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Karn Pratap Singh has been writing on crime, policing, and issues of safety in Delhi for almost a decade. He covers high-intensity spot news, including terror strikes, serial blasts and security threats in the national capital.

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Alipur factory fire: All deceased victims identified, says Delhi Police

Akhil Jain, son of the factory owner Ashok Jain (who was also killed) and building owner Raj Rani joined the probe Friday and interrogated

On Thursday (Feb 15), the blaze quickly intensified due to inflammable material stored inside and outside the Alipur factory — a single-storey building over around 250 yards — before spreading to 15 houses and shops. (Raj K Raj/HTPhoto)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 06:52 AM IST

Explosions at illegal factory in Delhi amplified deadly fire

A fire at an illegal paint factory in Delhi has claimed 11 lives, including one woman. The blaze quickly spread to nearby houses and shops.

NDRF team at the site of a paint godown that caught fire last night, resulting in the death of 11 people in Alipur, in New Delhi on Friday, February 16, 2024. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 03:38 AM IST

Delhi: Fire breaks out in Shahdara, elderly man succumbs

The police received information regarding a fire at a house at Moti Ram Road in Shahdara around 7am but the victim was declared dead by the time he was taken to the hospital

Representational image.
Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Band of protesters turn up at Delhi’s Ghazipur, detained in 30 minutes

The senior officers said the farmers belonged to Bharatiya Kisan Union’s (BKU’s) Mahatma faction and were led by faction head Anil Talhan

Police said the farmers were taken to Kaushambi police station and released in two hours. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Centre, farmers hold talks as more unions plan to join stir

Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Nityanand Rai, and Munda to lead talks Thursday with farm leaders Jagjit Singh Dallewal and Sarwan Singh Pandher.

Farmers clash with police at Shambhu border. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 04:49 AM IST
By, , Sunil Rahar, , Karnal/rohtak/new Delhi

Traffic jams mostly on Delhi periphery, barricades stay

Some key stretches near Singhu and Tikri borders reported snarls during morning and evening peak hours

At NH24 in Delhi on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Hope, and caution in tale of murder of a role model

Nikki Yadav was killed by her partner in Delhi last year. Her story highlights the challenges faced by women in pursuing their dreams.

Sahil Gehlot and Nikki Yadav. (File)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:20 AM IST

Farmers, police clash at Hry border

Union agriculture minister Arjun Munda said the Centre would not rush to frame a law on minimum support prices (MSP), one of the farmers’ key demands

Police use tear gas to disperse farmers gathered at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' march, in Patiala district, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:30 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, , Chandigarh/rohtak/new Delhi

Likely plans to seal Delhi border points, city stares at gridlock

Senior traffic police officials said the movement of vehicles would be hit and there was a likelihood of commuters getting stranded in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Haryana Police personnel set up barricades at Jhamari in Ambala, on the border with Punjab, on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 02:10 AM IST

Delhi braces for stir after late push to resolve farmers' protest crisis

Security forces have fortified the borders of Delhi with metal barricades, shipping containers, and more as farmers plan to march into the city.

Barricades installed at Tikri border on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna /HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 07:25 AM IST

Farmers protest: Section 144 imposed in Delhi; Punjab-Haryana border sealed

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora’s order imposing Section 144 of CrPC in the city said that it shall remain in force for 30 days unless withdrawn earlier

Police personnel deployed near Singhu border in view of farmers’ ’Delhi Chalo March’. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 02:22 PM IST

Govt reaches out as farm stir call clogs parts of E Delhi, NCR

Commuters in Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad faced hours of traffic congestion as farmers' protests brought traffic to a standstill. The protests, demanding compensation and developed plots for land acquired by the government, were eventually called off after assurances from the Uttar Pradesh government and Noida authority. The protests come ahead of planned farmer marches in Punjab and Haryana.

A traffic jam at the Chilla border as farmers from UP sought to march towards Parliament. (Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:34 AM IST
By, , Noida/new Delhi

Man held for trying to enter North Block in Delhi with forged ID

Investigators said the suspect has no identifiable terror links, and is believed to be a con man who was trying to enter the MHA offices to dupe candidates for ministry jobs

The suspect has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections related to impersonation, cheating, and forgery. Devesh Kumar Mahla, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said that the suspect is being interrogated to verify his identity. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 06:22 AM IST

Rajouri night club shooting case: Bawana-Bali gang member arrested from Haryana

The gangster identified as one Sahil Kumar was arrested on Monday (February 5) from Pandav Nagar Colony bus depot in Naryana

Gangster Sahil Kumar was arrested on February 5 in Naryana (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 01:46 PM IST

Delhi Police fears communal incident in city, keeps eye on ‘select group’

The advisory has been issued in view of recent developments such as the consecration of the Ayodhya Ram Temple the Gyanvapi prayer order

Police stations have been asked to monitor those involved in the protests against the CAA and NRC. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Delhi, Punjab CMs lead AAP’s march in Capital

Delhi Assembly’s leader of the opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri described the AAP’s protest as a “flop show”

Police said 15 AAP workers were detained during the protest. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 05:26 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra,

Additional forces deployed, arterial Delhi road closed in view of AAP, BJP protests

The traffic was snarled including on the Ring Road as the arterial Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Marg was closed for traffic between ITO and Minto Bridge

There was bumper-to-bumper traffic on Vikas Marg connecting central Delhi with east Delhi via Laxmi Nagar. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 12:51 PM IST

Woman killed in Delhi's Kalkaji incident caregiver for son with cancer: Family

Her family alleged that she was standing near an elevated platform, set up for families of organisers and VIP guests, when it collapsed on to her

Tina Devi (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Fire breaks out at vehicle dump in northeast Delhi

The police are trying to find out if any of the gutted vehicles were related to an important crime registered at the police stations in the outer district of Delhi Police.

Charred remains of the vehicles after the fire. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:34 AM IST

1 killed, 17 hurt as stage set at Kalkaji temple collapses

The Kalkaji Temple Management and Improvement Committee expressed its grief at the incident, but also distanced itself from the ‘Jagran’ in question

The site of the Kalkaji temple where a wooden platform collapsed during a ‘Jagran’ early Sunday (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 06:00 AM IST

The lost and found scam: Police tool used to defraud those looking for missing relatives

Shyam Sundar Chauhan allegedly called 904 families which were looking for their missing family members

The accsed duped at least 50 to the tune of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 28, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Delhi’s India Gate lawns out of bounds, visitors return disappointed

The closure was to control crowds and avoid damage to the area ahead of the Beating Retreat ceremony. Visitors said an advisory should have been issued.

New Delhi, India - Jan. 26, 2024: Vehicles stuck in traffic jam at India Gate circle after the Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, January 26, 2024. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 01:23 AM IST

Republic Day: 14,000 personnel to secure route along parade in Delhi

Delhi’s special commissioner of police (security) Dependra Pathak said that around 77,000 people are expected to attend the event

A security personnel with a sniffer dog at Vijay Chowk on Wednesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 04:11 AM IST

Month after blast near Israel embassy, Delhi Police continues to find culprits

The embassy is located on the intersection of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road and Prithviraj Road in Lutyens Delhi

Security personnel at the site of the blast. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 01:45 AM IST

3 men who robbed elderly couple in Delhi’s New Seemapuri arrested: Police

Police said the elderly couple was known to respond to requests from customers at odd hours, information that was used by the suspects to enter the premises past midnight

Shahdara DCP Surendra Choudhary said three men, , were arrested in connection with the dacoity case registered by Seema Puri police station (Photo: Delhi Police)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 02:56 PM IST

Delhi: Six suffocate to death from ‘angithi’ smoke in two separate incidents

In the first incident, which took place in the Khera Kalan village near Alipur in outer Delhi, a 40-year-old tanker driver, his 38-year-old wife, and their two sons, aged nine and seven, were found dead in a room that was locked and coal brazier was found lit inside

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2024 02:20 PM IST

Day after 19-yr-old stabbed, left on roadside, Delhi Police probe partner’s role

A case has been registered against unknown people under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Mayur Vihar police station

The woman’s partner and his cousin joined the investigation after being summoned by the team on Friday. (File)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police as crime branch gets 1st woman chief

Senior police officers aware of the matter said it was a routine exercise due since the culmination of the G20 Summit in September

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police as crime branch gets 1st woman chief
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Pregnant 19-year-old stabbed, face mauled; left on roadside in Delhi

The 19-year-old woman is currently battling for life at a government hospital in the city, they added

It was not clear whether she was attacked by someone she knew or was the victim of a violent robbery, an officer aware of the case said, adding that her broken mobile phone was found at the scene of the crime. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Delhi momo vendor stabs customer who demanded extra red sauce, runs away: Police

The momo vendor, who was running short of the red sauce, fled the spot after stabbing his customer in the face

The attacker has been identified by the police by his first name Vikas (File Photo/Instagram/food_dynasty_)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 04:24 PM IST
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