An official letter indicating the intention of the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen schools in the mid of this month amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases has come as an irritant for parents who were against putting the kids to any risk of contracting the deadly virus.
Parents were questioning why was the administration in a hurry to reopen the schools when the coronavirus has engulfed all 20 districts of the Union Territory (UT) and the figure of those tested positive was steeply rising daily. The number of positive patients was increasing in the 10 districts of Jammu with every passing day and the entire Kashmir valley has been declared a Red Zone.
None of the neighbouring states, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana has yet decided the issue of reopening schools but the authorities in J&K appear in a haste to do this and put the kids to risk, say parents.
A letter of the director finance in the school education department that is marked to the directors of education in Jammu and Kashmir divisions indicating the government’s intention to reopen the schools in mid-June has gone viral on the social media.
The letter, written by the officer, ordered heads of all government schools to “provide a pair of masks and a pair of gloves to every student and ensure availability of 1000 ml bulk hand sanitizer and 1200 ml liquid soap with dispenser at the entry point to each government school”.
Meanwhile, the COVID related death toll increased to 33 on Tuesday when 2 persons in Kashmir died in a hospital. Both the victims belonged to north Kashmir.
The number of positive patients has crossed the figure of 2700 as more than one lakh persons have been evacuated by the UT administration from other parts of the country.
The UT of Ladakh, which was a few days ago declared corona-free, has again reported a spurt in the cases of the virus.
A three-time MP and a former union minister, P Namgial died due to the virus on Monday at a hospital in Leh.
The district magistrate of Leh has ordered the people who had come in contact with Namgial’s family to go for self-home quarantine instantly without any exemption.
An official release said that out of the 21 samples tested in the COVID-19 laboratory at Chuchot Yokma, 4 persons have been tested positive. One positive is from Leh and 3 from Kargil district. The total number of active cases in Ladakh is 33 and their condition is stable.
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
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.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
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.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
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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