Winter over? Not quite, says met dept
Delhiites can now dress a little light. According to the Met department, the worst of the winter is over and the light drizzle on Sunday was an indictor of this.
The minimum temperature, they say, may slide down a little in the coming few days due to a western disturbance but the chill is definitely not happening again.
"Though the winter season is still on, we are not expecting the minimum and maximum temperatures to slide drastically anymore. The worst of the winter season is over," said BP Yadav, director, Weather Forecast, India Meteorological Department.
The city saw a chilly start to the New Year with temperatures plunging deeply.
On January 11, the city recorded its coldest day in 42 years when the day temperature dropped to 11 degrees Celsius.
The best thing about this year's winter was that the city recorded its second-lowest fog figures in the last 15 years. Delhi saw only 50 days of dense fog this season. The Sunday drizzle brought down the temperature to 6.5 degrees Celsius, a degree below normal, while the maximum was recorded as 22.4 degrees.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.
In a major decision, the Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the proposed fee hike in its teaching departments, regional centres and affiliated colleges for the 2022-23 session. A 5% increase in fee will be implemented for students of the ongoing batches. The fee hike, however, was met with opposition by some senators. The fee hikes over the past years have never gone down well with students.