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Category: Accidents

Devotee Drowned in Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib

(Shimla) Devotee Drowned in Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib
A 25-year-old man drowned in the main water tank of Manikaran gurudwara in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district
A resident of Punjab’s Amritsar district, Vijay Singh drowned in the ‘kund’ on Sunday evening
He was taken to Jari Community Health Centre (CHC) where a medical officer declared him brought dead.

7872 Vehicles Checked,2680 Challaned ,430 Impounded in Punjab

(Chd,Pb) 7872 Vehicles Checked,2680 Challaned ,430 Impounded in Punjab
Punjab State Transport Department executed statewide crackdown against the school buses illegally plying in the state in gross violation of the Motor Vehicle Act and School Vahan Scheme.
Transport Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana said that the Department in close coordination with the district administrations and police has checked in total 7872 vehicles in two days, of which 2680 were challaned besides impounding 430 vehicles for not complying with the requisite parameters of Motor Vehicle Act and School Vahan Scheme
. Recalling the tragic incident of fire in a school bus near Longowal on Saturday, the Transport Minister said that Schools are liable to follow the Vehicle Fitness Norms. She said that District Education Officers DEOs have also been directed to make a inventory of all the vehicles registered with the schools for commuting children and share this list with Transport Department. Mrs. Sultana said that from March onwards the process of physical verification of the school vehicles for issuing fitness certificate would be videographed. She said that orders forsetting up infrastructure in this regard have already been issued.

Clusters Of Shanties Ashed In Rajabazar of Kolkata

(Kolkata)Clusters Of Shanties Ashed In Rajabazar of Kolkata
Twelve fire tenders were battling the flames that broke out around 2.10 pm in the Chaulpatti area
There was no report of any casualty or injury
The incident disrupted vehicular movements in the area as traffic was

School Bus Inferno :4 Children Charred to Death :Punjab

(Sangrur,Chd,Pb)School Bus Inferno :4 Children Burnt Alive
Four children were burnt alive when a mini van of a private school carrying students caught fire in Punjab’s Sangrur district on Saturday
The accident took place on the Longowal-Sidsamachar road, 12 children were in the van
Eight children were safely taken out by people working in nearby fields
Four children in the age group of 10 to 12 years were charred to death,
The children were returning home from school

WashingtonPost Placed Its Twitterati Reporter on Admin Leave

(Washington) WashingtonPost Placed Its Twitterati Political Reporter on Administrative Leave
Felicia Sonmez tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday.in a helicopter crash
Dozens of journalists at the newspaper criticized the decision.
Journos protested Somnez’s suspension. They also noted that Somnez had received an onslaught of violent messages and has gotten insufficient guidance from the Post on how to protect herself.
Somnez’s controversial tweet linked to a 2016 Daily Beast story titled Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Evidence, the Accuser’s Story, and the Half-Confession.
Bryant was accused in 2003 of raping a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado resort. He said the two had consensual sex, and prosecutors later dropped the sexual assault charge at the request of the accuser. The woman filed a civil suit against Bryant that was settled out of court.

Houston Industrial Building Suffered a Boom ,Homes Damaged

(Houston) Houston Industrial Building Suffered a Boom ,Homes Damaged
A large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early Friday was felt for miles away, left rubble scattered in the area and damaged nearby homes.
As Houston Fire Department one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast.
The explosion shook other buildings about 4:30 am
Houston police tweeted that they were responding and officers were blocking off streets in the area.

Shabana Azmi Injured in a Road Accident:Out of Danger

(Mumbai)Shabana Azmi Injured in a Road Accident
Mrs Azmi was rushed to MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai and was said to be out of danger, Her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped unhurt.
The incident took place near Khalapur, over 60 km from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari car in which they were traveling to Pune rammed into a truck, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar.
A local police official said the car driver was apparently trying to overtake another vehicle and rammed into the truck.
Azmi is known for her path-breaking roles in films such as “Arth”, “Ankur”, “Paar”, “Masoom” and “Godmother”.

Dhankhar Demands Probe Into 4 Deaths in Crude Bomb Unit Explosion

(Kolkata,WB)Dhankhar Demands Probe Into Explosion at Firework Unit
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar demanded a probe into an explosion at a firework unit in the state that caused four deaths, saying the administration should be held accountable as there are allegations that crude bombs were being manufactured in the factory.
Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and one was seriously injured in an explosion at a firework manufacturing unit in Naihati in North 24 Parganas district on Friday
“Several deaths in blasts at factory at Masjidpara, Naihati has pained and shocked me. Allegations that crude bombs were being made in illegal factory warrants intense expert probe. Accountability of all in the administration needs to be fixed promptly,” the governor said in a statement.

Another Inferno Killed 9 in Delhi

(New Delhi)Another Inferno Killed 9 in Delhi
No fire safety equipment was found in the building.
A powerful blaze ripped through a three-storey residential-cum-commercial building in outer Delhi’s Kirari area, killing at least nine people including three children,
The incident came days after 43 people were killed in a massive fire in a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi area on December 8.
The ground floor of the building housed a godown for clothes while the other three floors were residential in nature.
The deceased have been identified as Ram Chandra Jha (65), Sudariya Devi (58), Sanju Jha (36), and Uday Chaudhary (33) and his wife Muskan (26), their children Anjali (10), Adarsh (seven) and Tulsi (six months).
The three persons who have been rescued by the officials were identified as Pooja (24) and her daughters Aaradhya (three) and Saumya (10).

PM Modi Termed Fire In Delhi as Extremely Horrific:43 Killed

(New Delhi) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the fire incident in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area as extremely horrific.
A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured,
“The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
“Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy,”