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100 shops affected after fire breaks out in Kamla MarketPhoto for representation only.

100 shops affected after fire breaks out in Kamla Market

24 Oct 2017 | 10:35 AM

NEW DELHI: At least 100 shops were affected after fire broke out in Delhi's Kamla Market late night on Monday.

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New Delhi, October 24

At least 100 shops were affected after fire broke out in Delhi's Kamla Market late night on Monday.

At least 30 fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flames.

The fire is now under control.

No casualties or injuries have been reported yet.

 “There was fire at three different places. Fire has been doused. The cooling operation is still in progress. Around 50 shops are involved in this. No injuries have been reported. At least 30 fire engines are at the spot,” Deputy Chief Fire Officer Virendra Singh said. — ANI

Sirsa ‘renames’ flyover after Baba Banda Singh, puts sign board

Sirsa ‘renames’ flyover after Baba Banda Singh, puts sign board

24 Oct 2017 | 1:50 AM

NEW DELHI:As the Chief Minister and AAP convener, Arvind Kejriwal reportedly failed to keep his promise of renaming a bridge after Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, the Shriomani Akali Dal-BJP MLA, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and his team today installed a sign board at Barapulla.

Sikh bodies to boycott RSS sammelan

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Sikh bodies in the city have come on one platform boycotting the Sikh Sammelan to be organised by the RSS on October 25, asking the community members not to attend the sammelan.

India, Russia in talks to upgrade Sukhoi

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets will undergo an upgrade to have more lethal weapons, a new type of AESA radar and avionics.

Two gunned down in separate shooting incidents

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Two persons were shot dead in separate firing incidents involving notorious gangsters in the residential areas of Northeast Delhi last night.

CM approves 7 sewage treatment plants in Burari

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) chairperson Arvind Kejriwal today approved setting up of seven decentralised sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the unauthorised colonies of the Burari Assembly Constituency and asked officials concerned to come up with a plan for whole of the national Capital.

Jewellery worth Rs 12 cr stolen from Karol Bagh

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Unidentified burglars in Bollywood movie style used gas torch to cut open the locks of two jewellery manufacturing units in Central Delhi's Karol Bagh.

Govt to develop playgrounds on gram sabha land

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot today ordered District Magistrates to identify gram sabha land in rural areas under their jurisdiction for developing playgrounds for children.

Air pollution

Hussain writes to Vardhan on sprinkling of water

24 Oct 2017 | 1:49 AM

NEW DELHI:In view of rising concerns over high particulate levels in the national Capital, Delhi Government Minister Imran Hussain has asked Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to take up the matter of sprinkling water aerially with the Civil Aviation Ministry in order to tackle air pollution in the city.

Strong winds helping dissipate pollutants in city, air ‘very poor’

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi's air quality improved further today as strong winds helped flush out pollutants, which had seen a rapid build-up on the night of Diwali due to incessant fireworks.

Minister issues norms for officers attending meetings

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister Kailash Gahlot has issued a list of dos and don’ts for the officers of the departments under him for attending meetings of boards, corporations, societies, statutory and non-statutory bodies to which they have been nominated.

Curb road dust urgently: EPCA to Delhi, NCR

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:A number of major roads in Delhi-NCR, which are in a state of disrepair and contribute to dust pollution, have come under the scanner of the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA).

BJP accuses AAP govt of misusing SC fund

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:With an aim to woo residents of JJ clusters and unauthorised and resettlement colonies in the city, the Delhi Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP) today organised a seminar here during which party leaders accused the Kejriwal-led government of “misusing” funds meant for the Scheduled Castes section which forms a major chunk among the slum residents across the city.

AIIMS staff asked not to write grievances to outsiders

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Taking a strict view on instances of AIIMS employees writing directly to the Prime Minister or other ministers seeking redressal of grievances, the hospital administration has warned them of disciplinary action for such actions in future.

BSF holds half marathon to remember martyrs

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:The Border Safety Force (BSF) today held a half marathon at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, in the memory of martyrs.

JNU begins trial run of e-rickshaws on campus

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bid towards providing last mile connectivity to its students and faculty, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has begun a trial run of e-rickshaws to facilitate residents’ movement on its sprawling campus spread over an area of 1, 000 acres.

One held for stealing over 100 cars

23 Oct 2017 | 12:06 AM

NEW DELHI:Kunal, a car thief who was caught by the Delhi Police, got his plastic surgery done to avoid the police in (2012-13).

Naidu discharged from AIIMS after undergoing angioplasty

22 Oct 2017 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital today a day after he underwent angioplasty at the hospital.

Woman allegedly raped by doctor in South Delhi

22 Oct 2017 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:A woman has alleged that a doctor has raped her in a clinic.

Lt Governor gives financial powers to PWD engineers

22 Oct 2017 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Public Works Department (PWD) can now do development work easily as Lt Governor Anil Baijal has approved a PWD proposal to delegate financial powers to the department's engineering officers to speed-up decision-making processes.

Govt fails to construct pucca ghats for Chhath Puja: Gupta

22 Oct 2017 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta said the Arvind Kejriwal government had cheated Puravanchalis as it had failed to fulfil its promise to make pacca Chhath ghats.

Mishra attacks Kejriwal during Yamuna aarti

22 Oct 2017 | 12:08 AM

NEW DELHI:The second maha aarti at Yamuna bank on Saturday was marked by former minister and Aam Aadmi Party rebel leader Kapil Mishra’s jibes at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was supposed to attend the aarti organised by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and East Delhi MP Maheish Girri at Kudesia Ghat.

Pollutants dispersing but air quality still bad, says experts

22 Oct 2017 | 2:13 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment experts said pollutants in the air are dispersing but air quality is still bad in the city a day after Diwali fireworks. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which attributed yesterday's high pollution levels to calm wind movement and a low mixing height, said the situation will improve further by tomorrow if favourable conditions prevail.

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