A poster that reads 'Bikau nahi, tikau chahiye' and 'Maaf karein gaddar' seen outside Congress office in Bhopal. Party leader PC Sharma said, "There's sentiment against the 25 people who sold people's mandate for money. They had won on Congress ticket but sold vote of public."
A number of vehicles damaged after wall collapsed in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal on August 31. The incident took place in Sadar Manzil's parking area of Bhopal. A team of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is present at the spot. More details are awaited in this regard.
Several areas in Madhya Pradesh have been hit by floods due to heavy downpour. The Indian Air Force deployed choppers to airlift people from flood-hit Chhindwara in MP. IAF personnel were seen rappelling from an Mi-17 chopper for rescue. Over 9,000 people have been moved to relief camps in MP so far. A similar heroic rescue was carried out in n MP's Balaghat. 2 youths and an elderly person were rescued by IAF personnel. Even Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal struggled amid heavy rain. Over 125 people have died in MP due to rain & flood in MP this monsoon. MP CM Shivraj Chouhan commented on the situation. He said, “This morning, I briefed the Prime Minister regarding the current situation. We are receiving his loving support and blessings. I am happy that rescue operations were conducted throughout the night. All 5 people in Sehore's Narela were rescued at 2:30 at night. Shajapur, Devas... There are some problems but there is no need to worry because our personnel of SDRF are deployed. Wherever needed, we'll take the Army's help. We won't allow loss of life in any part of the state. My appeal is that people shouldn't be stubborn when the administration tries to evacuate them.”
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Mortal remains of singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was brought to his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district on September 25 for last rites. The legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the age of 74. Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to Chennai's MGM hospital after symptoms of coronavirus. Balasubrahmanyam's close ones and people paid their last respects to him.
Legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the age of 74 on September 25. Singer was admitted to Chennai's MGM hospital after symptoms of coronavirus. "Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices," tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind. Fraternity mourned his sudden demise. "The Voice of Victory,Love,Devotion and Joy!" tweeted AR Rahman. Lata Mangeshkar expressed grief. Shankar Mahadevan shared a video message on Twitter.
A hospital in Chennai successfully treated an extremely critical COVID-19 positive pregnant woman who delivered her baby prematurely at 28 weeks. The doctors performed an emergency C-section to save the lives of both the mother and the baby. "The baby was delivered in 28th week of pregnancy. Its lungs were not fully formed and had contracted an infection," a doctor said. Both mother and the baby are fine and stable now.
A mishap occurred during celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday in Chennai on September 17. Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party had collected helium balloons as part of the festivities. However, sparks from fireworks reportedly led to an explosion in the balloons. Over 30 BJP workers were reportedly injured in the incident and had to be rushed to a hospital. Their injuries were minor, as per reports. The BJP observed 'seva saptah' or service week to mark PM Modi's birthday. He turned 70 on September 17 and tweeted that what he wants on his birthday is for people to follow Covid precautions like wearing face masks and following social distancing. Watch the full video for more.
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India is well known across the world for its unity in diversity and this variety is implicit to Indian festivals as well. In Kanpur, an extra hue got added to the festivity of Raksha Bandhan, when people of two different faiths observed the occasion together. With this act, they not only celebrated the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters but also fostered the long-practiced communal harmony in the country.
Air India Express employees paid tribute to fallen co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar in Delhi. Akhilesh lost his life with 17 others in Kozhikode plane crash. The body of the deceased was brought to Delhi from Kochi. Around 200 AI Express employees paid tribute to the fallen co-pilot. "Our last conversation with him was on Rakshabandhan. We connected over a video call. We were supposed to meet on around August 15-16," said Akhilesh Kumar's Brother-in-law, Vijay. Akhilesh's mortal remains were taken to his native place in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura. "Wife and mother of the pilot are unwell. We set up a medical team and got checkups done," said Dr Bhudev, District Hospital, Mathura. An AI Express plane overshot the runway on August 7. The aircraft fell into a valley where it split into two pieces. At least 18 people, including the pilots, were killed. There were 190 people onboard the Vande Bharat flight. The flight was bringing back Indians stranded in Dubai due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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People across country celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 in their own unique ways. Women in Ayodhya tied Rakhi to idols of Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion. 'Festivals have no religion,' this was quiet evident when Muslim women in Kanpur tied Rakhi to Hindu brothers. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, people in Amritsar preferred to tie 'mauli' instead of Rakhi and made sweets at home instead of buying it from shops. They also tied masks on each other's face. In the national capital, people maintained social distancing norms while purchasing rakhi and sweets.
The prayers were being offered to Lord Shiva by devotees across nation on August 03. Devotees offered prayers at Gauri Shankar Temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk on the last Monday of 'sawan' month and Raksha Bandhan. Temperature of devotees was also being checked with thermal gun, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. On the other side, devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva from outside the Augarnath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. The doors of temple are closed for devotees since the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown. Devotees also offered prayers at Baidyanath Temple to Lord Shiva in Jharkhand's Deoghar. The Baidyanath Temple is one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' in the country and attracts lakhs of devotees every year.
As India approaches its fifth month of Covid-induced curbs, the Union government has announced guidelines for the next phase of Unlock, i.e. gradual easing of restrictions. The Phase 3 of Unlock will..
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