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Diwali day shocker: Leopard kills 16-month-old toddler in Mumbai

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In a shocking tragedy on Diwali day, a leopard mauled a 16-month-old girl at the Aarey Colony, and she died later at a BMC hospital, officials said.

Confirming the incident, Sanjay Gandhi National Park Director G. Mallikarjun said it happened around 6 a.m. at the Unit No. 15 inside the forested Aarey Colony in Goregaon east.

A leopard pounced on and seriously injured the victim, Eitika Akhilesh Lot, even as locals raised an alarm.

The bleeding and seriously hurt child was rushed to the Seven Hills Hospital but she succumbed to her injuries soon afterwards.

At the time of the incident, she was reportedly going to a local temple along with her mother.

After performing an autopsy, the toddler’s body was handed over to her distraught family which completed the last rites later in the day, even as the police are probing the matter.

Shaken by the tragedy, the forest authorities said they have installed 12 camera traps in the area of incident to monitor the leopard movements and patrolling has started from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park along with Aarey volunteers groups.

On account of Diwali, many children would be enjoying themselves in the open spaces, lighting up crackers, and the SGNP staff are appealing to the people to exercise caution and not allow the kids to venture outside during night or early morning.

This is the second incident of its kind in Aarey Colony in October and earlier this month, a 4-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a leopard during the Navratri festival, and around a dozen persons have suffered leopard attacks in the past one year.

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Indian man dies in US multi-vehicle crash

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 A 26-year-old man from Haryana died in a multi-vehicle crash that occurred in the US state of Pennsylvania following ice and snow storms across the mid-Atlantic region, local media reported.

Manpreet Singh from Pehowa, Haryana, who had moved to Queens, New York recently, was hit by a truck that was on its way to Indiana.

“The crash occurred around 6.30 a.m. on December 24 near mile marker 64 on Interstate-80 west in Clarion Township,” Clarion County Coroner Dan Shingledecker said.

Singh, who was taken to a hospital in Clarion, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at 8.58 a.m.

Shingledecker said the cause of death was blunt force trauma, while the death has been ruled accidental.

Police in Clarion declined to comment citing an active investigation, Explore Clarion reported. Following the accident, a section of the Interstate-80 was shut for approximately 12 hours.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for his funeral, and provide financial assistance to his parents. According to the fundraiser page, Manpreet was the only child of his parents.

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20th annual Sunni Ijtema will be only 2 Days.

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The annual Sunni Ijtema organized by Sunni Dawat-e-Islami which was announced on 16/17/18 December 2022. A big announcement has been made regarding it. What has been said by Ameer Sunni Dawat-e-Islami Hazrat Maulana Shakir Ali Noori himself.

He said..

“There will be a Ijtema of women in Wadee-E-Noor (Azad Maidan) on Friday, December 16, 2022, which will begin immediately after Friday prayers..

After that, on 18th December 2022, there will be a Ijtema for men’s after Fajr prayer…

Remember!! 17, December 2022 (that one day Ijtema) is cancelled.”

Along with this, Ameer Sunni Dawat-e-Islami also announced that…

“For those who have taken out tickets for December 17, 2022 from outside Mumbai, arrangements have been made to stay at International Center of Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, Ismail Habib Masjid, Tantanpua StreeT, Khadak”

(Team Mumbai Press)

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Karjat Yard Modification: Central Railway to operate special traffic and power block on Dec 3 and 4

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The Central Railway (CR) Mumbai division on Friday said, it will operate a special traffic and power block on December 3 for stationing of boom portal at Karjat station in connection with Karjat yard modification.
In a press release, the CR said, block 1 on December 3 will be from 10.45 am to 12.15 pm (90 minutes) from Bhivpuri Road to Palasdhari on all lines and block 2 on December 4, will be from 11.20 am to 12.20 pm from Bhivpuri Road to Palasdhari on all lines.
It said, during the block, the running pattern of suburban trains would be-

Karjat locals leaving CSMT at 09.01 am, 09.30 am and 09.57 am will run upto Neral

CSMT locals leaving Karjat at 10.45 am, 11.19 am, 12.00 noon services will run from Neral instead of Karjat.

Khopoli locals leaving Karjat at 10.40 am and 12.00 noon will remain cancelled.

Karjat locals leaving Khopoli at 11.20 am and 12.40 pm will remain cancelled.
Following Express trains will be regulated at Lonavala, Palasdhari and arrive destination behind schedule

Train No 22731 Hyderabad-Mumbai Superfast Express
Train No 16587 Yesvantpur-Bikaner Express
Train No 11014 Coimbatore-LTTExpress

It further said, during block 2 on December 4, from 11.20 am to 12.20 pm from Bhivpuri Road to Palasdhari on all lines

Karjat locals leaving CSMT at 09.30 am and 09.57 am will run upto Neral
CSMT locals leaving Karjat at 11.19 am and 12.00 noon will run from Neral instead of Karjat.

Khopoli local leaving Karjat at 12.00 noon and Karjat local leaving Khopoli at 11.20 am will remain cancelled.

11014 Coimbatore-LTT Express will arrive destination behind schedule

No suburban services will be available between Neral and Khopoli during the block period.

CR have requested the passengers to bear with the railway administration for the inconvenience caused due to these infrastructure blocks.

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