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Headlines: Delhi’s AQI at 396; Unlikely To Improve For Next 3 Days

Delhi’s AQI at 396; Unlikely To Improve For Next 3 Days

On Monday, the national capital’s air quality index improved a little. However, the AQI dipped again on Tuesday and stood at 396 in the ‘very poor’ category for the 3rd consecutive day. The neighbouring cities, Gurugram and Noida, also recorded AQI in the ‘very poor’ category as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard the Delhi pollution matter and have asked the centre to hold an emergency meeting today and suggest measures on what can be done to tackle air pollution. As per SAFAR’s bulletin, the AQI is unlikely to improve today. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registered 8,865 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.27%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 8,865 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,30,793, which is the lowest in 525 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 11,971 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 3,38,61,756. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.80% and 0.97%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 62.57 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 112.97 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Aryan Khan Case: Nawab Malik Shares WhatsApp Chats Of KP Gosavi

On Tuesday, NCP leader Nawab Malik took to Twitter and shared WhatsApp chats between drugs on cruise case witness KP Gosavi and an informer Kashiff Khan questioning the connection between Khan and Zonal Director of NCB, Sameer Wankhede. Taking to Twitter, Mr Malik wrote: “Here is a WhatsApp chat between K P Gosavi and an informer which mentions Kashiff Khan. Why is Kashiff Khan not being questioned? What is the relationship between Kashiff Khan and Sameer Dawood Wankhede?” Two agencies are currently probing the Aryan Khan case, and the truth is expected to come out soon. Meanwhile, a new cheating case has been registered against drugs on cruise case NCB witness Kiran Gosavi. 

Ahmedabad Bans Sale Of Non-Vegetarian Food Items At Roadside Stalls 

From Tuesday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has imposed a ban on roadside stalls selling non-vegetarian food items. On Monday, informing about the same, senior town planning official Devang Dani said: “Stalls selling non-vegetarian items will not be allowed along public roads, and in the 100-meter radius of schools, colleges and religious places, Town Planning Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided. The execution will start tomorrow,” The decision was taken amid complaints from citizens regarding the sale of non-vegetarian food items alongside the public roads. 

PM Modi To Inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway In Uttar Pradesh Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh today. Informing about the same, the official Twitter handle of PM Modi wrote: “Tomorrow is a special day for Uttar Pradesh’s growth trajectory. At 1:30 PM, the Purvanchal Expressway will be inaugurated. This project brings with it multiple benefits for UP’s economic and social progress,” The Prime Minister will also witness an airshow on the 3.2 km long airstrip that has been constructed on the Expressway. The Purvanchal Expressway is situated at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur and is 341 km long. Featuring 6-lanes and constructed at an estimated cost of INR 22500 crore, the Expressway starts from Chaudsarai village located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH – 731) and ends at Hydaria village situated on NH-31, UP-Bihar border. The Expressway will be a major boost for the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, including the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Amethi, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur. 

Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa’s Dreamy Wedding And Reception Pics Are Here!

After 11 years of dating, Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa finally tied the knot yesterday at The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort in Chandigarh. While Rajkumar Rao looked handsome in a beige coloured sherwani, Patralekhaa looked stunning in a beautiful red lehenga. Both decided to wear Sabyasachi for their big day. The couple had a traditional Hindu marriage, and the Rajkummar Rao Patralekhaa wedding pictures will surely melt your heart right away! The first picture from Rajkummar Rao Patralekhaa reception is also out. Check them out here:

Bigg Boss 15: Donal Bisht To Re-Enter As Wild Card Contestant?

A source close to the development has revealed that Donal Bisht, who got evicted from the show due to housemates votes, is all set to enter Bigg Boss 15 house again as a wild card. The insider quoted: “Yes, Donal Bisht is re-entering the show. She got a call from the makers, and they have asked her to come back. She happily agrees. Donal received immense support from her fans -who were upset with her eviction. Owing to the show’s tripping TRP’s, the makers have decided to call her back. She is currently in talks with the makers,” Earlier, when Donal Bisht was evicted from the Bigg Boss 15 house, she expressed that she felt cornered and targeted, calling her eviction unfair. Meanwhile, Afsana Khan had to walk out of the house due to her panic attacks; Raqesh Bapat made an exit from the show owing to health reasons. On the weekend ka vaar episode, Salman Khan cleared the air and said that Raqesh is not re-entering the show and here’s how Shamita Shetty reacted to the news:

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