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Three sewer workers died of suffocation while cleaning a narrow sewerage line without any safety gear in Noida; they were employed by a private contractor.

A rescue team dug a parallel channel to the narrow sewer to reach the men after three hours; district hospital doctors declared them brought dead.

Sewer deaths in Delhi-NCR have risen to 15 since July.

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The Delhi HC has slammed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for seizing and destroying Ravana effigies made by migrant artisans.

Criticizing SDMC for calling the effigy-makers "encroachers of public land", the court questioned how Dussehra could be celebrated without effigies.

Saying that the artisans cannot be thrown out, the HC told SDMC to provide them a place for effigy making.

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The body of a 35-year-old female ragpicker, battered to death with bricks and rods, was found in Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy.

Police said she was raped and murdered by another ragpicker, 20-year-old Saufi, who has been arrested.

The accused also indulged in necrophilia (sexual intercourse with the dead body).

Saufi dumped the woman's naked body at the Bhalswa landfill.

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