28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 begins in Delhi


Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nisank’ inaugurated the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 (NDWBF) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today. Eminent Gandhian scholar, Prof. GirishwarMisra; Chairman, National Book Trust, Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma; Joint Secretary, MHRD, Madan Mohan, , Rajesh Aggarwal, Executive Director, ITPO and other officials were present on the occasion. Speaking ...

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Mercury rises in Delhi, air quality still ‘severe’


The national capital recorded an above normal maximum temperature for the second consecutive day on Thursday after remaining in the grip of a prolonged cold spell, the longest since 1992. The city recorded a high of 23 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, and a low of 4.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. On Wednesday, Delhi recorded a maximum ...

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Delhi records coldest day in last 119 years


The maximum temperature in Delhi took a big tumble on Monday to settle at 9.4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901. It was also the coldest day in the national capital during December-February period since 1951. According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimum temperature settled at 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average; humidity ...

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BJP blatantly lying about regularising unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed the BJP has been “blatantly lying” about regularising unauthorised colonies and thanked Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for “telling truth” on the issue through Delhi Development Authority. Tagging his deputy Manish Sisodia’s tweet in which he shared FAQs (frequently asked questions) from DDA website on unauthorised colonies, Kejriwal claimed the website ...

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Delhi shivers at 4.2 deg C, season’s lowest


The national capital braved another “severe cold day” on Friday, recording a minimum of 4.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s lowest, the weather department said. The mercury is likely to drop further on the weekend. The city, which has been witnessing the longest December cold spell since 1997, recorded a high of 13.4 degrees Celsius, which was seven notches below normal. ...

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Entry, exit gates of 10 Delhi metro stations closed


The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Friday closed the gates of three more stations, including Shiv Vihar, to restrict the movement of protesters in the national capital, which has been witnessing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Johri Enclave, Shiv Vihar and Dilshad Garden were also shut down, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said. “Of the 285 stations, Chawri ...

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Delhi’s air quality in ‘severe’ category


The air quality in the national capital was in the “severe” category for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) 428 at 9.46 am, against 408 on Wednesday morning. Delhi’s suburbs — Ghaziabad (470), Noida (426), Greater Noida (422), Faridabad (398) and Gurgaon (390) — also breathed extremely polluted air. An AQI between ...

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SC partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court Monday allowed construction activity in the Delhi-NCR region between 6 am and 6 pm, partially lifting its complete ban on it. The apex court perused the report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which said that construction activities should not be allowed between 6 pm to 6 am. A bench, comprising justices Arun Mishra and ...

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Water quality report fabricated to benefit RO companies alleges AAP


The recent BIS report which said Delhi’s water quality failed quality tests was “fabricated” to benefit manufactures of reverse osmosis (RO) purifiers, the Aam Aadmi Party claimed on Friday. The party also asked what connection does Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan have with these companies. AAP national spokesperson Raghav Chadha claimed that the report was presented to create an atmosphere ...

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Lawyers in Delhi’s district courts call off strike


Lawyers in all the six district courts in Delhi called off their strike on Friday, which was underway since November 4 after a clash between advocates and police at the Tis Hazari court. The Coordination Committee of All District Courts Bar Associations took the decision in a meeting of the office bearers after the Delhi High Court order directed the ...

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