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Delhi government panel suggests increase in auto, taxi fares: Report

  • The deadline for submission of the report expires this week, the source said, adding that the report will be submitted to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and will then go for cabinet approval.
Amid rising fuel prices, the Delhi government last month had set up a committee for fare revision of auto-rickshaws and taxis. (Representational image)
Amid rising fuel prices, the Delhi government last month had set up a committee for fare revision of auto-rickshaws and taxis. (Representational image)
Published on May 17, 2022 10:55 PM IST
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Mundka fire: Delhi court grants one-day police custody of Manish Lakra, 2 others

  • The fire had broken out in a four-storey building near Mundka metro station on April 13. Lakra, the owner of the building, was arrested two days later.
NDRF personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
NDRF personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 17, 2022 09:29 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Minister says Haryana not releasing ‘Delhi’s share of water', residents suffer

  • The Delhi Jal Board has said water supply will be affected in several parts of the national capital owing to depletion of pond level of the Yamuna river at Wazirabad treatment plant and reduction in release of raw water from Haryana.
People fill their containers from Delhi Jal Board's water tankers in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, due to a severe supply disruption amid scorching heat.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
People fill their containers from Delhi Jal Board's water tankers in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, due to a severe supply disruption amid scorching heat.(Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:12 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

One dies in fire at banquet hall in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area

  • Delhi fire: Officials said 10 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Firefighters during a search operation at Atlantis Banquet hall at GT Karnal Road in Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:23 PM IST
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Delhi reports 393 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; minor dip in positivity rate

Delhi Covid-19 update: The death toll has now reached 26,198 while the total case tally now stands at 19,01,128 The positivity rate in the national capital dipped by 0.2 per cent. On Monday, the positivity rate had stood at 3.37 per cent.
Delhi reported 393 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.(Pic for representation)
Delhi reported 393 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.(Pic for representation)
Published on May 17, 2022 06:54 PM IST
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96 dengue cases in Delhi so far

  • Till April 30 this year, 81 dengue cases had been recorded in the city, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said in its weekly report.
Delhi had recorded 23 dengue cases in January, 16 in February, 22 in March, and 20 in April, the report said. (File image)(Image by Mohamed Nuzrath from Pixabay )
Delhi had recorded 23 dengue cases in January, 16 in February, 22 in March, and 20 in April, the report said. (File image)(Image by Mohamed Nuzrath from Pixabay )
Published on May 17, 2022 05:50 PM IST
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Delhiwale: Portrait of a childhood

  • A child far from home
Noor Ahmad says he arrived in Delhi two years ago with his ‘mama’ (uncle) who lives nearby, in Darya Ganj.
Noor Ahmad says he arrived in Delhi two years ago with his ‘mama’ (uncle) who lives nearby, in Darya Ganj.
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:17 PM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi

Delhi Mundka fire: Building, factory owners to be quizzed; DNA samples taken

  • The officer said that Lakra, during interrogation, told the police that he rented out the three floors of the four-storey building to the Goyal brothers for a monthly fee of Rs1.20 lakh.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear the charred debris from a burnt floor a day after a fire broke out in a commercial building at Mundka, New Delhi. (HT PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:20 AM IST
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‘Over 6.3mn at risk from MCD’s bulldozer politics’: Kejriwal

  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Kejriwal, is aiming to wrest control of the city’s south, north and east MCDs from the BJP in elections expected later this year or early next year – by then, the civic bodies are expected to be reunified into a single Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 03:54 AM IST
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ByAlok KN Mishra, New Delhi

Granular monitoring gives Delhi sharper picture of local weather

IMD data from the past week shows that 80-90% of the 11 stations in Delhi recorded temperatures higher than the official maximum
On Sunday, nine weather stations recorded maximum temperatures higher than Safdarjung. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
On Sunday, nine weather stations recorded maximum temperatures higher than Safdarjung. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 03:49 AM IST
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Delhi heatwave: Some respite on windy, cloudy Monday

New Delhi: A day after mercury rose to the season’s high of 45
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:54 PM IST
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Record summer beats life out of Delhi’s Mungeshpur farms

With a population of nearly 10,000, Mungeshpur hit the headlines as it reported the maximum temperature across the country on Sunday at 49.2 degrees Celsius
A empty road in Mungeshpur, on Monday afternoon. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
A empty road in Mungeshpur, on Monday afternoon. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 03:31 AM IST
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Delhi govt forms panel for markets redevelopment

The committee has to submit its report by May 20, according to an order issued by Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC).
A Delhi market (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
A Delhi market (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 03:47 AM IST
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Delhi heatwave: Schools advance summer vacations

On Sunday, all 11 weather stations in Delhi recorded maximum temperatures above 45°C, while Mungeshpur and Najafgarh (in south-east Delhi) recorded temperatures above 49°C.
Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to be declared over the Capital, with a ‘yellow’ alert in place for Friday and Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to be declared over the Capital, with a ‘yellow’ alert in place for Friday and Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:00 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

Delhi hospitals see spike in heat-related ailments

As the national capital copes with a severe heatwave -- temperatures went above 49 degrees Celsius in parts of Delhi on Sunday -- hospitals have reported a noticeable spike in the number of heat-related ailments
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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Mudka fire: Builder owner, businessmen to be grilled together

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday said that they will seek the custody of the two businessmen who were running an industrial unit in a Mundka building where a devastating fire killed 27 people on Friday in order to question them along with the owner of the building
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Published on May 16, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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Delhi: An everyday struggle for these workers under the sun

For several workers in the Capital, staying away from the sun is not an option. Despite the oppressive heat, heat warriors are still out, keeping Delhi running. HT profiles some of these people
Ram Lakhan Singh, a parking attendant, at Connaught Place on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
Ram Lakhan Singh, a parking attendant, at Connaught Place on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 12:16 PM IST
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Fire breaks out at footwear factory in Delhi's Narela, 9 fire tenders at spot

  • There were 10 people working in the factory and all were reportedly safe.
This was the second fire being reported from North Delhi's Narela area in two days.(ANI File Photo)
This was the second fire being reported from North Delhi's Narela area in two days.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2022 10:16 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Covid: Delhi's tally dips for fifth straight day with 377 new cases

  • Fresh fatalities dipped with one patient succumbing to Covid-19 as opposed to three on Sunday, the bulletin data showed. Delhi's death toll has now reached 26,196.
Delhi's overall Covid-19 tally reached 19,00,735 on Monday, May 16, 2022, after 377 people tested positive for the infection. (HT)
Delhi's overall Covid-19 tally reached 19,00,735 on Monday, May 16, 2022, after 377 people tested positive for the infection. (HT)
Published on May 16, 2022 09:56 PM IST
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Water supply to be affected in parts of Delhi from tomorrow. Details here 

  • The Delhi Jal Board said water production had been affected at treatment plants in Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla and urged residents, suffering from a scorching summer, to store adequate quantity of water in advance as per requirement.
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Updated on May 16, 2022 04:42 PM IST
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Ensure safety of Kashmiri Pandits, Delhi CM Kejriwal urges Centre

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that all the Kashmiri Pandits are scared after the killing of government employee Rahul Bhat.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
Published on May 16, 2022 04:30 PM IST
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Mundka fire tragedy: NHRC begins probe into rights violations

  • Delhi fire: NHRC DG Sunil Meena said the rights body had taken suo motu cognizance of the fire tragedy and looking into concerns regarding violations of human rights.
NHRC team at Mundka fire tragedy spot in Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
NHRC team at Mundka fire tragedy spot in Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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Acts of kindness help less privileged face harsh summer

From distributing food to offering cool beverages, residents and NGOs are doing their bit to make the season a bit bearable
As the city reels under heatwave, volunteers at Earth Saviours Foundation are ensuring residents in their shelters stay hydrated.
As the city reels under heatwave, volunteers at Earth Saviours Foundation are ensuring residents in their shelters stay hydrated.
Published on May 16, 2022 11:24 AM IST
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BJP kicks off drive to ‘expose AAP model of development’ in Delhi

  • According to the plan, BJP workers will reach out to 2.5 million families in the next 15 days and distribute pamphlets highlighting the AAP government’s “failures” in 10 key areas, including health, education, employment.
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta.(HT Photo)
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta.(HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 06:11 AM IST
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Rain shortfall to blame for early, intense heat in Delhi, says weather office

  • This first month of the year was Delhi’s wettest January in 121 years, and February was the city’s wettest in eight years.
Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to continue over the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heatwave conditions are likely to continue over the Capital. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 05:52 AM IST
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Delhiwale: Dargah’s chai

  • A tea stall with a most unique site
Sitting at the stall gives a tantalisingly close view of the shrine’s marble dome.
Sitting at the stall gives a tantalisingly close view of the shrine’s marble dome.
Updated on May 16, 2022 11:42 AM IST
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ByMayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi

Investigation by magistrate gets LG approval, to suggest solution

  • Following LG’s approval, the home department issued an order constituting the magisterial inquiry, according to an official release on Sunday.
The building which has been engulfed in fire had a car showroom and office spaces. It is close to the Mundka metro station.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
The building which has been engulfed in fire had a car showroom and office spaces. It is close to the Mundka metro station.(Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 16, 2022 04:09 AM IST
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Uncertainties of pandemic era build traction for the common man’s biographies

The Covid-19 pandemic shutdown when life came to a grinding halt led to common people writing their autobiographies, memoirs, or biographies of their family members, and publish them on their own.
Uncertainties of pandemic era build traction for biographies
Uncertainties of pandemic era build traction for biographies
Updated on May 16, 2022 04:58 AM IST
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Delhi weather: Lack of rain behind intense heat spell, say experts

The Capital may have been breaking rainfall records in January and February this year, but since March 1, Delhi hasn’t seen any significant showers, one of the factors experts that said was behind the early and intense heat spell across the city
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Published on May 16, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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