I-Day: 7,000 invitees expected at Red Fort, Delhi Police beefs ups security

A multi-layered security cover has been put in place and facial recognition system (FRS) cameras installed at the entry point of the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Independence Day, officials said on Saturday. According to the police, around 7,000 invitees will arrive at the … Read more

Delhi reports 5th monkeypox case; 22-year-old woman tests positive

Delhi on Saturday reported the fifth monkeypox case, a 22 year-old-woman who is currently under observation. Speaking to IANS, Suresh Kumar, MD, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, said the woman tested positive for the virus on Friday after she was admitted for showing symptoms of monkeypox. He said the woman is … Read more

Unnao rape survivor moves SC seeking transfer of case from Unnao to Delhi

The Unnao rape survivor has filed a transfer petition in the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of a criminal case filed against her in Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, to Delhi. Approaching the top court, she submitted that a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against her by the Unnao ACJM court in an … Read more

Gates at 4 Delhi Metro stations closed due to I-Day dress rehearsal

Several gates at four Delhi Metro stations have been closed till 11 AM on Saturday due to Independence Day dress rehearsal, the DMRC said. These stations are: ITO, Lal Quila, Jama Masjid and Delhi Gate. “Security Update Due to Independence Day dress rehearsal, the following gates are closed till 1100 hrs … Read more

Delhi Police recovers over 2,200 live cartridges ahead of I-Day

Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police recovered over 2,200 live cartridges near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal and arrested six people in this connection, officials said on Friday. The accused have been identified as Ajmal (20), Rashid alias Lallan (20) and Saddam, all residents of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, Parikshit … Read more

I-Day celebrations: Delhi Metro to continue operations; DMRC bars parking

As India gears up to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15, several restrictions have been announced across Delhi to maintain security. In an order issued on Friday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has said that no parking facilities will be made available at any metro stations, starting from 6 am on August … Read more

Delhi records 2,726 new Covid cases, six deaths; positivity rate 14.38%

Delhi on Thursday reported 2,726 fresh COVID-19 cases and six fatalities due to the viral disease, while the positivity rate stood at 14.38 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. This is the ninth consecutive day when the capital logged more than 2,000 cases in a day. … Read more