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Delhi Witnesses Coldest Day In The 13-Day Long Cold Spell Since 1901

This is the coldest December for Delhi since 1901, according to the weather office. The national capital has been reeling under a cold spell since December 14. It recorded the lowest temperature 2.4 degree today morning.

Delhi temperature at different places

Safdarjung Observatory – 2.4 degrees Celsius
Palam – 3.1 degrees Celsius
Lodhi Road – 1.7 degrees Celsius
Aya Nagar – 1.9 degrees Celsius

Disruptions due to cold weather

The dense fog disrupted rail, road and air traffic to and from Delhi. Presently 24 trains are running late and four flights have been diverted till now. The minimum temperature recorded was 4.2 degrees Celsius that is three notches below normal. The maximum temperature reached was 12.9 degrees Celsius.

Cold spell in Delhi

The cold spell is likely to ease next week but it has already broken all records. The last such spell in Delhi was in 1997. The city witnessed four cold spells after 1992. They were 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2014.

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After Modi, Amit Shah Also Denied Working On Nationwide NRC

Did PM Narendra Modi contradict the December 9 statement of Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha. Amit Shah said that the government would implement NRC on pan-India basis. But PM Modi denied working on all-India NRC while speaking at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.

Amit Shah on NPR, NRC and CAA protest

The Home Minister said that CAA was about giving citizenship to people belonging to certain class and that it couldn’t deprive citizens of their citizenship. He further said that NPR was a register of population residing in India. It would help in framing schemes.

He said that in NRC every individual would be asked to prove his basis for becoming a citizen of this country. He assured that there was no similarity between NRP and NRC and that these two are different laws and couldn’t be used to supplement each-other.

Amit Shah criticized opposition

The Union Home Minister accused the opposition of trying to misleading public on NPR because they couldn’t do so on CAA. He said that people had understood what CAA was and what its advantages were. He gave example of … Read the rest

China Sees Hong Kong Boiling In Support Of Uighurs

Pro-democracy protestors rallied in Hong Kong streets to show solidarity with Uighur minorities in China. They said that their condition was no different than that of Uighurs in mainland China.

But a protestor went ahead and pulled a Chinese flag hoisting over a government building during the rally. This short incident of violence was enough for the riot control police to swing into action to disperse the protestors.

Uighurs in China

China is facing flak from the world community for keeping over 10 lack Uighurs out of whom most are Muslims in captivity in north-west province Xinjiang. Earlier Beijing used to deny having any Uighur camps but it now says that these camps are vocational training centers for fighting against terrorism.

Hong Kong with Uighur

Hong Kong has kept a close watch over the Uighurs camps in Xinjiang and for this reason, people protesting against the illegal detention of Uighurs have become a common sight in Hong Kong. Sunday rally was also dedicated to support the cause of Uighur Muslims.

Sunday rally in Hong Kong

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BJP To Start Poll Campaigns For Delhi Elections From PM Modi’s Rally

Weeks after the parliament passing the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive a total of 11 lack signatures by residents of those colonies as a gesture of gratitude at a mega rally in Delhi.

PM Modi’s Delhi rally is going to be mega

BJP would start its election campaign for the assembly elections next year with the mega rally of PM Modi where he will address 2 lack people and apprise the Delhi residents about the milestones achieved by the centre including the bill for unauthorized colonies that grants ownership rights to the residents of unauthorized colonies.

According to senior BJP leader Vijay Goel, the rally was organized to thank PM Modi for regularizing the unauthorized colonies. He said that over 40 lakh residents of 1,731 colonies would be benefitted with this legislation. He further said that the BJP was in full-swing to win assembly election after winning all 7 Lok Sabha seats of Delhi. It will be PM Modi’s first election rally in Delhi after winning a landslide victory in general election last year. … Read the rest

July 1, 1987 Is The New Cut Off For Citizenship In India

The centre went on an overdrive to dispel fears regarding CAA and the proposed nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Muslims fear that NRC will strip them of their citizenship and leave stateless.

Ministry of Home Affairs dispelled the fear of NRC

The MHA announced that no individual who was born or whose parents were born in India on or before July 1, 1987 would be considered an illegal immigrant. A senior office from MHA said that people born on or before the prescribed date would be considered Indians under naturalization as per the law.

There was no comment on nationwide implementation of NRC but the official said that there was no similarity between CAA and NRC in Assam because the cut-off date in NRC was 1971. The official said that there was no discussion on nationwide implementation of NRC.

2004 Citizenship Act Amendments

The amendments laid certain conditions for awarding citizenship. People that fulfil the following conditions are considered natural citizens of India.

• Born in the country on or after January 1, 1950 but before July 1, 1987

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IPL 2020 Auction: Australian Players Dominated The Auction With Pat Cummins Getting Rs. 15.50 Crore

Australian players received highest bids in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2020. The fast bowler Pat Cummins got the highest bid of Rs. 15.50 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

IPL auction 2020

A total of 62 players were auctioned and Pat Cummins was the most expensive player of the auction. He was followed by Glenn Maxwell who was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 10.75 crore. Piyush Chawla, a leg spinner, was bought by three-time IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings in a surprise buy. He got Rs. 6.75 crore.

Here’s the complete list of auction

Chennai Super Kings

CSK retained its core squad but added four bowling options including the leg spinner Piyush Chawla and English all-rounder Sam Curran to the team.

Delhi Capitals

This season, DC invested heavily on big-hitters. They spent Rs. 7.75 crore on ShimronHetmyer and bought Marcus Stoinis for Rs. 4.80 crore.

Kings XI Punjab

In addition to spending Rs. 10.75 crore on Glenn Maxwell, Punjab also invested on the West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. He was paid Rs. 8.50 crore.


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