Replacing tradition Shia Muslims donate blood on Moharram
Jalalpur: A unique way of mourning the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain on Moharram by members of the Shia sect of Islam in village Khirwa Jalalpur mourning was seen amidst pandemic.
On Sunday, replacing the ages-old tradition of injuring themselves by blades while mourning the sacrifice of Hazrat Hussain on Moharram the villagers donated blood.
This, however, was made possible by the suggestion of Indian Medical Association (IMA) secretary Dr Anil Nausaran to one of the villagers of Khirwa Jalalpur, Saiful Hassnain Zaidi, who was known to the doctor. The idea clicked him and he shared it with other villagers.
Initially, hardly five people in the village were ready for blood donation but gradually the idea became a hit and the Shia Muslims of the village came out for this cause to mark Moharram, informed Zaidi.
A team of Indian Medical Association`s blood bank reached the village on Sunday morning for conducting blood donation. Forty Shia Muslims, all clad in black outfits which they wear as a mark of mourning during Muharram, came out for blood donation.
IMA secretary, who is also the in-charge of its blood bank in Meerut, Dr Anil Nausaran said that 40 men in the age group of 18 to 59 years donated blood on Sunday to mark Moharram and pledged that they would continue doing so in the years to come.
Dr Nausaran appreciated this exemplary move of the Shia Muslims of Village Khirwa Jalapur and said that this could be an inspiration to others as well.
Zaidi, who was one of the donors himself, said, “By donating blood we wanted to contribute in saving mankind as directed by Imam Hussain and it reminds us of his teaching of ‘Jio aur Jeene do’. ”
Zaffrul Hassnain Zaidi, another donor said that it was altogether a different feeling to have donated blood that could be life-saving to someone. Initially, people in the village were unhappy over the ban on Moharram procession but later after the decision of blood donation, they seemed happy.
According to the ages-old tradition, Shia Muslims while mourning the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his family about 1400 years ago feel the pain by shedding their blood with sharp blades on Moharram.
This had been our tradition but this time instead we decided to donate the same blood to save human lives, said Sayyed Ali Bin Haadi.
Khirwa Jalalpur is a Muslim dominated village with a population of about 10,000. The village is having around 200 Shia Muslim families who commemorated Muharram as ‘an act against terrorism this year’. “We are against terrorism and are there to serve the country by good deeds and donating blood was one such deed,” said Haadi.
Appreciating the villagers, Dr Nausaran said that one unit blood donated by a person could save two lives hence 40 units of blood donated by them could save the lives of 80 persons. That is why it is rightly said that blood donation is a supreme donation. He called upon people to come forward for such a cause
Annual fees cannot be charged until schools reopen: HC
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has held that annual and development charges cannot be taken from the parents of students “during the pendency of the present lockdown”, when schools are yet to reopen.
The prima facie opinion was expressed by Justice Jayant Nath in his order of August 25 while hearing a plea moved by the parents’ association of a private school, which started taking the annual and development charges along with the tuition fees from July.
The court restrained the school from taking the annual and development charges from the parents for the month of July till further orders.
It also issued a notice to the Delhi government and the school, seeking their stand on the plea of the parents’ association, which was represented by advocate Gaurav Bahl.
The court has listed the matter for further hearing on September 16.
According to the order, during the hearing via video-conference, the school contended that the lockdown is over and hence, it can levy the annual and development charges.
However, the Delhi government, represented by its Additional Standing Counsel Gautam Narayan, told the court that the Directorate of Education’s April 18 circular, asking the schools not to charge the annual and development fees during the lockdown period, continues to apply as none of the schools has physically opened.
The Delhi government said therefore, the school in question cannot charge the annual and development fees till the completion of the lockdown period.
After hearing both sides, the judge said, “In my opinion, prima facie, it appears that the annual and development charges cannot be charged from the parents during the pendency of the present lockdown.”
The court said the parents have to pay the tuition fees.
Ch’garh CM opts for self-isolation after his aides test Covid-19 +ve
“My OSD and PSO have tested Corona positive. My report is negative at the moment, but as part of precaution, I have decided to self isolate myself for four days. It’s crisis time, people should be very careful”, Baghel tweeted on Sunday.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said he will stay in isolation for four days after his officer on special duty (OSD) and a personal security officer (PSO) tested positive even as the Covid-19 tally in the state is about to cross the 29,000mark.
“My OSD and PSO have tested Corona positive. My report is negative at the moment, but as part of precaution, I have decided to self isolate myself for four days. It’s crisis time, people should be very careful”, Baghel tweeted on Sunday.
The pandemic has taken an upswing mode in the state with several high-ranking officials and politicians being tested Corona positive. Principal secretary to Governor Sonmani Bora along with Bilaspur district collector and Superintendent of Police have tested positive. Congress MLA from Bemetara Ashish Chhabra was also found infected with the virus on Sunday. Home minister Tamra Dhwaj Sahu’s six aides, including his 4 PSOs, have also tested positive.
With over 1,513 new cases, until this afternoon, the total number of infected people in the state stands at 28,764. However, the death toll due to the pandemic is 262. The number of active corona cases stands at a staggering 12,666 whereas 15,518 have already been cured and discharged.
The state has been witnessing a daily spike of more than 1,000 cases for a week now with several containment zones sprung up across the Chhattisgarh. The state government has allowed inter-state operation of buses and other passenger vehicles, but has made it mandatory for the bus operators to follow the guidelines issued by the Transport Commissioner.
The Tragedy of Karbala & Significance of Muharram
By M.Q. Syed & Syed Rizwan with inputs from Syed Ejaz Hussain, Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies, University of West Indies.
“The collective spirit of Muharram is to motivate every religious community to remember the sacrifice and martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in the battle of Karbala and learn from it’s inspirational message of waging a collective fight against injustice and oppression of evil forces. The present contemporary time is represented by the grave danger and threat of COVID 19 Pandemic, which has challenged the collective might of the humanity”.
Observing Muharram during COVID 19 is like the new fight of the Karbala in which Humanity must prevail over the evil design of a deadly virus and by following the teaching of Imam Husain (A.S.)
The Muslim community in India has been peacefully following government instructions and medical standard operating procedures also in the backdrop of the guidelines issued by religious leaders NGO’s Muslim Medical organisations such as Imamia Medics. The world’s biggest organisation of Shia Muslim medical professionals.
IMPAR has also issued Muharram Guidelines in consultation with Imamia Medics International ( MI), the guidelines are circulated to wider audience in India through digital media.
Muharram holds a significant place in Islam due to the legends and history associated with it. The 10th of Muharram, or Ashura, marks several prominent events in Islam. However, Muharram received a completely new orientation and character after the martyrdom of Imam Husain, and the brutal killing of his thirsty and hungry family members including his six-month-old infant on the banks of the river Euphrates at Karbala by the army of Yazid , the son of Muawiya on the day of Ashura or the 10th Muharram, AH 61 (October 10, 680 CE). Imam Husain, the grandson of the last Prophet and son of Imam Ali (A.S.) is seen as an epitome of righteousness who lived by example and left behind, as a legacy, a lesson for humankind by sacrificing his life in his fight against evil forces to establish the truth.
The Tragedy of Karbala
It is important to look closely the event of Karbala; The story goes thus. When Muawiya, the son of Abu Sufiyan and the first caliph of the Umayyad dynasty, died on 22nd Rajab, AH 60 (26 April, 680 CE), however, against the very agreement called Sulh-e-Hasan ( A.S.) signed by and between Muawiya and Imam Hasan(A.S.), the first Imam of the Islamic ummah.
Yazid (647–683), Muawiya’s son, was named his successor as a result of the machinations by Muawiya during his lifetime.
Yazid was most cruel and treacherous person of that time, calling him the first terrorist in the history of Islam would not be a wrong word, his depraved nature knew no pity or justice. His pleasures were as degrading as his companions were low and vicious. He insulted the ulema and mujtahids by dressing up a monkey as a learned divine and carrying the animal mounted on a beautifully caparisoned Syrian donkey wherever he went.
Drunken riotousness prevailed at court, and was naturally imitated in the streets of the capital. He had also ridiculed the fundamental principles and teachings of Islam and mocked even the principle of “Wahi” or Revelations of the holy Quran. His acts were extremely painful and wholly unacceptable for Imam Husain (A.S), the grandson of Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.) who was revered as the most pious spiritual head the second Imam of Muslim ummah. Imam Husain (A.S.) was determined not to acknowledge the appointment of Yazid to the post of Khalifa. He deemed all the teachings and principles of Islam, such as piousness, tolerance, compassion, justice, humility, modesty, nobility of character, difference between haram (prohibited) and halal (permitted), completely altered and destroyed. On the other hand, Yazid took all possible steps to terrorise and force Imam Husain (A.S.) to obtain his bai’ah or pledge of allegiance without which his caliphate was supposed to be illegitimate and illegal.
Yazid’s succession and his political designs against Imam Husain (A.S.) compelled the Imam to take all possible measures to save the real Islam, its teachings and principles. Imam Husain ( A.S.) left Medina, his ancestral home, on 28th Rajab, AH 60 (May 2, 680), and took refuge in Mecca.
Meanwhile, Yazid began to adopt all kinds of pressure tactics, force and intrigues to seek the allegiance of Imam Husain(A.S.) . Those who supported Imam Husain ( A.S.) were pressurised and threatened to break their allegiance to the Imam. One such instance took place when several people of Kufa, a city near Karbala in Iraq, sent letters to Imam Husain ( A.S.) expressing their allegiance to the Imam and inviting him to guide and lead them. On receiving many letters, Imam Husain (A.S.) sent his cousin, Muslim ibn Aqeel, to Kufa. When Muslim reached Kufa, he was received well by the people of Kufa; huge numbers of people flocked to him and extended their support. But Yazid’s army stationed there threatened them with harsh punishments if they continued to extend their allegiance to the Imam’s representative. As a result, Muslim was deserted and finally arrested and brutally executed by the army of Kufa’s newly appointed governor Ubaidullah ibn Ziyad on 9th Zilhijja, AH 60 (September 10, 680). His severed head and body were thrown down from the roof of the palace. Soon Muslims’s two young sons, Muhammad and Ibrahim, were also ruthlessly martyred. When Imam Husain ( A.S.) was leaving Mecca for Kufa, he came to know about the horrific murders. However, Imam Husain (A.S.) continued his march further. On the way, whoever asked him his objective he said that he desired to establish ‘amr bil maroof wa nahi ‘anil munkar’, i.e. to enjoin what is good and approved, and forbid what is evil and disapproved (Quran, Surah al-Imran, 3:110: ‘you are the best of peoples if you enjoin good and forbid evil’). On his way, Imam Husain was intercepted by Hurr, a commander of Yazid’s army. Hurr, who commanded a 1,000-strong cavalry, asked the Imam for water as his soldiers were terribly thirsty. In response, the Imam asked his men to supply water to the soldiers and animals of Hurr’s troop. But Hurr did not show any mercy and drove him to Karbala on the bank of the river Farat or Euphrates (Husain 1986:235).However, Hurr and his son, inspired with Imam Husain (A.S.) changed the side to Imam Husain ( A.S.) ,just a day prior to the Ashoora and was martyred by Army of Yazid on the 10th of Muharram.
Imam Husain arrived at the fateful plain of Karbala on 2nd Muharram, AH 61 (October 2, 680), with his very small number of followers and very close family members, where he installed his tents close to the bank of the river Euphrates. Soon a huge army of Yazid under the command of Umar ibn Sa’ad also arrived at Karbala, and forced the Imam to shift his camp away from the bank of the river for which Imam agreed despite the displeasure and unwillingness of his small group of supporters. Water supply to Imam Husain was cut off by Yazid’s army and a strong garrison was placed around the river so that none of the Imam’s supporters could fetch water. From the seventh day of Muharram there was not a single drop of water in the camps of Imam Husain. All attempts to fetch water failed. Young and old, small children and the pious ladies remained thirsty and hungry all along. The unimaginable scorching heat increased their difficulties enormously. On the 7th of Muharram, Ubaidullah ibn Ziyad, the Governor of Kufa, sent a letter to Umar ibn Sa’ad commanding him to take serious measures in order to prevent the Imam and his followers from getting water from the Euphrates. Five hundred extra Yazidi troops were specially dispatched to garrison the banks of the river. Shortly another letter was sent by Ziyad to Sa’ad asking him to take further action to force the Imam to surrender.
Ibn Ziyad wrote: … I did not send you to Husain to hold off from fighting him, to give him time, to promise him peace and preservation, to be an intercessor on his behalf with him. Therefore, see that, if Husain and his followers, submit to my authority and surrender, you can send them to me in peace. If they refuse then march against them to kill and disfigure them, for they deserve that. If Husain is killed, make the horses trample his chest and back, for he is a disobedient rebel, an evil man who splits the community. Not that I think he would feel any harm once he is dead, but I vowed to do this if I killed him. If you carry out our order concerning him, we will give you the reward due to he who heeds and obey. If you refuse, then withdraw from our command and our army. Leave the army to Shimr ibn Ziljaushan. We have given him our authority. Peace be with you. (Howard 1990:110). Even in this extreme difficulty, grief and the hardship of thirst, hunger and burning heat, incredibly Imam Husain was more firm and resolute than a rock. His family members, ladies, children and followers showed unimaginable devotion and conviction. Finally, Ibn Sa’ad pressed upon the Imam to decide the matter in the battlefield. On Friday, the 10th of Muharram, AH 61 (October 10, 680), Imam Husain faced the 40,000-strong Yazidi army with his small band of supporters, a total of 71 in number, both old and young, which included Muslim ibn Ausajah (aged 80), Zohair ibn Qa’in, Habib ibn Mazahir, Saeed ibn Abdullah, Nafe ibn Helal, Burair Hamadani, Hazrat Abbas (his brother), Ali Akbar (his elder son aged 20), Hazrat Qasim (his nephew aged 12) and other family members and ashab or friends. Just before the battle began, Hurr defected the Yazidi camp and joined Imam Husain with his brother, two sons and a slave. Before the battle the Imam gave a last sermon to the army of the opposite camp and said:
O people! Do not be hasty, listen to my words. If you accept my offerings of peace and be just to me then you will be the most fortunate of people. Look who I am! Will torturing and killing me give you a pleasure? Am I not your beloved Prophet’s grandson? Am I not the son of Ali, one of the very first to accept Islam? Can you not remember the sayings of the Prophet regarding me and my brother that we will be the chiefs of Paradise? Will you still go ahead and shed my blood? (Khatir 1999:179; Howard 1990:123-24)
But the enemies did not pay heed to what the Imam said. Umar Sa’ad then led the assault against the Imam. By mid-day, many of the Imam’s supporters, who fought the enemy so courageously, were ruthlessly slaughtered. And even in this situation, the Imam did not forget to offer the noon prayer. Soon Aun and Muhammd, the two young sons of his sister Zainab, Qasim and Abdullah, his young nephews, Abbas Alamdar, the standard bearer of the Imam, his three brothers and finally Ali Akbar, his young son aged 18, were martyred one after the other. Qasim’s body was badly mutilated by the hooves of horses. Abbas’ two shoulders were slashed and his head and body were terribly wounded; Akbar had many wounds on his body and a spear broke and remained embedded in his chest. Their deaths shattered the Imam. Ultimately the Imam took his infant child, Ali Asghar, aged only six months and came before the enemies to ask for some water for the child. But this humble request was responded with arrows, which instantly killed the child in the Imam’s arms. With heavy heart, the Imam buried the child under the burning sand and came back to the camp of his ladies to offer his last salaam to them. He embraced his 23-year-old sick son, Zain-ul Abidin, and kissed his loving seven-year-old daughter, Sakina. The Imam then consoled everybody and bid farewell to all with grief and remorse. Suffering from distress and shock, weighed down by weakness and loneliness, the Imam came to the battlefield one last time and faced the enemies with ferocious bravery. No one had courage to come close to him. Ultimately he was surrounded by the blows of arrow-shots, swords and spears. Inflicted with many wounds, Imam Husain fell from the horse and ultimately his head was severed and raised on the point of a spear. His body was run over by horses and badly mutilated (Khatir 1999:188; Howard 1990:161; Husain 1986:252–91). After this the tents of his ladies were ransacked and burnt and all their belongings, even head-scarfs and chadar or veils, were snatched. Next day, on the 13th of Muharram the ladies and children along with the ailing son of Imam Husain were detained by the enemies and taken to Kufa and Damascus and paraded without any mercy and respect. The Imam’s daughter, Sakina, passed away in a prison in Damascus. Finally, the heartbroken ladies and other members of the Imam’s family reached Medina on 8th in a very miserable condition after losing their near and dear ones in the tragedy of Karbala. The great Urdu poet Iqbal sums up the repercussions of this unfortunate incident in so many words:
Gharib-o -sadah-o-rangin hai dastān-e- haram
Nihayet uski Husain ibtada’ hai Ismai’l
(The story of Islam is simple but colourful; it began with Ismail and ended with Husain)
Muharram and ‘Azadāri (Mourning) Rituals in India
The Battle of Karbala has left an indelible and unforgettable mark on the horizon of Islam and human civilisation. No such instance of selfless sacrifice to this scale and magnitude is found in human memory. Even after a long period of 1400 years, the tragedy of Sayyid ush shuhada or the Lord of martyrs—Imam Husain—continues to appeal to the people and nations irrespective of their differences of religion caste, creed, region and language. All the sects and sections of the Muslim society today believe that Yazid had strayed from the path of his (rightly-guided) predecessors and that Imam Husain offered great sacrifice to save Islam. In this connection, a popular rubai’ or quarantine of the great Chishti Sufi of Ajmer, Khwaj Muinuddin Chisthi (AD 1141–1236) is often quoted:
Shah ast Husain, Badshāh ast Husain
Deen as Husain, Deen panāh ast Husain
Sar dād na dāad, Dast dar dast-e Yazid
Haqqa ke bina-i La Ilāh ast Husain
(Spiritual leader is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain, Faith is Hussain, guardian of faith is Hussain, Offered his head and not the hand to Yazid, Indeed, Hussain is the foundation of La-Ilāh* ) [ *The declaration that none but God is Absolute and Almighty]
Muharram is observed all over the world, from USA to Europe and entire Asia including Countries such as Thailand and China, in addition to the Middle East and South Asia. While the Muharram is specially observed by the Shia Muslims, a large number of Sunni Muslims, Sufis and Husaini Brahmins also observe and participate in it.
Corona's havoc: Visitor entry ban in Haryana secretariat, 16 employees found infected
Civil hospital in Kalka was closed for a few days. 10 employees of the hospital were found corona positive.
Chandigarh Corona Virus is not taking the name of havoc in Haryana. More than 1000 Corona cases are coming out every day in the state. Visitor entry in the Haryana Secretariat has been banned among the Corona patients growing in the state. Along with this, the secretariat is also being sanitized. 16 employees working in various departments of Haryana Civil Secretariat have been found corona positive. Cooks and sweepers working till the speaker's residence have also been found to be positive.
Number of patients reached near 60 thousand
Please tell that the number of corona infected in the state has reached 59 thousand. On Thursday, 1093 patients returned home after getting 1293 new infected patients. At the same time, 12 patients died while the condition of 218 patients remained worrying. Among these, the breath of 181 patients is running with the help of oxygen and 37 are fighting the war on ventilator. The number of corona patients in the state has reached 59298, out of which 48690 patients have been cured and 9962 are active patients.
Union Minister of State met Corona positive
Union Minister of State Krishnapal Gurjar has also become Corona positive. At the same time, Congress State President Kumari Selja has isolated herself. She came in contact with Congress leader Ranjita Mehta in Chandigarh on Tuesday, who has been found corona infected. At the same time, the civil hospital of Kalka has been closed for the next few days. Here 10 employees of the hospital have been found corona positive.
So far 646 patients died of corona in the state
So far 646 patients have died in the state, including 456 men and 190 women. So far 167 in Faridabad, 132 in Gurugram, 41-41 in Sonipat and Panipat, 29-29 in Ambala, Kurukshetra and Rohtak, 25 in Karnal, 17-17 in Yamunanagar and Jhajjar, 16 in Rewari, 14 in Nuh, Hisar. 13, 15 Panchkula, 11-11 in Palwal and Sirsa, 10 in Bhiwani, 9 in Kaithal, 8-8 in Jind and Fatehabad and 1-1 patients have died in Narnaul and Charkhi-Dadri.
Ranchi: Lalu Yadav jailed in fodder scam jolted by High Court, hearing on bail plea deferred
Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav (Lalu Yadav) had applied for bail in a case related to the fodder scam. The Jharkhand High Court has deferred hearing till September 11.
Ranchi Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving a jail sentence in the fodder scam case, has received a setback from the Jharkhand High Court. The High Court has deferred hearing on Lalu's bail plea till September 11 in a case related to the fodder scam. For now, they will have to wait till the second week of next month for bail in this case. Lalu Yadav had applied for bail in the case related to Chaibasa treasury, on which the High Court has given the next date.
Lalu Yadav has been convicted in four cases related to the fodder scam. The case of withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa treasury is also one of them. Lalu Yadav has so far been convicted in the Chaibasa clearance case, illegal withdrawal of Rs 89.5 lakh from Deoghar treasury, withdrawal from Dumka treasury. Significantly, 6 FIRs have been registered against Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case, out of which 5 are registered in Jharkhand and one in Bihar.
Lalu Yadav is lodged in Ranchi jail after being convicted in the fodder scam. However, due to ill health, he was admitted in the RIMS Hospital till recently. He was kept under the supervision of doctors. However, later he has been shifted from there. Let us know that many people were acquitted in the fodder scam, while some people were granted bail by the court. But Lalu Yadav is yet to get relief from the court. He was also brought to AIIMS in Delhi for treatment. Lalu Yadav had earlier filed a bail application in the court on the basis of ill health, which was not approved.
BIG - News! Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma expecting their first child!
Mumbai: Yes, you read it right! Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat are expecting their first child. The couple shared the good news on Instagram that they are all set to welcome their baby in January 2021.
Sharing a picture on Instagram, the adorable duo captioned, “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021.” In the picture, Anushka is seen sporting a baby bump, while Virat is all smiles.
Going by the post, it seems like the actress is four months pregnant. Flaunting her baby bump, Anushka Sharma looked stunning in a black and white polka dot dress as she posed with her cricketer beau.
As soon as the couple dropped the news, Virushka’s fans started pouring blessings and congratulatory messages in the comment section which shows how super excited they are!
Apart from netizens, B-town celebs including Alia Bhatt, Kubra Sait, Taapsee Pannu, Rakul Preet Singh are among others, who reacted to Anushka’s post with congratulatory messages and left many heart emoticons on it.
Kohli and Anushka got married on December 11, 2017, at a ceremony in Italy which was attended by family and close friends.
On professional fronts, Virat Kohli is currently in UAE, where he has traveled to participate in IPL 2020 while Anushka was last seen in 2018 ‘Zero’. Since then, she had not announced any new venture, leading to speculations that the actress was in the family way.
Palwal: If mother did not give money for liquor, son killed 2 daughters by poisoning her, she also ate herself
Alcohol wasted by family in Palwal district of Haryana. During treatment, both daughters succumbed.
Palval. A heartbreaking case has come to light in Palwal district of Haryana. The liquor ruined a family here. Here a father sacrificed two daughters due to lack of money for liquor. The accused father was not given money for alcohol by his mother, due to which the person poisoned and killed his two daughters. After this, the accused also tried to commit suicide himself.
Chandhat police have registered a case against Chironwadi resident Pooran on the complaint of his son for killing the girls by poisoning them and trying to commit suicide himself. According to the police, Pooran, a resident of Chirwadi, said in the complaint that his son Kartar is addicted to alcohol. When he asked his mother for money for alcohol, he did not give it. After this she went to work.
Angry gave poison to two daughters
After this, Kartar got angry and poisoned his two daughters Gunjan of four years and Anshu of six years. When this started deteriorating his health, he told that he has fed him poison. He has also eaten. After this, all three were taken to the district hospital. At present, the police have registered a case in this matter and the case is being investigated.
Ongoing treatment of accused
Police say that the accused father is currently undergoing treatment. He will be questioned after he regains consciousness. At present, a case has been registered against the accused. After treatment, he will be sent behind bars.
Now direct flight from Raipur to Ahmedabad, Indore-Bhubaneswar and Lucknow, IndiGo started its service on 4 routes from today
There was a long-standing demand for starting air services from Chhattisgarh to Ahmedabad, Indore (Indore) and Lucknow. Under this, Indigo has started a new flight.
Raipur. Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, is connecting direct flights from 4 major cities of the country on Tuesday. IndiGo Airlines has started direct flight services to Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar and Lucknow. Indigo Airlines flight number 6E163 flew from Ahmedabad at 8.30 am to Raipur and reached Raipur at 10.25 am. After this, flight number 6E163 will fly from Raipur to Bhubaneswar at 11.25 am and reach Bhubaneswar at 12.35 pm.
Similarly, flight number 6E164 will fly from Bhubaneswar to Raipur at 1.15 am and reach Raipur at 2.25 pm. After this, flight number 6E164 will fly from Raipur to Ahmedabad at 3.25 pm and reach Ahmedabad at 5.20 pm. After the flight arrives it will be greeted with a water shower.
Flight started even before this
Let us know that the flight to Lucknow was started earlier in 2019, but it was discontinued after running a few days by the company. At the same time, demand for Ahmedabad flight was also being demanded for a long time. Ahmedabad flight was to start in April last year, but for some reason it could not be started and now this service is also being started. Please tell that till now there is a regular flight service from Raipur to Mumbai, Delhi. Flight services to Kolkata are currently closed due to the risk of infection with the Corona virus. Efforts are also being made to start bandh services soon.
Maharashtra: 60 people removed from 5-storey building wreckage, 25 still buried, 2 dead
Raigad Building Collapse: This building is said to be 10 years old, in which 50 families lived. Seven to eight people are injured in this accident and so far 60 people have been evacuated.
Mumbai. The body of two people has been removed from the wreckage of a collapsed 5-storey building in Mahad in Raigad, Maharashtra on Monday evening. About 25 people are still buried under the building debris. On receiving the news of the incident, police and administrative officials reached the spot and started relief and rescue operations. Seven to eight people are injured in this accident and so far 60 people have been evacuated. Relief and rescue work is still going on.
This incident happened late in the evening. In such a situation, due to the darkness there was a lot of problems in relief and rescue work and NDRF teams also reached the spot. After the incident, Maharashtra cabinet minister Aditi Tatkare had said, 'More than 200 people are trapped in the building. 5 local rescue teams are present on the spot. So far 15 people have been saved alive. 4 to 5 more teams have been rushed to the scene. It is being told that 50 families lived in this building. This building is said to be 10 years old.
CM Uddhav Thackeray got information
After getting the information about the building collapse, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has taken information about the situation from the local MLA and District Officer of Raigad. He has spoken of every kind of support to the officers. Uddhav Thackeray has spoken of intensifying relief and rescue operations.
Amit Shah tweeted
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also expressed grief over this accident. Amit Shah tweeted, 'It has been talked to the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide all possible assistance, the teams are on the way and will assist in rescue operations as soon as possible.'
Second incident of building collapse in a week
This is the second incident of a building collapse in the state in less than a week. Earlier on August 18, a part of a vacant building near Rizvi College in Bandra, Mumbai collapsed, killing a 41-year-old man and injuring one.