Live Updates: Jairam Ramesh calls for the removal of Brij Bhushan and withdrawal of his son’s ticket in LS polls

1. **Dust Storm Hits Delhi: Flights Diverted, Citizens Advised to Stay Indoors**
A dust storm, strong winds, and rain hit parts of the national capital and surrounding areas on Friday, causing chaos and disruption. Nine flights were diverted from the Delhi airport late in the evening due to the tricky weather conditions. Some of the flights had to be redirected to Jaipur, as reported by PTI. The Meteorological Department issued warnings to citizens, urging them to stay indoors to stay safe from the unpredictable weather. Reports of trees falling and damage to property were also received due to the strong winds. The situation remains tense as the city grapples with the aftermath of the sudden weather disturbance.

2. **US Expresses Concern Over Israel’s Actions, Continues Weapon Supply**
The United States government has raised concerns over Israel potentially breaching international law during its conflict with Hamas. Despite these concerns, the US affirmed that it would not halt the supply of weapons and bombs to Israel, acknowledging the country as a significant ally. The Biden administration highlighted its deep concerns about Israel’s handling of the delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza, stating that although some improvements have been made, the situation remains inadequate. Multiple assessments of specific incidents during the conflict are currently underway, with the US government seeking further information from Israeli authorities.

3. **Congress Leader Calls for BJP Official’s Removal Amid Sexual Harassment Charges**
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has demanded the dismissal of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh following a Delhi court’s decision to frame charges against him for sexual harassment and other offenses. Ramesh also called for the withdrawal of the Lok Sabha ticket that was granted to Singh’s son, Karan Bhushan Singh, by the BJP. The senior Congress leader criticized the BJP for rewarding Brij Bhushan Singh by allowing his son to run for office, emphasizing the need for accountability and ethical conduct in politics.

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