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Delhi News Updates: National capital logs 613 new Covid cases, 3 deaths – Times of India

Delhi logs 613 new Covid cases, 3 deaths in a day; positivity rate 2.74 per cent: Health bulletin

Significant rise in number of Delhi Metro smart card users: DMRC
There has been a significant rise in the percentage of Delhi Metro commuters who use smart cards since January vis-a-vis the figures during pre-Covid time, the DMRC said on Sunday. Since January 2022, around 78 per cent of the metro commuters are using smart cards for travel on regular basis up from around 70 per cent in the pre-Covid days, it said in a statement.
NHRC asks Delhi govt to submit report on Mundka fire in 2 weeks
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a suo motu cognisance of the Mundka fire tragedy in the national capital that claimed 27 lives.
Delhi HC sends man to jail for 45 days for flouting court order
The Delhi HC has sentenced a man to 45-day imprisonment for committing contempt of court and said that the democratic fabric of society would suffer if respect for the judiciary is undermined. Justice Subramonium Prasad also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the contemnor who demolished a boundary wall which was built by the petitioner pursuant to a high court order.
Mercury leaps to 49.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and 49.1 degrees Celsius at Najafgarh in southwest part of city; neighbouring Gurgaon records 48.1 degrees Celsius, highest since May 10, 1966, when city logged 49 degrees Celsius.

Delhi braces for severe heatwave as maximum temperature breaches 49 degrees.
Delhi braces for severe heatwave as maximum temperature breaches 49 degrees The maximum temperature was recorded a…
Firefighters in Noida told to stay alert, hold more mock drills after Delhi blaze kills 27
Firefighters in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar have been put on alert and special awareness campaigns are being held in residential areas, markets, offices and schools in the wake of a major blaze in adjoining Delhi that claimed at least 27 lives, officials said on Sunday. The fire, one of the deadliest in recent years, ripped through a four-storey building in outer Delhi’s Mundka area on May 13. The fire started on the first floor of the building, which had a single exit point.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with all the MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party on the ongoing anti-encroachment drives in Delhi at 11am tomorrow, May 16. (ANI)

Anil Baijal orders magisterial enquiry under district magistrate (west) into the Mundka fire incident, which claimed at least 27 lives.

Delhi Police in Jaipur to arrest Rajasthan minister’s son in rape case
Delhi Police officials reached Jaipur on Sunday trying to arrest Rohit Joshi, Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi’s son who is accused of rape and has now been asked to appear before them by May 18.
Delhi’s Mundka fire: Three people have been arrested including building owner Manish Lakra & 2 company owners. 27 are dead. 8 identified so far. DNA samples collected & identification process is underway. Building’s fire NOC was not taken: Sameer Sharma, DCP, outer dist, Delhi Police. (ANI)

Delhi govt on the lookout for spots to develop food truck hubs
The Delhi government has started an exercise to identify land parcels in the city to develop food truck hubs. Joint teams of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) and land-owning agencies have started inspecting the land parcels under their jurisdiction where such markets could be established.DTTDC, which has been assigned the responsibility to prepare a food truck policy and set up the hubs across the city, is likely to submit a report to the government next week.
Ahir Morcha rally to hit traffic today on Delhi-Jaipur highway
Traffic on a section of the Delhi-Jaipur highway will be disrupted between 11am and 3pm on Sunday as the Ahir Morcha will take out a vehicle rally to press for its demand of an Ahir regiment in the Army. Sunday will mark the 100th day of the protest.
Delhi Police in Jaipur to arrest Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi’s son in rape case
The Delhi Police team on Sunday reached Jaipur to nab Rohit Joshi, the son of Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi in connection with a case wherein he is accused by a 23-year-old woman of raping her. READ MORE
Mundka fire incident | Building owner Manish Lakra, after conducting multiple raids in Delhi and Haryana, has been arrested: Delhi Police. (ANI)

GMDA is planning to redevelop three key road stretches in new sectors.

A 15-member team of Delhi Police has arrived in Jaipur for questioning of State minister’s son over allegations of rape: Delhi Police. (ANI)

Delhi’s Mundka fire: Absconding building owner arrested
The absconding owner of a building in outer Delhi's Mundka, where a massive fire broke out leaving 27 people dead, has been arrested two days after the incident, police said on Sunday. READ MORE
Mundka fire incident: Third accused Manish Lakra detained, says Delhi Police. (ANI)

Factory blaze in Delhi’s Narela: Cooling process underway
Cooling process is under way at a plastic granule factory in north Delhi's Narela Industrial area where a major fire broke out on Saturday night, police said. READ MORE