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Women’s braids cut off at various places in UP: Police



A hair-raising tale from Haryana

Firozabad/Agra (UP), Aug 3 : A sense of panic is gripping the people as cases of women’s braids getting cut off under “mysterious circumstances” are being reported from various places in western Uttar Pradesh, the police said today.

The family members of Pinki (15) at Amara village in Firozabad have claimed that on hearing her cries last night, they rushed to her and found that her braid had been cut off, circle officer of Shikohabad Sanjay Verma said.

In Jasrana area of the state district, the mother of Shivani (16) has claimed that last night when she had gone to meet someone after hearing a knock on the door, she heard her daughter’s cry. On rushing back into the house she found that her daughter’s braid has been cut off, the CO said.

Verma said he has visited Amari village and found that the complaint was true but nothing can be said as to how the girl’s braid had been cut.

An inquiry into this matter has been handed over to the chowki in-charge of Madhavganj police and people have been advised not to pay heed to rumours, he said.

In the Dayalbagh area of Agra, the wife of a temple priest claimed that her plait was cut off early in the morning today. However, her family members refused to lodge a written complaint with the police.

In Hapur’s Bajhera Khurd village, a married woman’s plait was cut off while she was asleep, police station in-charge Pankal Lawania said, adding the matter is being probed.

Similar cases have been reported in neighbouring states in the past couple of days.

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Partly cloudy Monday morning in Delhi



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New Delhi, June 25: It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 31.6 degree Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, news agency IANS quoted the weather office as saying.

The air-quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) was moderate on Monday, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The sky will remain partly cloudy throughout the day, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 47 per cent.

On Sunday, the maximum temperature was settled at 42.2 degrees, five notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 32 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average.


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Heat wave, high humidity continues in UP



hot day summer HEATWAVE
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Lucknow, June 25: Heat wave conditions and high humidity continued across Uttar Pradesh on Monday, according to the weather office.

The mercury in many parts of Bundelkhand touched up to 46 degrees Celsius in the past 48-hours and the humidity levels very high in many regions, including central Uttar Pradesh or the Avadh region.

In the last 24-hours, Allahabad was the hottest in the state recording a maximum of 44.7 degrees Celsius followed by Sultanpur with 42.6 degrees and Lucknow 42.3 degrees.

The minimum temperature in the state capital was 29.8 degrees celsius, which was three degrees above the normal temperature recorded in this season.

Owing to the extreme heat wave conditions and delayed monsoons, the district administration in Lucknow has already extended the summer vacations by two days.

According to Lucknow District Magistrate (DM) Kaushal Raj Sharma, the decision was taken in the interest of the school children.

The schools will open on July 2 for classes two to nine. But vacations will be extended if the mercury does not come down and rains do not take place.

Adding to the woes are the incessant power cuts in many places in the state.

In the state capital, power outages peaked in the past 10 days.

Power minister Shrikant Sharma, despite assurances that power scenario will improve considerably, has failed miserably to do anything concrete, the opposition has said.

Subhash Kahsyap, a retired Army officer residing in Indiranagar, Lucknow, says he has not seen such a “poor power scenario” in the past 10 years.


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Army Major killed officer’s wife when she refused o marry him: Cops



New Delhi, June 25: As the investigation into the Army officer’s wife murder progresses, the Delhi Police said Major Nikhil Handa, who was detained on Sunday in connection with the murder, was apparently obsessed with the woman and wanted to marry her.

“Handa murdered the wife of fellow Army Major when he found out that she was not ready to marry him,” ANI quoted police as saying

“The accused has been brought to Delhi. He knew the victim since 2015,” Deputy Commissioner of police, West, Vijay Kumar Singh told ANI.

Handa has picked up Shailza at around 11 am in his Honda City from the hospital , during a heated agrument, he allegedly slashed her neck with a knife, threw her out of the car and ran over her,”Vijay Kumar Singh told ANI.

According to media reports Major Nikhil Rai Handa returned to the crime scene where he dumped her body near Delhi Cantt Metro station but turned back on seeing the police personnel. He then allegedly fled to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, from where he was arrested on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, 35-year-old Shailza Dwivedi was found with her throat slit at Brar Square. Police said that since the area is isolated, nobody spotted her body for a while. Around 1.30 pm, a water tanker driver passing by saw her lying in a pool of blood and made a PCR call.

Handa met the deceased in 2015 in Nagaland when her husband was posted there. They had kept in touch, even when she came to Delhi after her husband was transferred.

“They talked continuously on phone, though he was the one who called her more often. Major Dwivedi once caught them during a video call. He confronted his wife and Nikhil and warned him to not come close to his wife and his house,” Singh said.

The deceased’s body was found with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square area on Saturday.

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