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    Delhi winter power demand at record 5343mw

    January 1 was the coldest January day so far at 2.4 degrees in the last six years. Delhi broke the previous high of 5298 mw recorded on December 30, 2019. This is an increase of over 19% from the peak hour power demand of 4472 mw, recorded on January 1, 2019.

    Delhi's winter power demand touches record high

    Tata Power Delhi Distribution said it met the record peak power demand of 1541 mw without any network constraint and power outage as Delhi also touched a record high of 5298 mw, highest till date. The previous highest demand of Delhi was 4800 mw and 1433 mw in January 2019.

    Delhi's winter power demand touched all-time high on new year's day: Discom

    According to State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC), Delhi, the peak power demand reached 5,343 MW at 11.11 AM on January 1 when the minimum temperature was 2.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the last six years.

    Cold wave worsens Delhi weather; foggy air, rail traffic

    Dense fog across north India disrupted flight and train operations in the region, also impacting air and rail services elsewhere in the country.

    Dense fog engulfs Delhi, flight, train services hit

    People took refuge at a night shelter near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) while homeless people were sleeping on the streets in Turkman Gate area.

    Why ‘hill station’ Delhi has been colder than Shimla, Mussoorie

    The maximum temperatures in both these hill towns over the weekend have been above 14 degrees Celsius. On both days, weather stations in the capital have registered lower temperature peaks.

    Temperatures plunge to below 2 deg C in parts of Delhi; coldest day of season

    The Safdarjung Observatory, whose reading is considered the official marking for the city, recorded 2.4 degrees Celsius in the morning. The same temperature was recorded on December 30, 2013. Before that the coldest day in December was December 11, 1996 when minimum temperature recorded at the observatory was 2.3 degrees Celsius.

    Delhi reels under cold wave, mercury plummets to half-a-decade low

    Saturday's minimum, at 2.6 degrees, was four notches below normal and the maximum, at 20°C, a degree below normal.

    This was Delhi's warmest winter in 12 years

    The average maximum temperature in February was 2.7°C above normal. Day temperatures were exceeded normal temperatures on 24 of the 28 days in the month.

    Urban heat island burns hole in fog over Delhi

    Urban heat island refers to the higher temperature seen in a city compared with adjacent rural areas because of intense concrete development and reduced green cover. Warmer temperatures help fog dissipate.

    Cold, foggy Saturday morning in Delhi

    The Railways had to cancel 18 trains while 49 were delayed and 13 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.

    Delhi winter power demand to peak 4,600 MW: BSES

    Anil Ambani-owned BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd say they will rely on power banking with other states and spot market purchase.

    Vinod Kumar Binny's poster heat in the Delhi winter

    Instead, the less well-known and less-worshipable Vinod Kumar Binny has been hoisted into the forefront via posters across the New Delhi assembly constituency.

    Rs 20 crore meant for night shelters in Delhi siphoned off

    For over 20 years almost Rs 20 crore earmarked for building night shelters to the national Capital's poor and homeless was siphoned off with impunity.

    Delhi shivers as max temperature drops to lowest in 44 yrs

    Bone chilling cold and icy winds left Delhiites shivering today with the maximum temperature plummeting to 9.8 deg C, the lowest in 44 years.

    Winter could be colder this season due to prevailing La Nina conditions: IMD DG

    He said there should not be an impression that climate change leads to rise in the temperature, but on the contrary, it leads to erratic weather.

    View: India's Modi is losing his political mojo

    For the first time in years, the government of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is playing defense.

    Returning from injury, Shikhar hits unbeaten 137 for Delhi in tough conditions

    Dhawan's knock would do a world of good to the confidence of a side which was going southwards, as he hit 19 fours and two sixes in his 198-ball innings. "It was more like English conditions. It's satisfying to score runs in these conditions. With experience you get idea of what shots to play on what kind of track.

    US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross’ India visit cancelled on bad weather

    “Due to cancellation of flight, US Commerce Secretary will not be attending the India-US Commercial Dialogue," said an official.

    BJP should run from workers' contributions, not donations from money bags: Amit Shah

    "BJP workers should say with pride that we run this party from our money and no industrialist, contractor, money bag or builder can run it," Amit Shah said.

    Winter likely to be colder this year

    The weather office also flagged a “strong possibility” of El Nino conditions developing this winter season, which will drive minimum temperatures up.

    Rabi crops sowing crosses 565 lakh hectare

    The acreage under rabi crops was 1% less than the previous year at 565.79 lakh hectares as compared to 571.47 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

    Are debt mutual funds losing credibility?

    What started with the collapse of IL&FS last year is still having ripple effects in the market.

    As risks around debt funds rise, investors are returning to bank deposits

    What started with the collapse of IL&FS last year is still having ripple effects in the market.

    Delhi rolls out 'anti-smog' mist cannon in trial run

    Delhi chokes every winter as cool air traps a toxic blend of pollutants from crop burning, car exhausts, open fires, construction dust and industrial emissions close to the ground.

    Winter’s here, but more cities see improvement in air quality: CPCB

    CPCB data shows 52% of the 482 stations have recorded an improvement or no change in annual average levels of PM 10 between 2013 and 2016.

    Rabi crop planting rises 10% in a week

    Rabi planting is expected to continue till the month end. The government has set a rabi-season crop planting target of 638.37 lakh hectares.

    Rabi crop planting up 14 per cent in one week

    The government expects crop planting to continue, with the weather remaining favourable and support prices for various crops being attractive.

    Change of weather getting you down? Say goodbye to that cold with these 5 home remedies

    It's important to stay hydrated as it helps break the congestion and keeps the throat moist, reducing irritation.

    Delhi's severe air pollution is frightening everyone, forcing sick to relocate

    Old people & young parents are looking at migration as an option to escape Delhi's toxic air.

    Winter wear sales down in northern India as weather remains warm

    Stores in New Delhi have cut down feather jackets and heavy woollen sweaters to shore up their stock of sleeve-less Nehru jackets to light pullovers.

    Significant level of stubble burning in Haryana, Punjab: Centre

    The Centre and Delhi government were engaged in a blame game earlier this month when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that stubble burning in neighbouring states was the main cause of pollution in the national capital but Union Environment Minister Dave said Delhi was responsible for 80 per cent of its pollution.

    Winter gradually retreats from Delhi

    The maximum temperature settled at 27.1 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, as sun shone brightly throughout the day.

    Opposition to raise intolerance issue in winter session of parliament

    Winter session of Parliament beginning next week is set to be a stormy affair with Opposition raring to raise the issue of intolerance in a big way that could overshadow Government's efforts to seek an early passage of key reform measures including GST.

    Parliament's Winter Session from December 5 to 20

    An official announcement said the President has summoned the two Houses of Parliament to meet on December 5.

    Parliament's Winter Session to be held from Dec 5 to Dec 20

    Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 5 to December 20, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs informed the media.

    DGCL to give Air India Dreamliners ILS category II certification to fly in light fog

    But whether the most crucial Cat III B certification — which lets aircraft land in dense fog — happens this winter or not remains to be seen.

    Spells of drizzle fail to moisten Republic Day celebrations

    According to MET department, rain gauges measured 1.4 mm of rains in the city. Similar weather conditions are expected to remain for the next three days.

    Boundaries divide, some trains unite

    In fact, it is not uncommon to notice emotions running high for anyone who is remotely related to lives around these trains.

    Winter session from Monday likely to be stormy

    "Modi said that the budget session went on very well and was constructive and successful. We hope that the winter session will also be on the same lines," Naidu said.

    Winter advances in north, cold wave grips Himachal hills

    Winter advanced its grip in north India with parts of Rajasthan and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh shivering under cold wave conditions.

    Parliament adjourns for the day after obituary references

    Winter session of Parliament began today on a sombre note as both Houses condoled the death of sitting members.

    Planning on some body art soon? Not the season to get tattoos,say experts

    Tattoo artistes say the start of summer is when many people get inked, since this is when they can show the most skin ­ but the cold, dry winter is best for quick healing of your tattoo.

    ET GBS 2015: Forum kept everyone engaged, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s tweets on PM Modi stole the show

    Taleb’s tweets were unusual in that it’s rare for a disruptively smart theoretician to find common ground with a head of government.

    10 apps/ websites to cope with odd-even rule

    If you live in Delhi and are going bonkers comprehending the odd-even formula, these apps/websites will come to your rescue.

    Winter rains, hail storm may damage crops; not much impact on wheat

    Hailstorm will intensify the damage, said Dr J S Chauhan, director, directorate of rapeseed-mustard research, Bharatpur (Rajasthan).

    Pollution plan may fail if people buy more cars

    Allowing even- and odd-numbered cars to run on alternate days is a quick-fix for Delhi's winter smog but not a long-term answer to air pollution, experts say.

    Winter session to start tomorrow, Govt to focus on GST Bill

    Government is likely to take the line in Parliament that the Centre and BJP have nothing to do with these incidents and put the ball in the court of the states.

    Stormy start to Parliament's Winter session, houses adjourned

    Members of the Trinamool Congress, which has given a no-confidence motion against the decision to allow FDI in retail, were on their feet waving some letters.

    Wheat, pulses oilseeds up, maize down

    Winter staple wheat has been sown in nearly 10 lakh hectares (one million ha) more this seaon upto October 1, when sowing season began, butteressing estimates of a record 82mt of wheat this season.

    Government to push economic agenda in Winter session of Parliament

    The much-delayed Insurance Bill seeking to allow more foreign capital is high on the government agenda so also the Goods and Service Tax Bill.

    Winter fog less of a party pooper this year for air passengers

    To begin with, airlines had almost 12% more trained pilots to operate domestic flights in dense fog conditions.

    Cane crops: Weather perfect but government indecision delays winter sowing

    Light rain spells, lower temperature are a plus but govts yet to announce support price.

    How Axiom Research Labs has emerged as India’s first private aerospace company

    At its very essence, TeamIndus — and Axiom Research Labs, the company that houses it — is on track to becoming a citizen of that space industry.

    Employee interest comes before everything else

    These days, the biggest thing that impacts employees and their families is retrenchment. A good leader will think a hundred times before he builds large teams or takes a random business decision.

    Through the third eye- What a mission!

    CPI-M's draft political resolution has underlined the independent role and the strengthening of the party at the national level as a central focus.

    Winter showers to boost wheat output

    Winter rains in northern India have raised hopes of high wheat production - over 74 million tonnes - this year, according to a leading wheat expert.

    Travel companies face winter chill

    With crisis impacting spending world over, Indian tourism industry expects a drop of 15-25% in biz. Top 10: World Heritage sites | Unusual places I Weird attractions

    State impetus towards public transport may undermine the auto industry

    That India has little choice to adapt to the latest trends in transportation may not augur well for the automobile industry.

    MEA has a long history of annoying other diplomats over alcohol issues

    US diplomats in Delhi who must now sip Kingfisher instead of Coors may be bemoaning this posting, but they should not claim to be unprepared.

    Kashmir: Paradise unfolds

    Women engrossed in tending cattle or doing housework simply had no time to stand and stare (like their hardworking sisters elsewhere in India) but the men did, unsmilingly.

    Kashmir Unveiled: A short train ride through the valley

    Kashmir Valley has got a train 155 years after the first one ran in India between Bombay & Pune in 1853. Read the revelatory experience. World's Top 25 Train Trips

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