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Earthquake tremors felt in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba

Yet another earthquake has shaken this hilly state and this time it is in Chamba region. The quake hit at 02:09 PM today.

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Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh: Yet another earthquake has shaken this hilly state and this time it is in Chamba region. The quake hit at 02:09 PM today. According to authorities, the temblor struck the area with a force of 3.5 on the Richter scale.

The mild quake was enough to scare people out of their homes into open areas. Earlier in the day, another earthquake had struck India. This one was in the north-eastern state of Manipur – it happened early in the morning.

The quake that hit Ukhrul was measured at 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The north-east region of the country has been shaken regularly over the last year.

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Kissing contest banned in Siddo-Kanhu fair in Jharkhand

The competition in the fair, organised in Littipara block in Pakur district, had created controversy last year after photos and videos of 18 tribal couples locking their lips in public went viral.

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Ranchi, Dec 15 : The Pakur district administration in Jharkhand has banned the kissing contest this year in the Siddo-Kanhu fair.

“The Siddo-Kanhu fair beginning Saturday will have no kissing competition this year as it has been banned and there will be no such contest taking place in any public place,” Jitendra Kumar Deo, Sub Divisional Officer (SDO)of Pakur district, told reporters.

The competition in the fair, organised in Littipara block in Pakur district, had created controversy last year after photos and videos of 18 tribal couples locking their lips in public went viral.

Supporting the competition, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator from Littipara Assembly seat, Simon Marandi, who was the chief guest at the fair last year, said, “It’s an expression of love.”

The BJP had criticised the kissing competition saying it is not part of the tribal culture.

— IANS

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Shallow fog on Saturday, air quality remains ‘poor’

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New Delhi, Dec 15: People in the national capital woke up to a cold Saturday morning with shallow fog, with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the air quality remained in the ‘poor’ category, the weather office said.

The average PM2.5 readings at 9 a.m. was recorded at 70 micrograms per cubic metre while the average PM10 readings at the time were 138 micrograms per cubic metre.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 97 per cent.

“The sky will remain clear throughout the day, with mist or shallow fog in the morning and haze or smog thereafter,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 22 degrees Celsius.

On Friday, the maximum temperature settled at 21.7 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 8 degrees Celsius, both a notch below the season’s average.

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Woman, mother assaulted by ‘women bouncers’ in Delhi

“When she, along with her mother, tried to enter her husband’s house at Saket, a group of over 30 goons including 20 women bouncers, prevented her and her mother and dragged them out.

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New Delhi, Dec 15 : A 27-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by “over 20 women bouncers” and her mother in-law in the national capital, police said on Friday.

An FIR has been registered on the basis of victim’s complaint.

The police said the victim, Garima Chaudhary, was assaulted on Monday noon when she came back from her parents’ house in Haryana’s Rohtak.

“When she, along with her mother, tried to enter her husband’s house at Saket, a group of over 30 goons including 20 women bouncers, prevented her and her mother and dragged them out.

“When Garima resisted their attempts, the women bouncers and her mother-in-law identified as Sunita Chaudhary assaulted her. They even punched her mother. The victim also stated that she has a life threat from her mother-in-law,” the FIR mentioned.

Garima alleged that her husband, Tejveer, was also involved in the incident and “he escaped from the backdoor on the day of crime”.

“I don’t know why my mother-in-law doesn’t want to keep me in my husband’s house. She also made my husband go underground. He is not answering my calls,” she added.

The victim married Tajveer in November 2017.

“We have registered a case and booked accused persons for making sexually-coloured remarks, stalking and other relevant sections. A hunt is on to nab the accused persons,” a senior police officer said.

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