Delhi breaks 41-year-old rainfall record, IMD issues yellow alert for Monday
The IMD said that Delhi's Safdarjung weather station recorded the third-highest 24-hour rainfall for the month of July since 1958. The meteorological office forecasted a generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorm for Monday.
Delhi records highest-ever single-day downpour in 20 years
This marked the first substantial rainfall of the season, prompting the issuance of an "orange" alert for further showers on Saturday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued a "yellow" alert for Sunday.
Delhi records 36.4 max temp, light to moderate rainfall in next 3 days
There was a cloud cover over Delhi throughout the day and the relative humidity at 5.30 p.m. was 76 per cent. The maximum temperature for Thursday is forecast to reach around 36 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is expected to settle.
Self-baggage drop facility introduced at IGI Airport's Terminal 3
According to a statement issued by DIAL, the self-baggage drop facility offers a simple and efficient two-step process. “First, passengers can generate their boarding passes and baggage tags at the self check-In kiosk. Then, after tagging their check-in baggage, passengers will proceed to the SBD facility.
Int'l fake currency racket busted in Delhi, ex-Bulgarian army officer nabbed
The accused identified as Ruslan Petrov Metodiev (47) was printing FICN on his own and was supplying/circulating them to his receivers in Delhi/NCR. The police said that they have also recovered Rs 8 lakh, all in the denomination of Rs 500 notes, from the possession of the accused, who was residing at Palam.
India's 1st mRNA Omicron booster vax gets DCGI nod, to launch in 2-3 weeks
The Pune-based firm's GemCovac-OM is a monovalent needle-free booster shot. It will be delivered intradermally with the PharmaJet Tropis Precision Delivery System (PDS) to adults of 18 years of age and older; and to those who have previously taken the primary vaccine shots from either Covishield or Covaxin, the two major Covid-19 vaccines administered in the country.
Hot Saturday in Delhi at 39 degrees C; rain likely on Sunday
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the maximum temperature on Saturday was within the normal range for this time of the season, while forecasting thunderstorms with rain for Sunday. The minimum temperature here on Saturday was 27.6 degrees Celsius. On Friday, Delhi received a fresh spell of rain.
First batch of 360 Indian evacuees from Sudan reach Delhi
"India welcomes back its own. #OperationKaveri brings 360 Indian Nationals to the homeland as first flight reaches New Delhi," External Affairs Minister S, Jaishakar wrote in a tweet late Wednesday, sharing pictures of the evacuees. India launched 'Operation Kaveri' with Jaishankar assuring that the government is "committed to assisting all brethren in Sudan".
India reports 27 Covid deaths in 24 hrs, highest in 6 months
The last time India recorded 20 or more Covid deaths was on October 15, 2022. The country's overall death toll has now increased to 5,31,091. According to the data, Delhi reported six deaths, followed by four in Maharashtra, three in Rajasthan, and one each in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The figure also includes six deaths that were reconciled by Kerala.
Drunk flyer on Delhi-Bengaluru IndiGo flight tries to open emergency door flap
The matter was reported to the agencies concerned and appropriate action was initiated. The passenger travelling on flight 6E 308 from Delhi to Bengaluru tried opening the flap of the emergency exit in an inebriated state. On noticing this, the crew on board alerted the captain and the passenger was appropriately cautioned.