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Chandni Chowk: Where old city seeks modern amenities

Chandni Chowk is the country’s smallest Lok Sabha constituency in size and one of the smallest in Delhi, in terms of population, with over 1.6 million voters.

A top view of the Chandni Chowk constituency. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on May 22, 2024 08:34 AM IST

Weekend rallies by PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi raise election heat in Delhi

Campaigning in Delhi heats up as PM Modi accuses opposition of vote bank politics, while Rahul challenges him to a debate over alleged links with businessmen.

PM Narendra Modi(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 19, 2024 12:36 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra, , New Delhi

Attack planned by BJP, says Kanhaiya Kumar

On Friday, following a meeting with councillor Chhaya Sharma, when Kumar came out to meet his supporters, a person allegedly garlanded him after which he threw ink and tried to slap him

Congress candidate for the North East Delhi seat Kanhaiya Kumar at an election meeting in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Refrigerator mechanic, retd teacher, YouTuber: Independents in Delhi poll fray

The independents are an eclectic bunch, but all 49 have one thing in common — they feel they offer voters something more than what mainstream parties can give

Virender, 27, is one of the youngest candidates in the fray and his affidavit says he’s unemployed. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 06:08 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

Drink driving, the scourge of Delhi

For decades now, drink driving has dozens in the national capital every year, despite a string of attempts to weed the menace out

According to a survey conducted by an NGO between August and December last year, more than 81% of the 30,000 respondents admitted to having driven under the influence of liquor at some point. (HT archive)
Updated on May 06, 2024 06:00 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

Wrong-side driving steers road fatalities

Wrong-side driving remains a deadly issue in India, with nearly 43,000 fatalities between 2017-2021. Delhi alone sees 1,500-2,000 deaths annually, despite increased penalties. Experts call for stricter enforcement, infrastructure improvements, and public awareness to combat this menace.

Several commuters are desperate to take shortcuts and it doesn’t matter if the roads are broad, or narrow, or arterial stretches, said a traffic police officer. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Lok Sabha election 2024: Will Delhi turnout be hit by heat, long weekend?

Concerns rise in Delhi as the upcoming election day on May 25 falls amidst a long weekend, potentially impacting voter turnout.

Ghaziabad , India - April 26 2024: A women Voter shows her inked finger after casting her vote during the Second phase of the general Loksabha elections in Dasna Ghaziabad, India on Friday, April 26 2024. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 04:30 AM IST

‘There is no sympathy for AAP over Kejriwal’s arrest’

Harsh Malhotra, the BJP candidate from East Delhi, says he will go ahead with a positive agenda of development for the constituency

Harsh Malhotra, BJP candidate from East Delhi (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Signature View needs to be demolished, Delhi high court told

The MoHUA affidavit, based on a report prepared by a three-member committee, is in line with an Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi report

Signature View Apartment, built over 2.16 acres, was launched in 2007, and the possession of flats started in 2012. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Broken drain gate that worsened flooding at ITO in Delhi to be fixed at last

The design capacity of the regulator gate has been increased, keeping in mind last year’s flood, officials said

Tenders have been floated to forge the new gate at an estimated cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>43 lakh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Fatal choices that make commute in Delhi risky

Riding without a helmet and driving without a seatbelt are among the most frequent traffic offences in the national capital

A man talks on a mobile phone while riding a motorcycle without a helmet in Rajendra Nagar in the city on Thursday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Delhi: PWD completes repairs at Pragati Maidan tunnel

The committee, that had been formed to look into the structural condition of the tunnel is yet to submit its report, they added.

Pragati Maidan tunnel open for traffic after completion of maintenance work in New Delhi on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 02:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi residents can register to vote till April 26

Delhi residents have until April 26 to register as voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on May 25 via or the voter helpline app.

Officials added that over 95% of the applications are received online, though offline applications are also accepted. This was less than 80% till the previous Lok Sabha elections. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 01:46 AM IST

Speeding, a demon that plagues Delhi

According to 2022 data released by NCRB last year, Delhi clocked the most road accidents in the country (1,564), up 18% from 2021.

At least nine planned high-speed corridors crisscross busy stretches in Delhi – NH-48, NE-3, GT Road, GT Karnal Road, Outer Ring Road, Rohtak Road, Najafgarh Road, Mehrauli Badarpur Road and Wazirabad Road. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 04:27 AM IST

DDA to hand maintenance over to RWAs within a year

Till now, DDA collected a lump sum maintenance charge during allotment and maintained the common facilities

The Delhi Development Authority has built 2,093 flats of different sizes in Dwarka and Lok Nayakpuram under the Diwali 2023 scheme. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 06:36 AM IST

DIL 0100 — licence plate celebrating Delhi’s heart sparks forgery attempt

Two women in their 70s, impersonation attempts, a 1984 sedan, and an alphanumeric code worth ₹20 lakh lead to a police investigation in a bizarre vehicle registration case.

the transport department and police are now on the hunt for the real Suman Bhandari. Police visited her home on Rajpur Road in Civil Lines on Wednesday. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Work to begin on Delhi’s Netaji Nagar revamp; 6K flats in 85 towers

The 6,500 flats will be constructed under six different categories, in phases, in high-rise buildings that will accommodate more residents, officials said

While the total area under the project is about 445,154 square metres (110 acres), Netaji Nagar originally comprised around 2,700 old quarters with an approximate built-up area of 150,000 sqm. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Delhi section of RRTS likely to be ready by mid-2025: NCRTC

The Delhi section is about 14 km, which consists of about 9 km of elevated section and 5 km of underground section. The four stations in Delhi are Jangpura, Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar.

The under construction Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Station at Sarai Kale Khan in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi govt to set up 5,000 cameras for traffic management

Delhi transport department plans to install 5,000 cameras for an Intelligent Traffic Management System, aiming to reduce traffic violations, enhance road safety

Officials said that the system will be integrated with the government’s E-challan portal. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 06:32 AM IST

INDIA leaders slam CMs’ arrests at joint Delhi rally

Senior leaders of the INDIA bloc demand release of arrested politicians in a show of unity ahead of elections, accusing government of stifling opposition.

Senior leaders of the INDIA bloc during the “Loktantra Bachao” rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 05:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

In letter from custody, Kejriwal says INDIA supports statehood for Delhi

Sunita Kejriwal said that Arvind Kejriwal sought forgiveness from all partners of the INDIA alliance as he made the announcements with discussing with them.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Sunita Kejriwal at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Delhi LG asks top cop to probe Shrinate’s remark on Kangana after BJP files complaint

Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena on Thursday directed police commissioner Sanjay Arora to conduct a thorough probe into a derogatory social media post by Congress leader Supriya Shrinate against actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha poll candidate Kangana Ranaut, and sought a detailed report in this regard.

Congress leader Supriya Shrinate. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

DDA begins bid to hire contractor to demolish Signature View flats in Delhi

Officials said that the selected contractor will be given 120 days for the entire demolition process, as per the tender floated on March 23

Signature View Apartment, built over 2.16 acres, was launched in 2007, and the possession of flats started in 2012. The complex has 12 towers of 12 and six floors, with a total of 336 HIG and MIG flats. According to residents, the buildings started showing signs of degradation from the first year of inhabitation. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Protest vs protest as High Court to hear Delhi CM Kejriwal’s plea today

Security was tightened across parts of the New Delhi area on Tuesday morning and the detained workers were taken to various police stations in five buses

AAP workers at a protest near the PM’s residence, New Delhi. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Alok KN Mishra, New Delhi

AAP writes to election panel, claims access to Delhi party office being blocked

AAP demands action against central agencies for blocking routes to party headquarters, accuses them of highhandedness. Police cite law & order concerns.

Police officers outside Shaheedi Park in New Delhi on Saturday. (Reuters)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 02:09 AM IST

AAP agitation at Delhi park that celebrates martyrs

For the first time after Kejriwal’s arrest, all AAP leaders were seen on the same platform at the Shaheedi Park on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg.

RAF personnel at Shaheedi Park on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 01:54 AM IST

Unsure whether Arvind Kejriwal is safe in ED custody: AAP leader Atishi

She said it is a big safety issue and the party wants to know if ED is keeping the chief minister’s security details intact

Delhi minister and AAP leader Atishi. (PTI)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Night of drama: Arvind Kejriwal to stay Delhi CM, insists AAP

Kejriwal was arrested by ED for his “involvement in the excise policy, being evasive during questioning, and skipping nine summons”

AAP supporters protest outside Kejriwal's residence on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 05:29 AM IST
By, Alok KN Mishra
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