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Delhi-NCR News: 126 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death in national capital – Times of India

Delhi recorded 126 new Covid cases and one fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.12 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
The Guru Harkrishan Polyclinic at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara here will conduct various medical tests at 50 per cent of the market rates, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Harmeet Singh Kalka said on Wednesday.

The ongoing spell of heatwave in Delhi is likely to intensify with the maximum temperature likely to touch the 42-degree mark by Friday, the IMD said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), no relief is in sight for at least a week.

Delhi recorded 126 new Covid cases and one fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate stood at 1.12 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. These cases came out of the 11,241 tests conducted a day ago.

37 drivers of DTC, cluster scheme buses fined Rs 10,000 each in first week of lane enforcement drive launched by Delhi government’s Transport department: Officials (PTI)

Fire broke out
#Delhi | A fire that broke out at Congress' office in New Delhi district around 7 pm today has been brought under c…
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will chair a meeting on the upcoming annual plantation drive with all departments concerned next Tuesday, officials said. “Officials from the forest department, Delhi Development Authority, municipal corporations, education department, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, public works department, CPWD, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, environment department, Delhi Jal Board, Railways, etc, will be involved in the meeting,” an official said.

Delhi’s peak power demand rose to its highest-ever level of 4,648 MW for the month of March, which was recorded as the warmest in the country in 122 years, the discoms said on Wednesday. (PTI)

The Directorate of Education and the municipal schools in Delhi will have to work together to bridge the learning gap among children that has arisen due to the prolonged closure of schools in view of COVID-19, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.

Equipped with a new feature that enables recharge of metro cards and another that provides information about city’s famous eateries, ‘Delhi Tourism App’ has been downloaded by more than 55,000 people so far, officials said on Wednesday. (PTI)

Three men were arrested in the national capital for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of increasing their credit cards limit, police said on Wednesday. Two laptops, 20 mobile phones, one wi-fi router, 45 SIM cards and six diaries have been recovered from the accused, the police said.

A government bus caught fire, which spread and burnt down a few shops in southwest Delhi on Wednesday, officials said. They said they received information regarding the blaze in Mahipalpur area at 2.21pm. (PTI)

The Delhi High Court has held two senior officers of PWD guilty of contempt of court for willfully disobeying and breaching its directions in a case about the chopping of trees in South Delhi’s Chittaranjan Park and observed that the imperative of protecting trees can never be overlooked as the city has witnessed the worst period of air pollution in the past four-five years.

‘Submit concrete plan to clear Ghazipur landfill’
The environment committee of Delhi assembly on Tuesday asked East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to present a concrete plan for clearing the “self-combustible” landfill site at Ghazipur by Tuesday.

The committee also sought details of the correspondence between EDMC, Delhi Development Authority and other land-owning agencies on providing alternate sites to dump solid waste generated and collected from east Delhi.

The chairman of the environment committee and Kalkaji MLA Atishi also asked the EDMC commissioner to provide details of the waste-to-energy and recycling plants run by the corporation.
E-food carts allowed in Delhi north corporation areas
North Delhi Municipal Corporation has approved the operation of e-carts for sale of packaged and pre-cooked food items in areas under its jurisdiction. Officials said 30 applications were approved in Sadar-Paharganj (City SP) zone in the first phase.

“The objective is to provide employment and make packed, pre-cooked food items available to residents through mobile e-carts. This will discourage the sale of illegal food vendors. We have approved 30 out of 120 applications in the first phase,” said Rajesh Goyal, deputy commissioner (City SP), North DMC.
Every 4th Delhi Metro station of Phase-IV to become an interchange point
Every fourth Metro station of the three under-construction priority corridors of Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV project will provide interchange facility to passengers. The number of total interchange points in the Metro network will reach nearly 40 after the project is completed.

When the combined 65.1 km-long network of the three approved Phase-IV corridors – Janakpuri West to RK Ashram Marg, Tughlaqabad to Aerocity and Majlis Park to Maujpur – are completed, these would not only bring Metro connectivity to many far flung areas of the national capital but also drastically reduce journey time for passengers.
Welfare Department, New Delhi Municipal Council withdraws its earlier order with immediate effect that provided permission to leave their offices at 4.30 PM for Muslim employees observing fast during Ramzan, with the prior approval of the competent authority.

BJP, AAP lock horns over corpn funding
Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday accused the Centre of meting out step-motherly treatment to the three municipal corporations in Delhi by not allocating any fund to them. In a press conference, Kalkaji MLA Atishi said every municipal body in the country is provided funds at the rate of Rs 488 per person per year by the Centre except the corporations of north, south and east Delhi. She also added that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government has regularly provided loans to the civic bodies to run their affairs, which have not been returned yet.

The press conference was called hours after the Rajya Sabha passed a legislation on the merger of three municipal corporations.

The BJP, however, said the Centre does not pay anything to the corporations in Union territories since it carries out development works worth thousands of crores. It also accused the AAP government of not paying the corporations more than Rs17,000 crore.
Gurugram cop booked for voyeurism, suspended
Gurugram police was left red-faced after a head constable was booked and suspended for voyeurism. Police sources said the victim was lodged in a safe house at the police lines along with her husband as the couple had sought protection after their court marriage. According to the complaint filed on April 3 by the 23-year-old woman, native of Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the couple had a court marriage on February 22 this year.
Heatwave in Delhi likely to intensify with max temperature predicted to touch 40-degree mark on Wednesday and soar to 43 degrees Celsius by Saturday. No relief in sight for at least a week, says IMD

Delhi: Cheers! Banquet halls get licence for liquor
For the first time, the excise department of Delhi government has started giving licence to banquet halls to save people from the trouble of applying for a permit to serve liquor in a party or function. Since November 2021, when the new excise policy kicked in, the department has issued liquor licences to 71 banquet halls, most of whom are popular destinations for marriage receptions and parties. READ MORE