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Kamala Mills Fire: ‘Postmortem reveals all the deaths due to suffocation’ in Mumbai

Fifteen people were killed and 19 others injured after a major fire broke out in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel. All the deaths were caused due to suffocation, reports ANI. ” 14 deaths were due to suffocation,” said Dr Rajesh Dere who performed the postmortem. According to DNA reporter, one person took shelter in the washroom but died due to suffocation. The majority of those killed were women attending a birthday party at a rooftop restaurant, police said. The 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was among those who died, her grandfather told news agency Reuters.According to the official, the cause of the fire remains to be ascertained. Primary observations indicate that gas leakage or short circuit could be the reason behind the fire. Also readMumbai: Major fire at Kamala Mills compound; 15 dead, several InjuredThe fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city.The injured are undergoing treatment at the civic-run KEM and Sion hospitals.Kamala Mills, a refurbished industrial compound, houses swanky restaurants and other commercial establishments.Related Photos
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Woman, daughter shot at in Uttar Pradesh

A 30-year-old woman and her daughter were injured after some miscreants allegedly opened fire on them over old enmity at Kulhedi village, police said today.The incident occurred on Sunday under when some miscreants entered their house and allegedly started fired on them for giving information about a criminal to the police, Superintendent of police Ombir Singh said.The injured were shifted to a hospital in a serious condition, he said, adding, the police were searching for the miscreants.Also readHaryana: 5-year-old girl allegedly raped, murdered; wooden stick inserted into her private parts

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Two Assam Rifles jawans killed, four injured in IED explosion

Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 11:00 AM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Assam Rifles jawans were killed and four injured in a blast at Chandel town of Manipur today, police said.The jawans were patrolling when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near their camp this morning, the police said.The injured jawans have been rushed to hospital, they added.

Bihar journalist shot during firing between two gangs at Kaimur district

Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 12:06 AM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A journalist of a news agency was today hit by a bullet during firing between two gangs at Purani chowk in Kaimur district, police said.The scribe received bullet injuries on his throat after being accidentally hit by the bullet, Town police station SHO Rakesh Kumar said, adding, he was out of danger.The injured journalist was first taken to Sadar hospital from where he was referred to a trauma centre at Varanasi, the SHO said.

Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast: Toll mounts to 30, several others battling for life; govt orders high-level inquiry

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The toll in Wednesday’s blast in a boiler at the state-owned power firm NTPC’s plant climbed to 30, while many others were battling for life in various hospitals.About 100 workers are undergoing treatment after being scalded at the Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli.Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Power, RK Singh, denied allegations from politicians and families of the deceased that human negligence was to blame for the tragedy. He announced Rs 20 lakh for the families of those killed, Rs 10 lakh for critically injured and Rs 5 lakh for those with minor injuries, suffered in one of India’s worst industrial accidents in years. Twenty people had been reported dead on Wednesday.Accompanied by UP Energy Minister Srikant Sharma, Singh announced a high-level probe panel, headed by NTPC Director Technical.The committee will submit its report within 30 days. The state government has also started a magisterial probe. A two-member technical team will submit findings within seven days, also on precautionary measures for future.NTPC Chairman Gurdeep Singh and other officials were at the plant to brief the Union Minister. NTPC has initiated its own inquiry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in the blast, and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a break from his Gujarat campaign and reached the 1,550-megawatt coal-fired plant in Rae Bareli, his month Sonia Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency. He sought a judicial inquiry into the tragedy and said the victims should be better compensated. He also met Singh. Rahul went to the Rae Bareli district hospital to meet the injured and said he was sad to see their pain.Officials said blockages in the flue gas pipe in the 500-MW boiler in Unit 6 led to the blast that let out hot flue gases and steam, scalding workers. Ash had collected in the furnace beneath the boiler, which increased pressure, they said.The plant supplies electricity to nine states. NTPC said other facilities would make up for the shortfall and outages were unlikely. The other five units of the station are functioning.A 32-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is already at the site for relief and rescue operations.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on a three-day tour to Mauritius, has asked officials to ensure effective relief and rescue operations, besides best medical facilities to the injured.The state government has announced Rs 2 lakh for the families of the dead, Rs 50,000 for those seriously burnt and Rs 25,000 for the injured.Meanwhile, the Opposition Samajwadi Party demanded a probe by a retired High Court judge into the blast. “The news of the accident is deeply saddening. We demand that this serious incident must be probed by a retired High Court judge,” senior SP leader Ahmed Hasan said. The families of the deceased should be given a Rs 50 lakh as compensation, while those injured should get Rs 10 lakh, he said.

18 dead, 100 hurt in UP’s NTPC blast

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when a boiler exploded and caused a massive fire at a state-run NTPC power plant at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli on Wednesday evening, triggering widespread panic and chaos.The toll is likely to go up in the industrial disaster because most injured have serious injuries and some are still feared trapped inside the coal-fired plant. More than 150 ambulances were pressed into relief and rescue work that was affected by a huge ball of dust that rose after the 500-MW boiler (power generating unit) exploded.The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Lucknow, Balrampur and Allahabad. All burn units in adjoining districts have been put on high alert. About 20 workers with serious burns were shifted to Lucknow.Among the injured are four assistant general manager-rank officials. Three of them, first shifted to a private hospital in Lucknow, were being flown to Delhi.One injured died in Lucknow’s civil hospital where eight had been admitted. Medical Superintendent Ashutosh Dube said all of them had 80 to 90 percent burns and are in critical condition.Eyewitnesses said that the explosion was so powerful that the employees had little chance to save themselves. “I heard a deafening sound and saw fire. There were bodies all around Unit 6,” said Rakesh Pandey, who was at a nearby tea-stall.Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to UP’s Health Minister, and asked the Union Health Secretary to extend all possible help. Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked party workers in Rae Bareli — her parliamentary constituency — to extend all possible help.UP Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma admitted that it was a major industrial accident and said, “Our top priority is to rescue those still trapped and provide best medical care to injured workers. We will certainly fix responsibility and initiate action against anyone found guilty,” he said.A 32-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has reached the plant to supervise relief and rescue operations. A high-level team of NTPC — India’s biggest power utility — rushed to the site to ascertain the cause of the blast and help the local administration in relief and rescue.Initial reports suggest that the blast occurred due to high pressure in a steam pipe of the boiler, said Rae Bareli sub-divisional magistrate Alok Kumar. Fire engulfed the entire Unit 6 where about 200 workers were on duty. CRPF and police jawans have been deployed at the plant which has been sealed to check any unauthorised entry.Unit 6 was commissioned recently. It was still running on trial. NTPC has ordered an inquiry. “We do not rule out any human error,” said an NTPC official.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on a three-day tour to Mauritius, asked officials to ensure effective relief and rescue operations, besides best medical facilities to the injured. The state government announced Rs 2 lakh for the families of the dead, Rs 50,000 for those seriously burnt and Rs 25,000 for the injured. The 30-year-old plant has been shut for now.INDUSTRIAL DISASTERWhat
500-MW power-generating unit explodes, causes inferno
Unit 6 of NTPC’s plant at Unchahar in UP’s Rae Bareli
Wednesday evening while 200 workers were on duty
High pressure in one of the pipes, says area SDM
Blast causes fire, raises a huge ball of dust, hits rescue
Toll Likely to go up as many seriously burnt, others trapped inside
Rescue Operations on till late in the night

Explosion kills 18 people in NTPC coal plant in Rae Bareli; casualties could rise, says official

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A massive explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district today, killing at least eighteen persons while scores suffered severe burn injuries, officials said.The NTPC initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured, they added.”Eighteen deaths have been confirmed by the district administration. Twenty two persons with severe burns have been referred to Lucknow. Another 15 are in Rae Bareli hospital,” UP’s ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said.He added that the number of casualties could rise.Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that 90-10 persons had been injured in the blast.In a statement, the NTPC said that at around 1530 hrs at unit number six of its Unchahar plant, there was a sudden abnormal sound at 20 meters elevation.There was an opening in corner number two from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area, the central public sector undertaking said.It added that around 80 people were rushed to NTPC hospital, most of them were discharged after giving first-aid.Union Power minister R K Singh, through social media posts, expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives and said that he had directed the NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh to rush to the site.The Unchahar sub-division in Raebareli district is around 110 km from the state capital.ADG Kumar said that all available ambulances were pressed into action and the additional district magistrate and the additional superintendent of police were on the spot to supervise relief and rescue operations.Chief Minister Adityanath, who was away in Mauritius on a three-day official visit, ordered that necessary steps be taken for rescue and relief.The CM has taken cognisance of the Unchahar accident and has directed principal secretary (home) to ensure that all steps are taken for rescue and relief, principal secretary (information) Awanish Awasthi, who is accompanying Adityanath, said.”The chief minister expressed his condolences over the deaths of workers in the Unchahar NTPC unit and announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured besides Rs 25,000 for other injured workers,” Awasthi said.A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was also despatched to the explosion site from the state capital for relief and rescue operations, an official said.The explosion triggered panic among the employees who ran helter-skelter.Such explosions can generate searing heat, an official said.An injured employee undergoing treatment at a hospital said that a sudden gush of hot gas with contents of ash-like material engulfed him at the NTPC plant.The man said he was unable to understand what had happened and found himself on a hospital bed with his body scalded all over, when he regained consciousness.The plant area was cordoned off by the police to facilitate smooth running of ambulances.Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed shock and horror at the “terrible tragedy” in her Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli. Conveying her deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, Gandhi urged upon the authorities to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri told PTI that 40 ambulances were immediately pressed into service.Chief Medical Officer, Raebareli, DK Singh along with a team of ten doctors were deployed to carry out immediate treatment to the injured, he said.He also said that arrangements have been made to bring the serious cases to KGMU hospital and the civil hospital in Lucknow. Some of the injured were being sent to Raebareli, Khatri said.CMO Singh said that if necessary some of the critical cases could be referred to Delhi by air ambulance.Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi said he would visit the district on Thursday to meet the families of the victims, and those who wre injured.

Kerala: One dead, 57 injured after iron bridge used as walkway collapses in Chavara

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least one person was killed and 57 others injured after an iron bridge collapsed in Kerala.The old iron bridge was used as walkway collapsed in Chavara near Kollam.Police personnel have reached the site and a rescue operation is underway.The injured have been rushed to nearby hospital.(More details are awaited)

Kashmir: Three injured after terrorists lob grenade inside police station in Kulgam district

Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 06:54 PM IST, PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Terrorists on Thursday hurled a grenade at a police station in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in injuries to three people, including two cops.The attack at Damhal Hanjipora police station took place at around 4 pm and the grenade exploded inside its compound, a police official said.A constable, a special police officer and a civilian were injured in the blast, he said.The injured have been rushed to a hospital while a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, he added.

J&K: Civilian killed as stone-pelting protestors clash with security personnel in Pulwama

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian was killed as stone-pelting protestors clashed with security personnel near an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district where two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were gunned down on Saturday.Police claimed that the victim, Gulzar Ahmad Mir, was caught in the cross-fire between the militants and security forces, but some locals alleged that he was killed in the action by security personnel against the protestors.Two militants, including wanted Lashkar commander Waseem Shah, were killed by security forces this morning at Litter in the district.Soon after the encounter, a group of people started throwing stones at the security forces, eyewitnesses said.They claimed that six persons, including Mir, were injured in the security forces’ action.Mir succumbed to injuries at a hospital here.Four injured persons were taken to a local hospital for treatment and another injured is admitted to a Srinagar hospital, the eyewitnesses claimed.

22 crushed on their way to work

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A narrow Foot-Over-Bridge (FOB) proved to be a deathtrap for commuters at Elphinstone Road station in central Mumbai on Friday morning, when a stampede triggered by rumours of a short circuit and of the FOB collapsing left 22 persons dead, including an 11-year-old boy, and 39 injured.At around 10 am, commuters alighted at Elphinstone Road and Parel stations. Due to a sudden burst of rain, people stood on the FOB rather than step out onto the platform, even as other trains arrived in quick succession, bringing in more crowds. Eyewitnesses said that there were close to a thousand commuters on a 5-metre wide and 32-metre long FOB connecting the two stations. The 2.1 metre wide staircase was also packed beyond capacity.”It seems that some miscreants spread rumours of a short circuit and of the FOB collapsing, which caused panic,” said a Western Railway (WR) official. At around 10.15 am, the panic led to a stampede as people pushed each other to get off the FOB. Those who attempted to climb up the stairs were pushed back by those coming down them.Commuters lost their footing on the stairs, and those behind fell on them. In the end, there was a pile of bodies heaped on top of each other on the stairs leading down to the platform.Some people even jumped onto the rail tracks, and were pierced by the sharp fence fixed as a barrier. “We immediately started removing the blue-white coloured sheets that covered the railing of the staircase so that we could help people stuck in the stampede. We also placed a ladder and started pulling people out,” said Mitesh Dave, a local resident.There was chaos at Parel too, as the crowd on the FOB was pushed back till people spilled onto the platforms.The tragedy took place on a day when Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was in the city, and expected to make his first public announcement on introducing new suburban rail services on Western and Central lines from October.The tragic loss of lives sparked outrage at the apathy of the Railways in carrying out much needed infrastructure upgrade.After visiting the injured at KEM Hospital, Goyal announced a ‘highest-level’ inquiry by the Chief Safety Officer, and said the Railways would undertake safety and capacity audit of all the FOBs in Mumbai. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who returned the city from Singapore at 10 pm, also announced a detailed inquiry by the state government.After visiting KEM Hospital to meet the injured, Fadnavis said that the state government would ensure that such incidents do not take place again. He added that the Union Railway minister has decided to undertake safety and capacity audit at all FOBs, and the state government, as well as BMC, would provide all required help in this regard.”We have created multidisciplinary audit teams that will inspect all suburban stations within one week and identify areas of concern,” said Goyal. “Work on FOBs in progress will be completed on a war-footing and additional FOBs will be planned at other stations where passenger traffic is high.”Expressing grief at the lives lost, Goyal said that he himself had travelled on local trains from Sion to Dadar and Dadar to Churchgate for eight years during his student days. He said he was committed to provide the best possible facilities to commuters in Mumbai.While 14 male and eight female commuters died in the stampede, another 30 male commuters and nine female commuters sustained injuries. Among the injured, two are in a critical condition. Goyal announced that next-of-kin of the deceased would be given Rs 10 lakh each as ex gratia, with the state government and Railways providing Rs 5 lakh each. He also announced Rs 1 lakh for those seriously injured and Rs 50,000 for all injured. Mumbai guardian minister Subhash Desai announced that all the injured would be provided free treatment by the BMC.During peak hours, nearly 3,800-4,000 people travel in a 12-car local train. According to railway officials, 16-20 people stand per square meter inside a coach.Opposition parties demanded the resignation of the Railway Minister, with NCP leader Ajit Pawar even demanding that a culpable homicide case be registered against the minister and railway officials.The Dadar police have, meanwhile, begun a preliminary inquiry into the tragedy, after registering an Accidental Death Report. “We have handed over the bodies after the inquest and will be conducting an inquiry in the matter to ascertain responsibility and negligence. We will register a case if we find negligence of anyone,” said Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of police (Dadar division)The police will also be probing who spread rumours of a short circuit and of the bridge collapsing, leading to the stampede.NUMBERS MATTER1.07 lakh
Commuters use Elphinstone Road and Parel stations every day
Commuters were estimated at the stairs as well as the bridge when the tragedy occured
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Live: At least 3 killed, 25 injured in stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least three people were killed and 25 others injured in a stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai on Friday.The incident took place at around 10:30 am due to a heavy crowd at the foot over bridge. The incident comes on the day when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is in Mumbai. He was scheduled to board a local train at 1:00 pm at Vile Parle station.The injured have been rushed to KEM hospital.(More details are awaited)

Jammu and Kashmir: One civilian killed, five injured in Arnia ceasefire violation; firing ends

Updated: Sep 17, 2017, 12:08 PM IST, ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The firing that began on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector stopped on Sunday morning, killing one civilian.The number of injured civilians rose to six, but one of the injured succumbed to the injuries.Earlier, on September 15, one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector.

School vehicle not registered with RTO

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the school vehicle accident which happened on the Navapura road in Changodar, 20 people were injured including 19 students and a driver after a school vehicle collided with a truck. It was revealed during the investigation that the school vehicle was not registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and it was not authorised to ferry schoolchildren.According to Changodar police sub-inspector JV Rathod, “The school vehicle which was carrying schoolchildren neither had any logo nor the name of the school. We suspect that the vehicle was privately arranged by parents to drop their kids to school. We have started an investigation into the incident and school authorities will be questioned as to whether the vehicle was authorised by the school or not.”The Bavla Regional transport officers had also reached the spot and found out that the van which was ferrying the schoolchildren was not authorised to carry school kids as the vehicle was not registered with the RTO.As per RTO norms, a school vehicle and driver’s name should be registered with the RTO by the school authority. In this case, it was not registered and had the registration of a passenger vehicle.As per RTO officials, a school vehicle should be coloured yellow compulsorily. It should also have a fire extinguisher, First Aid kit and more importantly an attendant to guide the bus driver regarding traffic and to take care of the children inside.DH Yadav, RTO of Bavla, said, “We have are going to issue a notice to the Divyapath school for not following RTO norms and for their negligence. As it is their duty to verify whether the school vehicle is authorised and is following the norms.We will also suspend the driving license of the driver and his permit for his negligence.”Help pours in from AmdavadisAs messages of requirement of blood started going viral on social media, help from different walks of life started pouring in. Ritesh Sharma, 29-year-old social worker said, “As soon as I saw the message, I rushed to Zydus as I live nearby. I also took three people along with me. When I reached there were around 40 people volunteering to donate blood.”Injured rushed to hosp in Police vanThe injured were rushed to the hospital in Police vehicles after reaching the spot along with 108 emergency. Some were ferried in the 108 while Changodar police rushed the remaining in their vehicle. As per police officials, when they reached the spot, only one ambulance was present, which could not ferry all victims. “Around six were taken to hospital by in the police van,” an officer said.Statement released by Zydus HospitalOn Friday morning, 13 schoolchildren and one adult (driver) were brought into the emergency medicine department of Zydus hospital with multiple injuries. Of the 13 kids, one was discharged after treatment. Rest of the schoolchildren were admitted in the paediatric intensive care unit and neuro intensive care unit for treatment.We are thankful to Amdavadis for coming in to donate blood to the victims. All our requirements for blood have been met. As of now we do not require anymore blood.

Grenade attack in Srinagar, 1 civilian killed, 15 injured

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian was killed and 15 others, including three policemen, were injured in a grenade attack in the busy Jehangir Chowk area of Srinagar city on Thursday.Security personnel deployed at Jehangir Chowk were the apparent target of the grenade attack at around 5.40 pm, a police official said.Sixteen people were injured in the explosion, the official said.One of the injured identified as Maqsood Shah, a resident of Budgam district, succumbed to injuries, he said.SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Parray said the grenade thrower was also reportedly injured in the blast.”According to eyewitnesses, the person who hurled the grenade was also among the injured. We are trying to verify this,” he said.

Fearing police action, no claimants for dead bodies

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As many as 17 bodies of those killed are lying in the morgue of Civil Hospital, Panchkula, since Friday. All these persons were killed in clashes between police and supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda, which erupted immediately after the special CBI court found the Dera chief guilty of rape. However, there are still no takers for these bodies, of which 10 have been identified.Doctors and police officers say fear of legal action is the main reason why the relatives of these dead aren’t approaching the police for claiming the bodies.Even the dozens of injured lying in the hospital are wary of sharing their addresses or contact numbers of their family members.Same is the story in Chandigarh hospital, with the police saying many of these victims are giving false information for fear of action.This has also led to overcrowding of wards as most of the injured have not been discharged, even though many of them are out of danger.Talking to DNA, senior police officers said those who come to claim the dead bodies or attend to their injured family members will have to undergo a thorough verification and, if found involved, could be booked under relevant sections of IPC. Police officers also say they are looking at the option of booking those who are discharged for violating Section 144.AS Chawla, IGP, Law and Order, Panchkula, said there are certain formalities while handing over a dead body or while discharging a person. “Since we will have their records, their pictures will be taken which will be matched with the video evidence that the police have recorded. If found involved in violence or rioting, they will be traced and booked,” he said. Chawla agreed that this could be a reason why family members are refraining from claiming the dead bodies or coming to take care of the injured.Police also said that many of the injured have given false information to doctors and police. A senior officer said, “When records of injured with the doctors were verified, information provided by the victims turned out to be false. They have been misguiding the police,” the officer said.At Civil Hospital, Panchkula, 68-year-old Ishro Devi, who has fractured her right leg, is weeping continuously, requesting the police and doctors to help her contact her son in her village, about 150 kms away from Panchkula. The woman claims some youth of her village put her in a vehicle along with others from her neighbourhood and brought them to Panchkula on the pretext that the Dera chief had asked them for support.She acknowledges she is a follower of the Dera.70-year-old Kakka Singh who was brought to the hospital with injury in back and a broken leg, also refuses to share details of his family or his address. Singh, who came from Bhatinda, Punjab, has a chit in the pocket of his shirt on which a family member’s contact number is written, but the number of not reachable.THE FEAR FACTORAS Chawla, IGP, Law and Order, Panchkula, said there are certain formalities while handing over a dead body or while discharging a person.
Since we will have their records, their photos will be taken which will be matched with video evidence.

Four dead, 15 injured after two vehicles collide on Chittorgarh-Udaipur highway

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> As many as four persons were killed and over 15 injured after two vehicles collided on the Chittorgarh-Udaipur highway. The victims, who were reportedly on a pilgrimage, were natives of Jhalawar district in Rajasthan. As soon as the accident took place, the locals gathered on the spot and took the injured to a hospital in the vicinity. It is believed that some of the injured are critical as of now. The police rushed to the spot as soon as the incident came to their knowledge. Further details are awaited.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Five farm labourers killed, 12 injured in van accident

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five farm labourers, including three women, were killed and 12 others seriously injured when a van carrying them overturned in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district today. The pick-up van, carrying the agriculture workers from Baisinga area, was proceeding towards Udala when it lost control and overturned near Damasahi, Inspector In-Charge of Udala police station Ratikanta Giri said. The injured are undergoing treatment at the sub-divisional hospital at Udala where their condition was stated to be serious, police said. The driver of the van fled from the spot.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man dies after hydrogen cylinder explodes in Mumbai

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 24-year-old man died and another injured after a hydrogen cylinder exploded while they were plumping up balloons in suburban Bhandup today, police said. The incident occurred at around 7.28 am at Bhattipada, a senior police official said. On getting information about the explosion, police and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot, he said, adding the injured were taken to a nearby hospital. However, Nadir Wahab Abdul Pathan, one of the injured was declared dead before admission, he said. Police have registered a case of accidental death, he said and added the exact reason of the blast is yet to be ascertained.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man beaten to death after drunken brawl

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man was allegedly beaten to death by four unidentified persons after a druken brawl in Jalalpur locality here, police said today. The incident took place late yesterday night. Budhiram (32) and four others were having liquor at a shop and they entered into an altercation over some issue, Superintendent of Police, Sachindra Patel said. After this, the four allegedly beat Budhiram repeatedly with bricks and feld away from the spot, he said. The injured was rushed to a hospital in serious condition. He died there during treatment. An FIR has been registered in this connection and police is trying to nab the accused, the SP said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

3 killed, 4 injured after roof of house collapses in Pak

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least three persons were killed and four others injured when a roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, officials said today. The incident occurred in Tatara village of Malagori area of Khyber Agency. All the deceased and the injured are members of the same family, officials said. The injured have been taken to a hospital where their condition was stated to be stable, they said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Three dead after bus hits auto-rickshaw on Nagpur-Saoner road

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons died and as many were injured when the auto rickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a private travel bus near Malegaon bus stand on Nagpur-Saoner highway tonight. The accident took place at around 9.30 pm, Saoner police said. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Angry locals torched the bus after asking its passengers to get down, police added. Senior police officers have rushed to the spot.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Bulandshahr-Jewar highway gangrape: 4 held after encounter

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The UP Police today claimed to have solved the case related to the alleged gangrape on the Bulandshahr-Jewar highway as four people were arrested after an encounter here. The police got a tip-off last night that a gang of criminals were planning to strike near Sabota underpass and it was the same gang which was involved in the alleged gangrape of four women in May this year, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Love Kumar told reporters here. Yesterday, police teams reached the site and after a shootout, managed to arrest four persons. One of the suspects suffered a bullet injury while two others managed to escape, he said. Eight people were going to visit a relative undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh, when a gang of criminals stuck them on Bulandshahr- Jewar highway. SSP Love Kumar had said that a gang of five robbers targeted the vehicle after the driver stopped it near a roadside hut to fix a flat tyre. The occupants were attacked and, along with an old man who was in the hut, taken to a nearby field. The women were misbehaved with and a man was shot dead when he resisted, he said. Four women, who were travelling in the car along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gunpoint after they tried to resist the robbery bid. An FIR under sections 396 (Dacoity with murder) and 376 (Punishment for rape) of IPC was registered at Jewar police station. The police also claimed to have recovered the jewellery robbed in the incident that allegedly took place on the intervening night of May 24-25 near Sabota village in Jewar. The recovery includes a gold chain, a gold ring, two ear rings, two mobile phones, a sharp-edged weapon, Rs 11,000 in cash and three country-made pistols, police said. The four arrested have been identified as Ashok alias Raju, Rakesh alias Chun Chun, Deepak and Jai Singh. Injured Ashok has been admitted to a hospital. The two absconding have been identified as Monu and Sanjay. A manhunt has been launched to nab them.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Five including pilgrim killed in Ukd road accidents

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five people including a Kanwaria were killed in two road accidents in the state, police said today. In Tehri district, a truck rammed into a bike carrying two pilgrims this morning, killing one of them and injuring the other, officials said. The injured Kanwaria was admitted to a nearby hospital. In the second incident, a taxi carrying six people fell into a 350-metre deep gorge after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Four people were killed and two injured in the accident that took place late last night in Pithoragarh district, police. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Bodies of seven Amarnath pilgrims brought to Surat

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The bodies of seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir were today brought to Gujarat’s Surat airport along with the injured people and their family members in an IAF plane. An alert was issued in Gujarat late last night after the news came in of the terror attack, in which majority of the victims were from the state. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani condemned the attack and said the country will never bow down to such an ideology. Terrorists last night killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2001. The Gujarat government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh each to the injured. Chief Minister Rupani and Patel will travel to Surat to receive the bodies and the injured people. “I am leaving for Surat along with Nitin Patel and Jitu Vaghani (state BJP president),” Rupani told reporters here. “Medical treatment will be provided to those who need it. The government will bear the cost of treatment of the injured,” he said. Rupani termed the attack as an act of cowardly people. “We condemn the terror attack. This is an act of cowardly people. India will never bow down to such ideology,” he said. The Gujarat BJP has cancelled all scheduled programmes today which were to be attended by party president Amit Shah and NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. “We have cancelled all the programmes that were to be held today, including a party meet to be attended by BJP president Amit Shah and a programme of the presidential candidate to seek support, in view of those ‘martyred’ in the terror attack,” Rupani said. Shah was to visit Gujarat and take part in various events organised by the party in the run up to the state elections due later this year. BJP’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was also scheduled to come to seek support for his candidature.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Clash over garbage disposal in Seemapuri; 7 injured

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A clash broke out between two groups following an argument over throwing garbage in Seemapuri area of north east Delhi today, with both sides using knives and stones to attack each other, police said. The incident took place when Shakir, a contractor, was cleaning a pipeline in the area along with two of his workers. He then got into an argument with Shakeel when the latter started throwing garbage in the area, they said. The argument soon turned into a brawl with each side calling more men, police said, adding the groups started attacking ecah other with knives and stones. The incident has left seven persons injured, they said, adding the injured are being treated. The police said the matter was being probed.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Tragedy hits Telangana tourists in J&K; govt seeks help

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Telangana government today urged the Jammu and Kashmir administration to help a group of tourists from the state who met with an accident while travelling in a bus in Anantnag district. One person was killed and 15 others were injured, three of them seriously, when a cylinder exploded in the bus. The group comprised 47 people, including the bus driver and cleaner, a Telangana government release said here. Telangana Chief Secretary S P Singh has written a letter to his J-K counterpart on the matter, it said. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has been requested to help in airlifting the body of the deceased person and in providing medical care to the injured. The administration has also been requested to facilitate return journey of the group to New Delhi, the release added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CRPF jawan, driver injured in attack by militants in Kashmir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two CRPF personnel were injured in an attack by militants on a vehicle of the paramilitary force near Pantha chowk bypass here today, officials said. Militants fired upon CRPF deployment near Pantha chowk bypass around 1750 hours, causing bullet injuries to a jawan and the driver of the vehicle, they said. CRPF personnel retaliated but there was no immediate report of any casualty on the militant side. Reinforcements have been rushed to the area and a search operation was launched to track down the militants, the officials said. The injured CRPF jawan was rushed to a hospital. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Hi-tech Hizbul module busted in Kashmir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Twin terror attacks rocked the Kashmir valley on Sunday night even as the security forces busted a tech-savvy Hizbul Mujahideen module and arrested four terrorists from the north Kashmir region.Two security men were injured when terrorists, under the cover of stone-pelting mob, hurled a powerful grenade on the security forces at Saraf Kadal in old Srinagar city late Sunday night.The incident occurred when the security forces were chasing a stone pelting mob, which had attacked the CRPF camp in the old city.”At about 10.20 pm, miscreants pelted stones on the CRPF camp located at Saraf Kadal. While chasing the miscreants, terrorists hurled a grenade on police and CRPF party in which one CRPF soldier and cop were injured. Injured persons have been shifted to Police hospital in Srinagar for treatment,” said a police spokesman.Terrorists later fired at the residence of former minister in South Kashmir’s Shopian district possibly to snatch the rifles. However, the alert guards immediately retaliated forcing the terrorists to take a hasty retreat.Security forces averted a major tragedy when they busted a top Hizbul module and arrested two terrorists and two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) in north and south Kashmir.Police said acting on specific information about the movement of terrorists, a joint Naka of police and 21-Rashtriya Riffles was laid at Chogal, Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.Police said two persons — Mehrajudin and Obaid Shafi Malla — were moving in suspicious circumstances and when they were asked to stop they started running. “The Naka party immediately swung into action and caught hold of them. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from them,” he said.During investigation, the duo revealed that they had come to Handwara to receive the consignment of ammunition and other war like stores for terrorists in South Kashmir.”Cyber surveillance unit of J&K police also tracked their social media network accounts and found some incriminating material. They were misusing Web-chats to hatch and execute terrorist conspiracies,” the spokesman said.Preliminary investigation revealed that these terrorists were members of Hizbul module who not only recruit youth by radicalising them over social media but also coordinated their training and arranged arms/ammunition.”Based on their disclosure, two more members of the module working as OGWs were arrested from Awantipora. They were identified as Shahid Ahmad Thoker and Irfan Ahmad,” the spokesman said.CRPF CAMP ATTACKEDTerrorists on Monday night carried out a grenade attack on a CRPF camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, injuring two paramilitary personnel, police said.
Terrorists fired the grenade from an underbarrel grenade launcher (UBGL) on the camp of the CRPF’s 180 battalion located at the main town in Tral area
The injured jawans have been rushed to a hospital.

‘Robotic Arms’ may soon be fighting fire in capital

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Narrow lanes have long been the bane of Delhi’s Fire Department. Time and again, crowded lanes have hindered Delhi’s Fire Department from reaching the spot, saving arms and helping to put the fire.But now, in a novel solution to the problem, the fire department has made plans to procure ‘robotic fire fighting towers’. A new technology—“robotic arms” can throw water for up to 72 meters away and from a height of 32 meters, as big boon for firefighters who currently have a big difficulty getting the fire truck and hose pipes to the fire spot.While the idea is great in theory senior Delhi Fire Service (DFS) officials say that things are still in the planning stage at the moment.”We are making a proposal for the technology which will be very useful in areas that are difficult to reach. With 32 meters of height one can easily target any spot in a particular radius and directly aim at the fire. This would give time to the firemen who, in the meantime, will reach the spot and make the necessary arrangements,” said a senior DFS officer.The idea for the new technology came out at a recent meeting held at L-G Anil Baijal’s office. Senior officers from the DFS and AAP minister Satyender Jain and the L-G himself participated in discussing challenges faced by the force which is severely short staffed.”The technology is being looked into and we are getting details about it. It is being used in Germany and China. We will have to import it from one of these countries. The expected cost per machine should be somewhere around Rs 3 to 4 crore,” said the officer.The robotic arm tenders will also have cameras and sensors installed to help the operator know the range of water, the amount of force required and volume of water available in the tank, he added.Such technology will help in dealing with crises such as the one that the Capital witnessed recently. Over two weeks ago, 100 families lost their source of income, as a short circuit caused a fire in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area. Several wholesale shops were gutted and once again, narrow lanes were the problem.Officials from the Fire Department had then said the situation could have been controlled if they could reach the shops on fire, within time. But the narrow, congested and serpentine lanes proved to be too much of hindrance.Deaths and injuries in fire incidents2012 to 2013Deaths – 285 Injured – 1,9792013 to 2014Deaths – 372 Injured — 2,2992014 to 2015Deaths – 291 Injured — 2,0682015 to 2016Deaths – 339 Injured – 2,0992016 to 2017Deaths – 277 Injured — 1,987Incidents that claimed firemen’s livesFeb 2017 – Two firemen died following a cylinder blast during a fire in Vikaspuri areaSep 2016 – Two firefighters died after they were trapped during a rescue operation inside a factory that had caught fire in NarelaSep 2004 – Eight firemen charred to death while conducting operations after a massive fire broke out at a timber market in Kirti Nagar

Two persons killed, four injured in road accident in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two persons were killed and four others injured when their car collided with a divider on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway here, the police said today. The accident took place last evening when the victims were on their way to Haridwar from Delhi. The deceased were identified as Ranvir (60) and Parveen (30) and they were residents of Delhi, they said. The injured were shifted to a hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Worker killed in blast at dumping yard of private laboratory

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 39-year-old contract worker was killed and another injured after a blast occurred in dumping yard of a private laboratory in the district, a government official said. P Polayya (39) was killed in the blast which occurred in the yard, situated in Bhimili mandal, at around 10 am, said Deputy joint inspector of factories K Prasad. The incident took place while the duo was handling the waste material. There was a blast in which Polayya sustained injuries and was declared dead on his arrival to a hospital, added Prasad. Prasad said as per initial injury remains of chemicals in the tins or plastic covers of the dumping yard might have exploded. The injured was admitted to a private hospital, the official said, Meanwhile, a police official said that a case of accidental death has been registered.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Mathura traders’ killing: Police arrests six robbers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a major breakthrough in the killing of two jewellers, the Mathura police today arrested six robbers after a brief encounter in which about six police personnel were injured in Chaubia Para here. The kingpin of the loot and killing, Rakesh alias Ranga has been arrested and ornaments worth around Rs 20 lakh and firearms have been recovered from him, SSP Vinod Kumar Mishra told reporters. He said Rakesh was carrying a reward of Rs 15,000 on his head. Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by SP City Ashok Kumar, surrounded the residence of one of the accused Aditya Nagar, he said. After a brief encounter, Rakesh, his brothers Neeraj and Kamesh alias Chini, Ayush, Aditya, all residents of Chaubia Para, and Vishnu have been arrested. Two inspectors, three sub-inspectors and one constable were injured. One constable was also attacked with a sharp- edged weapon, while Rakesh and his brother Kamesh were also injured, Mishra said, both injured robbers have been hospitalised. Gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh, one pistol its two magazine, 19 round live and six empty cartridges, four country-made pistols with 10 live and four empty cartridges, one knife, Rs 10,500 cash, seven mobile phones, three SIM cards and one memory card have been recovered from the accused. The incident created a flutter in the state with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declaring in the Assembly that the case would be solved within three days. But the three-day time limit could not be honoured even though DGP Sulkhan Singh visited Mathura and the STF was camping here. Four police personnels were suspended following the incident. On May 15, six armed men, who had come on motorbikes, had barged into the jewellery shops in the market in Mathura and opened fire, killing two persons, Vikas and Megh. Two others were injured in the incident, the police had said. Injured are being treated in a private hospital. The traders across the state had taken exception to the case and had yesterday observed a day-long strike. They also sent a memorandum to the chief minister. The traders had threatened to intensify the stir from today evening.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Militants target police station with grenade attack; 4 hurt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Militants today targeted a police station in old Srinagar city, lobbing a grenade at it and injuring four persons, including three policemen. The grenade exploded in the compound of the police station in Safakadal, a police official said. Three policemen and a civilian were injured in the incident, the official said. He said the injured have been hospitalized and their condition is said to be stable.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Uttar Pradesh: ‘Sleepy’ driver loses control of bus, 14 people killed

Fri, 5 May 2017-09:34am , Etah , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Around 14 people were killed and more than 24 injured after a mini bus fell into a canal in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Friday.The incident took place when the family, which had hired the mini bus, was returning from Sakrauli Village to Agra. The driver was allegedly in a drowsy state, following which he lost control of the vehicle, which then crashed through a railing and fell into a canal.The injured were admitted in Jalesar primary health care centre and a major rescue operation was launched to rescue the injured.

14 injured in celebratory firing in Uttar Pradesh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As many as 14 people, including two women, were injured in celebratory firing during a marriage ceremony in Medwa village here, police said on Saturday.Some unidentified persons barged into the wedding venue late last night when a ritual was taking place and opened fire, Lalganj Police Station in-charge Santosh Dubey said.Fourteen people were injured in the incident, he said.They were rushed to a local hospital from where six people, whose condition was stated to be serious, were referred to the district hospital, the officer said.On the basis of the complaint filed by the mother of one of the injured, an FIR has been lodged. The matter is being investigated, Dubey said.

Undertrial makes failed attempt to escape police custody;

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman under trial prisoner made a failed attempt to escape from police custody while she was being escorted from Vasai court, after allegedly biting a lady constable. According to police, the incident took place yesterday when the 25-year-old prisoner tried to give police a slip when was on her way out from the court after a hearing. When woman constables on duty tried to stop her, she allegedly bit one of the cops, Archana Shinde of Virar Police station on the fingers, leaving her injured, police said in a release. Shinde was given medical aid immediately. The injured police constable filed a complaint with e Vasai police station following which an offence under sections 353,324 and 332 of the IPC has been registered. Palghar district police PRO PSI S D More told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

2 men acquitted in 23 yr old case by HC of trying to kill man

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two men who had beaten up a tempo driver 23 years ago have been acquitted by the Delhi High Court of the charge of attempting to kill the victim but convicted for causing grievous injuries. While modifying their conviction, Justice P S Teji let them off on the period they have already spent behind the bars during over two decade long trial in the case as they both are senior citizens now. The court acquitted them of the offence of attempting to kill the tempo driver as the prosecution had failed to establish that they had any intention to beat him to death. The high court granted leniency to the duo as nothing adverse was found against them since the suspension of their sentence in 2001 when they had filed their appeal against the trial court order convicting them for attempted culpable homicide and sentencing them to three years imprisonment. The high court convicted Aas Mohammad and Balmat for the offence of causing grievous injury saying “no doubt, they had the intention to cause grievous hurt to the injured, what to say by giving lathi blows on the head of the injured”. “This court finds that the incident in question is of the year 1994 and considering the fact that the appellants have faced the agony of trial for the last 23 years, and the fact that after suspension of their sentence on August 30, 2001 and December 5, 2001 nothing adverse is found against them coupled with the fact that the two are at the verge of their age. “This court is of the considered opinion that in the interest of justice sentence awarded to appellants for the offence under Section 325 of IPC be reduced to the extent of period already undergone by them,” the bench said. As per the prosecution the accused persons, including two more who were declared proclaimed offenders during the trial, had beaten up the tempo driver on April 29, 1994 after a heated argument between them over a petty issue. The high court, however, was not convinced with the police theory and noted that it “does not find” any reason to uphold the trial court’s judgement as the “prosecution was unable to establish the fact that there was any intention of appellants to kill the injured”. “Accordingly, in the considered opinion of this court, the judgment cannot be upheld and the appellants are entitled to the benefit of doubt on the account of contradictions in the statements of the material witnesses and non-recovery of the weapon of offence…,” it said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Fourteen injured as drunk driver mows SUV into crowded market

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ten women and four children were injured after an allegedly drunk driver lost control of his SUV in a crowded weekly market near Khoda Colony on NH-24 here, police said today. The vehicle then hit the stairs of a shop and turned turtle. The driver tried to flee from the spot but was overpowered by the locals and handed over to the police, SP Salman Taj Patil said. The incident took place around 11 PM yesterday when the victims were shopping at the market. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital where the condition of two women is stated to be critical, he added. The driver is a resident of Chijarsi in Greater Noida. A case has been lodged against him and investigation is underway, Patil said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gunman open fires at police van in Peshawar, policeman killed

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An unidentified gunman opened fire at a police van, killing one policeman and injuring two others, in this restive northwestern Pakistani city today. The attacker was gunned down in retaliatory fire, police said. The attacker opened fire at the police mobile van in Tehkal area of Peshawar district. The injured policemen were shifted to a nearby hospital. One of the injured policeman passed away in the hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CRPF personnel Chetan Cheeta’s medical condition remains critical but stable

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Injured Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Commanding Officer Chetan Cheeta’s medical condition continues to remain critical, but stable. The medical bulletin released today said Chetan does not have fever and broad spectrum of antibiotics is being given to him. The Commandant of the 45 Battalion of the CRPF sustained multiple wounds during an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on February 14. As many as three army personnel were killed and seven others were injured in the encounters in the Hajin area of Bandipora. One LeT terrorist was also killed in the encounter. The Indian Army officers recovered both arms and ammunitions.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

J&K: Four children injured in an explosion in Sopore

Sun, 5 Mar 2017-12:45pm , Srinagar , PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four children were injured on Sunday in an explosion in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.A group of children were playing in the fields at Pazalpora in Sopore town, 52 kms from Srinagar, when an explosion took place there, a police official said. Four children were injured in the explosion, he said adding the injured have been taken to a hospital.The official said preliminary investigations suggest that the children were fiddling with an explosive which they had found in the field.

2 killed, 30 injured as tractor trolley overturns in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman and a girl were killed today and 30 others injured after a tractor trolley overturned in Kunda area here, police said. The incident took place when a group of devotees was returning after paying obeisance at Haudeshwar Nath dham on Mahashivratri and the vehicle lost control and overturned, they said. While two Gudia Devi (35) and Madhuri (12) died on the sopt, other injured were rushed to the hospital, where condition of eight of them was stated to be stable, they added. The bodies of the victims have been sent for postmortem.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Two killed as bike hits stationary vehicle in UP’s Ballia

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two youths were killed as their motorcycle dashed into a stationary vehicle on Bansdeeh-Sonvani road near Balipur chatti here today, police said. Vijendra Bind (19) and Pradip Bind (27) were killed on the spot while one other person suffered injuries when their motorcycle dashed into the pickup van parked on the roadside since last night due to some problem, police said. The injured has been referred to a Varanasi hospital and bodies sent for post mortem, they added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Karnataka: Nine killed, over 43 injured as tanker rams into tempo

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least nine people were killed and 43 others suffered serious injuries following a deadly collision between a tempo and a cement tanker today in Karnataka’s Yadgir district.According to primary information, nine people were killed on the spot.The injured were admitted to the district hospital in Yadgir for further treatment.Further details are awaited.

PM condoles deaths in Kanpur building collapse

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the deaths that took place in a building collapse at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and said his thoughts were with the bereaved families. “My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in the building collapse in Kanpur. May the injured recover quickly,” he tweeted. At least seven labourers were killed and 18 others injured after top floors of an under-construction building collapsed in Kanpur’s Jajmau area yesterday.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Army jawan injured in militant attack in Manipur

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An army jawan was injured in a hand grenade attack by suspected militants in Manipur’s Bishnupur district, police said today.The hand grenade was hurled yesterday by suspected militants from a speeding car while a team of 2 JK Light Infantry was on foot, patrolling near Nachou Lamkhai along the NH-150, a police official said.The army personnel also opened fire on the car but the militants escaped, the officer said.The injured jawan, identified as MD Arshad, was rushed to Army Hospital at Leimakhong for treatment and he is reportedly out of danger.A case has been registered at Bishnupur police station in this regard, the official added.

Youth killed in mishap

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A person was killed and another injured when a speeding truck rammed their cycle in Saraiya village here, police said today. The incident took place yesterday when Satyendra Chowdhury (22) and Bholu (21) were returning home, they said. Satyendra was killed on the spot, while Bholu was admitted to a hospital after being injured in the incident. The truck driver was caught by locals and handed over to the police. The body has been sent for postmortem, police added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Three killed in road mishap in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons, including a minor, were killed and as many others injured when a truck overturned on their jeep near Aabar village here, police said today. The victims, hailing from Dharampur village, were travelling in the jeep yesterday when the sugarcane-laden truck moving alongside suddenly lost control overturned on it, they said. The deceased have been identified as Noorjahan (52), Shabeena (45) and Rehan (14). The injured were taken to the district hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)


<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> At least six passengers were killed on Monday when a bus collided with a truck on National Highway (NH) 28 in Uttar Pradesh?s Sant Kabir Nagar. A total of 27 people were injured, out of which 10 are in critical condition. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. Further details are awaited(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)


<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> At least one person was dead and 12 others injured as multiple vehicles collided at NH 27 near Rajasthan?s Baran due to fog. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. In a major accident, at least one person was killed and several injured as almost 30 vehicles rammed into each other on Jaipur- Agra highway yesterday due to fog. As many as 28 persons were injured in the road accident out of which three were critical.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

30 vehicles collide on Jaipur-Agra highway, one dead

Sun, 29 Jan 2017-12:22pm , Jaipur , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a major accident, at least one person was killed and several injured as almost 30 vehicles rammed into each other on Jaipur-Agra highway on Sunday due to fog. As many as 28 persons are injured in the road accident out of which three are critical.The injured have been rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment. The police are at the spot in large numbers to clear the highway.This is the second major accident on the same highway in a week. Last week, four persons were killed on the Jaipur- Agra highway when a bus carrying American tourists rammed into a tractor. Six others were injured in the accident

Five students injured after truck collides with school bus in Bihar’s Darbhanga

Wed, 25 Jan 2017-11:45am , Darbhanga , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least five students injured after a school bus rammed into a truck in Bihar’s Darbhanga district on Wednesday.As per the reports, the injured were rushed to the nearby hospital for medical treatment and concerned authorities reached the spot to take stock of the accident. However, the reason of the accident is not known yet.Earlier on January 19, in a similar incident, at least 15 children were killed and over forty were injured after a bus hit a stationary truck in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.

Militants attack mobile security picket in Kashmir’s Pulwama, one cop injured

Tue, 24 Jan 2017-09:53pm , Srinagar , PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Militants on Tuesday night attacked a mobile security picket in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, injuring a policeman.Militants fired upon a joint ‘naka’ (checking) party of police and CRPF in Hall area of Rajpura in Pulwama, a police official said.He said a police constable, Firdous Ahmad, was injured in the attack.The injured cop has been shifted to a hospital and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the official said.

40 tourists from West Bengal injured as bus overturns in Odisha

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least 40 tourists from West Bengal were injured, six of them critically, when the bus in which they were travelling overturned in Dhauli hills area near here this morning.The mishap took place when the vehicle carrying around 65 tourists from Midnapore area of West Bengal lost balance and turned turtle, said Khurda District Collector Niranjan Sahu who visited the Capital Hospital where the injured were admitted.As many as 36 injured persons, including four children and around 15 women, were taken to the Capital Hospital after the accident.Six of them with critical injuries were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack, doctors at the hospital said.A special team of eight doctors was formed to ensure proper treatment of the injured tourists, while over 40 nurses were also engaged, they said.On getting information, police and fire brigade personnel reached the site to undertake rescue and relief operations, Deputy Fire Officer, R C Majhi said.Around 25 personnel from the striking force of the fire services and other staff were sent to the spot for the operation, he said, adding, that the injured were rescued and sent to the hospital.Collector Sahu said necessary arrangements have also been made to transport the other tourists in the bus.Those wanting to stay back to look after the injured are being provided necessary facilities like accommodation and food, he said.State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda, who visited the Capital Hospital to see the injured tourists, said all steps have been taken to provide them proper treatment.The exact reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained, police said.Hospital authorities have set up a helpline No.0674-2391983.

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