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Alert! Odisha govt raises Dengue issue



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Bhubaneswar: With the increase in Dengue cases, Odisha Government on Friday asked the Managing Director of IDCO, all district Collectors and industrial houses to remain alert in the wake of rising dengue positive cases in the State.


Principal Secretary in Health Department Arti Ahuja has advised to concentrate on the measures to contain and prevent dengue. The deadly virus has assumed alarming proportions in the State with 1,109 positive cases and two deaths in a month.

Since the mineral belt of Keonjhar district and industrial areas of Jagatpur have recorded more cases, Ahuja has asked the industries and mining establishments to identify areas in their localities where water is stagnant and mobilise additional manpower to drain out water on a war footing.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram met Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda and MoS Faggan Singh Kulaste at New Delhi.

Expressing concern about the rising cases of jaundice and dengue in Barbil and neighbouring areas in Keonjhar, Oram requested for a team of doctors to be sent to the State to assist in managing the situation.

While 366 persons have been admitted at different hospitals, 200 patients have been discharged after treatment.

Wefornews Bureau


Three-storey building collapses in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, 2 children dead



Building collapse Ashok Vihar Phase 3

New Delhi, Sep 26: A three-storey building collapsed in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area on Wednesday morning. At least two children died in the incident while several others are still feared trapped.

The building collapsed near Sawan Park in Ashok Vihar Phase 3.

According to news agency ANI, two teams of NDRF were mobilised for rescue operations and least eight people have been rescued, of which three are said to be in critical condition. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.


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Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi



Delhi sunny morning

New Delhi, Sep 26: It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

The city received 0.2 mm of light rainfall in the last 24 hours, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

It would get partly cloudy towards the afternoon or evening. There was possibility of light rains, he said.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 98 per cent. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday’s maximum temperature settled at 27.3 degrees Celsius, six degrees below average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.


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Bengal town tension: ABVP burns Mamata’s effigy



West Bengal School Violence

Kolkata, Sep 25 : The BJP’s students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Tuesday torched an effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanded resignation of state education minister in protest against the killing of two students in Islampur last week allegedly in police firing.

It also demanded a CBI probe into the killings.

ABVP activists assembled outside Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home in north Kolkata’s Simla street and marched to the Dharamtolla crossing, where they were stopped by the police.

Some ABVP workers were allegedly injured when the police tried to disperse the agitators.

The police forcibly dispersed the crowd.

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