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Attack on police station: seven more arrested

They were produced before a court which sent them in police custody till March 24.

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Mumbai, Mar 20 : Seven more people were arrested today in connection with the attack on a police station in suburban Trombay yesterday.

A mob vandalised a police station in Trombay area in the wee hours yesterday, after the police arrested a person for `hurting religious sentiments’ through a Facebook post the previous night.

The mob wanted the police to hand him over to it. In a fit of rage, it attacked the police station and torched some police vehicles.

Police arrested 17 persons for rioting.

Today another seven persons who were allegedly part of the mob were arrested, a senior police official said here.

They were produced before a court which sent them in police custody till March 24.

PTI

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Rains lash J&K plains, fresh snowfall in hills

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JAMMU KASMIR RAIN

Srinagar, April 20: Day temperatures dipped in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as widespread rain lashed the plains and fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches.

“In the last 12 hours, fresh snowfall has occurred in Zojila Pass, Drass and other higher reaches,” the Met office said on Friday morning.

The same conditions would continue till Saturday after which the weather will start improving, it added.

The minimum temperature was 8.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, while it was 4.4 in Pahalgam and zero in Gulmarg. Leh town recorded 6.1 and Kargil 2.6 as the minimum temperature on Friday.

Jammu’s minimum was 18.3, Katra’s 15.6, Bannihal 8.4, Batote 8.5 and Bhaderwah recorded 8.9 degrees Celsius.

As the day and night temperatures dropped in the valley, the woollens came out.

With just past a dry winter spell in Kashmir, the spring rains were more than welcomed by the people. It will help better the flow in rivers, streams, springs and lakes in the Valley.

IANS

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Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

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New Delhi, April 20: It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted some respite soon. “Light rains and drizzles are likely to occur towards the afternoon or evening,” an IMD official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 52 percent.

Thursday’s maximum temperature settled at 39.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

IANS

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Session begins, but govt schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur yet to get books

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Gorakhpur, April 20: Even after two weeks commencement of the new academic session, books have not been provided in primary and secondary government schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur city.

The unavailability of new books has also adversely impacted the enthusiasm of school children.

Speaking to ANI, one of the teachers stated, “We have not received new books from the government. Hence, we have collected the books from the children of the previous session.”

The Government enforced (National Council of Educational Research and Training) NCERT books in all government schools this year.

Meanwhile Additional Secretary, Yogendra Nath Singh said, “Due to less tender, the publisher could not make the books on time. However, we are trying our best and soon the books will be made available for which a stall has also been set up in many schools.”

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