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IMD issues Orange alert for Delhi as capital records April’s hottest day in 5 years

The meteorological department predicts more intense and frequent heatwaves in northwest India and surrounding regions of central India in April.

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IMD issues Orange alert for Delhi as capital records April's hottest day in 5 years

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange alert for Delhi after the scorching heatwave intensified further in the capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature reaching 42.4 degrees celsius. This is the highest in April in five years when the capital recorded a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees celsius on April 21, 2017.

The all-time highest maximum temperature for the month was 45.6 degrees Celsius on April 29, 1941. This is the first time in 72 years that Delhi has had such a high temperature in the first half of April, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum temperature at Delhi’s base station, Safdarjung Observatory, was 42.4 degrees Celsius, which was eight degrees above average for this time of year.

On the other hand, the mercury settled at 44.5 degrees celsius on Saturday in Gurugram, which was 10 degrees above average. The temperature in the city on Saturday was really close to an all-time high maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees Celsius that was recorded on April 28, 1979. Faridabad recorded 45.2 degrees celsius on Saturday.

Maximum temperatures were 43.9 degrees Celsius, 43.6 degrees Celsius, 43 degrees Celsius, 43.3 degrees Celsius, 43.4 degrees celsius, and 43.9 degrees celsius in Ridge, Ayanagar, Mungeshpur, Najafgarh, Pitampura, and Sports Complex, respectively.

For weather alerts, the IMD uses four colour codes: green (no action required), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared), and red (take action).

The meteorological department predicts more intense and frequent heatwaves in northwest India and surrounding regions of central India in April. The capital has already witnessed three heatwave days this month, and it is expected to last another two to three days.

India had its hottest March in 122 years, with a catastrophic heatwave blistering huge swaths of the country during the month.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop’s vehicle | WATCH

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop's vehicle | WATCH

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained by the Delhi Police for jumping over a three-foot tall barricade on Friday amid a protest. The Delhi police have placed a barricade outside the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to halt the protest towards the Prime Minister’s residence.

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital. The protest is led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against rising prices, unemployment, and the GST hike on essential items. However, the protest got intense after Priyanka jumped over a barricade. The Congress General Secretary sat in the middle of the road in protest when she was stopped by the women police personnel.

According to the reports, the party workers were seen raising slogans against the Central government.

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The news agency ANI uploaded a video on social media that shows five to six women constables dragging Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the police vehicle.

Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, and several other party lawmakers and members were detained by police during the party’s protest against the Central government.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that some MPs were beaten by the police at the protest. He said, All Congress MPs were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan to raise the issue of inflation and price rise but they (police) are not allowing us to go ahead from here. Our job is to raise the issues of the people…Some MPs were detained, and some were also beaten, he added.

Congress is holding a protest in Delhi despite the police had denied permission for it. The Paramilitary forces and the Delhi police have blocked the Vijay Chowk road and the route from Parliament to President’s House by barricades. Congress leaders are also planning to gherao PM’s house. Women personnel have been deployed on the other side of the barricades to stop the leaders from protesting.

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Delhi: Encounter breaks out between Police and criminals in Shahdara, one injured

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district.

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An encounter broke out between Delhi Police and criminals in Shahadra on Thursday. According to the reports, one criminal sustained a bullet injury in the encounter. He has been admitted to the hospital.

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district. Since then, the police have been searching for the accused.

The reports state when the police received the information about the criminals, they immediately cordoned off the possible routes. The official said when they saw the criminals approaching, they tried to stop them but the criminals opened fire on them. After this, one of the criminals got shot in the leg in retaliation.

The police are searching for the other criminals in connection with this incident.

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Delhi reports 3rd monkeypox case, 8th in India

The reports state that the man doesn’t have any foreign travel history.

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. According to the reports, the man has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi after experiencing symptoms. With this, the capital reported its third monkeypox case, while the total tally has now reached eight.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs confirmed that the patient does not have any foreign travel history. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has a total of eight monkeypox cases and out of which five patients have a history of foreign travel.

Earlier on Sunday, a 35-year-old Nigerian man also tested positive for monkeypox. The patient was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital soon after and his samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

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The first monkeypox case in Delhi was reported in a 34-year-old man from Paschim Vihar. The patient is currently undergoing treatment. According to the reports, his condition is stable, and he has no symptoms other than lesions.

Earlier in the day, Kerala reported the fifth case of viral infection in a 30-year-old man. The patient is currently admitted to the Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. The reports state that the patient returned from UAE on July 27.

On Saturday, India reported the first monkeypox fatality. The deceased was a 22-year-old man from Kerala who tested positive for the virus following his return from the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rising monkeypox cases in India.

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