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Azamgarh Shocker: Youth tied, given electric shocks after alleged mobile theft




Azamgarh, July 17: A brazen crime came to fore, wherein a youth was tied and was subjected to electric shock on the suspicion of stealing in Azamgarh.

The incident held in Saraimir, where the assailants tied hands and legs of a youth and gave him an electric shock, they also captured the scenario on their mobile and later circulated the video on social media.

The victim is currently taking treatment at Sadar Hospital where his condition is said to be stable now. Police have filed a case against nine men and arrested five among them.

As per the Saraimir resident Shiv Kumar, three days ago, some men were making objectionable remarks. Shiv Kumar interrupted them and asked them to stop that but he was threatened with dire consequences for this.

The very next day, the fearless crooks reached his home and held him captive at a place in Sanjarpur where he was assaulted and was subjected to electric shocks.

Then he was thrashed in the midway on street in critical condition. Locals informed his family about the incident and he was taken to the medical facility.

Police filed the case under relevant IPC sections after watching the video, where on the suspicion of mobile theft, a youth was assaulted.

Wefornews Bureau


Gold bars worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bengal



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Kolkata, Dec 12: The Border Security Force on Tuesday seized 17 gold bars worth nearly Rs 50 lakh from near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and detaind one smuggler, a BSF official said.

Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers of Petrapole border outpost conducted a special operation in North 24 Parganas district and apprehended the smuggler.

Feroz M. Khan, 44,, a Kolkata resident, was detained from near the International Check Post (ICP), Naveen Chouhan, Deputy Commandant in BSF’s south Bengal frontier zone, said in a press release.

The troopers seized 17 gold bars of 1.7 kg, worth Rs 49.32 lakh, from him, Chouhan added.

“The apprehended person as well as the seized gold have been handed over to Petrapole customs office for further investigation,” he added.

The BSF’s south Bengal frontier has seized 32.66 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 9.43 crore and apprehended 11 gold smugglers so far in 2017.


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Himachal Pradesh: Manali gets season’s first snowfall



Shimla, Dec 12: Snowfall continued to elude capital Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, but another picturesque tourist spot Manali had mild snowfall overnight, marking as season’s first spell.

“Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced mild to moderate spells of snow and there are chances of more snow till Wednesday,” an official at the meteorological office here told news agency IANS.

The officer said picturesque Kalpa, around 250 km from Shimla, also witnessed snow.

“High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing snow since Monday,” the official further stated.

Heavy rainfall lashed lower areas of the state such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, dipping the mercury.

Tourist attractions near Shimla, such as honeymooners’ paradise Kufri and Narkanda witnessed mild snowfall, turning the hill stations even more beauteous.

As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, people started arriving in Manali and the nearby hills like Solang and Gulaba o enjoy winters with loved ones.

“We are hopeful of getting good arrival of tourists in Manali and its nearby areas with this season’s first spell of snowfall,” Manali Hoteliers Association President Gajinder Thakur told IANS over the phone.

The meteorological aid the weather would remain dry after Wednesday.


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Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall



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Srinagar, Dec 12: Srinagar city received season’s first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.

“Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall,” the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have been receiving rainfall since Monday morning.

“The present weather conditions are likely to continue during Wednesday and Thursday after which the western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir will start weakening,” an official of the Met Department said.

Residents here were pleasantly surprised to see a thin blanket of snow covering the landscape in the morning.

“This is Kashmir. Without snow the landscape looks orphaned. If the government is able to provide basic amenities to the people, winter is undoubtedly the best season in Kashmir,” said Nisar Hussain, a retired chief engineer who lives in Gogjibagh.

Snowfall in Gulmarg has brightened the prospects of winter sports at its ski resort.

The weather office said the minimum temperature was minus 0.2 in Srinagar and 0.1 in Pahalgam. While Gulmarg at minus 6.5 was the coldest place in the state on Tuesday, the Met said.

The minimum temperature was minus 1.4 in Leh and minus three degrees in Kargil towns of the Ladakh region.

Jammu city recorded 12.5, Katra town 9.2, Batote 0.2, Bannihal minus 0.1, Bhaderwah 0.2 and Udhampur 10.2 as the minimum temperatures.


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