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Dehradun, Nov 13: After the first snow of the season, the hill state of Uttarakhand is likely to receive its first spell of winter rains, the Regional Met Office said on Monday.

It said that rains were likely to occur in the hill region, primarily in Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh and Chamoli. Snowfall was also likely between November 13 and 15.

Director of the Regional Met office, Vikram Singh, said that combination of a circulation over Punjab and Haryana would trigger the rains.

The rains were expected to benefit the farmers.

While Uttarakhand is not facing a smog, unlike New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the absence of rains has led to severe dry weather.

Air pollution has also gone up and the suspended solid particles in the state capital here have breached the danger-mark.

The plains have been hit badly by air pollution in the past one week.

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13 kindergarten students injured in Himachal Pradesh accident

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Shimla, June 21: At least 13 kindergarten students were wounded on Thursday after their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district.

The accident took place, when students belonging to a private school in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn near Garli, IANS reported.

According to ANI, one student was killed.

Injured children were admitted to the Zonal hospital in Mandi, some 150 km from the state capital.

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Army operations kill more civilians than terrorists: Ghulam Nabi Azad

BJP’s language of “all out operations” in J&K indicated that a “massacre” was being planned. BJP said the comments were unfair to Army personnel who put their lives on the line to protect civilians.

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NEW DELHI: Congress leader and former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad sparked a controversy when he said Army operations in the state killed more civilians than terrorists, eliciting a strong response from BJP, which accused Congress of trying to demoralise the armed forces.

In a TV interview, Azad also said BJP’s language of “all out operations” in J&K indicated that a “massacre” was being planned. BJP said the comments were unfair to Army personnel who put their lives on the line to protect civilians.

“They (forces) take action against four terrorists and kill 20 civilians. Their action is more against civilians than terrorists. For instance, they killed 13 civilians in Pulwama and just one terrorist,” Azad said in the interview.

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Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune

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Lucknow, June 21: Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Polic in connection with the  6 terror suspects who were arrested in March.

On his instruction, the ATS official said more than Rs 1 crore exchanged hands between the Pakistani handler and terror operatives, with major funds coming from the Middle East, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala and distributed to various states.

The arrest was made from Pune on Tuesday and he is being brought to Lucknow on transit remand.

 

 

Inspector General of ATS Aseem Arun said that soon after his arrival, Shah would be produced in an Uttar Pradesh court and taken on remand for further interrogation.

Six persons involved in criminal conspiracy and distributing money into various bank accounts on the instructions given by a Pakistani handler were arrested on March 24 from Gorakhpur, an official told..

The 28-year-old Shah was the kingpin of the gangand he hails from Gopalganj in Bihar and has been operating a shopping mart in Gorakhpur for many years.

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