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Delhiites gear up for hotter days

20 Feb 2017 | Written by Gogona Saikia; Edited by NewsBytes Desk
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Delhi witnessed the hottest February 19 in five years with maximum temperature soaring to 30.8 degrees Celsius, six degrees above the normal 24.8.

Weathermen have predicted hot days in the next week, with temperatures expected to range between 12-15 degrees Celsius to 26-27 degrees Celsius.

A weather official attributed the rise in temperature to a western disturbance.

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20 Feb 2017Delhiites gear up for hotter days

Taxi strikeOla, Uber drivers' strike loses steam, more cabs on road

The Ola and Uber drivers' strike lost steam on the weekend as cabs were easily available to commuters.

Sarvodaya Drivers Association claimed the strike is still on, but said the next step would be decided in one-two days after a meeting with union members.

Sarvodaya vice-president is still at RML Hospital after falling sick due to a hunger strike since February 10.

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Delhi MetroDMRC buckles up after string of snags on Delhi Metro

After a string of snags on different metro lines, the DMRC has announced measures to improve Automatic Train Control, track circuit, and automatic train supervision.

ATC modules are set to be replaced on all power cards, and Train Interface Computer cards will be replaced in six months.

To resolve frequent track circuit problems on the Blue Line, new relay boards are being installed.

Jashn-e-RekhtaTarek Fatah involved in altercation at Jashn-e-Rekhta

Pakistan-born writer Tarek Fatah got into an altercation with some attendees at the Jashn-e-Rekhta festival after he allegedly referred to some in the group as "jihadis".

Fatah has denied the allegations, claiming the attack by "Muslim goons" came when he was signing autographs.

He also accused police of manhandling him.

Organizers said Fatah had come in his personal capacity and wasn't officially invited.

Acid attackTwo minors injured in acid attack targeting father

Two minors in Vishnu Garden were injured after a drunk man, targeting their father, threw acid on him, but it landed on the 11- and 14-year-old girls instead.

Rago Mukhiya intercepted the family 15 minutes after an altercation with the father, who had asked him, drinking outside their house, to move away.

The father sustained minor injuries. The girls are out of danger too.

NirbhayaNirbhaya Fund to provide 10,000 CCTV cameras?

Delhi Police have sought permission to buy 10,000 CCTV cameras from the Rs. 1,000cr Nibhaya fund to be installed across the city.

Only 4,074 cameras were bought in the last eight years, most of which are lying defunct. 85 were installed in 2016.

5-8 lakh cameras, including 1.82 lakh in private establishments, are installed across Delhi, but more are needed, said police.

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TransportDelhi gets 100 new GPS-enabled buses

100 GPS-enabled buses with 41 'anti-vandalism' seats have been added in Delhi, with 250 more being planned in the next two months and another 450 AC buses this year.

31 new bus depots are awaiting approval from DDA, including 20-acre depots in Bawana and Narela.

Despite AAP's promises, zero buses have been added to the low-floor fleet, and only 215 under the cluster scheme.

Hauz KhasNagaland woman allegedly raped at Hauz Khas Village

A Nagaland woman was allegedly raped at Deer Park while she was returning home at night.

The accused allegedly lured her to the park and assaulted her. When she hit him with a stone, he retaliated, then fled with her phone and cash.

Meanwhile, an alleged sexual assault victim in Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad, jumped off a building after being threatened to withdraw her complaint.