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Lucknow, Aug 4:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday launched free wi-fi services at 74 bus stations, spread across 66 district headquarters in the state.

He also laid the foundation stone for three new bus stations at Amroha, Meerut and Ghaziabad.

Besides, water ATMs to provide clean and cold drinking water to passengers at Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Hardoi, Etawah, Rampur and Azamgarh bus stations were also launched.

Interestingly, of the water ATMs inaugurated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, four are in Rampur, Etawah, Hardoi and Azamgarh — the pocketboroughs of the Samajwadi Party (SP).

The wi-fi services with unlimited surfing would be available for passengers through an app — TG Connect, officials said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated automatic driving test tracks at Varanasi, Allahabad, Meerut and Ghaziabad.

Adityanath patted the back of the transport department and lauded them for fast-tracking development work in the past four months.

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15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

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Hyderabad, June 24 : Fifteen agriculture workers were killed and 15 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana’s Yadadri district on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred when the tractor carrying the workers fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. The dead include 14 women and a boy.

According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.

The agriculture workers were on their way to nearby fields for sowing when the incident took place. Police personnel and revenue workers with the help of locals retrieved the bodies from the canal.

State Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy visited the accident site. He told reporters that a probe would be conducted into the incident. He assured all help to the families of the deceased and to the injured.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed shock over the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials to provide best medical care to the injured.(IANS)

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Army major arrested in Meerut for allegedly killing another officer’s wife

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New Delhi, June 24: An Indian Army Major was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday after the wife of another officer was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Army Major’s wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday. She had left home on Saturday morning for a physiotherapy session at the Army’s Base hospital in Delhi Cantonment but after half-an-hour later, she was found dead, police said.

Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur , has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, is being brought to Delhi for further investigation.

 

Major Handa left Delhi in a Honda City car after allegedly murdering the woman, police said.
Police on Saturday had said that the accused had allegedly run a car over her face to make the incident appear as an accident.

Indian Army Major Nikhil Handa arrested in Meerut’s Daurala; He is accused of murdering wife of another Indian Army major, who was found dead with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square yesterday: Sources

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Naxals uproot tracks, derail goods train in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

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Dantewada, June 24 :The engine and eight wagons of a goods train derailed and fell off a bridge on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday .

Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said, “Naxals removed tracks to disrupt rail traffic.”

“The incident occurred when Maoists uprooted tracks between Bhansi and Kamaloor, leading to derailment of its engine and eight wagons that fell off a bridge on a small rivulet,”he added.

The incident happened between Bhansi and Kamalur area of the district. After the derailment, the wagons fell off a bridge.Dantewada is a Naxal hot-bed where even recently 7 CRPF jawans were killed by the ultras.

After receiving information, a team of security personnel and railway officials rushed to the spot to restore services, the SP said.

The investigation is on as some sheets of papers have been recovered from the spot.

 

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