Your date with monsoon set to change with IMD’s fresh reference dates
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Though the normal onset date of summer monsoon for Kerala may remain the same as June 1, the IMD will change the reference dates for some regions as also the dates for withdrawal. The withdrawal date from north-west India may be delayed by nearly 10 days. It means the normal withdrawal date of the monsoon from north-west India (north Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana) will be changed from September 1 to September 10.
Indian Coast Guard warns fishermen and merchant vessels in West Central Bay of Bengal on Thursday. ICG asked vessels and fishermen to return to harbor as soon as possible as a low-pressure area is developing over Bay of Bengal. IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in West Bengal over the coming few days. Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the state. Watch the full video for more details.
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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert in Hyderabad, as the city continue to witness heavy rainfall. "Yesterday night, Hyderabad city had received heavy rainfall from thunderstorm, we are monitoring Hyderabad in high priority. Monsoon is very active here, we have new system forming over east central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours, it will move west or north-west. Costal Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and Telangana are under over monitoring 24*7, we have given orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall," said Senior Scientist, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani. Several people have lost lives in Hyderabad as heavy downpour triggered flood-like situation in Hyderabad.
Delhi's air quality to remain 'poor' for coming three days, said senior scientist of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Rajendra Kumar Jenamani."Air quality of Delhi today is better than Thursday. On October 15 pollution level had dipped to 'very poor'. Due to winds, it has been improved to 'poor' category," said IMD scientist.
During press conference held on October 27, Secretary of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "78 per cent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours. During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi."
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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On October 26, a 21-year-old college girl was shot dead in broad daylight in Ballabhgarh. According to police, the incident happened when the woman went to write her college exam. Two accused have been arrested in the incident and are in the police custody. According to victim's father, "There was pressure on her to change her religion and marry." Earlier today, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar assured strict action against the culprits.
In a heinous crime, two bike-borne men attacked a woman in Haryana with acid. The incident happened in Panipat on October 26. "FIR has been registered. Based on the CCTV footage, we are identifying the men," a police official said.
Body of 21-year-old student, who was shot dead in Haryana's Ballabhgarh brought to her residence from hospital. The family members then took the body to crematorium for the cremation. Earlier in the day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured that strict action will be taken against the accused. The whole incident was captured in a CCTV footage placed outside victim's college. She could be seen trying to save herself but was shot at point blank range. After shooting the girl, the assailant fled with his associate in the car. Locals and family members of the student also staged a protest. Police earlier today arrested the attacker Touseef and his accomplice, Rehan, and have sent them to two days police custody.