Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Delhi

Illegal construction, change in land use led to high mortality at Mundka

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation, under which the Munda building that caught fire falls, had no information about its construction, or what the building was used for. 

Fear and desperation as families of Mundka fire victims search for loved ones 

A day after a fire tore through a four-storey manufacturing unit in Mundka, relatives waited at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for news about their loved ones. As the day progressed, hope dwindled. 

No emergency exit, fire extinguishers — how ‘illegal’ building in Delhi’s Mundka turned death trap

Massive fire broke out in 4-storey building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi Friday, killing at least 27. ThePrint recorded the tales of horror narrated by survivors, eyewitnesses.

20 dead, several feared trapped in massive fire at commercial building in Delhi’s Mundka

DCP Sameer Sharma says the fire spread on two floors of the building that is located near the Mundka metro station in the national capital.

Delhi’s ‘founder-king’ Anangpal at heart of Monuments Authority’s bid to ‘decolonise history’

Central body's efforts are aimed at shedding light on capital's 'Hindu-Sikh history overshadowed by Islamic invasions & British prejudices'. Similar projects are on across states.

‘Encroachment doesn’t see religion, so why should action against it’, says Delhi BJP chief

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta spoke to ThePrint about anti-encroachment drives in Delhi, arrest of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga and his party’s gameplan for the municipal elections.

Photo of garbage pile shared by West Delhi BJP MP is real, but it’s not an AAP mohalla clinic

West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma among others posted a photo of a signboard & a pile of trash, calling it ‘one of AAP’s mohalla clinics’, which went viral. The actual clinic is 50 mts away.

Delhi was ‘Dhillikapuri’, Qutub Minar was Sun pillar — pro-Hindutva press on capital’s Hindu past

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

Why Delhi’s Mayur Vihar is 3°C lower than Yamuna Sports Complex despite being only 10 km away 

New Delhi: Yamuna Sports Complex sizzled at 46.4°Celsius Saturday  — the highest in the capital — while Mayur Vihar, a place that is less...

Less than a day’s coal left, says Delhi power minister as blackouts loom

Minister Satyendar Jain said the coal back-up in power plants should at least be for 21 days.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.