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Bridge collapses in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba after landslide, no casualty reported

The State Emergency Operation Centre officials told the media that the incident of the bridge collapse transpired at the Loona area of Bharmour village, which falls on the outskirts of Chamba district.

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Reports have emerged from Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba where a bridge collapsed in Chamba’s district on Sunday owing to a landslide that happened in the region. According to reports, the bridge collapse didn’t lead to any deaths.

Even though the bridge collapse didn’t lead to any casualties but it did disrupt the traffic as reports have emerged that the Chamba-Bharmour National Highway is in a state of complete standstill.

The State Emergency Operation Centre officials told the media that the incident of the bridge collapse transpired at the Loona area of Bharmour village, which falls on the outskirts of Chamba district. The officials have also said that the bridge has been completely snapped and fallen.

The State Emergency Operation Centre has also informed that so far no casualties have been reported in the bridge collapse.

Chamba’s Deputy Commissioner DC Rana in his statement said that the bridge was a 20 metre long that was a part of the national highway 154-A. The bridge used to connect the Bharmour tribal area to Chamba.

Rana also informed that the bridge bridge collapse has forced the traffic on the 154-A into a complete standstill as the bridge collapse has stopped the route of the oncoming traffic and outgoing traffic.

The reports of the Chamba bridge collapse comes days after another bridge collapsed in Chamba district. According to the reports, the Choli bridge collapsed back on Friday after a tipper truck and a car fell down the bridge. The Chamba District Emergency Operation Centre told the media that the Tehsildar and the SHO rushed to the spot after the incident unfolded.

Reports suggest that no casualties were reported when the Choli bridge collapsed according to reports according to the findings of the officials.

Another incident

Another incident transpired in Gujrat’s Morbi where a bridge collapse led to the deaths of 135 people. After the bridge collapse, the police filed a chargesheet and named 7 accused including Oreva company’s managers, who were responsible for overseeing the Morbi bridge’s maintenance, ticket sales and more. The accused have been arrested by the police.

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Tamil Nadu man throws acid at wife inside Coimbatore court complex

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly hurled a bottle of acid on his wife and her lawyers at court complex in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, officials said.

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Tamil Nadu man throws acid at wife

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly hurled a bottle of acid on his wife and her lawyers at court complex in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, officials said.

According to the police, the victim, Kavitha had reached the district court complex in Coimbatore in connection with a hearing of a case when her husband, Sivakumar, brazenly threw a bottle of acid at her face, injuring her and at least three others in the attack.

The victims, Kavitha and her lawyers, sustained burn injuries in the acid attack and were rushed to a nearby government hospital for medical attention.

An official said Sivakumar was overpowered and pinned down by some lawyers who witnessed the incident and later handed over to the police.

Giving details he said that police saved Sivakumar from a mob that gathered after the attack and wanted to thrash him, adding that the accused had carried the acid in a water bottle.

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The official further said that the accused has been arrested and a case registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), adding that further investigation is underway to determine Sivakumar’s motive behind the attack.

In a similar incident, a shocking video emerged back in January, where a man from the Cooperganj area of UP’s Kanpur claimed that his wife threw acid on his face.

As per reports at the time, a heated argument broke out between the couple, where the husband asked her why she came so late home, and the agitated lady lost her temper and threw acid from the bottle on his face.

A video of the incident had gone viral on social media platforms.

With an injured face, the victim went to the police station and registered his complaint about the incident. After investigating and questioning him, police arrested the woman for the offense.

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Jharkhand: Policeman steps on 4-day-old baby while searching a house, baby dies

Bhushan’s family members allege that the child was trampled to death by the policemen.

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Policeman steps on baby

A horrific incident has come to light from Jharkhand’s Giridh district where a policeman allegedly stepped on a 4-day-old baby while searching a house to nab the accused. The incident took place in Kosogondodighi village in the district on Wednesday.

The reports state that while searching a house for the accused, who is also the child’s grandfather, the police allegedly stepped on a newborn who was asleep in one of the rooms.

State Health Minister Banna Gupta said, Such kinds of incidents will be criticized and strict action will be taken. This country runs according to the Constitution thus action will be taken against the police officials as well.

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The locals claim that a team headed by Sangam Pathak, in charge of the Deori police station, reached the accused, Bhushan Pandey’s, house to catch him after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. However, seeing the police, all the family members of Bhushan’s family left the house, leaving the infant alone.

The mother of the deceased newborn Neha Devi alleged that the baby was sleeping inside the house when the police were searching the nook and corner of the house. Upon reaching the house, after the police team had gone, she found her child dead.

Bhushan’s family members allege that the child was trampled to death by the policemen.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Rana said that an investigation into this matter is underway and the body has been sent for postmortem. Action will be taken after the proper investigation.

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India records 1,300 fresh Covid cases, highest in past 140 days

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has surged to 7,605 as India registered 1,300 fresh cases of the coronavirus, the highest in the past 140 days, as per updated data available on the Union Health Ministry website today.

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The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has surged to 7,605 as India registered 1,300 fresh cases of the coronavirus, the highest in the past 140 days, as per updated data available on the Union Health Ministry website today.

According to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated today at 8 am, the daily positivity was recorded at 1.46 per cent while the weekly positivity was logged at 1.08 per cent.

The data revealed that the number of cases in the country since the pandemic’s outbreak is tallied at 4.46 crore (4,46,99, 418), while the death toll has increased to 5,30,816 with three more deaths—one each from Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra—attributed to the deadly virus.

As per the health ministry’s date, the active cases now comprise 0.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.79 per cent.

Further numbers from the health ministry’s data reveal that a total of 92.06 crore tests for detection of Covid have been conducted so far with 89,078 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours.

According to the data posted on the health ministry’s website, 4,41,60,997 people have successfully recuperated from the deadly virus while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

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The data also reveals that 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Meanwhile, the surge in deaths due to the H3N2 variant of the seasonal influenza virus is triggering an outbreak scare in the country.

According to official data, India has recorded at least three deaths associated with H3N2 this season.

Fearing the outbreak of another Covid-19 like pandemic, health officials have urged people to wear masks, practice hand hygiene and get a flu shot if they haven’t already. H3N2, is a subtype of the influenza A strain, responsible for one of the three respiratory pandemics in the past century.

The flu variant’s symptoms tend to be the same as other forms of influenza, including fever or feeling feverish, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults), among others

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