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Rains in Delhi to continue on Tuesday

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New Delhi, July 31 : Rains in the national capital would continue on Tuesday, dropping the maximum temperature to below 30 degrees Celsius, the Weather office said on Monday.

Delhi on Monday received good rainfall bringing down the mercury three notches below the season’s average. The maximum temperature was recorded at 31 degree Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., Delhi saw an average rainfall of 20.8 mm, with some areas, including Aya Nagar, receiving even more. Aya Nagar received 39 mm rainfall, Palam received 24.4 mm rainfall, Lodhi road received 18.5 mm and the Ridge area 17.2 mm.

“The trend would continue and rains will continue till late night and Tuesday morning,” an IMD official said.

The minimum temperature on Monday was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The humidity oscillated between 95 to 73 per cent.

“There will be a further drop in both maximum and minimum temperatures on Tuesday,” an IMD official said.

The maximum temperature on Sunday settled at 34.1 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, and the minimum was 28 degrees, a notch above the season’s average.

 

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Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in MP

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Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 : Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district and also set a priest’s car ablaze.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the police detained the Christian singers, a priest said.

Father Rene Verghese told IANS on Friday: “A group of students training to become priests was moving around Satna town, visiting Christian institutions and singing carols.

“Some 15 km from here in Dara Kalan village church they were getting ready for the Christmas celebrations, when a group of people attacked them, accusing them of carrying out religious conversion.”

Verghese said the Hindu group raised slogans and called the Civil Lines police station.

All 32 carollers, accompanied by two priests, who were singing carols were picked up and taken to the police station. Eight priests who later went to the police station to enquire into the matter were also taken into custody, he said.

The agitating mob attacked the Christian students inside the police station, and set fire to the priest’s car parked outside.

Verghese denied any attempt at religious conversion. He said singing carols is a common practice around the time of Christmas. “We were just doing that and preparing for the Christmas celebrations.”

However, City Superintendent of Police D.D. Pande told IANS: “One Dharmendra Dohad has registered a complaint with us that he was paid Rs 5,000 and converted to a Christian.

“He was given a holy dip in a pond and his name was changed to Dharmendra Thomas, the complainant said. They also asked him to pray to Lord Christ,” he said.

A case has been registered against one identified person and five unknown persons in the conversion case, Pande said.

They are also investigating the vandalism carried out by the mob.

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One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway

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Jammu, Dec 15: Authorities allowed only one way-traffic movements on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Friday due of bad road conditions, officials said.

“One-way traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Vehicles will be allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle will be allowed to move from the opposite direction,” news agency IANS quoted an official of the traffic department was saying.

“This precaution has been taken keeping the safety of the commuters in mind,” he added.

Since all essentials of life are connected to the landlocked Kashmir Valley through this highway, temporary closures because of snowfall and landslides often result in profiteers and black marketeers hoarding goods to hike prices.

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Delhi Govt reserves 50% beds for Delhiites at GB Pant Hospital

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New Delhi, Dec 15: Half of beds at the Delhi government’s flagship super-specialty G B Pant Hospital will be reserved for the city’s residents in a bid to provide timely and best available treatment to the patients. 

The order was issued by the Delhi government ‘s Health and Family Welfare Department on December 12.

“To provide timely and best available treatment for patients who are resident of Delhi, in GB Pant Hopsital (GIPMER), which is the flagship Super-speciality hospital of GNCTD, it has been decided that 50% of the total beds shall be reserved for the patients, particularly residents of Delhi”, the order said.

To avail this facility, patient should have been referred by another Delhi government hospital and admission should be required for only special treatment or for planned surgeries.

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