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News18 Evening Digest: 17 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage Andhra Pradesh; Amitabh Bachchan Praises Abhishek Bachchan for Bob Biswas' Trailer; and Other Stories

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Last Updated: November 20, 2021, 17:53 IST

Kadapa: A flooded area after heavy rain in Kadapa, Saturday, November 20, 2021. (Image: PTI Photo)

Kadapa: A flooded area after heavy rain in Kadapa, Saturday, November 20, 2021. (Image: PTI Photo)

Here are the top stories today: 3,446 Challans Issued in Delhi from Nov 1-17 for PUC Certificate Violations; 'A Skilful, Fast-scoring Opening Batsman Can be Invaluable', Greg Chappell Lists David Warner’s Importance in the Ashes; UP Teacher Recruitment Exam Toppers Have 'Poor Academic' Record, Claim Candidates Alleged Scam; and Other Stories.

17 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage Andhra Pradesh

The toll due to rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh increased to 17 on Saturday even as several people were still reported missing in massive floods that hit Kadappa and Chittoor districts. Atleast four people were killed in a house collapse incident in Kadiri town in Anantapuramu district. Officials who took up a rescue operation fear there could be some others trapped under the debris. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted an aerial survey in Kadapa, Anatapuramu and Chittoor districts to assess the damage. READ MORE

3,446 Challans Issued in Delhi from Nov 1-17 for PUC Certificate Violations

Amid deteriorated air quality in the city, the Delhi Transport department has intensified the enforcement drive to penalise the vehicle owners without a valid PUC certificate, issuing nearly 3,500 challans worth over Rs 3.5 crore from November 1-17. In October, the enforcement wing teams of the department checked 8,25,681 vehicles and issued 9,522 challans worth more than Rs 9.5 crore. Also, over 8 lakh Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates were issued in the month, official data showed. READ MORE

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first published:November 20, 2021, 17:41 IST
last updated:November 20, 2021, 17:53 IST