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Dense fog in Delhi, several flights delayed and diverted

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New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed New Delhi on Thursday morning with visibility dropping to 50 metres at Palam affecting flight schedules at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, officials said.

The departure of flights at the Delhi airport was put on hold between 7.30 am to 9.30 am with eight flights diverted and many arrivals of many delayed.

At Safdarjung, which represents the condition in the city, the visibility dropped to 200m.

The night temperature was 6.7 degrees Celsius, which was three degrees below normal.

The India Meteorological Department has forecast that Delhi could receive light rain and thundershower over the weekend because of a western disturbance.

“As the sky would become cloudy, the night temperature is expected to rise further and may touch 9 degrees by Sunday. The day temperature is likely to drop to around 18 degrees Celsius,” said a met official.

The met department has also forecast that moderate to dense fog could hit the city soon after the rains.

While December 2018 was the coldest December in 13 years, it also encountered the least number of foggy days in 22 years.

“Winter temperature in Delhi and north India is governed by western disturbances. In the last two weeks of December Delhi didn’t get a single western disturbance. Cold northwesterly winds dominated, as a result of which the mercury dropped to 2.6 degrees Celsius,” said a met official.

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17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.

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A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar

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Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died

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Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

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