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Nov 20, 2019, 06.34 AM IST

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74 passengers killed in Pakistan train inferno

Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab. Authorities said they were still trying to identify the victims and that the lists of fatalities and those injured were not ready yet. Several of the injured had jumped off the train - many to their deaths - after the fire broke out.

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  • Delhiites appear to be moving out of the city on short holidays to nearby hill stations and other cities such as Bengaluru and Mumbai not affected by severe deterioration in air quality. Bookings for other north Indian cities seemed to have declined, travel operators said. Airline bookings to Delhi have fallen 17% for travel between Oct 27 and Nov 5.

    The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) registered Delhi's air quality index (AQI) at 321 at 4 pm on Sunday, up from Saturday's 283. Most of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi recorded air quality in the 'very poor' category.

    In government advertisements, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been claiming that levels of PM 2.5 (or particulate matters equal to smaller then 2.5 microns in diameter) reduced to an average of 115 between 2016 and 2018 from an average of 154 between 2012 and 2014, which amounted to a 25 per cent reduction.

    The nearly 800-member strong Indian Commercial Pilots' Association has decided to work towards bringing all the unions at the airline under a common platform to oppose privatisation of the airline. The government is working on the final contours of disinvestment of loss-making Air India, which has a debt worth over Rs 58,000 crore.

    Toxic air in New Delhi is driving away tourists, disrupting flights and shutting schools.

    The outage added to passenger woes as dozens of Indian flights already faced delays or cancellations on Monday, according to reports, due to a decline in visibility because of air pollution shrouding New Delhi, home to the country's busiest airport. Hassled travellers affected by IndiGo's outage posted pictures on Twitter of long lines at check-in counters at major airports.

    As part of the mandate, Lodestar UM will continue to handle the media duties across all media touch points, including core and specialised media—digital, listening centre, content, and out of home (OOH)—across all Mahindra businesses like personal vehicles, commercial vehicles, farm equipment sector, trucks, real estate, finance, and corporate.

    The exercise will aim to show the integration between tanks including T-72, mechanised infantry including combat vehicles, artillery guns, army air defence, attack helicopters such as the armed Advanced Light Helicopter ‘Rudra’ and special forces. For the first time in an exercise, the K-9 Vajra self-propelled artillery gun, which was inducted into the army last November, is being used.

    Tata Group chairman N. Chandrasekaran says he will ask his team "to evaluate" bidding for Air India, which was founded by the group 87 years...

    The govt's air quality monitor, SAFAR, said pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe plus" or "emergency" category on Wednesday. Meteorologists said the national capital recorded on Tuesday morning a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest so far. It is two notches below normal for this time of the year.

    The fight against pollution has to be along-term battle with targets, penalties and incentives. No authority — executive, political or judicial — should think of becoming a green messiah via a landmark order. In this context, the Supreme Court banning the burning of crop residue in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is sensible. But, the road ahead is bumpy.

    The bag contained a laptop, its charger, some toys and clothes, they said, declaring there was no RDX or any other explosive in the bag, which was opened in the presence of the claimant. The passenger, who was identified as Shahid Hussain by officials, contacted police authorities after over 16 hours of losing his bag.

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