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68 bodies recovered in U’khand glacier burst

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Chamoli (Uttarakhand) [India], February 21 (ANI): A total of 68 bodies have been recovered so far following the glacier burst in Uttarkhand, said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday.
Apart from 68 bodies, 28 body parts have also been recovered from Tapovan in Chamoli district, said Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.
“Total dead bodies retrieved from Tapovan stands at 32. Today, 13 dead bodies were recovered from Reni village and 18 from the Tapovan area out of which 13 were recovered from the tunnel and one from the banks of the Dhauliganga river. With this, the total number of bodies recovered so far is now 68,” NDRF Deputy Commandant Aditya Pratap Singh told ANI.
Rescue and search operations are still on in Reni village. The operations are jointly taken care of by JCB, NDRF and SDRF. The operation of de-watering the tunnel is also underway following which excavation work will start as soon as the water is drained out, Singh said.
Meanwhile, Nilesh Anand Bharan, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Crime and Law and Order and Spokesperson, Uttarakhand Police said that the local police, SDRF, Fire Service and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) personnel are involved in the rescue, search and relief operations, as well as DNA Sampling, following the natural calamity in Chamoli.
“Out of the total 204 people missing in the natural disaster, 68 bodies and 28 body parts have been recovered from different places,” the official said.
All the bodies and body parts recovered so far were kept for identification at Community Health Center Joshimath, District Hospital Gopeshwar and Community Health Center Karnaprayag following all the norms of DNA sampling and protection.
A control room has been established at Uttarakhand Police Headquarters. Jewellery, tattoos and other identification marks from the dead bodies are also being preserved through photography and videography, added Bharan.
Divers of the Navy undertook the task of recording the depth of the glacial lake formed in the upper reaches of Chamoli district in the aftermath of glacier burst on February 7, the Indian Navy said on Sunday.
The SDRF has dropped the Quick Deployable Antenna (QDA) system for communication near the lake formed in the upper reaches of Chamoli district on Sunday.

The system was sent by air to the waterlogged area in the Himalayan region above Reni village.
A team of 10 scientists and 7 personnel of SDRF are working in the lake area, whose basic objective is to assess the danger posed by the lake and after the assessment, technical advice should be given to resolve it, the SDRF said.
The NDRF personnel rappelled way down the mountain to install a gauge in the Dhauliganga river in Chamoli.
A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on February 7 led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers which damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. (ANI)

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Monday night.
He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoled the demise of Member of Parliament and said that BJP has lost an ideal worker, a skilled organizer and a dedicated leader.
“Nandu Bhaiya, the popular public leader, left all of us. BJP has lost an ideal worker, a skilled organiser and dedicated leader. It is a personal loss for me,” he tweeted.

Chauhan also planted a sapling in the memory of late BJP MP at Smart City Park in Shyamala Hills in Madhya Pradesh today. (ANI)

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CM Yogi directs officials to invoke NSA against accused in Hathras murder case

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 2 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against all the four accused involved in the murder of Amrish Sharma, a resident of Hathras.
Amrish Sharma was shot dead by the main accused, Gaurav Sharma and his friends. The deceased had filed a case against Gaurav Sharma in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter at a village in the Sasni police station area on Monday, Uttar Pradesh police said.
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs officials to take strict action in the matter. He has also given directions to invoke the National Security Act against all the accused involved in the case,” the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement.
NSA is an act that empowers the government to detain a person if the authorities are satisfied that he/she is a threat to national security or to prevent him/her from disrupting public order.
According to the police, an FIR has been registered against four accused, two of whom have been arrested.
Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Hathras said that Amrish Sharma was shot dead in his Nojalpur village by the main accused Gaurav Sharma along with his friends on Monday at around 4 pm.
The SP said that the police reached the incident spot and an investigation was carried out on Monday.
“During the investigation, it came to light that in July 2018, Amrish Sharma had filed a case of molestation against Gaurav Sharma, who was sent to jail but he came out on bail after one month. Both the families were having a dispute since then,” Jaiswal added.
Speaking about the incident, the police official said, “The wife and the aunt of the main accused Gaurav Sharma and both daughters of deceased had gone to temple in the village. They had an argument there over the old case. The accused and the Amrish Sharma came there later where they argued and the accused shot the latter, who died while being taken to hospital.”
The SP said that teams have been formed to nab the remaining accused and further investigation is underway. (ANI)

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India reports 12,286 new COVID-19 cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hrs

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): As many as 12,286 new COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday.
With 12,464 fresh recoveries, the cumulative discharges reached 1,07,98,921.
The total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,11,24,527, including 1,68,358 active cases and 1,57,248 deaths.
As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,48,54,136 people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that a total of 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far including 7,59,283 samples which were tested yesterday. (ANI)

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Naidu did theatrics at airport despite permission being denied for event: Andhra Minister

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Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) [India], March 2 (ANI): Calling former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s actions at the Renigunta airport on Monday as theatrics, Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and added that it was a mere PR stunt to gain relevance post the dismal performance of TDP in the recently concluded panchayat elections.
“He knew that permission was not given due to Covid-19 restrictions, the dharna caused inconvenience to the citizens and as the Model Code of Conduct is in place due to the municipal polls. Despite that, he decided to travel. This is only to run propaganda against the government using certain media outlets controlled by him. Why would he travel, knowing that the permission wasn’t given? This shows that it was merely a PR stunt,” Reddy said.
Earlier in the day, Superintendent of Police for Chittoor S. Senthil Kumar addressed the media and said, “The district police denied permission due to the following circumstances.”
“The party was planning to gather 5,000 supporters, this firstly violates all Covid regulations. Secondly, these many people gathering in the city would cause a lot of inconvenience to the citizens. Therefore, TDP was asked to look for another protest site outside the city which they refused to do. Thirdly, the Model Code of Conduct is in place due to the municipal elections and a protest of this nature violates the same. The police have no objection if the party obtains permission from the State Election Commission. Despite laying out the following reasons, the TDP chief and his party intentionally did what they did. Hence, the detention,” Kumar said.
Tirupati Urban SP Venkata Appalanaidu said that the TDP leaders asked for police permission for holding protest, after 11 pm on Sunday night.
“In that letter, it was not mentioned that whether they have taken permission of Election Commission or not. The place where TDP wanted to hold protest is a crucial area in Tirupati,” the police official said.
TDP leader and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu was on Monday detained by the police at the Renigunta airport while he was going to attend an election campaign in the Chittoor district. (ANI)

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New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): A man was injured after he lost control of the car and went on to hit a tree on a divider near Saket on Monday night, the police said.
According to the police, the accident took place at around 10 pm after the driver, Tushar lost control of the car hit a tree on the divider while trying to save another vehicle.
Tushar has suffered injuries on his cheek and is underdoing treatment at Max hospital, the police said. (ANI)

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Molestation accused kill girl’s father in UP’s Hathras, two held

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Hathras (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 2 (ANI): Amrish Sharma, a resident of Hathras, was shot dead by another man against whom he had filed a case in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter, at a village in Sasni police station area on Monday, Uttar Pradesh police said.
According to the police, an FIR has been registered against four accused, two of whom have been arrested.
“On March 1, at around 4 pm, information was received at Sasni police station that in Nojalpur village, a man named Amrish Sharma had been shot by Gaurav Sharma and his friends. Amrish died on his way to the hospital,” said Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Hathras.
The SP said that the police reached the incident spot and an investigation was carried out on Monday.
“During the investigation, it came to light that in July 2018, Amrish Sharma had filed a case of molestation against Gaurav Sharma, who was sent to jail but he came out on bail after one month. Both the families were having a dispute since then,” Jaiswal added.
Speaking about the incident, the police official said, “The wife and the aunt of the main accused Gaurav Sharma and both daughters of deceased had gone to temple in the village. They had an argument there over the old case. The accused and the Amrish Sharma came there later where they argued and the accused shot the latter, who died while being taken to hospital.”
The SP said that teams have been formed to nab the remaining accused and further investigation is underway. (ANI)

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