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Mother, daughter killed in firecracker blast in Aligarh

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Lucknow, Oct 13: In an untoward incident,  a woman and her daughter were killed and five other persons were injured in an explosion in a house stocked with firecrackers in Aligarh in early hours on Friday, police said.

The explosion rocked the house of Rafiq, a trader in fireworks at Jalali under Harduaganj police station. The deceased have been identified as Afsari, 35, and her daughter Taiyyaba 15.

Rafiq is a licence holder of fire crackers. He had stored fire crackers illegally at his house, a senior police official at the DGP headquarters told IANS.

SSP Aligarh and SP (rural) along with senior district officials visited the explosion site and oversaw the rescue operations. Two bodies were pulled out of the debris of the house, which caved in due to the impact of the explosion.

Five injured have been rushed to the Aligarh medical college, where the condition of two is stated to be critical.

This is the third such incident in the past few days in the run up to the festival of Diwali.

Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh has issued strict guidelines to police officials in districts to check stockpiling of fire crackers.

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Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 20: A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running Delhi Metro train on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly, news agency IANS quoted officials as saying.

The man jumped on the tracks at the Jangpura metro station, disrupting services on the Central Secretariat-Faridabad section, the report said.

The Violet Line connects the Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

“A man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Jangpura on Line-6 heading towards Badarpur around 1.56 p.m… (the body) being taken out from the train’s underframe. So, there will be a little delay on this section till the track is cleared,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Fake mark sheet, degree gang busted

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Meerut, July 20: Police here have busted a gang which used to provide fake mark sheets of class 10, 12, B.A, B.Tech, Pharmacy and MBA, officials said on Friday.

Five persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.

A police officer said the gang used to provide fake mark sheets, diplomas and other degrees for students for varsities spread over Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

One laptop, 133 degrees, five mobile phones, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and two colour printers have also been seized from the gang members, who have been sent to jail after interrogation.

They have been identified as Uma Shankar, Ajay, Anil Kumar, Rajesh and Salman. Most of them are from the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Himachal Pradesh: Fire breaks out at residential building in Sanjauli

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New Delhi, July 20: A fire broke out at a residential building in Shimla’s Sanjauli on Friday. One fire tender is present at the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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