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Delhi’s air quality turns hazardous, thick smog engulfs city


NEW DELHI: The air quality continued to deteriorate in the national capital on Friday. A thick smog engulfed the city, with AQI dipping to hazardous in several places. The worst AQI was recorded at Wazirpur’s Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering was 663 on Thursday morning. The AQI was hazardous in Satyawati and Anand Vihar. Delhi recorded its worst air quality day ...

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A day after Diwali, Shimla village organises stone pelting fair

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DHAMI: Nearly 40 kilometres from Shimla, the Dhami village recently organized a stone pelting fair Thousands of people from different villages near Dhami gathered to celebrate the fair of stones throwing.The young representatives of the royal family of Dhami participated in this fair with an objective to preserve and promote the century-old tradition for a good cause by their family. ...

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NIA likely to take over Zakir Musa’s cousin case


New Delhi: Nearly a month after three Kashmiri youth, including Zakir Musa’s cousin Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt, were arrested by the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the case is being transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The premier agency had earlier written to Ministry of Home Affairs to take over the investigation. The ...

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Indian Army to induct K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer guns today


New Delhi: The Indian Army will on Friday formally induct two state of the art gun systems – K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer – at a ceremony in Devlali in Maharashtra. The event will be attended by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Minister of State Subhash Bhamre, among others. Tweeting about the same, the ...

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2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for ‘illegal’ Diwali fireworks in Singapore


Singapore: Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ‘Little India’ precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000. It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining permission from the authorities. Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off dangerous ...

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Several flights delayed from Mumbai airport after Air India transport workers’ strike


New Delhi: In the face of a strike by the ground staff of Air India, several flights from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) were delayed on Thursday morning. The contractual ground staff of Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) are on a strike at the Mumbai airport since Wednesday night. In a statement to news agency ANI, Air India ...

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