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Situation in communal violence-hit Baduria peaceful: Police

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Kolkata, July 7 : The situation in communal violence-hit Baduria and its adjoining areas in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district remained peaceful on Friday, after being on the boil for the last few days, police said.

“The situation was peaceful throughout the day. No untoward incidents have been reported so far. There is strict police vigil at various entry and exit points of the area,” said a senior officer from Baduria police station.

The officer said that pickets have been set up in the sensitive pockets of the area and police and other security forces are conducting a route march.

The internet services remained suspended in four police station areas of Basirhat, Baduria, Swarupnagar and Deganga area.

Meanwhile, the inspector in-charge of the Basirhat police station has been transferred to East Midnapore district’s Tamluk on Friday and Biswajit Banerjee, Inspector in-charge of North 24 Pargana district’s Duttapukur has been shifted to Basirhat, police sources said.

Earlier in the day, delegations of the Left, Congress and BJP were stopped by police from going to the Baduria, 58 km from Kolkata.

The ruling Trinamool Congress criticised the opposition parties for trying to go to sensitive areas and appealed to them to instead help maintain peace.

Clashes broke out between the members of two communities in Baduria after a provocative social media post went viral in the region.

Though the youth who was involved was arrested and the post deleted, trouble broke out and spread to several areas with trees being felled to put up road blockades, vehicles, including those of the police, torched and houses and shops damaged.

A number of police personnel were injured in the clashes and the central government rushed 300 paramilitary personnel to the area.

 

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Six dead in road accidents in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: At least six persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Monday.

A deadly head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on new Jagannath Sadak in Satyabadi area of Puri district claimed five lives and left three others injured on Sunday night, said police on Monday.

Satyabadi Inspector-in-Charge Krushna Chandra Sethy said the deceased and the injured have been identified as the residents of Andalsingha village.

Eight persons were returning after attending a funeral at Swargadwar in Puri when the auto they were travelling in was hit by a truck, said police.

While four died on the spot, one succumbed to his injury at Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

The condition of the injured was stated to be critical.

In another road accident, a person died and his wife sustained critical injuries after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Dambarudhar Behera, 50. His wife has been admitted to Capital Hospital here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Dense fog causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

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Lucknow, Jan 22: Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.

The head-on collision took place near the Charpaan turn near Belipaar on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway.

The impact was so severe that the bus was badly damaged. A police officer said fog and poor visibility led to the accident.

The injured included 33 passengers from the bus, the bus driver, truck driver and a cleaner of the truck. Condition of two persons were serious.

The injured were admitted to the district hospital while the serious ones were rushed to the the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus belonged to the Allahabad Depot. It was on its way to Gorakhpur when the accident occurred.

While the weather has cleared in most parts, fog and poor visibility continues in eastern parts of the state, especially on the national highways leading to such accidents.

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CISF recovers 20 live cartridges from woman at Adarsh ​​Nagar Metro Station

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New Delhi, Jan 22: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Monday seized twenty  live cartridges from a woman at Adarsh Nagar metro station in the national capital during security checking.

The Adarsh Nagar metro station is located on the Yellow Line stretch of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), runs from Samaypur Badli to Huda city centre in Gurugram.

More details awaited.

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