Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.
Articles by A Mariyam Alavi
Little bravehearts who risked their lives to save others: Tales of valour from across India
A total of 18 such salute-worthy children — seven girls and 11 boys — have been selected for the National Bravery Awards this year
Updated on Jan 19, 2018 07:53 AM IST
Wednesday is last day to submit nursery admission forms, first list on February 15
Schools will upload a list detailing marks given to each applicant based on the point system adopted by them on February 2. The first list of selected general category students will be announced on February 15.
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Delhi University admission process may start in April this year
The admission committee is mulling measures to deal with ‘moderation’ in marks that takes place in many state boards, which would, in turn, help the colleges to set ‘realistic cutoffs’ and shorten the admission process.
Updated on Jan 15, 2018 10:44 PM IST
Delhi’s Chhavi Gupta cracks CAT with 100 percentile, had cleared IIT-JEE in first attempt
While CAT 2017 also had 20 students in the 100 percentile like the previous year, this year saw two women and three non-engineer candidates made it to the list unlike the previous year.
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 11:46 AM IST
Delhi’s oldest railway station to get a fresh look soon
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
‘Do your parents make bombs?’: Muslim students become targets of prejudice, hate in Delhi schools
Terror attacks and America’s wars in West Asia have fuelled a global backlash against ordinary Muslims.
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Zehra Kazmi
Trains getting delayed despite fog safe device installed by Northern Railway
On Thursday, as many as 92 trains were reported running late while 19 were cancelled and 44 trains were rescheduled because of dense fog
Updated on Jan 05, 2018 07:28 PM IST
‘A room of our own, clothes for kids’: What Delhi’s homeless want in 2018
Around 13,000 homeless people stay in government shelters in Delhi while approximately 6,000-7,000 people still sleep in the streets. New Year means little to them. They say they have to plan for one day at a time
Updated on Jan 02, 2018 03:02 PM IST
Foggy, cold, severely polluted day in Delhi; 50 flights, 69 trains delayed
Met officials said though the temperature rose to 8.4ºC on Tuesday from Monday’s minimum of 5.7ºC, it actually felt chillier.
Updated on Jan 02, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Delhi school management committees to get more money, power to hire teachers
Updated on Dec 29, 2017 01:23 PM IST
JNU compulsory attendance move faces resistance from students, teachers
Students and some faculty members say the decision by JNU on attendance was ‘unilateral and taken by the vice chancellor without consulting them’
Updated on Dec 28, 2017 06:48 PM IST
JNU makes attendance mandatory from Jan, students say it’s against ‘tradition’
A circular issued by the university on Dec 22 said the attendance is mandatory for all students registered in all programmes from the Winter Semester 2018 and detailed guidelines will be circulated in due course of time.
Updated on Dec 27, 2017 11:45 PM IST
HIndustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi
Delhi government to hire over 250 special educators
In Delhi, there are around 11,672 students with different needs studying in 952 of the 1,028 government-run schools.
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 03:44 PM IST
In his Delhi University degree, man named Prince becomes ‘Rajkumar’
Prince Kapoor, 25, found that while he had been named correctly in English, in Hindi he had been named as Rajkumar Kapoor — in a possible translation of his name.
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
5 years of Delhi gang rape: Conviction for rape stays poor despite special courts, new law
The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that since 2012 when the brutal gang rape of a student shook the country, the conviction rate in rape cases dropped even though the number of cases went up
Updated on Dec 18, 2017 10:58 AM IST
‘I feel like we are frozen in time’: Mother of December 16 gangrape victim
The gang rape of a 23-year-old five years ago was thought to be a watershed moment against sex crimes. But not much has changed on the ground
Updated on Dec 16, 2017 09:48 AM IST
Delhi government to set up panels to check fee hike in private schools
The government issued a notice on Wednesday asking the district deputy directors of education to constitute a three-member committee at every district to look into grievances related to fee hike.
Updated on Dec 14, 2017 11:29 AM IST
Delhi nursery admissions: Parents of twins confused over first child points
Admissions to nursery classes are based on a point-based system. The admissions to nearly 1.25 lakh seats in private unaided schools will begin from January 1.
Updated on Dec 13, 2017 02:32 PM IST
Delhi students with special needs have to make do with ill-equipped schools, teachers
Schools in Delhi are ill-equipped to handle children with special needs. They lack facilities, such as ramps and tactile pathways. Ignorance also remains a hurdle in creating inclusive classrooms for such special children.
Updated on Dec 11, 2017 01:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVibha Sharma and A Mariyam Alavi
Women alcoholics on the rise in Delhi, and across India
States like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have seen a rise in women drinkers. In some of these states, the proportion is higher than that of Delhi.
Updated on Dec 10, 2017 10:59 AM IST
IIT Delhi placements: Microsoft offers highest pay package of ₹1.4 crore
The placements at IIT Delhi will go on till May 2017. The first round is expected to be done by December 15, before recommencing in January.
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:15 PM IST
NCRB data reinforces Delhi’s rape capital tag, city tops in crimes against women
Latest National Crime Records Bureau data shows Delhi contributed to one in every three crimes against women in 2016. Delhi Police says the numbers are high because more victims are coming out to report crime
Updated on Dec 01, 2017 01:03 PM IST
Hindustan Tmes | ByA Mariyam Alavi
Delhi: IITF 2017 ends with fewer visitors due to capped space
This year, the fair had functioned out of approximately 52% of the usual space.
Published on Nov 28, 2017 12:03 AM IST
Delhi’s Trade Fair opens for public, here’s what you can explore
Tickets are not available at the gates of Pragati Maidan or the Pragati Maidan Metro station this year, and daily number of visitors has been capped at 60,000.
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 09:07 PM IST
37th India International Trade Fair to be inaugurated on Tuesday
People will have to get their tickets in advance either online or at Metro stations, as the number of visitors per day has been capped at 60,000. There will be no ticket sales at the gates of Pragati Maidan.
Published on Nov 13, 2017 10:40 PM IST
Delhi Walk Festival at Palla village explores the ‘cleaner’ side of Yamuna
Palla village, about 13 km from Narela, marks the entry point of the Himalayan river in the National Capital Territory. It is one of the only stretches of the river in the city that is not as contaminated as the rest.
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 12:34 AM IST
Access to YouTube channels of news portals blocked on varsity WiFi, say JNU students
The students alleged that they cannot access any videos relating to JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and politicians Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamta Bannerjee. Other members of opposition parties “are showing no results”.
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 12:25 AM IST
GST rate on restaurants slashed to 5%: Will eating out get cheaper?
With no input tax credit, experts warn that restaurateurs might end up increasing prices on menu by 10%
Updated on Nov 11, 2017 12:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi
India is moving towards research-based learning, says President Kovind at IIT Delhi
Ram Nath Kovind, the chief guest at IIT Delhi’s 48th convocation, asked IIT to adopt and partner with a school for underprivileged children to help build their capacity
Updated on Nov 05, 2017 11:48 PM IST
Delhi: Trade Fair back at Pragati Maidan, but without its famed halls, pavilions
Visitors will not get to see many state pavilions and halls, as they have been razed to make way for the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 11:31 PM IST