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Severe heatwave stifles Delhi; maximum temperature rises to 43 deg C in some parts
A ‘severe heatwave’ scorched Delhi on Friday, with the Safdarjung Observatory, its base station, recording a maximum temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches above normal and the highest this year so far, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The meteorological office has issued an orange alert, warning of a severe heatwave in the national capital on Saturday too. (PTI)
Delhi HC refuses to quash rape FIR on basis of NOC from victim
The Delhi high court has refused to quash an FIR for alleged rape in spite of an ‘NOC’ from the victim, ruling rape is an offence against society and the charges can’t be treated in a casual manner and mitigated on the basis of a compromise. (PTI)
We give licenses to slaughterhouses with rules. They should be closed on Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti and other festivals. Which is why we closed them. We appeal and check again so they don’t sell stale meat: Shyam Sundar Agarwal, East Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor (ANI)

Massive fire breaks out in a slum cluster in Gurugram’s Sector 74; police, fire department personnel present at the spot, no casualties reported (ANI)

All meat shops should be shut in Delhi during Navratri: NDMC deputy mayor Rajesh Lawaria (ANI)

Ajmer man stalks ex ‘friend’ all the way to Delhi, arrested
A 21-year-old Ajmer man travelled all the way to Delhi taking leave from his office to allegedly stalk his former friend, police said on Friday. The accused, a government employee and presently posted in Ajmer, was arrested on Thursday, they said. According to police, a 20-year-old Delhi University student had lodged a complaint alleging that an unknown man has been stalking and harassing her on social media platforms using anonymous identities. (PTI)
Over Rs 154 crore fine imposed for Covid violations in Delhi, Rs 16 crore collected
The Delhi government imposed over Rs 154 crore in fines for Covid-19 violations between 2021 and 2022, with the maximum fines being imposed for not wearing masks in public places. (PTI)
Delhi government has constituted a ‘Gramin Vikas Board’ for the development of Delhi’s rural region; this time a budget of Rs 200 crore has been allotted for the board. A special plan has been made with officials regarding the speeding up of its projects: Minister Gopal Rai (ANI)

Delhi cab, auto drivers stage protest at Jantar Mantar against rising CNG prices
Opposing the steep hike in CNG prices, hundreds of cab and auto drivers staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Friday and demanded revision of fares even as they threatened to go on a strike if their demands were not met. (PTI)
CM Arvind Kejriwal reviews progress of Delhi budget, to provide 20 lakh jobs in five years
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday conducted a meeting to review the progress of Delhi Budget and to expedite implementation of schemes to provide 20 lakh jobs in next five years. The Aam Aadmi Party government had last month presented its budget and named it ‘Rozgar Budget’ as it aimed at giving 20 lakh jobs in next five years. (PTI)
Over 3,000 trees to be removed for Delhi Metro’s Phase 4
More than 3,000 trees will be transplanted or felled for the Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 line from Janakpuri West to R.K. Ashram, which will cover a distance of 29.26 km and have 22 stations.The Forest Department has granted permission to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to fell or transplant 2,940 trees in the North Forest Division, and 450 trees in the South Forest Division. (IANS)
Punjab Police book Delhi BJP leader for sharing ‘doctored’ video of Arvind Kejriwal
The Punjab Police registered an FIR against a Delhi BJP leader for allegedly sharing on his Twitter handle a “doctored video clip” of AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal. The FIR against Delhi BJP’s media cell head Naveen Kumar Jindal was registered by the police in Mohali on Thursday night on the basis of a complaint filed by a Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate, sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh, SHO of Mohali’s Phase 11 police station, said on Friday. (PTI)
Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at the residence of RJD leader Sharad Yadav.

DDA launches Ph-II for 5k in situ flats in Kalkaji slums
Delhi: Air panel wants more machines to beat dust
The central government’s panel on air quality has advised road-owning agencies in Delhi to procure more mechanical road sweeping machines (MRSMs) and water sprinklers to control the dust. Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) stated that one machine can effectively sweep only 40 km of roads in a day, which is not enough for Delhi.
Delhi govt likely to roll out EMI facility on electric 2-wheelers for employees
In view of encouraging large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in Delhi to reduce air pollution, the city government plans to provide e-two-wheelers to its employees on easy monthly installments, officials have said.The government had on Thursday announced a major plan to push e-cycles — first 10,000 electric cycle buyers will get a purchase incentive of 25 percent (up to Rs 10,000), while the first 1,000 will get an extra incentive of Rs 2,000. (PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to review progress of ‘Rozgar Budget’ today
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting on Friday to review the progress of the ‘Rozgar Budget’, informed the Delhi government.This year’s Delhi budget aims at generating 20 lakh new jobs, said the Delhi government. (ANI)
Delhi’s temperature may settle around 40 degree Celsius today; heatwave likely: IMD
The national capital is likely to witness heat wave conditions on Friday and the maximum temperature may settle around 40 degree Celsius, according to the weather department. The minimum temperature in Delhi this morning was recorded at 19.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.The weather office said days will get warmer over the week. (PTI)
SDMC adds 3 sites to ease parking mess in markets
As part of itsplan to create parking lots near busy markets and commercial areas to ease traffic movement on main roads, SouthDelhi Municipal Corporation(SDMC) recently added threemore sites — near Sangam Cinema, Taj Pahari and Sector 9of RK Puram. SDMC claimed that talkswere on with other agenciesfor four more sites and aftertheir nod, these would be developed into surface parking lots. “We are trying to reducecongestion on roads due to illegal parkingby providingsuitable parking sites. Wehave addedthree parkinglots duringthe last financial year andone of themhas been made operational. Tenders forthe remaining two will be called soon,” said a seniorSDMC official. In addition to this, fiveparking lots have been madeoperational for commercialvehicles near Lotus Temple,opposite Tihar Jail, UmeedAman Ghar Mehrauli, nearDwarka Sector 6 and Sector14 Metro Station.
Lemon prices go up in the national capital
“Rs 100 per kg is a reasonable price range, but paying Rs 250 per kg for lemons is too much. People are not willing to buy due to high prices. Besides, it’s difficult for us as well to buy at these rates,” says a lemon seller (ANI)