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Residents of Delhi-NCR to get relief from scorching heat as IMD predicts light rainfall for next two days

IMD issued a notification stating that Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida and Gurugram may expect light showers, thunderstorms, and partly cloudy sky in the next two days.

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Residents of Delhi-NCR to get relief from scorching heat as IMD predicts light rainfall for next two days
Delhi-NCR may expect light rainfall in the upcoming days.

After a sigh of relief from the heatwave for two days, Delhi’s temperature crossed 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the residents of the capital and nearby areas are likely to get respite from the scorching heat for the next two days.

IMD issued a notification stating that Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Gurugram may expect light showers, thunderstorms, and partly cloudy skies in the next two days. The mercury soared to 40.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday, almost a notch higher than the previous day. And the minimum temperature recorded on that day was 26.9 degrees Celsius.

According to the weather department, the plains of northwest India and large parts of central India are likely to witness a rise in maximum temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius. The southern peninsular region, on the other hand, is already counting down the days until the arrival of the southwest monsoon, while the east and northeast India are also experiencing rain.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) at 7 pm was 199, which is in the moderate category. An AQI of zero to 50 is regarded as good, 51 to 100 is considered satisfactory, 101 to 200 is considered moderate, 201 to 300 is considered poor, 301 to 400 is considered very poor, and 401 to 500 is considered severe.

Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely over Kerala and Puducherry’s district Mahe till June 1, and over Lakshadweep on May 30. According to IMD, stormy weather (wind speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph) is very likely over the southwest Arabian Sea over the next five days, over the southeast Arabian Sea, the Lakshadweep area along and off the south Kerala coast, and the Comorin area on May 29 and 30, and over the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining north Gujarat coast on May 28 and 29. Fishermen are urged to maintain a strategic distance from these places.

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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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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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