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BJP flags | Representational image | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP plans to corner rivals, make mark in opposition-ruled Maharashtra, Delhi & Chhattisgarh

BJP has given different messages to its units in Delhi, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. These include ending in-fighting, and being more visible on the ground.
A file photo of the Afghan embassy in New Delhi. | Photo: Facebook/Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan-New Delhi

Unpaid Afghan diplomats struggle to hold fort, ensure ‘business as usual’ at embassies

No country has recognised the Taliban dispensation in Kabul, but Afghan diplomats are operating on their own, offering consular services for their people living abroad.
Mahipalpur lies on the left of NH-8 on the way from Delhi to Gurugram — a narrow 5km stretch of guest houses, hotels, spas and parlours | Revathi Krishnan | ThePrint

Job losses, bad bosses, shut businesses — Covid ravages Delhi’s ‘seedy’, other Aerocity Mahipalpur

Local hotel owners say only 40% of over 200 hotels in Mahipalpur survived Covid lockdown & are barely breaking even. Every parlour has a tale of loss, with many having given up. 
A couple hangs out in Sunder Nursery | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Love after Covid – Delhi couples throng monuments, from Sunder Nursery to Qutub Minar

For a year, all that most friends, lovers, couples knew were WhatsApp messages, video calls in between WFH, and chupke-chupke phone calls on terraces.
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Woman stabbed 17 times by contract killers hired by husband in Delhi, 3 arrested

The husband decided to kill his wife with the help of contract killers after she found out about his extramarital affair which led to constant quarrels between them.

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category, predicted to improve tomorrow

To combat pollution, the Delhi govt Wednesday issued 10 directions, including a ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools and colleges.
File photo of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia | PTI

‘Efficiently managed’: Sisodia lauds AAP govt as Delhi’s inflation lowest among metro cities

Delhi’s deputy CM released the annual price index report Friday and said that the average annual inflation growth was only 3% in the national as compared to 5% nationally.
Uphaar Fire case illustration

59 lives, 95 hearings, 60 crore — The Uphaar Cinema tragedy is a story of fire, fate and fight

The 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case in Delhi was behind a smokescreen for decades — evidence went missing, Ansal brothers suddenly turned ‘poor’, judges recused themselves. A verdict has finally come.
The air quality in several parts of Delhi fell in the 'poor' and 'severe' categories. Seen here is a cyclist near Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Ban trucks entry, 50% attendance in govt offices: Centre’s measures to curb Delhi’s toxic air

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a Supreme Court bench that rather than implementing work from home, the central government has advised pooling and sharing of vehicles.
An aerial view of Delhi covered in thick layer of smog on 5 November 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Smog of democracy — Why air pollution is not a political issue

Air pollution or climate change will not become a political issue by itself, no matter how acute the problem. It has to be made into an issue.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
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.