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Rain Disruption: 13 Killed In Uttar Pradesh, Schools Shut In Noida, Gurgaon WFH

Rain Disruption: 13 Killed In Uttar Pradesh, Schools Shut In Noida, Gurgaon WFH

Due to heavy rain disruption, schools have been shut in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Private offices in Gurgaon have also been asked to switch to work from home. At least 13 people lost their lives, and 11 got injured in incidents of lighting, house and wall collapses as heavy rains lashed parts of Uttar Pradesh. Parts of Delhi are flooded after it recorded 40.8 mm of rainfall between 5:30 pm on Thursday and 8.30 am on Friday. Several areas in Delhi and traffic movement on key roads have been affected due to rains. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rain for the national capital and thus issued a yellow alert warning people of moderate rain in the city. After heavy rainfall led to waterlogging in parts of Gurgaon, the administration advised corporate offices to work from home today. “Due to continuous heavy rainfall in Gurugram, there is waterlogging at some places, and the traffic is moving at a slow speed. Therefore, we request all of you that you should come out of the house only when necessary,” read the traffic police advisory on Twitter. As per IMD, the heavy spell of rain before the withdrawal of the monsoon from the NCR region will help cover the large deficit to some extent. It would also help to keep the air clean and the temperature in check.

NIA, ED Raids: Popular Front of India (PFI) Raise Slogans Against The Sangh Parivar, Union Government 

During a nationwide swoop conducted by the National Investigation Agency along with Enforcement Directorate, Popular Front of India (PFI) chairman O M A Salam and C P Mohammed Basheer were among the organisational leaders who NIA and ED arrested. After its top leader was held, PFI called for a hartal in Kerala, where the organisation is most active. In a statement, PFI State General Secretary Abdul Sathar slammed the use of state machinery and claimed that the government is using central agencies to silence the dissenting voices. On the other hand, the Bhartiya Janata Party has urged the CPM-led Kerala government to take stringent action against those calling for the hartal and ensure normal life on Friday. “The PFI should not think that it can confront terrorism cases with muscle power. The state government is soft on PFI to appease a vote bank,” said BJP State President K Surendran. Meanwhile, protesting against the NIA and ED arrests, PFI workers took to the streets across Kerala and raised slogans against the union government and the Sangh Parivar. As per sources, 24 PFI leaders have been either taken into custody or arrested. 

Also Read: Massive NIA Crackdown on Popular Front of India; Over 100 Arrested 

Congress Presidential Poll: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Confirms His Nomination For Congress Chief

On Thursday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot confirmed his nomination for the upcoming Congress presidential poll. “I will file a nomination, then the other process will be in place, and an election can also be held. This all depends on the future,” said Rajasthan CM Gehlot. He further added: “I don’t want to make a comment on anyone in particular. Let us see what situation unfolds in Rajasthan, what decision Congress High Command takes, and what Rajasthan MLAs think. It all depends on this,” The race for becoming the next Congress Chief has heated up with Ashok Gehlot confirming his nomination and MP Shashi Tharoor has also got an okay from Sonia Gandhi. Meanwhile, there is a growing voice for Rahul Gandhi in the Congress party, with as many as 7 state units passing resolutions to bring back Rahul Gandhi as the Congress Party Chief. The process for filing nominations will be held from September 24 to 30. The Congress presidential election will take place on October 17, and the results will be declared two days later, i.e. October 19.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 5,383 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 5,383 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 45,281. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases with registering 6,424 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 4,39,84,695. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.68% and 1.70%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 89.30 crore covid-19 tests. On the vaccination front, India has administered 217.26 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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