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CM Arvind Kejriwal urges govt to cancel CBSE board exams as Delhi records 13,500 cases

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Delhi reported a surge of 13,500 new coronavirus cases in the highest single-day spike which has taken Delhi’s caseload to 7,36,788 total infections. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged the central government to cancel the CBSE board exams.

Delhi CM Kejriwal said, “In the last 24 hours, the city saw a surge of 13,500 fresh Covid cases. At the peak of third Covid wave in November, Delhi had seen the biggest single-day surge of 8,500 cases. The fourth wave, as we all know, is much more dangerous. Youth and children are getting affected amid the fourth wave.”

He requested people to set out of homes only if necessary. He said, “I urge all of you to step out of homes only if absolutely necessary.”

On CBSE board exams the Aam Adami Party leader said the decision to conduct the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams should be reconsidered in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

“Six lakh students in the city will appear for board exams. 1 lakh teachers will be on duty. Conducting board exams can lead to large scale spread of coronavirus. alternative methods of assessment can be explored. Students can be promoted on basis of either online exams or internal assessment. The board exams should be cancelled,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the number of cases among those under the age of 45 was higher and they comprised 65 per cent of the caseload over the past 10-15 days.

He also appealed to all those over the age of 45 to get vaccinated. “The vaccine is free at government hospitals and many centres are open through the night for vaccination.”

The government is also attaching a few hotels and banquet halls with hospitals so that patients who are not serious can be admitted there. Kejriwal also said that doctors in hospitals will be assessing the hospitalisation needs of those admitted in hospitals already.

“Every patient in the hospital is being checked to see if they need hospitalisation or not. Those who can recover at home will be requested to go back. We will monitor you regularly. If you feel ill again, you will be brought back to the hospital. Please cooperate with doctors. We have to take care of the entire city. Every life is precious,” he said.

He also made an appeal to the people of the city to donate plasma for Covid patients. He said, “Once again, the daily demand for plasma has increased and there is very little plasma available in stock. I request those citizens of Delhi who have recently recovered from COVID to step forward and donate plasma.”

The Delhi government on Monday said that 14 private hospitals in Delhi have been made ‘full Covid-19 hospitals’ and asked them not to admit patients other than those infected with the coronavirus.

India has reported 1,61,736 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to over 1.36 crore, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

source: The Statesman

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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.

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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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