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Patients say facing years-long wait at Delhi govt hospitals for routine tests

Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Such is the patient load at government hospitals in the Capital that the average waiting time for certain tests can be three to four years

A queue at G B Pant Hospital in New Delhi. (HT Archive)
A queue at G B Pant Hospital in New Delhi. (HT Archive)

Food festival with 29 countries begins next week in Delhi

The New Delhi Municipal Council is organising a food festival that will feature the cuisines of G20 member countries on February 11 and 12 at Talkatora Stadium, the civic body said on Sunday

NDMC officials said the theme of the G20 food festival will be “Taste the World” and “International Year of Millets”. (PTI)
NDMC officials said the theme of the G20 food festival will be “Taste the World” and “International Year of Millets”. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:00 PM IST

LG made mockery of governance: Sisodia

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said more than 700 government schools do not have principals and are being managed by vice-principals

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference at his residence on Mathura Road in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference at his residence on Mathura Road in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:58 PM IST

AAP to move Supreme Court as House fails to elect Delhi mayor again: Top facts

Delhi Mayoral election 2023: The Delhi municipal House was adjourned for the third time in a month without electing a mayor on Monday.

AAP mayor candidate Shelly Oberoi along with senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MCD Councillors flashes victory sign during the election of mayor and deputy mayor, at the Civic Centre Monday,(PTI)
AAP mayor candidate Shelly Oberoi along with senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MCD Councillors flashes victory sign during the election of mayor and deputy mayor, at the Civic Centre Monday,(PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘poor’ category as temperature rises gradually

The air quality could deteriorate further and touch the ‘very poor’ category on Monday, even as the national Capital records another relatively warm day, forecasts showed

Delhi’s maximum was 24.3°C on Thursday; it was 24.7°C on Friday, 25.3°C on Saturday and 25.7°C on Sunday. (Representative file image)
Delhi’s maximum was 24.3°C on Thursday; it was 24.7°C on Friday, 25.3°C on Saturday and 25.7°C on Sunday. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:01 AM IST

Third attempt: Municipal House convenes to elect Delhi mayor | 10 points

Delhi Mayoral election 2023: The third session of the House is slated for Monday to elect a mayor. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi election was held on December 4 and the counting of votes took place on December 7.

MCD councillors in the House. (HT file)
MCD councillors in the House. (HT file)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 09:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi mayor election highlights: Will LG-BJP decide the constitution of India

Delhi mayor election Highlights: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi House adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month on Monday. 

The Delhi mayoral election was postponed after the house was adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month.
The Delhi mayoral election was postponed after the house was adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month.
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Spells of dense fog this winter highest in 5 yrs

This was the sixth winter season in a row when the city failed to log the normal long-term average mark of 99 hours of dense fog hours

Lodhi Garden on in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photoimes)
Lodhi Garden on in New Delhi on Sunday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photoimes)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Delhi HC directs ASI to detail status of instruments at Jantar Mantar

On September 22, 2010, the high court said that Jantar Mantar has its national importance and must be preserved by all concerns

According to the petition, the instruments at the structure were last repaired in 1910-11. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
According to the petition, the instruments at the structure were last repaired in 1910-11. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Sarojini Nagar market to be spruced up for G20

The NDMC secretary held a joint meeting with market associations of the area last week and a committee has been constituted to take up the developmental work, which will start this month

According to traders, Sarojini Nagar sees 40,000-50,000 visitors every day and the numbers rise significantly during weekends and festivals. (ANI)
According to traders, Sarojini Nagar sees 40,000-50,000 visitors every day and the numbers rise significantly during weekends and festivals. (ANI)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Big Bird Day 2023 count likely to be higher than last year, say birders

While 214 species were recorded in last year’s count on February 22, 244 species were recorded in 2021’s count. In 2020, 253 species were recorded, 247 species in 2019 and 237 in 2018

A Black-rumped flameback at Yamuna Biodiversity Park on Sunday. (HT Photo)
A Black-rumped flameback at Yamuna Biodiversity Park on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Parliament accepted…’: Kejriwal credits Delhiites for air quality improvement

CM Kejriwal said even Parliament has acknowledged that the air quality of the national capital has improved significantly.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(HT)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 02:21 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

‘Why Taliban over Delhi?’ CM Kejriwal questions budgetary aid to Afghanistan

The Centre has allocated ?200 crore in budgetary aid to Afghanistan this year.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 02:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Sisodia alleges LG's ‘unconstitutional capture' for vacant principal posts

Manish Sisodia said LG V K Saxena has ‘unconstitutionally captured' services department that looks after the recruitment of school principals.

Sisodia hit back at LG's claim to revive around 126 posts of principals in Delhi government-run schools(Twitter/AAP)
Sisodia hit back at LG's claim to revive around 126 posts of principals in Delhi government-run schools(Twitter/AAP)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 01:31 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Man kidnapped from Delhi, taken towards Kashmir; rescued by cops

A joint operation by the police forces of Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab led to the rescue of a 40-year-old man who was abducted by his business partners at north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate and was being taken to Kashmir, officers aware of the matter said

Man kidnapped from Delhi, taken towards Kashmir; rescued by cops
Man kidnapped from Delhi, taken towards Kashmir; rescued by cops
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:26 AM IST

DU says graduating students to wear Indian attire at convocation

Till last year, university administrators, chief guests, and students used to wear gowns with caps during the convocation ceremony

For this year’s ceremony, scheduled for February 25, officials said the varsity wanted to promote Indian attire and culture. (HT Photo)
For this year’s ceremony, scheduled for February 25, officials said the varsity wanted to promote Indian attire and culture. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Kejriwal urges LG Saxena to pass Finland file: ‘Why do you hate teachers?’

In a tweet on Saturday, the chief minister questioned LG VK Saxena’s “hate” for the schoolteachers. This came even as the AAP government in Punjab sent its first batch of school principals for an international training programme in Singapore

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also questioned the BJP-led central government’s alleged interference in the functioning of other institutions. (HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also questioned the BJP-led central government’s alleged interference in the functioning of other institutions. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 04:31 AM IST

Man acquitted in Chhawla gang rape was looking for soft target to kill: Cops

Police are also exploring legal opinion as to whether the January 26 murder can be brought to the fore during the review petition filed against the apex court’s acquittal order.

Investigators are in the process of collecting CCTV footage of the accused. (File)
Investigators are in the process of collecting CCTV footage of the accused. (File)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:12 AM IST

LG, Dy CM tussle over appointing principals

The LG’s office criticised DoE for its “apathy and inaction” in its failure to fill the vacant posts, seemingly opening up a new source of friction in the ongoing tussle between Saxena and the ruling AAP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also holds the education portfolio in the AAP government. (PTI)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also holds the education portfolio in the AAP government. (PTI)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:08 AM IST

G20 revamp: Manish Sisodia asks Centre for funds

Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio in the state government, said it would not be an easy task for the Delhi government to spend additional money for G20 preparations from its “limited regular resources”

In his letter, the deputy chief minister stated that various departments of the Delhi government have formulated an outline for events related to infrastructure development. (PTI)
In his letter, the deputy chief minister stated that various departments of the Delhi government have formulated an outline for events related to infrastructure development. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 02:08 AM IST

NASA hands over payload of NISAR satellite to Isro

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) director Laurie Leshin said that the handover of the payload marks an “important milestone in our shared journey to better understand planet earth and our changing climate”.

Clean room engineers and technicians prepare the scientific core of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite inside a Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images via AFP)
Clean room engineers and technicians prepare the scientific core of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite inside a Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Body of infant branded 51 times with iron rod exhumed in MP

“The girl was suffering from pneumonia and the infection spread due to a delay in treatment,” Shahdol collector Vandana Vaidya said.

The child’s body was exhumed on Saturday in order to conduct an autopsy and determine the exact cause of her death, officials said. (Representational Image)
The child’s body was exhumed on Saturday in order to conduct an autopsy and determine the exact cause of her death, officials said. (Representational Image)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, Bhopal

Govt notifies appointment of five judges to apex court

As reported first by HT on Saturday, the notifications were issued late in the evening after the presidential assent to the elevation of the high court judges, who are expected to be sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud.

On Thursday, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju told Parliament that no timeline can be set down for filling up of vacancies of the judges in the constitutional courts, as he flagged that several high courts across the country are in breach of the six-month deadline for making recommendations for anticipated vacancies. (PTI)
On Thursday, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju told Parliament that no timeline can be set down for filling up of vacancies of the judges in the constitutional courts, as he flagged that several high courts across the country are in breach of the six-month deadline for making recommendations for anticipated vacancies. (PTI)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

We know pulse of nation, SC exists to guard citizens from injustice: CJI

“The history of the Supreme Court is a history of the daily life struggles of Indian people,” chief justice Chandrachud said at an event to commemorate 72 years of existence of India’s Supreme Court.

(From left) Singapore CJ Sundaresh Menon, CJI Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, in Delhi. (HT)
(From left) Singapore CJ Sundaresh Menon, CJI Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, in Delhi. (HT)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Delhi govt seeks over 900 crores from Centre for G20 summit preparations

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday asked the Centre for a grant of ?927 crore to take up special development work for the G20 summit in the national capital.

Delhi govt seeks over 900 crores from Centre for G20 summit preparations
Delhi govt seeks over 900 crores from Centre for G20 summit preparations
Published on Feb 04, 2023 09:17 PM IST
PTI |

Students try to sell girls college fest invite, authorities clamp down

Delhi University’s Maitreyi College annual cultural fest has been in the limelight since some students allegedly sold their entry passes to students of other colleges. A few screenshots of WhatsApp chats are circulating on social media and prove this incident, which came into the notice of college authorities who have taken strict action against the violaters.

Delhi University’s fests are returning in their full form after the pandemic-induced break. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Delhi University’s fests are returning in their full form after the pandemic-induced break. (Photo: Manoj Verma/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on Feb 04, 2023 02:40 AM IST
ByKriti Kambiri, New Delhi

Two seats in each Delhi University course for orphans

The expenditure incurred for the admission and continuance of study of such students will be met through the University Welfare Fund or College Students’ Welfare Fund

The university also informed EC members about the setting up of University of Delhi Foundation, a not-for-profit company under Section 8 for fund-raising activity, officials said. (HT Photo)
The university also informed EC members about the setting up of University of Delhi Foundation, a not-for-profit company under Section 8 for fund-raising activity, officials said. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:30 AM IST

‘Books on wheels’: Delhi Prisons starts reading initiative for jail inmates

Under the initiative , a handcart loaded with books is taken around cells and barracks, offering prisoners the choice to borrow books without visiting the library

Before this initiative was launched, jail inmates had to take permission from the superintendent to leave their cells or barracks to go to the library. (HT PHOTO)
Before this initiative was launched, jail inmates had to take permission from the superintendent to leave their cells or barracks to go to the library. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Delhi to launch MR vaccination drive from Monday

The month-long MR vaccination campaign will commence from February 6, during which an additional dose of the vaccine will be administered to children irrespective of their previous vaccination history

Officials from Delhi government said that 12 localities have been recognised by the administration as vulnerable areas for MR vaccination. (HT photo)
Officials from Delhi government said that 12 localities have been recognised by the administration as vulnerable areas for MR vaccination. (HT photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 02:24 AM IST

2 members of Lawrence Bishnoi gang arrested after shoot-out in Bawana

Police recovered two automatic pistols and a scooter from the possession of the two arrested members, Sandeep alias Ricky, 23, and Jatin, 19

Jailed gangster Bishnoi was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on November 23 last year. (PTI)
Jailed gangster Bishnoi was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on November 23 last year. (PTI)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:18 AM IST
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