Rain lashed parts of Odisha's Bhubaneswar on August 07 afternoon. The rain was followed by lightning and thunderstorm. The moderate rain may continue in the city for the next 4 days, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).
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.
Delhi reported 4,086 fresh cases on Friday, its highest spike in 35 days. Except on October 19, the capital has been reporting over 3,000 cases daily for the last 10 days, sparking concerns of a second wave as the festive season sets in. The numbers are worrying especially when national Covid figures have shown a remarkable decline.
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Air Quality Index (AQI) of national capital remained in poor condition on October 19 amid fear of coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to ANI, the Senior Director of Interventional Cardiology in Max Super Speciality Hospital (Patparganj) and Max Multi Speciality Centre in Noida, Dr Manoj Kumar said, "It has been hypothecated that in winter there is possibility that per day cases even can cross 2 lakh as per the study from MIT." "40% cases can increase on per day basis in India during winter season due to many factors," he added.
The air quality of national capital Delhi and its neighbouring city Noida is continuously deteriorating. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index of Delhi (AQI) was at 283 on October 14. The neighbour city Noida has also recorded 'very poor' air quality, with overall AQI at 319. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents shared concerns over the deteriorating air quality. Residents of Noida said they have felt change in air quality and the pollution level is increasing every day. "We have seen changes in air quality, now we can see pollutants in air. Stubble burning is a matter of concern but it is not the only reason behind the poor air, factory pollution is also here," said a local. It is to remember that incidents of stubble burning have started in neighbour states due to which air quality has gone down. Traffic pollution, garbage burning, stubble burning are some of the reasons for air pollution.
Number of people lost their jobs during pandemic, Noida's resident Ravi being one of them. Ravi worked for a multinational company in tour and travels sector. Ravi didn't lose hope after being laid off and started a food stall in Sector 19. His food stall offers patties, sandwiches, burgers and mocktails. Ravi said, "I was working at a multinational corporation in a tour and travels sector and used to earn well. After losing job, it was very difficult to run my family so I started this stall."
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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Video of the fatal attack on BJP's minority front district president and former Vice Chairman Mushtaq Qureshi has gone viral. In the viral video about a dozen masked youth came in a car on Highway No.3 with sticks in their hands. Miscreants brought him out of his house and started thrashing him with sticks on road. Mushtaq is in a critical condition and has been admitted to Agra's hospital.
A helping hand can bring massive change in lives of needy. Underprivileged section of society has been worst hit by COVID pandemic. A similar case came to light in Agra. 'Roti Wali Amma' who sells a 'thali' for rupees 20 is finding difficulties in filling her own stomach. She wishes to get a permanent space in order to sell food without obstacles. "Nobody is supporting me, if I had the support of people, I wouldn't be in such a condition. I have been forced to remove my stall regularly, I wish I get a permanent space," said Bhagwan Devi.
At least two persons died and four others suffered injuries in a blast that took place at a firecracker unit in New Azam pada area in Agra on October 18. Injured persons were rushed to the hospital. "We're investigating if they had license to undertake the activity and also reason behind blast," said Agra (city) ADDL. SP Rohan Pramod Botre.
Heavy rains lashed parts of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel were deployed for rescue operations in Indore. People were rescued after rain inundated low-lying..
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Delhi-NCR woke up to incessant rainfall on August 20 which led to heavy waterlogging. Delhi's Baraf Khana was waterlogged which affected normal lives. Similarly, parts of Ghaziabad were also submerged..