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Madhya Pradesh flood: 5 people climb tree to save live

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At least five persons who went fishing at the Tavsi river in Sirmaur district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday were caught in a flood after their boat capsized. In an attempt to escape, the men climbed a tree.

In a similar incident, five tourists on Wednesday were washed away in the fast flowing current at the Purwa Falls which was triggered by continuous rainfall in the region. The five tourists were still missing.

For the last two days, Rewa district has been receiving heavy rainfall which has left rivers and streams inundated.

Read More at: Five picnickers drowned in Purwa falls

Sub Divisional Officer (SDM), Dharmendra Mishra told IANS that rescue operations to save the five persons trapped on a tree in Sirmaur District are on. A helicopter from Bareilly has been pressed into service but has failed to rescue the men.

Mishra also said that a search operation was launched to locate the five missing tourists but they have not yet been found as the rising water at the falls hampered search operations.

Rewa district has received scanty rainfall, but the water released from neighbouring Satna district’s Bakiya dam has led to a flood-like situation.

Read More at: Next 24 hours alarming! Flood like situation in MP

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SunSource to set up 2.5MW solar plant at Jamia Millia university

With the installation of the 2.5MW plant, the university is expected to save over Rs 1 crore annually apart from significantly contributing to the environment.

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New Delhi, April 24 : Solar solutions provider SunSource Energy said on Tuesday that it is on course to set up a 2.5MW solar rooftop plant at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, by the end of June 2018.

In a statement, the Noida-based SunSource said the plant would help the university save around Rs 1 crore in energy costs per year.

“Jamia Millia recently signed an MoU with SunSource (which in turn was approved by the Solar Energy Corporation of India) to execute the project on a turnkey basis for the next quarter of a century under the Renewable Energy Service Company model (RESCO).

“Electricity would be supplied at Rs 3.39 per unit for a period of 25 years,” it said.

The installation of solar panels on over 50 rooftops of various buildings like central library, colleges and departments of Jamia and the hostels had already started, it added.

Commenting on the developnment, university Vice-Chancellor Talat Ahmed said in a statement: “Jamia Millia University’s current project is an attempt to run the university on renewable energy and will position it as a leader among central universities in the use of renewable energy. The solar plant would also greatly benefit students pursuing BTech and BVoc degrees at Jamia Millia.”

The university “will incur no cost on the setup and maintenance as it will be taken care of by SunSource Energy, with the support from the SECI”.

“With the installation of the 2.5MW plant, the university is expected to save over Rs 1 crore annually apart from significantly contributing to the environment,” said SunSource COO and Co-founder Kushagra Nandan.

SunSource has executed some prestigious solar rooftop projects here including at the India Habitat Centre and Vasant Valley School, and is currently involved in over 200MW of solar projects in India and internationally and targets to reach 1.5 GW (gigawatt) capacity by 2025, the statement said.

The firm expects to reach an annual turnover of over Rs 600 crore by 2020.

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Delhi to host to BAK Comedy Festival

Stand-up comedy space has taken India by storm, and now addresses a large number of issues that are integral to the lives of the youth, and to the political and social commentary of the nation.

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New Delhi, April 24 : Delhi is set to host 18 stand-up comedians at the BAK BAK Comedy Festival this weekend.

The comedy festival, to be held at NCUI, Siri Institutional Area, on Saturday and Sunday, will feature a total of six shows, a statement said.

The line-up for the fest includes Vipul Goyal, Sumit Anand, Raghav Mandava, Anirban Dasgupta, Abijit Ganguly, Urooj Ashfaq, Siddharth Dudeja, Aakash Gupta, Manik Mahna, Naveen Richard, Sundeep Sharma, Srijan Kaushik, Sonali Thakker, Maheep Singh, Vikramjit Singh, Pratyush Chaubey, Sourav Ghosh and Neeti Palta.

“Stand-up comedy space has taken India by storm, and now addresses a large number of issues that are integral to the lives of the youth, and to the political and social commentary of the nation.

“With ‘BAK BAK’, we aim to further promote the art, and make this an annual property, across various cities in India,” said festival organiser Digant Sharma.

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Major fire breaks out at shanties in outer Delhi’s Shahbad dairy

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New Delhi, April 24: A major fire broke out at shanties in outer Delhi’s Shahbad dairy on Tuesday in which around 100 shanties have been burnt, reported News 18.

As per the latest reports, 21 fire tenders are on the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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