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Fog disrupts train schedules


Patna: Foggy condition disrupted the schedules of a number of trains of the East Central Railway on Friday.

Jan Sadharan Express was cancelled. A number of Down trains like Anand Vihar-Patna Special Train and Toofan Express ran late by 12 hours, Poorva Express by 10 hours, Vikramshila Express, Magadh Express by seven hours, Sanghmitra Express and Lokmanya Tilak Bhagalpur Express by four hours and Brahmaputra Mail by two hours.

Up trains that ran late included Seemanchal Express (12 hours), Sampoorna Kranti Express (eight hours), Magadh Express (five hours), Vikramshila Express (three hours) and Brahmaputra Mail (eight hours).

Interpol notice

Patna: The Interpol issued a red-corner notice on Friday against Devesh, a prime suspect in the murder of his stepmother and two stepsisters at Indrapuri in Patna.

City superintendent of police Jayant Kant said the cops had approached the CBI to get a red-corner notice issued by the Interpol as Devesh had fled to Toronto in Canada. A police team was sent to Delhi as Devesh was expected to return to the national capital on December 25, he said.

Apology demand

Patna: Rajya Sabha member and BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Friday that senior leaders of the Congress should apologise to the people of the country for the unsavoury remarks by the party MP from Jangipur, Bengal, Abhijeet Mukherjee, on public outcry over the gang rape of a 23-year-old Delhi girl. I fail to understand why the Congress leadership is still silent over the issue, he said. In Patna, Rudy said he expected that Congress spokespersons would clear the partys stand on the issue soon. He also sought an apology from the CPM leaders Sitaram Yechuri and Brinda Karat. When the whole nation is fighting for the dignity of women, such statements tell a sad story of Indian politics, he added.

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