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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced an ex-gratia for families of seven people who were killed in a fire that broke out in the shanties of the Gokulpuri area in the national capital. Stay with TOI for all live updates:Read Less
COVID-19 | Delhi reports 161 positive cases, 228 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours. Active cases at 792 (ANI)

PWD removed pakka encroachment at Bipin Chanda Paul Marg at CR park in Delhi on Saturday
Police arrested two accused for hitting a police constable with a beer bottle. On Mar 10, when the police tried to stop them from playing loud music inside the car in the Sarai Rohilla area, they hit the police and ran away. Search on to nab other accused: Delhi police (ANI)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced an ex-gratia for families of seven people who were killed in a fire that broke out in the shanties of the Gokulpuri area in the national capital. (ANI)

Delhi Police arrests top drug supplier
Delhi Police have arrested a top drug supplier who used to procure narcotics from Bareilly and supplied it across Delhi-NCR, an official said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Sunil Sansi alias Rahul, has been involved in 37 criminal cases, of which three pertained to the NDPS Act. The police said the accused was also absconding in two more cases of the NDPS Act being investigated at Anti-Narcotic Squad of Outer District and by Crime Branch. (IANS)
Stray cattle a menace on several roads
Many stray animals are on the road during the busy hours of the day. These animals cause traffic jams as well as accidents. A view near Geeta colony police station on Patparganj road in east Delhi. TOI photo: Rajesh Mehta
Scan a code, submit your complaint on revamped PWD app
The public works department plans to launch its revamped PWD Sewa mobile application with additional features in April. Full story here
CBSE to hold Class XII term-II exams from April 26 to June 15
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII term-II exams will be held from April 26 to June 15 this year. The Class X exams will be held from April 26 to May 24. The board released the timetable for the term-II examinations on Friday. Full story here
As losses mount, jeweller turns to snatching
After incurring losses in business, a Chandni Chowk-based jeweller formed a gang with four of his friends last December and started targeting businessmen and collection agents returning from markets after collecting payments. Full story here
Daytime temperature to start rising from Monday
Gusty northerly winds brought the mercury down in Delhi on Friday. The weather department expects a rise in daytime temperature from Monday onwards. Full story here
Two men were hit by a BMW car in Delhi’s Kalayanpuri area last night. One was brought dead to the hospital while another was injured and shifted to LBS hospital. FIR has been filed in the matter: Delhi Police

DDA relaxes norms to attract more homebuyers
With a large number of flats built by Delhi Development Authority remaining unsold in one housing scheme after another, the land-owning authority on Friday approved amendments in its housing regulations to attract more buyers. Full story here
Seven people died in a fire that broke out in the shanties of Gokulpuri area last night
At least seven people were killed and nearly 60 shanties were razed after a fire broke out in Delhi's Gokulpuri area on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Full story here
EC giving in to Centre’s pressure a bad precedent, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that the Centre writing to the state election commission (SEC) to “defer elections and EC succumbing to the Centre’s pressure” was not a good precedent for the Indian democratic system. Full story here
Secretariat offices to be renovated
Public Works Department will carry out renovation of the offices of chief minister and other ministers at Delhi Secretariat at an estimated cost of about Rs 35 crore. The Delhi government on Friday granted the administrative approval to a proposal in this regard. Full story here
483 dark spots in Najafgarh zone to get streetlights
To illuminate over 480 dark spots in Najafgarh area, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has approved a proposal to install streetlights. Full story here
They fought a battle and came back alive from Ukraine
On the 13th day of the war, Devangshi Srivastav, a 3rd-year MBBS student at Sumy State University in Ukraine, and her friends were hustled into a bus to leave the embattled city. But even before they could heave a sigh of relief, they were asked to quickly disembark because the ceasefire had been violated. Full story here
Revenue from unipoles on DND Flyway: SDMC to ink fresh pact
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to sign a fresh MoU with an advertisement company to finalise the terms and conditions as well as revenue-sharing percentage from the total amount collected through unipoles installed on DND Flyway. Full story here
All private ramps on footpaths to go, PWD acts on HC directive
To make footpaths more pedestrian and disabled friendly, the Public Works Department (PWD) issued orders on Friday to take steps to remove all constructions by private individuals. Full story here