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Maharashtra: 2 accidents claim 11 lives, injure 24 on Mumbai-Goa highway



 At least 11 persons were killed and another 24 injured in two separate accidents on the Mumbai-Goa Highway in Raigad and Sindhudurg districts, here on Thursday, officials said.

In the first incident, nine persons of a family were killed instantly when their car collided with a truck which purportedly lost control around 4.45 a.m., at Repoli village near Goregaon, said Raigad Superintendent of Police Somnath S. Gharge.

“The truck was proceeding towards Mumbai and the Eco car coming from Mumbai was bound for Guhagar when the tragedy struck,” said Gharge.

Five men and three women, and a minor girl, perished on the spot, but a four-year-old boy had a lucky escape in the truck-car collision.

He was pulled out in a badly injured condition from the wreckage and has been rushed to the Mangaon government hospital.

In the second incident, at least two passengers were killed and 23 others hurt when a private bus overturned on the highway around dawn.

The passenger bus was proceeding from Mumbai to Goa and suffered the mishap at a treacherous curve near a bridge on the Gad River, officials said.

Local villagers along with rescue teams, fire brigade and police are at the two accident sites even as traffic was badly hit on both sides on this busy highway.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed pain and grief over the loss of lives and offered condolences to the bereaved families.

According to preliminary reports, in the Raigad crash, the speeding truck driver reportedly lost control and crashed into the Eco car coming in from the opposite direction resulting in the disaster.

Later, Gharge said that the highway was cleared of the vehicle wreckage and traffic had resumed as normal in both directions.

The work of identifying the victims and informing their families is currently on and the exact causes of the two accidents are being investigated, local officials said.


Kartik Purnima 2023: Devotees Mark Festival At Puri Jagannath Temple, Haridwar, Varanasi & Several Other Parts Of India




On the occasion of Kartik Purnima which is observed on the last day of the holy Damodar month of the Hindu lunar calendar, i.e. on November 27 this year, devotees visited temples and took a holy dip in sacred rivers across India. Visuals of people celebrating the festival surfaced online.

While PM Narendra Modi took darshan of Lord Venkateshwara at the popular Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma shared pictures of him visiting Jagannath Mandir in Puri, Odisha for blessings on this auspicious day. Meanwhile, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan offered prayers at Dhabaleswar Temple in Cuttack, Odisha.

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Apart from politicians and prominent personalities, several other devotees were seen offering prayers at religious sites in India. Visuals showed Haridwar being lit up to mark the festivities with hundreds and thousands of people worshipping River Ganga. Similar scenes were seen at the ghats in Benaras.Also known as Tripurari Pournami or Deva-Deepavali, the day is a special occasion meant to worship the moon along with prayers to Lord Krishna and Shiva. Initially, devotees were confused about the exact date of Kartik Purnima as the Thithi started on Sunday evening. However, noting that such occasions are marked on a fresh day along with a new sunrise, the festival was marked on November 27, Monday.

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Karnataka: In A Daring Act, Minor Boy Helps Rescue Huge Python In Saligrama




Saligrama: In a daring act, a minor boy helped to rescue a huge python in Karnataka’s Saligrama. The heroic act of the minor boy was caught on camera and the video is going viral on social media. It can be seen in the video that an elderly man is holding the huge python by its tail and the boy arrives at the spot and catches the reptile by its neck and helps in rescuing the snake.

Netizens are praising the boy

The netizens are praising the boy after the video has hit the internet on Wednesday (November 22). The incident occurred at Saligrama’s Kundapura area and the daring boy has not been identified yet. Netizens are calling the act by the boy “daredevil”, “dangerous” and “heroic”.

Initially, the boy looks scared

The minor boy walks to the spot where the elderly man is holding the snake by its tail and attempts to catch the snake by its neck. Initially, the boy looks scared, but after various attempts, he succeeds in catching the neck of the python.

The boy brings the huge snake out of the bushes

After catching the python, the boy brings the huge snake which looks 10-12 feet in length out of the bushes with the help of the man who was holding the snake by its tail.

The snake can be seen rolling around the hand of the minor boy

The snake can be seen rolling around the hand of the minor boy. Another man then brings a sack and they put the snake inside the sack. They will reportedly leave the snake in the wild.

‘People do not harm snakes’

The netizens are praising the kid and one of the internet users said, “Very great and grand that nobody beat the snake, opting to put it in a sack, to release somewhere else I guess?” to which another user replied, “In South Canara and North Canara regions of Mangalore Udupi Kundapura and going upto karwar people do not harm snakes and don’t hit it.”

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Man Shocked To Find Lizard Inside Samosa In UP’s Hapur, Says ‘Daughter Fallen Sick’




Hapur: An incident that occurred in Uttar Pradesh might end the love for samosas for a few people. In a shocking incident that came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur a lizard was found inside a samosa. A man purchased the samosas from a sweet shop which is located on Chandi Road in Hapur as few guests arrived at his house during the festive season.

The samosas were served to the guests

The samosas were served to the guests after which the man who was eating one of the samosas noticed a lizard inside his samosa. The 13-year-old daughter of the victim has fallen ill after eating the samosa.

Lizard inside the samosa

The incident occurred at Mohalla New Arya Nagara and the relatives who were present at the house of the victim were shocked to see a lizard inside the samosa. The news of the incident spread like wildfire in the area and within no a huge crowd gathered outside his house. The family along with his family registered a complaint in connection with the matter.

A video of the incident is going viral

A video of the incident is going viral on social media and it can be seen in the video that a man is vomiting outside his house. Another man is holding the samosa in which the lizard was found. He is showing the samosa stuffed with dead lizard to the camera and then keeps it inside a plastic carry bag.

The victim’s daughter admitted to the hospital

The victim’s daughter who has been identified as Radhika (13) was admitted to the hospital after her condition started to deteriorate after eating the samosa. The girl is receiving treatment at the hospital after the incident. The family of the victim is demanding an investigation and action against the owner of the sweet shop.

The owner of the sweet shop is denying the claim

However, the owner of the sweet shop is denying the claim made by the family and he is saying that the potatoes are filled with hands inside the samosas, hence, a lizard cannot be found from inside the samosa. He is saying that he is ready for any investigation in connection with the matter.

The police have registered a complaint

The police have registered a complaint in connection with the matter and have initiated a probe. The police said that the matter is being investigated and the police is thoroughly investigating the matter on the basis of the complaint.

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