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CBI raid SAI headquarters in New Delhi

The arrests were made during searches at the sports administrator’s office in Delhi’s Lodhi Road area. The Central Bureau of Investigation officials reached the Sports Authority of India headquarters around 5 pm and sealed the entire premises for search and questioning of the alleged staffers. Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said that government is committed to a corruption-free India. He added ... Read More »

BES EXPO 2019 begins in New Delhi

Nearly 300 companies from 25 countries are displaying their products in the Expo. On the occasion, an exhibitor’s directory was released by the dignitaries and BES awards were presented to the winners. Addressing the gathering, the I&B Secretary said that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is considering bringing a new Integrated Broadcast Policy for the growing broadcasting sector in India. Read More »

Armed robbers loot passengers onboard Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express; take away cash, mobile phones

New Delhi: Unidentified assailants, carrying guns and sharp-edged weapons, barged inside two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duronto Express and looted the passengers on Thursday morning. A group of about seven to ten armed assailants robbed passengers onboard B3 and B7 coaches. The incident took place in the early morning hours in Badli station, on the outskirts of Delhi. The incident came to light after ... Read More »

PM Modi releases commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh Ji in New Delhi

Addressing a select gathering on the occasion, Mr Modi recalled Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s fight for the weaker sections. The Prime Minister also took to Twitter to pay tributes to the Sikh Guru. In an audio message, Modi said, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a divine figure full of heroism, valor, courage, sacrifice and devotion. He said, whenever, an attempt ... Read More »

Two-day BJP National Convention begins in New Delhi

BJP workers from every Lok Sabha constituency are attending the meeting. MPs, MLAs, Parishad members, District In Charge, District Mahamantris and vistaraks will participate in the 2-day event. The emphasis will be on strengthening the presence of the party right from the grassroots level, and on taking the achievements of the Modi government to the people. BJP President Amit Shah ... Read More »

BJP National Council meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

BJP National Councill meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg hold talks in Delhi

Solberg arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation. Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting ... Read More »

PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg to hold talks in Delhi

Solberg arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation. Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting ... Read More »

4th Raisina Dialogue to begin today in Delhi

Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg will deliver inaugural address in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Observer Research Foundation is organizing the flagship annual geopolitical and geostrategic conference. The theme of the Dialogue this year is “A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes”. The discussions will ... Read More »

Delhi wakes up to a rainy Sunday

According to Indian Meteorological Department, heavy rain or snow and hailstorm are likely to occur at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 24 hours with this isolated to scattered rainfall is also likely over parts of northwest India during next 48 hours. Chances are that it is to intensify cold wave in north India. Due to cloudy ... Read More »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at more than ... Read More »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi today

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at ... Read More »

NIA conducts fresh searches in Delhi and UP’s Amroha

The raids were conducted in at least five places in Delhi and Amroha over Monday and Tuesday as sleuths are looking for additional evidence.  On December 26, the agency had busted the group and arrested the suspects, who were planning suicide attacks and serial blasts targeting politicians and government installations in Delhi and other parts of north India. A Delhi ... Read More »

ISIS module bust case: NIA conducts follow-up searches in Delhi

National Investigation Agency has conducted the follow-up searches in the ISIS module bust case in Delhi. The Searches were carried out in Seelampur and Jaffarabad area. The agency had also questioned few suspects. The counter-terror probe agency’s action comes four days after it arrested 10 people including the group head Mufti Mohammad Suhailm, as they were allegedly planning terror attacks ... Read More »

North India shivers under severe cold; Capital Delhi records coldest day

North India continues to shiver as the year draws to an end. Talking of Jammu and Kashmir, cold wave conditions intensified. With the 40 day period of Chillai kalan continuing, Srinagar saw the mercury remaining at minus 6.7 degrees. The edges of the Dal lake are frozen. People thronged markets to buy ‘Harissa’, a traditional meat delicacy that is served ... Read More »

NIA busts new Islamic State-inspired module based in Delhi & UP

The NIA arrested 10 persons from Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi for their suspected involvement with a new ISIS inspired terror module planning to carry out blasts in north India, especially in the national capital.  The National Investigation Agency conducted searches across 17 locations in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi in connection with its probe into the new module called ... Read More »

Cold Wave hits North India; Delhi records coldest December day in 12 years

The national capital on Sunday recorded its coldest December temperature in the past 12 years, with mercury dipping to 3.7 degrees Celsius, as a moderate cover of fog surrounded the city, dropping visibility. The weather office has forecast moderate to dense fog for today and partly cloudy sky thereafter. Cold weather conditions continue to prevail in Rajasthan even as most ... Read More »

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi HC dismisses Sajjan Kumar’s plea

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar had approached Court seeking time till January 30 to surrender in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was recently sentenced to life imprisonment. Kumar, who was directed by the high court on Monday to surrender before authorities by December 31, sought more time saying he has to settle family affairs.  Read More »

Delhi HC grants 2-weeks time to vacate Herald House

The Centre in its eviction order had mentioned a violation of lease conditions by the publisher of National Herald newspaper. The Centre and Land and Development Office (L&DO) have said in their order that no press has been functioning in the premises for at least past 10 years and it was being used only for commercial purposes in violation of ... Read More »

SpiceJet launches daily direct flights from New Delhi to Hong Kong

SpiceJet has flagged off a daily direct flight service from New Delhi to Hong Kong, seeking to tap the growing business and leisure travel demand. The company is also eyeing the Indian students’ community in Hong Kong. Following the introduction of the new service, SpiceJet offers over 2,500 seats per week on the Delhi-Hong Kong-Delhi route, which will be serviced ... Read More »

Smog continues to envelope Delhi & NCR

It has been two days since Diwali and the capital city Delhi, is still feeling the impact of a spike in pollution levels. People leaving their homes in the morning were greeted by poor visibility due to smog. People were finding it difficult to breath normally in the toxic air… and for those with Asthma and other respiratory disorders, breathing ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality in ‘severe’ category

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 426 which falls in the ‘severe’ category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the city’s air quality has “improved significantly” since Thursday, but the recovery was slow due to low surface wind speed. “At ... Read More »

Air quality reaches hazardous level in Delhi, NCR

Partly as a result of smoke from crackers, the overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi jumped to 574 which falls in the “severe-plus emergency” category, according to data by the Centre-run SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research). A new SAFAR report said the severe conditions would prevail for the next two days. SAFAR said in ... Read More »

Delhi metro to run till 10 PM on Diwali

In a statement, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that on account of Diwali festival, the last metro train service will be at 10 p.m. instead of 11 p.m. from terminal stations of all metro lines including the Airport Express Line on Wednesday.  It stated that metro train services will run for rest of the day on Diwali from 6 a.m. ... Read More »

Delhi air to see ‘severe’ deterioration from Monday, warn authorities

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 336, which falls in the “very poor” category, according to data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Wazirpur recorded “severe” quality air, while air quality in 34 other areas were “very poor”, according to the CPCB data. The PM2.5 level was recorded at 175. Fine particulates can be ... Read More »

640 kg firecrackers seized from 3 different areas in north Delhi

According to police, 625 kilogram of firecrackers were seized from Sadar Bazar, 11.1 kg firecrackers and 7.9 kg firecrackers were seized by teams from Subzi Mandi and Burari police stations. On November 3, while head constable Sandeep Chawla was on patrolling duty, he received information about fire crackers/explosive items being stored at a shop opposite Qutub Road Parking, in Sadar ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality on brink of turning severe

The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category and is just eight points from turning severe. On Tuesday, Delhi’s air quality slipped to severe category, prompting authorities to issue a slew of directions including ban on construction activities along with halting operations of industries using coal and biomass as fuel ... Read More »

Hashimpura Incident: Delhi HC sentences 16 ex-policemen

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel reversed the trial court’s verdict which had acquitted the accused. The high court convicted 16 former Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel for murder and of kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence under the Indian Penal Code. CHRONOLOGY OF HASHIMPURA INCIDENT – 1996: Charge sheet filed against 19 accused before Chief Judicial ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, slides towards ‘severe’

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 358 Friday morning, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”. The Centre-run System of ... Read More »

Thomas Cook zooms on inaugurating new franchise outlet in Delhi

Thomas Cook (India) is currently trading at Rs. 215.15, up by 13.20 points or 6.54% from its previous closing of Rs. 201.95 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 203.85 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 216.00 and Rs. 199.00 respectively. So far 29713 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face ... Read More »

Thomas Cook inaugurates new franchise outlet in Delhi

Thomas Cook (India) has extended its presence in Delhi-NCR with the inauguration of a new franchise outlet at D-1, Kamla Nagar, Delhi. This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Delhi-NCR to 17 consumer access centres: 6 owned branches and 11 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. Thomas Cook India’s internal data has highlighted Delhi-NCR as a high growth ... Read More »

Petrol pumps in Delhi to remain shut today

Around 400 petrol pumps in Delhi that also sell Compressed Natural Gas will remain shut till 6 am tomorrow.  The protest was called by the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association. DPDA in a statement said  the central government had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by rupees 2.50 per litre each on 4th September. This was followed by reduction of ... Read More »

Delhi court frames charges against RK Pachauri

The Court has fixed January 4 and 5 for recording the statement of the complainant. Also, first witness of prosecution will also be examined by the Court. Pachauri has been charged with assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty; using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman. Read More »

PM Modi, Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe hold talks in New Delhi

At the delegation level talks, the leaders took stock of the entire range of our bilateral relations, specially the development projects in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe arrived in the national capital on a three-day visit to India on Thursday. This is his fifth official visit to India since taking office in 2015. EAM SUSHMA SWARAJ CALLS ON SRI LANKAN PM The ... Read More »

PM Modi meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi

Both the leaders are likely to review the status of the India-assisted housing projects at Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe arrived in the national capital on a three-day visit to India on Thursday. This is his fifth official visit to India since taking office in 2015.The external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. The leaders ... Read More »

Vakrangee launches over 40 NextGen Vakrangee Kendras in New Delhi

Vakrangee has launched its 40 plus NextGen Vakrangee Kendras in the National Capital Region (NCR), New Delhi. After the successful launch in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the company has now entered into the capital city. The Kendras have been launched in the sub-urban and semi-rural areas of Delhi. Since the inception in 2011, Vakrangee Kendra has evolved from being a ... Read More »

NIA Conducts Searches In Delhi To Unearth Terror Funding Module

NEW DELHI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted searches in connection with its probe into a terror funding module linked to Pakistan-based terrorist Hafeez Saeed’s Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), according to an official statement. The searches were conducted at the office premises and residence of Hilal Ahmed Rather in Lajpat Nagar, it said. Rather hails from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. ... Read More »

MTNL planning to come-up with 4G data services in Delhi, Mumbai: Report

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) is reportedly planning to come-up with 4G data services on the 1,800 Mhz and 2,100 Mhz spectrum in New Delhi and Mumbai, for which it has sought government’s approval for issuance of preferential capital worth Rs 6,292 crore. MTNL was set up by the Government of India to upgrade the quality of telecom services, expand the ... Read More »

SpiceJet launches daily flights on Delhi-Kishangarh route

SpiceJet has flagged off daily non-stop flights on Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi route under the regional air connectivity UDAN scheme. The airline was awarded the route under UDAN II. The new flight will also provide a boost to traders and businesses of Kishangarh.  SpiceJet is among the first private companies that stepped into the Indian aviation sector. Read More »

U.P: Foundation stone of Delhi-Saharanpur Highway laid in Baghpat

This National Highway will be developed in three phases. Addresing the function, Nitin Gadkari said that government is committed to work for the welfare of all section of society under the leadership of Prime MInister Narendar Modi. The Union Minister also noted that the sugarcane production has increased in the state. Read More »

I&B Minister flags off 9 new state of the art DSNG vans in New Delhi

DSNGS are mobile Earth stations which enable broadcasting from any remote place through a satellite system. These vans have been procured under the sanctioned scheme of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting through a global tender. Out of these 9 DSNG vans, 4 are to be deployed in North-East one each at Gangtok, Kohima, Imphal and Agartala. With the induction ... Read More »

Delhi wakes up to a rainy morning

According to the Meteorological (MeT) department, 21.6 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours. The weatherman has predicted more rains in various areas of the national capital. Several areas of the city also witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls due to rains. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 100 per cent. “The skies will remain cloudy ... Read More »

Rain lashes parts of Delhi

According to MeT department officials, the Safdarjung observatory — the recording of which is considered official for the city — registered 1.2 mm rainfall between 8.30 am and 11.30 am while Lodhi Road received 0.5 mm rainfall during the same period. The Safdarjung observatory had recorded 41.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 am. Minimum temperature settled at 25.1 degrees Celsius, a ... Read More »

BSP Panchayat Member Dilshad Shot Dead In Delhi’s Batla House

NEW DELHI: A 35-year-old BSP panchayat member from Uttar Pradesh was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified men in southeast Delhi’s Batla House on Monday, police said. The deceased was identified as Dilshad, who was living in Jogha Bai Extension in Jamia Nagar, they said. Police were informed about the incident at 6.05 pm, following which Dilshad was rushed to Holy ... Read More »

Meeting of BJP ruled CMs underway in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states and other senior party leaders are attending the meeting at the party headquarters.  It is believed that the meeting will take stock of welfare works being carried out in the BJP-ruled states.  The meeting has assumed significance in ... Read More »

India’s first bio fuelled flight lands in Delhi

As the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft of low cost airlines spicejet touched down on the runway of Delhi Airport, it also heralded a new and exciting phase in aviation and energy sector of India.   This is a historic moment for India indeed as very few countries have displayed the technological know how to develop advanced bio fuel that can ... Read More »