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Delhi news: City reports 1042 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths – Times of India

Home guard arrested for killing live-in partner in east Delhi
A 39-year-old home guard was arrested for allegedly killing his live-in partner due to frequent quarrels between them in east Delhi’s Shahdara, police said on Friday. The accused has been identified as Sandeep, they said. (PTI)
Will intensify ‘anti-encroachment’ drives, say Delhi mayors
Unfazed by the criticism over demolition drive in Jahangirpuri, BJP-ruled south and east civic bodies on Friday said they will intensify anti-encroachment drives in their jurisdictions and will continue to identify structures encroaching public land. South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations have said that regular meetings to identify encroachment sites and to conduct anti-encroachment drives are being held in both the municipalities. (PTI)
Delhi reports 1,042 fresh Covid-19 cases, 757 recoveries and two deaths in the last 24 hours. (ANI)

A fire broke out at around 7.30pm at a shop at Shivaji Road, Azad Market in Sadar Bazaar. Three persons were injured and sent to the hospital. Three fire tenders are present on the spot: Delhi Police

Delhi govt asks DMs to form teams for implementation of mask rule
The Delhi government has asked district magistrates to form teams to ensure implementation of the mandatory mask rule in the city that comes into effect from Friday. However, sources said in view of the government offices running with full capacity and their staff withdrawn from COVID-19 duties, it will be a challenge to enforce the mask mandate. (PTI)
Heatwave to return next week in Delhi
Delhi is bracing for another searing heatwave with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting the maximum temperature to touch the 44-degrees Celsius mark next week. Partly cloudy weather kept the mercury below the 40-degree mark at most places in the national capital on Friday. (PTI)
Delhi BJP begins preparations for Rajendra Nagar bypoll
The Delhi BJP kickstarted preparations for the bypoll on Rajendra Nagar Assembly seat giving charge to workers at ward and constituency level on Friday. The seat fell vacant last month when the sitting MLA, AAP’s Raghav Chadha, was promoted to the Rajya Sabha by his party. (PTI)
It was a confidence-building measure. All are staying unitedly. Hindus and Muslims have lived like brothers in this country and will continue to do so. We’re scaling down security arrangements: DCP North West Usha Rangnani on the Sadbhavna meeting in the Jahangirpuri area. (ANI)

Jahangirpuri clashes: Tight security, barricading take toll on livelihood of C-Block residents
As Jahangirpuri’s C-Block remains heavily barricaded and under tight security following last week’s violence, several residents Friday said they are unable to open their shops or go to work due to restriction on movement which is affecting their livelihoods. (PTI)
Kerala CM slams Centre over Delhi demolition drive
Targeting the BJP-led Union government at the Centre over the demolition drive in Delhi, veteran Marxist leader and Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked whether India’s 101st rank in the recent Global Hunger Index can be “erased with bulldozers?” The CM was referring to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021, released last October, which placed the country in an alarming 101st position. (PTI)
The fine will not be applicable to persons travelling together in private four-wheeler vehicles: Delhi govt

Delhi government makes masks mandatory in public places with immediate effect; imposes Rs 500 fine for violation of norms: Official order (PTI)

Delhi Police chief writes to ED to probe money laundering charges against Jahangirpuri violence prime accused
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana has written to the Enforcement Directorate to investigate the money laundering charges against the prime accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case, a senior officer said on Friday. Ansar, 35, a resident of B-Block of Jahangirpuri, is alleged to be the “main conspirator” behind the violence that took place on April 16 during a procession on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, police said. (PTI)
Jahangirpiri violence: Locals offer namaz at C-block mosque amid heavy security, barricading
Residents of troubled Jahangirpuri offered Friday prayers at the violence-hit C-block mosque amid heavy security, with police saying the locality will remain barricaded for some more days to maintain law and order.
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia in a letter to AAP MLAs asked party leaders to help landlords and shopkeepers as some people associated with the BJP are threatening them of running bulldozers at their shops if they don’t give money. (ANI)

CPI General Secretary D Raja reaches the violence-hit Jahangirpuri area
“We come here to meet the victims, Police is not allowing us, India belongs to everybody,” D Raja said
‘Political leaders are not allowed near the mosque’
Political leaders are not allowed near the mosque, no restrictions for general devotees there. Normalcy will return in the area in the next 24-36 hrs (on being asked how long do you expect that police barricading will be required): Special CP Dependra Pathak at Jahangirpuri,Delhi
Situation is peaceful. Took stock of security situation. Our aim is that situation remains normal, there is no incitement for that we're in continuous touch with people of area, various pressure groups and who all are visiting here.
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