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Time slots for bursting firecrackers in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

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New Delhi, Oct 13: In bid to ease pollution levels, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday ordered time slot for bursting crackers. 

People in these two states and Union Territory Chandigarh are allowed to burst crackers only between 6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

The court in its order said no one will be allowed to burst crackers before or after the time slot.

The order by a Division Bench of Justice A.K. Mittal and Justice Amit Rawal came four days after the Supreme Court banned sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region on the occasion of Hindu festival “Diwali”.

The High Court cited to air and noise pollution in several places in both Punjab and Haryana, especially the industrial hub of Ludhiana.

Deputy Commissioners of respective region have been directed to take necessary steps to enforce compliance of the order.

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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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