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AI case accused held, sent to 14-day judicial custody

Updated on Jan 07, 2023 11:55 PM IST

A Mumbai resident, the accused Shankar Mishra was on the run since Wednesday after he was booked by the Delhi Police

Accused Shankar Mishra leaves IGI Police Station on Saturday (ANI)
ByHemani Bhandari and Deepankar Malviya, New Delhi

16-year-old rape survivor shoots rapist’s mother in Delhi, held

According to police, the minor had in 2021 accused the woman’s 25-year-old son of raping her, and the man is currently in jail. After being shot, the woman has been admitted to hospital and is stated to be out of danger, the officers said.

An investigator said the girl was apprehended within hours and the country-made pistol she used has been recovered.
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 08:58 AM IST

AAP, LG office trade barbs after unruly House session

Kejriwal wrote a letter to Saxena, his second in two days, saying that elected governments will become irrelevant if the LG is defined as the “administrator” arbitrarily.

The first meeting of the newly constituted MCD descended into an ugly brawl on Friday as councillors fought pitched battles on the floor of the House, exchanging blows. (Paras)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Blast in Delhi's Sadar Bazar kills one, 3 injured

Sadar Bazar market fire: Two fire engines were rushed to the site.

New Delhi: A view of the site after the blast in the Sadar Bazar market. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 10:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'PM, CMs will become irrelevant': Kejriwal writes to LG over MCD appointments

Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena nominated 10 people to the corporation’s legislative body, which AAP termed illegal saying that the Delhi government has been completely bypassed by the LG office.

Delhi lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena being greeted by AAP convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at an event at Raj Nivas in New Delhi.(ANI File photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 06:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

As cold wave continues, Delhi records min temp at 2.2 degrees Celcius

IMD forecasts show both coldwave and cold day conditions are likely to abate in the region, with the minimum likely to rise to 5°C at Safdarjung, while the maximum will hover around 18°C in the next few days.

Women seen wrapped in shwals and woollens as Delhi witnesses intense cold conditions (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 03:11 PM IST

Toxic air back in Delhi, Anand Vihar's AQI turns 'severe' again

Delhi's overall air quality was recorded in 'very poor' category at an AQI of 374, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

A view of morning traffic amid heavy smog in New Delhi. (AFP)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 02:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Why the Aravallis come to die in NCR

Among the 23 districts where Aravallis exist, Delhi, Gurugram, and Faridabad are the most urban.

Trees felled in the Aravalli in Sohna. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 04:51 AM IST

NIA raids 6 districts in IS conspiracy case

Reshaan Thajuddin Sheikh of Udupi district and Huzair Farhan Baig of Shivamogga district were arrested during searches at six locations in Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Davanagere and Bengaluru districts, NIA said in the statement.

Searches were conducted in connection with a case which was initially registered at the Shivamogga (Rural) police station on September 19 last year, and later re-registered by NIA on November 15. (AFP)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Shraddha murder: Aaftab wants his debit cards back to buy winter clothes

Aaftab Poonawala, 28, allegedly killed Shraddha Walkar, 27, on May 18 at their rented accommodation in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur Pahadi.

Aftab Poonawala murdered his girlfriend Shraddha in May in a flat in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur Pahadi area. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:14 AM IST

At the core of the MCD tussle: Zonal bodies, aldermen

By the virtue of their voting rights in ward committees, the aldermen can tilt the balance in the elections for the members of the standing committee

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillors raise slogans as they leave after the MCD House was adjourned at the Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 09:03 PM IST

ED charge sheet against AAP’s Vijay Nair, 4 others in excise probe

This is the second charge sheet filed by the agency in the same case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) communications in-charge Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinpally, a consultant who lobbied for an alleged “South Group”, Aurobindo Pharma’s promoter P Sarath Chandra Reddy, Pernod Ricard’s manager Benoy Babu, and the owner of Buddy Retail Pvt Ltd, Amit Arora, are named in the charge sheet. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 02:21 AM IST

AAP responsible for, planned ruckus: BJP

The AAP hit back, accusing the BJP of violating the constitutional conventions and conspiring to give voting rights to aldermen

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Tiwari with union minister Meenakashi Lekhi during a press conference over the clash during the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of MCD at the Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCD tussle: Kejriwal accuses LG of bypassing elected govt, misusing officers

Citing three instances, Kejriwal said that the LG bypassed the elected government of Delhi in nominating 10 aldermen in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, appointing the presiding officer to conduct MCD House on the opening day, and in constituting the Delhi State Haj Committee

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena in a three-page letter dated January 6, a copy of which he shared on Twitter. (ANI)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:10 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra, New Delhi

Uncivil Centre: Civic sense absent on Day 1

The AAP, which holds a majority in the MCD, alleged that the aldermen were being administered oaths first, so ‘they could vote in the mayoral polls’, a claim that the opposition BJP junked

AAP and BJP councillors clash at the MCD Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 02:14 AM IST

Ball now in Delhi LG’s court to decide new House date

Officials from the lieutenant governor’s office (LG) said that conducting the next house is not likely to be an immediate affair and the entire process of appointing a presiding officer – who oversees the swearing-in process -- will have to be repeated, which may take several days

AAP and BJP councillors clash during the oath-taking ceremony and election of mayor and deputy mayor at the MCD civic centre in New Delhi.
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 04:52 AM IST

Delhi breathes toxic January air, pollution on cusp of ‘severe’

The grim forecasts prompted the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) hold an emergency meeting and subsequently impose measures under Stage III of the Graded Response Action Plan (Grap), under which all private construction activities are banned in NCR, among other curbs

Other restrictions under Stage III of Grap include the closure of all brick kilns and hot mix plants not operating on clean fuels, closure of all stone crushers in NCR and a ban on mining and its associated activities, CAQM’s order on Friday said. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:09 AM IST

MP Chambers in Delhi to be built for 1,210 crore as CPWD slashes cost

The total plinth area of the proposed building is now approximately 98,000sqm (ground plus eight and one basement), a reduction from the original 118,000sqm (ground plus 10 and three basement levels)

The proposed buildings near the new Parliament building as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, will be built where the Transport Bhawan and the Shram Shakti Bhawan are currently located.
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Centre okays expanding Okhla WTE despite residents’ qualms

The clearance granted says the total project will now cost ₹570 crore, with ₹270 crore as existing investment and ₹300 crore to carry out the expansion

The Okhla waste-to-energy plant. The Okhla WtE has been facing the ire of local residents ever since it became operational in 2012, particularly from the nearby areas of Sukhdev Vihar, Haji Colony and Sarita Vihar. (File)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Mercury dips to 1.8°C in parts of Delhi as cold keeps grip

The peak power demand of 5,526MW on Friday was the first time Delhi has crossed the 5,500MW-threshold in the winters, and the third day in a row that the city’s peak power demand crossed the 5,000MW-mark

People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi.
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 04:33 AM IST

LG appoints new Haj body in Delhi, AAP lashes out

The decision prompted chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to call the move “unconstitutional” and “illegal”. The LG’s office did not respond to the CM’s allegations

The committee constituted Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has members under six categories -- one MP, two MLAs, one Muslim member of local body, one Muslim member with experience in Muslim theology and law, and one Muslim member from a Muslim voluntary organisation. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 12:08 AM IST

SC lifts interim stay imposed by HC on border agreement between Meghalaya and Assam

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma in March last year signed an MoU for demarcating the border in at least six of the 12 contested locations that are part of a lingering border dispute.

The court also issued notices to the four Meghalaya petitioners who had originally moved the high court against the execution of the MoU. (ANI)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Jaishankar may visit Lanka, focus likely to be on resetting of ties

The visit, if it goes ahead, will be an opportunity to reset bilateral relations after they were hit by the visit of the Chinese surveillance vessel Yuan Wang 5 to Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port last August and to take forward discussions on restructuring the island country’s debt amid an unprecedented economic crisis.

External affairs minister S Jaishankar (ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 11:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

SC clubs, transfers to itself all pleas on same-sex marriage

Again on December 14, the Court entertained a petition by two same sex partners seeking the transfer of their case from the Delhi high court.

As per a chart available with the Court, the transferred petitions included eight cases from the Delhi high court, and one each in Kerala high court and Gujarat high court. (Sushil Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:56 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Ayodhya temple trust asks sculptors to send their models for Ram statue

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust — set up for the construction and management of the temple in Ayodhya — has asked the sculptors to send within 15 days their models of the statue, measuring nine to 12 inches.

An aerial view of the under-construction Ram Janmabhoomi temple, in Ayodhya. (ANI)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Modi chairs 2nd national conference of chief secys

The three-day conference, which began on January 5, is set to host discussions on six themes: encompassing MSMEs, infrastructure and investments, minimising compliances, women’s empowerment, health and nutrition and skill development, the PMO had said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs the national conference of Chief Secretaries, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:47 PM IST

Army deploys its largest contingent of women peacekeepers in Sudan

This represents India’s largest single unit of women peacekeepers in a UN Mission since 2007 when the country deployed the first-ever all women’s police contingent in Liberia – it had 103 women.

India is set to deploy a platoon of Women Peacekeepers in Sudan's Abyei region as part of the UNISFA. (Indian Army Twitter)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Kanjhawala case: 7th accused held; friend claims Anjali, Nidhi fought | Updates

The Delhi Police has already arrested Deepak Khanna (26), Amit Khanna (25), Krishan (27), Mithun (26), and Manoj Mittal in the case. Later, it zeroed in on Ashutosh and Ankush Khanna and said they were involved in shielding the accused.

A picture of the seventh accused in the Kanjhawala death case, Ankush Khanna, who surrendered at Sultanpuri Police station in New Delhi on Friday.
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 10:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

GRAP stage III reimposed in Delhi as air quality deteriorates

Accordingly, a nine-point action plan as per Stage-III of GRAP is applicable with immediate effect from today in the entire NCR in addition to preventive/ restrictive actions under Stage-I and Stage-II of GRAP which are already in place.

State governments in NCR/GNCTD may impose restrictions on BS III petrol and BS IV diesel LMVs (4-wheelers), the Committee said.(Representative image/ AP)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 09:27 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

After AAP charges, BJP claims ‘attacked with a sharp object’ in MCD House

The maiden meeting of the newly elected MCD House was adjourned without electing the mayor.

AAP and BJP Delhi councillors clash during the oath ceremony and election of mayor and deputy mayor at the MCD Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday, (Raj K Raj/ HT photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 07:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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