Enrolment at Delhi govt schools sees upward tick: Economic Survey

Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Student enrolment at Delhi government and government-aided schools has shown a slight increase in 2021-22 to 41.46% against the total admissions in all schools in the city, data from the Economic Survey 2022-23 shows. The figure stood at 39.36% in 2020-21

There are 5,619 recognised schools in Delhi at present, with approximately 4.57 million students enrolled in them, data shared through the report showed. (HT PHOTO)

Himachal beefs up security amid massive manhunt for Amritpal

Local legislators and public representatives also held parleys with representatives of Sikh bodies and management committees of gurdwaras in Una, Paonta Sahib, Nahan, Dharamshala, Manikaran and Mandi, urging them to extend their corporation in maintaining peace and harmony in the state

Himachal Pradesh director general of police Sanjay Kundu has been directed by chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu to ensure that no unwanted anti-social element enters the state, but the tourists should not be harassed unnecessarily. (File Photo/Twitter)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Shimla

Migration added more to Delhi’s population than births: Economic Survey

Migration added 283,000 people to Delhi’s population in 2021,more than double the 101,000 number contributed by births adjusted for deaths, as per Delhi’s Economic Survey 2022-23

The estimates made by the Survey show that natural population growth in Delhi stayed relatively stable for a long time before the pandemic, in the 200000-250000 per year mark. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Economic Survey: Karol Bagh is Delhi’s noisiest location

The lowest average decibel levels were recorded at Najafgarh, which recorded a reading of 53.8 dB(A) in 2022

Karol Bagh recorded average decibel levels of 74.6 dB(A) in 2022. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Delhi Development Authority got 82 complaints over implementation of PM-UDAY

In a written response to a question by AIADMK Member M Thambidurai on complaints received and action taken against officials, Kishore said, “DDA has informed that total 82 complaints have been received in its Vigilance Department in PM-UDAY Scheme since inception”

The scheme was launched in 2019 to give ownership rights to residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies in the national capital, and till March 10, 2023, 17,805 property owners have been given ownership rights. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:21 AM IST
ByRisha Chitlangia

Radical leader’s Mercedes recovered

Two days after Punjab Police launched a crackdown against Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, his uncle Harjit Singh and his driver Harpreet Singh surrendered before the Jalandhar rural police in the wee hours of Monday.

Police have recovered Amritpal’s Mercedes car (HR-72E-1818). (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Over two-thirds of growth objectives on track: Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot

The assessment, which Gahlot said was a first for any Indian state or Union territory, was based across 1,136 indicators of performance. These indicators were divided into “on track” and “off track”, with the final on-track figure representing how various departments performed in respect to the allocated funds under the last annual Budget

Delhi finance minister Kailash Gahlot speaks during the Budget Session of the Delhi assembly on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:19 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Jai Ram terms Himachal budget hollow, misleading

Leader of Opposition in Himachal legislative assembly and former chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the budget speech did not match with the budget figures at all and the government was trying to mislead the people

Leader of Opposition in Himachal legislative assembly and former chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that the Sukhu government was “running short of breath to fulfil the guarantees it promised to the people before the elections”. (ANI file photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Shimla

Behind the police crackdown on Amritpal’s outfit

Since Saturday, there has been an internet shutdown in Punjab, and flag marches by police in multiple cities and villages.

Punjab police personnel walk in front of house of Waris Punjab De Chief Amritpal Singh at village Jallupur Khera, Amritsar.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 02:42 AM IST
ByRavinder Vasudeva and Neeraj Chauhan

Decline in vehicles in Delhi — on paper, not on road, finds Economic Survey

A transport department official said in the weeks to come, the crackdown on overage vehicles will intensify because the government wants to weed out overage polluting vehicles to check pollution

Among the 7.9 million vehicles in the Capital, personal cars and jeeps account for around 26%, while around 66.5% are two-wheelers. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

40 days on, PAU students yet to attend a class in ongoing semester

The classes which were initially scheduled to start on February 9, were postponed to February 13. As the teacher’s protest started on February 12, no classes ever took place

PAUTA members during the protest in Ludhiana. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:14 AM IST
ByDinkle Popli, Ludhiana

Delhi’s per capita state GDP to cross 3 lakh: Economic Survey projects

At constant prices, the per capita income in Delhi is projected to rise from ₹2,52,024 in the 2021-22 financial year to ₹2,71,019 in the 12-month period ending on March 31.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and finance minister Kailash Gahlot.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 02:58 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra, New Delhi

Delhi govt blames Centre as shadow cast on Budget

The Delhi government and the Centre have been at loggerheads over several issues.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, speaking to a television channel, hit out at the Union government and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led administration at the Centre had “blocked” the elected government of the Capital from presenting the annual Budget.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 03:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

School of Eminence scheme: Challenges galore for teachers following Class 6 discontinuation at Ludhiana govt schools

Selected schools have been directed to turn down students’ requests for admission to Class 6 and assist them in getting enrolled in nearby govt schools

There are around 2,000 students studying in Class 6 at government schools in Ludhiana. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByGurjot Singh, Ludhiana

Woman, two minors held for drug peddling in Ludhiana

Senior superintendent of police Amneet Kondal said when the police team was conducting a check at the bus stand in Hedon village, Ludhiana, they found a minor boy holding a polythene bag

The woman arrested for drug peddling has been identified as Amna Khatun of Gopalganj district of Bihar. (Getty images)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

804 crore disbursed as land compensation in NH projects: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu stressed on completion of the disbursement process of the remaining compensation cases worth about ₹750 crore by March 27

Himachal chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu addresses the budget session of Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Shimla

Two Jharkhand residents held with 2.7 kg opium in Ludhiana

Inspector Gurpreet Singh, SHO at Sadar police station, said the accused were arrested from Tharike road, Ludhiana; they were in contact with some of these men who used to grow poppy in their fields in Jharkhand

The two men from Jharkhand in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:02 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana couple booked for installing fake number plate on car to avoid EMIs

The complainant said the couple had bought a Tata Nexon XM car on June 18, 2018 on a loan; they had taken the car without getting its registration number, stating that they wanted a fancy number

The accused couple have been identified as Neha Aggarwal of Sunil Park of Jassian Road, Ludhiana and her husband Pardeep Aggarwal (Getty images)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Builder murder: Four held; abandoned bike leads cops to contract killers from Bihar

The motorcycle used by the two assailants to flee after shooting a builder dead in Nerul has helped the police crack the murder case

Builder murder: Four held; abandoned bike leads cops to contract killers from Bihar
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:54 PM IST
By, Navi Mumbai

Signature View residents in Delhi reject DDA’s plan for rehabilitation

DDA has given residents three options: buy back the flat with 10.6% simple interest, swap the flat with another one or get a new flat in the redeveloped complex and get rental for the construction period

Two months have lapsed as on Monday since the lieutenant governor’s orders to redevelop the Signature View Apartments housing complex at Mukherjee Nagar in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Chirag Delhi flyover work to continue at night: Govt

Repairs at the Chirag Delhi flyover will now be carried out round the clock in order to minimise the closure period and ease traffic in the region, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday

Traffic jam in Chirag Delhi in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘BJP MLAs adulterated water for Yamuna stir’

Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel referred the matter to the Privilege Committee of the House and said the Delhi Jal Board tested samples of the water and found they were not from Yamuna

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Legislative Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri with BJP MLAs as they hold Yamuna river water in bottles during a protest against the Delhi government in New Delhi in January. (ANI)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Rally at Delhi’s Ramlila ground: Farmers to launch protest if demands not met

Until April 30, farmer leaders at district levels must carry out foot marches, panchayats and conventions to mobilise farmers across the country, said Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s Darshanpal Singh

At the rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByShiv Sunny

530 pvt bus operators benefited from interest subvention scheme: HP deputy CM

The 530 operators got benefits amounting to ₹8.2 crore under this scheme, which was valid up to March 31, 2022. There is no plan to extend the scheme, Agnihotri said

Himachal Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Mukesh Agnihotri while replying during the question hour of the budget session said in order to support private transport sector during the Covid pandemic, ‘Interest Subvention on Working Capital Loan for Private Stage Carriages Operators’ scheme was launched in June 2021 under which 530 operators got benefits. (PTI)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Shimla

March likely to leave on a cooler note in Delhi: IMD

IMD’s seven-day forecast shows Delhi’s maximum temperature could hover around the 26-degree mark on Tuesday and while it will gradually rise to 30 degrees by Thursday

Strong thundershowers were reported in the Capital from 6pm onwards on Monday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Bookie held over bid to bribe Fadnavis’s wife

“While evading arrest, Jaisinghani was in constant touch with his daughter, Aniksha, who was arrested in the case last Thursday,” said an officer privy to the probe, on anonymity.

Accused Anil Jaisinghani was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch from Gujarat’s Godhra. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByManish K Pathak, Mumbai

Ludhiana’s Sidhwan canal wears a clean look; solid waste accumulation reduced by 85-90 percent

As per officials, the accumulation of solid waste at the Mini Hydel plant, installed near Jawaddi canal bridge, has reduced as a trash rack has been installed at the site to stop the waste

The accumulation of waste at the trash rack has reduced, improving the flow of water to the plant. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Delhi excise policy: ED quizzes Kavitha, summons her again

Kavitha was confronted with the statements of Butchibabu Gorantla, her former auditor, and Arun Ramachandra Pillai, who represented her interests in the so-called ‘South Group’

Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLC K Kavitha leaves the residence of her father and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao to appear before the Enforcement Directorate office in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST

350 vehicles stranded as mudslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban

Ramban SSP Mohita Sharma said, “The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was blocked at Mehar and Shalgarhi around 5am on Monday after heavy rainfall caused mudslides and shooting stones.”

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam amid closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslide, in Udhampur on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Jammu

Traffic blockade leaves commuters high and dry in Ludhiana

The blockage from morning to around 5 pm in the evening led to inconvenience to commuters due to traffic jams and clogging under the flyover and alternate routes in Ludhiana

Vehicles stuck in traffic jam due to recarpeting at the flyover near bus stand in Ludhiana on Monday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana
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