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Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to attach properties of those found guilty of manufacturing spurious liquor in the state, highly placed official sources informed on Saturday. As per the source, strict action will also include heavy fines against the guilty parties.

In the last couple of days, at least 10 people in different parts of the state have reportedly died due to consumption of illicit liquor.

As many as six people died on Friday after allegedly consuming illicit liquor in the Brajpuri and Garh Mukteshwar areas of Hapur. While families of the deceased claimed that the deaths were due to the liquor, the UP Police have dismissed them.

In a separate incident on the same day, four people died and at least five were admitted to a hospital after consuming illicit liquor in Amilia village under Phulpur police station jurisdiction in Prayagraj, District Magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami said.

In both cases, samples of liquor were sent for testing. 

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Severe cyclonic storm Nivar is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on Wednesday (November 25). The India Metereological Department (IMD) said that the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression on Monday and the weather system is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. According to IMD, the weather system would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. 

A total of 30 NDRF teams have been pressed into service to take care of rescue and relief operations. According to IMD’s latest bulletin, the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and lay centered at 5.30 pm on Monday over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 450 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 480 km southeast of Chennai. 

“It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and into a severe cyclone storm during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry on November 25 evening as a severe cyclonic storm with a speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph,” the IMD said.

Cyclone ‘Nivar’ is expected to affect Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry as rains were forecast in the respective states and Union Territory between November 24 and 26.

Tamil Nadu government has taken several steps to minimise the damage caused due to the cyclone and the state government has asked the respective district administrations to remain on high alert.

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Isolated extremely heavy rainfall was very likely over Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai and Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu, and Karaikal and Puducherry in the neighbouring UT between Wednesday and Thursday.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that the local administration has drawn up a multi-pronged plan to tackle cyclone Nivar.


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After Gujarat, MP and Rajasthan, this state clamps night curfew in 4 districts; schools shut till Dec 31 | Trending News in India

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SHIMLA: After Mumbai and Karnataka, the Himachal Pradesh government announced that all schools and colleges in the state would remain closed till December 31. The Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Prdesh clamped a night curfew in four districts as the state fights a spurt in coronavirus cases.

Earlier, states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have imposed curfew during the night in view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in a few districts.

The fresh curbs were announced after a Cabinet meeting chaired by CM Jai Ram Thakur.

The night curfew will be in place from November 24 to December 15 in Shimla, Mandi, Kangra and Kullu districts from 8 pm to 6 am, state’s Parliamentary Affairs minister Suresh Bhardwaj said. Till December 31, only 50 per cent of class III and IV employees on the rolls will attend government offices each day.

Gatherings at social, cultural and political events will be capped at 200 people and those who don’t wear masks in public will cough up a fine of Rs 1,000.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases and deaths in the hill state this month ? 235 of the 547 pandemic deaths so far have taken place in November.

On October 31, the state had recorded 22,060 coronavirus infections. A little over three weeks later, on Monday evening the number stood at 34,442, according to the health department data.

The state has 6,535 active cases now, compared to 2,880 at the end of last month.

Meanwhile, the office of Kangra Superintendent of Police was ordered shut for two more days after remaining closed for three days, following COVID-19 cases among its staff.

Six more coronavirus cases were detected there, an official said in Dharamshala.

Most schools in Himachal Pradesh had reopened only on November 1 after remaining shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with infections being reported from some of them, the state government had ordered all educational institutions shut till November 25.
Now, they will remain closed till December 31. Bhardwaj said online studies would begin from November 26.

The minister said teachers will continue to work from home till further orders.

Offices of high schools, senior secondary schools and colleges will also function from November 26. Principals can call faculty members to work if required, he added.

He said students in classes 1 to 4 and classes 6 and 7 would be promoted as per the provisions of the Right to Education Act.

The final examinations for classes 5 and 8 to 11 will be conducted in March, he added.

The Himachal Pradesh board exams for classes 10 and 12 will take place in March with 30 per cent relaxation in syllabus. 

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Cold wave sweeps Delhi; minimum temperature drops to lowest in 17 years; AQI stands in ‘very poor’ category | Trending News in India

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NEW DELHI: Minimum temperatures dipped in most parts of north India while a cold wave swept parts of Delhi which recorded its coldest November morning since 2003.

The national capital’s minimum temperature dropped to 6.3 degrees Celsius on Monday (November 23), five notches below normal and lowest of the month since 2003, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Before this, the minimum temperature in November was recorded in the year 2003 at 6.1 degree Celcius.

On Tuesday (November 24), the temperature in the national capital was recorded at 9 degree Celcius. As per weather agencies, the minimum temperature in Delhi will continue to remain below the 10 degree-mark on Monday at 8 degrees.

“The Safdarjung Observatory which provides representative data for the city, recorded a minimum of 6.3 degrees Celsius, which is Delhi’s lowest minimum temperature in the month since November 2003, when the city recorded a minimum of 6.1 degrees Celsius,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said.

The mercury dropped to 6.4 degrees Celsius at the Lodhi Road weather station.

After over a week of clean air post-Diwali, the air pollution again shot up in the national capital; while the air quality dipped again to ‘very poor’ category. According to the government agencies, the air quality is likely to deteriorate further due to unfavourable meteorological conditions.

The air quality on Tuesday morning again slipped into the ‘very poor’ category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 304, according to the latest estimates updated by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). PM2.5 has now become the lead pollutant instead of PM10 as a characteristic of wintertime. 

According to SAFAR estimates updated at 6.30 am on Tuesday (November 24), the overall AQI in the national capital stood at 304; whereas it was 328 in Noida and 293 in Gurugram.

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