First heavy monsoon rainfall likely in Delhi, parts of north India; flood situation may worsen in NE
Saturday, 18 July 2020 () From Sunday, Delhi and its adjoining states Punjab and Haryana are likely to experience continuous rainfall typical of the rainy season as the monsoon trough is likely to shift to its normal position, weather forecasting agencies said.
Water entered the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad on July 15 after heavy downpour. Heavy Rainfall lashed several parts of Hyderabad. The India Meteorological Department had predicted 'generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers' in the city on July 15.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 09 addressed through a webinar to remember sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh. During his speech he remembered the sacrifice of martyr Udham Singh by saying that Singh was a prominent freedom fighter, who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa on hooch tragedy in Punajb that claimed over 100 lives demanded a CBI or ED investigation. Partap Bajwa said, "CM Captain Amarinder Singh has Excise and Taxation, Home department police under him. All fingers are being raised at excise department. If justice has to be given to 121 people who died in hooch tragedy then an investigation should be done by CBI or ED." "Mining, liquor, cable, drugs and transport mafias established under the rule of Badal's are thriving under Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's governance. If future of Congress has to be saved then we need to change the leadership in the state." Congress leader Bajwa added.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled 'Connecting, Communicating, Changing' in Delhi on August 11. The book chronicles M. Venkaiah Naidu's three years in office as the Vice President of India. Rajnath Singh spoke on the importance of the book and said it will give a different perspective to the readers.
Delhi's well-known Jhandewalan Temple geared up to celebrate Janmashtami festival. The temple has made arrangements keeping in mind the rapid transmission of coronavirus. Social distancing has been made mandatory for devotees visiting temple on the auspicious day. Meanwhile, other temples are preparing for online 'darshan' facility to devotees. Holy festival will be celebrated on August 11.
As Independence Day nears, security in the national capital has been strengthened. "Teams have been deployed in different areas to ensure law and order. Security has also been tightened keeping in view the incident that took place in Beirut," said Delhi Police. Strict vehicular checking is also being done in all parts of Delhi. The 74th Independence Day celebrations have been kept minimal in view of surging COVID cases in the country. 15 August will be marked by musical performances by Army, Navy and Indian Air Force.
Noida police arrested a man for threatening to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said. The man called up emergency number '100' and threatened to harm PM Modi on Sunday. The accused has been identified has Harbhajan Singh. 33-year-old Singh lives in Noida Sector 66 and hails from Haryana. Police suspect the accused to be a drug addict. Police said further proceedings were being carried out. "A man, Harbhajan, has been arrested in Phase-3 Police Station area of Noida. The man had called up '100' number and threatened to harm the prime minister. The local police station swung into action and traced the man, who was then arrested from Mamura," said Ankur Aggarwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida. "The accused is being questioned. Prima facie, he appears to be a drug addict. He has been sent for medical examination to ascertain other details," Aggarwal added.
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A horrific incident recently came to light where two women from Thailand were allegedly raped inside a hotel in Haryana's Hisar on August 07, police said. Informing about the details, a police official said, "A case has been registered against two people including a hotel manager. One accused has been arrested. Further investigation is underway."
From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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A liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) container overturned on national highway-19 in Palwal. The accident took place on August 08. Police and fire department personnel reached at the spot and the container was put back with the help of a crane.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is playing hardball to stop city and county governments from making wearing masks in public mandatory. According to Business Insider, Gov. Ricketts threatened to withhold $100 million in federal relief funds if they did so. Wearing a mask is a measure widely encouraged by public health officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Local officials say they have little choice but to comply with the governor's order.
Heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides, wreaking havoc in Kerala. Flood-like situation witnessed in several low lying areas. Parts of Kottayam have been submerged in water. Water has entered..
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