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No heatwave for now, but heat index may be worse in Delhi

The heat index in Delhi remained above a searing 50°C for the third day as high humidity persisted to ongoing effects of easterlies.

New Delhi, India - May 24, 2024: Commuters brave the Heat Wave in hot summer at CWG near Akshadham temple in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 24, 2024. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:14 AM IST

‘Will vote for a society free of bias where all can coexist peacefully’

18 million people will vote for the first time in 2024. In a series, HT looks at their issues, hopes, grouses

Zafar Habib, 20 (HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Birds bear brunt of extreme weather, kites worst hit

Veterinarians said kites are the worst affected as there are many hatchlings, following the breeding season in March and April, being affected by the heat. A bird rehabilitation centre in Wazirabad reported 86 cases on a single day, double the number of the highest cases reported in a single day in May 2023.

A black kite immerses itself in a water sprinkler on a sunny afternoon. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Cops, labourers, delivery agents: Those under Delhi’s scorching sun in a fix

Scorching temperatures in Delhi force many, like traffic policeman Pawan Tanwar and construction worker Mohammad al-Qamar, to brave the hot sun for their jobs.

Traffic constable Pawan at ITO in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2024 12:37 AM IST

JP Aggarwal promises to resolve Chandi Chowk traffic woes, woos traders on promise of reduced tax

Jai Prakash Aggarwal on Sunday said he would transform the area into a heritage hub, as well as support small traders by modifying GST rules, in his “Vision 2029” for the constituency

Aggarwal said new facilities will be created for visitors and heritage walks would be started. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Delhi scores over 94% in CBSE board results

While the pass percentage of girls in class 10 stood at 94.91%, it was 93.76% for the boys, according to data shared by CBSE

Class 12 students at a school in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Max touches 40°C for 2nd time this season in Delhi

The mercury will rise further throughout the next week, with the maximum expected to touch 42°C by Tuesday, IMD said

The maximum was recorded at 40.3°C on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2024 05:36 AM IST

AAP, Cong hold first joint meet at Chandni Chowk in Delhi

Congress and AAP hold joint meeting in Delhi's Shakur Basti to campaign for Congress candidate Jai Prakash Agarwal. BJP nominee Praveen Khandelwal to face off on May 25.

JP Agarwal addresses the joint meet on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 03:00 AM IST

JNU teacher under scanner over sexual harassment claims

Students at JNU protest alleged inaction by the university's Internal Complains Committee against a senior professor accused of harassment.

The complainant told HT that the professor would arrange in-person meetings with her and send her lewd poems. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 02:55 AM IST

Dust storm takes city by surprise, trace rain brings down mercury

Delhi on Tuesday logged a maximum temperature of 36.8°C, one degree below normal and down from 37.6°C a day before. The minimum temperature was 22.6°C, a minor dip from 23°C logged on Monday

A dust storm hit the city on Tuesday evening, followed by a spell of rain and sunshine, leading to rainbows in the capital skies. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi landfill fire: Residents camp indoors to escape Ghazipur fumes

People living in the shadow of Ghazipur landfill in Delhi are well-versed in how to deal with smoke from fires at what is dubbed the tallest landfill site in the country

While firefighters were still attempting to control the blaze on Monday, smoke from the site continued to affect areas such as Mulla Colony, Rajbir Colony, Ghazipur Dairy, and Mayur Vihar Phase 3. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photoimes)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 05:40 AM IST

New sewage treatment plan for 13th-century reservoir in Delhi

For over a decade, the residents of wards 6 and 8 who live near Hauz-i-Shamsi have complained of polluted drinking water

New Delhi, India - Feb. 9, 2024: A view of Hauz-e-shamshi near Jahaz Mahal at Mehrauli in New Delhi, India, on Friday, February 9, 2024. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 01:44 AM IST

Rain, gusty winds lash Delhi; more in store: IMD

According to IMD forecast, generally cloudy skies will persist through Sunday as well, with possibility of light rain and thundershowers in parts of the Capital

The minimum was recorded at 23°C, two degrees above normal, on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Gusty winds clear pollution, Delhi’s air quality improves

Delhi's air quality improved as strong winds lowered the AQI to 133 from 242. Temperatures also dropped with windy conditions prevailing.

The India Meteorological Department said that cloudy sky will mostly prevail throughout the week. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:43 AM IST

Leopard enters Delhi village, attacked with sticks, rescued

Forest officials said that the leopard was later released in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in south Delhi

The leopard was trapped in a house in Jagatpur village, and was rescued after nearly five hours, said officials. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:24 AM IST

March ends on a dry note with 75% rain deficiency in Delhi

Delhi experienced nearly 75% rain deficiency in March, with minimum temperature below 10°C for 5 days. AQI remained in "moderate" category.

Delhi’s maximum temperature was 35.2°C on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 07:19 AM IST

Dilli Haat, a centrepiece of Delhi, turns 30

Dilli Haat boasts 166 stalls of artisans from across 28 states, 29 food stalls from 24 states, and is a part of all “must visit” lists.

Visitors at Dilli Haat, an open -air market spread across 6 acres that has proved to be just the right spot for cash-strapped college students, young professionals, and for weekend family outings with kids in tow, in New Delhi on March 13. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2024 05:02 AM IST

73% turnout to vote in JNU students union elections

Shailendra Kumar, chairperson of the election committee said that the voter turnout was around 73% of the expected number

Students wait to cast their votes at JNU on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 02:00 AM IST

Student bodies hold protests on campuses in Delhi University and Jamia

Protests occurred at DU’s north campus and at JMI. Students from JNU had also scheduled a protest but couldn’t get permission due to upcoming student polls

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University protest inside the university in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Students hit by Covid pandemic to get chance to complete DU degrees

Eligible students will be allowed to submit applications on the impact of the pandemic and give reasons for their extension

The executive council also decided that students who have one paper left to complete the course will be given a special moderation of 10 marks. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 12:39 AM IST

Indraprastha College for Women completes 100 years: A century of empowering women

The oldest women’s college in Delhi started out as a school in 1904, when Annie Besant and Theosophical Society set up Indraprastha Girls’ Senior Secondary School

IP College, located at the periphery of Delhi University’s north campus, has sheltered generations of women, moulding them into feminists and independent thinkers. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Delhi logs best AQI in 137 days on back of rain, gusty winds

The prevalent cloud cover since Friday evening made the minimum temperature rise by a sharp 7.5 degrees and was recorded at 18°C

Kartavya Path in New Delhi after rain on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Delhi-NCR receives light rainfall, IMD says expect more showers today

IMD predicts more showers during the day in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas of Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 03:25 PM IST

Confusion over St Stephen’s mail on suspension of 100 students in Delhi

On Tuesday, the Students’ Union Society (SUS) said it was told there was a “clerical error” on the part of the administration

St Stephen’s College ‘suspended’ 100 students for low attendance during the morning assembly. (Ht archive)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 06:00 AM IST

St. Stephens college suspends 100 students for not attending morning assembly

Teachers and students of the college have reached out to Principal John Varghese, requesting immediate withdrawal of the suspension

St Stepehens College in New Delhi. (HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Three-stage restoration planned for Delhi Sultanate-era reservoir

Delhi's Hauz-i-Shamsi, a once grand reservoir built in the 13th century, is set for restoration by 2024 after years of neglect and pollution.

The revival of the 13th century reservoir will be done in three stages, the first of which was concluded in the first week of February. From September to November last year, and then again, this month, 300 tonnes of water hyacinth, duckweed and algae was removed from the reservoir. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 01:20 PM IST

Fog back in Delhi as AQI plunges to ‘very poor’ zone

Delhi’s minimum temperature rose to 7 degrees Celsius (°C), three degrees below the normal compared to 5.2°C a day before

Haze in Greater Noida on Sunday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Fewer sightings, locales mark Bird Day this year in Delhi

At 253, last year’s count was higher than this year’s, while the highest tally of 268 bird species was recorded in 2017

A peahen sitting on the wall of the botanical garden at PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday.Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 01:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi’s AQI worsens by 150 points in 24 hours; back to poor

Isolated areas in the city recorded “cold wave” conditions as the minimum temperature dropped to 5.2 degrees Celsius

Forecasts by the Early Warning System (EWS) for Delhi, an air quality forecasting model under the ministry of earth sciences, showed the AQI would remain “very poor” till February 13. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 05:12 AM IST

AQI moderate in Delhi, may worsen on Saturday: IMD

Gusty winds in Delhi improved air quality to moderate on Friday, but officials predict it will deteriorate to very poor on Saturday due to calm winds.

New Delhi, India - Feb. 9, 2024: A view of Hauz-e-shamshi near Jahaz Mahal at Mehrauli in New Delhi, India, on Friday, February 9, 2024. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 05:10 AM IST
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