No relief from pollution despite rains in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Despite receiving light rains in the morning, the air quality of the national capital remained poor on Friday, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). In the morning today, the overall air quality index…

Child dies after manjha slits throat in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 24: A four-and-a-half-year-old girl, who was travelling on a motorcycle with her parents, died after her throat was slit by a glass-coated manjha in Khajuri Khas area, police said on Saturday.  The victim was identified as Ishika,…

6 dead in massive fire in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar

Six people, including three children, died and 13 were injured in a massive fire at a building in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar area due to a short circuit early on Tuesday, officials said. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot…

With moist eyes, Delhi bids adieu to Sheila Dikshit

The mortal remains of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit were consigned to flames on Sunday, with colleagues, Congress workers and admirers braving heavy rains and gusty winds to bid her final farewell. The 81-year-old Congress veteran, who died on…

Delhi: Drug haul busted, 5 held, heroin worth Rs 600 cr seized

New Delhi: Five persons were arrested and heroin worth Rs 600 crore was seized after Delhi Police Special Cell busted a narcotics drug haul. Two amongst the arrested were chemical experts hailing from Afghanistan. “Five persons including two Afghan chemical…

Delhi’s Prithu becomes India’s 64th Grandmaster

New Delhi: Delhi’s Prithu Gupta has become India’s 64th Grandmaster, crossing the Elo threshold of 2500 points after beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019. Gupta, who picked up the sport as a nine-year-old, has…

2 arrested with marijuana worth Rs 2.4 crore

New Delhi: Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested and marijuana worth over Rs 2 crore was recovered from them, police said Friday. The accused have been identified as Mohammad Kajim (26), a resident of Nangloi here, and Dinesh Kumar (34),…

DU likely to release first cut-off by June end

The DU is likely to release its first cut-off list by the end of this month as the Delhi High Court Friday directed the university to extend its registration date to June 22, officials said. The Delhi University’s online registration…

Delhi: AIIMS doctors boycott work to support strike in West Bengal

Thousands of patients in the national capital were hit hard after the doctors at AIIMS Delhi halted health services in support of Kolkata counterparts today. Junior doctors in Kolkata have been on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked…

Mercury in Delhi touches all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius

The national capital on Monday recorded a temperature of 48 degrees Celcius, the highest-ever to be seen in the month of June. “Delhi records the highest temperature in history. Sets an all-time record at 48degC. This is the hottest ever…

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