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Chaos at Delhi airport as fog causes delay, cancellation of flights

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  1. The passengers said they were not informed about resumption of services
  2. CISF personnel told Mail Today that the airport resembled a “bus adda” on Friday
  3. Airport operator said that there will be more delays on January 18, 20-24 and 26 due to Republic Day rehearsals

Chaos prevailed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Friday after some 200 flights were affected because of dense fog. Passengers said that they were stuck at the airport for nine hours and they were not even informed about when the service was going to resume. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel also said that due to the flight cancellations and delays the airport looked like a “bus adda”.

“There are days when at least five to six flights are delayed, and we face a lot of problem while managing the passengers,” said the official.

“However, on Friday, it became very difficult to manage the passengers as many flights got diverted or delayed, and that resulted into a very crowded airport terminals,” added the official.

The airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited spokesperson, said, “Dense fog on Friday led to low visibility around the airport terminals, and because of that CAT III B has been activated since 5 am. Though departures took place till 5.30 am and the arrivals till 6 am, flight operations were affected.”

Five domestic flights were diverted, and one international flight from Singapore was also diverted to Kolkata. Airport operator DIAL said that air passengers can expect delays on 18, 20-24 and 26 January due to Republic Day rehearsals. Flyers shared how they were stranded at the Delhi airport for hours. Ritesh Karnani who was flying by Jet Airways tweeted, “Jet Airways: Are you people running a airline or a bullock cart? For the last 9 hours you kept saying that the flight will be delayed and now you cancelled it. Kindly help the passengers now!”

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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