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Delhi’s air quality in moderate category; mercury expected to rise to 24°C

Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:47 AM IST

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe

On Thursday, the average 24-hour AQI was 194 in the moderate category. (Hindustan Times)
On Thursday, the average 24-hour AQI was 194 in the moderate category. (Hindustan Times)

Legal aid for undertrials not released within a week of getting bail: Top court

The top court sought to put in place a digital mechanism to ensure undertrials granted bail are given legal recourse automatically after a week.

The bench directed jail superintendents to register the date of an undertrial or convicts’ bail order on software maintained by the prison. (ANI)
The bench directed jail superintendents to register the date of an undertrial or convicts’ bail order on software maintained by the prison. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Record testimonies in witnesses’ language: SC to trial courts

Expressing concerns that some of the trial courts are recording the depositions of the witnesses not in their language but only in English — as may be translated by the presiding officer, the top court noted that Section 277 clearly lays down that the testimonies have to be recorded in the language of the court if the witness is also conversant with that language.

Section277 of the CrPC states that the state government shall determine the language of all courts other than the high courts. (ANI)
Section277 of the CrPC states that the state government shall determine the language of all courts other than the high courts. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Only agriculturalists can purchase land in Himachal: SC

A person who is not an agriculturist can only purchase land in Himachal Pradesh with the permission of the state government, said the bench, referring to Section 118 of the Act.

“The government is expected to examine from a case-to-case basis whether such permission can be given or not,” it added. (ANI)
“The government is expected to examine from a case-to-case basis whether such permission can be given or not,” it added. (ANI)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Man held for molesting 2 minor sisters in Delhi

Aged five and six, the two sisters had come to Uttam Nagar with their family to attend a birthday party when they went missing at around 1.30am on Thursday, deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka), Harsha Vardhan, said

The arrested accused was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. (Representative image)
The arrested accused was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. (Representative image)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Delhi civic body to integrate its RFID toll collection system with FASTag

Delhi has 124 border entry points where toll tax is levied, and the toll, along with an environment compensation cess (ECC) is collected using the RFID system at 13 major points used by 80-85% of all commercial vehicles entering the city.

A pilot project for the new setups will be undertaken at Kundli border at east Delhi. (HT Archive)
A pilot project for the new setups will be undertaken at Kundli border at east Delhi. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:06 AM IST

Matrimonial disputes cannot be converted into multiple court proceedings, says Delhi HC

In the case, the man had sought vigilance action against his estranged wife -- a teacher in an NDMC school -- contending that she was attending court hearings during school working hours.

The judge said that the court cannot encourage such conduct. (File)
The judge said that the court cannot encourage such conduct. (File)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:05 AM IST

GK-2 M-block park to be developed as G-20 commemoration park

The park features three entry pathways all of which will be covered into Pagola shaped corridors leading up to the central point.

The municipal park with an area of over 13,000 square meter area is located right next to the popular market along the W-block road. (HT Photo)
The municipal park with an area of over 13,000 square meter area is located right next to the popular market along the W-block road. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Two arrested for opening fire in crowded Bhogal, injuring two bystanders

The arrested men said they fired the bullets targeting Nikhil Pal, who is out on bail in a murder case, said police officers

One of the injured men was discharged from the hospital, but a bullet remains lodged in his back, said officers.
One of the injured men was discharged from the hospital, but a bullet remains lodged in his back, said officers.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:04 AM IST

MCD tells HC: Salaries, pensions paid till December

The court was hearing a batch of pleas relating to the non-payment of salaries and pensions to MCD employees and retired staff.

Assuring that the civic body would remain careful in the future, the MCD commissioner also told the Delhi high court that the salaries for January will be cleared soon. (HT Photo)
Assuring that the civic body would remain careful in the future, the MCD commissioner also told the Delhi high court that the salaries for January will be cleared soon. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:00 AM IST

DTC bus enters subway in Naraina after brakes fail

The incident was reported near the Naraina flyover at 12.15 pm when the three men were taking the bus to the depot.

Eyewitnesses told police that the DTC bus first hit a Maruti Brezza car and then climbed the pavement before entering the subway. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Eyewitnesses told police that the DTC bus first hit a Maruti Brezza car and then climbed the pavement before entering the subway. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Delhi HC directs formation of district panels to check child labour

A bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Subramonium Prasad said that despite the authorities being aware of these factories being run, no steps are being taken by them to curb this menace.

Hearing a plea by an NGO Bachpan Bachao Anodolan, the court said the committees will be created under the supervision of Chief Secretary of Delhi, the Deputy Commissioner of Police of each district. (HT Photo)
Hearing a plea by an NGO Bachpan Bachao Anodolan, the court said the committees will be created under the supervision of Chief Secretary of Delhi, the Deputy Commissioner of Police of each district. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Man declared brain dead, kin donate organs, save four lives in Delhi

Fifty-year-old Bijender Sharma, a furniture designer, was on his way back home from work on January 30 when he met with an accident in Faridabad. He was first taken to a private hospital in Faridabad and brought to AIIMS a day later, where he was declared brain dead

In a statement issued on Thursday, AIIMS said that Sharma’s organs were donated to recipients through National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In a statement issued on Thursday, AIIMS said that Sharma’s organs were donated to recipients through National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:48 PM IST

Evict squatters on govt land, but plan rehab also: Delhi LG

Delhi LG VK Saxena made the remarks at a meeting to review beautification projects being undertaken across the city ahead of G20 summit

The Delhi LG said the upcoming G20 summit is an opportunity to give the city a makeover and fix civic infrastructure. (HT Photo)
The Delhi LG said the upcoming G20 summit is an opportunity to give the city a makeover and fix civic infrastructure. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:47 PM IST

Study flags unaccounted sources adding to Delhi’s pollution load

Experts say unless these sources are recognised, they cannot be acted upon in the fight to bring down pollution.

A two-wheeler on a smoggy day in the Capital. (HT Archive)
A two-wheeler on a smoggy day in the Capital. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Teen gang-raped in Anand Vihar park

The matter came to light on Tuesday, when the girl fell ill and was admitted to a government hospital. At the hospital, a medical examination revealed that she was sexually assaulted, police said

A police officer aware of the case said on condition of anonymity that the girl was with a friend near the Anand Vihar Metro station on the night on January 9 when she was gang raped.
A police officer aware of the case said on condition of anonymity that the girl was with a friend near the Anand Vihar Metro station on the night on January 9 when she was gang raped.
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Ashram flyover extension to be opened by February end: Sisodia

Earlier, the Public Works Department (PWD) had set a deadline of February 15 to finish work on the infrastructure project that triggered major traffic snarls

The Ashram flyover was shut for traffic on January 1 for 45 days for construction work that will link it to a new overpass being built 50 metres away. (HT photo)
The Ashram flyover was shut for traffic on January 1 for 45 days for construction work that will link it to a new overpass being built 50 metres away. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Delhi jail officials seize 328 mobiles from inmates since December

Officials in the know of the matter said, in comparison, they usually recover less than 200 cellphones a year during raids

Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Officials have set 23 goals for 2023, one of which is to ensure that the jail is completely free of cell phones. (HT Archive)
Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Officials have set 23 goals for 2023, one of which is to ensure that the jail is completely free of cell phones. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:39 PM IST

World Wetlands Day: Experts call for revival of old water bodies

Experts and various NGOs convened at different locations across the Capital on Thursday to celebrate the theme of “wetland restoration” to mark the date of adoption of the Ramsar Convention

Wetlands worldwide are recognised to have a tremendous amount of economic value too, estimated at $47 trillion per year, according to Dr Faiyaz A Khudsar, a biodiversity expert (HT Photo)
Wetlands worldwide are recognised to have a tremendous amount of economic value too, estimated at $47 trillion per year, according to Dr Faiyaz A Khudsar, a biodiversity expert (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:38 PM IST

BJP MLA seeks E Delhi bodybe formed anew, moves HC

TYADB was constituted by the Delhi government in March 1994 to ensure the planned development of the densely populated trans-Yamuna region, and bring it on par with other regions in the Capital.

In his writ petition filed on January 27, the Laxmi Nagar MLA said the board was last constituted in July 2015, but after the 2020 assembly elections, it was not reconstituted. (File)
In his writ petition filed on January 27, the Laxmi Nagar MLA said the board was last constituted in July 2015, but after the 2020 assembly elections, it was not reconstituted. (File)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByRisha Chitlangia

Denied money, Delhi man beats his 65-year-old father to death

Ajay had been demanding money from his father Suresh for drugs, police said. When Suresh refused, Ajay assaulted him.

Police said the suspect is unemployed and depended on his father for personal expenses. (File)
Police said the suspect is unemployed and depended on his father for personal expenses. (File)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:35 PM IST

Kejriwal expedites green nod for construction of Army building

The Thal Sena Bhawan coming up in Delhi Cantonment area will house the Indian Army’s new headquarters

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expedited the approval for transplanting and felling trees required for the construction of the new Army headquarters in Delhi Cantonment. (HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expedited the approval for transplanting and felling trees required for the construction of the new Army headquarters in Delhi Cantonment. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:33 PM IST

Survey to gauge state of counselling in Delhi schools

Under the NEP, states have to formulate a plan to engage counsellors in schools from the 2022-23 session.

Students at a Delhi school. (HT Archive)
Students at a Delhi school. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:33 PM IST

Kejriwal opens School of Specialised Exellence in Janakpuri

SoSEs offer specialised education to students of classes 9 to 12 in four domains — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), humanities, performing and visual arts, and high-tech 21st-century skills

Dr BR Ambedkar School of Excellence was inaugurated by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Janakpuri, on Thursday. Deputy CM was also present on the occasion. (ANI)
Dr BR Ambedkar School of Excellence was inaugurated by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Janakpuri, on Thursday. Deputy CM was also present on the occasion. (ANI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:29 PM IST

EWS admissions in Delhi schools from February 10

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, at least 22% of seats to entry-level classes have to be reserved for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups (DG), with a further 3% reserved for children with disabilities.

The admissions to entry level classes across schools in the city under the EWS quota will start soon, Delhi government said. (HT Photo)
The admissions to entry level classes across schools in the city under the EWS quota will start soon, Delhi government said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Finland plan not yet passed due to dirty politics, says CM Kejriwal

The teachers’ training trip to Finland has emerged as the latest flashpoint between the AAP government and LG. While the state government has maintained that the LG office has deliberately delayed approval to the file that was first sent in October, the LG has said that he has not rejected the proposal and his aim was not to obstruct.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Karnataka man arrested for 2.3 million unpaid bill in Delhi hotel gets bail

The Delhi court noted that the accused has cleared the outstanding bill and was not required by the police for investigation

Mohammed Sharif was arrested in January following a first information report (FIR) filed by a manager at Hotel Leela Palace in Delhi (ANI FILE)
Mohammed Sharif was arrested in January following a first information report (FIR) filed by a manager at Hotel Leela Palace in Delhi (ANI FILE)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Sisodia again appeals to LG to clear teachers’ training programme in Finland

Sisodia called it a matter of sadness that Saxena is creating hurdles in the government’s attempt to improve the education sector

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:40 PM IST

Delhi: Man who duped Leela hotel by posing as UAE official, granted bail

According to the complainant hotel, the accused has already settled the outstanding dues.

Court noted that the present FIR was registered as the accused ran away without settling outstanding dues for his stay in the Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi. (Representative image)
Court noted that the present FIR was registered as the accused ran away without settling outstanding dues for his stay in the Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi. (Representative image)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:04 PM IST
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Taslima Nasreen says hip surgery was forced on her. Hospital says she consented

In a series of tweets Tuesday, the exiled author said she went to the hospital for a consultation regarding knee pain and was told by the doctor that she had a fractured hip.

Taslima Nasreen accused a doctor - who she said did not show her X-ray or CT scan results - and the hospital of 'lying' . (File)
Taslima Nasreen accused a doctor - who she said did not show her X-ray or CT scan results - and the hospital of 'lying' . (File)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan
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