Delhi

Controversy erupts over circular restraining nurses from using Malayalam in Delhi hospital

Following a controversy over the use of Malayalam for conversation, the Malayali nurses union in Delhi has demanded a written apology and “serious action” against those responsible for issuing the Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) circular barring nurses from conversing in Malayalam and only use English or Hindi....

Breather for Delhi: Malls, markets to open on odd-even basis from Monday

‘Situation under control’, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he announces decision to allow offices as well as Metro to function at 50% capacity from June 7 New Delhi: Shopping malls and markets in Delhi will be able to reopen from Monday, June 7, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while announcing further relaxations in the...

Vaccine manufacturers refuse to provide jabs directly to states, say “will deal only with Centre”

At a time when there is an acute crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in the country, the global tenders floated by various states for procuring vaccines have failed to generate any result. In fact, many vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer and Moderna, have made it clear that they will not sell vaccines directly to states and will...

Arvind Kejriwal urges Centre to stop Singapore flights over fear of a new COVID variant

With India already struggling to come out of the devastating impact of the second wave of COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alerted the Centre about a new variant of the coronavirus detected in Singapore that appears to be dangerous for children. The Delhi CM has urged the Centre to immediately suspend flights to...

Delhi govt blames Centre after Bharat Biotech refuses to supply Covaxin

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has alleged that Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech that manufactures ‘Covaxin’ has refused to supply the vaccine jabs under instruction from the Union government. Sisodia said that Bharat Biotech has clarified that it will not be able to supply jabs to the national capital citing that it is making dispatches as...

Now, government of Delhi means Lieutenant Governor

Amid the chaos prevailing in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union government has implemented the Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021. Now, the government of Delhi means Lieutenant Governor, according to media reports. As per the Union home ministry, the central government has appointed April 27 as the date on...

PM Modi criticises Kejriwal for televising his meeting with CMs, Delhi CM apologises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interrupted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to object to his discussion with the CMs being televised by the latter’s office. Notably, PM Modi was interacting with chief ministers of 11 states and Union Territories combating a massive surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “My belief is that if there...

Delhi govt registers FIR against 4 airlines for not checking RT-PCR report of passengers

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in New Delhi filed a complaint against four major airlines for failing to check the RT-PCR test reports of passengers arriving in the national capital from Maharashtra. The stringent move was taken against Indigo, Air Asia, Spicejet and Vistara under the Disaster Management Act. The airlines, however, are...

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan lambasts Maharashtra govt for trying to create panic

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has come down heavily on states such as Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Delhi that have been repeatedly demanding that the Centre should expand the immunization drive and include people below the age of 45. The Maharashtra government also attracted the ire of Harsh Vardhan after its health minister Rajesh Tope claimed...

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma found dead at Delhi residence

A two-time BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma, was found dead at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday. Sharma, 62, was found hanging in his room and the Delhi Police is investigating whether it is a case of suicide, or not. Delhi Police’s PRO Chinmoy Biswal said that the MP was found...

Muthoot Group chairman dies after falling from 4th floor of his house in Delhi

In an unfortunate incident, the chairman of Muthoot group MG George Muthoot, on Saturday succumbed to the injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his house in Delhi. He fell on Friday night at around 9 am and was taken to a private hospital for treatment, but could not be saved. His autopsy carried...

Court acquits Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

In a major relief for journalist Priya Ramani, a court in Delhi on Wednesday acquitted her in connection with a defamation suit filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. When the #metoo campaign was at its peak, Ramani had alleged MJ Akbar of sexually harassing her in 1994. This led to Akbar filing...