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Fearing lockdown amid Covid spike, some migrant workers begin leaving Delhi
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Fearing lockdown amid Covid spike, some migrant workers begin leaving Delhi

Amidst the rising number of COVID cases in the national capital, some of the migrant workers have started returning to their native places in fear of imposition of lockdown. Some alone, with backpacks, while some with their families, migrant workers can be seen leaving for their home at ISBT, Anand Vihar, and other key transit points in the city. With increasing COVID numbers the fear of imposition of lockdown has been making migrant workers anxious. Gouri Shankar Sharma, who hails from Lucknow, told, "The way COVID numbers are rising, there are chances of lockdown. There is no work. So I am leaving." "The current situation, pushing Delhi towards another lockdown. I have no choice. I am leaving from home," Sunil Gupta, a migrant worker from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly told. "The ...
Covid-induced night curfew hampers wedding season in Delhi
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Covid-induced night curfew hampers wedding season in Delhi

The night curfew imposed in the national capital amid the resurgence of Covid-19 has adversely affected the businesses of several wedding halls. Many couples have minimized the "grandeur wedding jingles" and thereby opted for rescheduling of events and a reduction in the number of attendees at the wedding events. DS Rana, a bride's father who booked a banquet hall in Mayur Vihar said, "We have rescheduled reception for our daughter's marriage and reduced the number of guests to minimise the danger posed by the pandemic." "We hope that the ceremonial events takes place as per our plan," Rana said. Hari Tent House owner in Mayur Vihar, Ganesh Manali told ANI, "Night curfew has affected our business. Due to restrictions on movement, we're facing issues in setting up venues." A ba...
Delhi CM wrote to Centre urging vaccination for all, says Satyendar Jain
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Delhi CM wrote to Centre urging vaccination for all, says Satyendar Jain

In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the central government urging to open vaccination for all, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Addressing media, Jain on Thursday said, "The Chief Minister had written to Centre that vaccination should be opened for all. We have made two more requests that vaccination should be allowed at least for all adults. Secondly, it should be allowed even at camp settings and not only at healthcare facilities." He said instead of fighting the pandemic together, the Centre alleged that there was less vaccination of healthcare workers in Delhi. "We should fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. Centre was alleging that there was less vaccination of healthcare workers in Delhi. We can also say...
2,000 more beds for Covid-19 affected in Delhi hospitals
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2,000 more beds for Covid-19 affected in Delhi hospitals

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday informed that the number of beds in hospitals has been increased by more than 2,000 in the past 3 days in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the national capital. "Yesterday, Delhi reported 5,100 positive cases, we did 1,03,453 COVID-19 tests and the positivity rate here is 4.93 percent...In the last 3 days, more than 2,000 beds have been increased in hospitals," the Minister said and added that a similar increase in beds will be done in the coming 3 days. "For the last 20 days, the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing in Delhi. The city, which reported less than 200 cases for months, is now reporting more than 5,000 cases. If the positivity rate goes that high in Delhi, the situation will become worse. So, we have to do every...
Delhi 10 pm to 5 am Night Curfew till April 30
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Delhi 10 pm to 5 am Night Curfew till April 30

Delhi today imposed a night curfew till April 30 to tackle a steep rise in Covid infections and a day after the country reported over 1 lakh cases in a single day. The "sudden increase in Covid-19 cases" and "high positivity rate" meant a night curfew was needed, the Delhi Government said in its order. During night curfew hours, those going for vaccinations and the movement of essential services will be allowed with e-passes, officials said. Private doctors, nurses, other medical staff and journalists will be allowed on the streets with ID cards. Exceptions will also be made for pregnant women and those needing treatment. Those travelling to or from the airport, train and bus stations will be allowed on the road if they produce their tickets. This is the toughest order by th...
Delhi: Part of under-construction bridge collapses in Punjabi Bagh
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Delhi: Part of under-construction bridge collapses in Punjabi Bagh

A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in the Punjabi Bagh area of Delhi on Tuesday. According to Delhi Fire Services, one labourer is feared to be trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge. "Two fire tenders are present at the spot carrying out the rescue operation," it added. Further details are awaited. (ANI)
Delhi CM holds meeting to prepare action plan over surge in Covid-19
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Delhi CM holds meeting to prepare action plan over surge in Covid-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a meeting at his residence in the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the national capital. The meeting is being attended by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and other officials. According to the officials, the meeting has been called to prepare an action plan to fight the increase in the COVID-19 cases in Delhi. It will discuss issues like containment zones, vaccination drive, and maintaining the availability of hospital beds. The city reported 2,790 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Health Minister Satyendar Jain had earlier informed that COVID-19 testing will be increased to 80,000 per day in the national capital. Delhi government had earlier this week capped the guests allowed at open wedding venues at 200 and...
Man commits suicide after killing wife in Delhi
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Man commits suicide after killing wife in Delhi

A man allegedly killed his wife and then committed suicide at a farmhouse in the Holambi Khurd area of Delhi. The incident took place on Monday on the occasion of Holi. Two cousins of the deceased man informed the police about the incident. An FIR has been registered in the case and further investigation is underway. (ANI)
Fire breaks out at house in Delhi’s Greater Kailash, 3 rescued
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Fire breaks out at house in Delhi’s Greater Kailash, 3 rescued

Police and Delhi Fire Service personnel on Friday rescued all three members of a family after a fire broke out in a house at Greater Kailash-I. No injuries were reported. The fire broke out at 7 am on the second floor of house number S-154 in Greater Kailash-I. Three persons, namely Amit Sudhakar (56), his wife Shalini (48), and Sudha (87) trapped on the third-floor balcony were safely rescued. (ANI)
Two criminals held after encounter with police in Delhi
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Two criminals held after encounter with police in Delhi

Two wanted criminals were injured in an encounter with Delhi Police Crime Branch near Delhi's Pragati Maidan area on Thursday. The police have arrested both criminals. The arrested are Rohit Chaudhary with Rs 4 lakhs reward and Titu with Rs 1.5 reward on their heads respectively. According to the police, they are also accused have been booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). During the encounter, both of them got shot in the leg, after which the police admitted both of them to RML hospital. After receiving the information on their arrival at Pragati Maidan, the police team laid a trap near Bhairon Temple. At around 5 am, a suspicious car appeared, the police said. The Crime Branch team asked the car occupants to stop the vehicle. However, they incr...
UP recovers six acres land of its irrigation dept in Delhi from mafias
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UP recovers six acres land of its irrigation dept in Delhi from mafias

Maintaining its 'zero-tolerance policy' against crimes and criminals, the Uttar Pradesh government freed six acres land of its irrigation department in Madanpur Khadar village of Sarita Vihar in the national capital from the illegal possession of land mafia on Wednesday. A drive was launched to remove the long-term encroachment at Madanpur after the marking of a Khasra Number -612 by the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department, Head Works Division Agra Canal, Okhla, under which a total of 6 acres of land was held. The drive was initiated after the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked the Ministry of Jal Shakti to take rough action against those indulged in unlawful encroachment of the state Irrigation Department's land. After the formation of the government in 2017, an ant...
Traffic routes diverted for redevelopment work at Delhi’s Chandni Chowk
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Traffic routes diverted for redevelopment work at Delhi’s Chandni Chowk

Delhi Traffic Police on Monday said that certain routes have been diverted from Lal Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque for carrying out the redevelopment of Chandni Chowk in the national capital. In a notice, Delhi Traffic Police informed, "Public Works Department (PWD) carrying out development work of scramble X-ing at Red Fort (From Digambar Lal Jain Mandir to Old Lajpat Rai Market) under SRDC Project of Redevelopment of Chandni Chowk from Lal Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque, Delhi. Half carriageway width, in direction from Darya Ganj to Kashmere Gate, would be closed for all vehicular traffic for approximately 30 days upto April 20, 2021 in first phase." The following routes will be operational for motorists/public as alternative roads in this area: From Darya Ganj to Old Delhi Ra...
Man shot dead in Delhi’s Khajoori Khas
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Man shot dead in Delhi’s Khajoori Khas

A 47-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified persons in the Khajoori Khas area of the national capital on Saturday, the police said. The man identified as Shorab Ansari, 47, was sitting at his shop in the Khajoori Khas area where some unidentified person shot him. "An information received around 8.40 pm that a man was shot at his shop, located at Shree Ram Colony, Khajoori Khas, by some unknown person. Shoaib was taken to the hospital where he declared dead. The primary investigation emerged as personal animosity," the Delhi Police statement revealed. A case is being registered under appropriate sections and further investigation is underway.
6 arrested for firing bullets in Delhi’s Babarpur
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6 arrested for firing bullets in Delhi’s Babarpur

The Delhi Police has arrested six people in connection with the firing of bullets in the air in the national capital's Babarpur area. The video of the incident in which the miscreants can be seen firing bullets surfaced recently. As per the Delhi Police, one of the accused, Faisal had come to talk to Deepak, a man who runs an e-rickshaw business, and allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 for the bail of a friend. When the man did not relent, he was threatened. Later in the day, over half a dozen people came to his house and fired bullets in the air. The incident took place on February 26, The accused were arrested on March 1.