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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates the newly developed Chandni Chowk stretch in New Delhi, on 12 September 2021 | ANI photo

‘Most important tourist destination’: Kejriwal inaugurates revamped Chandni Chowk stretch

Speaking at the event, Delhi CM said that earlier broken roads, dangling wires, traffic congestion were synonymous with Chandni Chowk but now it has become 'aesthetically appealing'.
A view of the Hawa Mahal-like structure that has come up in Chandni Chowk in New Delhi. | Photo: Twitter/@praveenskapoor

‘Hawa Mahal’ in Chandni Chowk sparks row over violation of Delhi master plan

A trader reconstructs façade of his building in Shahjahanabad in the image of Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal. NDMC asks him to dismantle structure. Questions arise over rules.
The main market street in Chandni Chowk, located in old Delhi near the Red Fort | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi’s Chandni Chowk gets new look, a restoration of not just facade but 400-yr-old legacy

Delhi govt will unveil Chandni Chowk's new look next month — freshly tiled with red sandstone, its sides colourful with flowerpots, punctuated with benches for the tired feet.
Heavy police presence at the site of the Hanuman temple demolished in the small hours of 3 January 2021 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Makeshift structure at Hanuman temple after demolition put up by devotees, says NDMC mayor

Delhi units of the BJP and the AAP early January had sparred over the demolition of the 'old Hanuman temple' as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.
Heavy police presence at the site of the Hanuman temple demolished in the small hours of 3 January 2021 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Who razed Chandni Chowk Hanuman mandir, AAP or BJP? Residents don’t care, just want it back

The decades-old Hanuman temple was demolished in line with a Delhi High Court order, as part of Delhi govt's Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Plan, at 4 am Sunday.
A file image of the visualisation of the 'Redevelopment of Chandni Chowk' project, which the BJP has said is "directly responsible for the demolition" of Hanuman temple | Photo: delhi.gov.in

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of 100-year-old Hanuman temple in Chandni Chowk

While AAP accused BJP-ruled North MCD of razing the Hanuman temple, BJP criticised the AAP saying the demolition was part of the Delhi govt's ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Arvind Kejriwal says will not accept AAP leader Ashutosh’s resignation

AAP insiders claim Ashutosh was 'angry' over being denied a Rajya Sabha ticket by the party.

How the imperial wives & daughters of Shah Jahan & Aurangzeb built Old Delhi

Of the nineteen major structures that Mughal women built in Shahjahanabad, fourteen are completed by 1650 by the wives and daughters of Shah Jahan. In 1650, Shahjahanabad is being shaped in the furnace of the imperial women’s ambition. Of the nineteen major structures that Mughal women will build in the city, fourteen are completed by 1650 by the wives and daughters of Shah Jahan. It will be fully fifty years before construction work is sponsored again by Aurangzeb’s daughter and wife, who between them will build only three structures in 1703. There is a quickening in this mid-seventeenth century, a fortuitous meeting of various elements that leads to this unprecedented, and never to be repeated, cacophony of construction. There is the unimaginable wealth, independently controlled by women, which makes the grandest schemes feasible. There are the slowly accruing previous examples of Mughal women builders: Bega Begum, Maham Anaga, Noor Jahan....
SC ban takes light out of Diwali firecracker trade in NCR

SC ban takes light out of Diwali firecracker trade in NCR

The apex court order has impacted not only wholesalers and retailers, but also jobs in the informal sector dependent on fireworks business.
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Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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