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Two foreigners arrested in Goa for illegal paragliding

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Two foreign nationals, including a Russian, have been arrested and a third is being traced after police cracked down on illegally-run paragliding operations in Goa, an official said on Tuesday.

Pavel Isipchuk from Russia and Anton Antonov from Belarus, both paragliding operators, were arrested after the police operation on Monday night in the coastal village of Arambol, popular with Russian tourists, said police inspector Devendra Gad.

“The arrested duo was carrying out paragliding operations without requisite permissions. One other foreigner, who was filming the police raid, is missing. We believe he too was part of the illegal paragliding set-up at Keri-Arambol,” Gad told on Tuesday.

Paragliding, an adventure sport which is popular with foreign tourists in coastal Goa, was brought under strict government control in September this year after Syed Ashfaque, an alleged Indian Mujahideen operative arrested by the Bengaluru police in connection with a terror plot earlier this year, claimed to have done paragliding for five days at the same beach village of Arambol, 40 km from Panaji.

During his interrogation, Ashfaque revealed to the Bengaluru police that he had undertaken the paragliding training in November 2013 and hinted at a possible aerial terror attack in the country.

The September order issued by the North Goa district collector necessitates paragliding schools and paragliding enthusiasts to seek permissions from a host of government departments, including the local police, director of tourism, Panaji, sub-divisional magistrate of the area, the Director General of Civil Aviation, as also the Air Traffic Controller at Dabolim.

Gad said the two paragliders did not have the requisite permissions.

“Our inquiry has revealed that there were no permissions issued to them,” Gad told .

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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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