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World Heart Day 2021: From actor Sidharth Shukla to cricketer Yashpal Sharma, 2021 witnesses spate of heart attacks

The year 2021 also saw the passing away of Bandish Bandits fame Amit Mistry due to a heart attack. Former Indian cricket captain and the BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly, too, suffered a heart attack in January this year after the death of commentator Dean Jones and former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma.



Sidharth Shukla

Heart attacks have no age boundaries. On the occasion of World Heart Day, Bigg Boss 13 winner, actor and model Sidharth Shukla’s untimely demise has once again brought to the memory of his fans and the entire nation.

A person gets a heart attack when the blood supply to the heart muscle is interrupted.

Sidharth Shukla had died of a massive heart attack on September 2 at age of 40. His sudden death due to heart attack had shocked the nation. Prior to Sidharth, in June, Mandira Bedi’s husband and filmmaker Raj Kaushal succumbed to cardiac arrest at the age of 49.

The year 2021 also saw the passing away of Bandish Bandits fame Amit Mistry due to a heart attack. Former Indian cricket captain and the BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly, too, suffered a heart attack in January this year after the death of commentator Dean Jones and former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma. Therefore on Monday former Pakistan skipper Inzamamul haq had also suffered heart attack.

Here are the names of cricketers who suffered heart attack recently

Inzamam ul Haq

Former Pakistan skipper Inzamamul Haq underwent an angioplasty after suffering a heart attack in Lahore on Monday. He was brought to the hospital after experiencing chest pain. Haq underwent an angioplasty and is currently in a stable condition.

Sourav Ganguly

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly had suffered a heart attack this year in January and underwent angioplasty to clear a blocked coronary artery. He was rushed to south Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital in the afternoon complaining chest pain while he was running on treadmill at his home gym.

Yashpal Sharma

Former Indian cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Yashpal Sharma had died of massive cardiac arrest in July this year at the age of 66. The 66 years old, Yashpal had just returned from a morning walk.

Kapil Dev

India’s first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev had suffered a heart attack last month. The 61-year-old had complained of chest pain following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute emergency department in Okhla.

Dean Jones

Former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones had also died in Mumbai last year in September after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. Jones was in Mumbai as a commentator for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

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The NCRB data shows that the number of people died due to heart attacks has been increasing since 2014. People over 65 years are at a greater risk of heart attacks but in recent years, there has been a sharp rise in heart attacks among those below 50 due to an unhealthy diet or lifestyle.

High blood pressure, smoking, family history, diabetes and poor cholesterol levels are the same risk factors among the old and the young.

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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah deletes post on reservation for Kannadigas in private sector after backlash from business community

the Cabinet meeting held yesterday approved a bill to make it mandatory to hire 100 per cent Kannadigas for C and D-grade posts in all private industries in the State.



Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday deleted his social media post on the reservation Bill, which reserves seats in groups C and D for Kannadigas only in the private sector, after backlash from the business community.

Announcing the Bill on X, Siddaramaiah said the Cabinet meeting held yesterday approved a bill to make it mandatory to hire 100 per cent Kannadigas for C and D-grade posts in all private industries in the State.

The post further read, “It is our government’s wish that the Kannadigas should avoid being deprived of jobs in the land of Kannada and should be given an opportunity to build a comfortable life in the motherland.” He said that his government is a pro-Kannada government and their priority is to look after the welfare of Kannadigas.

Later after criticism from industry leaders, the Kartnataka CM deleted the post and then shared another post in Kannada that talks about giving reservation of 50% for administrative posts and 75% for non-administrative posts for Kannadigas in private industries and other organizations of the State.

Speaking to the media, Labour Minister Santosh Lad said the government is trying to introduce a law to give preference to locally available skills. He added that at the management level, it has been decided to provide reservations to 50% of the people.

At the non-management level, it has been decided to provide work to 70%, he said. If a particular skill is not available, people can be outsourced and they can be given work here. But the Government is trying to bring in a law to give preference to locally available skills, the minister further added.

In response to the government’s announcement about the passage of the Bill, industry leaders and unions voiced concerns that it would impede industry growth by pushing away skilled workers not protected by the quota. Nasscom, the apex body for the technology industry in India, stated that the Bill was “deeply disturbing”.

Mohandas Pai, a Padma Shri Awardee and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys, also said that the government must focus on increasing jobs, training, and educating Kannada youth instead of driving away investment. Karnataka is India’s best state, adding that he said we should not destroy this. Pai termed the Bill as ‘discriminatory, regressive, and against the Constitution’ even as he attacked the ruling Congress for the decision.

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Maharashtra sends controversial IAS trainee Puja Khedkar back to academy



Trainee IAS officer Puja Khedkar, who has been the eye of the storm, has been asked by the Maharashtra Government to report back to the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie.

A letter from Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary Nitin Gadre stated LBSNAA has suspended district training of Khedkar and has called her back for further necessary action. The letter said she has been relieved from the district training programme of the state government of Maharashtra and has been asked to join the academy by July 23 under any circumstances.

Khedkar had made it to the headlines for her alleged demands of a separate office and official car, besides using a beacon on her private luxury car without official sanction.

Earlier this month, a report regarding Khedkar and her father’s objectionable behaviour was sent by Pune District Collector Suhas Diwase to the state government.

Reports said Khedkar completed her MBBS and then appeared for the UPSC exams several times. According to her, she joined the IRS in 2019. In a later interview she said she could not join the IRS since there were some technical problems in the OBC allocation of her seat.

Thereafter, in November 2021, she applied and got appointed as the assistant director in the Sports Authority of India. She then appeared for the Civil Services Examination in 2021 and cleared the preliminary exam, the main examination, and the interview, securing the 821st rank.

However, she failed to present herself for a medical test to confirm disability claims of blindness and mental illness due to which she was getting benefits under the category of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. Consequently, this persisted as a legal battle in Central Administrative Tribunal against UPSC.

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Supreme Court issues notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia bail plea



Manish Sisodia

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the bail pleas moved by former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Supreme Court’s decided to issue notice to the two agencies after arguments on Sisodia’s petitions for bail in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy. The court granted two weeks to the agencies to file their views.

“Views of agencies have to be heard before any decision is taken,” said Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, pointing at the seriousness of the charges slapped on Sisodia. The former Delhi Deputy CM has been under judicial remand since February 2023 over corruption and money laundering charges.

According to Sisodia’s counsel, the charges against him are politically motivated and lack enough evidence. The counsel had sought bail on medical grounds, to which the CBI or ED objected, saying his release might hamper the ongoing investigation into the case by influencing the witnesses or tampering with evidence.

According to the CBI and ED, Sisodia’s involvement in the liquor policy scheme was responsible for substantial state revenue loss and worked in favor of private liquor vendors.

Manish Sisodia, known for his transformational work in the field of education under the Delhi government, is not the only Aam Aadmi Party leader in jail. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendar Jain are also behind bars. While Kejriwal is jailed in connection with the liquor policy case, Jain is in prison for corruption charges.

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