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Top Manipuri militant arrested in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 12, 2017: A top separatist leader from Manipur has been arrested in the national capital, police said on Thursday.

“One Khoirom Ranjit, Commander-in-Chief of KCP Poirei Meitei cadre, along with one woman have been arrested from Mayur Vihar,” a Delhi Police statement said.

Ranjit was an wanted in various terror attack cases in Manipur.

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Foggy Thursday morning in Delhi, 17 trains cancelled

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New Delhi, Dec 14: It was a foggy morning here on Thursday with clouds in some parts of the city, the weather office said.

The visibility stood at 700 meters. Around 17 trains were canceled, 24 delayed while five others were rescheduled due to fog in the northern region.

The minimum temperature in the morning was recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

The MeT has predicted a mainly clear sky.

“It will be a mainly clear sky in the day ahead. Moderate to shallow fog is likely to occur towards the evening,” an India Meteorological Department official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 22 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 95 percent.

Wednesday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, and the maximum temperature settled at 23.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average.

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Srinagar records season’s lowest maximum temperature

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Srinagar, Dec 14: Srinagar city has witnessed the lowest maximum temperature of the season so far, while the ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at minus 9.8 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Srinagar on Wednesday was 4.2, while the minimum was recorded at minus 1.5 on Thursday, an official of the Met Department said.

Slippery roads and frozen water taps marked the morning in the city here as very few vehicles were seen on the roads. People were seen lighting small fires around the frozen faucets as they struggled to de-freeze them.

One way traffic opened on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway this morning for stranded vehicles. The Highway was blocked for three days due to snowfall and rains.

Tourists make a beeline to Udhampur’s Patnitop to enjoy the snow.

The minimum temperature was minus 8.0 in Kargil and minus 6.5 in Pahalgam.

In the Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 7.1, Katra 5.7, Batote 0.3, Bannihal minus 2.9, Bhaderwah minus 0.6 and Udhampur 4.5 as the minimum temperatures.

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Delhi government to act against schools for arbitrary fee hike

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New Delhi, Dec 13: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to act strictly against private schools that arbitrarily increased school fees citing the Seventh Pay Commission revision as reason.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia chaired a meeting at the Secretariat on Wednesday on several complaints of arbitrary increase in fees by schools in the name of Seventh Pay Commission revision, an official told IANS.

On Thursday, all MLAs are scheduled to meet officials of the Education Department, with complaints from their respective constituencies on the issue.

The meeting is expected to be attended by Kejriwal and Sisodia.

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