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Amit Shah gifts J&K by flagging off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

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Vande Bharat Express, known as Train 18, has been inaugurated by Home Minister Amit Shah. Home Minister Amit Shah launched the Train 18 on Thursday from Delhi.

The first commercial run of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will be on October 5 and booking of tickets is open on the IRCTC website. The train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on the way to Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from 12 hours.

Speaking at the launch of the Vande Bharat Express, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is a big gift for Jammu and Kashmir’s development and for promoting religious tourism. He added that Article 370 was the biggest roadblock in Jammu and Kashmir’s development.” “Within 10 years, it will be one of the most developed regions,” Amit Shah said.

Railways should document its relationship with Mahatma Gandhi as it forms a significant episode in the freedom struggle, Home Minister Amit Shah said. At the launch of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express, Union minister Piyush Goyal said the Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before 15th August 2022.

Soon after the launch of the Vande Bharat Express, Prime Minister congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Train number 22439 New Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express will depart from the New Delhi railway station at 6 am to reach Katra at 2 pm. The train will run on all days of the week except Tuesdays.

En route, the train will halt at Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi for two minutes each. On the return journey the same day, train number 22440 Katra-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express will leave from the Katra railway station at 3 pm to reach the New Delhi railway station at 11 pm.

The minimum fare for traveling between New Delhi (NDLS) to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) will be Rs 1,630 and the maximum will be Rs 3,015.

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Hazy morning in Delhi-NCR, air quality continues to be ‘poor’

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People residing in the national capital and its adjoining areas such as Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad woke up to a hazy morning on Tuesday as the air quality index (AQI) dipped again to the poor category for the sixth consecutive day.

The data collated by the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) showed the overall air quality of Delhi was docking at 252 at 8:30 am in the morning.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

At Dhirpur, the AQI was 259 at 8:30 am, while at Mathura Road area it dipped to the ‘poor’ category at 296. Furthermore, the AQI near Pusa, Airport, Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 215, 293 and 241 respectively.

The air quality index is expected to plunge further around Diwali, if the availability of green crackers, as promised by the Central Government, is not ensured. Last year, during this festival, the apex court had banned conventional firecrackers and passed an order stating that only green crackers with reduced emissions will be allowed.

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Postpaid mobile phone services are restored but the Internet were still down

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Over 70 days after the Kashmir was put under an unprecedented lockdown and all communication lines were snapped, the government has restored postpaid mobile services in the Valley.

Postpaid mobile phone services have been restored on the state-run BSNL network in the Kashmir Valley.

Mobile internet and broadband still continue to be blacked out in the Valley since the August decision that saw a magnanimous shift in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah had announced the government’s major decision to scrap Article 370 to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and also bifurcate the strife-torn state into two Union Territories.

Ever since, the government has imposed an unprecedented lockdown on the Valley, including the blackout of all communication lines.

On Saturday the J&K administration announced that some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones will become operational from Monday noon.

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SC rejects PIL seeking to link social media accounts to Aadhaar

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL seeking to link all social media accounts to Aadhaar to stop fake, troll accounts from overpowering social media platforms. The court has said all matters need not come to the apex court.

While hearing a PIL on social media accounts, the Supreme Court said, Everything doesn’t need to come to Supreme Court. This issue is before the Madras High Court and you can go there.

The plea sought a direction to the Centre for appropriate steps to link social media accounts with Aadhaar card to ‘check the menace of fake and paid news’. It was filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay.

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