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Delhi: Man kills wife in Karawal Nagar, dies by suicide

Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:21 AM IST

According to police, the couple had been married for nine years and had two children — a seven-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy.

Police the 26-year-old victim was jailed in Visakhapatnam in 2021 for peddling marijuana. There, she befriended a 25-year-old woman with whom she entered into a romantic relationship, the police said. (HT Photo)

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta moves court against suspension from Delhi assembly

In his plea filed through advocate Satya Ranjan Swain, Vijender Gupta, the Rohini MLA, said the act of suspension is unjust, unfair, unreasonable and against the tenets of the settled position of law but also violative of the powers and privileges of the members of the House as enshrined under Article 194 of the Constitution of India.

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:37 AM IST

Man convicted for raping Danish woman in 2014, killed in street brawl

Police said Mohammad Raza, the deceased man, was killed at walking distance from the spot where he and four others gang-raped a 52-year-old Danish woman in January 2014.

On January 14, 2014, the Danish woman was gang-raped at knifepoint near the New Delhi railway station by a group of men when she lost her way to her hotel on the last day of her trip to India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 03:31 AM IST

Delhi riots: Court frames charges against former AAP MLA Tahir Hussain

In February 2020, police had registered an FIR based on the complaint of Intelligence Bureau officer Ankit Sharma’s father, who said his son went missing on February 25.

Tahir Hussain. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:48 AM IST

Delhi girl raped: Security lapses in civic schools were flagged in 2019

Four years on, the now unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is yet to address this concern, and has in the past cited a lack of funds or unavailability of sanctioned posts for guards as the reason behind the lack of security measures at their schools

This lacklustre approach to school security was brought into sharp focus on Thursday, when Delhi Police announced that it had arrested a peon for the rape of a 10-year-old girl in east Delhi’s Gharoli. (Representative image)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:54 AM IST

Would’ve achieved excise revenue target if policy was not hampered: Gahlot

The completion of many of the projects involved MCD (which was then ruled by the BJP), and we did not get its cooperation. We will take up the projects with the MCD again, Gahlot says.

Delhi finance minister Kailash Gahlot. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 11:42 AM IST
By, Alok KN Mishra

Supreme Court rejects plea on land for lawyers’ chambers

SCBA demanded conversion of an entire plot measuring 1.33 acres allotted by the Union government to the Supreme Court for archives so that it could be used for the chambers.

The Centre was represented in court by Attorney General R Venkatramani. (Agencies)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:31 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Dhankhar urges govt, opposition to find end to ongoing logjam

“I have held three meetings with floor leaders. The two sides in the House have taken a rigid stand,” Dhankhar said.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar (PTI)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WWF, discoms urge Delhi to observe Earth Hour this Saturday

Ravi Singh, secretary general and CEO, WWF-India said the global campaign, which began in 2007 in Sydney, aims to bring the best conservation practices forward and shows the change collective efforts can bring

The annual global event, which is organised by the World Wildlife Fund, aims to unite people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet by reducing carbon emissions and conserving energy. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 12:01 AM IST

LS approves demand for grants through ‘guillotine’

The bills were taken up by the Lower House after two earlier adjournments, and were introduced by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman soon after the House assembled after 6pm.

Opposition MPs stage a protest in Lok Sabha. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 02:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rain expected in Delhi today, mercury to dip: IMD

Delhi-NCR is under the influence of a fresh western disturbance from Thursday, which is likely to retreat only from Saturday.

The IMD forecast for Friday shows a maximum of 28°C is expected during the day, while the minimum temperature will stay around 16°C. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 04:54 AM IST

Top court tells Punjab, Hry to end logjam over SYL canal issue

The top court bench headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said, “We only once again emphasize that any settlement requires parties to move from their stated position and there has to be a give and take.”

The water dispute between the two states had come to the Supreme Court in 1996 when Haryana filed a suit against Punjab. (ANI)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 11:53 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Delhi’s water supply from Ganga canal hit as Jal Board warns of tough days ahead

Water from the Upper Ganga Canal accounts for 26.5% of the daily water needs of the national capital, and feeds two water treatment plants of the DJB, Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi, which cater to areas in east, and north-east Delhi, and some colonies in south Delhi.

Several areas in north, central and south Delhi were already facing water supply issues due to low levels of water in the Yamuna as well as higher ammonia content in the river water leading to inadequate treatment and production of water at the Chandrawal and Wazirabad plants. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 01:52 AM IST

No evidence of new Covid variant’s severity: Experts

The numbers are not alarming by themselves and some experts believe that more people are testing themselves because of a flu virus that is going around, and that some of them are testing positive for Covid-19.

India recorded an average of 966 new cases on Wednesday, compared to 520 a week before (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 07:12 AM IST

Class 5 student of Delhi school 'gangraped'; peon, 54, arrested

The peon, identified as Ajay, has been arrested, they said, adding efforts are being made to catch his associates.

According to police, the incident took place on March 14. Since the incident, the girl had stopped going to school and also skipped her final exams.
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 10:38 PM IST

Virendraa Sachdeva appointed as Delhi’s new BJP state chief

Sachdeva was appointed working president in December last year after the then president Adesh Gupta resigned following party’s defeat in the municipal polls

The appointment of Sachdeva has come just over a year before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (Virendraa Sachdeva | Twitter)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 02:34 PM IST

Traffic congestion expected in central Delhi ahead of AAP gathering

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart, Bhagwant Mann, will be among those who will join the gathering

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will lead the gathering. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 11:09 AM IST

BJP plans ‘Nanni Modi’ outreach drive in Kerala

On Wednesday, Union minister V Muraleedharan and senior leader and BJP Kerala in-charge Prakash Javadekar accused the Pinarayi Vijayan government of corruption which led to the absence of a waste-management plan and a consequent fire at a landfill in Kochi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 05:52 AM IST

Enough fertilisers for kharif season: Centre

India will have sufficient stocks of key fertilisers for the kharif (summer-sown) season beginning next month and won’t need to import at least two types of crop nutrients as they are aplenty, Union minister of chemicals and fertilisers and health, Mansukh Mandaviya, said on Wednesday

The country’s food security is closely linked to availability of fertilisers, which are federally subsidised for millions of farmers. (HT)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

120 pleas challenging Waqf Act filed across the country, Delhi HC told

The Union government on Wednesday told the Delhi high court that 120 petitions have been filed across the country, challenging the validity of the Waqf Act, as the court granted the Centre time to take appropriate instructions on the transfer of the petitions to the Supreme Court

The Delhi high court (File)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:14 AM IST

Delhi Budget: 6-point plan to clean Yamuna amid proposal to expand sewer network

According to the government’s plan, over the next year there will be a 41% rise in Delhi’s sewage treatment capacity from the existing 632MGD to 890MGD, and 570 new unauthorised colonies will be added to sewage network.

Under the Yamuna cleaning programme, the government also plans to increase the sewer connectivity up to 100% households via the chief minister’s Free Sewer Connection Scheme. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:55 AM IST

Delhi Budget: Excise revenue far from target

The Delhi government, in its 2022-23 Budget estimates, had estimated that it will earn ₹9500 crore from the excise department. But the government collected only ₹6500 crore

In the Budget estimates for 2023-24, the government has projected an excise revenue of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7365 crore, which too is lower than the 2022-23 estimates (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:13 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi Budget: Funds up for women-specific schemes; bus rides in focus

The government has increased its allocation of funds on women-specific schemes to ₹5,740 crore, which will focus on providing free bus tickets to women in government buses and setting up of 100 Mahila Mohalla clinics by year-end.

There are currently 34 women drivers plying 12 meter-long DTC buses in Delhi, according to the finance minister. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:13 AM IST

Delhi LG takes up cleaning of Najafgarh Lake after directions from NGT

Officials told the LG that a major portion of the wetland fell in the jurisdiction of Haryana while the wetland in Delhi was largely scattered and accordingly, it was planned to revive the lake as a cluster of small water bodies instead of one big wetland, officials said.

The LG called for seamless inter-state coordination between Delhi and Haryana to clean the lake. (HT ArchiveT)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 04:04 AM IST

Delhi likely to witness rainfall today, tomorrow: Weather agency

Some areas in Delhi may receive light drizzle on Thursday evening or night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday, issuing a yellow alert — which warns the public of a weather phenomenon — for light rain and gusty winds for Friday.

Delhi residents woke up to haze and a cloudy sky on Wednesday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 05:56 AM IST

Interstate cyber crooks arrested by Delhi Police

Police said several complaints regarding such frauds were received across Delhi over the past two months.

The gang operated in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Noida and Gurugram, police officers said. (File)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Delhi Budget: 26 road infra projects to battle Capital congestion

The total allocation for the transport, roads and bridges sector in the budgetary proposals for 2023-24 is ₹9337 crore — a slight decrease from the ₹9539 crore allocated in last year’s Budget.

Of these projects — flyovers, bridges and underpasses — 10 are under construction, 11 are in the planning stage and five are in the tendering stage. (Representative image/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:51 AM IST

Delhi Budget: Mohalla buses to help last-mile connectivity

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, during a press conference after the Budget presentation on Wednesday, said smaller buses are better suited to serve as part of the mohalla bus scheme since most of these areas typically do not witness heavy traffic and thus 12m-long buses would be under-utilised here.

Gahlot, in his budget speech, said the government allocated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,500 crore towards bus services this fiscal. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 03:52 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

BJP says Delhi Budget 2023-24 to take city on path of destruction

Leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri called Delhi’s budget “a directionless and boring budget” and said it was going to take the Capital on the path of destruction

Delhi BJP leaders have criticised the Delhi Budget as “directionless”. (PTI)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Delhi Budget: 100 new women mohalla clinics, more free tests

Delhi finance minister Kailash Gahlot, who presented the budget on Wednesday, said the government has allocated ₹9,742 crore to health, which is lower than the ₹9,769 crore allocated in 2022-23, amounting to a 0.27% decrease.

Kailash Gahlot said most of the work on health infrastructure will focus on expanding services in mohalla clinics, with a special focus on the new mahila mohalla clinics. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:19 AM IST
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