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Delhi weather: Mercury may dip as IMD predicts light showers today

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The minimum temperature for the day is likely to be around 25 degrees Celsius.

A man covers himself with a polythene sheet as he rides his bicycle in Noida. (Photo: PTI)

Rains are likely to lash Delhi on Monday bringing the maximum temperature down to around 29 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said in its daily forecast.

The minimum temperature for the day is likely to be around 25 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity at 8.30 am stood at 90%. A 9.30 am update from the IMD suggests that light showers can be expected over parts of Delhi and adjoining areas over the next two hours.

In 24 hours from 8.30 am on Sunday, 13 mm of rainfall was recorded at the Safdarjung station. The corresponding figure for the station at the Ridge was 3.6 mm, while that at Lodi Road stood at 3.1 mm. The station at Palam recorded 4 mm of rain.

Meanwhile, the water level of the Yamuna, measured at the Old Railway Bridge, continues to remain above the “warning level” of 204.5 metre. At 9 am on Monday, it stood at 205.03 metre. The “danger level” is considered to be 205.33 metres. The discharge from the Hathnikund barrage stood at around 11,042 cusecs this morning, a dip from 17,827 cusecs on Sunday morning.

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Delhi: Najafgarh section on Grey Line opens on Saturday

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The Grey Line connects Dwarka to Najafgarh. The 891-metre-long Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand section will take the Metro further into the interior areas of Najafgarh.

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The Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand section on the Grey Line of the Delhi Metro will be inaugurated Saturday. Passenger services on the section will commence at 5 pm on the same day. The Grey Line connects Dwarka to Najafgarh. The 891-metre-long Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand section will take the Metro further into the interior areas of Najafgarh.

The section will be inaugurated via a video conference at 12.30 pm, by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Kaushal Kishore, will also be present at the inauguration.

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Delhi Cabinet Rejects the list of police for the farmer’s protest violence.

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Delhi Cabinet, last Friday refused to approve Delhi Police’s list of special public prosecutors for appearing within the lawsuits associated with violence during the January 26 farmers’ protest.

It observed that the method won’t be fair and impartial if the lawyers of Delhi Police which is investigating the cases, were appointed. It had been decided that a panel of prosecutors appointed by the Aam Aadmi Party government will do the work.

In a separate decision, the Cabinet of New Delhi had also refused to offer its nod to a different panel of three lawyers recommended by Delhi Police for the northeast Delhi riot cases.

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SBI reduces its home loan interest rates to 6.7%

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State Bank of India (SBI), has launched a wreath of festive offers for home equity credit customers where offers are aimed to form home loans cheaper within the festive season. during an unparalleled initiative, SBI offers a credit score that is linked to home loans at just 6.70%, regardless of the loan amount.

Earlier a borrower availing of a loan greater than ?75 lakh, had to pay a rate of interest of 15%. With these new festive offers, a borrower can now avail of home equity credit for any amount at a low rate of 6.70%. The offer leads to a saving of 45 bps which translates to an enormous interest saving of quite Rs. 8 lakh, for a ?75 lakh loan with a 30-year tenure.

Earlier, the speed of interest applicable for a non-salaried borrower was 15 bps above the rate of interest applicable to a salaried borrower, in this festive offer SBI has removed its dissimilarity between a salaried and a non-salaried employee.

Now, there’s no occupation-linked interest premium being charged to prospective home equity credit borrowers. this is able to cause an extra interest saving of 15 bps to non-salaried borrowers.

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