergency ward building of AIIMS, Delhi. Patients were evacuated, and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Smoke blillows from the emergency ward of AIIMS in New Delhi on Monday.
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:52 PM IST

CM hikes circle rates of agriculture land in Delhi, tariff now based on location

From the earlier uniform agricultural land circle rate of ₹53 lakh per acre, the government has increased them depending upon where they are located.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 09:24 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi’s AIIMS seeks environmental nod for building new services block

The proposal was put in front of Delhi’s state expert appraisal committee (SEAC) last week, and the body has now set forward 49 terms of reference

The institute had earlier received EC to build this block in 2012, but only three basements and the ground floor could be completed, and the clearance expired in 2019. Officials said that in order to resume work, a fresh EC has been sought, which will have ten floors in addition to the three basements. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Delhi University admissions: 62,000 pay fee, 12,700 freeze their slots

Haneet Gandhi, dean of admissions, said of the 71,000 undergraduate seats on offer, 62,008 had been filled by Monday evening

Several colleges like Shri Ram College of Commerce, St Stephen’s College, Hindu College, and Lady Shri Ram College have closed admission to most courses (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan delay: Atishi warns PWD officials to finish work by Sept

A senior PWD official attributed the delay to labour issue and heavy rainfall over the last one month

Atishi inspects the under-construction flyover at Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:52 PM IST
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