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Karnataka Police helps girl find late mother’s mobile phone

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The fervent appeals of a little girl, Hrithiksha, to find her late mother’s mobile phone have been answered. The Kodagu district police in Karnataka found the phone and returned it to the girl.

Hrithiksha’s mother died in March due to Covid-19. Though hospital authorities had returned the luggage, the mobile phone was never returned.

Madikeri Superintendent of Police Kshama Mishra returned the phone to Hrithiksha at her office along with a chocolate bar on Thursday.

The family had recognized the mobile and it was confirmed through IMEI number. All the data and pictures in the inbuilt storage was intact. “We are happy that the mobile phone could be traced and returned. The girl has her mother’s memories in the cell phone,” explained SP Kshama Mishra.

Hrithiksha, who got back the mobile phone, said that she always believed that she would get back the stolen phone. “My father did not believe me all these days. Pictures of my mother, data related to my online classes are intact,” she said.

The police said that hospital staff found Hrithiksha’s mobile near the store room and returned it to the dean.

Hritiksha had written a heart wrenching letter to the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal, former minister and BJP MLA’s K.G.Bopaiah and Appachu Ranjan and also to the staff of Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to help her get back her mother’s mobile phone which has been stolen in the hospital.

Holding a letter in her hand Hrithiksha, the daughter of a painter in Kushalnagar, had appealed three months ago to return the phone saying that some of the best pictures of her mother are stored in it. “I have to lead my life without my mother,” she had mentioned.

Hrithiksha’s family of three, father T.R. Naveen Kumar, mother Prabha and herself tested positive for Covid on May 6. Prabha was shifted to hospital as condition turned serious. She died on May 16 in the KIMS hospital. Though her belongings were returned, the family did not get Prabha’s mobile phone from the hospital authorities.

“I am in isolation with my father. We depend on neighbours for food and other requirements. After the death of my mother, her mobile phone has not been returned to us. I am an orphan now. That mobile phone has the best photos of my mother and our memories are stored,” she appealed in her letter.

The letter went viral on social media. The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the district police in this connection. Madikeri City police have taken a suo motu case.

The little girl’s appeals have gone viral and melted many hearts across the country. The people also slammed the attitude of stealing away things belonging to patients as inhuman and vented out their ire on hospital staff.

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Terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter

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One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter between the terrorists and security forces at Check Cholan area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, officials said.

“One unidentified terrorist killed. Operation going on,” police said.

The gunfight took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

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Bihar lacks facility to test Omicron variant of Covid-19

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While the entire world is scared of Covid-19’s new variant Omicron, Bihar has no facility to conduct genome sequencing at the moment.

A test lab of genome sequencing is available only in Patna’s Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) but it is lacking reagent to conduct a test. Such a situation emerged after some samples of Covid-positive patients who came from foreign countries, were sent to IGIMS for testing.

The Bihar Health department has now given an order to buy the reagent which will take at least 15 days to arrive. This means the testing of genome sequencing in Biahr will start only after 15 days.

Genome sequencing is a process to analyse the nature of all kinds of virus a patient is infected with. Omicron or Delta variant of the coronavirus can be detected only through genome sequencing.

Meanwhile, Mangal Pandey, Bihar Health Minister claimed that there is no case of Omicron in the state.

The claim made by the Minister came at a time when five patients who came from African countries and two from Dubai have been found to be Covid-positive during an RT-PCR test. Their samples were sent to IGIMS for genome sequencing. As the reagent is not available in the lab, the samples are preserved in a cold storage.

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Man returning from Dubai held for carrying liquor in Patna

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An electrical engineer returning from Dubai was arrested on charges of violating liquor ban after a wine bottle was found in his possession here, police said on Wednesday.

He had purchased the wine in Dubai as a gift for his father. After landing at Patna airport on Tuesday, he was to catch a night train for his native place Bokaro in Jharkhand, the police said.

Sujeet Kumar Singh, working as an electrical engineer in US based private firm in Dubai, was on his way home for his marriage when he was arrested.

“He had checked into a hotel in Patna and was waiting to catch a train. We came across him during a regular checking in the hotel where he was staying. When questioned, he accepted that he was carrying wine in his suitcase and had a bill also,” said an official of Kotwali police station.

Singh was not aware about liquor prohibition in Bihar.

“He was not drunk at the time of arrest and the recovered bottle was also sealed,” the official said.

Singh, a native of Bokaro steel City in Jharkhand, was returning after two years.

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