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High alert in Kerala after 3 suspected sunstroke deaths



Authorities in Kerala have sounded a high alert after three suspected cases of sunstroke deaths were reported from the southern state in the last two days as experts warned of soaring temperatures in the coming days.

Two deaths were reported on Sunday. State health officials said a man was found dead in his paddy field in Parasala in south Kerala while another death was reported from Payyanur in the north of the state. Police have registered cases under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for unnatural death.

Doctors, however, said the exact cause of death will be known after a post-mortem examination.

The weatherman has warned sweltering conditions in the next two days, saying the temperature is likely to go up by three to four degree Celsius in eight districts of the state.

Kerala is in the grip of a severe drought six months after the flood of the century ravaged the state, claiming the lives of more than 400 people. Experts have warned of heatwave conditions, quite unheard of in the state, will persist for more than a month.

With the mercury levels soaring, the disaster management authority has directed the state government to implement its directives strictly.

The disaster management authority has listed necessary measures for people to follow during the scorching days ahead. Since humidity levels are quite high in the state, high-temperature levels will add to the woes of people exposed to the sun.

The worried state labour department had rescheduled working hours, preventing outdoor work from 11am to 3pm until further orders and asked construction sites and farmers to comply with the order strictly.

Kerala’s health minister KK Shailaja has asked residents to follow the directions of health authorities.

Experts said the vast destruction of green cover during the August floods, difficulty in groundwater recharging due to the removal of topsoil, El Nino effect and changing construction models are to be blamed for sudden hike in temperature. If the situation continues, the state is likely to witness a scorching summer and water scarcity, they warned.



17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.



A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar



Image: Bhagwant Mann (Twitter)

Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died



Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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