New Delhi : Heavy showers and strong winds Monday delayed over 32 flights at the airport here, a senior airport official said.
According to the official, the flight movements were disrupted for over an hour Monday morning. “Air operations were closed for over an hour after 8.30 a.m,” said the official.
While 20 flights were delayed, 12 were diverted to Jaipur and Lucknow due to low visibility during the period.
During the last six days, Delhi has measured around 100 mm of rainfall, a new high for the month of May, said the official.
By Sahil Makkar, IANS,
Bayana (Rajasthan) : Determination is high among the thousands of agitating Gujjars camping on a stretch of railway track here to demand the Scheduled Tribe status for the community. The security agencies have cut their food supplies and jammed the mobile network, they allege but vow to continue with the rail blockade.
"They have cut the food supply from each side of the road. They are not allowing trolleys and tractors, on which people from other villages are bringing food to the Gujjar people protesting here," said Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla.
Jammu : President Pratibha Patil Monday called upon the scientists to go in for a second green revolution to offset the problem of food shortage in the country.
"There is a need to enhance the agriculture production with the help of new research, technology and rationalised use of fertilizers," she said while addressing the second convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology here.
Hyderabad : Activists of a Dalit organization Monday attacked offices of a Telugu daily here and in other major towns in Andhra Pradesh.
A group of about 30 activists of Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MPRS) attacked the office of Andhra Jyothi in the upmarket Jubliee Hills. The attackers, who came in two vehicles, ransacked the office and tried to set it afire.
They were protesting against an article published in Monday's edition of the newspaper.
Ahmedabad : The Pramukhswami Medical College at Karamsad in central Gujarat has received the accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) for all its laboratories.
"This is an honour for the institution and a recognition of the high quality standards followed by it. We realise that it also places greater responsibility on our shoulders, to maintain these standards and to keep improving on them," said Amrita Patel, chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal, which manages the medical college at Karamsad in Anand district, 73 km from here.
New Delhi : The southwest monsoon that brings rain to the country is right on schedule and is expected to hit Kerala by Thursday, the ministry of earth sciences said Monday.
The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) analysis of data indicates fairly widespread rainfall is likely over Lakshadweep, Kerala and coastal Karnataka, a ministry statement said.
New Delhi : India Monday welcomed the election of Lebanon's former army chief, General Michel Sleiman, as its new president as part of a compromise deal brokered by Qatar to stop fighting between the Hezbollah and the anti-Syria ruling alliance.
Indian President Pratibha Patil has also written a letter of congratulation to Sleiman.
“India is confident that the election of President Sleiman will enable Lebanon to continue with the task of national reconciliation and reconstruction,” said external affairs ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna.
Washington : A group of Indian workers seeking action against a US company for alleged exploitation have vowed to continue their hunger strike outside the Indian embassy here even after four of them were hospitalised.
The workers, who have been on a water-only hunger strike for 11 days, are also demanding that they be allowed to stay in the US till an inquiry against their former employers, Signal International, is completed.
Berlin : Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday visited the Berlin War Cemetery to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting for the Allied cause during World War II.
"Antony, who arrived in Berlin Sunday to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Berlin Air Show, paid homage at a simple but solemn ceremony," a statement issued here by the Indian defence ministry said.
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) : The acute shortage of petrol in the city since last week reached a flash-point Monday with the only petrol vend left with some fuel stock bearing the brunt of people's wrath.
Harried consumers, queuing up in front of the API Corner petrol pump, ran out of patience when they didn't get petrol at the end of a two-hour wait, and some of them attempted to ransack the petrol pump.
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