Chhattisgarh: CRPF soldier sustains injuries in IED blast by Naxals


Chhattisgarh: CRPF soldier sustains injuries in IED blast by Naxals

Basaguda: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast planted by Naxals under Basaguda police station limits.

"A CRPF jawan of 168 battalions got injured in an IED blast planted by ultras under Basaguda police station limits," P Sundar Raj, inspector-general of Bastar police, said.

The injured soldier has been taken to the hospital, he said. The area where the blast occurred has been cordoned off by police.

 
 
 



Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in India, will inaugurate first day-night test match at Eden Gardens


Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in India, will inaugurate first day-night test match at Eden Gardens

Kolkata: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Kolkata around 10.30 am on Friday to inaugurate India's maiden Day/Night Test match at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.

India is taking on Bangladesh in its first-ever pink- ball Test match, seven years after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave its approval to the format.

Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly received Hasina at the airport.

Several former leading cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, have arrived in the city to witness the historic match, which will kick off with Army paratroopers flying into the Eden Gardens to hand over a pink ball each to the two captains, just before the toss.

This will be followed by ringing of the customary Eden Bell by Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Hasina and Banerjee are scheduled to hold a brief one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the match.

 
 
 



Girl dies after being bit by snake inside classroom


Girl dies after being bit by snake inside classroom

Kochi: In the highly literate state of Kerala, the plight and appalling condition of classrooms was revealed when a snake wriggled out of the floor, bit 10-year-old Shehala and took her life.

The incident took place in a government school in Sulthan Bathery in Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's constituency of Wayanad in north Kerala.

The girl's life could have been saved had the teacher been more alert and rushed her to a hospital. Instead, he chose to go ahead with the class and wanted the girl's parents to take her to a hospital.

Reports indicated that Shehala, a Class 5 student, had placed her feet unknowingly on a hole in the classroom's floor that had a snake in it.

The girl did not know that a snake had bit her. But when her classmates noticed her leg turning blue around two spots that indicated a snake bite. They told their teacher that she may have been bitten by a snake. But the teachers dismissed the incident.

"We asked the teacher on the spot when this happened why she could not be taken to a doctor," one of the students told reporters.

"After almost an hour, we saw her feet turn into a blue colour. It was only after that that her father reached the school and took her to the hospital," another student told local regional channels.

A teacher has been suspended for alleged lapses and a probe has been ordered. The girl was taken to three hospitals before she was declared brought dead at the last hospital.

Reacting to the death, Rahul Gandhi dashed off a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urging the Kerala government to pay compensation to the family of the girl

"I would like to draw your attention to the untimely demise of Shehla Sherin, a Class 5 student of Sarvajana Higher Secondary School in Sulthan Bathery due to snakebite. The incident occurred when a snake hidden in the burrow of her classroom wall bit her. A promising life was tragically cut short at a place of learning.

"The absence of a conducive learning environment demoralizes students and parents alike. Given that the State of Kerala has been a pioneer in establishing quality public schools, I request the state government and the general education department to conduct an infrastructure audit of public schools in Wayanad parliamentary constituency," he said in his letter.




Jharkhand polls: Amit Shah invokes Vajpayee


Jharkhand polls: Amit Shah invokes Vajpayee

Shah recalled in 2014 elections too, he had his first election meeting at Lohadragga which is the constituency of the former PCC president, Sukhdeo Bhagat, who had joined BJP last week.

Contrary to the chrages levelled by the rebel BJP leader, Saryu Rai who is contesting as an independent from Jamshedpur East, BJP president praised Raghubar Das and said an honest and development-oriented government was led for the last five years by Raghubar who fulfilled the wishes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, creator of Jharkhand state.

"People of Jharkhand should return the debt to Vajpayee with gratitude by voting BJP to power with an absolute majority." In 2014 assembly elections, BJP could form government with the support of AJSU and rebel MLAs of JVM.




Indian Navy comes to rescue of woman in emergency labour in remote Andaman village


Indian Navy comes to rescue of woman in emergency labour in remote Andaman village

New Delhi: Indian Navy, in a swift rescue operation, safely evacuated a pregnant woman in emergency labour from Daring, a remote village in Nicobar Islands.

"The crisis call was made after civil administration found that it was nearly impossible for them to carry the patient through 20 km treacherous terrain in such a medical condition," said a senior Indian Navy officer.

Immediately, a fast intercepter craft (FIC) of Indian Navy Ship Kardip in Kamorta island, swung into action. A team of Indian Navy, including medical officer first took the Community Health Centre staff and reached Daring Village at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

 
 

Indian Navy y'day safely evacuated a pregnant lady in emergency labour from Daring - a remote village in Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Nicobar Island). The baby was delivered on the Fast Intercepter Craft (FIC) itself, which had left from INS Kardip in Kamorta island. (1/2)

 
 
 

Post embarkation of the patient, the boat left the village late in the evening.

While in the boat, which was moving bit slowly because of patient's condition, the woman delivered a baby. Thereafter, both mother and baby were transferred to the Community Health Centre on arrival in Kamorta Jetty.

"Both mother and baby are safe and in good health," the officer said.

The whole operation, owing to the nature of emergency, required delicate handling of the fast interceptor craft throughout the travel of approximately 20 km by sea from Daring to the Kamorta Jetty.

 
 



Varanasi: Devotees take early morning dip in Ganges on Kartik Purnima


Varanasi: Devotees take early morning dip in Ganges on Kartik Purnima

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): Hundreds of devotees took a holy dip at the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of river Ganga here on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on Tuesday early morning.

 
 

Devotees take holy dip at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, as the sun rises, on 'Dev Deepawali', the festival of .

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The festival of Kartik Purnima is also known as Dev Deepawali. On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, devotees take a holy dip in the river Sarayu and other holy rivers and lit earthen lamps at temples as well as banks of rivers. The month is considered as auspicious by Hindus.

 
 
 



How did Hyderabad train collision actually take place?


How did Hyderabad train collision actually take place?

Several people have been injured after two trains collided at the Kavheguda railway station in Hyderabad on Monday morning. Two slow-moving trains collided at Kacheguda Railway station here on Monday, leaving 16 people injured, including a driver who was trapped in his badly mangled cabin for eight hours.

The Lingampalli-Falaknuma multi-modal transport system (MMTS) apparently overshot the signal and collided with the Kurnool-Secunderabad Hundry Intercity Express (17028) at 10.41 am. The CCTV footage of the collision between Lingampalli-Falaknuma train & Kurnool City-Secunderabad Hundry Express at Kacheguda railway station is now doing rounds on social media.

 
 

The video shows the two trains moving towards each other on the same track, before ramming into each other. The impact of the collision was such that it lifted several bogies of the MMTS trains off the tracks. Later, passengers are seen running out of the derailed train after the accident.

 
 

: CCTV footage of the collision between Lingampalli-Falaknuma train & Kurnool City-Secunderabad Hundry Express at Kacheguda railway station, earlier today. 12 people were injured in the accident.

 
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According to the News Minute, though technical error in signalling system was initially believed to have caused the accident, South Central Railway officials later ruled out the possibility. They blamed human error for the collision, with preliminary investigation revealing it was the MMTS locopilot’s fault.

As per the report, the South Central Railway has said that the MMTS train that was travelling from Lingampally to Falaknuma was on Platform 2 of Kacheguda Station. Per the schedule, once the Hundry Express (from Secunderabad to Kurnool) reached the station, it would be taken on Platform 4 and then the MMTS train would be given the signal to depart. The Hundry Express train was given the signal and was entering the station. However, the loco pilot of the MMTS train also started moving, although it was given the signal.

The driver of the MMTS train, who sustained serious injuries, was initially trapped in his cabin, which was badly mangled, but was rescued after a couple of hours. Oxygen and other life-saving medical aid were provided to him during the operation, they said adding he has suffered severe leg injuries. He was rushed to a private hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable.

Several train services were cancelled either fully or partially due to the incident. Railways said that it had taken the accident very seriously and Member (Traction), Additional Member (Signal & Telecom) and Executive Director, Safety, Railway Board will visit the site.

A high-level inquiry at the level of Commissioner, Railway Safety, South Central circle, has been ordered to investigate into the reasons for the incident, a railway release said. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy visited the spot and made enquiries with the officials. The Railway Ministry has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 each to passengers with minor injuries and Rs 25,000 each to passengers having grievous injuries.

(Inputs from PTI)

 
 
 



Watch: CCTV footage of two trains colliding in Hyderabad


Watch: CCTV footage of two trains colliding in Hyderabad



Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel meets Union Minister Nitin Gadkari


Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel meets Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Amid hectic political parleys related to Maharashtra government formation, Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel on Wednesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who stays just across the street from Congress interim-President Sonia Gandhi.

After the meeting, Patel said he went to meet Gadkari on the issue of farmers and it was not related to politics or Maharashtra.

However, a close aide of Patel said the Congress leader has been meeting Ministers regarding ongoing projects in Bharuch, his home district in Gujarat.

 
 
 



'Statue of Unity' becomes highest-grossing monument in India, surpasses Taj Mahal


'Statue of Unity' becomes highest-grossing monument in India, surpasses Taj Mahal

Touted as the world’s tallest statue, 'Statue of Unity', a memorial dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has become the highest-grossing monument among the top 5 monuments in India.

According to newstracklive.com, this has been revealed in the survey conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India. The survey conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India responsible for archaeological studies and maintenance of cultural monuments stated that the Statue of Unity has become the highest-grossing monument among the top 5 monuments in the country. Under this, where the Taj Mahal has earned 56 crore rupees in a year, then Statue of Unity has earned 63 crores.

The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue, and is twice the size of the famous Statue of Liberty. It is around 200 km away from Ahmedabad, and is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The statue was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, and has been a major attraction ever since. The statue can withstand high wind velocities, vibrations, and earthquakes. There is also a museum here with audio-visual department that educated visitors on the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

 
 
 



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