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Lucknow, Kanpur, Bahraich freeze at zero degree

Bahraich also broke an 106-year-old record when it recorded 0.2 degree Celsius. The city had earlier recorded the lowest minimum of 1.7 degree Celsius on December 29, 1913.

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Lucknow, Dec 31 : With 2019 all set to bid goodbye, Lucknow witnessed an abnormally low temperature of 0.7 degree Celsius on Tuesday early morning.

It was the second lowest temperature recorded in the history of the state capital. The lowest temperature recorded in Lucknow is 0.5 degree Celsius on December 13, 1973.

Bahraich also broke an 106-year-old record when it recorded 0.2 degree Celsius. The city had earlier recorded the lowest minimum of 1.7 degree Celsius on December 29, 1913.

Kanpur too shivered as temperature plunged to zero degree in the early hours of Tuesday. The earlier record of lowest temperature stood at 0.8 degree Celsius on December 21, 2015.

Severe cold conditions prevailed across Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday and even though the sun peeped out for some time, it failed to provide any respite from the icy winds.

According to met officials, temperatures are likely to hover in the same range for the next 48 hours when rainfall is expected. Rainfall and thunderstorms are likely to continue for almost a week.

“The minimum temperatures are hovering around 8 to 10 degrees below normal which is definitely as unusual phenomenon in the region,” said an official.

The maximum temperatures are also much below normal with Meerut at 7.3 degree Celsius, Aligarh at 7.4 degree Celsius and Moradabad at 8.8 degree Celsius.

With freezing temperatures, most outdoor New Year eve parties have been shifted indoors while most hotels and clubs had to change their plans for the evening.

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AIIMS doctor found hanging in his house in South Delhi

He was a permanent resident of Panchkula, Chandigarh and had been living alone in this room since 2006.

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New Delhi, Aug 14 : The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging at his house in South Delhi’s Gautam Nagar.

According to the police, the body of Doctor Mohit Singhla was found in a decomposed state in the room, a suicide note was also found later in the evening in which he did not blame anyone for his death.

The police received a PCR call at around 3:10 pm on Friday. The caller informed that a foul smell coming from the house in Gautam Nagar. Immediately a team rushed to the spot, and the police found the decomposed dead body of a person hanging in a room locked from inside, on the second floor of the house.

An investigation revealed that the deceased was a doctor working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

“Doctor Mohit Singhla was posted in the department of Paediatrics and initial investigation revealed that he last joined his office on Tuesday,” said Atul Thakur, DCP South Delhi.

It is also suspected that Doctor Mohit may have taken the extreme step one or two days before his body was found.

A suicide note has been recovered in which the doctor said that ‘there is no need to live a long life’.

“His parents have told the police that he has attempted suicide earlier too and that he was in depression,” said a senior police officer

He was a permanent resident of Panchkula, Chandigarh and had been living alone in this room since 2006.

“We have initiated the proceedings under section 174 CRPC,” said the officer.

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Jawa pays tribute to armed forces with ‘Punjab Da Tor’ ride

As a tribute to the ever vigilant bravehearts who guard our borders, Jawa Motorcycles, along with BSF, unveiled a statue of the Border Man at Attari.

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New Delhi, Aug 14 : On the momentous occasion of Indias 74th Independence Day, Jawa Motorcycles has showcased the first episode of a series on experiences encountered during its ‘Punjab Da Tor ride that took place earlier this year.

The first film in the series pays tribute to the jawans of the Border Security Force posted along the Punjab border, a company statement said.

The episode traces the first day of the ride, aptly termed as ‘The Battlefield Trail’, which saw 35 Jawa Nomads on their Jawa motorcycles traverse the routes along the border in Punjab and visit three active border posts to get to witness a day in a soldier’s life, getting to know them better.

Starting the day with a ride to visit the border outpost in Pul Moran, a few hundred metres from the actual border, the Jawa Nomads went on to pay their respects at the Shaheed Smarak built in memory of Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, PVC at Asal Uttar, Khem Karan and then riding on to Hussainiwala Border, where they also offered their tributes at the resting places of three notable freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

The nomads also visited the Attari–Wagah Border to witness the daily retreat ceremony, and the patriotic fervour kept the spirits high at end of the first day’s ride. As a tribute to the ever vigilant bravehearts who guard our borders, Jawa Motorcycles, along with BSF, unveiled a statue of the Border Man at Attari.

“The film is the company’s tribute to the armed forces on the occasion of our Independence Day and offers homage to the sacrifices made by the brave men in uniform who work round the clock to keep our borders safe and freedom intact”, the statement said.

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Stray dogs maul 10-year-old to death in Uttar Pradesh

A 10-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Pilibhit district while he was on his way to his father’s farm. Aziz Raza, a student of Class 5, succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to a medical facility.

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A 10-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Pilibhit district while he was on his way to his father’s farm. Aziz Raza, a student of Class 5, succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to a medical facility.

Bisalpur SDM Chandra Bhan Singh, on Thursday, sought the assistance of forest and wildlife division as well as the department of animal husbandry to trap these stray dogs from Rasiakhanpur village in Bisalpur tehsil.

Raza’s father, Ahid Khan, said these stray dogs have attacked over two dozen villagers in the past three months.

Villagers rushed to help the boy on Wednesday hearing his cries when the dogs attacked him but he had already suffered multiple wounds by then as they tore him apart.

The SDM said, “Some villagers throw bones after eating meat which attracts these dogs. Their tendency to feed on meat may be a factor behind their abnormal behaviour of attacking children in the village. I have asked the block development officer, the veterinary officer of Bisalpur and the tehsildar to visit the village to review the situation. The animal husbandry department can catch these dogs and shift them to a more secluded place.”

However, chief veterinary officer, Akhilesh Kumar Garg, said, “These stray dogs can only be trapped by trained dog catchers that are not available in this department. They are usually brought from other places, whenever required.”

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