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RO-ATMs to be set up at different locations in Delhi to eliminate water-tankers

Published on Sep 30, 2023 05:59 PM IST

In July this year, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated Delhi's first ‘water ATM’ in Mayapuri Phase 2, providing RO-treated drinking water.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at the inauguration a water ATM at Khajan Basti in Mayapuri Phase-2 on July 24, 2023. (HT Photo)
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Kejriwal foresees 45 Lakh tonnes of waste reduction at Bhalswa Landfill

Bhalswa landfill site currently holds approximately 60-65 lakh tonnes of municipal waste, spread across 72 acres.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with others visits the Bhalswa landfill site, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:48 PM IST
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20 crore Delhi jewellery heist: How police traced, arrested the suspects

A group of burglars on Sunday night pulled off a dramatic heist of over ₹20 crore on Umrao Singh Jewellers in Jangpura

The main accused Lokesh Srivas (in blue) in the custody of Chhattisgarh Police on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:58 AM IST

Fire at Azadpur Mandi in Delhi, no injuries

Officials said that the fire, which broke out in the tomato storage and sale section of the market, was doused in 30 minutes

No injuries were reported in the fire at Azadpur Mandi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:14 AM IST

DDA takes over Delhi club that was once the home of cricket

Officials of the club said the sealing was done despite a stay from the Delhi high court, valid till October 6

The cricket ground and the clubhouse. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:12 AM IST

Five arrested for robbing 2kg gold from man in west Delhi

Five people, including a woman, were arrested for robbing a man of 2kg of gold in Delhi. The woman hired two people to steal one of the bikes used in the crime.

Police said that the main suspect knew the businessman to whom the gold was to be delivered. (Representational image)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:06 AM IST

DDA fixes Nov 30 as last date for evacuation of Signature View flats

In January, LG VK Saxena ordered that the SVA towers be dismantled and rebuilt after an IIT-Delhi report stated that the buildings were structurally weak

A view of Signature View Apartment at Mukherjee Nagar. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:34 AM IST

Delhi govt asks pubs, restaurants to get excise licence renewed by Oct 5

The Delhi government has extended the 2021-22 excise policy for another six months, urging businesses such as hotels, clubs, and restaurants to renew their licenses by October 5. The extension comes with a request for policy stability from traders.

The 2020-21 Delhi excise policy was implemented in September 2022 after the 2021-22 one was scrapped after LG Saxena recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged irregularities in the new policy. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:36 AM IST

CAQM revises order curbing the use of DG sets across Delhi-NCR

It ordered all stakeholders and enforcement agencies to take strict note of the regulations and ensure implementation

Several implementing agencies highlighted a set of concerns related to retrofitting DG sets, based on which the revised order was issued. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:30 AM IST

Kejriwal launches 15-point plan to keep air breathable in Delhi winter

The CM also urged other National Capital Region (NCR) to assist in the efforts, especially on curbing farm fires and the use of firecrackers during Diwali.

Every winter, Delhi and NCR experience a huge spike in air pollution due to a combination of local, external and meteorological factors. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 04:50 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Diesel Generator sets banned in Delhi NCR from Sunday

The emergency services include: elevators, escalators, travelators, medical facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare establishments), and others.

The Commission has consistently emphasised that the extensive use of Diesel Generator sets is a significant contributor to the Delhi-NCR's deteriorating air quality. (Representative image/HT Archive)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 08:33 PM IST
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Massive fire breaks out at Delhi's Azadpur Mandi; no casualties reported

Massive fire at Delhi's Azadpur Mandi market; no casualties reported; cause of fire unknown.

A fire broke out in the Azadpur vegetable market of Delhi.(ANI / video screengrab)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 06:59 PM IST

‘AAP committed to INDIA bloc’: Arvind Kejriwal on row with Congress in Punjab

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said he won’t comment on an individual case but no one, big or small, will be spared in the war against drugs

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP government was committed to eliminating the menace of drugs in Punjab (PTI/@ArvindKejriwal)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 02:54 PM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unveils winter action plan, seeks firecracker ban in NCR

The number of days witnessing severe pollution levels declined in the last eight years due to several initiatives of the government

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Environment Minister Gopal Rai addressing media persons. (PTI photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 02:09 PM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra

2 Delhi jewellery heist suspects caught in Chhattisgarh with 17kg gold, cash

Police said the two were arrested in a different theft case by the Bilaspur police who learnt about their alleged role in the Bhogal burglary during questioning

A view outside Umrao Singh Jewelers shop where jewellery worth more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20 crore were stolen from the shop at Bhogal Market in New Delhi (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 01:58 PM IST

DU's Hindu College students spot dead lizard in canteen food

Students of Hindu College at Delhi University's North Campus have been complaining against the quality and hygiene standards of food served at the canteen.

Delhi University's Hindu College students have spotted dead lizard in food served at the canteen.(Sonu Mehta/HT and Instagram)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 09:40 PM IST
ByKriti Kambiri

Arvind Kejriwal announces Delhi winter action plan to curb pollution

Announcing the winter action plan, Kejriwal said the Pusa biodecomposer that prevents stubble burning will be sprayed on 5,000 hectares of farmland this year.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 01:15 PM IST

Delhi’s Roshanara Club building sealed by DDA

The club officials alleged that the sealing was done by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) despite a stay from the high court till October 6

Established in 1922, the club is one of the oldest clubs in Delhi. (Roshanara Club)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:28 AM IST

Delhi CM Kejriwal on house row: ‘PM nervous’

Kejriwal challenged Modi to resign if nothing came out of the CBI investigation. The AAP rejected the charges and maintained that the renovation was necessary.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 04:40 AM IST

Delhi govt, LG extend excise policy by another 6 months

Official said that since both the government and the LG approved the extension, it is unlikely that there would be any disruption in liquor supply

Delhi has 628 retail liquor stores, but none of them are private outlets. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:57 PM IST

New norms for DG sets in Delhi-NCR to come into effect from Oct 1

Diesel generator (DG) sets above 19kW will only be allowed to operate in the NCR if they have been retrofitted with emission control devices or dual fuel kits.

The CAQM regulations state that DG sets below 19 kW in power, or generator sets running on LPG, natural gas, biogas, propane or butane, do not require retrofitting, and will also not be restricted during the Grap period. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:55 PM IST

Delhi jewel heist: Cops in Bengal to trace missing employee

Delhi Police team sent to West Bengal to trace employee of Umrao Singh Jewellers who went on leave before a heist where ornaments worth ₹20-25 crore were stolen. Investigators have been unable to contact the employee and are unsure if he had any involvement in the theft. Police are questioning current and past employees, as well as verifying backgrounds of tenants in surrounding buildings.

Burglars made away with ornaments worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20-25 crore in a dramatic heist at a jewellery store in Bhogal on Sunday night. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:52 PM IST

SC finds its order fabricated, asks Delhi Police to probe

A bench of justices AS Oka and Pankaj Mithal on Tuesday directed the police to submit a report to the court by December 1

Before passing the order, the court had issued notices to Agarwal and Mishra, but both failed to appear before the court on September 26 when the order was passed. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:52 PM IST

Delhi PG fire: MCD orders survey to check for violations

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has started a survey of all paying guest accommodations in the Civil Lines zone after a fire broke out in a women's PG accommodation. MCD will focus on the norms of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 and the height of buildings during the survey. There are no specific norms for operating a PG facility in residential areas and the corporation does not issue PG licenses. MCD has said that if the height of the PG building is more than 9m and accommodates more than 20 people, a fire NOC is mandatory.

A view outside the PG in Mukherjee Nagar where a fire broke out on Wednesday, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Soon, RFID-based payment system at Delhi’s parking lots

The system, which uses cashless and paperless transactions, will be deployed at 22 parking lots run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi

MCD currently operates 415 parking lots with an estimated parking space for 51,000 vehicles. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:45 PM IST

Separatist graffiti spraypainted on Yudhishtir Setu

Separatist slogans were found painted on the Yudhishtir Setu near ISBT Kashmere Gate in Delhi. Police suspect the involvement of banned outfit Sikhs for Justice.

HT Image
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Much ado at Delhi zoo as two crocodiles escape enclosure

The two crocodiles were found roaming in the zoo premises before it was opened to visitors for the day

Zoo officials said the marsh crocodiles were found before the zoo opened for the public. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:44 PM IST

Day after fire, Delhi PG’s residents say they had flagged concerns

The locality also has several structures that provide cheap housing for students and working professionals

The building where the fire broke out on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:41 PM IST

Ganesha idols immersed at 83 artificial ponds in Delhi

Officials said that a DPCC order had asked district administration to ensure no idol immersion took place in the Yamuna

Devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesha at an artificial pond in Geeta Colony, in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:36 PM IST
ByAheli Das

In Delhi-NCR, ban on big diesel generators kicks in on Sunday

The restriction on diesel gensets with capacity of 19kW or above applies to all districts of National Capital Region such as Noida, Greater Noida and Gurugram

The ban on diesel generator (DG) sets will cover gensets used for power backup
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 02:19 PM IST
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