"Under its influence, scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning (is) very likely over Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next five days with isolated heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu during the next two days and over south Kerala during the next 24 hours," the IMD said.
Dry weather is expected over the rest of the country during the next four to five days.
India Meteorological Department (Delhi), scientist, Kuldeep Srivastava gave an update about weather conditions in national capital. He informed that a slight temperature rise is likely to be witnessed in next 2-3 days. "Little temp rise to be seen in next 2-3 days but this rise will be lower than normal average. Major reason is absence of clouds and heat loss at night. Another reason is the winds reaching Delhi are crossing J-K which has recently experienced snowfall," said Kuldeep Srivastava.
Air Quality Index (AQI) remained in ‘poor category’ in several parts of Delhi and NCR. AQI in Lodhi Road area was at 203, as per Central Pollution Control Board data. CPCB data shows that Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) on Sunday was 274. On November 22, India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that pollution levels could rise in Delhi today. Safar also predicted that AQI would deteriorate to the middle end of very poor. Meanwhile, temperatures also dropped in most parts of northwest India. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of only 6.3 degrees Celsius. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah challenged DMK and Congress for debate over development in Tamil Nadu. Shah said that the schemes and funds provided to the state by the Modi govt are not meant for help but it is the right of Tamil Nadu that were not being given to it earlier. "At times, I hear DMK leaders speaking of injustice done to Tamil Nadu. DMK and Congress were at the Centre for 10 long years. We are ready for a debate on if Tamil Nadu got more help in those 10 years. It was during the tenure of Modi govt that the state got what it deserved," he said. The home minister was in Chennai to lay the foundation stone of various development projects. Earlier, the HM laid the foundation stone for phase-two of the Chennai Metro Rail Project. Shah also dedicated the new reservoir at Thervaikandigai to the people of Chennai.
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Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah met state office bearers and district presidents of the BJP in Chennai on November 21. He is on a two-day visit to the state. Earlier, Home Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of various development projects in Tamil Nadu.
A senior National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officer said while 12 teams have been pre-deployed, 18 are on standby in these states and the Union Territory of Puducherry. With the depression over the Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Tuesday and cross the coast as a severe cyclonic storm a day after, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday reviewed the situation, asking the respective district administrations to be on guard. It announced suspension of inter and intra-district bus services in seven districts from Tuesday, till further orders. Trains were partially and fully cancelled in some districts. Watch the full video for more details.
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Storm warning cage no 3 has been installed at Puducherry port. Depression over South West Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on Nov 25, predicted IMD. Advisories to fishermen to not enter the sea have been issued.
Kerala government decided to put Kerala Police Act amendment on hold due to severe criticism. In a statement, Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan said that "with the announcement of the amendment, different views arose from different quarters. Concerns were expressed by those who supported LDF and those who stood for protection of democracy. In this situation, it's not intended to amend the law." Speaking on it, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury said, "Kerala Chief Minister has said that amendments to Kerala State Police Act won't be implemented. The party had proposed (reconsideration) and the state government will now decide on how to go about it. How it will be handled is the business of the government not the party." Kerala Police Act aimed at stop bullying, insulting or disgracing individuals through any content and circulating the same through any communication medium.
The Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala has decided to put on hold the implementation of the controversial amendment to the state Police Act. ‘We are not intending to implement the amended Kerala Police Act. A detailed discussion will be held in the state assembly in this regard and further steps will be taken after hearing views from various quarters,’ the Kerala Chief Minister said in a statement. This comes after protests from the opposition parties who argued that the changes in the Kerala Police Act would amount to an assault on the freedom of speech and the media. The government had introduced a section which stipulated either imprisonment for up to five years or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both to those who produce, publish or disseminate content through any means of communication with an intention to intimidate, insult or defame any person through social media. The ordinance had been promulgated by the Kerala governor on 21st of November, 2020. Watch the full video to understand the controversy around the Kerala Police Act Amendment.
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Union minister Giriraj Singh commented on the issue of 'love jihad' and the plans of many states to formulate laws against it. 'Love jihad' is a conspiracy to convert Hindu women, alleged by some Hindutva organisations. Singh said that 'love jihad' is a cancer for communal harmony and the newly formed government in Bihar should make a law to penalise it. Bharatiya Janata Party governments in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka have already announced their intention to punish 'love jihad'. Watch the full video for more.
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People were seen not wearing mask while shopping in Karnataka's Kalaburagi on November 21. Administration urged locals to follow all COVID SOPs in public place. COVID cases continued to surge in Karnataka as active cases stand at 24771 today.
Rain lashed several parts of Chennai on October 29. This led to severe waterlogging on the streets. Water also entered in the residential areas creating havoc in the daily lives. India Meteorological..