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Delhi News: City reports 1,367 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death – Times of India

Delhi govt directs fire dept to audit state-run hospitals
The Delhi government on Wednesday directed the fire department to conduct an audit in state-run hospitals across the capital amid increasing fire incidents in the city due to rising temperature, officials said. (PTI)
Delhi Police bust IPL betting racket, arrest 3
The Delhi Police have arrested three men allegedly involved in betting on the Indian Premier League (IPL), officials said on Wednesday. The accused were identified as Deepak (39), resident of Budh Vihar area, and Tarun (33) and Dinesh Khatri (24), both residents of Rithala area here, they said. (PTI)
SC refuses to order status quo on Delhi HC order on Kalkaji Temple
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant status quo on a plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict which has passed a slew of directions concerning the administration and maintenance of Kalkaji temple in South Delhi. (PTI)
IMD warns of extreme heat in Delhi
Amid a punishing heatwave building up in northwest India, Delhi saw a jump of two to three degrees Celsius in the maximum temperature at most places on Wednesday. The Safdarjung Observatory — Delhi’s base station — recorded a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius as against 40.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. (PTI)
Delhi reports 1,367 new Covid-19 cases, 1042 recoveries and one death

A team of Special Staff of Central District has busted a sex racket which was being run under the garb of a spa in East Patel Nagar and arrested seven people: Delhi Police (ANI)

A view of smoke-covered Bhalswa landfill where a massive fire broke out on Tuesday evening. TOI Photo: Piyal Bhattacharjee
AAP holds protest against BJP-ruled civic bodies’ demolition drives
The AAP on Wednesday held a protest against the BJP-ruled civic bodies’ anti-encroachment drives in the city, alleging that the saffron party leaders are “extorting” people threatening them of running bulldozers on their houses. (PTI)
Environment minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the BJP-ruled municipal corporations should have used bulldozers to clear the mountains of garbage in Delhi as he blamed “corruption” in the MCDs for the frequent fires at landfills in the city. Rai’s remarks came a day after a massive fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill in north Delhi. Several videos showed the blaze churning out dense plumes of smoke and turning the sky hazy grey. (PTI)

The BJP leaders on Wednesday attended a ceremony to rename South Delhi’s ‘Muhammadpur’ village to ‘Madhavpuram’, saying the locals did not want to associate themselves with any “symbol of slavery”. The party’s Delhi unit president Adesh Gupta also posed with workers and locals in front of a freshly painted board that welcomed visitors to ‘Madhavpuram’. (PTI)

AIIMS nurses’ union strike matter: Delhi high court has directed AIIMS to constitute a board for hearing the grievances of the employees. No punitive measures would be taken immediately on the persons identified in the incident, against whom action has not been started (ANI)

Two people died after falling into a sewer at Delhi’s Balaji Chowk: Delhi Fire Service (ANI)

Delhi Police nab 3 for online betting during IPL match
Three men were arrested by the Delhi Police on Tuesday for online betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Delhi’s Vijay Vihar.

“Based on a tip received in the PS Vijay Vihar (Delhi) on Tuesday evening, three persons namely Tarun (33), Deepak (39), and Dinesh Khatri (24) were arrested for playing and running IPL cricket betting on a match between Rajasthan Royals (RC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB),” said the police.
It’s not safe to keep children here because of the smoke coming out of fire. We’ve decided to keep the school closed for a week: Narayana, Community organiser
Gyan Sarovar School has been temporarily closed after a fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site near it
Pilot project launched to ecologically restore Delhi’s central ridge, get rid of ‘vilayati kikar’
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday launched a pilot project to ecologically restore the central ridge and it involves replacing invasive Mexican trees ‘vilayati kikar’ with indigenous species. The central ridge is spread over 864 hectares and according to a plan announced last year, 423 hectares of it will be restored in five years.
On second day, fire fighters try to douse blaze at Bhalswa landfill. Photo:Piyal Bhattachariee
Steroid use in managing Covid leads to a surge in hip necrosis
Steroids helped save many lives during the second wave of Covid-19. But the drug use has also left many with prolonged side-effects. Avascular necrosis (AVN), or the death of bone tissue due to lack of blood supply, is one of them.

Doctors say before the Covid pandemic, they treated just a case or two of AVN involving the hip joints in a month, mostly in older patients suffering from uncontrolled diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions. Now, they get 20-40 cases every month. The patient profile has also changed.
Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on PIL to adopt Indian holistic integrated medicinal approach
The Delhi high court on Wednesday sought the Centre’s response of the Centre on a plea seeking to implement an Indian Holistic Integrated Medicinal Approach rather than the colonial segregated way of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy in order to secure the right to health.

Issuing notice in the matter to respondents — Health Ministry, Ayush Ministry, Home Ministry and Law Ministry, the Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi, and Justice Navin Chawla said the court will direct the Centre to consider the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) as a representation.
MP Navneet Rana writes to Delhi CP Rakesh Asthana demanding action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut alleging that Raut has used derogatory and casteist remarks against her in the past few days