Emergency declared at Delhi Airport following a bird-hit incident on cargo flight
Officials said that the step was initiated so that the aircraft could land and technicians could check the plane for any technical glitch before clearance. The flight landed safely and proper inspection was carried out. Sources said that bird-hit incidents are not uncommon, but they pose major technical challenges and can prove to be fatally dangerous.
Delhi reports 153 Covid cases, positivity rate crosses 9%
Meanwhile, the positivity rate of the city has risen to 9.13 per cent. The number of active cases stands at 528 out of which 340 patients are being treated in home isolation. With 96 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries so far has gone to 19,81,680, while Delhi's total caseload is 20,08,732 and the death toll in the city continue at 26,524.
Delhi reports 152 Covid cases, positivity rises nears to 7%
However, no Covid-19 related death has been reported in the same time span. The positivity rate of the city has risen to 6.66 per cent. The number of active cases stands at 424 out of which 250 patients are being treated in home isolation. On rising cases of Covid infection in the city, Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said that the government is monitoring the situation continuously and an advisory have also been issued.
Omicron sub-lineage continues to be predominant variant, 349 samples of XBB1.16 detected
According to INSACOG data, a total of 349 samples of Omicron sub-variant XBB1.16 have been detected in genome sequencing. Total 349 samples of this variant have been detected in the country in last three months, the data showed. XBB 1.16 was first found in January.
Delhi reports 84 fresh Covid cases, positivity rate rises to 5.08%
Meanwhile, the positivity rate of the city stands at 5.08 per cent. The number of active cases stands at 292 out of which 197 patients are being treated in home isolation. With 62 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries so far has gone to 19,81,355, while Delhi's total caseload is 20,08,171 and the death toll in the city continue at 26,524.
Tremor effect: Building tilt complaints keep Delhi Fire Department on toes
According to Delhi Fire Service (DFS) Director Atul Garg, a call about tilting of a building was received in Shakarpur area on Vikas Marg in east Delhi. "This seems to be a good intention call, no tilt was found in the building, the call given by the neighbour as occupants of the building are not aware about the call," he said.
Delhi L-G approves promotion of 108 Assistant Public Prosecutors
With this, 108 out of 150 posts of Additional Public Prosecutors, lying vacant for long in the Directorate of Prosecution of Delhi government, have been filled.Simultaneously, the UPSC has also been asked to regularize these promotions at the earliest. The move is expected to ensure speedier disposal of cases pending with the Directorate of Prosecution.
Jailed AAP Ministers Sisodia, Jain resign from Delhi Cabinet
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted their resignations. According to a AAP source, the CM may reshuffle the cabinet after the resignation of two ministers who were holding important portfolios. Sisodia, who was arrested on Sunday and sent to CBI custody till March 5 on Monday, held 18 portfolios including Finance and Education.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia arrested in excise policy scam
Manish Sisodia's questioning began at around 11.10 a.m. As per sources, he was asked about kickbacks which were allegedly received to campaign in Goa elections. He was also confronted with the statement of accused Dinesh Arora who has now turned approver.
Delhi sees warmest day in Feb in 17 years on Monday
According to the IMD, the maximum temperature, at the range of 23-28 degrees Celsius over parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during February 15 to 20, is above normal by 5-11 degrees. Over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi, it has reached upto 28-33 degrees during February 18-20 and it is also above normal by 5- 9 degrees, it said in a statement issued on Monday evening.