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News18 Afternoon Digest: Mirage Fighter Jet's Tyre Stolen from Moving Truck in Lucknow, Kashmir Reels Under Cold Wave & Other Top Stories

Unknown assailants stole a tyre from a Mirage fighter jet in Lucknow. (Representational Image: PTI)

Unknown assailants stole a tyre from a Mirage fighter jet in Lucknow. (Representational Image: PTI)

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Mirage Fighter Jet's Tyre Stolen from Moving Truck in Lucknow; FIR Registered; Kashmir Reels Under Cold Wave; Srinagar Records Minus 2.4 Degree Celsius; Omicron: More Int’l Passengers Test Positive, Samples Sent for Genome Sequencing in Delhi, Rajasthan & Other States; Army to Buy GPS-Guided Munitions to Hit Target Instead of Target Area, Cut Collateral Damage in Precision Strikes; Google Delays Mandatory Return to Office Beyond January 10; Maruti Suzuki to Hike Prices of Select Models From Jan 2022 Due to Higher Input Costs; and BJP MPs to Introduce Uniform Civil Code, Population Control Pvt Member Bills in Rajya Sabha.

Mirage Fighter Jet’s Tyre Stolen from Moving Truck in Lucknow; FIR Registered

Atyre of fighter jet Mirage was stolen from a moving truck on Shaheed Path under the Ashiana police station area of Lucknow recently. The Ashiana police have registered an FIR and are interrogating the driver of the truck on the basis of suspicion. As per information, unknown assailants riding a black Scorpio car allegedly stole a tyre from the moving truck by cutting the rope that was attached to the tyre. A case has been registered at Ashiana police station on the complaint of the truck driver. Ashiana Police is examining the CCTV footage of Shaheed Path.

Kashmir Reels Under Cold Wave; Srinagar Records Minus 2.4 Degree Celsius

Kashmir reeled under intense cold wave as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point across the valley, officials said on Friday. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday night, down from minus 1.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, the officials said. The city had recorded its lowest minimum temperature this winter on Wednesday, they said. The officials said Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 4.1 degrees Celsius, up from minus 4.2 degrees Celsius 24 hours earlier.

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Army to Buy GPS-Guided Munitions to Hit Target Instead of Target Area, Cut Collateral Damage in Precision Strikes

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Google Delays Mandatory Return to Office Beyond January 10

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Maruti Suzuki to Hike Prices of Select Models From Jan 2022 Due to Higher Input Costs

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BJP MPs to Introduce Uniform Civil Code, Population Control Pvt Member Bills in Rajya Sabha

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first published:December 03, 2021, 12:58 IST