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21-day ‘complete lockdown’ in entire nation from midnight: PM Modi’s step on COVID-19 menace



Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second address in a week on coronavirus crisis to the nation on Tuesday announced a 21 days strict complete lockdown in the entire nation, starting from midnight.

PM Modi further said it is in a way a curfew and would be more stringent that Janata Curfew.

“Forget about leaving home in the next 21 days. If you cross the Lakshman Rekha, you will invite the virus home,” PM warned citizens.

“We may have to pay a financial cost for this lockdown but it is important for the safety of people,” he said.

“The experts themselves have advised across the globe that the only effective way to fight the virus is social distancing,” PM said.

However, according to news agency ANI, all essential services to continue and remain functional. List of essential services remains unchanged since March 22nd ‘Janata Curfew’.

PM Modi appreciated the involvement of citizens in the ‘Janata Curfew’ – imposed on Sunday to contain the novel coronavirus. PM further stressed on the need to tackle the deadly virus with urgency.

Emphasizing on the importance of ‘social distancing’ in such a grave situation, PM Modi said if citizens keep on being reluctant to practice social distancing, then a huge amount has to be paid.

“Lockdown has been imposed in many sections of the country, and has been observed that the nation was not following it with enthusiasm,” he said.

Showing a banner in which a message was encrypted in Hindi defining Corona as ‘Koi Road pe Na Nikale’ (No one should come out on streets), he said we really need to follow this message with full enthusiasm.

“If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back 21 years,” PM Modi added.

“This is applicable to everyone, even to Prime Minister,” he said.

“Social distancing is the only option to stay safe and to stop the coronavirus- stay at a distance from each other and stay inside your houses, he said in his second address to the nation,” PM said emphasizing the importance of social-distancing.

“We need to understand that we have only one way to tackle the deadly virus by not leaving our house. No matter what, we have to stay inside our house,” he said.

Praising people’s participation on the one-day ‘Janata Curfew’, PM Modi said it has shown that we can fight the coronavirus pandemic together.

PM further assured that the central, as well as state governments, are working with full dedication to fighting the battle against the deadly coronavirus.

“To make the day-to-day life unaffected, the government is working in this direction,” he added.

In his address, PM Modi showed trust in citizens in this lockdown by expressing hope that citizens will follow the government’s and local administration’s instructions.

“21 days lockdown is a long time, but in order to save you as well as your family’s lives, it is a very important step,” he said.

“The government has allocated Rs 15000 crore to make the treatment of coronavirus infected patients by strengthening the health infrastructure,” he said.

“This amount is for testing facilities, PPEs, ICUs, Ventilators and training medical workers,” he said.

The deadly virus has taken over 500 people in its grip in the nation with 9 deaths reported. Last week on Thursday, PM had advised a one-day unofficial lockdown to tackle the menace. This was definitely an experimental lockdown as today, PM Modi praising the people’s participation decided to convert it into a massive 21-day ‘strict official lockdown’.



Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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