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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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Drug de-addiction drive: Delhi police helps admit 20 people to rehab

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In a bid to assist with sedating addicts and make mindfulness about illegal medications, the Northwest area of the Delhi Police conceded right around 20 individuals to restoration focuses. The medication de-dependence drive was begun two months prior and habitual perpetrators who were regularly gotten with drugs and booked under the NDPS Act were distinguished and advised.

The activity, primarily led in the Jahangirpuri region, was going by the Station House Officer. The official said, “We saw as that a large number of these wrongdoers are youngsters from monetarily more fragile foundations. They needed to work and genuinely regretted being decided for being someone who is addicted, yet couldn’t leave drugs. We requested that they stay at therapy clinics for a couple of months. After two months, three of them have been released. A few others are going through treatment. We are seeing an adjustment of individuals.”

Somewhat recently, in excess of 12 people were captured with illegal medications and 18 were captured under the COTPA Act. North of 430 individuals has been reserved under areas of the COTPA Act this year.

Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest), said, “We needed to run after a medication-free society. At the point when we investigated our area, we found there aren’t many packs working here. Notwithstanding, there are numerous people who are hawking and devouring medications. We began with mindfulness drives and welcomed understudies and NGOs to hold nukkad nataks.”

The 20 men who were distinguished in this interaction were directed by police and shipped off rehabilitation clinics.

Rangnani said her group has been working with recovery and expertise preparing focuses to make mindfulness, give clinical assistance, and occupations to the young. “We are currently assisting them with landing positions and work nearby. Individuals began to move toward us for help. In excess of 20 individuals are going through treatment in our region,” she said.

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Greater Noida: Man ‘shoots’ father over ‘property dispute’

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A 62-year-elderly person was shot at purportedly by his child in Greater Noida on Sunday evening.

As indicated by the police, the person in question, Shyam Singh Nirmal, has gotten two projectile wounds after two individuals went into his home in Jewar’s Mangroli Road and shot him. Nirmal is as of now in basic condition and is getting treatment at an emergency clinic nearby.

As per the cops, Shyam had let them know that his child Himmat Singh and a companion of his had shot him. The police, in their underlying examination, found that the two had a contention over the property. In the interim, the police are exploring all angles and have not precluded different potential outcomes as well.

Security has been amplified following the occurrence and the police are filtering CCTV film to distinguish the blamed.

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Delhi’s air quality to remain ‘very poor’

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The air quality in Delhi is probably going to stay in the ‘extremely poor’ class on Monday.

As per a gauge from the Air Quality Early Warning System, the AQI is probably going to stay ‘exceptionally poor’ on Tuesday and Wednesday also. For the beyond three days, the AQI has been in the ‘extreme’ class – somewhere in the range of 401 and 500.

A potential speed up might just prompt a minimal improvement in the AQI.

The observing stations that recorded a 24-hour normal AQI in the ‘extreme’ classification at 10 a.m. on Monday incorporate Anand Vihar with an AQI of 459 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station with an AQI of 408. The AQI at Jahangirpuri remained at 449, while the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium observing station enlisted an AQI of 409. The 24-hour normal AQI at RK Puram remained at 431, while the AQI at Rohini remained at 448.

The base temperature on Monday is probably going to associate with 10 degrees Celsius, while the greatest could remain at 26 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department figure shows. The base temperature recorded on Monday was 10.3 degrees Celsius.

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