MUMBAI, Aug 21: Almost 30% of the population in India’s capital of New Delhi likely have been infected by the novel coronavirus, according to a serological survey of 15,000 people conducted by the local government, a figure that indicates infection numbers are much higher than those recorded.

NEW DELHI, Feb 26: At least 19 people have been killed in the Indian capital during clashes between opposing protesters over a new citizenship law, a senior hospital official told Reuters on Wednesday, even as an eerie calm descended on some riot-torn areas of New Delhi.

NEW DELHI, Feb 25: A policeman was killed and dozens of people injured amid clashes in New Delhi on Monday as thousands demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law rioted for several hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city.

Lessons from Delhi

February 12, 2020 12:17 pm

With counting still underway as we write this, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to return to power in New Delhi with a thumping majority. As of this writing it is leading in over 60 of the 70 seats, with BJP trailing far behind. The Indian National Congress is nowhere to be seen. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return as Delhi’s chief minister for the third consecutive term. Kejriwal’s party highlighted the government’s achievements in reducing electricity bills, improving clinics and government schools.

NEW DELHI , JAN 2: A factory manufacturing batteries caught fire and collapsed in the Indian capital Thursday, injuring 13 fire officials and one security guard, police said.

The ambassador who set a new norm

December 28, 2019 08:31 am

I first met Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, who is returing to New Delhi next week after serving his term in Nepal for around three years,  in May, 2017 in the Indian embassy.  The embassy was organizing a ‘familiarization tour to India’ and I was one among the participants.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Experts have said that although the number of women in politics has increased significantly in recent years, this has not helped in bringing any substantial change in the lives of women in general in Nepal.

New Delhi's hazardous air problem

November 7, 2019 09:25 am

Air pollution in the Indian capital city of New Delhi currently far exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threshold for 'hazardous', meaning that 'everyone may experience serious effects'

NEW DELHI, Nov 6: Schools in India’s capital New Delhi reopened on Wednesday after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests by residents and environmental groups.

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: The air quality in the Indian capital, New Delhi, improved slightly on Tuesday as the wind picked up to blow away some of the pollution shrouding the city for days.

NEW DELHI, Nov 4: Authorities in the Indian capital on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city.

NEW DELHI, Nov 1: Schools in the Indian capital will be shut until November 5, the city government said on Friday, as residents breathed the season’s worst air for a third straight day.

NEW DELHI, Oct 25: Pollution levels in India’s capital New Delhi have hit their worst for the second time in October — earning a “very poor” rating and indicating air quality could deteriorate further after the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Nepali youth awarded in Delhi

September 30, 2019 10:13 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A Nepali youth Mohd Irfan of Banke district was honored with the prestigious 'National Youth Icon Award 2019' amid a special ceremony held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Delhi Police has arrested a man in connection with the murder of Nepali national Kishan Karki some two months ago, the Indo-Asian News Service reported.

NEW DELHI, August 7: Sushma Swaraj, India’s former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. She was 67.

NEW DELHI, July 29: Indian police were investigating on Monday a highway collision that critically injured a woman who had accused a legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of rape, a police officer said.

BAJURA, July 26: A Nepali girl was murdered after a rape attempt in New Delhi, the capital city of India. The deceased has been identified as Lakshmi Chadara,9, from Budiganga Municipality-1, Bajura.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home this late afternoon. He came back from New Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, re-elected the Prime Minister of India.

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KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay an official visit to India to attend Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be held on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship.

NEW DELHI, March 21: Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

NEW DELHI, Mar 5: New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cities around the world.

NEW DELHI, Feb 23: A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event.

NEW DELHI  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI, Feb 12:  A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said.

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

February 12, 2019 12:00 pm

NEW DELHI, Feb 12: At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.

NEW DELHI, December 27: Indian authorities have ordered firefighters in the capital to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle dust and stop garbage fires and have banned construction activity as hazardous air quality affects millions of people.

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: Air quality in New Delhi deteriorated on Monday as pollution level breached the 'hazardous' category. The Air Quality Index (AQI) around Mandir Marg touched 707, while the areas surrounding Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium were at 676 and 681, respectively, under 'hazardous' category.

Dahal flying to New Delhi today

October 26, 2018 06:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for New Delhi for a day-long visit on Friday morning.