With the festival of lights, Indians always walk the path of happiness. Delhiites are no less when it comes to enjoying and walking the same path. The festival is powered by the enthusiasm of the people who don't leave a stone unturned to make this festival extra festive. From shopping to decorating their homes, people from all over Delhi-NCR have remained busy and will continue to stay so ahead of other festivals such as Govardhan Puja, Bhai Duj, etc. Once again wishing everyone a very happy Diwali.
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Prashant Kishore's Slogan To Win AAP Again, 'Ache Beete 5 Saal…’
Arvind Kejriwal's ruling AAP has started its campaign for the assembly elections in Delhi next year, with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia saying that the AAP government will take its "report card" to the people next week. Sisodia also exuded confidence that "the public has voted us for the good that we have done." The party also revealed its official slogan - 'Ache beete 5 saal, Lage Raho Kejriwal' (Five years have been good, keep going with Kejriwal) - in today's program. AAP won 67 out of 70 seats in the last election, will fight the battle with the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), a consultancy firm of master strategist Prashant Kishore, widely credited for the "Chi Parocha" campaign, Which helped BJP come to power in 2014. The I-PAC is also working with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), a key ally of the BJP and a member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Center. Shri Kishore is also a senior JDU official. There is a public outcry over the controversial new Citizenship Amendment Act, between Kishore and JDU. Kishore, whose wife is Assamese, has been highly critical of the CAA, which was pushed through Parliament by Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week. His remarks provoked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to issue a sharp notice through one of his ministers: "I will not name anyone, but if anyone has a problem, he is free to leave the party," JDU MP Ramchandra Prasad Singh said. Meanwhile, at today's event, AAP leaders expressed confidence that the people of Delhi would vote for them once again. For the next two days, there will be a march in 70 constituencies of Delhi.
More Than 100 Trains Are Running Late Due To Fog In Delhi
The officials said on Friday that more than 100 trains were running late due to fog in Delhi, affecting rail traffic under Northern Railway. Northern Railway comprises five divisions Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Chandigarh in Ambala, Delhi, Ferozepur, Lucknow, and Moradabad. Delhi recorded a temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius with thick fog on Friday. Visibility was reduced significantly due to dense fog. It was zero in Palam and 300 meters in Safdarjung, 5.30 am. Later, visibility at Palam (50 m) was improved but submerged another 100 meters at Safdarjung at 8.30 am. Trains from Delhi to Tundla, Rewari, Agra, Ambala Moradabad, Saharanpur, Bhatinda have all been affected by fog. Officials said a total of 109 trains are facing delays. The delays were the maximum of 32 trains plying between Hyderabad Deccan and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on the Delhi-Agra route and the Nizamuddin Express running between Chennai Central and the New Delhi Grand Trunk Express. About one hour. The Taj Express departing from New Delhi at 6:45 am was rescheduled and departed from the city at 8:50 am.
Woman And Two Daughters Died After Being Hit By Train
On Tuesday, a woman and her two minor daughters were killed, and two of their relatives were injured when a train hit Delhi's Shivaji Bridge and Tilak Bridge, a Northern Railway official said. Northern Railway Chief PRO Deepak Kumar said that the accident happened at around 7:40 pm. Later, the Office of the DCP, Railways, stated that Arun Mandal, along with his wife, daughter, his sister-in-law, and his two daughters, got off the train at Tilak Bridge railway station. As they were walking on the railway track towards the Shivaji Bridge railway station to catch a train to Bahadurgarh, they were hit by the train coming from New Delhi railway station. While Mandal survived unwell, his sisters-in-law Alka and his daughters Lovli, 13 and Priya, 5 died of injuries at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. His wife and daughter are undergoing treatment at the hospital.
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First dose of the coronavirus vaccination had been administered to 100 percent of the eligible population in Delhi
On December 24, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the first dosage of the coronavirus vaccination had been administered to 100% of the eligible population in the National Capital. This indicates that the first dosage of the vaccine was successful in vaccinating 148.33 lakh persons in Delhi. “Salute to Doctors, ANMs, Teachers, ASHAs, CDVs, and all other frontline workers. Congratulations to DMs, CDMOs, DIOs, and all district functionaries,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. The discovery comes at a time when coronavirus cases are on the rise in Delhi. Between December 9 and 15, there were 362 new cases found; between December 16 and 22, there were 712 new cases detected. In addition, the number of Omicron variant cases recorded in the city is increasing. On December 23, Delhi reported 118 new COVID-19 cases and one death, with a 0.13 percent positivity rate. According to the daily health report, the cumulative coronavirus tally in the National Capital presently stands at 14,42,633, with over 25,000 deaths.
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The situation with coronavirus in India is assessed as very difficult
Almost 17 million infected people are currently registered in the country, more than 192 thousand people have died. However, the real figures far exceed these figures.
Many hospitals have run out of beds and oxygen, so they do not accept patients.
Coronavirus deaths are burned in the streets. In some of the worst-hit cities, including New Delhi, bodies were cremated in makeshift facilities offering mass services.
Green Pencil Foundation a youth led Zero fund raising International NGO based on Gurugram Started a campaign "share your love with Stray Animals' under the heading of Sandy Khanda the founder of Green Pencil Foundation, famous Writer, poet and social activist. Campaign running through around the India, Indonesia and Iran to feed one Lakh street dogs. Ambassadors and volunteers from various parts of India, Indonesia and Iran participated in task. Green Pencil Foundation is going to set a new records by making a chain to feed one Lakh street dogs without raising a single ruppes fund. The NGO is growing on national and international level day by day because if its work towards the wellness of Nature, animals and underprivileged children. This is the NGO full of youth power and ideas.
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Omicron'unlikely'the last COVID-19 Variant, Says WHO
People stand in line on a busy commercial street to get tested for COVID-19 in Lima, Peru. Photo by: Sadiya Parveen
With billions of people still unvaccinated worldwide, plenty of opportunities remain for the COVID-19 virus to spread and generate new variants, according to WHO officials.
“We hope that that doesn't happen. But at the moment, we're not doing enough to prevent that happening in terms of protecting people, and in terms of distributing vaccines in a way that would assist with reducing the emergence of variants,” Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO executive director for health emergencies, said during a press briefing Thursday.
According to Our World in Data, 9.33 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally. But only 58.8% of the global population has received at least one dose. In low-income countries, only 8.8% of the population has received a vaccine.
When the delta variant emerged as a variant of concern, Ryan recalled, several scientists described it as the “fittest” and “best-adapted virus” they’ve ever seen, and that they “cannot see how this virus could adapt anymore.” But now omicron has been shown to be more transmissible than previous variants, including delta.
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“Unfortunately, I think it's very unlikely that omicron will be the last variant that you will hear us discussing. Certainly, the virus continues to evolve,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, at the press briefing.
She said important discussions are taking place on how “much more fit” the COVID-19 virus can become in terms of its transmission and transmissibility. And while the current global focus is on omicron because of how fast it is spreading, “Delta continues to be a variant of concern,” she said, noting that there are currently about 30 “sublineages of delta” that WHO is tracking.
“There's a number of factors that are happening. And the question is … what will happen as this virus continues to evolve? And what will those additional mutations mean?” Van Kerkhove said.
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As humans, we love power. It is appealing, but very addictive. Those in the know, never falter to caution that "power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely.."
Power gets into your head, makes you heady, and you rarely listen to voices of reason, or take advice from those in the lower rungs of power, when you stray, and abuse those powers vested in you. In numerous, cases those who abuse power, and allow it to corrupt them absolutely, began their stint in power as sheep, but the trappings, and allurement of power, changed them into ravenous wolves.
History is bloated with records of leaders who failed to contain themselves, allowed the tentacles of power to strangle, and corrupt their consciences, turning them into power-hungry oligarchs, who became a nemesis to those under their authority.
As the governed, we at times create the Frankenstein monster in leaders, regarding, hailing them as gods.
Lesson: Never venerate, elevate leaders into godly status...lest they turn into dangerous autocrats..
I'm just a simple man..a run-off-the- mill guy, from the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, ruled by an absolute Monarch, King Mswati III. I am a commoner, who happens to be a writer, and following my childhood passion of writing..
I'm sorry, but I abhor any form of injustice, irrespective from whom it comes from - be it from a friend, relative, ruling authorities, etc. I am an advocate, a proponent, a protagonist of peace, and harmony. I will defend with my back against the wall, the underprivileged, the oppressed, and those whose voices are not heard as they cry for justice.
What is happening in this hell-hole of a country..this animal farm, led by oligarchs who only care about power, money and oppressing the people who reluctantly sponsor their opulent lifestyles, is diabolical. It has no place in a modern society, and belongs in medieval times.
The Living God created us all equal, and it is Him and Him alone, we should worship..not mortal man, who was taken from the dust and shall return to dust.
When the Living and Loving God created Man, He commanded, "Subjue the Earth.." He never commanded Man to subdue Man, oppressing him, like what leaders of this wretched country are doing to such a peace loving people, as Swazis.
I hear there is a coming dialogue which has the propensity to make or break our political future. I believe in dialogue.
I believe that when in conflict, human decency demands that we sit down and thrash out our differences, agree to disagree, and ferociously work on reaching a consensus.
I've more or less, studied the mentality of this government, and its leaders. What I have no doubts about is that there is just no way they will negotiate or dialogue in good faith. They have been in power for more than a jubilee of years. They know the perks and benefits of being in power. We all know what power does. It corrupts...
When you're in power, you feel like a god..you command those under you to jump..and they eagerly ask, "how high your Honour".
The wise say, "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts.. ABSOLUTELY"
It remains to be seen if change will finally come in my country..but the will of the people, and good shall triumph over evil in the end...