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Two troopers die in Manipur blast

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Imphal, Nov 13: Two troopers of 18 Assam Rifles were killed and six others injured in a bomb blast in Manipur’s Chandel district near the India-Myanmar border on Monday, sources in the police said.

The incident took place at 6 a.m., near the District Collectorate, when suspected insurgents detonated a remote-controlled bomb on the roadside.

Rifleman Indra Singh was killed on the spot, while rifleman Sohalal succumbed to his injuries within hours.

The troopers, along with armed guards, were on their morning jog. The bomb exploded as they neared the office of the District Collector.

Additional forces from neighbouring districts have rushed to launch a massive combing operation.

No outfit has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Illegal liquor factory busted in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 25: The Delhi police crime branch on Tuesday busted an illegal liquor factory in Bindapur area of the national capital.

According to ANI report, the accused used to sell the liquor with fake Canteen Stores Department (CSD) label.

However, in connection with this one person has been arrested.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab factory owner who is on run.

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Rainy Tuesday morning in Delhi

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Rains have been lashing Delhi since the past two days causing a slowdown in vehicular movement following waterlogging.

New Delhi, Sep 25: Following overnight rains, the sky remained overcast in the national capital on Tuesday, with the Met predicting off and on showers through the day.

Rains have been lashing Delhi since the past two days causing a slowdown in vehicular movement following waterlogging. The road leading to Chirag Dilli, Badarpur, Mehrauli, Mayur Vihar, Minto bridge, and ITO came to a near standstill with vehicles moving at a snail’s pace on Monday morning.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The city received 13.1 mm of light rainfall in the last 24 hours, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

“The sky will remain generally cloudy during the day with intermittent rains in parts of Delhi and NCR,” he said.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 98 percent. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 29 degrees Celsius.

On Monday, the maximum temperature settled at 27.8 degrees Celsius, six degrees below the average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, at par with the season’s average.

Monsoon rains in the national capital were likely to abate from Saturday.

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Himachal Rains: Traffic to Manali restored partially

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Shimla, Sep 25: Traffic to picturesque Himachal tourist resort Manali was restored partially on Tuesday, a day after all major road links snapped due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

However, the administration has advised the motorists to travel towards Manali only in case of emergency.

“The traffic was partially restored through a narrow link road. Only small vehicles have been allowed.

“Chances of more landslides are high. The national highway between Kullu and Manali is still blocked at various places,” Subdivisional Magistrate Raman Gharsanghi told IANS over phone.

He said telecommunication services have been severely affected by the heavy rainfall and landslides in the past three days.

Gharsanghi said major landslides have occurred in Vashisht and Rangri, both located in Manali town. However, there was no loss of life.

Two people were killed in Pangi village in Kinnaur district late on Monday when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge.

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