Delhi School News: Delhi private schools to remain closed till 15th January due to cold wave

Delhi School News: Winter vacation in Delhi’s private schools have been extended till January 15 in the wake of a cold wave in the national capital, a circular from the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education said.

Private schools were slated to reopen after winter break on January 9. “In continuation to the DOE’s (Directorate of Education) earlier circular, all private schools of Delhi are advised to remain close till January 15, 2023, in the wake of cold wave prevailing in Delhi,” the circular read.

A severe cold wave walloped Delhi on Sunday, with the minimum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, the city’s primary weather station, plunging to a bone-chilling 1.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest in January in two years.

A blinding layer of dense fog enveloped northwest India and the adjoining central and eastern parts of the country, affecting road, rail and air traffic movement.

On Saturday, the Safdarjung observatory had logged a minimum temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius — lower than that of most places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and some hill stations in Jammu and Kashmir.

A severe cold wave is when the minimum temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius or the departure from the normal limits is by more than 6.4 notches. A cold day is when the minimum temperature is less than or equal to 10 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is at least 4.5 notches below normal. A severe cold day is when the maximum temperature is at least 6.5 notches below normal.

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  • Gujarat CM inaugurates International Kite Festival 2023 in Ahemdabad
  • A total of 7 MLAs took oath as HP cabinet ministers
  • Suryakumar Yadav becomes fastest player to reach 1,500 T20I runs
  • Kolkata gears up to host its 1st G20 event from January 9
  • Tenants in Joshimath’s Singdhar flee town amid land subsidence ‘scare’
  • Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Port-Olry, Vanuatu
  • Pvt schools of Delhi to remain closed till 15th January
  • Kyiv rejects claim of deadly Russian strike

A massive fire broke out in a bottle-leaf factory in Naxalbari’s Rathkhola area. 3 fire engines rushed to the spot and hours later the firefighters doused the fire.

Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv rejects claim of deadly Russian strike

Kyiv rejected as “nonsense” a Russian defense ministry claim that Kremlin troops killed 600 Ukrainian soldiers in a major strike overnight. The rocket attack on Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region was said to be retaliation for the New Year’s Day rocket attack on Makiyivka that killed at least 89 Russian troops. Local officials said Kramatorsk was hit by Russian missiles, but that military targets weren’t affected.

Over 9000 Janaushadhi Kendra opened across the country. They offer cheap but quality medicines. I visited one Kendra in Bhubaneswar too and met several beneficiaries. They told me that branded medicines available at Rs 200 in market is available at Rs 50 here

– Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya

Pakistan PM to visit UAE amid severe economic crunch

  • Amid the depleting foreign reserves in the country, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 10 to seek an emergency cash deposit from its west Asian partner.
  • Shehbaz Sharif would fly to the UAE on Tuesday along with his Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari where they are expected to be joined by Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir, who is already on a trip to the middle east, sources confirmed to The Express Tribune newspaper on Sunday.

Govt of Delhi suspends remedial classes during winter break for students of classes 9 and 12 in all govt schools

Punjab Civil Services (PCS) Officers’ Association to go on 5-day casual leave from January 9 onwards

Delhi | Three sanitation workers died at a gutkha factory in Naraina area when the lift they were in, developed a technical fault and collapsed. A police investigation is underway.

Reports ANI

Everyone is looking at India and COVID was one such example. This was all possible because of govt, the healthcare workers and more with a common goal

– SII CEO Adar Poonawalla attends the inauguration ceremony of Bharti Super Speciality Hospital, Pune

Maharashtra | I have been all over the world but the environment in India is better and I would urge everyone to stay in India: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla

I came here to inspect the quality of education. We suggested extending and establishing a hostel along with it. Comprehensive education including curriculum activities should also be included in Madrasa for children, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Madrasa development in Siwan

PM Modi has given the message of ‘panchamrit’ to entire world. We have decided upon ‘zero carbon emission’. He has decided on a deadline to achieve this goal. We’ve to contribute in the form of plantation. From 19th Feb 2020 onward, I plant a sapling every day

– MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Risk of heart attacks

  • Delhi | Heart attacks increase in winter, elderly people are more prone to heart attacks but nowadays it can be seen in youth too. To avoid this, outdoor morning walks in winter should be avoided before sunrise, says Senior Cardiologist, Dr Manoj Kumar, Fortis Hospital
  • Especially people who have a history of heart disease. It is a myth that alcohol and smoking will keep the body warm in winter but it does not. People should choose to stay active indoors but should avoid outdoor activities, adds Dr Kumar

Congress’ Chintan Shivir in Rajasthan

  • We have called a meeting on 16-17 January for Chintan Shivir. Ministers will brief the cabinet about the performance of their respective departments so that we can discuss among ourselves the impact of our announcements and policies, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, in Jaipur
  • Our Ministers will go to all districts on 19-20 January. They will prepare for the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ program scheduled for 26th January. Meetings of district Congress committees will be held in all districts, adds Gehlot

Pics | Union Minister Anurag Thakur interacts with the Indian diaspora from Mauritius and Qatar

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is revolutionary. His personality has become a symbol of wisdom for youth. The country has not seen any such yatra before. His aim is good and I wish him good luck

– TMC MP Shatrughan Sinha

All private schools of Delhi are advised to remain closed till 15th January 2023 in wake of cold wave prevailing in Delhi

In Pics | Congress MP Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra, Haryana

2 buses collide head-on in central Senegal; at least 40 dead, 78 injured, reports AP

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Port-Olry, Vanuatu

  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 earthquake struck 40km west of Vanuatu’s Port-Olry, United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.
  • The earthquake was at a depth of 10 km, USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

Russia-Ukraine War

Russian defence ministry says strike killed more than 600 Ukrainian troops, reports Reuters

BJP members call Modi a God and treat him as God. It’s nothing but dictatorship. That needs to go away

– Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge at Aikyatha Samavesha, Chitradurga, Karnataka

Congress chief questions Modi govt on jobs

30 lakh govt posts are vacant, Modi ji isn’t filling them. Why? We must ask. 15 lakh jobs are reserved for SC-STs, if the poor get their benefits, they’ll (Centre) be thrown away. That’s why they’re not filling vacant posts, says Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, in Chitradurga, Karnataka

Joshimath land subsidence

  • Secretary of Border Management and members of the National Disaster Management Authority to visit Uttarakhand tomorrow and assess the Joshimath situation.
  • Chief Secretary Uttarakhand briefed Prime Minister’s Office from Joshimath during the review meeting chaired by Principal Secretary to Prime Minister PK Mishra.

Large quantities of war-like stores, clothing and sustenance material were recovered from a jungle near LOC in J&K. Major weapons and equipment were recovered from the backpacks

– Commander Krishna Ghati Brigade, Brigadier R Krishnan on Dec 29 infiltration attempt

Palghar accident

UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes blankets to over 2.86 lakh people across 75 districts

Aiming to safeguard the needy and destitute from the spine-chilling cold wave sweeping across the state of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directives asking officers to ensure sufficient supply of blankets and bonfire and to actively monitor the arrangement of night shelters, read a statement from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

In Pics | Several ex-Army officers joined Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana today

Cold wave grips north India

We have issued a Red warning for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and UP and Orange alert for Rajasthan & Bihar. There will be very dense fog to dense fog. 10th January onward there will be no coldwave, says IMD Scientist Dr RK Jenamani

Two killed in Ukraine despite Russia ‘ceasefire’, says Kyiv

Two Ukrainians were killed and another nine were wounded despite Russian leader Vladimir Putin unilaterally ordering his forces to pause attacks on Orthodox Christmas, Kyiv said on Sunday.

We are waiting, the new WD (western disturbance) will be coming from the night of 10th January. So, all these conditions of dense fog and coldwave will abate from the night of 10th January

– IMD Scientist Dr RK Jenamani

All schools in Jharkhand, from KG to std 5, to remain closed till 14th January due to cold wave.

4 FIRs were registered, 2 included the names of the accused & 2 were against the Twitter handle: SB Shriadkar, CP Lucknow

A probe will be done to find the persons involved. Legal action will also be taken in the case that was registered today.

Tenants in Joshimath’s Singdhar flee town amid land subsidence ‘scare’

A pleasure to call on President Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname in Indore today: EAM

His presence at the 17th PBD Convention underlines close bonds b/W our countries. Discussed enhancing our relationship in the economic, culture, capacity building & people to people domains.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan holds padayatra at Mahanga assembly constituency in Odisha’s Cuttack district

We received several complaints regarding offensive tweets against many BJP spokespersons & journalists: SB Shriadkar, CP Lucknow

These tweets included offensive language against their families too.

“A matter of personal anguish,” says Tata Sons on urination incident onboard Air India flight

Kathua rape-murder case

After charge sheet against Shubam Sangra, officials say sessions court fixes Jan 24 as next date of hearing.

EAM Dr S Jaishankar held a meeting with President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi today

BJP/RSS say there should not be respect of ‘tapasya’ but those who do their ‘pooja’, only they should be respected: Rahul Gandhi

JK Police crime branch files charge sheet against Shubam Sangra, declared adult by SC, in 2018 Kathua gangrape-murder case: Officials

We are making efforts to make country free of Naxalism before 2024 parliamentary elections: Union home minister Amit Shah at rally in Chhattisgarh



Looking forward to being in the vibrant city of Indore tomorrow, 9th January to mark Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: PM Narendra Modi

This is a great opportunity to deepen the connect with our diaspora, which has distinguished itself globally.

Three farm laws (now repealed) were not farm laws

They were weapons to hit farmers: Rahul Gandhi.

Farmers being cornered from all sides, fuel and urea prices directly affecting them: Rahul Gandhi, slams BJP

We’ll implement the Old pension scheme. Rs 1500 to be given to women in state: CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

Congress is fulfilling all the promises. In cabinet expansion, every region of the state has been given importance. Portfolios will be allocated soon.

West Bengal Teacher Recruitment scam

Partha Chatterjee, Arpita Mukherjee’s judicial custody extended till February 7.

Bharat Jodo Yatra received overwhelming response everywhere: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing media near Kurukshetra

For investment, we’ve good infrastructure, ample land, water, 24×7 power and skilled manpower: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Our policies are investors friendly. PM said to make India a $5 trillion dollar economy & for that MP will become a $550 billion dollar economy.

Police have detained a minor from Nallasopara area for allegedly raping a minor girl in the Nagpada area

Case registered under IPC section 376 and POCSO Act. Further investigation underway: Mumbai Police.

A dead body was found behind building of Joshi Bedekar College in Thane district

The deceased was identified as Raja Babu, 20 and his dead body was sent for post-mortem. Further probe underway: Thane Police.

EAM Dr S Jaishankar held a meeting with ministers from Mauritius

Indian Army personnel conducts search operations in Thathri area of Doda district and in areas of Kishtwar district

Himachal Pradesh government has increased VAT on diesel by around Rs 3 (increase varies as per different fuel stations)

Whereas VAT on petrol has been also reduced by around 0.55 paise (reduction varies as per different fuel stations).

PM’s Principal Secretary P K Mishra, Cabinet secretary, officials of NDMA, U’Khand govt to be part of meeting on Joshimath crisis: Statement

42 trains running late in Northern Railway region due to fog

Joshimath land subsidence

PMO to hold a high-level meeting on Joshimath. Principal Secretary to PM, Dr PK Mishra will hold a high-level review with Cabinet Secretary & senior officials of GoI and members of National Disaster Management Authority at PMO today afternoon.

335 trains delayed, 88 cancelled, 31 diverted and 33 short terminated due to foggy weather: Railways

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