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Palghar MP’s Son Injured, 1 Killed As Car Falls From Bridge

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On Saturday morning a car falls from the bridge between Nashik- Trimbakeshwar Road led a Mokhada based doctor killed and son of Palghar MP Rajendra Gavit and one other left injured. Gavit is the Shiv Sena MP from Palghar Lok Sabha constituency. After the accident, the locals of the area took the three to the hospital.

As per the report, the doctor declared dead on the arrival whereas the two sustained serious injuries. Doctors said their condition is still critical. Prima facie of the case suggests that the car tire burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle. It fell around 20 feet below a bridge.

The deceased doctor identified as Sanjay Shinde (45) and he was the one driving the car. The injured men are identified as Rohit and another person Jatin Sankhe. Police said the victims were going to the doctors home in Nashik.

 

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India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day

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India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

India is registering less than 50,000 daily new cases for the last 35 days. However, the country registered marginally higher cases on Sunday than Saturday’s caseload of 41,649.

With 541 more covid fatalities, India’s cumulative death toll from Covid-19 now stands at 4,24,351.

India’s active caseload has crossed the four lakh mark again and currently stands at 4,10,952. India’s recovery rate is 97.36 per cent. However, the active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of the total cases.

The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.42 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 5 per cent for the last fifty five days and currently stands at 2.34 per cent.

Meanwhile, the government has advised the states to restrict the gatherings in the districts which are reporting over 10 per cent positivity rate.

According to the government data, a total of 39,258 patients were discharged from hospitals and health centers in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,08,20,521 to date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 53 days.

The Health Ministry data said that a total of 60,15,842 Covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hrs. With this, the number of vaccinated people with at least one jab has gone up to 47,02,98,596 in the country.

In a tweet, Health Ministry said that India has achieved a landmark in vaccination drive against the Covid pandemic and has successfully jabbed over 47 crore people across the nation.

The total number of samples tested so far has reached 46.82 crores as on August 1.

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Murder of a woman in ICICI Bank, ex-manager, who was troubled by debt in Mumbai, had plan a conspiracy to commit robbery

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A bank manager was murdered after a robbery at ICICI Bank, just 500 meters from Mumbai’s Virar police station, at 8 pm on Thursday. Simultaneously, the accused tried to escape with cash and gold by making a deadly attack on the cashier. But it was caught by the local people. Police have arrested the accused by registering a case under sections 397, 302, 307. It is being told that the accused person used to work as a manager in this bank earlier. According to information received from the police, all the employees had gone home after the ICICI Bank located at Virar East Station Road was closed on Thursday evening. Deputy manager Yogita Nishant Chaudhary (36) and cashier Shraddha Dev Rukhkar were working in the bank. During this, former manager Anil Kumar Rajdev Dubey, who worked there, called Chaudhary and told to meet him. After some time he went to the bank and showing a knife started asking for the key of the locker.

When Chaudhary and Dev Rukhkar opposed him, he killed Choudhary by slitting his throat. At the same time, Dev Rukhkar was also stabbed several times with a knife. Due to which she was seriously injured. Dubey started running away from the locker with gold and cash in the bag, when the locals caught him and handed him over to the police after beating him fiercely. Virar police, who reached the spot, took Chaudhary’s body in possession and sent it for post-mortem and the injured Dev Rukhkar was admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital. Police said that the accused Dubey had left the job from here in August 2020. He was currently working as a manager in Axis Bank in Naigaon. It is being told that he had a debt of more than one crore rupees. So he committed the robbery. Police said that he lived in Nalasopara West. At present, the police is involved in the investigation of the case.

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Himachal Pradesh landslides: 2 BRO officers lose lives in rescue ops

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Himachal-landslides

Two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officers lost their lives during rescue and relief operations in Himachal Pradesh, which is witnessing flash floods and landslides due to heavy rainfall.

The BRO lost an engineer and a project officer during relief and rescue operation in the state.

In Lahaul and Spiti Valley, the strategic Manali – Sarchu road was closed for traffic at various places due to multiple landslides. “BRO’s Project Deepak located at Shimla immediately despatched its trained Engineering Task Force with personnel and equipment to undertake the rescue and road clearing operations,” BRO said in a statement.

On July 29, on one such stretch near Sarchu ahead of Baralachala pass on Manali Leh road, a number of civilians, including women and children, were stranded and facing problems due to lack of oxygen in inclement high-altitude conditions.

The BRO team cleared the landslide, amid a series of other landslides, near Kenlung Sarai located at an altitude of 14,480 ft and rescued the people.

However, Naik Reetesh Kumar Pal of Project Deepak, who was part of the rescue efforts, lost his life. The road was, later, opened for traffic.

In another incident on July 27, 2021, a separate Engineer Task Force of BRO was deployed for clearance of Kiler-Tandi road which was blocked due to heavy landslides. Two passenger vehicles were stranded in the area.

The team, which had already cleared two landslides enroute, carried out a late night clearance operation to save lives of civilians stranded in the slide zone.

During the operation, some members of the team, six civilians and a vehicle were washed away by a sudden flash flood. Junior Engineer Rahul Kumar lost his life in the incident, while others were rescued by the BRO personnel.

The BRO personnel, later, cleared the landslide, rescued the stranded passengers and moved them to safer locations.

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