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DFS Preparing for the G20 Summit with Innovative Fire Safety Measures



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In preparation for the G20 Summit, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) has strategically positioned over 500 firefighters and a fleet of 40 fire tenders in Lutyens’ Delhi. While ensuring safety, a discreet directive emphasizes maintaining a low profile to preserve the event’s ambiance.

To overcome spatial constraints, the DFS has introduced cutting-edge tools, including miniature robots, telescopic rescue poles, modified sky lifts, water towers, and rescue tripods. These are strategically placed across the Pragati Maidan complex, the summit’s venue, to swiftly respond to emergencies.

The standout innovation is miniature robots, remote-controlled with fire tanks and hoses to navigate and douse fires. Modified sky lifts reach 100 meters, aiding firefighting in tall structures.

Telescopic rescue poles navigate narrow spaces for emergency search and rescue. Rescue tripods handle confined spaces adeptly.

The DFS officer explained their strategy to avoid large crowds. Equipment placement replaces bulky fire tenders and central firefighter assembly. Only three tenders will be at Pragati Maidan.

Firefighters will also be present at prominent hotels and markets for dignitaries. Accommodations have been inspected for safety.

DFS Chief Atul Garg highlighted the placement of 500 firefighters strategically, along with 40 fire tenders operating daily.

A state-of-the-art control room offers seamless venue oversight. Garg emphasized intensive firefighter training and dignitary accommodations’ safety checks.

DFS managed leave to ensure a robust force for the event.

As the G20 Summit nears, the DFS showcases meticulous planning with technological innovation, strategic positioning, and commitment to safety.


PM Modi Advises Cabinet Members to Delay Ayodhya Ram Temple Visits Amidst Devotee Rush.



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During a recent cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised colleagues to postpone visits to Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir due to the overwhelming number of devotees. Citing concerns about the heavy rush and potential inconvenience caused by VIPs adhering to protocols, the PM suggested Union Ministers plan their Ayodhya visits in March, according to government sources.

Simultaneously, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure efficient crowd management for the convenient ‘darshan’ of Ram Lalla. Over five lakh people visited the Ram temple on Tuesday after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. Adityanath urged public cooperation and patience, emphasizing that everyone deserves a darshan of the deity. The newly constructed temple’s doors opened at 6 am.

In response, the Ayodhya district magistrate deployed magistrates at eight locations for crowd control, as per the state government’s statement. Information Director Shishir reported that five lakh devotees had darshan of Ram Lalla, with the last entry at 10 pm. Instances of unruly crowds were promptly addressed by police and officials, ensuring orderly queues for darshan.

Chief Minister Adityanath, in a post on ‘X,’ detailed an on-site inspection of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple complex, issuing guidelines for a smooth darshan experience. The state government emphasized Adityanath’s hands-on approach at “ground zero” to ensure a seamless darshan for all.

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India Claims 4th Place in Global Stock Market Rankings, Surpassing Hong Kong.



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India secured the fourth spot in global market valuation, outpacing Hong Kong with a market capitalization of $4.3 trillion on January 22, according to Bloomberg. This achievement marks another triumph in India’s ongoing bull rally since hitting a multi-year low in March 2020. Contributing to this surge are global factors, including a shift toward a China-plus supply chain strategy, favoring India as a key alternative manufacturing source.

Internationally, the prolonged post-pandemic slowdown in China, juxtaposed with India’s resilient economic performance, has prompted increased fund allocation to the Indian market by international managers. Domestically, India stands out as one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, driven by robust tax collections, controlled inflation, strong corporate earnings, and a stable currency.

The stark performance contrast between India and Hong Kong is evident, with India’s benchmark Sensex surging two-and-a-half times since March 2020, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has seen a 33% decline. This exceptional outperformance, coupled with the listing of various companies, has propelled India to surpass Hong Kong in market capitalization.

Suman Bannerjee, CIO at Hedonova, sees India’s rise as a milestone, underscoring the nation’s economic resilience. He emphasizes that this achievement not only signifies numerical triumph but also positions India as a key player in the global financial arena, reflecting the country’s economic fortitude and promising prospects for investors navigating the vibrant Indian stock market landscape.

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Man Loses Legs in Sarai Rohilla Station Mishap During Robbery Attempt.



In a distressing incident at Sarai Rohilla railway station, Gangji Velgi, a 55-year-old commuter, lost both legs while resisting a robbery attempt on the Ala Hazrat Express. The tragedy unfolded on January 17 when a young assailant attempted to snatch Gangji’s bag, leading to a fall between the platform and the moving train.

Delhi Police have detained a minor in connection with the case, investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Returning from Bhuj, Gujarat, with his family, Gangji recounted the ordeal, stating, “I tried to stop him, but he was strong. I fell under the train, screaming for help. After some time, someone pulled the chain and stopped the train.” Unfortunately, assistance arrived late, and Gangji’s legs were crushed by the time he was rescued.

Kamal, Gangji’s son, described the chaotic scene, mentioning that it took nearly a dozen individuals to free his father. Gangji, a warehouse manager in Okhla, is now facing life-altering consequences, having lost both legs.

Technicians swiftly extracted him, and a case was registered under sections related to voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery. The family, shocked by the sudden turn of events, is grappling with the challenges ahead.

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