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Dust storm hits Delhi: Schools partially closed, 6 arriving flights delayed

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New Delhi:

A high-velocity dust storm with a wind speed of 70 kilometres per hour followed by a gust hit the national capital New Delhi on Monday night. This has happened just a week after dust storm that wreaked a destruction in west Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Prades. This dust storm led to the death of 124 people and left 300 injured. On Monday the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave an alert forecasting that various parts of north India could witness thunderstorm and gust on Tuesday with a wind speed of  50-70 kilometres per hour.

Six arriving flights got delayed due to the dust storm in Delhi. The high-intensity dust storm hit New Delhi and neighbouring areas like Gurugram, Noida, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jhajjar Gurugram, Bagpat, Meerut and Ghaziabad. Manmohan Singh, the Director of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heavy rains will occur in the next 24 hours. The temperature in Shimla dropped to 4-5 degrees below than the normal temperature.

A senior scientist Kuldeep Srivastava said the actual storm is supposed to hit today afternoon and evening. The squall winds could reach up to 70 km per hour. Officials said many houses collapsed due to the storm. In Tripura, nearly 1000 houses damaged due to storms. Many trees uprooted and several electric poles damaged.

Schools closed:

Delhi government issued an order to close all the evening schools on Tuesday. The government also ordered other schools to not to organise any outdoor activities and extracurricular activities between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Because the gusty wind speed will be higher during this time. Meanwhile, Haryana government ordered all the government and private schools to close for two days due to the storm.

The government also asked the people to take precautionary measures while they are travelling during the heavy rains and thunderstorms. The government advised the people to see that their children and animals are inside.

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Sonia Gandhi’s Math weak: Ananth Kumar on No-Trust vote

Ananth Kumar

DELHI:

The ruling BJP on Thursday taunting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi by saying that her math’s weak. Parliamentary Affairs Minister  Ananth Kumar said Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s “maths weak. Kumar said, “who says we don’t have the numbers”. He also said NDA definitely wins in the no-confidence motion as the BJP government has enough numbers to get the majority outside and inside the Parliament. This no-confidence motion will be held in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Ananth Kumar said Sonia Gandhi’s math is weak and her calculations are wrong. They had calculated similarly in 1996. But we all know what happened then. Again their calculations will become wrong. You will see how Modi will get support from all the sides, he added. He also quoted the Sonia Gandhi’s statement in 1999. She said they have the support of 272 members and more are coming. But what happened then, Atal Bihari Vajpayee the BJP government was defeated with the difference of one vote. Even though the Congress party could not form the government.

The Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) move the no-confidence motion on the BJP on Wednesday. The Congress party also seems confident about the no-confidence motion. They said they will win in this motion. She said we have enough number of support to win the no-confidence motion.

Kumar said definitely we defeat the Congress in the no-confidence motion. We are also getting the support from the Shiv Sena party. NDA is expecting the support of at least 312 members to defeat the Congress in the 535-member Lok Sabha. Alone BJP has 273. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will conduct the voting on Friday.

The opposition is ready to throw the arrows on the government on the basis of issues like mob lynching, the safety of women, Jammu and Kashmir, the plight of farmers etc.

 

 

 

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Rahul Gandhi posts ‘POP Quiz’ to slam BJP

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Delhi:

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday strongly denies the assault over the BJP assault on social activist Swami Agnivesh. Rahul posted a pop quiz on Twitter. As we all know the BJP youth workers punched and kicked a social activist Swami Agnivesh on Yesterday. Swami Agnivesh a 79-year-old social activist work against bonded labour.

Rahul Gandhi asked the people to name the “perpetrator of hatred and fear.” who am I?  He wrote on the Twitter “I bow to the most powerful in the line. A person’s strength and power are all that are important to me.

He also wrote “I use hatred and fear to maintain the hierarchy of power. I seek out the weakest and crush them. I rank all living beings based on their usefulness to me. Who am I?” Many people have responded to Rahul’s quiz and some people criticised him and his party.

Not only the tweet Rahul also posted a new video of social activist Swami Agnivesh being attacked and assaulted by BJP Youth workers or Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand’s Pakur. This is the second time Rahul slams the BJP. He also reacted to the allegation  “Congress is a Muslim party” he said Congress party stands with all “persecuted” people and “the last person in the line”. Their caste, religion or beliefs matters are little to me. He also added  I seek out those in pain and embrace them, I love all living beings and I am the Congress.

Yesterday Agnivesh blamed the  Chief Minister Raghubar Das’s administration for obtaining the tribal land by displacing them and giving it to corporates”. Later he was attacked. The police have registered the case under several IPC sections. But the BJP condemns and denies that attackers belonged to the BJP.

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos becomes richest man in the World

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New York:

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first richest man in the modern History according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His net worth crossed just crossed the $150 billion mark. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world with about $55 billion. Jeff Bezos has been the richest since at least 1982 that is the year when Forbes published its inaugural wealth ranking.

Over the past two years, Jeff net worth has double as the Amazon stocks have increased. Jeff crossed the  $150 billion mark as Amazon started its 36-hour summer sales event, Prime Day. On Monday Amazon share prices hit the $1,841.95. Before the trading closes it ends with the increase of 0.5% at  $1,822.49. So his wealth crossed the  $1,822.49. Only in this year, his net worth has soared by $52 billion.

Bill Gates was the richest person in the world before the Jeff became the richest person. Some people are not considering Jeff as the richest person in the world because Bill Gates already hit $100 billion in the year 1999. That worth would be more than $149 billion in today’s dollars. But Gates donated most of his worth to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1996 he has been donating almost 700 million Microsoft shares and $2.9 billion of cash and other assets. Otherwise, Gates would be the richest of the Modern history.

Staggering number’

“It’s hard to even put it in perspective,” said Michael Cole, CEO of Cresset Family Office. “It’s such a staggering number.”

Jeff net worth is more than the entire net worth of Mukesh Ambani. Ambani is the richest person in Asia. Bezos net worth is also more than the entire net worth of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma. The nations first billionaire John D. Rockefeller worth was  2 percent of the entire GDP of America at his peak in the early 1900s.

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Delhi: Senior Advocate raped a Woman Lawyer in Court Chamber

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New Delhi:

A senior advocate in Delhi has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman lawyer in n his chamber in South Delhi’s Saket court. The victim said in her statement that the accused in an inebriated condition and sexually assaulted her in his chamber. Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Romil Baaniya said the accused and victim both work in the same complex.

The senior advocate called the female lawyer to his chamber on Saturday evening and sexually assaulted her.  According to the DCP on the midnight of July 14, the victim called up the police and informed that she was sexually assaulted by a senior advocate. Then the news came into the light. The police have already recorded her statement and a medical examination also has been conducted.

The police have seized the chamber where this incident happened. Baaniya said the Forensic Science Laboratory and crime team has inspected the chamber. The police have already registered the case. Later the accused will be produced before the Saket court, police said.

After the incident, the Saket Bar Association suspended the accused membership. The association’s Secretary General Dhir Singh Kasana said “It is very unfortunate. We have suspended the membership of the accused and will serve a notice upon him as and when he is out on bail.”

 

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