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Delhi logs 9,197 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Delhi continues to register a decline in its daily COVID-19 caseload, logging 9,197 new cases during the last 24 hours, said the state government on Sunday.As per the bulletin provided by the Health Department, the positivity rate for the day has declined to 13.32 per cent. A total of 69,022 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. During the last 24 hours, 13,510 patients recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries in the national capital to 17,11,845.Meanwhile, 34 people lost their lives to the deadly virus during the last 24 hours. The death toll in Delhi due to the disease currently stands at 25,620.There are currently 54,246 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi, out of which 42,438 are currently in home isolation. There are currently 44,132 active containment zones in the national capital.As per the bulletin, there are currently…

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Omicron Threat: Delhi reports 11,486 COVID cases, 45 deaths in last 24 hours, highest numbers

New Delhi [India]: Delhi reported 11,486 new COVID cases and 45 deaths in the last 24 hours. Official data says that this is the highest number of deaths in a single day in the national capital after June 5 last year. As many as 68 deaths occurred due to COVID in Delhi on June 5, 2021. The new fatalities pushed the COVID death toll in the national capital to 25,586.According to the health bulletin of the Delhi government, adding the new cases, the active number of COVID patients in the city reached 58,593. Meanwhile, 14,802 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Of the total active COVID cases in Delhi, 44,415 patients are in home isolation and 2,423 are admitted to hospitals. Among the total hospitalized COVID patients, 823 are in ICU and 160 on the ventilator. A total of 876…

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Central Vista Avenue is ready with new effect, says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Saturday, said that Central Vista Avenue is completely ready with its new effect.Talking to ANI at Central Vista Avenue, Puri said that after the redevelopment, the green coverage has been increased. “Central Vista Avenue itself has been widened. Now, the walkways are of 12 to 15 kilometres. The water bodies have been cleaned. It’s a new effect”, the Union Minister added.While talking about the challenges faced during the completion of the Central Vista project, Puri said, “The meaning of challenge is that you have to meet the challenge. The challenge has been met and it has been met in a timely manner.”‘Despite the COVID pandemic, 4,000 people had been working round the clock. So, I am grateful to them, I am grateful to my colleague and ministry. Whenever we…

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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over merging of Amar Jawan Jyoti with flame at National War Memorial

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Central Government over its decision to extinguish the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in the national capital after 50 years and merge it with the flame at the National War Memorial. Taking to Twitter, the Congress MP said, “It is a matter of great sadness that the immortal flame that used to burn for our brave soldiers will be extinguished today. Some people cannot understand patriotism and sacrifice – never mind. We will once again light the Amar Jawan Jyoti for our soldiers.”The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate would be extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial today. “The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate will be extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial on Friday in a ceremony,” said…

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpasses 159.67 crores

New Delhi [India] (ANI): With the administration of over 73 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 159.67 crore, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. As per government data, 73,38,592 vaccine doses were administered to eligible population in the last 24 hours. Consquently, the total vaccines administered so far mounted to 1,59,67,55,879, as per provisional reports till 7 am today.This has been achieved through 1,71,82,273 sessions, the ministry said in a statement. The government data reveals that 61,75,049 precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these, 22,95,385 doses were given to healthcare workers, 20,16,534 doses to frontline workers and 18,63,130 doses to those above 60 years of age with coomorbidities. To children aged between 15-18 years, 3,84,93,979 vaccine doses have been given so far. The vaccination of this age group was…

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No relaxation on COVID norms in Delhi as positivity rate ‘not low enough’: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that even though the COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital has declined from 30 per cent to 22.5 per cent with a decrease in the number of infections as well, the COVID norms in the city will not be relaxed as the positivity rate is still not “low enough”.While addressing media persons, Satyendar Jain said, “The positivity rate has come down from 30 per cent to 22.5 per cent and the total number of cases in Delhi has also decreased. However, the positivity rate is not low enough that we can relax the COVID restrictions.” According to the health minister, Delhi is likely to record 13,000 new COVID-19 cases today with a positivity rate of 24 per cent.“Today, a positivity rate24 of per cent is likely to be reported along with…

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COVID-19: Third wave has reached its peak in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, says IIT Prof

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Dr Manindra Agrawal, Professor of IIT Kanpur, said that the third wave of COVID-19, which is caused by Omicron, has reached its peak in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata as predicted by IIT’s Sutra model. He further said that COVID-19 will peak in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana this week.Earlier in an interview with ANI, Dr Agrawal, who developed the model, had predicted that the COVID-19 third wave will peak by January end.Dr Agrawal said that COVID-19 is spreading faster in India than projected earlier.In a series of tweets, the IIT Professor said, “There appear two plausible reasons for this: 1) there are two groups in the population, one with less immunity against Omicron and the other with more. The mutant first spread in the first group causing a sharp rise. Now the first group is exhausted and so the spread is…

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Haryana, Delhi government in war of words over rising COVID-19 cases

Ambala (Haryana) [India] (ANI): A word of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij after the latter blamed the high COVID-19 infection rate in three districts of the State adjoining Delhi on the “uncontrolled” rise in cases in the national capital.Replying to his claims, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain termed it as “political talk” and said “over 1,000 COVID-19 cases are being reported from outside Delhi every day.” Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal told media persons, “Blaming won’t end the virus. I will not step into this garbage.”Vij said Haryana was “adversely affected” due to its vicinity to Delhi, and claimed that “more than half” of the around 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in Haryana were from Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat districts put together.“Haryana reports around 9,000 COVID-19 cases every day, of which over…

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CBSE Term 2 Class 10 & 12 Subjective Sample Paper released for Exams 2022, read for more details

New Delhi [India]: CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has released the Sample Paper for Class 10 12 Term 2 Exams 2022. CBSE released the sample papers on their official website for both the Classes 10th and 12th, and these papers are in a subjective format. It hints that the exam pattern may be subjective only but can’t assure us because CBSE may also release their Sample Papers in Objective form.Students can check the sample paper at Steps to check CBSE Term 2 Sample Papers Class 10 12 Board Exams 2022: Go to the CBSE’s official website: https://cbseacademic.nic.in/ Click on the Link of Sample Paper 2022: https://cbseacademic.nic.in/SQP_CLASSX_2021-22.html Click on the Subjects and Open the Sample Paper Download the Paper Speculations stated that CBSE would plan their exams at a given time (March-April) after releasing their Sample Papers for Term 2 Exams 2022. Students can…

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Delhi court rejects bail plea of ‘Sulli Deals’ app creator Aumkareshwar Thakur

New Delhi [India] (ANI): A Delhi court on Sunday rejected the bail plea of Sulli Deals app creator Aumkareshwar Thakur.Metropolitan Magistrate Vasundhra Chhaunkar has dismissed the bail plea of Sulli Deals app creator Aumkareshwar Thakur. The IFSO unit of Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested the mastermind of the Sulli Deals app from Indore last week after receiving information about him from Bulli Bai app case mastermind Neeraj Bishnoi during the investigation.The Court noted that the investigation in the case is at an initial stage and the accused has been arrested after great and time-consuming efforts following the MLAT process.“The accused had consciously used Top Browser to disclose his identity and various complaints have been received against the ‘Sulli Deals’ app throughout the country. The investigation is at a nascent stage where crucial evidence and further chain of events are yet to be conclusively unearthed,”…

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Farmers to observe ‘Virodh Diwas’ on Jan 31 if govt doesn’t respond to its demands: BKU

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Saturday said that it will observe ‘Virodh Diwas’ on January 31 if the Central Government does not respond to its demands.Addressing a press conference at the Singhu border today, Yudhvir Singh, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader said, “Till now, Centre has neither formed a committee on MSP nor approached us on it. The Government hasn’t removed the MoS whose son is involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.” “If the Central Government doesn’t respond to our demands, then we will celebrate ‘Virodh Diwas’ on January 31,” he said.Reminding the Government about postponing the farmers’ movement, he said, “Our movement was postponed on December 11. The Government has not responded to our demands yet, We will burn effigies on the Government across the country on January 31.”He further informed that the union will again begin the agitation in…

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Delhi witnesses dense fog, visibility drops to 50 metres

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Delhi on Friday witnessed foggy conditions that reduced visibility in parts of the city in the early hours of the day.According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), visibility dropped to 50 metres at Delhi’s Palam area at 5:30 am. “Dense/Very Dense Fog in isolated pockets in night/morning hours very likely over Western Himalayan region, Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on January 14 and 15; Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, north Rajasthan during next 2 days and over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next 5 days,” the IMD said on Friday.Meanwhile, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated and it slipped from the ‘moderate’ category to ‘very poor’, with the city recording an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 312, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).The air quality in…

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Delhi registers 28,867 new COVID-19 cases, highest-ever in a single day

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Delhi reported 28,867 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, registering its highest single-day cases since the beginning of the pandemic, as per the Delhi government on Thursday.Earlier on April 20 last year, 28,395 cases were registered, which was earlier the highest single-day case count in the national capital. As per the bulletin provided by the government, the positivity rate has mounted to 29.21 per cent. A total of 98,832 samples were tested during the last 24 hours.With this, the total count of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has gone up to 16,46,583.In the national capital, 22,121 people recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 15,27,152.Thirty-one people lost their lives to the deadly virus during the last 24 hours. The death toll due to the disease in the national capital stands at…

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1,700 Delhi Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi [India](ANI): As many as 1700 personnel of Delhi Police have tested positive for COVID-19 between January 1 and January 12, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. Earlier, about 1,000 Delhi Police personnel tested positive for COVID-19, the Delhi Police informed on Monday.Delhi Police sources informed that senior officers are holding virtual meetings without much emphasis on physical meetings. In the Delhi Police Headquarters, all those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been advised to stay in home isolation, sources said. A separate health desk has been set up for the policemen at Delhi Police Headquarters and is updating information related to the health of all the policemen. Delhi reported 21,259 new COVID-19 during the past 24 hours with a positivity rate of 25.65 per cent, the state health bulletin on Tuesday. On May 5 last year, the positivity rate was 26.36 per…

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Delhi COVID-19: Private offices, dine-in facilities in restaurants closed in Delhi

New Delhi [India], (ANI): Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed that all private offices shall be closed except those that come under the exempted category. Private banks, insurance companies, courier services, non-banking financial corporations and companies providing essential services will remain open.Earlier, the private offices were working with 50 per cent of workforce. The DDMA has also ordered that the dine-in service in restaurants and bars will be discontinued in the national capital. Earlier, the eateries and bars in the capital were allowed to run with 50 per cent capacity to curb the spread of coronavirus. “DDMA directs that in the territory of NCT of Delhi (outside Containment Zones), the following additional activities shall also be prohibited/restricted with immediate effect till further orders: (i) All Private Offices shall be closed, except those…

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Air quality in Delhi remains in ‘satisfactory’ category

New Delhi [India] (ANI): The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘satisfactory’ category on Monday with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 93 for the third consecutive day, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).Meanwhile, the air quality in Noida has slipped to the ‘moderate’ category with the AQI at 108. However, the air quality of Gurugram is in the ‘satisfactory’ category with the AQI at 100.As per the government agencies, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’. (Image source: Instagram)

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Covid-19 wave: Dine-in service in restaurants to be discontinued in Delhi

New Delhi [India],(ANI): Amid surging Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the dine-in service in restaurants is likely to be discontinued in the national capital, sources told ANI. In its meeting, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to only allow the take-away services in the restaurants, sources added.Earlier, the eateries and bars in the capital were allowed to run with 50 per cent capacity to curb the spread of coronavirus. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired the meeting, which was held on Monday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Revenue Minister Kailash Gehlot, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other health department officials were present in the meeting. The DDMA in its previous meeting, held on Tuesday, had decided to impose a weekend curfew in Delhi to avoid people crowding the markets and public places. The authorities also ordered the…

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Delhi Police arrests Sulli Deal app creator Aumkareshwar Thakur from Indore (image source: freerange)

New Delhi [India](ANI): The IFSO unit of Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested the mastermind of the Sulli Deals app from Indore on Sunday after receiving information about him from Bulli Bai app case mastermind Neeraj Bishnoi during investigation, said Delhi Police DCP (IFSO), KPS Malhotra, on Sunday. “During the interrogation of the Bulli Bai app mastermind Neeraj Bishnoi, we found evidence that helped us arrest Aumkareshwar Thakur, who wrote codes for Sulli Deals app. He is being interrogated and his laptop is under forensic examination”, said Malhotra.“Both the Bulli Bai and Sulli Deal app case masterminds have been arrested. On Saturday, a team of IFSO, Special Cell went to Indore and arrested Thakur,” added the DCP. As per police information, the arrested 25-year-old Aumkareshwar Thakur is a Computer Graduate residing at Newyork city Township of Indore. “We are still investigating the case and have…

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Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘satisfactory’ from ‘moderate’ category as rain lashes national capital

New Delhi [India](ANI): Delhi’s air quality improved from ‘moderate’ category to ‘satisfactory’ on Sunday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 90, as the capital city and its adjoining areas witnessed heavy rainfall and thunderstorm for two continuous days, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India. “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain with few spells of heavy intensity rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida,” tweeted the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).“Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, South-East Delhi, NewDelhi, Lodi road, East-Delhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat,” tweeted Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC), New Delhi. Meanwhile, the air quality of Noida remains in the ‘moderate’…

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Surge in demand for self-testing kits as COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: The rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19 in the national capital have led to an increase in the demand for self-testing kits.Just like oxymeters were in great demand during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the third wave is seeing a sharp increase in demand for self-testing kits. Speaking about the increase in demand for COVID-19 self-testing, Delhi Retail Distribution Chemist Alliance (DRDCA) President Sandeep Nangia told ANI, “Recent trend is of COVID self-testing kit, the demand for which is high in the market. Most people are conscious about their health and people are aware as it is the third time. In Delhi, 5,000-10,000 kits are getting sold daily and it is in high demand.”Nangia also mentioned that the sale of the self-testing kit is high as per market study. Among the buyers are those people who, for some reason, are…

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Delhi likely to report 17,000 COVID-19 cases on Friday, peak expected soon: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday informed that the Union Territory is expected to add 17,000 cases to its COVID-19 tally with a daily positivity rate of 17 per cent to 18 per cent.He informed that on Thursday, Delhi reported 15,000 COVID-9 cases. The positive rate reported on Thursday was 15.34 per cent. The total number of active cases reported on Thursday in Delhi were 31, 498. “There were 15,000 cases yesterday. According to me, there is a possibility of 17,000 new cases coming today. Possibility rate likely to be 1-2 per cent higher than yesterday. Yesterday the positivity rate was around 15 per cent, today it is likely to be 17-18 per cent,” Jain said addressing a press conference here.He further stated, “We have brought a major change in home isolation. Now we have reduced home isolation from 10…

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Bulli Bai app creator to be produced before Delhi court today

New Delhi [India]: The main conspirator and creator of ‘Bulli Bai’ on GitHub and the main Twitter account holder of the app has been brought to the national capital from Assam on Thursday and will be produced before Delhi court today.Neeraj Bishnoi, the creator of ‘Bulli Bai’ app has been brought by Delhi Police Special Cell.“Neeraj Bishnoi, the main Bulli Bai case conspirator, will be presented in Delhi Court tonight. He has confessed, but most importantly, we’ve acquired technical evidence required from his laptop & mobile. The whole network has been busted,” said DCP(IFSO) KPS Malhotra.Earlier today, the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit (IFSO), Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Bishnoi from Assam.Neeraj Bishnoi (20) is a resident of Digambar area of Assam’s Jorhat. He is a BTech student of Vellore Institute of Technology, Bhopal.The Bulli Bai case was transferred to the IFSO…

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End of British-era: Delhi’s IGI Airport refurbishes runway

New Delhi [India]: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has completed refurbishing work on the British-era runway built during World War- II transforming it into a modern one operational for commercial use.Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has completed the rehabilitation work on the runway previously used in war and handed it over to Air a traffic Control (ATC) for operations. Deputy Managing Director, GMR Group, I Prabhakar Rao said, “DIAL has successfully completed the rehabilitation work of Runway 09/27 and its taxiways. The British-era runway was rehabilitated and made operational for commercial operations as part of DIAL’s effort to enhance the infrastructure and passenger experience at Delhi Airport to make it future-ready.”“The newly rehabilitated runway will have a design life of 20 years and would be instrumental in handling the increased air traffic movements (ATMs) once pre-pandemic level traffic return to Delhi Airport,” he…

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Delhi likely to report 5,500 COVID cases today: Satyender Jain

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain on Tuesday informed that the city is expected to report 5,500 COVID cases today, with a positivity rate of 8.5 per cent. “Today, Delhi is expected to report 5500 COVID cases, with the positivity rate rising to 8.5,” Jain told reporters here.Amid surging COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to impose a weekend curfew in the national capital. Addressing a press conference after the DDMA meeting today, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia informed that buses and metro trains will again run at full seating capacity to avoid crowding outside metro stations and at bus stops. “The DDMA has decided to impose a curfew in Delhi on Saturdays and Sundays to curb COVID-19 surge. All government officials except for those engaged in essential services will work from home. 50 per cent workforce…

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Curfew in Delhi: Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi, People asked to remain indoors

New Delhi [India]: Amid the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday is likely to implement a weekend curfew in Delhi, sources said. A meeting was of DDMA was held today under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.At the meeting, the current COVID-19 situation and the increasing Omicron cases were reviewed. DDMA last week ordered the closure of schools, colleges, cinemas and gyms with immediate effect and put various restrictions on the functioning of shops and public transport as a yellow alert was sounded under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The night curfew has also been imposed from 10 pm (earlier 11 pm) to 5 am in the national capital. Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also announced that he has been tested positive of COVID-19. The city reported 4,099 new…

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Delhi logs 4,099 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 6.46 pc

New Delhi [India]: Delhi has reported 4,099 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the positivity rate in the national capital to 6.46 per cent, the state health department bulletin informed on Monday.The active cases in the city have gone to 10,986 and the cumulative tally of the COVID-19 cases now stands at 14,58,220. As many as 6,288 COVID-19 patients and those suspected to be positive are in home isolation in the city.In the last 24 hours, Delhi also witnessed one COVID-related death taking the death toll to 25,100.Meanwhile, 1,509 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. The recovery tally of the national capital now stands at 14,22,124.During the last 24 hours, 23,614 people COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered, out of which 9,167 people received their first dose while 14,447 received their second dose of the vaccine.Delhi is witnessing…

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138 Omicron cases at Delhi’s LNJP Hospital in one month, 95 pc recovered

New Delhi [India]: In the last month, Delhi LNJP hospital has treated 138 Omicron cases, said Dr Suresh Kumar, MD of LNJP hospital. According to the doctor, the cases are increasing at an alarming rate. “Since December 2, we have seen 372 positive cases, out of which there were 138 Omicron cases”, said Dr Kumar. “95 per cent of them have recovered and returned home”, added the doctor.“As many as three children were found Omicron positive in the last one month. Two have been discharged while the third one is recovering and stable at present”, added the LNJP MD. According to Dr Kumar, in the vaccinated population, the Omicron symptoms are less visible while in children the symptoms are moderate fever and loose motion. The doctors have observed that Omicron positive patients are transferring virus faster in children. “All the Omicron positive patients at…

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Vaishno Devi stampede: Rahul Gandhi expresses grief over loss of lives, prays for speedy recovery of injured

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed grief over the stampede that broke out at the Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra earlier this morning claiming the lives of 12 people, and prayed for the speedy recovery of the 13 people who were injured in the tragic accident. “The accident of stampede in Mata Vaishnodevi temple is saddening. My condolences to the families of the deceased. Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.Earlier today, it was reported that 12 people have died in the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra on Saturday morning. The injured have been taken to Naraina Hospital after the rescue. The incident occurred around 2:45 am, and as per initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other, followed by the stampede,” J-K…

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Delhi’s air quality slips to ‘very poor’ category, AQI at 308

New Delhi [India]: The air quality in the national capital deteriorated on Friday slipping to ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) on Delhi was recorded this morning at 308. The concentrations of PM 2.5 and PM 10 stood at 130 in the ‘very poor’ and 237 in the ‘moderate’ category respectively.According to the SAFAR bulletin, New Year celebrations on December 31 night may increase emissions and worsen the air quality but the net effect is likely to keep AQI within ‘very poor’ or ‘higher end of very poor’ for the next three days.“AQI today indicates ‘Very Poor’ air quality. Prevailing cold wave conditions in the northwest region of Delhi and winds blowing from the west/northwest direction affect weather in Delhi. However, minimum and maximum temperatures show a tendency to…

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Delhi: Punjab teachers hold protest outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence over pay scale

New Delhi [India]: Teachers from Punjab staged a protest outside Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi over the pay scale issue.The protest was called off after Rahul Gandhi’s representative Harshvardhan met the protestors and assured them that their demands will be met and sought a time for three days.Speaking to ANI, Kamal Thakur, president, ETT TET Pass Union said, “Rahul Gandhi’s representative Harshvardhan came to meet us and mentioned that he has already spoken to Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal. We have been told that our demands will be met in the next 2-3 days. I also spoke about the code of conduct that can be implemented anytime in Punjab and our demands should not just be mere words. He had assured us and said he has come on behalf of Rahul Gandhi. He had promised justice…

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923 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 86 pc rise in 24 hrs, highest since May 30

New Delhi [India]: Delhi reported 923 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, an 86 per cent jump in infections from yesterday and the highest since May 30.As many as 496 cases were reported on Wednesday. Today’s daily new Covid cases are the highest since 30 when 946 cases were reported. Delhi is witnessing a surge in fresh coronavirus infections over the last week following the emergence of COVID-19’s Omicron variant.A total of 71,696 tests were conducted for detecting COVID-19 including 64,233 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 7,463 antigen tests.As per the bulletin by the Delhi Health Department, the active cases in the city has also gone up to 2,191. There were 1,680 active cases on June 25.Moreover, the positivity rate in the city scaled up to 1.29 per cent, the highest since May 28 when it was 1.58.The Delhi Health Department informed that the…

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Kejriwal to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi today

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a high-level review meeting today amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital after it witnessed the largest single-day cases spike on Monday in the last six months. The meeting is scheduled to be held at noon at the Delhi Secretariat.The implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan is likely to be the top agenda of the meeting. With Delhi reporting the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in six months, a declaration of Yellow Alert with its host of restrictions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) is likely to come into effect. The COVID positivity rate surpassed 0.5 per cent for the second consecutive day in the national capital and according to GRAP, this is the scale of implementing a yellow alert. The national capital on Monday reported 331…

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DGGI arrests businessman Piyush Jain after recovery of Rs 187 cr

New Delhi [India]: Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Ahmedabad has arrested businessman Piyush Jain under Section 67 of the CGST Act and recovered unaccounted cash over Rs 187 crores, raw and finished materials from him. Earlier on Sunday, DGGI had recovered Rs 10 crore more cash from the factory and residence of Jain, promotor of Odochem Industries of Kannauj district in Uttar Pradesh, official sources told ANI.The total cash allegedly recovered from Jain reached Rs 187.45 crore. The cash recovered during the search has been seized under the provisions of Section 67 of the CGST Act. According to official sources, a joint team of DGGI and Local Central GST has recovered Rs 5 crores from Jain’s factory in Kannauj. Another Rs 5 crore has been recovered from the residence of Jain in Kannauj. According to officials, after Kanpur, they took Jain to his…

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Rain lashes parts of Delhi

New Delhi [India]: Rain has lashed parts of the national capital on Sunday evening.Light intensity rain/drizzle would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR (Gurugram, Manesar), Kurukshetra, Karnal, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Farukhnagar, Kosali, Sohana, Rewari, Narnaul, Bawal, Nuh (Haryana) Gangoh, Baraut (U.P.) Bhiwari, Tizara, Khairthal (Rajasthan) during the next 2 hours, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday. It also said that light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, North Delhi, North-West Delhi ( Kanjhawala), Meham, Rohtak (Haryana) and Kotputli (Rajasthan).“26/12/2021: 17:55 IST; Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, North Delhi, North-West Delhi ( Kanjhawala), Meham, Rohtak (Haryana) Kotputli (Rajasthan),” said another tweet from IMD.

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Despite low visibility, flight operations remain normal at Delhi airport

New Delhi [India]: Despite low visibility on Saturday morning, the flight operations remain normal at Delhi airports.The passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. “Low Visibility Procedures are in progress at Delhi Airport. All flight operations are presently normal. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information,” said Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday.Meanwhile, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi stands at 398.As per the government agencies, and AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

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Delhi Court books Rohini SHO, police personnel for ‘brutal assault’ on suspect

New Delhi [India]: A team of Delhi Police, who had allegedly barged into a house and staged a dog fight, was pulled by a city court which noted that the accused arrested in that raid was subjected to brutal assault and atrocities during his detention in the police custody.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan observed that the injuries on the accused were apparently a result of a ‘calculated assault’ after overpowering the accused. The Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Rohini district to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against the concerned Station House Officer (SHO) and erring police personnel for offences under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342(Wrongful confinement),506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (intending to insult the modesty of any woman), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming…

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Delhi prepared to handle 1 lakh COVID-19 cases daily, says CM Kejriwal amid Omicron scare

New Delhi [India]: Amid the threat of Omicron variant of coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the Delhi government is prepared to handle one lakh COVID-19 cases daily and has created a capacity to conduct three lakh tests every day. Addressing a press conference after a high-level meeting with officials on COVID-19, Kejriwal urged people to stay at home in isolation and not to rush hospital if they experience mild symptoms.“We have created a capacity to conduct three lakh tests daily. With our preparations, we can handle as many as one lakh daily cases if such a situation arises. We are strengthening our home isolation management protocol.” “We appeal to persons with mild symptoms to stay at home, don’t rush to the hospital. Under our home isolation module, our healthcare workers will visit patients at their residence, conduct tele-counselling and also…

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Amid Omicron surge, Delhi bans gatherings for Christmas, New Year

New Delhi [India]: In view of rising COVID-19 Omicron cases, Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued orders to all District Magistrates and District Deputy Commissioners of Police to ensure that no cultural event, gatherings, and congregations are taking place for celebrating Christmas or New Year in Delhi.The DDMA has also issued orders to enforce the ‘No Mask, No Entry’ rule at shops and workplaces. The statement advised the residents to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.Meanwhile, Delhi reported 125 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike in the last six months. On June 22 this year, 134 Covid cases were reported in Delhi.As per Delhi’s health bulletin on Wednesday, the positivity rate remained 0.20 per cent for the third consecutive day.Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday had informed that 52 Omicron cases have been reported in the metropolis so far.…

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Delhi’s AQI slips to 369, remains in ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India]: The air quality in the national capital slipped back into the ‘Very Poor’ category with the overall Air Quality Index recorded at 369 on Tuesday morning, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). This comes as the city is experiencing a cold wave and residents woke up to fog and mist.As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the air quality over Delhi-National Capital Territory (NCT) is likely to remain in the upper end of the ‘Very Poor’ category till Christmas, owing to slow/calm winds and poor ventilation conditions but is predicted to improve after that. “The air quality is likely to deteriorate and remain in upper end of Very Poor category but improve after December 26,” IMD said.“The predominant surface wind is likely to remain calm in Delhi with mainly clear sky and shallow fog in the morning today. The…

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Illiteracy challenge for country, need more emphasis on adult education, says Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi [India]: Stressing the need for greater attention to adult education, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said a country cannot claim itself to be developed if even 15 per cent of its population is not educated. “We’re proving ourselves the best in IT and moving towards digitalization but basic adult education needs greater attention. A country cannot claim itself to be developed if even 15% of its population is not educated. It is a challenge for the country and leadership,” said Naidu.“We have made significant strides in the field of education over the past 7 decades. However, there still exists a huge imbalance in basic literacy skills in our society. This is a cause of concern,” he added. Calling for eradicating illiteracy in mission mode, Naidu advised the schools to encourage their students to begin adult education drives in their areas on weekends.…

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COVID-19: Delhi govt converts 4 pvt hospitals into Omicron dedicated centres

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi government on Saturday converted four private hospitals into dedicated centres for the treatment of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.These four hospitals are Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Max Hospital in Saket, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj and Batra Hospital in the Tughlakabad area of the national capital. Earlier, only government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital was designated for the Omicron treatment.India has so far reported over 100 cases of the Omicron. The country detected its first Omicron case on December 2 in Karnataka.The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this year. On November 26, the WHO named the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South…

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Schools in Delhi to reopen for Class 6 onwards from today

New Delhi [India]: After being shut down for nearly a month because of air pollution, the physical classes in Delhi school will resume for Class 6 and above from Saturday.On Friday, the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) allowed the resumption of physical classes in schools in Delhi for classes 6 onwards from December 18. However, classes will be held in a hybrid mode with both physical and online classes.“All the Government, Government aided, unaided recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will reopen from December 18 for classes 6 onwards,” said Delhi Government.Taking into consideration the submissions made and in light of improvement of Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi from ‘Severe’ to ‘Very Poor’ category, the Commission today directed the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD to re-open schools, colleges and educational institutions in…

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Schools in Delhi to reopen for class 6 and above

New Delhi [India]: The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) on Friday allowed the resumption of physical classes in schools in Delhi for classes 6 onwards from December 18 (Saturday). However, classes will be held in a hybrid mode with both physical and online classes.“All the Government, Government aided, unaided recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will reopen from December 18 for classes 6 onwards,” said the statement by Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. Taking into consideration the submissions made and in light of improvement of Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi from ‘Severe’ to ‘Very Poor’ category, the Commission today directed the State Governments of NCR and GNCTD to re-open schools, colleges and educational institutions in a phased manner, said the release by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Notably, on…

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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category, likely to improve from Friday

New Delhi [India]: The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ quality, with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 337 on Thursday morning but it is predicted to improve from Friday due to a likely high wind speed.According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the concentrations of PM 2.5 and PM 10 stood at 168 in the ‘very poor’ and 284 in the ‘poor’ category respectively. “AQI today indicates ‘Very Poor’ air quality. A shallow foggy condition is likely to keep AQI poor for the next two days. On 16th air quality is going to improve and from 17th onwards significant improvement is likely due to high wind speeds that keep AQI within ‘poor’ or ‘lower end of very poor’ category,” SAFAR said in its bulletin.The air quality in Noida and…

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SC dismisses Bajaj Auto’s plea against Delhi govt’s decision to issue 4,261 new permits only to e-autos

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by Bajaj Auto challenging the Delhi government’s decision to issue over 4,261 new permits only to e-autorickshaws.A Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said the advertisement issued by the Delhi government inviting applications for electric-autorickshaws cannot be said to be arbitrary as it is in conformity with the FAME-II scheme and the Electric Vehicle policy 2020. Citing how locals in Delhi are adversely affected by air pollution, the bench said even though CNG auto-rickshaws are BS-VI compliant, there is still some carbon emission.Bajaj Auto approached the apex court stating that the Delhi government’s move was arbitrary and discriminatory against those who manufacture CNG auto rickshaws.Delhi government has opposed the plea of Bajaj Auto saying CNG auto rickshaws cannot be compared to e-autos and there is a proposal to switch to electric…

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Delhi HC orders complete disclosure of all ingredients in food articles

New Delhi [India]: Observing that many food articles which have ingredients sourced from animals are passed off as vegetarian by affixing the green dot, the Delhi High Court issued directions to concerned authorities to ensure “full and complete disclosure” of all the ingredients which go into the manufacture of any food article stating that it would otherwise “offend the religious and cultural sensibilities of vegetarians.”The Delhi High Court ordered authorities to mandatorily disclose all the ingredients which go into the manufacture of any food article, not only by their code names but also by disclosing as to whether they originate from plant, or animal source, or whether they are manufactured in a laboratory, irrespective of their percentage in the food article. A Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said: “We, therefore, direct the respondents to ensure that there should be full…

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Vice President, Defence Minister, other MPs pay tributes to victims of 2001 Parliament attack

New Delhi [India]: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid their tribute to the security personnel who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other parliamentarians also paid tributes on the occasion.Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had remembered the security personnel who lost their lives in the attack and said that the nation shall forever remain grateful to them for their supreme sacrifice. “I pay my tributes to all those security personnel who were martyred in the line of duty during the Parliament attack in 2001. Their service to the nation and supreme sacrifice continues to inspire every citizen,” PM Modi said in his tweet.On December…

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India logs 7,774 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

New Delhi [India]: With 7,774 new COVID-19 cases reported in India in the last 24 hours, the active caseload in the country now stands at 92,281, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country witnessed as many as 306 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours. As many as 4,75,434 people have succumbed to the infection so far.8,464 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,41,22,795. The recovery rate is currently at 98.36 per cent which is the highest since March 2020. “The daily positivity rate (0.65 per cent) is less than 2 per cent for the last 69 days. The weekly positivity rate (0.70 per cent) is less than 1 per cent for the last 28 days,” the ministry said. Meanwhile, 65.58 crore samples have been tested…

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Delhi reports 41 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India]: Delhi has recorded 41 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, said the state government on Friday.With this, the count of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has gone up to 14,41,610. The positivity rate for the day stands at 0.07 per cent. A total of 59,763 samples were tested during the last 24 hours.During the last 24 hours, 57 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries in the national capital to 14,16,140.A total of 25,100 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus, with zero deaths reported during the last 24 hours.There are currently 370 active COVID-19 cases in the state, out of which 169 are in home isolation.During the last 24 hours, 1,22,300 Covid vaccination doses were administered, out of which 48,351 people received their first dose of the vaccine while 73,949 people…

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PM Modi visits Palam Airbase, pays respects to CDS General Rawat, others who died in chopper crash

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited Palam airbase here and paid his last respects to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other 11 armed force personnel who lost their lives in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also visited Palam airbase and paid their respects to Gen Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other 11 armed force personnel who lost their lives in the helicopter crash. The three service chiefs – Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari also paid their respects to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and others who died in the chopper crash.Apart from General Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, his Defence Adviser Brigadier Lakhbinder Singh Lidder…

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Delhi: White powder substance, batteries recovered from Rohini court blast site

New Delhi [India]: Police recovered white powder substance, wires and batteries from the Rohini Court blast site, informed the Police.The low-intensity blast was reported inside courtroom number 102 of court on Thursday morning. The blast occurred inside a laptop bag, and the explosion was of low intensity, added the police.The injured person had been identified as Rajeev and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.Forensic and NSG teams are inspecting and examining the bag, added the police. The spot has been cordoned.

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Air quality in Delhi stagnant at ‘poor’ quality, Gurugram’s AQI slips to ‘moderate’

New Delhi [India]: The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘poor’ category on Thursday. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city (overall) read 208 at 7.40 am.According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in the air at 7.40 am stood at ‘poor’ and ‘moderate’ levels, respectively. The air quality in the NCR region – Noida and Gurugram has improved. With the AQI at 180, the air quality in Gurugram has slipped to the ‘moderate’ category, while the air quality in Noida has gone down to the ‘poor’ category with AQI at 204. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’. Meanwhile,…

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Crucial Samyukt Kisan Morcha meet today, decision likely on future course of farmers’ protest

New Delhi [India]: Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s five-member committee will hold an urgent meeting in the national capital at 10 am on Wednesday and are likely to take a decision on the future course of action on farmers’ protest. On Tuesday, Samyukta Kisan Morcha held a meeting to discuss the Centre’s response and said that some pending issues still remain.The farmers’ body informed that the government, in its proposal, has asked them to first end the protest and only then cases against them will be taken back. Addressing the press conference after the meeting on Tuesday, SKM’s Balbir Singh Rajewal said that they will not accept the government’s condition that cases against farmers will be withdrawn after agitation is called off. “Government’s proposal says after we end the movement, then only will they withdraw cases. We are apprehensive about it. Government should immediately begin with…

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Delhi: Air quality in city & NCR stagnant at ‘very poor’ quality

New Delhi [India], December 7 (ANI): The air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday morning with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 314, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). As per the SAFAR, the PM 10 levels were recorded at 150 in the ‘moderate’ category and PM 2.5 levels were recorded at 81 in the ‘moderate’ category.A local resident Manish said, “There is a smog-free tower installed but it is not sufficient.” Meanwhile, the air quality in the NCR region – Noida and Gurugram also remain in the ‘very poor’ category. AQI of 317 and 325 was recorded at 7.30 am in Gurugram and Noida, respectively. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’,…

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Omicron: Delhi CM Kejriwal urges people to be cautious

New Delhi [India]: In view of the emergence of the COVID-19 variant Omicron, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday appealed to the people to be cautious and wear masks while stepping out of their houses. “I just want to appeal to people to not panic. I am monitoring the situation. I chaired a review meeting last week also. We will make all available resources like beds, medicines, equipment to tackle the virus. I just want to appeal to the citizens to wear masks always while stepping out,” he said.Earlier on Sunday, Delhi reported its first case of the COVID variant Omicron. Earlier on November 30, Kejriwal had chaired a review meeting with Health Minister Satyendra Jain and senior officials on the possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, amid concerns over the new variant ‘Omicron’. (ANI)

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President Kovind, PM Modi, parliamentarians pay tribute to BR Ambedkar

New Delhi [India]: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary which is observed as “Mahaparinirvan Diwas”. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and other parliamentarians paid tribute to the architect of the Constitution at his statue in the Parliament premises today.Born on April 14, 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits) and supported the rights of women and workers. He died on December 6, 1956. In 1990, Ambedkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. (ANI)

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Delhi logs 51 fresh COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India]: New Delhi reported 51 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the health bulletin on Saturday.As per the health bulletin, the total count of cases has gone to 14,41,295.The city has 322 active cases. The national capital reported no death due to the disease in the last 24 hours. The death toll has gone up to 25,098.The positivity rate in Delhi is 0.08 per cent. The bulletin said 64826 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tests to 3,11,65,273.1,04,328 persons were vaccinated against the virus in the last 24 hours.

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Delhi : Panel issue new orders on tackling deteriorating air quality

New Delhi [India] : The government of India’s air quality panel has issued a set of new directions to prevent further deterioration of air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) directed that industrial operations and processes in NCR, not running on Piped Natural Gas or other cleaner fuels, shall be allowed to operate only up to eight hours a day from Monday to Friday and shall not be allowed to run on weekends. All schools, colleges and educational institutions in the NCR shall remain closed, allowing only online mode of education, except for the purpose of the conduct of examinations and laboratory practicals. The panel said its earlier directions on industries shall continue. According to these directions, all industries in NCR, still using unapproved fuels, shall be closed by the respective governments with immediate…

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Air Pollution: After SC rap, schools in Delhi closed again

New Delhi [India]: All schools in Delhi will be closed from December 3, said Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday. “All schools in Delhi to be closed from tomorrow till further orders, due to current air pollution levels in the city,” Rai said.His statement comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Delhi government for opening schools amid the rising air pollution levels in the city. “When the government implemented work from home for adults then why children are being forced to go to school,” the SC asked Delhi government. “We feel there is nothing happening, in spite of air pollution levels rising in Delhi,” the Court observed today. The Delhi government reopened schools on November 29 for all the classes.

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Delhi govt designates Lok Nayak Hospital as dedicated facility for ‘Omicron’ variant cases

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi government has designated Lok Nayak Hospital as a dedicated hospital to treat patients infected with the new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’.As per the order issued by the Health and Family Department of the Delhi government, the decision has been taken following the new guidelines by the Central government for international travellers in the context of the new variant. “Lok Nayak Hospital will designate one or more separate wards ( as per need) for isolating and treating such patients…It is hereby directed that no COVID-18 patient of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 will be denied admission on any ground,” the order stated.The Omicron variant (B.1.1.529), a new variant of the coronavirus, was first reported in Botswana on November 11, 2021, and appeared on November 14 in South Africa. It has been declared a variant of concern by the World Health…

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Delhi’s peak power demand in winter may go upto 5,400 MW, surpassing last two years

New Delhi [India]: Delhi’s peak power demand this winter can go upto 5,400 MW, surpassing the peak winter demand of both 2019 and 2020. Last year, it had peaked at 5,021 MW and 5,343 in 2019.The peak winter power demand in BRPL and BYPL areas had reached 2,091 MW and 1,107 MW respectively during last winter. This year, it is expected to reach 2,315 MW and 1,140 MW for BRPL and BYPL respectively. According to officials, “BSES discoms are fully geared to ensure adequate power availability for its around 46 lakh consumers during the winter months. The back-bone of BSES’ power-supply arrangements during the winter months includes long-term agreements from power plants; including Hydro and Delhi-based gas-fuelled generating stations.”Additionally, BSES is also receiving 440+ MW of solar power from SECI, 250 MW of wind power, 25 MW from Waste-to-Energy. It is also being helped…

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Delhi bound SpiceJet flight offloads passenger for disruptive behaviour

New Delhi [India] : SpiceJet flight SG 8169 (Guwahati-Delhi) offloaded a passenger on Sunday after he repeatedly got off his seat and created a ruckus. According to a SpiceJet Spokesperson,” After repeated attempts to pacify him failed and co-passengers told the crew that they were not ready to fly with the said passenger on board.”, he said. “The aircraft was brought back to the bay where airport security officials along with SpiceJet staff deplaned the passenger and handed him over to the CISF.”, he further added. The flight departed thereafter.  Meanwhile on Saturday, Bengaluru-Patna Go First flight with 139 passengers and crew members on board made an emergency land at Nagpur airport due to a technical glitch.

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Delhi wakes up to shallow fog

New Delhi [India] : Amid deteriorating air quality, the residents of the national capital woke up to shallow fog on Sunday morning with visibility in the range of 500-1000 metres only, as per the Indian Meteorological Department.The IMD has earlier predicted that Delhi will witness shallow fog till December 1. “No fog conditions reported at 0530 hrs IST of Today. Moderate Fog with visibility of the order of 200m reported at Lucknow and Gaya. Shallow fog with visibility in the range of 500-1000 m is being reported at Delhi,” IMD tweeted today.Meanwhile, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday morning stood at 372 in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi today recorded a minimum temperature of 11.2 degrees Celsius (°C).As per SAFAR, the air quality…

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Manish Sisodia likely to address ‘important’ press conference in Delhi today

New Delhi [India]: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is likely to address an important press conference on Saturday.According to sources, Sisodia will address the press conference at 12.30 pm on Saturday from party headquarters in New Delhi. Meanwhile, sources have also informed the senior Congress leader from Delhi, Mukesh Goel is likely to join AAP on Saturday.Notably, AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Chandigarh in Punjab on Saturday to express support to protesting teachers in Mohali.

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Delhi Police arrests accused in Swaroop Nagar murder case

New Delhi [India]: Three persons accused of murder in Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar were arrested by Delhi Police on Thursday. One of the arrested accused includes the younger brother of the deceased, according to Delhi Police.The younger brother Monu told the police that his elder brother Sonu used to consume smack and the family members were tired of giving him money. Therefore, he hatched a plot with his friends to kill his brother. According to the police, Monu filed the missing report of Sonu in the Jahangirpuri area. The family members recovered his body from the ruins of Swaroop Nagar, after which the police was informed about the same.On being informed, the police registered a case and started scrutinizing the CCTV footage. Sonu was seen alongside two boys, identified as Sunny and Tushar, who happened to be Monu’s friends.On questioning, the accused revealed that Monu…

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Noida International Airport on Thursday

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday at 1 pm.The development of the first phase of the airport is being done at a cost of over Rs 10,050 crore. The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024.Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister had said that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.“Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 PM, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,”…

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CBI files 3rd chargesheet against defence officers in connection with navy classified info leak

New Delhi [India] : Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against the serving and the retired Defence officers in connection with navy classified information leak, informed sources.As per the sources, “CBI on November 20 filed the third charge sheet against the serving and retired Defence officers. in connection with Navy classified information leak.” “Six people have been arrested in the case and two charge sheets have already been filed into the matter so far”, informed the sources.

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IRCTC restores catering services in premium trains

New Delhi [India] : In a significant step towards the restoration of passenger services, the Indian Railways now decided to serve freshly cooked food in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Tejas, and Gatiman Express trains.In this regard, an order already has been issued to all concerned departments and stakeholders. The order said that the matter has been examined and it has been decided to resume cooked foods in trains.According to this order, Zonal Railways will verify the catering charges to be realized based on services being provided and the applicable rate list and feed the same in the PRS software for enabling booking/opting out of Catering services, from ARP date, at the time of booking of tickets.“Presently, it will be applicable for only Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Tejas and Gatiman category of trains. For those passengers, who already booked tickets in advance, some…

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Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ category, AQI drops to 280

New Delhi [India]: The air quality significantly improved from the “very poor” to the “poor” category on Wednesday for the first time in the last 10 days, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 280 today. Several areas in the national capital including ITO, Lodhi Road, and Mathura Road recorded air quality in “very poor” air with an AQI of 333, 303, and 346 while the AQI at Anand Vihar and Jahangirpuri were in the “severe” category with an AQI 422 and 436 respectively.As per the SAFAR, the PM 10 levels were recorded at 58 in the ‘satisfactory’ category and PM 2.5 levels were recorded at 38 in the ‘satisfactory’ category.The air pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR) fluctuated between “very poor” and “poor”. Gurugram and Noida recorded AQI…

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Air Force chief, Navy chief designate receive Param Vishisht Seva Medal

New Delhi [India] : Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari and Navy chief designate Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar were awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal from President Ram Nath Kovind in an investiture ceremony on Tuesday.Ace fighter pilot Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari took charge as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30, while the Centre, earlier on November 9, announced that Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar will take charge as the Navy chief from November 30. Kumar will take over Admiral KB Singh who is superannuating after a 30-month tenure. 

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Congress leader Kirti Azad to join TMC in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Kirti Azad will join Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday at 5 pm in the national capital, informed sources.On December 23, 2015, he was suspended from BJP for openly targeting Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities and corruption in Delhi and District Cricket Association and later in 2018 he joined the Congress. A cricketer-turned-politician, Azad was elected to Lok Sabha thrice from Darbhanga in Bihar. He had fought the 2014 general elections on a BJP ticket.Azad was a part of the World Cup-winning Indian team in 1983.The development comes amid West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Delhi, who is slated to be in the national capital till November 25.Banerjee’s visit to the capital is taking place days ahead of the winter session of Parliament which is scheduled to begin on November 29.She will meet Prime…

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Delhi government lifts ban on construction, demolition activities

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a high-level meeting with senior government officials on Monday to chalk out plans to curb the air pollution in the city.The Delhi Government has lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in view of an improvement in the air quality, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on November 22. Senior officials will provide details of the number of challans issued to vehicles that do not have pollution certificates in the city.The officials are focusing on ways to encourage people to use public transport so that number of private vehicles can be reduced thereby lessening the emission of pollutants from the vehicles in the atmosphere.The air quality in the national capital continues to remain in the ‘very poor’ category for the ninth consecutive day on Monday, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather…

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Delhi HC, District courts resume physical hearings

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court and the seven district courts completely resume the physical hearings on Monday.However, the Court has permitted the hybrid or video conferencing hearing to those where a request to such effect is made by any of the parties or their counsel. The Court last week has also issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and regulations relating to entry in the court blocks for attending physical hearings and virtual conferencing hearings.According to the SOP, the entry into the court block, for the purposes of attending physical hearings and VC hearings shall stand restricted to only one advocate accompanied by one junior intern per party whose ‘Vakalatnama’ is on record or who has been duly authorized by such advocate to appear and whose case is listed for hearing that day. The senior Counsel engaged by any such advocate.The registered clerk…

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Delhi schools to stay shut till further orders due to air pollution

New Delhi [India]: All schools in Delhi will remain shut for physical classes till further orders due to rising levels of air pollution in the national capital, said the Directorate of Education, Delhi on Sunday.Education will, however, continue with the help of online classes. “The Department of Environment, GNCTD vide order F. NO. 10 (13)/ENV/2020/Pt-2/5214- 5243 dated November 17, 2021 has directed to close all the schools with immediate effect tillfurther orders of the Commission For Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas. Therefore, in pursuance of the above-mentioned order, all the Government, Government Aided, Unaided Recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will remain closed till further orders. However, Online teaching-learning activities and the examinations for Board classes would be conducted as per guidelines issued earlier vide Circular No. DE.23 ( 28 )/Sch.Br./2021/637 dated 14.11.2021,” reads the order.All…

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‘Centre should apologize to farmers’ : Manish Sisodia

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the Centre should have repealed the three farm laws a year ago and urged the government to apologize to farmers.This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day announced the repeal of the three Central farm laws. “The central government should have taken this decision a year ago. The farmers struggled for a year protesting on the roads in winter, rain, and even in times of COVID-19 pandemic and dengue outbreak. The government should apologize for this. The government should also apologize to families of farmers who died during the protests. The government should also apologize for remarks on farmers calling them terrorists, Khalistanis,” Sisodia told ANI.Taking to Twitter, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader congratulated the farmers on the success of their movement.“Congratulations to the farmers and…

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Param Bir Singh’s plea for protection against arrest to be heard only after he discloses his whereabouts: SC

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose his whereabouts. The Apex Court said that it will hear Singh’s plea for protection against arrest only after he tells which part of the country or the world he is in.The court asked Singh’s lawyer to inform his whereabouts and posted the matter for hearing on November 22. Last month in October, the investigating agencies had said that the former Commissioner of Mumbai Police may have left the country either before a Lookout Circular (LOC) was issued by Maharashtra Police or he travelled on a forged passport. According to the officers, the Maharashtra Police issued LOC two months after Parmbir Singh went on leave. Singh was allegedly named in several FIRs registered against him under various IPC sections. There were also two pending enquiries against him…

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Delhi’s AQI stagnant in ‘very poor’ category, stands at 362

New Delhi [India]: Delhi’s air quality continues to be in the ‘very poor’ category for the fifth consecutive day today, according to the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).However, the overall Air Quality Index reduced from 379 on Wednesday to 362 today. Meanwhile, announcing emergency measures to reduce pollution, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said that there will be 100 per cent work from home for the government departments till November 21.Construction and demolition work has also been banned till November 21 in Delhi, while schools and other educational institutes will remain closed in the national capital until further orders, Rai informed.Addressing the media after a high-level meeting for strict implementation of the suggestions of the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), Rai said, “We have given instructions for a ban on the entry of all vehicles in…

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Income Tax Department conducts searches in Delhi, Haryana

New Delhi [India]: The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations in the case of a Fintech company providing instant short term personal loan through Mobile App, informed the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT).As per an official statement from the CBDT, searches were conducted on November 9 at the business and residential premises in Delhi and Gurugram. During the search, it was revealed that the company has been allegedly charging a very high processing fee at the time of disbursement of loans. “This results into effective higher burden of compensation on the borrowers,” the statement said.CBDT said that the said company is held by a group based in Cayman Island, ultimately controlled by an individual of a neighboring country. The company has brought in India nominal initial capital by way of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) but took substantial working capital loans…

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Delhi temp drops to 10 degrees celsius

New Delhi [India]: Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius (°C) on Tuesday, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD).The maximum temperature for the day was 27 degrees Celsius. In the meantime, Delhi’s Air quality continues to be in the ‘very poor’ category for the fourth consecutive day today, as per the System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) reduced from 396 from Tuesday to 379.

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CAIT to hold nationwide protests in 1000 cities

New Delhi [India] : The Confederation of All India Traders on Monday said that it would hold protests on November 17 in around 1000 cities across the country over the drug peddling gang using e-commerce sites to supply marijuana.Earlier, Madhya Pradesh police busted a racket of marijuana that was being sold as curry leaves via the Amazon e-commerce portal. “On November 17, we are going to hold protests in around 1000 cities across the country over this matter. Through the protest, we would request the government to take cognizance of the matter and that the action be taken on an immediate basis,” said Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a press conference.“We will be sending a letter to all the chief ministers of states in which we would request that the way this happened in Madhya Pradesh, there are…

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SC asks Centre to convene emergency meeting with NCR states on air pollution

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to call for an “emergency meeting” on November 16 with Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh and sought an action plan to curb the air pollution in Delhi-NCR.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant concluded that the major culprits of air pollution in the national capital are construction activities, industries, power plants, and vehicular transportation apart from stubble burning in some areas. It said that the hue and cry over farmers stubble burning is without factual basis as according to Centre it contributed to less than 10 per cent of the air pollution in Delhi.The Bench directed the Centre that its Committee, set up to look into air pollution issue, convene an emergency meeting with Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and…

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Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi’s air quality on Sunday improved marginally as the air quality in the national capital reached ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 386 (overall), according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).Meanwhile, the pollution level in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially Noida and Gurugram, also remained worrisome. Noida reported AQI in the ‘hazardous’ category at 536, while the air quality in Gurugram was at the upper end of ‘severe’ category at 423. As per SAFAR’s bulletin, the AQI is likely to improve in two day “as winds at transport level (925 mb) are slowing down resulting in lesser intrusion of farm fires related pollutants into Delhi.”“However, as local winds are becoming calm and minimum temperature is decreasing further, preventing efficient dispersion of pollutants leading to improvement of air quality to the…

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SC suggests Centre to declare two-day lockdown in Delhi to tackle pollution

New Delhi [India] : The Supreme Court on Saturday suggested the Centre for a two days lockdown to tackle air pollution in the national capital.A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Raman, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said, “Tell us how we can reduce AQI from 500 at least by 200 points. Take some urgent measures. Can you think of two days lockdown or something? How can people live?” The Apex Court said that air quality in Delhi is in the ‘severe’ category and in another two to three days it will dip further.The Court asked the Centre to take an emergency decision. “We will look at a long term solution later,” the Court added.Supreme Court told Centre during a hearing on plea on air pollution in Delhi – little children have to go to school in this weather, we are exposing…

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Visibility in Delhi to remain poor for next 3 due to smog: IMD

New Delhi [India] : The visibility in Delhi will remain poor for the next three days due to fog and smog, said Senior Scientist of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Jenamani said, “Delhi today witnessed low visibility due to fog and smoke conditions. Visibility was around 600-800 meters till 12 noon. Visibility to remain poor for the next three days in Delhi.” A layer of smog shrouded Delhi-NCR on Friday as the air quality in Delhi continued to remain under the “very poor” category.The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) under the Ministry of Earth Science reported that the air quality is in the ‘very poor’ category in Delhi with an air quality index (AQI) of 390.Further, while speaking about the situation of incessant rainfall in Tamil Nadu, the senior scientist informed that the department has withdrawn a ‘red alert’…

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Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category

New Delhi [India] : The air quality index in the national capital region remained in the “very poor” category on Thursday. Since Diwali, the air quality in the national capital has deteriorated, with the present AQI at 360.Delhi residents blamed the burning of crackers on Diwali for the persistent pollution in the air and complained about rising health problems. A cyclist from Delhi told ANI, “I could not see the road. But since we prefer morning or early hours for cycling, it is not a problem. By 6.00 am, the pollution increases due to vehicles. The pollution has increased compared to the last month due to Diwali. I think Diwali and burning of crackers have led to increased pollution.”Another Delhi resident, Naresh Kumar Khanna said, “We have difficulty in walking due to fog, and it is going to increase gradually.”He said people should exercise…

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Advancing India-US Education Partnership

New Delhi [India] : Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the US is a natural ally to India in forging new-age knowledge partnerships.While speaking during a virtual roundtable on ‘Advancing India-US Education Partnership’ on Wednesday, Pradhan said, “India and the US share strong linkages in the education sector. There is an immense potential to further deepen collaborations and build knowledge partnerships, especially in interlinking industry, academia and policy makers of both our countries.” He also said that India’s National Education Policy 2020 has opened new pathways for India and the US to work together and facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships in research, two-way mobility of students and teachers, institute-to-institute collaborations, among others.“PM in his address at the COP26 summit in Glasgow has asserted that India will aim to achieve NetZero by 2070. To fulfil these ambitions in letter and…

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Delhi Petrol Association writes to CM, demands cutting VAT on fuel

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Petrol Dealers Association has written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to reduce value-added tax (VAT) in the national capital, stating that a higher tax on fuel is resulting in losses to petrol pump owners and may adversely affect the revenue of Delhi.Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Anurag Narain, president of the association, said, “We appeal to CM Arvind Kejriwal to cut VAT in Delhi as we are incurring a loss. As petrol and diesel have become cheaper in neighbouring cities like Gurgaon, Noida or Ghaziabad, people are going to these places for refilling, causing huge loss to us.” He further said, “Earlier, we used to sell 13 crore litres of petrol every month. But due to higher VAT in Delhi, our sales have plummeted to almost half. This is causing a huge loss to us.”“The…

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Chhath permission at ITO ghat denied by Delhi govt to hide its failures: BJP

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Parvesh Verma on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government for not allowing Chhath Puja celebrations at the ITO Ghat.His remarks came after Delhi Police asked the devotees to vacate the Yamuna Ghat. “People will come here for Puja and will see the failures of the Delhi government. That is why they have not given permission. Chhath Puja is being celebrated at thousands of spots across Delhi, but why not here at the ITO Ghat which is the oldest ghat in Delhi and comes under the Delhi government,” Verma said.“I urge everyone to come here and perform the Puja, we will take care of your security. I will not go from here till Puja is concluded,” he added.The issue over Chhath celebrations intensified after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in September, prohibited celebrations of Chhath Puja…

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Assembly polls 2022: BJP to reach out to women voters in Punjab, Manipur, Goa

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chalked out a strategy to reach out to women voters for poll-bound states of Punjab, Manipur and Goa by creating awareness regarding various Central government schemes and welfare measures. In Punjab, the party will target women involved in the agriculture sector. “They understand the value of Rs 6000 per year. Even when cultivation takes place normally, women pledge their gold. Now women don’t have to do that. We would like to connect with them,” stated Vanathi Srinivasan, President of BJP Mahila Morcha.In Goa, where most women are involved in the service sector, there will be an attempt to empower them through government schemes like Start up India and Skill India. “Focus will be to ensure these measures reach out to self-help groups and start ups,” she said. In Uttarakhand, self-help…

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Enhancing capabilities of Indian army

New Delhi [India] : Stressing on the disruptive technologies that are responsible for transforming the character of the modern world, Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Monday said that enhancing capabilities of the armed forces is imperative given the country’s active and disputed borders with two neighbours.“Disruptive technologies are transforming the character of the modern world, faster than ever before… Given our active borders and disputed borders in the North and East with our two neighbours, capability development remains a national imperative,” Army Chief said while addressing a webinar. The Indian Army has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG-N), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, informed a defence ministry release.This MoU will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and collaboration in the fields of emerging technologies for the development of GIS and IT-based Enterprise Resource…

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Dengue situation in Delhi worsened this year compared to 2021, says health expert

New Delhi [India]: The senior consultant at the department of medicine in Sri Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the situation of dengue in Delhi has worsened this year as compared to the previous year.Speaking to ANI, Pooja Khosla, Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Sri Ganga Ram hospital said, “The situation of dengue has worsened this year as compared to the previous year. “Last year, people were careful because COVID-19 restrictions were there. This year, the situation has worsened in the last four to five weeks. There are more than 1,500 dengue cases in Delhi.” “There is a type of ‘complicated dengue’ in which the patients have a high fever, bleeding complications, breathlessness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting etc. They directly lead to ICUs as they need blood, oxygen support,” she added.Khosla said some people also get infected with dengue without symptoms and their Immunoglobulin…

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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan awarded Padma Bhushan

New Delhi [India] : Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was awarded the Padma Bhushan by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.Veteran politician Mahajan was the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party and represented the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh from 1989 to 2019. Padma Bhushan is the country’s third-highest civilian award, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of the highest order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.119…

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Central Pollution Control Board suggests measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India] : Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday suggested measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR through the implementation of a Graded Response Action Plan for the city.As per the official notification of the pollution control board, a Sub-committee convened a meeting on Monday and reviewed air quality status as well as meteorological and air pollution forecasts for Delhi-NCR. “As per IMD’s forecast, winds are expected to be northwesterly for the next five days which may possibly lead to a high contribution of stubble burning. In addition, unfavourable meteorology may cause air quality to fluctuate between ‘severe and higher end of the very poor category’ in the coming days,” read the notification.The CPCB has directed the concerned agencies to strictly enforce actions based on the decisions made by the sub-committee.Actions under ‘severe category’, in addition to steps listed under ‘very poor’…

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Ghats being cleaned, final prepartions for Chhath underway in Delhi

New Delhi [India] : With the commencement of the four-day Chhath festival with ‘Nahay Khay’ on Monday, the ghats of the national capital are being cleaned as the last-minute preparations for the festival are underway.Amid the toxic foam, people also took a dip in the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj in Delhi on the first day of Chhath Puja.Randheer Kumar said, President of Chhath Puja Samiti of Vikas Nagar area said that though the number of COVID-19 cases is lesser than the previous year, they are ensuring that the people follow all the necessary precautions. “Chhath Puja is a festival of faith. People come together to celebrate this ‘mahaparv’ with joy. We will follow all the COVID-19 protocols here at the ghat. I urge people to maintain distance and avoid gatherings. We are celebrating this festival for decades and this year, our volunteers at…

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Delhi’s air quality continues to remain in ‘severe’ category with AQI of 436

New Delhi [India]: The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi continues to remain in the ‘severe’ category, informed the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Sunday.As per SAFAR’s analysis at 6:15 am today, Delhi’s overall air quality was found to be in ‘severe’ category with the AQI standing at 436. However, Delhi’s AQI was 437 on Saturday night wherein the concentration of PM 2.5 was 318, while that of PM 10 was reported to be 448.As per the Centre-run SAFAR, Delhi’s AQI is likely to improve to the upper end of the ‘very poor’ category as the “surface winds are becoming stronger”, dispersing air pollutants from the evening of November 7.An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 are marked as severe/hazardous.

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Delhi govt orders probe into Green Park incident

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi government on Saturday ordered a probe into the collapse of a portion of multilevel parking in Green Park and directed the authorities to submit a report in 15 days.Addressing a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Within one year, the parking lot collapsed. God’s grace that there were no people there at that time, otherwise there could have been a big accident, but the vehicles were damaged.” “The BJP-run municipal corporations keep claiming they have no funds, but when they have money, they use it like this. They spend it on corruption. To build this parking facility, the BJP collected big amounts of money from nearby shopkeepers in the name of conversion charges,” Sisodia alleged.He added that the Delhi government has taken the matter very seriously and ordered an inquiry.” I have directed the Director Local…

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Delhi gasps for breath as AQI remains in ‘severe’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi residents continued to breathe polluted air with the Air Quality Index remaining in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday.The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) informed that Delhi’s overall air quality was in the ‘severe’ category with the overall AQI at 533 at 6 am today. While talking to ANI, some students were extremely vocal about the problem caused by pollution and the efforts to tackle it. Gaurav, a 10th grader out for cycling, said, “Earlier, we did not get tired while cycling after a short time. But now with such levels of pollution, we get tired. It causes pain and a burning sensation in the lungs. It causes a lot of breathlessness. Visibility is also low because of pollution. Bursting firecrackers is a cause of it, they were used in spite of a ban.…

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Delhi gasps for breath as AQI remains in ‘severe’ category

New Delhi [India] : Delhi residents continued to breathe polluted air with the Air Quality Index remaining in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday.The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) informed that Delhi’s overall air quality was in the ‘severe’ category with the overall AQI at 533 at 6 am today. While talking to ANI, some students were extremely vocal about the problem caused by pollution and the efforts to tackle it. Gaurav, a 10th grader out for cycling, said, “Earlier, we did not get tired while cycling after a short time. But now with such levels of pollution, we get tired. It causes pain and a burning sensation in the lungs. It causes a lot of breathlessness. Visibility is also low because of pollution. Bursting firecrackers is a cause of it, they were used in spite of a ban.…

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PM Modi greets nation on Bhai Dooj

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.“Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhai Dooj, the festival symbolising the love of brother-sister, is being celebrated all over the country today.On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya. As per Hindu traditions, it is believed that Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.