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Rain, snow in J&K will reduce Delhi smog: Met Office

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Srinagar, Nov 14: The Regional Met Office on Tuesday said rain and snowfall forecast in Jammu and Kashmir will help reduce the smog and pollution levels in Delhi and its adjoining areas.

Speaking to IANS, Sonam Lotus, director of the Met Department said: “The balancing of a weather system in the coming days in Jammu and Kashmir will definitely help in decreasing the pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas as the system is moving Westwards from the state.

“The smog and pollutant levels will drop in Delhi because of the wind speed generated by the gathering weather system in the state.

“We are expecting light to moderate rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches beginning today (Tuesday) afternoon.

“This will break the long dry spell that continued in the state for nearly three months”.

Due to the night-long cloud cover, the night’s minimum temperature that had dropped below the freezing point on Monday rose to 2.9 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Tuesday.

The maximum temperature was 18.2 degrees in Srinagar on Monday. “The large gap between the minimum and maximum temperatures in the valley will also narrow down in the coming days due to cloud cover,” Lotus said.

The night’s lowest temperature in Jammu city was 14.4 on Tuesday while the maximum was 25.6 degrees Celsius on Monday.

Pahalgam recorded 0.8 degrees as the night’s lowest while Gulmarg recorded zero degrees as the lowest night temperature.

In the Jammu region, Bannihal town recorded 3.6, Katra 11.9 and Bhaderwah 5.7 as the night’s minimum temperature, Lotus said.

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Bengal town tension: ABVP burns Mamata’s effigy

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Kolkata, Sep 25 : The BJP’s students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Tuesday torched an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanded resignation of state education minister in protest against the killing of two students in Islampur last week allegedly in police firing.

It also demanded a CBI probe into the killings.

ABVP activists assembled outside Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home in north Kolkata’s Simla street and marched to the Dharamtolla crossing, where they were stopped by the police.

Some ABVP workers were allegedly injured when the police tried to disperse the agitators.

The police forcibly dispersed the crowd.

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Delhi: Bodies of two sisters found in drain

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New Delhi, Sep 25: In a shocking incident, bodies of two sisters, who had been missing since September 19, have been recovered from a drain, the police said on Tuesday. 

“After their parents could not find them for two days, they lodged a missing complaint on September 21,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Gupta told media, adding that they belonged to Seelampur area in Northeast Delhi.

The bodies of the two young girls, aged 19 and 22, were found on Monday evening in the Alipur drain of North Delhi’s Rohini area.

“There weren’t any visible injury marks on their bodies. The cause of death can only be ascertained after the post-mortem report,” the officer said.

In another incident, a Body of a woman was found in Nizamuddin area. Head was found in one bag and rest of body in another bag.

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Yamuna in spate, flowing above danger mark in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 25: The Yamuna river is flowing above the danger level in the national capital following the release of water from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage due to heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Since last few days, the north Indian states have been witnessing downpours resulting in an increase rivers water level.

The warning level mark of the Yamuna is 204 metres and the danger level mark is 204.83 metres.

“The water level of river Yamuna at Delhi Railway Bridge at 11 a.m. was 205.12 meters,” a Flood and Control Department official told IANS.

“The water is showing a rising trend and is expected to go up as Delhi is witnessing rains and more water is being released every hour from the barrage,” he added.

The water discharged from Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to Delhi, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city, he said.

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