Dear Readers,

I hope you are all well by heath. Do let us know about your winter vacation in the comment section below. If we find an interesting story, we might reach you for writing a full fledged article. It can be a travel experience or food or anything related to your winter days/vacation. Happy Winters!

Bogibeel Bridge Inauguration:
Today on 25th December 2018, Asia’s 2nd largest bridge and India’s longest rail cum road bridge is about to be inaugurated by our respected PM Narendra Modi. The bridge has a road with three lanes on top with the rail line having two ways for to and fro journey at the bottom. Built at a whopping cost of 5920 Crore with a foundation stone laid back in 2002 by then PM Atal ji, this bridge will connect Dhemaji in the north bank and Dibrugarh in the south bank.

With this, there will be 5 bridges over the mighty Brahmaputra. This will not only be used for common passengers and traffic but also as a strategic turnover keeping in mind the Indo-Sino tensions over the Arunachal Pradesh Borders. We at Thousand Miles, are happy and proud at the same time with this achievement of our country as this will make India strong and develop NE India.

Delhi and Hazardous Pollution:
No matter if it is winter or summer, the pollution level remain hazardous in Delhi, with serious indices during winters. Be it solid waste pollution or air pollution, the indices are rising high. Last Sunday, the city’s AQI has been found 450 which is termed as ‘Severe’. The story is the same for all the NCR cities Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida all touching the severe mark of 400 AQI.

Coming to the uncontrolled plastic production in and nearby Delhi has risen to 690 tonnes per day. This plastics end up in garbage dumps, landfill sites, become responsible for waterlogging and pollution of rivers and oceans. The word ‘Pollution’ is so common in Delhi in the last 10-15 years that the citizens only blame the government and in the process, they forget their individual role in checking the pollution further.

Tsunami Waves In Indonesia:

On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia killing around 2000 people.

Just one day back, another tremor attack led by Tsunami waves hit Indonesia. This time, the probable number of deaths as per official announcement is around 400+ and still counting with many as 1500 being injured and lost after the tremor attack. The Tsunami in Indonesia is believed to be caused by the collapse of the volcano Arak Krakatau this time. Hundreds of military personnel, on-spot doctors, rescue team and volunteers have scoured debris-strewn beaches in search of survivors today.

Turn up in MP, Chattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram and Rajasthan:

A total of 678 assembly seats in these five states went for polls this December. After a cliffhanger competition with Congress Party in Madhya Pradesh, BJP anyhow forms the government. Congress has shown strong return in Rajasthan and with a stronghold in Chattisgarh. On the other side, Mizo National Front (MNF) dethroned Congress from their stronghold whereas Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) spoiled the party of Congress-TDP after winning with a huge majority in Telangana. Therefore it has been clearly seen that no party can make fool of Indian people anymore with ‘Jaatiwaad’ and people knows how to reply with voting rights. Let’s see what the new governments in these states can bring for their people.