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Delhi sealing drive: Traders stage protest, Kejriwal convenes all party meeting

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Protest against sealing drive

New Delhi, March 13: Traders staged a protest against the ongoing sealing drive and observed a day-long bandh in the national capital on Tuesday. 

This is the third trade bandh being organised in the last two months.

“Over seven lakh traders from about 2,500 trade associations of Delhi are participating in a trade bandh on Tuesday on the call of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Both wholesale and retail markets will also observe the bandh,” stated Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary of CAIT.

In the meantime, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal convened an all-party meeting at his residence.

Ajay Maken and Arvinder Singh Lovely from Congress present. BJP’s Manoj Tiwari was also invited but BJP members did not attend the meeting.

The sealing drive is underway against business establishments using residential areas for commercial purposes without paying conversion charges.

It is being conducted by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee.

So far more than 1500 1,500 commercial establishments have been sealed across the national capital.

The apex court fixed April 2 for the final hearing in the ongoing sealing drive.

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Food poisoning kills 4, at least 70 hospitalised in Maharashtra

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After the dinner, many people complained of stomach aches, suddenly started vomiting incessantly and were rushed to nearby private clinics and hospitals. (Representative Photo)

Raigad (Maharashtra), June 19: At least four people were killed due to suspected food-poisoning after a house-warming dinner here, news agency IANS quoted police official as saying on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at the new home of Subhash Mane, who had organised a vaastu-shanti pooja in Mahad village, followed by the celebratory dinner on Monday night, a Raigad Police spokesman said.

After the dinner, many people complained of stomach aches, suddenly started vomiting incessantly and were rushed to nearby private clinics and hospitals, the report said.

Mahad village in Khalapur is around 75 kms from Mumbai.

Of the 70 others still admitted to the hospital, the condition of at least five is described as critical, IANS quoted the spokesperson as saying.

Meanwhile, the  case has been registered as further investigations are underway.

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

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Delhi weather cloudy air quality

New Delhi, June 19: The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy morning on Tuesday but the sky is likely to be mainly clear in the day ahead, the weather office said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The air-quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) was moderate on Tuesday morning, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 39 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 67 per cent.

Monday’s maximum temperature was 36.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

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Bihar: 6 children killed as car falls into pond in Ararriya

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Patna, June 19: At least six children lost their lives after the SUV they were travelling into fell into a pond in  Ararriya’s Tarabadi on Tuesday morning.

According to news agency ANI, one person has been rescued from the accident spot.

Last week , four women were killed and eight others were wounded in a collision on National Highway-28 in Samastipur district.

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