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Earthquake in Arunachal, no casualties reported



An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit the northeastern states in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said.

Chief Secretary Satya Gopal said that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

The earthquake occurred at 1.45 a.m. and had its epicentre in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district, Andrew Lyngdoh, a seismologist at the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong, told .

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The tremors were felt in some parts of Assam, Nagaland and neighbouring countries China, Myanmar and Bhutan.

India’s northeastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur — are considered by seismologists as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.


Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district




Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.

According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.

The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.

A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.

The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.

There were no CCTV cameras in the area.

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