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Delhi Jal Board sets target of 1,000 MGD water supply during summer

The target for last year was 988mgd, but the water utility exceeded its mandate, managing to supply up to 1000mgd to the city on certain days

A reservoir and treatment plant of the Delhi Jal Board in Wazirabad. (ANI)
Updated on May 02, 2024 05:38 AM IST

AAP, BJP picks file paperson Day Two of nominations

Sahi Ram Pahalwan and Bansuri Swaraj reached the office of the returning officer after holding roadshows in their respective constituencies

AAP’s candidate from South Delhi, Sahi Ram Pahalwan, in Okhla in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 11:37 PM IST

Mosquito menace stings Delhi, MCD notices to breeding sites

Officials said that April provided favourable breeding conditions and their increased density indicates water stagnation

MCD officials said around 4,600 workers are undertaking anti-mosquito drives. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 01, 2024 02:15 AM IST

AAP defiant, says Arvind Kejriwal will remain Delhi CM

A senior MCD official said that after the Delhi high court order, the process for providing notebooks, stationery, school bags and uniform is being initiated and the benefits will reach around 650,000 students.

AAP workers hold up Kejriwal’s photo during their Lok Sabha election campaign. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 04:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Police tell Sarojini Nagar traders to clear rooftop storage spaces over fire risk

Police said that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted above-normal temperatures this year, which, coupled with increased heat on rooftops due to the placement of air-conditioner outdoor units, put these storage units at a high risk of catching fire

A view of the Bapu Market at Sarojini Nagar. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘I’m a daughter of Mother India,’ says Sunita Kejriwal

Sunita Kejriwal, Delhi CM's wife, held a roadshow in Tilak Nagar urging voters to save democracy amid dictatorship, campaigning for AAP's West Delhi candidate.

Sunita Kejriwal during the roadshow in West Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 02:53 AM IST

What next for Delhi civic body after mayor poll postponed?

The mayoral polls were scheduled for Friday, but LG VK Saxena declined to appoint a presiding officer for the elections without inputs from CM Arvind Kejriwal.

BJP and AAP councilors protest at the Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 04:15 AM IST

‘Vote decisively to save democracy’: CM’s wife hits welfare note in first roadshow

Kejriwal said that earlier, a person would go to jail when a courts would hold them guilty but under the “new system” people are being kept in jail till a case and its investigation goes on. BJP rapped the Kejriwal’s taking the family politics route and referred to Sunita as “Rabri Devi”.

Sunita Kejriwal and East Delhi AAP candidate Kuldeep Kumar during the roadshow on Saturday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 05:04 AM IST

Ruckus in Delhi's MCD after delay in mayor polls

Both parties accused each other of being against Dalits, given that the third term of the Delhi mayor is reserved for a Scheduled Caste candidate

BJP and AAP councillors protest in the MCD house. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 04:35 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal gets insulin shot after nod from AIIMS

Delhi CM Kejriwal administered insulin in Tihar jail after health concerns; AAP alleges mistreatment, ED denies. Court orders medical board.

Arvind Kejriwal (AFP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 04:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCD dumps 600T of waste, debris at Ghazipur to douse fire but smoke persists

Plumes of smoke continued to emanate from the site, though fire department officials confirmed that the blaze had doused, and cooling operations were underway

The fire at the Ghazipur landfill site was contained by Tuesday morning. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Delhi mayoral polls: AAP rebel backs off, MCD awaits nod from EC

MCD is yet to receive the nod from the Election Commission of India to hold polls for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor on April 26 at the Civic Centre

Delhi assembly is yet to issue the list of 14 MLAs who would be part of the corporation this year and a reminder has been sent, officials said. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Ghazipur landfill in Delhi smoulders, blame game on

A fire at Delhi's Ghazipur landfill site, with 8.4 million tonnes of waste, triggered political blame. Firefighters struggled to fully contain the blaze.

Firefighting operations underway at Gazipur landfill on Monday morning. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Process to flatten Delhi’s landfills slowest at Ghazipur, fresh dumping goes on

An MCD report said that of the 28 million tonnes of legacy waste at Delhi’s three landfill sites, 11.9 million tonnes was cleared since July 2019

Smoke billows out of the landfill due to the fire on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill fire ignites political firestorm between BJP, AAP

Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva went to the Ghazipur landfill site on Monday morning and took the first shot at the AAP

Delhi minister Atishi on Monday said the Ghazipur landfill fire incident will be investigated to ascertain the cause of the blaze. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 03:23 PM IST

Ghazipur landfill in Delhi catches fire after a 10-month lull

Officials said that the flames and the first layer of soot were spotted around 5pm drifting towards the middle of the landfill facing the Ghazipur paper market and drain

A fire burns at the Ghazipur landfill on Sunday night. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 05:54 AM IST

EC nod awaited, Delhi LG yet to appoint presiding officer

A senior MCD official associated with the poll process said that EC has the power to delay the mayoral polls till the the Lok Sabha elections are completed.

Delhi LG VK Saxena (ANI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 01:26 AM IST

Stage set for Delhi mayoral polls as AAP and BJP picks file nominations

AAP and BJP councillors filed nominations for upcoming mayoral and deputy mayoral elections in Delhi. AAP faces first challenge since Kejriwal's arrest.

AAP councillor Mahesh Khichi files his nominations for the post on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 01:17 AM IST

Monuments rebuilt at new waste park in Delhi

Replicas of 20 Indian monuments and temples carrying the Unesco world heritage site tag have been recreated from 200 tonnes of scrap waste

A replica of the Brihadeshwara temple of Thanjavur inside the waste to wonder park at Ajmal Khan Park, Karol Bagh in New Delhi on April 15. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 05:12 AM IST

MCD brings in experts for big Town Hall revamp in Delhi

The construction of the Town Hall building was completed in 1866, but the municipality shifted to the new municipal headquarters on Minto Road around 2012

The Delhi Town Hall building in Chandni Chowk. (HT Archive)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 10:54 PM IST

MCD plantation to be mix of flowering, fruit-bearing trees in Delhi

The civic body, which oversees 15,226 neighbourhood parks and over 12,700km of roads across Delhi, said that it will plant around 619,000 plants this year.

Some of the flowering trees suggested for plantation drives include amaltas, gulmohar, champa, and bauhinia, while fruit-bearing trees include ber, jamun, amla, and mango. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 05:49 AM IST

Lutyens Delhi set for new clock tower soon

A senior NDMC official said that lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena has directed the civic body to develop a clock tower

he old ‘New Delhi Town Hall’ used to house a clock tower on top of the headquarters building, but the building was demolished in the 1980s to develop the current one (in photo). (Courtesy: NDMC)
Published on Apr 14, 2024 10:35 PM IST

Industries dept finalises plan for 21-acre facility for e-waste in Delhi

The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has invited expressions of interests from private players to set up the complex.

Common items in e-waste streams include computers, mobile phones, electronic items, household appliances, as well as medical equipment. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:56 AM IST

Delhi mayoral elections set for April 26: Officials

The mayoral elections are an annual exercise, held in first meeting of the civic body’s yearly cycle

The term of the incumbent mayor, Shelly Oberoi, ended on March 31, but she will continue in her position till a new mayor is elected. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:01 AM IST

Seven decades later, MCD revives journal on city life

The journal traces the city’s history from the events in the immediate aftermath of first war of India’s independence in 1857

The name of the publication is derived from the Town Hall building at Chandni Chowk, the former headquarters of the municipality, which was developed as the “Delhi Institute” in 1860s (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Delhi's RWAs give charter of demands for Lok Sabha polls

The demands, compiled by the United RWAs Joint Action (Urja) — an umbrella body of 2,500 RWAs — and released on Monday

Congress workers campaign in Delhi ahead of the May 25 Lok Sabha elections. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Discoms’ records to help MCD plug gaps in tax net

Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the plan involves creating a common database with information from the city’s discoms.

This year, the department collected around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,137 crores as of March 31, with 1.26 million tax payers filing returns. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:45 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest will be last nail in BJP’s coffin: AAP

The fast started at 11am with party leaders taking turns to speak about the jailed party leader, with a photoshopped image of Kejriwal behind bars.

AAP supporters during the party’s day-long protest against the arrest of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:00 AM IST

PWD to rebuild damaged bridge at Defence Colony in Delhi

A section of the bridge on Ratan Lal Sahdev Marg, north of Central Park, had caved in under the weight of a truck loaded with construction waste

The damaged bridge on Ratan Lal Sahdev Marg in Defence Colony in New Delhi on April 4. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:58 AM IST

MCD counts 198,000 trees in first tree census

Preliminary data shows Keshavpuram and South zones had the highest number of trees --- 64,383 and 43,810 respectively

MCD manages 15,226 municipal parks spread across a total area of 5,172 acres. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 04:52 AM IST
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