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Mumbai : 1 out of every 3 BMC school student found malnourished, says Report

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June 2, Friday : Despite of wide-ranging mid-day meal programmes, one out of third student found malnourished in schools run by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), revealed a RTI report filed by non-governmental organisation Praja Foundation.

The data showed that nearly 34 per cent of BMC school students are malnourished and also suffering from numerous  medical issues such as eye and nose defects, skin disorders, defective vision, lymphadenopathy, anemia and many more.

As per the data, cases of malnutrition in students of Class I to Class X hiked from 11,831 in 2013-14 to 53,408 in 2014-15 and 64,681 in 2015-16.

The report further revealed that malnourishment has affected younger children more, with 73 per cent of children between Class I to Class V found fighting with it, while 27 per cent students are malnourished between Class VI to Class IX.

According to the data, Govandi and Santacruz East region has been impacted the most, where 51 per cent students were found malnourished.

Malnutrition has gone up more than four times in Mumbai, from eight per cent in 2013-14 to 34 per cent in 2015-16.

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Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution

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Hyderabad, Dec 17: A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday.

The arrests were made during raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night, police said.

Those arrested include an actress from Bollywood and another television actress. Two brokers, who were running the racket online and booking rooms in star hotels for the customers, were also taken into custody.

Police, however, have not identified the actresses. A police officer said two girls from Mumbai were arrested from the hotels. He said further investigations were on.

S. Ravinder, inspector at Panjgutta police station, said the police conducted the raid on a room at Taj Deccan following information that organised sex racket was being conducted.

Later, two more persons, including the television actress, were arrested from another star hotel in the same area.

This is not the first time that actresses have been arrested on charges of prostitution. In 2014, an actress from Mumbai was caught on similar charges. However she was acquitted by a court in December that year.

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Bhopal: Fire breaks out in shopping complex, 100 shops gutted

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More than 100 shops gutted in the fire which broke out in a shopping complex in Bhopal’s Bairagarh, more than 20 fire tenders at the spot, cause of fire yet to be ascertained

However, Fire fighting operations are underway at the shopping complex.

Army vehicle and jawans have reached the shopping complex to join in the fire fighting operation. More than 20 fire tenders at the spot.

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Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K

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Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 17: The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season’s lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.

“The minimum temperature in Jammu city was 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday and Saturday. This is the lowest recorded in the city this season so far,” a MET department official said

The cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the state during the next 48 hours and the night temperatures are likely to drop further due to clear night sky.

“The minimum temperature was minus 3.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while it was minus 9.2 in Pahalgam and minus 7.5 in Gulmarg.

“Kargil was the coldest town in the state on Sunday as the minimum dropped to a minus 13.4 degrees Celsius which was followed by Leh where it dropped to minus 12.2 degrees Celsius.

“The minimum temperatures in Katra town was 7.2, in Batote 4.2, Bannihal 1.7, Bhaderwah minus 0.2 and in Udhampur it was 3.1 degrees Celsius,” the official added.

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