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Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan passes away, condolences pour in

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who was ailing for quite some time, has passed away, Thursday evening. His son and LJP chief Chirag Paswan announced the demise of his father.

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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who was ailing for quite some time, passed away on Thursday evening. His son and LJP chief Chirag Paswan announced the death of his father. The consumer affairs minister was 74. Paswan had been hospitalised for over a month and underwent bypass surgery.

In November last, after helming the Lok Janshakti Party for 19 years, Ram Vilas Paswan stepped down from his post to make way for the appointment of his son and MP Chirag Paswan as the new party president.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Paswan. He said Ram Vilas Paswan rose through hardwork and determination. As a young leader, he resisted tyranny and the assault on our democracy during the Emergency. He was an outstanding Parliamentarian and Minister, making lasting contributions in several policy areas, the PM tweeted.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his  thoughts and prayers were with the departed leader’s family and loved ones. Political personalities across party lines condoled Paswan’s death. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Kapil Sibal, Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and several others expressed sadness and offered condolences to Paswan’s family.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the death of Ram Vilas Paswan has created a void in Bihar and national politics.

Bihar is to vote in 3 phases on October 28, November 3, and November 7. The election results would be declared on November 10. The LJP is contesting outside the NDA in the state, that situation is likely to change after the senior Paswan’s death.

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10 school children go missing as boat capsizes in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, CM Nitish Kumar assures assistance

Police and the State Disaster Respond Fund team rushed to the scene and initiated the rescue operation.

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In Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, a boat carrying 30 children to school capsized in the Bagmati River on Thursday. As per the reports, 20 out of 30 children have been rescued while 10 kids are missing.

Police and the State Disaster Respond Fund team rushed to the scene and initiated the rescue operation.

As per the reports, the incident occurred as CM Nitish Kumar went to Muzaffarpur to review the on going projects. The unfortunate incident happened near Madhupur Patti ghat along the Bagmati River.

Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed his concern and assured all the assistance to the families of the victims. The chief minister has asked the district magistrate to look into the incident that took place in the Bagmati River, where children were on their way to school on a boat capsized.

In another incident, that took place last year in Madhya Pradesh’s Katni district, five children drowned in the river. As per the reports, the children went for a picnic to celebrate a friend’s birthday at the ghat in Katni. Siddharth Rai, SI of NKJ PS, said five children left their homes for a picnic at the ghat. The parents got worried when the children didn’t return, even after dark and their clothes were found on the banks of the river.

The villagers informed the police that the children had gone for a picnic to celebrate their friend’s birthday.

After receiving the information about the incident, the police reached the spot and started the rescue operation along with the diving team of Katni SDRF. 

The diving team boarded the boat and recovered their bodies. The officials said they found the cooking utensils, clothes, and slippers lying on the side of the pier.

The deceased are identified as Mehpal Singh (15), Sahil Chakravarti (15), Surya Vishwakarma (15), Aayush Vishkarma (13), Anuj Soni (13). The officials said the children died due to drowning in deep water.

  

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Bihar: 50 school students hospitalised after eating mid day meal, chameleon found in food

As per Sudha Jha from the Sadar Hospital, the children complained that the chameleon was found in the mid day meal that they consumed.

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Bihar: 50 school students hospitalised after eating mid day meal, chameleon found in food

In a shocking incident, 50 school students in Bihar complained of stomach ache and vomiting after consuming the mid-day meal at a primary school in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Tuesday. The students of the primary school in Dumra block of Sitamarhi district were taken to Sadar Hospital.

The doctors asserted that the condition of the children were stable and they were being kept under observation. As per Sudha Jha from the Sadar Hospital, the children complained that the chameleon was found in the mid day meal that they consumed. She added that the parents are here with the children and that there is nothing to worry about.

Earlier in August 70 students were hospitalised after having mid-day meals in a government school in southwest Delhi’s Dabri area. The Delhi government had then issued a show cause notice to the mid day meal provider. Reportedly, the Delhi police received a PCR call at Sagarpur police station mentioning that around 70 boys of Class VI to VII reported vomiting after having a mid-day meal in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya School, Durgapark.

In addition, in June this year, 21 students from a government school in Maharashtra’s Nanded were hurried to hospital after a dead lizard was found in the mid-day meal served to them. Following the consumption of the mid-day meal, 21 students were hurried to the hospital after their health deteriorated.

A day ago, students from a Bihar government school took to the road to protest against the lack of facilities in their educational institute.The girl students of the government school vandalised a vehicle of an officer from the Education Department. According to reports, the furore by the students is against the lack of facilities in the school such as furniture and other basic amenities.

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Watch: Bihar school girls crash government’s vehicle to protest lack of facilities

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Watch: Bihar government school students vandalise Education officer's vehicle to protest against lack of facilities

Hundreds of girl students from a Bihar government school took to the road to protest against the lack of facilities in their educational institute. The incident took place in Mahnar, situated in Bihar’s Vaishali district. The girl students of the government school vandalised a vehicle of an officer from the Education Department.

According to reports, the furore by the students is against the lack of facilities in the school such as furniture and other basic amenities. The school administration told the media that the students were influenced by the external elements owing to which they created ruckus and blocked the road. The students alleged poor seating arrangement in the school.

Reports stated that woman cops reached the school and took the situation under control. The police officials are also accused of slapping the students. In the video shared by news agencies, the girls can be seen throwing bricks and water bottles at the officer’s vehicle.

Speaking on the matter, Sub Divisonal Officer of Mahnar, Vaishali, Neeraj Kumar asserted that there are more student admissions than the capacity of school classrooms. He added that the students who did not find a place to sit inside started protesting and blocked the roads. He assured that they are trying to run the school in two shifts and that an investigation is underway.

The angry students blocked the main roads of Mahnar Mohiuddinagar near Madan Chowk and Patel Chowk. Reportedly, security has been put in place in the area after the incident. As of now, there has been no comments from the Bihar Education Department regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, a day ago, the Bihar government rolled out Bihar Student Credit Card Yojana 2023 in an effort to promote education and to improve the level of higher education in the state. Under the aegis of this scheme, the Bihar government is trying to give benefit to a maximum number of students.

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