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Revising timings, restricting outdoor activities: NCR schools take steps as mercury soars
India

Revising timings, restricting outdoor activities: NCR schools take steps as mercury soars

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier this week said a fresh spell of heatwave is likely to begin over northwest India from 7 May and over central India from 8 May

Uttar Pradesh: As COVID-19 cases surge, Yogi Adityanath directs officials to focus on children's health
India

Uttar Pradesh: As COVID-19 cases surge, Yogi Adityanath directs officials to focus on children's health

At present, Uttar Pradesh houses 856 active COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 1.13 lakh tests were conducted and 170 new COVID-19 patients tested positive for the virus

Amid COVID uptick, Yogi Adityanath puts NCR districts on alert
Health

Amid COVID uptick, Yogi Adityanath puts NCR districts on alert

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister also directed officials to send samples of COVID-19 patients for genome sequencing and ramp up administration of booster dose to all adults

'Back to school': After two years, offline classes resume in Delhi-NCR
India

'Back to school': After two years, offline classes resume in Delhi-NCR

Sudha Acharya, chairperson of the National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC), which has over 120 private schools as its members, said that students were eagerly awaiting this day.

The Weather Report: Why hailstorms are so rampant during spring
India

The Weather Report: Why hailstorms are so rampant during spring

Several parts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and the National Capital Region witnessed hailstorms on Friday night and Saturday morning

Air pollution: SC re-imposes ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, asks states to pay affected workers
India

Air pollution: SC re-imposes ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, asks states to pay affected workers

The bench said as of now, the action is proposed after air quality has deteriorated and directed the commission to take preventive advance measures to deal with the rise in air pollution

SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis
India

SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis

According to reports, the farmer stubble burning contributes only 4 percent of the pollution in the NCR region, which is termed 'insignificant' by the bench

How Dibakar Banerjee's Delhi helped a Mumbaikar come to terms with the capital city's jarring disparities
Entertainment

How Dibakar Banerjee's Delhi helped a Mumbaikar come to terms with the capital city's jarring disparities

Dibakar Banerjee’s films only used Delhi and its culture to critique the Indian middle-class at large. It’s not like shameless affection for materialistic possessions isn’t a problem with the middle-class in the rest of the country. The Dilliwallahs are just not very good at hiding it, and there’s something pure and unpretentious about it.

Explained: How Delhi Master Plan 2041 aims to transform air, water and land in the National Capital
India

Explained: How Delhi Master Plan 2041 aims to transform air, water and land in the National Capital

While the master plan touches upon virtually every aspect of city life, the key takeaways concern the strategies to mitigate air and water pollution and improve housing

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hits Tajikistan; tremors felt in parts of Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hits Tajikistan; tremors felt in parts of Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir

Tremors were also felt in Pakistan's Islamabad, and in cities in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces as well as in Pakistan occupied-Kashmir (PoK)

Delhi rains continue for fourth consecutive day; IMD predicts more showers, hailstorms today
India

Delhi rains continue for fourth consecutive day; IMD predicts more showers, hailstorms today

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded 6 mm rainfall between 8:30 am on Tuesday and 8:30 am on Wednesday

Eight NCR districts in Uttar Pradesh account for over 25% of state's active COVID-19 cases
India

Eight NCR districts in Uttar Pradesh account for over 25% of state's active COVID-19 cases

The eight districts are Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Shamli. They account for 5,917 of 23,357 active cases combined

Gautam Buddh Nagar DM announces random COVID-19 tests for people coming from Delhi to Noida as cases rise
India

Gautam Buddh Nagar DM announces random COVID-19 tests for people coming from Delhi to Noida as cases rise

Gautam Buddh Nagar has recorded 20,566 cases of COVID-19 including 73 deaths, with 1,236 active cases, according to official data on Tuesday

Construction workers hesistant to return to Delhi, fear another sudden lockdown and arduous journey back home
India

Construction workers hesistant to return to Delhi, fear another sudden lockdown and arduous journey back home

Though there is some construction activity at developmental projects abandoned after the lockdown, contractors say the guidelines about reduced workforce and social distancing has halted most activity

Out of work in COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi citizens try self-employment in hopes of rebuilding livelihoods
India

Out of work in COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi citizens try self-employment in hopes of rebuilding livelihoods

With millions out of work and many being forced to explore new avenues, it remains to be seen how much success these ventures have.

Delhi Metro resumes today: Expect cashless travel, empty alternate seats and longer stops
India

Delhi Metro resumes today: Expect cashless travel, empty alternate seats and longer stops

After a gap of more than five months and a week, metro stations and coaches of the National Capital Region will witness passengers willing to go through the restrictive, controlled and strictly enforced entry, travel and exit conditions

Valid pollution control certificate a must to renew car insurance; not needed for claims: IRDAI
News & Analysis

Valid pollution control certificate a must to renew car insurance; not needed for claims: IRDAI

The apex court called on general insurance companies to ensure that the rule is followed scrupulously, with special focus on compliance in Delhi–NCR.

SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action
India

SC pulls up IIT-Bombay for backing out of smog tower project in Delhi, warns of action

The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution

'Gundaraj': Politicians, scribes slam Uttar Pradesh govt over journalist Vikram Joshi's death in Ghaziabad
India

'Gundaraj': Politicians, scribes slam Uttar Pradesh govt over journalist Vikram Joshi's death in Ghaziabad

The journalist succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after being shot in the head by some armed men for filing a molestation case against a group of individuals