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Technical snag hits Delhi Metro services on Blue Line

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New Delhi , Oct 21: Trains on Delhi Metro’s Dwarka Sector-21-Noida/Vaishali (Blue Line) were running late due to disruption of services at Rajiv Chowk Metro station after a technical glitch on Saturday. 

The technical snag on a Metro line was reported second time in a week, as earlier on Friday train services on violet line were not working.

This comes days after when Delhi Metro increased fares for the second time in a year.

The base fare was increased from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the upper limit was hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 50.

Wefornews Bureau 

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Heroin worth approx Rs 100 cr seized in Kolkata

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Kolkata: In a major drug haul by Kolkata Police, heroin worth between Rs 75 crore to Rs 105 crore in the international market, was seized early on Tuesday and two persons were arrested, a senior officer said.

Acting on a tip off, the Special Task Force of the city police made the seizure from Paikpara under Tala police station between midnight and 2 a.m.

“We have seized about 25 kilogram of heroin. According to the grey market rates, the price range can be anything between Rs 75 crore to Rs 105 crore.

“We have also arrested two persons,” Deputy Commissioner, Special Task Force, Pradeep Kumar Yadav told IANS.

This is one of the biggest haul of opioid drug heroin in east and north east India in recent times.

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More snowfall in Shimla, Manali

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Shimla: The Himachal capital Shimla and nearby Manali received a fresh spell of overnight snow bringing down temperatures in the hill state as well as affecting the plains below, officials said on Tuesday.

Traffic in towns in upper Shimla district was partially hampered in the morning with snow piled on roads, however, it gave the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look.

The snow that froze the “Queen of Hills”, as Shimla was fondly called by the erstwhile British rulers, largely melted in the morning.

It was a low of zero degree Celsius here. Manali town received 9 cm snowfall and saw a low of minus 1.6 degrees.

Tourists have been flocking to Shimla and nearby places like Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda even for weekends.

Hills overlooking Manali like Gulaba, Solang and Kothi have been experiencing moderate snow since Monday evening, according to a meteorological official here.

Kalpa in Kinnaur district, which saw 4 cm snow, recorded a minimum of minus 7.4 degrees, while it was minus 2.3 degrees in Dalhousie and 2.1 in Dharamsala, which was lashed by 13.6 mm rain.

“The higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur and Chamba districts have been experiencing snowfall since Monday evening, while mid and lower hills experiencing rain,” the IMD official said.

The Met Office said a Western disturbance — a storm system originating from the Mediterranean-Caspian Sea region and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region — would recede by Wednesday.

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Surat fire engulfs textile market

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Surat: A massive fire broke out early on Tuesday at the Raghuvir textile market here in the Gujarat city.

The 10-storey building was gutted as 50 fire tenders fought billowing flames in the Saroli area.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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