Monuments in Delhi reopened on July 6 in second phase of unlock. Arrangements have been done to ensure safety amid COVID-19 outbreak.Delhi monuments reopen with protective measures in place
According to weather experts, the earlier than usual arrival of the monsoon in Delhi can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation which moved towards southwest Uttar Pradesh on June 19 and June 20, helping monsoon advance further.
The plantation drive is expected to increase the city's green cover from 325 square kilometres at present to 350 sq km by 2021, which will help reduce air pollution. The period will be observed as "Vrikshaaropan Pakhavaada".
New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to hospital last night with high fever and complaints of breathing trouble, a day after he attended a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others. The Delhi minister, who is being treated at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, has tested negative for coronavirus.Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19
The Maharashtra government and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have asked hospitals, private establishments and corporate houses to start testing their employees to get them back to work.
Earlier today, the IMD had tweeted: "Thunderstorm with heavy rain and wind speed of 20-50 KMPH would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of entire Delhi".
According to the latest data available with the central government, south-east Delhi and Shahdara recorded a positivity rate of 30.4% and 24.86%, respectively on June 3. On the same day, rates of central Delhi and north Delhi rates were 21.24% and 20.52%, respectively.
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The chief minister has avoided meetings and visitors since Sunday afternoon, an AAP spokesperson said
Indian Meteorological Department Deputy Director Anand Sharma informed that Monsoon may hit Delhi and nearby regions by 25th June. IMD said, “Currently for 1-2 days Monsoon progress won’t take place as conditions are not congenial. But from From 22nd-24th conditions are favourable for monsoon advancement. We expect easterlies to strengthen and bring moisture to more parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himalayas.” Monsoon likely to hit Delhi, nearby regions by June 25: IMD Deputy Director
Delhi's ASI-protected monuments have been reopened for the public as per the directions of the Culture Ministry. All guidelines, including social distancing and sanitisation measures, will be followed at these heritage sites.
The monsoon did arrive in Mumbai on June 14 but rainfall has been 19% below normal this month, while Delhi has got barely half the usual rain it gets in June. The monsoon had reached Delhi on June 25, two days ahead of its normal date.
The structure, a multi-bed facility under a metal tent at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus, will be the biggest facility of its kind, a senior official said. It will be 1,700 feet long and 700 feet wide with 200 enclosures having 50 beds each, the official added.
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police will file 14 chargesheets on Friday in connection with a Tablighi Jamaat event and the communal violence in northeast district in the city, officials said.
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An owner of a private diagnostic chain, who did not wish to be identified, said, “We have no clarity on the amount of money we can charge. There are numerous testing kits in the market and there is a Rs 200-400 price difference.”
After Maharashtra, the Delhi government has asked all private diagnostic centres and laboratories associated with private hospitals to start using antibody tests as a sero-surveillance tool and not a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, according to officials.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday underwent COVID-19 test after developing sore throat and fever, an official said. The test report is expected later in the night or by Wednesday morning.Delhi CM Kejriwal undergoes Covid-19 test, awaits result
The accused will file their plea bargaining applications on Friday, said advocate Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh, appearing for the foreign nationals.
Addressing a press conference, Home Ministry Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava said over 6.79 lakh COVID-19 tests, translating into 35,780 tests per million population, have been carried out till July 8 and over 20,000 tests are being conducted every day.
A huge fire broke out at a logistics godown here in Mundka on Wednesday night, officials said. At least 34 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. "We received a call around 10.23 p.m. No casualties reported so far," Delhi Fire Services Director Atul Garg said.Delhi: Massive fire breaks out at a warehouse in Mundka, no casualties reported
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New Delhi, Jun 16 () Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that he has been hospitalised after suffering from high-grade fever and a sudden drop in his oxygen level.
The latest order on Monday states that the July 4 order delinking the hotels from hospitals stands withdrawn with immediate effect. It said the orders through which these hotels were linked with hospitals as extended Covid-19 hospitals will remain in force till further instructions.
Development over Delhi riots probe: Delhi Police SIT gets custody of key suspect Faisal Farooque, owner of Rajdhani School. Delhi riots probe: SIT gets custody of key suspect Faisal Farooque
Experts feel the gains made over the last year have, to a large extent, been nullified in this period. A study estimates that Delhi generates 690 tonnes of plastic each day, with just 20% of that eventually recycled. Before Covid-related plastic waste, the biggest problems in Delhi, as determined by a study by NGO Chintan, were tetrapacks and milk packets.
Indian Meteorological Department, Senior Scientist, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani on July 05 said that Delhi received good rainfall today and this spell will remain for few days. On July 7-8 Delhi may receives heavy rain and the temperature will not go up. (ANI)Delhi likely to receive heavy rain on July 7-8: IMD
Rain lashed out in parts of Delhi on July 05 early morning. Lightning and thunderstorm were also observed which brought a change in weather. It has brought a much-needed relief from the heatwave conditions prevailing in the region. The India Meteorological Department had predicted light showers on Sunday. Heavy rain, thunderstorm lash parts of Delhi-NCR; more expected
A banquet hall in Daryaganj has become the first facility to be converted into a 100-bed emergency Covid-care centre.
More than two-thirds of Delhi's 18 million people live in informal settlements, according to government data. Unauthorised colonies are built in violation of zoning regulations, often on farmland that is illegally subdivided. The settlements of densely packed low-rise buildings help fill a gap in affordable housing for the tens of thousands of migrants streaming into the city. Worldwide, more than 3 billion people are forecast to lack access to adequate and affordable housing by 2030.
In the last fortnight, many cities have reported acceleration in cases, explaining the national surge.
Amid tensions of Coronavirus all over the country, people are making efforts to rid off it, therefore Plasma Bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi. This initiative will provide a platform for those who are willing to donate plasma to the patients suffering from COVID-19. This plasma bank started in collaboration with the Delhi government. (ANI)Plasma donors in Delhi step up to help Covid positive patients
Appointments of district presidents and new office bearers in the state team will also begin shortly. The process may take at least a month, after which all the names will be announced simultaneously, he added.
Gurugram (Haryana), June 01 (ANI): Haryana Government has allowed inter-state and inter-district travel from Gurugram-Delhi border from June 01. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on May 31, after the centre issued guidelines allowing inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and persons. Earlier, state Home Minister Anil Vij announced sealing of Delhi-Haryana border due to coronavirus pandemic. The central government is opening up economic activities across country in phased manner with Unlock 1 being in place currently. No economic activity will resume in containment zones except essential services. Vehicular traffic eases at Delhi-Gurugram road after Haryana reopens border
Barring June 1, when Delhi saw a spike of 990 cases, it has been recording over 1,000 fresh cases every day from May 28 to June 7, the highest being 1,513 on June 3.
New Delhi, Jul 03 (ANI): Delhi Police busted a fake salt manufacturing racket. Police have recovered over 3,000 kg of fake salt and a manufacturing machine from their possession. The police team conducted a raid at a shop and recovered 5 bags each of 50 kg and 1 bag of 13 kg of fake salt from there. Firm owner was apprehended and a criminal case under provisions of Copyright Act has been registered. The arrested accused was examined at length about source of the fake products. It was revealed that a manufacturing unit is running at village Karala. On the tip, the team acted swiftly and conducted raid at the premises and recovered the cache of fake salt and a machine. Delhi Police busted a fake salt manufacturing racket
The earthquake measured 4.7 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre of this earthquake has been located 63 km south-west of Gurugram in Haryana.Several earthquakes have jolted the Delhi-NCR region in the last two months. Fortunately, all the recent quakes in the Delhi-NCR region were of low to medium intensity.4.7-magnitude earthquake in Gurugram, strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR
Delhi-NCR has seen a number of mild earthquakes in the last several weeks.
Delhi’s Jama Masjid has closed once again in view of rising cases of coronavirus in the national capital and will remain closed till June 30. Mosque's Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on June 11 had said that no congregational prayers will be performed at the mosque till 30th June. Jama Masjid was opened on June 08 after central government allowed opening of religious places as part of ‘Unlock 1’. A total of 19581 active cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital so far. Jama Masjid closed once again due to deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Delhi
According to the study led by IIM-Rohtak Director Dheeraj Sharma, the average rate of new active cases (0.04) in India is lower than the average rate of recoveries (0.07).
With cases spiralling in Delhi, getting tested can be prolonged and frustrating - with most labs reporting backlogs. Results need to be given in 48 hours, but add to that the waiting time for getting tested in the first place - the risks are obvious. An infected person can end up spreading the virus before the diagnosis can even be done.
Delhi-Gurugram borders have been sealed once again amid the COVID-19 scare. Massive chaos at border areas. Ground report by TIMES NOW.Delhi-Gurugram borders sealed, massive confusion at border areas
Agriculture Department Joint Director A P Saini in an advisory issued on Wednesday asked the authorities to organise awareness programmes for public and farmers to prevent the attack of locusts in the national capital.
In keeping with the recommendations of the Dr VK Paul committee, the Centre has proposed fresh delineation of containments zones, strict monitoring, aggressive contact tracing and quarantining.
A high net worth family charter an Indian carrier’s Airbus A320 to fly just four people — wife, two children and a nanny — to Delhi. A Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi charter would cost about Rs 16-18 lakh. In another instance, a family of three had hired a wide-body aircraft to fly from Europe to India on May 21. That trip is learnt to have cost about Rs 80 lakh.
The plasma therapy has shown hope in treating Covid-19 patients. The plasma therapy trials in Delhi have been encouraging, said the Delhi health minister. Other states have also shown interest in the therapy and are waiting for further directions from Centre.
The number of daily cases being reported in Delhi has fallen considerably despite the capital increasing its testing multifold. On June 23, about 3,950 new cases had been reported. This has fallen to an average of 2,000-2,200 cases.
The Delhi govt has issued a revised order stating that the novel coronavirus patients who do not have comorbidities or require hospitalisation could opt for home isolation following withdrawal of the decision on five-day mandatory institutional quarantine.
The scientist at India Meteorological Department, Naresh Kumar informed that they are expecting heavy monsoon in Delhi by June 25. “There is cyclonic circulation started over North Odhisha and neighbourhood that is up to 7.6 kilometres. We are expecting fairly widespread to widespread activity over east Indian and north eastern state. That means more than 75 to 100 per cent stations may receive rainfall activity over east and north-east India during next to three days,” said Naresh Kumar. “We are expecting heavy to vey heavy spells over Odhisha, Jharkhand and part of north eastern state, thereafter the rainfall activity slightly shifted towards Madhya Pradesh. Considering that we are expecting the monsoon progress, in next 48 hours it will cover more part of Uttar Pradesh and some part of Uttarakhand. Then it should cover entire western Himalayas region including Haryana and Delhi by June 25.” Naresh Kumar added. Monsoon in Delhi likely to arrive by June 25: IMD
Since April 12, the Delhi-NCR has recorded 18 quakes. Of these 8 have taken place in Rohtak.
Deploying the rapid antigen testing kit, Delhi government is now conducting improved surveillance and contact tracing.
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): Pani puri and paapdi chaat stalls reopened in Delhi’s Chawri Bazar area. However, only take away is available here to combat any danger of coronavirus. “Customers are happy as this new system has also helped people to maintain hygiene,” said the Shopkeeper. In a greater view, this will also reduce the collection of road-site garbage. In the 4th phase of lockdown, several relaxations have been given to people to follow their regular lives. Pani puri, paapdi chaat stalls reopened in Delhi’s Chawri Bazar
Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of the national capital early on Saturday morning. Earlier today, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that thunderstorm accompanied with rain and gusty winds of speed 30-50 kmph would occur at and adjoining areas of Delhi NCR.Rain lashes parts of Delhi on Saturday morning
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in Delhi’s Tughlakabad’s slum area on May 26 overnight. Fire tenders have reached the spot and are trying to douse the flames. There has been no confirmation of any loss of human yet. More details are awaited.Massive fire breaks out in Delhi’s Tughlakabad slum area
Last week, the government had launched a mammoth exercise to screen the national capital's population for coronavirus and fixed the deadline to complete the task by July 6. The earlier deadline to complete the door-to-door survey in the city's containment zones was June 30.
The Delhi Police on Monday issued over 500 challans for not wearing face masks and violating social distancing norms amid the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
A top court bench, led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, again turned down a demand by the petitioners in the case for a stay on the project. There have been demands from green activists and heritage lovers for a stay on the project while its pros and cons may be properly debated.
"I appeal to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma... Anyone who needs plasma will need a recommendation from a doctor," Kejriwal said.
With the number of Covid cases in Delhi expected to touch 5.5 lakh by the end of July, the need to ramp up treatment facilities is crucial. The temporary, 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre set up in the Capital could possibly also be the biggest such facility in the world.
ET has seen a copy of the petition, which has yet to be taken up by the court due to the lockdown. The petition alleges that, instead of stopping the accused, “the police personnel present facilitated the accused and lathi charged the innocent people asking for help”. When contacted, Mishra denied the accusations.
Delhi's borders will be sealed for a week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday as he sought suggestions from people by Friday to reopen the same. Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national capital. He said that Delhiites can send their suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to WhatsApp number 8800007722, firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling at 1031 by Friday 5 pm.Delhi CM seeks citizens' opinion on opening borders, implements all relaxations permitted by Centre
SD Biosensor, the South Korean healthcare company with a manufacturing facility at Manesar near Gurgaon, has supplied the 50,000 Standard Q Covid-19Ag kits, the stand-alone rapid point of care antigen detection assay for quick detection of SARS-CoV-2.
In the meantime, it looks like the world will have to start getting used to having the virus around, with the World Health Organisation reiterating the fact that this pandemic is far from over.
The national capital is on the verge of reporting 30,000 cases, the third highest case count in the country, after Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
Serological survey has begun in the national capital from June 27. A medical team visited Motia Khan and Paharganj area and collected samples for serological survey. The survey is a part of the 'Revised COVID Response Plan' in line with recommendations of Dr. VK Paul committee. In recent days, Delhi has overtaken Mumbai on COVID-19 cases. Covid-19: Serological survey begins in Delhi to determine virus spread
Delhi Police detain Swadeshi Jagran Manch members and some Army veterans who were protesting outside Chinese Embassy in Delhi. A day after the India Army said 20 of its officers and soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with the Chinese troops in Ladakh, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Wednesday demanded that Chinese companies be banned from participation in the tendering process in the country.Watch: Protest outside Chinese Embassy in Delhi
Earlier in the day, the skies over many parts of Gurugram turned dark as swarms of locusts descended on the town. However, the migratory pests are likely to spare the national capital for now, officials said.
"In the afternoon, they saw several persons gathered at the ground floor of the house of Tahir Hussain and he was talking with them in a very secretive manner and accused Shah Alam, Irshad, Abid, Arshad Pradhan, Rashid and Shadab were also present there along with other unknown persons," the charge sheet said.
The survey is expected to start by this week. A central government panel constituted under the directions of Shah has recommended complete sero-surveillance in the city to detect the trend of Covid-19 infection in the population of Delhi.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said Delhi will be given 500 railway coaches to address the shortage of beds for coronavirus patients and will also receive central help to increase testing after a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting, where Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was also present, took place after the Supreme Court pulled up Delhi and several other states over their handling of the pandemic.Delhi Covid Crisis: Centre to give 500 railway coaches to Delhi govt amid bed shortage
Nearly 2,000 beds, 10% of those with oxygen-support facility, have already been placed, and 170 doctors and 700 nurses and paramedics have registered to work at the facility, officials said.
"Reopening schools is not merely a technical work, rather, it is a creative work that would give schools a new and bigger role. Schools will continue to be closed in Delhi till July 31," Sisodia said.
Jain, who was administered plasma therapy, had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, a day after he was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) with high-grade fever and a sudden drop in oxygen levels.
They were charge sheeted for attending Markaz at Nizamuddin in the national capital by allegedly violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines, issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
As part of the plan, the state government will initiate door-to-door screening of residents to check for fever and other symptoms, and comorbidities, officials said. “The team will make a list of people who are at high risk and will monitor them,” a senior health ministry official said.
The family members of 106-year-old man claimed that he has been recovered from COVID-19. Mukhtar Ahmed is a resident of Central Delhi's Nawabganj area. The centenarian was admitted in Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital on April 14 after been infected with the coronavirus. Mukhtar Ahmed was 4-year-old during the Spanish flu in 1918. While speaking to ANI, Mukhtar Ahmed said, “I didn't expect to survive but after getting proper treatment I recovered. I have never seen such a pandemic in my life.”Meet 106-yr-old man from Delhi who survived Spanish Flu in 1918 and now COVID-19
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who announced the revised norms, said this was part of the strategy to contain the spread of the pandemic from across the state's border.
Arvind Kejriwal clears the air again saying 'many people are speculating whether another lockdown in Delhi is being planned. There are no such plans'No plans for another lockdown in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal
"Many people are speculating whether another lockdown in Delhi in being planned. There are no such plans," Kejriwal tweeted.
The police made this allegation in a response filed earlier this week by an inspector of the inter-state cell, Chanakyapuri, before a Karkardooma Court in relation to an FIR pertai ning murder of head constable Ratan Lal in Chand Bagh on February 24. The police have arrested 17 people, including Arif, in this case.
In a week marked by flip-flops by Delhi lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Covid-19 management, the capital has once again gone back to its old system of home isolation for asymptomatic and mild symptom Covid-19 patients after a check-up by medical team at home.
Shah said a house-to-house health survey will be conducted in containment zones across Delhi to improve contact mapping. The survey report will be available within a week, he said. At present, there are 241 containment zones across the city, according to officials, and aggressive contact tracing is needed in an equal number of buffer zones across these hotspots.
Delhi has surpassed Mumbai in the tally of Covid-19 cases, becoming India's worst-hit city. 3,788 new cases took Delhi's tally to 70,390, 862 more than Mumbai's 69,528 cases as on Wednesday.
The congregation organised by Tablighi Jamaat in the national capital in March had emerged as a major hotspot of COVID-19 in the country.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 will not be extended in the national capital. "No, the lockdown will not be extended," Jain said on being asked if there have been discussions to extend lockdown in the national capital considering the spike in coronavirus cases. Delhi has over 34,000 virus cases and 1,085 deaths.Covid-19 outbreak: No lockdown extension in Delhi, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Nowhere is India's sticky situation more evident than in the nation's capital, with cases spiralling out of control, crossing the 35,000 mark even as the Home Minister held a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, promising a slew of measures - from increased testing to makeshift beds and manpower to deal with the virus.
A day after the Uttar Pradesh government announced relaxations in the nationwide lockdown 4.0, Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L.Y. on Tuesday said that the district's border with Delhi will remain "sealed" for now.
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 is in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar, which falls in the 'Red Zone' for Covid-19, even as lockdown restrictions continue due to the pandemic, prohibiting normal movement in this district in western Uttar Pradesh adjoining Delhi.
Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed on Friday morning after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials. He was shot when he reportedly tried to flee, following a road mishap in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned. Dubey was taken to the emergency ward of the Hallett Hospital in a blood-soaked condition.Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter on way to Kanpur
Plasma donation would take 45 minutes to an hour after basic tests are run on the donor. After this a “Gaurav patra” would be given to the donor acknowledging his service.
Delhi has now made it mandatory for all mild and asymptomatic patients, who test positive, to be monitored. The new SOP is divided on the basis of the test - RT-PCR or rapid test - conducted on the person.
The PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government-run COVID hospitals in all States and UTs and Rs 1000 crore was allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers. So far 2,923 ventilators have been manufactured, out of which 1340 ventilators have already been delivered to the States and UTs.
The Delhi High Court had on May 28, 2020, taken a dim view of the NIA’s sudden decision to transfer Navlakha from Tihar jail to Mumbai ahead of a scheduled court hearing. It had also sought all the records relating to the NIA decision to shift him to Mumbai.
The court allowed the prayer of senior advocate Sachin Dutta, representing the Delhi University, to grant some time as they have to carve out a new plan to conduct examinations in accordance with the latest guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
ICMR guidelines earlier said: “Asymptomatic direct and high risk contacts of a confirmed case to be tested once between day 5 and day 10 of coming into contact with a confirmed case”.
Forty-eight fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.
“We will start sero-surveillance in Delhi through antibody testing to see how much of the population is exposed to the infection as of now,” said a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified.
The state government’s counsel submitted that as on June 21, 13,345 samples were collected and 9,356 samples were tested through the Rapid Antigen test and 3,989 samples through the RT PCR test.
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