Diwali rush: Delhi traffic up by 50%

NEW DELHI: Traffic jams are taking the joy out of shopping for Diwali as Delhiites spent a considerable time on the roads. Traffic police said that commuters remained stuck in snarls in many parts of the city due to 50% increase in traffic volume on Friday. Though, like every year, police have diversions in place, nothing seems to have reduced the woes of commuters and the weekend is expected to be just as bad. Approach roads to every major market place were chock-a-block with traffic. Those who drove to Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazaar, South Extension and … Continue reading Diwali rush: Delhi traffic up by 50%

Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey

The Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR continues to draw mixed reactions from the general public, though a majority of working professionals in the region have supported it, a survey report released on Monday said. “While there is no doubt about construction activities, road dust, vehicular pollution, waste burning, and other such factors being majorly responsible for deteriorating air quality in and around the city, majority of people in Delhi-National Capital Region feel that no source of pollution is too small to be ignored when it comes to public health concerns,” the survey conducted by industry body … Continue reading Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey

Air Quality Worsens In Delhi And Surrounding Areas, Use Of Masks Advised

The national capital, where the air quality has already touched “very poor” level in many areas, including IGI Airport, Delhi University (North Campus) and Mathura Road, recorded an AQI of 290- merely 10 points away from overall “very poor” air quality.   NEW DELHI: With increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the NCR, Delhi on Monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with Bhiwadi (NCR) in Rajasthan becoming the first place to record “severe” quality of air under the Air Quality Index (AQI). The national capital, where the air quality has already touched “very poor” level in … Continue reading Air Quality Worsens In Delhi And Surrounding Areas, Use Of Masks Advised

New Delhi: 26-Year-Old Man’s Dismembered Body Found Inside Fridge, Victim Was Missing For Three Days

In a gruesome incident,  the body of a 26-year-old man, who went missing a few days back, was found chopped into pieces, in a refrigerator in an accommodation in Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Uttarakhand native Vipin Joshi, they said. Joshi was missing since three days, police said, adding his family members had, in search of him, reached his friend Badal Mandal’s house here last evening. Though the house was locked, they were alarmed by a nauseating stench coming from the building, after which they called the police. The police broke into the … Continue reading New Delhi: 26-Year-Old Man’s Dismembered Body Found Inside Fridge, Victim Was Missing For Three Days

Gurgaon-New Delhi to be connected through five roads: PWD minister

While addressing a public gathering at Begumpur Khatola on Sunday, Haryana Public Works minister Rao Narbir Singh said soon, Gurgaon will be connected New Delhi by “five major roads”. Narbir Singh also gave the updates on the under-construction projects such as the Dwarka-Manesar Expressway, road-widening work Gwal Pahari, Southern Peripheral Road, Northern Peripheral Road and a 3 km road connecting Ambiance Mall to MG Road that will be a part of the National Highway. “Once the Dwarka-Manesar stretch is completed, Gurgaon and New Delhi will be connected by five major roads and these will reduce the load on the Delhi-Gurgaon … Continue reading Gurgaon-New Delhi to be connected through five roads: PWD minister

Singed by SC ban, traders cry foul

Admit pollution an issue, but say crackers not the only pollutants     Syed Ali Ahmed WHILE citizens of Delhi-NCR may witness a less-polluted Diwali, with the Supreme Court banning the sale of crackers, traders in the business have been hit hard and have no reason to cheer. Not a single shop dealing with firecrackers is open in Sadar Bazar, Asia’s biggest market. It is the same story at Bhagirath. “Around Rs 500 crore worth of crackers were sold every Diwali in the NCR. In Delhi, one lakh people are involved in the business. In the NCR, four lakh persons … Continue reading Singed by SC ban, traders cry foul

Delhi man attacked with knives, rescued by pet dog

A civic agency employee, who was attacked by a group of unidentified men with knives, was saved by his pet dog that pounced on the tormentors of its owner in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area, police said today. New Delhi: A civic agency employee, who was attacked by a group of unidentified men with knives, was saved by his pet dog that pounced on the tormentors of its owner in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area, police said today. Rakesh, 58, was feeding his dog Tyson outside his house last evening when four to five men attacked him with knives, they said. Tyson … Continue reading Delhi man attacked with knives, rescued by pet dog

HT GIFA: Sweeping Delhi with football fever!

Intense nail biting football action at the pre qualifiers and the league matches, a grand celebration of sports and entertainment with Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar and the support from the parents, friends and neighbour hoods who turned up in hundreds to cheer up their team, the season four of SARE Homes HT GIFA, the biggest neighbour hood football tournament in Delhi-NCR which started as a grassroots movement four years ago came to a close on October 8 at the Commonwealth Games Village Sports Complex, Akshardham. With over 2500 registrations, more than 1.96 votes posted for the wild card entry and … Continue reading HT GIFA: Sweeping Delhi with football fever!

Petroleum Minister launches prepaid cards to fill CNG for fleet and retail customers in Delhi NCR

Launching prepaid cards to fill CNG for fleet and retail customers in the National Capital Region (NCR), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said if the Delhi government permitted thermal power plants to switch to gas, the capital’s citizens would benefit from both cheaper power and less pollution. “If the Delhi government runs the Bawana gas-fired plant, residents of the capital would not only get cheaper power but also much less pollution,” Pradhan said, referring to Delhi’s status as one of the majorly polluted cities of the world. “A single thermal plant in Delhi generates as much pollution as all vehicles put … Continue reading Petroleum Minister launches prepaid cards to fill CNG for fleet and retail customers in Delhi NCR