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Uttarakhand tragedy: Toll mounts to 68, team conducts study of artificial lake

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One more body was recovered from the flash flood affected Tapovan dam in district Chamoli on Sunday. With this the toll number has mounted to 68. The rescuers are conducting continuous search in the disaster hit area since the past 16 days. Still 136 persons remain missing.

A joint team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Defence Research and Development Organisation returned to Joshimath on Saturday evening by conducting a detailed study of the artificial lake on the upstream of Rishiganga river. The team will submit its report to the Central and state government authorities. The lake was formed after a landslide blocked the flow of Rishiganga on 7 February. The lake is over 350 Mts long and special focus is conducting scientific study of the water body.

The artificial lake near Muranda in Chamoli has now turned into a major hotspot with the visit of scientists, ITBP, SDRF and NDRF teams. Navy divers were used for the first time at the lake site recently. Using a handheld echo sounder, the divers performed the operation to study the depth of the lake.

According to the state disaster relief force Press release, “A Quick Deployable Antenna system was moved to the lake site by chopper on Sunday. Through the antenna the team deployed for lake monitoring and survey can send live video and audio. A team of 10 scientists and SDRF are working on the lake.”

The 7 February disaster created havoc in the remote part of Chamoli. The search and rescue team are working round the clock to find bodies. The operation is complicated as debris, boulders and water, which entered the Tapovan tunnel during flash flood, is creating a big challenge.

source: The Statesman

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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.

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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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