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By EMN Updated: May 19, 2017 10:36 pm
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5-year-old boy falls into abandoned borewell in Madhya Pradesh, dies

Sehore, May 19 (PTI): A five-year-old boy died after falling into an open borewell at a village in Sehore district, a senior official said today. The child, Satya, fell into the abandoned borewell at Ramnagar village last evening and got stuck at a depth of around 25 feet. As the news of the incident reached the district headquarters, the rescue operation was started immediately. A local health team also supplied oxygen into the borewell to enable the child to breathe, he said. The rescuers managed to pull out the boy at around 5.30 am today after a 13-hour-long operation, Mr Khade said. The child was rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead, he said.

2 CRPF jawans injured in blast triggered by maoists in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 19 (PTI): Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were today injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. The incident took place this morning when a team of CRPF’s 2nd battalion was out on an anti-Maoist operation in a forest area under Kerlapal police station limits, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI. While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the Maoists triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in which two CRPF jawans suffered injuries, he said. Meanwhile, a combing operation was underway in the region, he said.

Khadi industry plans to employ 5 crore people in 5 years: Giriraj Singh

Mumbai, May 19 (PTI): The Ministry of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) has a target to employ around five crore people through the khadi industry over the next five years, Union minister Giriraj Singh has said. The Union Minister of State for MSME was speaking in Mumbai on the sidelines of an event, ‘Khadi by Raymond’. The KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) has partnered with private players, including Arvind, Raymond and others, for joint promotion of the fabric. The aim is to popularise and boost the use of khadi, especially among the youth and corporates.

Martyr’s family on indefinite fast, wants UP CM Yogi to visit village

Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh, May 19 (PTI): Family members of Sepoy Sudhesh Kumar, who was killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir last year, today sat on an indefinite fast, demanding the chief minister’s visit to Pansukha Milak village. Villagers and family members of Mr Kumar, who laid down his life on October 16, 2016, sat on a fast in the village, claiming that despite promises by BJP leaders, none of them visited the family. Another brother of the martyr, Anil Kumar, said that they had lost trust in local leaders and that was why they were demanding that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should visit them.

Doctor kidnapped, released after paying ransom of Rs 7.5 lakh

Amritsar, May 19 (PTI): A doctor was allegedly kidnapped by two gangsters at gunpoint from Bhallpind of Ajnala town and later released after his wife paid a ransom of Rs 7.50 lakh, the police said today. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 60 lakh, but they released Dr Munish on the assurance that rest of the amount will be paid by Sunday otherwise irreparable damage will be done to his family, they said. The doctor later told police that he was kidnapped last night and taken to the outskirts of the city where he was “inhumanly tortured”. Efforts are on to arrest the kidnappers, they added.

IndiGo to fly directly to Singapore from Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS): IndiGo will operate a non-stop daily flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 10 to strengthen its network in the Asia-Pacific region, the country’s leading low-cost private carrier said on Friday. “Flyers can book tickets at Rs 14,242 for a round trip from June 10” the budget airline said in a statement here. Taking off from Bengaluru at 9.20 p.m., the passengers will arrive in Singapore at 4.30 a.m. local time and leave for the return trip at 5.30 a.m. and land here at 8 a.m. Indian Standard Time, saving three hours of travel time each way.

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By EMN Updated: May 19, 2017 10:36:21 pm