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By EMN Updated: Jul 24, 2017 12:21 am
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UP: 20 fall ill after consuming tea

Mirzapur (UP), July 23 (PTI): Twenty people today fell ill in Ahraura area here after consuming tea at a shop in which a similar incident had taken place earlier this month, police said. They were rushed to a nearby hospital after complaining of stomach ache and vomiting. Five of them were then referred to a hospital in Varanasi, police said. An FIR has been registered against the tea shop owner, Ahraura police station SHO Praveen Singh said. About 22 people had taken ill earlier this month after consuming tea at the same shop, he said.

Retired soldier booked for joining force using fake identity

Muzaffarnagar (UP), July 23 (PTI): A man served in the Army for 33 years and two years after his retirement, the police will now inquire whether he joined the force on the basis of fake documents. A case was registered against the retired jawan on the directive of a court yesterday, a senior police official said. The accused, a resident of Nirali village in the district, served the army for 33 years and was drawing a pension for last two years in the name of another person, said Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Singh. An RTI activist had filed a petition in the court, alleging that the accused got into the Army using forged documents 35 years ago. The police has started the investigation.

700 power connections given in single day in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS): A total of 700 power connections, under the UP government’s new “Power to All” scheme, were sanctioned in a single day at a mega camp here on Sunday, an official said. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd’s Superintending Engineer B.M. Sharma said that in the city, 59 connections were given to poor families without any charge, 379 to normal users and 15 in the cluster category in which three families could get a pole and wire free if they are 40 metres away from the existing power lines. In the trans-Hindon circle, 27 connections were given to poor families and 220 to others, he added.

Three ‘overground’ militant workers arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 23 (IANS): Police on Sunday arrested three overground workers (OWGs) of militants in summer capital Srinagar and recovered an AK-47 rifle from their possession. Police sources said here on Sunday that three OWGs of militants were arrested in Tengpora (Batmaloo) area of Srinagar city. “They were arrested while moving in a car. One AK-47 rifle has been recovered from the possession of these OWGs,” sources said. OWGs are described by the security forces as facilitators of militants who arrange hideouts, ferry weapons and keep an eye on movement of the security forces to alert militants during crackdowns and search operations.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 24, 2017 12:21:28 am