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Civilian hurt in Pakistan ceasefire violation, succumbs to injuries

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A civilian injured last week in Pakistan ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district succumbed in the hospital on Thursday.

Police said 60-year-old civilian, identified as Mohammed Yaqoob Mir of Kachadia Bagh Bella village in the Karnah sector of Kupwara district, succumbed in Srinagar on Thursday morning.

“The deceased had been injured in Pakistan firing and shelling in the Karnah sector last Friday.

“Another civilian injured in the same incident had expired last week”, police said.

A total of 24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in more than 2,720 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC so far this year.

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Father beaten to death for protesting daughter’s harassment

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Mob-lynching

A 45-year-old father was allegedly beaten to death by friends and family members of a man, who had been harassing the victim’s minor daughter.

Hari Om had gone to meet the family of Ranvir to complain that he had been misbehaving with his 14-year-old daughter. The incident took place on Tuesday evening at Maheshpura village.

Ranvir, 24, along with his friends Vikas, 23, Sharma Yadav, 24, and Amar Singh, 26, and other family members then ruthlessly attacked Hari Om with bricks and sticks.

The victim succumbed to injuries in a hospital on Wednesday.

An FIR has been registered against seven accused and Ranvir and his friends Vikas, Sharma Yadav and Amar Singh have been arrested.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Moradabad, Prabhakar Chaudhri, said, “It has come to light that there was some dispute between the two families, who are also relatives.”

SP city Amit Kumar Anand said, “After the death of Hari Om, his family members and some villagers staged a dharna outside the local police station. Negligence on the part of the local police has come to the fore as there was a delay in police action. An inquiry has been ordered.”

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Over 57L Covid cases, above 91K deaths in India

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With a spike of 86,508 coronavirus cases in 24 hours India’s tally on Thursday reached 57,32,518 and there were 1,129 deaths in one day.

Out of the total cases, 9,66,382 are currently active, 46,74,987 have been discharged, while 91,149 lost the battle against the viral disease.

Continuing with its record, India posted 81.55 per cent of recoveries while the fatality rate stood at 1.59 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit with a total of 12,63,799 cases, including 33,886 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 11,56,569 sample tests in a single day on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 6,74,36,031.

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17 kids among 40 killed in Thane building crash

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Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued.

The death toll in the building crash in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi town catapulted to 40 with 15 more bodies recovered from the debris of what is now the third-worst building collapse in the past seven years in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Officials said despite torrential rains since Tuesday night, the search for more victims continues even after over 60 hours for another 4 to 5 persons still feared trapped under the rubble though their chances of survival appeared bleak.

Minors apparently bore the brunt of the tragedy as the dead comprise at least five infants and 12 other boys and girls aged below 15, besides another 11 women and 12 men, said officials of the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC).

Besides, another 25 persons were rescued from the four-decade-old Jilani building in the Patel Compound, Narpoli, which collapsed around 3.45 a.m. on Monday.

The victims were caught unawares as they slept in their homes, as the local rescue teams and the NDRF along with a dog squad saved over two dozen lives, and at least 10 others were injured and were admitted to various hospitals.

The BNMC late on Monday suspended two civic officials — Sudham Jadhav and Dudhnath Yadav — in connection with the crash while the Narpoli Police has registered an offence against the builder Syed Ahmed Jilani, and others responsible for the tragedy.

Thane Guardian Minister and Urban Development Minister Eknath Sinde has ordered a probe into the lapses leading to the building crash and earlier announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh to the kin of the dead victims and free medical treatment to the injured.

Additionally, another 102 buildings in this minority-dominated powerloom township are declared as ‘dangerous’ and all the residents have been evacuated as a precaution, said the minister.

This is the second building collapse in less than a month in the MMR. An eight-year-old five-storey building, Tarique Gardens, had crashed on August 24 in Mahad town of Raigad, claiming 16 lives.

Monday’s collapse ranks as the third-worst in the past 7 years after the April 4, 2013 crash of a building in Lucky Compound in Mumbra town (Thane) which killed 78 people, followed by a building crash on September 27, 2013 in Mazgaon area of south Mumbai that snuffed out 61 lives.

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