Delhi Government on February 25 passed an order stating all state-owned vehicles to be switched to electric within six months. The move is seen as the execution of the government’s order to make Delhi “EV capital of India.” Moreover, the government has allowed every department and autonomous body to acquire EVs without waiting for permission. However, departments will have to submit a monthly status report to the transport department.
SpiceJet has partnered with Old Delhi's iconic restaurant, Karim's - the quintessential landmark for Mughlai cuisine since 1913, to offer passengers the 'Shan-e-Tandoor' platter. Effective from February 19, the exceptional platter serving authentic Mughlai will be available on select domestic and international flights departing from New Delhi. Eventually extending to Mumbai, Kolkata and the complete network, the airlines will include numerous… read-more
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A 300-year-old banyan tree in Delhi's Chandni Chowk is witnessing a survival crisis. The tree is reportedly facing threats by a real-estate construction work in the surrounding area. Filing a petition in the Delhi High Court, city-based businessman Nitin Gupta has blamed the forest department and the North Municipal Corporation for endangering the tree. Interestingly, two people have even shown interest in adopting the heritage tree.
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The Delhi government is planning to mandate a COVID-19 negative report from February 27 for travellers coming from five states. Reportedly, passengers traveling through flights, trains, and buses from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab will have to present the negative report. However, road travellers will be exempted from the order which will be in place up to March 15. Notably, 86% of the new COVID-19 cases have… read-more
The Delhi Police data has revealed that 407 out of 755 cases registered in connection with the February 2020 northeast Delhi riots are still awaiting investigation. Reportedly, of the 755 cases, 62 are being investigated by SITs, one by the Special Cell, and the remaining 692 are with the northeast district police. Moreover, in 348 cases for which charge sheets have been filed, the police have named 1,569 people - 802 Hindus and 767 Muslims… read-more
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Recent reports have revealed that Delhi witnessed 1,699 rape cases, 2,186 molestation cases and 65 sexual assault cases against children in 2020. Breaking down the data, Delhi reportedly, experienced a rape every five-hours. Surprisingly, only 2% of accused persons were strangers to the victims, said commissioner SN Shrivastava. Moreover, murders and car theft took place every 19-hours and 15 minutes. However, the cases count have reduced… read-more
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The Delhi Police has disclosed that during COVID-induced lockdown, cases of cyber frauds rose by 190% in the national capital. Notably, while over 62% of the registered complaints were related to digital financial frauds, 24% linked with social media, and remaining others were associated with hate mongering. A steep hike was also observed in fake Facebook profiles and duping through fraudulent bank KYC-verifications. However, the police said … read-more
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Delhi is all set to host the 26th edition of 'Hunar Haat' with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurating the event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on February 21. Aimed to promote indigenous products, it will bring together over 600 artisans and craftsmen across India under the "Vocal for Local" theme. Moreover, various cultural events will also be featured by renowned artists. People can also buy the products via the '… read-more
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World's largest furniture retailer IKEA has revealed plans to open its first shopping centre in India following a 48,000-square-metre plot acquisition in Noida. Unlike its previously installed stores in Hyderabad and Mumbai, the upcoming Noida site would be a mall anchored by an IKEA store. Reportedly, Ingka Centres, which owns 45 IKEA store-anchored malls worldwide, will invest around Rs 55 billion in the Noida project.
According to a report published by Greenpeace foundation, air pollutant PM2.5 has claimed more lives than COVID-19 in many Indian megacities. Delhi alone accounted for 54,000 lives, way more than its COVID-19 tally of 10,984. Similarly, Mumbai and Bangalore accounted for avoidable deaths of 25,000 and 12,000. Besides, deaths in Hyderabad, Chennai, and Lucknow were recorded at a staggering 11,000, 11,000 and 6,700.
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