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Hyderabad Metro to resume services from September 7

Open air theatres will be permitted from September 21. Bars and clubs shall remain closed and separate orders will be issued for their opening, reads the GO.

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Hyderabad, Sep 1 : Hyderabad Metro Rail will resume its operations from September 7 with the Telangana government on Tuesday permitting it to operate the service.

The state government, which issued ‘Unlock 4’ guidelines on Tuesday, permitted the Metro Rail to operate from September 7 in a graded manner, under a Government Order (GO) issued following Unlock-4 guidelines released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs two days ago.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) had suspended commercial operations from March 22.

India’s second largest metro rail network, HMRL was operating 55 trains every day, carrying about 4.5 lakh passengers before services were suspended with the imposition of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As per the GO, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks and theatres will remain closed across the state.

The orders issued by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar permitted calling maximum of 50 per cent teaching and non-teaching staff to schools for online classes related work from September 21.

Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and political functions allowed with a ceiling of 100 persons and by following health protocol, will be permitted from September 21.

Marriage related gatherings will be permitted with a maximum of 50 participants. Last rites with a maximum of 20 people will continue to be allowed up to September 20 and from September 21, a maximum of 100 people will be permitted.

Open air theatres will be permitted from September 21. Bars and clubs shall remain closed and separate orders will be issued for their opening, reads the GO.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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