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Qutub Minar to be lit up to encourage night tourism



The Qutub Minar is all set to join a number of monuments in the capital that are being illuminated to allow night-time tourism. The project will be inaugurated on August 31.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and NBCC India began the work of illuminating the 13th century minaret at Mehrauli in March.

The 13th century minaret at Mehrauli, Qutub Minar is all set to shine in the dark, with its illumination being completed. The lighting project costing approximately four crore, will be inaugurated by culture minister, Prahlad Patel on August 31.

“All lights used are warm LEDs which highlight the architectural features of the monument. They will not harm the monument in any way, nor attract mosquitoes and other insects,” said an official from NBCC. “Apart from the minaret, all the pathways and the smaller structures around the Qutub Minar have also been lit.”

A total of 358 lights will be on from 7 PM to 11 PM everyday, and is expected to cost approximately ?16,000 per month for electricity consumption.

The ASI has been carrying out illumination on a number of monuments across the city as means to promote night tourism. In the recent past, the central government body, along with the NBCC has completed the inauguration of the Purana Qila, the Red Fort, and the Safdurjung Tomb.

As part of the effort to increase tourism in the evening, timings for public entry at Red Fort, Safdurjung Tomb, and Humayun’s Tomb have been extended to 9 PM. Earlier they were open for public till 6 PM.

Qutub Minar, however, is one among eight monuments in Delhi which is already open till 10 PM, as per the notifications in the ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains rules, 1959.

“Parts of Qutub Minar was already illuminated. But we have increased the lighting now,” an official from ASI said. “We are expecting that with further illumination, footfall in the monument will increase. However, we cannot guarantee if it will actually increase. Earlier this month we opened up Humayun’s tomb and Safdurjung tomb for public till late evening, but there was hardly any footfall. We are expecting it to increase in the next two or three months,” he added.



Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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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.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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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.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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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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