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PWD to repair 26 roads in west Delhi

The Public Works Department (PWD) in New Delhi is planning to repair 26 roads in west Delhi, spanning 30 km in length. PWD has floated a tender to hire a consultant architect to prepare a detailed project report for the plan. The aim is to strengthen and recarpet the roads using milled material from scraping. The PWD also plans to monitor the roads using artificial intelligence-based surveillance to ensure defect-free surfaces. The department has already hired an agency to conduct surveys using

3 Oct 2023 10:21 am
Delhi's Najafgarh drain project on the back burner

Despite the allocation of Rs 705 crore in the 2022-23 budget, the Najafgarh drain in Delhi continues to remain polluted. A private consultant was hired to clean the drain, but progress was stalled due to changes in leadership overseeing the work. The drain, which joins 44 additional drains, carries untreated sewage and is a major source of pollution for the Yamuna river. Delay in crucial projects, such as the interceptor drain work, has also contributed to the problem. The removal of the lieuten

3 Oct 2023 10:05 am
Noida 2.0: Locals won't be displaced but handed jobs in industrial sectors

The master plan for the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region (DNGIR) proposes a o relocation policy for the existing population. Instead of displacing rural communities, the plan aims to absorb them into the industries and other sectors that will be developed in the area. The plan also focuses on improving the quality of life and creating job opportunities, particularly for farmers. The population in the region is projected to grow significantly, with a large portion expected to be engaged i

3 Oct 2023 8:40 am
Holiday cheer chokes central Delhi

The extended weekend in Delhi led to heavy traffic and congestion at popular tourist spots such as India Gate and the zoo. The roads around India Gate and War Memorial were choked with a large number of visitors on the public holiday of Gandhi Jayanti. The zoo had to cap the number of visitors at 18,000, but the actual count was much higher, causing traffic congestion on Mathura Road. Despite the traffic, no major delays or snarls were reported, and the wildlife week at the zoo started with a fl

3 Oct 2023 4:58 am
EV sales gain in Delhi at expense of diesel

The sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi has seen a 20% increase in the first six months of the current fiscal year compared to the same period last year, according to data from the transport department. Meanwhile, sales of diesel vehicles have decreased by over 24% during the same period. Delhiites purchased 32,400 EVs by September 30, up from 26,936 the previous year. The interest in diesel vehicles has waned due to their higher cost and environmental impact. The Delhi government aims to r

3 Oct 2023 4:49 am
Delhi: 2 days into new job, help flees with cash, jewellery

A domestic help, who was hired by a family in New Delhi, allegedly stole cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 crore just two days after being hired. The family had hired the help through a particular agency and trusted him as he gave a reference from the same agency. The incident occurred when the family was away and the help had access to the house. The police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.

3 Oct 2023 4:23 am
UP: Man rapes minor daughters for four years, arrested

Upon noticing the girls, aged 15 and 17 years, traumatized and attending their classes half-heartedly, a teacher sought to know the reason from the elder sister, the official said.

2 Oct 2023 10:49 pm
Delhi: Mother of ex-constable killed by her colleague demands strict punishment

Surender Singh (42) had been stalking Yadav and insisted she marry him. When she refused to give in to his demands, he first strangled her and later buried the body near a nullah near Pushta area.

2 Oct 2023 9:43 pm
One arrested for murder in southeast Delhi's Govindpuri

The accused has been identified as Anurag Paliwal, a resident of Govindpuri, they said. He used to run a temporary tea kiosk near the Kalkaji roundabout and was previously involved in six cases of attempt to murder, robbery and Arms Act, the police said.

2 Oct 2023 8:47 pm
'Anti-national' slogans on campus: JNU to set up panel

It comes a day after pictures of slogans like Indian-Occupied Kashmir, Free Kashmir, and Bhagwa Jalega scribbled on the School of Languages building wall went viral on social media.

2 Oct 2023 6:41 pm
Delhi's Roshanara Club where cricket met cinema via 'Gandhi'

In Delhi, Attenborough, known for his attention to details, used original locations, such as the Birla House, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (earlier Viceroy House) and Rajpath (now Kartavya Path), as much as possible to recreate key events including Gandhi's assassination and the funeral march of 1948, for which an army of extras were hired.

2 Oct 2023 5:50 pm
'Shahnawaz converted his wife Basanti to Islam, studied mining engineering'

As per police, Shahnawaz was arrested from Jaitpur in South Delhi earlier today. Apart from him, two persons, also carrying bounty on their heads by the National Investigation Agency, were arrested.

2 Oct 2023 5:33 pm
Delhi govt's 'Green War Room' to function 24X7 from Tuesday

Officials said on Monday that launched in 2020, the Green War Room has state-of-the-art air quality monitoring equipment and a team of experts, including scientists and data analysts, which keeps an eye on all sources contributing to Delhi's air pollution and helps the city administration implement its action plan.

2 Oct 2023 3:47 pm
Woman constable, 26, dies by suicide in Delhi's Mehrauli

A 26-year-old woman constable of the Delhi Police allegedly died by suicide at her rented apartment in the Mehrauli area in the national capital, police said on Monday.

2 Oct 2023 1:00 pm
GRAP or not, construction waste piling up for days here

Residents of Sector Alpha 2 in Noida have complained about the unattended construction and demolition waste in the area. They claim that the waste is not being segregated and is causing a health hazard. The garbage collection company's efficiency has also been questioned, with residents stating that door-to-door waste collection is not being done on time. Garbage is lying across the sector, including in front of houses and on the streets. Residents are living in fear of diseases and have urged o

2 Oct 2023 12:18 pm
JNU walls defaced with slogans, ABVP seeks probe

Several walls on the JNU campus in Delhi were found defaced with messages related to Indian Occupied Kashmir and Free Kashmir. The walls of the School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies-II were defaced with slogans, and some professors' name plates were blackened. The incident has sparked demands for an investigation by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The ABVP also called for the installation of CCTV cameras on prominent JNU spots. The university administration did not

2 Oct 2023 11:12 am
A murder and hide and seek: How Delhi cop kept killing secret

What has emerged is an elaborate, insidious web of false leads that Rana generated to keep Yadavs family thinking that she was alive.

2 Oct 2023 9:59 am
Why is traffic likely to increase on Dwarka e-way's SPR?

The completion of the Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon is eagerly awaited by residents of new sectors. However, the redevelopment plan for the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) is yet to take off after four years of planning. Once the expressway is operational, traffic on SPR is expected to increase, leading to concerns about accidents and congestion. Multiple proposals for the redevelopment of SPR have been made, but no concrete action has been taken. The GMDA has now prepared a rough estimate for spe

2 Oct 2023 7:00 am
Temp may start going down in Delhi from next week

The city saw a warm and humid day with moderate air quality. IMD expects the morning to see light mist over next few days while drop in the minimum temperature may begin after a week.

2 Oct 2023 5:47 am
2 killed, 1 injured in fight over talking to girl in northwest Delhi

Two men have been killed and one has been injured during a fight between two groups in the Bhalswa area of northwest Delhi over talking to a girl, police said on Sunday.

1 Oct 2023 11:19 pm
Woman killed at home as kin sleep in other rooms in Noida

The woman's family members claimed that they were asleep in the other rooms when she was killed allegedly by an unidentified person, the police said.

1 Oct 2023 10:45 pm
'Swachhta Hi Sewa' campaign: Delhi civic body organises 'shramdaan' events at over 500 locations

As part of the 'Swachhta Hi Sewa' campaign, events were organised at more than 500 locations by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Sunday. Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena offered 'shramdaan' on Jagatpuri Road from Bihari Colony to the Krishna Nagar metro station along the Shahdara Trunk Drain-1 in the Shahdara South Zone, officials said.

1 Oct 2023 9:21 pm
Delhi court acquits doctor of dowry death, cruelty charges

A Delhi court acquitted a doctor, whose wife had allegedly died by suicide at AIIMS-Delhi over 10 years ago. The doctor was facing charges for causing her death with his demands for dowry.

1 Oct 2023 6:26 pm
Driver dupes employer of Rs 4.44 lakh using his ATM card details in Delhi; held

Police on Sunday arrested a driver from Ghaziabad for duping his employer of Rs 4.44 lakh by fraudulently making online purchases using his ATM card details, reported news agency PTI.

1 Oct 2023 6:04 pm
Swachhta Hi Sewa: DMRC employees participate in campaign, sweep 90 locations clean

As part of the ongoing cleanliness drive towards a Garbage Free India, the employees of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday sweept streets, mopped floors and collected trash at 90 locations across DMRCs stations, depots, residential colonies, and construction sites.

1 Oct 2023 4:00 pm
Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: List of restrictions in stage 3 of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

Starting from October 1, the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) will be implemented in Delhi-NCR. The GRAP is being implemented in four stages after the AQI touches 201. The third stage will be implemented when the AQI will be severe, in the range of 401-450.

1 Oct 2023 1:49 pm
Delhi-NCR air pollution: Stage 2 curbs and actions under Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) explained

New steps suggested as part of the revised Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in stage-2 include strict action to curb air pollution at all identified hotspots in the region.

1 Oct 2023 1:47 pm
Delhi-NCR air pollution: Check list of restrictions in stage 1 of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

The Graded Response Action Plan (GARP) also recommends strict enforcement of the orders of the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal on overage diesel and petrol vehicles under Stage 1.

1 Oct 2023 1:45 pm
Govt okays project report for Chirag Dilli underpass

The Delhi government has approved the construction of an underpass at the Chirag Dilli intersection. A feasibility study found that over 10,000 cars pass through the intersection in 24 hours, making an underpass necessary. The design of the underpass will include the main carriageway, footpath, service road, and other components. A cost-benefit analysis will also be conducted. The underpass will provide a signal-free route for motorists, reducing congestion at the intersection. Similar heavy tra

1 Oct 2023 9:42 am
Mountains of garbage rising again, BJP claims after Ghazipur site visit

The Delhi BJP has accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of allowing the disposal of legacy waste at the Ghazipur landfill to come to a standstill. Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva claimed that only a small amount of waste was being processed daily, resulting in a new mountain of trash at the landfill. The BJP also alleged that the tender for disposal work at the Bhalswa landfill was issued prematurely. The AAP has not responded to the allegations.

1 Oct 2023 9:31 am