Amit Shah speaks to CMs of TN and Puducherry on post-Cyclone relief measures, IMD’s ‘perfect forecast’ appreciated
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Even as the Cyclone ‘Nivar’ weakened into a depression after making landfall near Puducherry on early Thursday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the system was under continuous surveillance and the concerned state governments were being informed regularly in view of forecast of rainfall at many places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Telangana in next 24 hours.
Slammed by the severe cyclonic storm Nivar early Thursday, Tamil Nadu is likely to receive another spell of very heavy rainfall as a fresh low pressure area is expected to form in the Bay of Bengal from November 29 onwards, the IMD said. Cyclone Nivar, which hit the Tamil Nadu coast as a 'very severe...
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Home Minister Amit Shah on January 17 inaugurated advanced simulation centre at KLE Hospital in Belagavi. This centre will benefit patients, who come for treatment from different villages. Shah also reviewed the other facilities at the hospital. The Home Minister is on a two-day visit to Karnataka.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 17 said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, India is counted among those countries which have recorded fewer deaths due to COVID-19. He was speaking at a public rally in Karnataka's Belagavi. Shah is on a two-day visit to Karnataka.
BJP state president of West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh, on January 17 informed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the state on January 30th and 31st, and will participate in various functions. He also informed that the party will organise a yatra which will roam across the state to do 'Jansampark' (mass public contact) ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi called on IAS A. Anbarasu, who has moved on to become Advisor to Administrator, Lakshadweep. Anbarasu worked intensively during COVID-19 pandemic time by coordinating the COVID measures besides other duties assigned to him. Anbarasu belongs to 1996 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the AGMU cadre. While serving in Puducherry he redeemed his duties with great seriousness. While sharing his working experience, Anbarasu said that it was a pleasant experience working under Lieutenant Governor Bedi.
IPS Ranvir Singh Krishnia took charge as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry. He succeeded Balaji Srivastava, who has been transferred to New Delhi after 1.5 years' long stint in the Union Territory. Krishnia called on Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at her respective office. Krishnia belongs to 1989 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the AGMUT cadre. He had served in various capacities in different states. With a heavy heart, Lieutenant Governor Bedi bid adieu to Balaji Srivastava. During Srivastava's period Rowdyism and Land grabbing came under strict control in the Union Territory.
Cold weather continued to tighten its grip over North India. Dense fog shrouded the national capital reducing the visibility in the morning of January 17. Delhi shivered due to the severe cold waves blowing over the city. City recorded temperature of 8 degrees Celsius today. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research informed that Delhi's air quality remained in 'severe' category, with overall AQI standing at 428. Indian Meteorological Department had predicted 'dense to very dense fog' in the national capital.
On January 16, Delhi woke up to very dense fog and visibility was extremely low on the roads. The cold waves continued to prevail in the national capital and icy winds hit normal lives. The flights from Delhi also got delayed due to extreme weather. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi reported min temperature at 6 digreeC and max temperature at 21 digreeC.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu participated in the celebration of 'Bhogi' festival. He celebrated the festival at Paritala village of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District on January 13. The former CM, along with the people present there, also set fire to the government orders issued by the state government over farmers. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Endowments Minister of Andhra Pradesh Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada. He celebrated the festival along with family members at his residence on January 13. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. On the other side, people celebrated 'Bhogi' in Chennai's Nungambakkam area today. They gathered to light bonfires to burn their old belongings. 'Bhogi' is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Kalaburagi Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Umesh G Jadhav inaugurated flight service. He inaugurated the flight service between Karnataka's Kalaburagi and Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on January 11. People frequently travel between Kalaburagi and Tirupati. The inaugural flight had around 80% occupancy. Speaking to ANI, Kalaburagi MP Jadhav said, "People travel frequently between Kalaburagi and Tirupati. Today's flight had 80% occupancy." "We are also planning to operate flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru," he added.
'Cow Pongal' was celebrated with traditional dance and music in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore with full fervour. It attracted the tourists and local visitors in large numbers. 'Cow Pongal' was celebrated at Isha Yoga Centre where thousands of people gathered for the massive celebration. Pongal is a popular harvest festival in Tamil Nadu. It marks the beginning of 'Uttarayana'-the northward journey of the sun. It signals the end of the harvest season and offers a special thanksgiving to the sun, earth and cattle.
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O Panneerselvam inaugurated the 'Jallikattu' competition in Alanganallur area of Madurai on January 16. Several other leaders were also present. However, COVID norms went for a toss during the event. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event. The bull-taming sport is popular in TN. Jallikattu is celebrated in the second week of Jan, during the Tamil harvest festival, Pongal.
The 2nd day of 'Jallikattu' or bull fight festival began in TN's Madurai on Jan 15. The medical check-ups of bull were conducted before the fight commenced. In wake of COVID-19, the state government directed that number of players should not be more than 150 at an event. COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for all the players. The number of spectators should not to be more than 50% of the gathering.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that there is a need for the entire nation to be linked to the Covid-19 vaccination drive which began on January 16. He also urged people not to spread rumors so that different opinions don’t emerge in public regarding the vaccination drive. Amit Shah is on a two- day visit to Karnataka. The Home Minister reached the state on January 16. Shah, on Saturday, flagged off Emergency Response Support System vehicles in Bengaluru. He also laid the foundation stone of the Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Bhadravathi. Watch the full the video for more.
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Malappuram District received COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of pan-India vaccination drive. The first consignment of Covishield also arrived at Leh. So far, several states including Karnataka, New Delhi, Telangana, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have received the vaccine. First phase of COVID vaccination is scheduled to begin from Jan 16.
Three people including a Chinese national were arrested in connection with instant loan apps fraud case in Telangana, informed Rachakonda Commissioner of Police, Mahesh Bhagwat on January 13. "One Chinese national, an Indian citizen and one other arrested, in connection with online instant loan apps fraud case. Bank accounts with Rs 30 crore frozen, 105 mobile phones, laptops recovered," said CP Bhagwat.
A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Jammu airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune on January 13. Covishield vaccines were shifted to the storage rooms. Kanpur also received its Covisheild consignment today. Soon after arriving at the Kanpur airport, vaccines were shifted to city's storage centres. SII had dispatched vaccines across India on January 12. So far several states including Karnataka, New Delhi, Telangana, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have received the Covisheild vaccine. First phase of COVID vaccination is scheduled to begin from Jan 16.
Cyclonic storm Burevi nears Tamil Nadu coast and is likely to make landfall in Kerala by December 4. IMD said that Burevi is expected to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Gulf of Mannar. It is..
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Cyclone Nivar is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before dawn on Thursday. IMD said Nivar would cross over betwen Karaikal and..
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