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10 killed in road accidents in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Nov 12 : A total of 10 people lost their lives in two accidents reported in Bikaner and Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

A passenger bus and a Bolero collided head-on on Tuesday morning, killing seven people and leaving same number of people injured, confirmed police officials.

The accident was reported in Palana village of Deshnok town in Bikaner. The deceased include four women and three men.

While six died on spot, the seventh casualty was reported in hospital.

According to police sources, the bodies were kept in mortuary for identification while the injured were rushed to PBM Hospital Bikaner.

Two of the injured are reportedly critical, confirmed officials.

Meanwhile district collector Kumar Pal Gautam reached PMB hospital to meet the injured. Speaking to media, he said that the injured have been admitted here and are getting the right treatment.”

As per preliminary information, the deceased are from a village near Ratangarh here.

In another accident, three people were killed on the highway in Pachpadra of Barmer district when a car collided with a truck. The car caught fire during the accident, killing three people inside.

All three of them from Jodhpur were returning to visit the Nakoda Jain Tirtha, when their car crashed into the truck.

Case have been registered in both the accidens and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot took to tweet to express his condolence to the family members of the deceased in his tweets in both the accidents.

He said, “Saddened to know of a tragic road accident in Deshnok area, #Bikaner on NH 89 in which seven people have lost lives. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear this terrible loss. Hope and pray those injured recover soon.”

For the other accident, he tweeted, “Deeply pained to know about the demise of three people from #Jodhpur in an unfortunate road accident on NH 15, Pachpadra #Barmer. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, may God give them strength to bear this irreparable loss.”

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Continuous overnight rains drench Delhi, more likely

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said the city witnessed “continuous rains overnight” and more rainfall is expected during the day.

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New Delhi, Aug 13 : A spell of continuous rain drenched Delhi on Thursday, inundating parts of the city, and more is in store, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the IMD, the Palam observatory recorded 86 mm rainfall till 5:30 am and the Safdarjung weather station gauged 42.4 mm rainfall.

Rainfall recorded below 15 mm is considered light, between 15 and 64.5 mm is moderate and above 64.5 mm is heavy, according to the IMD.

The heavy rains are also expected to bring down the rain deficiency in the national capital.

Till Wednesday evening, the city had recorded 72 per cent less rainfall than normal in August so far, the lowest in 10 years, according to the IMD.

Overall, Delhi has recorded 35 per cent less rains in the monsoon season so far.

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said the city witnessed “continuous rains overnight” and more rainfall is expected during the day.

“The axis of monsoon remains close to Delhi-NCR. Also, there is a cyclonic circulation over southwest Uttar Pradesh. Southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea and easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal also fed moisture,” he said.

Light rains will continue over the next two to three days, Srivastava said.

Earlier, the IMD had predicted one or two spells of heavy rains between Tuesday and Thursday.

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Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28

Hence, the statewide lockdown will only be observed on August 20, 21, 27 and 31.

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Kolkata, Aug 12 : The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday withdrew the complete lockdown on August 28 and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead.

The state government passed an order to this effect, saying the step was taken in response to various requests it had received.

As a result, the lockdown dates were once again revised to six days this month. This is the fourth time that the state government has revised the coronavirus lockdown dates for the month of August.

Hence, the statewide lockdown will only be observed on August 20, 21, 27 and 31.

According to the statement, the revision comes in view of difficulties cited by businesses and banking operators due to the consecutive two-day lockdown in the last week of August.

“Several communications have been received citing difficulty to conduct of businesses and banking operations because of the two-day lockdown on Thursday and Friday in the last week of August, followed by one-day lockdown on the following Monday. The state government has considered the requests for relaxation of lockdown,” the notification read.

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Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA

After the incident, about half a dozen BJP MLAs conveyed to the chief minister that they wanted action against the police officer who reportedly misbehaved with Sahyogi.

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BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi

Lucknow, Aug 12 : The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.

Superintendent of Police rural Atul Sharma has also been transferred after the incident which took place earlier on Wednesday.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the IG zone to probe the incident.

After the incident, about half a dozen BJP MLAs conveyed to the chief minister that they wanted action against the police officer who reportedly misbehaved with Sahyogi.

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