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22 charred to death in Bareilly bus accident



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Lucknow, June 5: In a tragic accident,  at least 22 persons were charred to death in Uttar Pradesh after their bus caught fire due to a massive collision with a truck on a national highway in Bareilly on Monday, police said.

The accident took place at around 2.30 a.m. near the inverted University turn when the bus from New Delhi moving towards Gonda collided rammed to a speeding truck coming from the direction of Lucknow.

The charred bodies have not been identified yet.

State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh for the kin of deceased and 50,000 for injured.

Meanwhile, the UP Police have mentioned the named of injured persons.


An explosion followed and a fire broke out in the bus. A district official told IANS that the truck driver had fled away.  Meanwhile, the police are on a hunt for him.

According to the Police officials, the death toll could rise as most of the passengers have critical burnt injuries. Bareilly accidentFire tenders were rushed to the accident site.

Senior police officers including Inspector General of Police S.K. Bhagat, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jogendra Kumar and other officials are monitoring the rescue and relief operations.

Around 15 people who were in critical condition rushed nearby Hospital.

The traffic has been diverted and now efforts were underway to extract the charred remains of the passengers.

 Wefornews Bureau


Delhi government to act against schools for arbitrary fee hike



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New Delhi, Dec 13: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to act strictly against private schools that arbitrarily increased school fees citing the Seventh Pay Commission revision as reason.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia chaired a meeting at the Secretariat on Wednesday on several complaints of arbitrary increase in fees by schools in the name of Seventh Pay Commission revision, an official told IANS.

On Thursday, all MLAs are scheduled to meet officials of the Education Department, with complaints from their respective constituencies on the issue.

The meeting is expected to be attended by Kejriwal and Sisodia.


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Two days after moderate rain, NCR air quality again ‘very poor’



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New Delhi, Dec 13: The air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, again went down to “very poor” by Wednesday morning from “poor” for a day only in the wake of moderate rain on Monday.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality at 11 of the 21 monitoring stations across NCR was “very poor”, as against only four regions on Tuesday night.

In Delhi, concentration of major pollutant PM2.5 — air particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometers — was 133 units at 15 active monitoring stations, and 131 units at 21 stations across NCR, considered “very poor”.

On Wednesday, the number of areas exposed to toxic air jumped from four (Tuesday night) to 11 towards noon.

The most-polluted areas included Anand Vihar in east Delhi, Delhi Technical University in north Delhi, ITO, Mandir Marg and Lodhi road in central Delhi, Siri Fort and R.K Puram in south Delhi, Sector 125 in Noida and Vasundhara in Ghaziabad.

The PM2.5 in these areas ranged between 123 and 194 units — five to eight times the permissible limit.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) across 10 stations in the NCR was 252 at noon, as compared with 219 at 4 p.m. on Tuesday after 7.8 mm rainfall.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the NCR with high moisture has no chances of rains on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Currently, Delhi is experiencing north-westerly winds with low speeds of 5 to 10 kmph,” an IMD official told IANS.


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Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures



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Srinagar, Dec 13: Minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region remained below freezing point on Wednesday as the ski resort of Gulmarg recorded the coldest temperature at minus 9.8.

The weather office has forecast rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday.

Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.5 and Kargil was at minus 5.8 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar was at minus 0.7, Pahalgam at minus 2.1, Jammu recorded 8.8, Katra 8.2, Batote 1.1, Bannihal 0.6, Bhaderwah 0.4 and Udhampur was at 8.0 degrees Celsius, the Met said.


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