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Beijing, 25 Nov 2016 : A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Akto County in Xinjiang province at 10.24 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Friday, local authorities said adding that there were no casualties.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the quake struck at a depth of 10 km with its epicentre located at 39.27 degrees north latitude and 74.04 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Akto county government said the epicentre is in cold highland areas that are sparsely populated.

Local officials reached a village near the epicentre, which has about 80 households. Damaged houses and dead livestock were found, but no people were injured.

A level-III emergency response was activated and work teams to the quake-hit area have been dispatched. An emergency response was also initiated by the regional seismological bureau.

Statistics show that 83 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or over have occurred within 200 km of the epicentre in the past five years, with the largest recorded on December 7, 2015, when a 7.4-magnitude quake jolted Tajikistan.

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Delhi court convicts 19 persons in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home case

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New Delhi, 20 Jan : The Saket court in Delhi on Monday convicted 19 accused, including high-profile Brajesh Thakur, in connection with the alleged sexual and physical assaults on girl inmates at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

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New Delhi, 5 Jan : Violence swept the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday as several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the varsity campus with wooden and metal rods.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday ordered the Delhi Police to take all necessary action to control the situation in the Jawaharlal Nehru University where widespread violence in the evening left many students, including girls, and teachers injured.

Priyanka Gandhi reaches AIIMS to meet injured JNU students

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday reached All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to meet the students who were injured during the clash between the two groups inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Fascists in control of our nation: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Central government over the violence that erupted in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Sunday.

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