Top 5 news at 1pm on Aug 31: Heavy rains cripple Delhi NCR; John Kery addresses IIT-D and more

31 August 2016, 12:57 PM
Heavy rains cripple Delhi NCR (Image source: Twitter/ANI)
Heavy rains cripple Delhi NCR (Image source: Twitter/ANI)

Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital on Wednesday leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in many areas. US Secretary of State John Kerry barely managed to make his appointment with IIT Delhi and wondered if the students had come to campus on boats. NCRB's latest crime report puts Delhi on top of rape list amongst UTs and MP amongst states. Here are the top5 news of the hour: 

1. Heavy rain lashes Delhi, waterlogging causes traffic chaos

Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital on Wednesday leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in many areas, even as the mercury settled at the normal level.Vehicular movement was affected across the city, including at ITO, Vikas Marg, South Extension, Khanpur, Mahipalpur, Hari Nagar, IIT crossing, Nehru Place, Yusuf Sarai Market and Munirka.

2. Have you come here in boats, John Kerry asks IIT Delhi

After facing mild rain on the day of arrival, John Kerry witnessed a powerful shower on Wednesday. After managing to reach IIT Delhi on time, he jokingly asked Delhi IIT students if they had come to campus on boats. Kerry was scheduled to meet IIT Delhi students at 9:30am in the morning but his address got delayed to 11:30am following heavy rains in the national capital.

3. NCRB crime report: Over 34,600 rape cases in India; Delhi tops among UTs

Over 34,600 cases of rape have been reported across the country last year with Madhya Pradesh and Delhi topping the infamous list of states and union territories respectively. A total of 34,651 rape cases were reported in India in 2015. Among these, in 33,098 cases the offenders were known to the victims, as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released on Tuesday. The rape victims were among the age group of below six years to over 60 years.

4. 12yr old dies on father’s shoulder: Akhilesh Yadav suspends medical officer in Kanpur hospital

Taking serious note of the death of a 12-year-old boy due to alleged negligence of doctors, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended the Chief Medical Superintendent of the Kanpur Medical College. “The CM has suspended CMS of Kanpur Medical College RC Gupta with immediate effect,” he said in a statement issued late on Tuesday night. 

5. ISIS says senior leader Abu Mohamed al-Adnani killed in Syria's Aleppo

The Islamic State group has said its spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed while monitoring military operations in the Syrian province of Aleppo. The announcement came as a US defence official said an IS “senior leader” was targeted in a US-led coalition air strike on Tuesday in Aleppo province.

First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:50 PM

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