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Earthquake of 5.0 Magnitude Shakes Uttarakhand, Delhi, NCR, Punjab

New Delhi, Dec 6: Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday at 8:50 pm. According to reports, epicentre of the quake is in Uttarakhand and it was felt in Punjab and Haryana as well.

According to news agency ANI, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said tremors were also felt in Northern states of the country, and the magnitude recorded in the Richter scale is 5.0 and epicenter 121 Km East of Dehradun and 90 Km of Rishikesh.

In Uttarakhand, tremors were felt in Champawat, Dehradun, Rudraprayag, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Ramnagar, Tehri and Chamoli districts of the state.

No casualty has been reported yet from any of the states.

How do you assess threat perception: HC to Centre, Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 2 The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi Police to inform it about the system adopted in assessing the threat perception of an individual seeking security.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar posed the query during the hearing of a plea by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khetan alleging death threat from right-wing organisations.

Khetan has also sought framing of guidelines to be adopted by probe agencies for dealing with such complaints.

Taking note of the submission, the bench asked the counsel for the Centre and the police whether there were any guidelines in this regard.

It directed the authorities to file a report with regard to the way they assess threat perception of an individual and provide security and fixed the matter for further hearing on August 9.

The Supreme Court had refused to interfere in the matter and transferred the plea to the high court.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Khetan, said this was not a matter related to an individual and sought framing of guidelines.

He said neither the police nor its chief had responded to Khetan’s complaint despite the petitioner having a rank of a Cabinet minister. Nobody had given him a hearing, he said.