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Representational image. A patient on a ventilator machine. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Only 37% ventilator beds vacant in Delhi, private hospitals say can’t reserve more ICU beds

Of the total 98 hospitals offering ventilator beds in Delhi, 49 are already out of ventilators. Several others are running close to full capacity.
Hazrat Nizamuddin

No Qawali nights or touching mazar, Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah reopens but it’s just not the same

Barely 150 people visit the popular Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah and no tourists have returned. Covid precautions have also changed the experience of visiting the mausoleum.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: ANI

Delhi’s second Covid wave at its peak, experts think intensity will reduce now, says Kejriwal

The Delhi CM said the intensity of the second wave will reduce in the coming days and informed that daily testing has been increased to 60,000.
Kangana Ranaut | Wikimedia Commons

India Today asks if Kangana has crossed the line, NDTV wonders if Delhi needs another lockdown

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

No stepping out, Zoom calls & counselling — how Delhi’s old-age homes are dealing with Covid

Old age homes in Delhi, both government and private, have taken extreme measures to protect their residents from Covid-19 since the elderly are especially susceptible to infection.
Ambulance driver Ansar Khan wearing a protective gown outside a mortuary in New Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Saving lives or driving the dead, Covid ambulance drivers slog it out without rest or raise

Three ambulance drivers in Delhi speak about the difficult working conditions, hostile neighbours, and the experience of carrying the dead.
Gold | Representational Image | Commons

These are top 5 Indian airports where the most amount of smuggled gold was seized in 2019-20

According to government data, gold smuggling fell marginally in 2019-20 compared to the previous fiscal.
People flout social distancing norms as they gather in a weekly market in New Delhi | ANI

Delhi Rt value on rise though tests up 3 times, experts say people ‘lax’ in taking precautions

Experts say Delhi's rising Rt value is consistent with the increasing Covid cases, blame 'Unlock' measures and people’s failure to comply with social distancing norms.
US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster at Chhatarpur Mandir | Photo via Twitter

Delhi temple latest stop on US Ambassador’s sight-seeing circuit, pours water on shivalinga

Over the last few months, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster has been regularly visiting various monuments in Delhi, including the Hauz Khas complex, Tughlaqabad Fort and Purana Qila.
A view of the Azadpur slum area by the railway tracks | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nobody will be evicted until final decision taken, Centre tells SC in Delhi slum removal case

The top court on 31 August had directed the removal of around 48,000 slum dwellings along the railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

On Camera

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?