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31 dead as dust storm hits Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

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  • PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Sabarkantha, Gujarat was cancelled
  • Udaipur and Jhalawas were the most affected regions in Rajasthan
  • IMD has also issued a storm alert for Himachal Pradesh

At least 31 have died due to unseasonal rain accompanied with dust storm that played havoc in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

In Gujarat, nine people were killed in accidents following thunderstorm and dust storm on Tuesday.

Districts in Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Banaskantha, Patan, Mehsana, Sabarkantha and Anand were severely affected. Crops in these areas were ruined due to heavy rain and storm. Vegetable vendors were also hit hard as their produce, which was ready to be sent to local markets, was also damaged.

Owing to the weather conditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Sabarkantha has also been cancelled. He was scheduled to address an election rally today but some tents and hoardings in the venue were destroyed in the dust storm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences in a tweet on Wednesday. He said, Anguished by the loss of lives due to unseasonal rains and storms in various parts of Gujarat. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.

Authorities are monitoring the situation very closely. All possible assistance is being given to those affected, PM Modi said in his tweet.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat today (April 17).

Severe effects of thunderstorm were also seen in Madhya Pradesh. At least 10 people have reportedly died due to lightning related incidents in the state.

The India Meteorological Department has forecasted strong winds in Neemuch, Mandsaur, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Bhopal, Guna, Vidisha, Bhind, Datia and Ashoknagar regions of Madhya Pradesh.

In Rajasthan, nine people have died and 20 have been injured. Udaipur and Jhalawas were the most affected regions.

Four deaths were reported in Jhalawar, while in Udaipur, 800 electric poles and 70 transformers have been damaged.

IMD has also issued a storm alert for Himachal Pradesh, saying the storm is expected to attain a speed of 50 km per hour.

Meanwhile, lower areas in Himachal Pradesh experienced light to heavy showers with gusty winds on Tuesday (April 16).

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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