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Beautiful City Chandigarh Flooded with Heavy Rains

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Traffic police authorities preferred to shut all traffic lights at important junctions and regulate the traffic manually. In Chandigarh, water entered in the houses situated in government quarters in Sector 33, Sector 40, Sector 46 and even in the quarters of staff members of Punjab Engineering College (PEC).

The heavy downpour submerged most of the Tricity roads including Zirakpur highway from the side of Derabassi in Mohali.

The Meteorological Department says about 112mm rain was reported in Chandigarh and neighboring areas between 8.30am and 11.30am. The MET department officials say the monsoon will continue in coming days but the density of the rain will low.

The rainwater entered inside the houses in residential colonies and societies situated in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. The most affected roads included all the entry points of Chandigarh from the side of Mohali and Panchkula. Madhay Marg from the side of Panchkula and Dakshin Marg from the side Mohali witnessed of 3km long traffic jam and traffic was moving at a very slow pace.

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Punjab cabinet approves Rs 60 lakh compensation for Shillong Sikh community

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Chandigarh, Dec 11 : The Punjab cabinet on Tuesday approved relaxation in instructions of the Relief and Resettlement Department for providing Rs 60 lakh as compensation to the Sikh community against the damage caused to their properties during violence in Shillong on May 31 this year.

A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that out of the total amount of Rs 60 lakh, Rs 50 lakh would be provided to Khalsa Middle School, Bara Bazar, for reconstruction, as its old building has been declared unsafe.

The rest of the money will be given to the members of Sikh community who suffered losses in the violence.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had deputed a four-member delegation led by Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to visit Shillong for taking stock of the damage caused to the properties of Sikh community in violence.

The delegation had detailed deliberations with the members of the community, where certain requests were made by the Sikhs for monetary assistance, the spokesperson said.

On their return from the strife-torn areas of Shillong, the delegation submitted a report and apprised the Chief Minister about the situation.

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Heavy rainfall in Andhra, Tamil Nadu this weekend – IMD

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New Delhi, Dec 11 : A low pressure intensifying in the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring a heavy spell of rain to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu by this weekend, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

“The low-pressure area over central parts of the south Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Oceans is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next three days, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall in the south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu,” the IMD said.

With wind speed expected to reach 50-60 km/hour, the IMD has also issued a warning to fishermen to “not venture into the above sea areas”.

According to the Skymet Weather’s forecast, the low-pressure area is tracking in west-northwest direction towards Tamil Nadu coast. “As the system nears, we expect scattered rains to commence over coastal Tamil Nadu including Chennai around December 14,” it said.

By December 17, however, this weather system will move away towards northwest leading to a significant decrease in rain activity.

For the next 48 hours, the IMD has forecast the Chennai skies to be generally cloudy. The maximum temperature will be 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum 24 degrees Celsius.

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Foggy Tuesday morning in Delhi, air quality ‘severe’

Drop in temperature is contributing to air quality deterioration to “severe” levels in Delhi-National Capital Region.

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New Delhi, Dec 11 : It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Tuesday with the air quality remaining “severe” and the minimum temperature recorded at 8.8 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the weather office said.

Drop in temperature is contributing to air quality deterioration to “severe” levels in Delhi-National Capital Region.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 9 a.m. was 409 (severe) against 403 (severe) on Monday recorded at 4 p.m., on a scale of 0 to 500.

“There was mist and shallow fog in the morning. The sky will remain mainly clear becoming partially cloudy in the later part of the day. Very light rain and thundershower is likely in some areas,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 92 per cent, an unfavourable condition for pollutants to disperse.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday was likely to hover at around 23 degrees Celsius.

Monday was the second coldest day of the month with minimum temperature dipping to 7.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below season’s average, while the maximum temperature settled at 23.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average.

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