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Discoms warn consumers against falling prey to SMS power bill fraud

Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:49 PM IST

Highlighting electricity bill scams as a pan-Indian problem, discoms said a Delhi-based doctor was defrauded of ₹6 lakh after he received a call to update his BSES information

BSES said consumers could pay bills via WhatsApp, through the BRPL and BYPL applications, website and e-wallets. (Representative photo)

Lovely raps AAP over ‘dirty politics’ in teacher transfer saga

He was addressing a press conference at the Delhi BJP office a day after the Directorate of Education suspended the mass transfer of 5,000 teachers who completed 10 years in a particular school

Arvinder Singh Lovely of the BJP. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Premium bus service likely to launch this month

The capacity will be limited to the number of seats and no standing passengers will be allowed. The date, number of buses and routes will be announced soon

Unlike DTC buses, the premium buses will not stop at every halt and only admit passengers who have pre-booked rides. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Challenge to AAP MLA’s 2022 election in bypoll is triable: Delhi HC

Durgesh Pathak won the bypoll from the Rajinder Nagar seat. A voter from the constituency alleging that he had acted contrary to the provisions laid down under law

A bench of justice Yashwant Varma rejected Durgesh Pathak’s application filed under order VII rule XI of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC), saying that “at this stage”, the court does not find any “justification” to reject the election petition. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Waterlogging woes in Delhi after short, intense spell of rain

Weather scientists said that a hazy morning, with the relative humidity remaining high, was the key factor that led to the formation of localised thunderclouds

People (above) walk amid rain at Kartavya Path on Tuesday; Commuters at a waterlogged bus top at ITO. (Raj K Raj/Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Court refuses interim bail to Satyender Jain

In his application, Jain stated that his younger daughter is also suffering from certain medical conditions

Satyendar Jain going to Tihar Jail from his house on March 18, 2024. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Foreign-based gangster Monty Maan under police lens for extortions on phone

Police said the gangster’s location was traced to California last year, when complaints about the extortions came in. His whereabouts are yet to be ascertained

Police are analysing calls made by Maan. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

2 shot at while confronting criminals in Seelampur: Police

The police was also informed that one of the attackers was caught by the public and suffered injuries after being beaten up by the angry mob

When victims confronted them by saying how they would cross the area when the lane was closed ahead, the suspects became angry and verbally spat with them. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:48 PM IST

Delhiwale: Portrait of a painter

Manoj is painting Delhi's Lal Qila on a roadside wall, part of a project to showcase UNESCO world heritage sites. He aims to finish in a few days.

Manoj has been commissioned by an art academy to paint the entire stretch of the outer wall of an underpass near Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan with Delhi’s Unesco world heritage monuments. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 10:15 PM IST

Delhi Police banks on ‘Youth Club’ initiative to keep minors off crime

The initiative was started across multiple police stations in the Capital in May, aiming to engage delinquents in constructive activities and curb their involvement with unsocial elements.

A Youth Club session underway at Seemapuri. (HT)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 04:09 PM IST

Light rainfall in parts of Delhi; AQI remains ‘satisfactory’

Delhi is likely to see overcast skies during the remainder of the day with humidity remaining high, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said

The IMD also has a yellow alert for light to moderate showers on July 12 and 13. (HT file photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 10:37 AM IST

Delhi Weather and AQI Today: Warm start at 27.84 °C, check weather forecast for July 9, 2024

Check the weather forecast and air quality updates for Delhi on July 9, 2024 here.

Delhi weather update on July 09, 2024
Published on Jul 09, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Hospital tried to sell infant boy after swapping with girl; 4 held

Among those arrested are two “agents” who were allegedly involved in arranging patients for an illegal hospital busted by police in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash in November 2023 where dozens of patients allegedly died of medical negligence after surgeries were performed by unqualified personnel

The staff reportedly swapped the newborn boy for a girl child that had been “abandoned” at the nursing home two weeks prior. (Representative photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Recreational trades brought under MCD regulations in Delhi

Delhi LG VK Saxena on Monday launched a “public amusement portal” at NDMC Convention Centre that will streamline and facilitate the licensing

Delhi LG VK Saxena, Sanjay Arora (Commissioner of Delhi Police), Naresh Kumar (Delhi chief secretary), and Ashwani Kumar (MCD commissioner) at the launch of the public amusement portal at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi on Monday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:42 PM IST

Dengue in Delhi: Health minister directs officials to intensify anti-larval activities

This was the second meeting held within a week, with the last meeting held on Saturday, given that Delhi has logged 246 cases of dengue in the first half of the year, which is over twice last year’s count

Fogging will be intensified in Delhi. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:42 PM IST

Delhi Metro could run flexible coach system in Phase 4

The first Phase 4 Metro station — the Krishna Park Extension Metro station — will likely be operational in August, DMRC said

The under-construction 65.2km Phase 4 will comprise 45 stations in three corridors. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Man, two cousins held for murdering borrower

Police said the trio invited the victim, Gaurav Thakur, to the parking lot, drank liquor with him and shot him in the neck with two countrymade guns they procured for the purpose

Police solved the blind murder case through technical analysis and intelligence network. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Forest team at Delhi zoo to assess health of African elephant

The development comes after zoo officials said that the elephant has come into “musth” —a state of aggression, and sought help to tranquillise it

 (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Delhi Police opposes Bibhav Kumar’s bail plea in HC; verdict reserved

Senior advocate Sanjay Jain, representing Delhi Police, asserted that police complied with all parameters of arrest while arresting Kumar. These include supply of arrest memo, grounds of arrest and informing about the same to Kumar’s wife

Bibhav Kumar on May 20, following his arrest. (File photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Delhi clocks 246 dengue cases, double last year’s halfway count

In the preceding years, Delhi clocked 143 cases in the first six months of 2022, 36 cases in 2021 and 20 cases in 2020

Aedes aegypti can spread dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever. (Representative photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 10:40 PM IST

HC issues notice in response to Kejriwal’s plea for more meetings with lawyers

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal moved the high court against a city court’s April 10 and July 1 orders rejecting his plea for additional meetings with his lawyers

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal being produced in a Delhi court. (PTI/File)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 12:24 PM IST

Delhi Weather and AQI Today: Warm start at 25.85 °C, check weather forecast for July 8, 2024

Check the weather forecast and air quality updates for Delhi on July 8, 2024 here.

Delhi weather update on July 08, 2024
Published on Jul 08, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Delhiwale: To Mirza with mangoes

Ghalib's love for mangoes revealed in stories from his life, emphasizing his passion for the fruit. A must-read for all mango enthusiasts!

The library of Ghalib Academy, next to the poet’s mazar in central Delhi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Delhi civic body begins overhaul of Ambedkar Stadium

The civic body will revamp the stadium so that it can host international matches once again, officials said.

Officials aware of the matter said the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 crore project will be undertaken in several phases — in the first phase, the civic body will concentrate on the facade, the spectator stands, and public amenities, with work expected to be completed by December. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 12:19 AM IST

Yamuna ammonia level spikes as water flows in from upstream states, Delhi blames Haryana

Officials said that initial monsoon spells carry the industrial waste accumulated in the drains of Haryana. Ammonia levels between 2 and 3 parts per million (ppm) were observed over the past three to four days, they said

A view of the Yamuna in Delhi-NCR. (Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Keep mass teacher transfer orders in abeyance, look at it sympathetically: LG

Delhi education minister Atishi has been ordering the education department to halt the mass transfers of over 5,000 teachers under the new policy, which mandates transfers of teachers who have completed 10 years at the same school

The lieutenant governor met with a delegation of teachers on Sunday.
Published on Jul 07, 2024 10:40 PM IST

Portion of Ashoka Road in Delhi caves in, repairs underway: PWD

The damaged area, located towards the roundabout close to the Le Meridian hotel, falls under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council

The sinkhole on Ashoka Road on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:00 AM IST

35-year-old held for duping Delhi resident on pretext of cheaper e-bikes

The complainant paid ₹2 lakh as a booking amount for eight bikes, at ₹25,000 per bike, and paid GST as well, taking the total to ₹2.63 lakh

Police are scanning bank accounts of the accused to ascertain the scale of the scam. (Representative photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2024 10:40 PM IST

Bailable warrant against filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi in cheque dishonour case

The case was filed by businessman Jhoolan Prasad over a financial transaction for the film Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh

Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi is known for hits such as “Andaz Apna Apna,” “Damini,” and “Ghayal.” (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 10:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi breathes easy: AQI drops to 56 as blue skies dominate

Although some isolated locations received a drizzle till 8.30am on Sunday, no rain was recorded between 8.30am and 5.30pm

However, predictions by the Centre’s Early Warning System (EWS) said Delhi’s air was unlikely to touch the “good” category in the coming days. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 04:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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