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753 swine flu cases in Delhi

He advised people to avoid self-medication and to wash hands at regular intervals since the disease was contagious.

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New Delhi, Aug 10 : Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said 753 cases of swine flu (influenza H1N1) were reported between January 1 and August 6, adding that enough stocks of medicine were available to tackle the disease.

The Minister told the house that 365 dengue cases, 246 chikungunya cases and 356 malaria cases were also reported in Delhi.

“People should not panic. There is no dearth of medicines and vaccines for swine flu in Delhi. We have reserved 1,000 beds in 19 government hospitals for such patients,” Jain told the assembly while making a suo motu statement on swine flu and vector-borne diseases.

He advised people to avoid self-medication and to wash hands at regular intervals since the disease was contagious.

“We will also provide medicines for swine flu to private hospitals free of cost. We have allowed chemists to keep medicines but to sell these only on medical prescription,” Jain said.

 

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Fire in Delhi’s Bawana, 9 people reported dead. More details awaited.

A major fire broke out in a plastic godown of Bawana industrial area on Saturday killing at least nine people and injuring many others. Fire tenders have been rushed to the stop to control the blaze. The reason of the fire is yet to be known.

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At least nine people were killed and several others injured when a fire broke out at a plastic godown in Bawana Industrial area on Saturday evening. 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. As per the latest reports, fire is under control now.

There are speculations that few people might be trapped inside the building. Earlier in April last year, a major blaze at had erupted in a slum of Bawana resulting in many deaths. More than 500 jhuggis had been burnt down in the fire.

The incidents of fire have been on rise across the country resulting in so many unfortunate deaths. Many of these incidents are a result of failing to comply with the fire safety norms.

(This is a developing story, more details awaited. Updating…. )

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Haryana: Class 12 student shoots dead school principal

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Chandigarh, Jan 20: In a strange incident a class 12 student allegedly shot dead the principal of his school in Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, police said.

The victim, Principal Ritu Chhabra was shot at thrice by the suspended Class 12 student during a meeting with his parents in the premises of Swami Vivekanand Public School in the city, news agency IANS reported.

The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school.

According to police, the boy’s father is a financier and the pistol used in the incident belonged to the father and is a licensed one.

“School staff, students and teachers caught the accused while he was trying to escape and handed him over to police,” said a senior police officer.

Police said that prima facie investigations suggest that the boy was accompanied by at least one of his friends.

More than five rounds were fired, triggering panic and horror among the school staff, teachers and students.

Chhabra was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead by doctors after some time.

 

 

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Uttar Pradesh: Online lottery racket busted, 15 held

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Lucknow, Jan 20: At least 15 people has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Saturday from Allahabad, Sultanpur and Agra for allegedly running an online lottery racket. 

Officials are conducting raids in Agra, Allahabad, Sultanpur and Noida.

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