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Mariyam is a correspondent with the Hindustan Times’ Delhi team. She covers stories related to weather, pollution, and education.

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Delhi’s air quality causes schools to suspend outdoor activities

Experts suggest that all outdoor activities should be restricted if the air quality index reaches a range of 301 to 400. On Thursday, it was 311, which deteriorated to 324 on Friday.

A boy wears a mask and holds a placard to address the alarming air pollution levels in the national capital.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)
Updated on Nov 04, 2017 07:56 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi

Protesters evicted from Delhi’s Jantar Mantar after NGT ban, to ‘continue fight’

The evicted protesters say the alternative site at Ramlila Ground is not acceptable to them, as the municipal authorities charge Rs 50,000 per day.

A protestor being detained after civic officials demolished tents and makeshift structures at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2017 09:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Row over Facebook post naming 60 academics as ‘sexual harassers’

The Facebook post includes names of 12 people from Jadavpur University, 10 associated with Delhi University, five from Ambedkar University Delhi, and two from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Facebook post includes names of 12 people from Jadavpur University, 10 associated with Delhi University, five from Ambedkar University Delhi, and two from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Published on Oct 27, 2017 12:34 AM IST
HIndustan Times | By, New Delhi

Fire at School of Planning and Architecture’s ITO hostel raises safety concerns

Students of the institute blamed the authorities for negligence and lack of proper infrastructure that led to Thursday’s fire.

The room that caught fire.
Updated on Oct 27, 2017 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Najeeb’s mother detained during protest outside Delhi High Court

Delhi Police on Monday “forcefully removed” missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad’s grieving mother from outside Delhi High Court premises, while some 30-odd protesters were detained for the alleged inaction by the investigating authorities.

Cops take away missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad’s mother Fatima Nafees from a protest outside Delhi High Court on Monday.(Sourced)
Published on Oct 16, 2017 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Najeeb Ahmad: The Budaun boy who wanted to be a doctor

Najeeb Ahmad, an MSc Biotechnology student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, went missing on October 15, 2016. A year on, there is no trace of the 28-year-old student. HT travels to Budaun, Najeeb’s hometown, to know more about him.

Nafees Ahmad, the father of Najeeb Ahmed, looks out of the door of his house in Vaidon Tola in Budaun. Najeeb Ahmad, an MSc Biotechnology student of JNU, had gone missing from his hostel on October 15, 2016.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2017 08:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPrawesh Lama and A Mariyam Alavi, Budaun/new Delhi

In JNU’s Mahi-Mandavi Hostel, an empty bed in Room 106 awaits Najeeb Ahmad

Najeeb’s spot at the JNU hostel has not been allotted to a new student this year. His roommate has vowed that he will not allow the room to be allotted to anybody else.

The room has been central to Najeeb’s case. The alleged scuffle between him and ABVP workers broke out there.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 14, 2017 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘When we hear of a raid, we pack up and run’: Firecracker vendors in Delhi on their toes ahead of Diwali

Small-time traders have been selling fireworks in defiance of a Supreme Court ban, ready to make a hasty exit with their goods as soon as they catch wind of trouble with the law. However other markets in the city carry a deserted look.

Firecrackers are on sale at Bhagirath Palace market in New Delhi despite a ban by Supreme Court.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2017 07:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

SC ban on crackers: Delhi Police suspend 400 licences, traders seek Centre’s intervention

Delhi Police on Tuesday suspended around 400 licences, both permanent and temporary, issued to traders and shopkeepers to sell firecrackers in Delhi. The crackdown comes after the Supreme Court imposed a ban on sale of firecrackers till November 1

Delhi firecracker traders light crackers to protest against the Supreme Court ban on their sale in Delhi-NCR.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2017 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh and A Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

Child rights panel finds security lapses at Delhi school where Class 1 student was raped

The school principal maintained that no sexual assault had happened with the child at the school. The girl’s father refuted the principal’s claims. Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) and Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DoE) have initiated enquiries

A Class 1 student had reportedly been raped in the bathroom of a private south Delhi school on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2017 12:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Jamia students want student elections back, submit memo to VC

Students of Jamia Milia Islamia have formed a joint action committee to raise the demand for students’ union elections in the university. Elections to the student body were banned in 2006 and the matter is sub judice.

The university, also referred to as Jamia, has not had elections since the union was disbanded by the administration on March 31, 2006.(HT FILE)
Updated on Oct 06, 2017 02:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Now students from Delhi can apply for a loan to study in govt colleges outside Capital

Till now, the scheme was restricted to institutions in Delhi. The decision to extend the ambit was cleared in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal last month.

Education minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the news with his followers.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 05, 2017 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

With no ‘swachh’ toilets at Chandni Chowk market, women face brunt of civic apathy

Public toilets, which HT visited in Chandni Chowk, were unusable; restrooms at Chawri Bazaar, Lal Quila, and Jama Masjid metro stations, however, are only accessible to passengers; authorities say heavy footfall in the area makes it difficult to maintain toilets

DMRC officials say the area receives around 1,00,000 visitors every day. While different agencies are busy passing the buck and playing the blame game, the common woman is left stranded.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2017 07:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

After Durga Puja immersion in Delhi, this is what Yamuna looks like

With nearly 200 Durga Puja pandals immersing idols in the river in Delhi-NCR, Yamuna was choked with debris. The river water was clogged with plastic bags, flower petals and pooja material, besides metal structures

Debris along the Yamuna ghat after immersion of Durga Puja idols near ISBT Kashmere Gate in north Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Is Honeypreet hiding in Delhi? Cops raid house in GK, search on in Lajpat Nagar

Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, went missing soon after violence broke out in Haryana after Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases. She is one of the 43 people wanted by Panchkula Police

Delhi Police and the Panchkula Police jointly raided the residence in Greater Kailash Enclave, allegedly owned by the Dera.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2017 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShiv Sunny & A Mariyam Alavi

Protests in Delhi against BHU campus violence, 38 detained

Violence broke out at BHU after police forcibly removed students from outside the vice-chancellor’s residence and a campus gate. The UP government led by CM Yogi Adityanath, has been widely condemned for the crackdown that left several students injured.

Students of ABVP protest against violence at BHU, near Shastri Bhawan on Monday.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2017 10:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Schools need an eye beyond CCTV cameras for safety of students

Improving infrastructure: A major overhaul of policy and practices is needed to ensure students’ safety in schools.

The CBSE guidelines have asked schools to restrict access to their buildings and monitor any visitors(HT File)
Updated on Sep 15, 2017 08:34 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By

DUSU polls: Turnout improves by 10%, votes will be counted today

According to SB Babbar, the chief election officer of DU, of the 1,02,624 voters in the 40-odd DUSU affiliated morning colleges, 46,504 students turned up to cast their votes.

Students queue up to cast their votes for the Delhi University Students' Union Elections (DUSU) at Miranda House college in North Campus of Delhi University in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2017 09:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByA Mariyam Alavi and Abhina Rajput, New Delhi

DUSU 2017: Clash of ideologies on campus as Delhi University goes to polls

Morning students will vote from 8.30am to 1pm while evening students will vote from 3pm to 7.30pm. This year in Delhi University elections, ABVP and AISA are set for a face-off over campus violence, which, many say, could benefit NSUI.

Students queue up to cast their vote for DUSU election at Miranda House college in North Campus in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2017 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAbhinav Rajput and A Mariyam Alavi

JNUSU polls: ABVP polls fewer votes, but improves position

Since 2014, when the Modi government came to power at the Centre, the ABVP had managed to establish a pool of core voters of up to 1,000-1,200 voters. The BJP said ABVP securing the second position in JNU was a ‘moral’ victory

(From left) Shubhanshu Singh, D Srikrishna, Simone Zoya Khan and Geeta Kumar, the winning candidates of United Left alliance in JNU. The ABVP candidates were runners up on all four seats.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2017 12:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

TN farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar ‘eat’ own excreta, say human flesh next

Tamil Nadu farmers protesting in Delhi are demanding loan waivers, revised drought packages, a Cauvery Management Committee, and fair prices for their products, among other things

A file photo of Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Ten of their men, including their leader P Ayyakannu, took the drastic step on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)
Updated on Sep 11, 2017 11:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

United Left wins all four seats in JNUSU polls; ABVP stands second

United Left candidate Geeta Kumari won the president’s post by defeating Nidhi Tripathi of ABVP by 464 votes.

Students and supporters shout slogans during the DUSU elections Counting 2017 at JNU Campus in New Delhi on Saturday.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2017 10:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Will JNU stay red? Left Unity set to win, ABVP gives a tough fight

Birsa-Ambedkar-Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) leaped to the second position in all four central panel seats where ABVP was initially giving a tough fight to the Left unity

Birsa-Ambedkar-Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) leaped to the second position in all four central panel seats where ABVP was initially giving a tough fight to the Left unity.
Updated on Sep 09, 2017 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

It’s united left vs ABVP on campus as JNU goes to polls, 58% turn out to vote

The left looked confident of retaining all central panel seats while the ABVP claimed it will break the left stronghold on the Delhi campus this time.

Supporters shout slogans and throw pamphlets during JNU student union election in New Delhi on Friday.(Vipin KUmar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2017 11:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Independent candidate Farooque Alam hopes to rewrite history in JNU polls

The son of a farmer and housewife from Bihar, and the younger brother of a labourer and an unemployed madrasa graduate, Alam was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was as young as 5-6 years old.

The son of a farmer and housewife from Bihar, and the younger brother of a labourer and an unemployed madrasa graduate, Alam was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was as young as 5-6 years old.(Vipin KUmar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2017 12:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Focus on missing student Najeeb Ahmad in JNU presidential debate

Responding to a question by Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) candidate Shabana Ali, ABVP candidate Nidhi Tripathi said her party had never tried to politicise the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed.

Supporters of ABVP blow a conch during an open debate for presidential candidates in the JNU student elections .(Vipin KUmar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2017 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DUSU polls: Posters with misspelt names will attract action, threatens DU

Minor spelling errors in the names of candidates, like an extra letter, is allegedly used as a ploy to avoid any action for violating the Lyngdoh committees guidelines and the orders of the National Green Tribunal. However, the DU election office says it may issue show cause notices to candidates.

Use of posters and defacing public property has been prohibited both by the JM Lyngdoh committee on university elections as well as National Green Tribunal.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 06, 2017 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DUSU polls: NSUI’s presidential candidate Rocky Tuseed’s name missing in final list

Delhi University’s CEO had released a list of six candidates in the running for the post of the president, including the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)’s Rajat Choudhary and All India Students Association (AISA)’s Parul Chauhan. NSUI’s Rocky Tuseed, however, did not appear in the list.

NSUI candidates Rocky Tussed, Kunal Sahrawat, Meenakshi Meena, and Avinash Yadav for the DUSU polls, in North Campus on Wednesday.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2017 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

DU student union polls: AISA targets ABVP over ‘campus violence’

With all three manifestos in, the run-up to the elections has gained momentum. Here is a look at how the three manifestoes address different campus issues:

AVBP members released their manifesto on Tuesday.(Vipin KUmar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2017 09:56 PM IST
HIndustan Times | ByA Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi

How 5 schools became Delhi’s cleanest with swachh monitors, liquid soap, tiffins

For Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar, government schools across India were judged on five categories – water, toilet, hand washing with soap, operations and maintenance, behaviour change and capacity building

Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Karol Bagh, is among five Delhi schools which have won Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017. The award was instituted by Union Ministry of Human Resources.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2017 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHeena Kausar and A Mariyam Alavi, New Delhi
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