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By EMN Updated: Jul 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Former Uttarakhand CM’s vehicle briefly trapped in landslide debris

Dehradun, July 7 (IANS): Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank had a providential escape on Friday when his vehicle was caught in a landslide near Sirobagad while on a visit to the Kumaon region. According to the police, the Haridwar MP was on his way to a tour of the Kumaon region when the debris of a major landslide hit his cavalcade and his vehicle was trapped in it.

Fadnavis again escapes helicopter accident

Raigad (Maharashtra), July 7 (IANS): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis escaped a potential accident when his helicopter suddenly took off as he was boarding it at a helipad in Alibaug here on Friday afternoon. According to preliminary reports by officials, as Fadnavis was preparing to board the chopper, it sudden took off and its rotating wings came very close to his head. However, an alert security personnel lunged forward and helped the Chief Minister escape injury from the chopper’s blades, a district official told mediapersons a short while ago. Further details are awaited.

Siblings drown in Mumbai water pipeline burst

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS): In a freak incident, two minor siblings drowned when a water pipeline suddenly burst and washed them away near the Indira Nagar slums here, officials said on Friday. The children, nine-year old Priyanka Doiphode and her infant brother, eight-month-old Vignesh, were washed away in the gushing water as the 72-inch pipeline burst. Both the siblings were declared dead on arrival at the Bhabha Hospital Bandra and V.N Desai Hospital in Santacruz, an official from the Bandra Police Station said. The cause of the pipeline burst is being investigated, the official added.

Four killed in Bikaner fireworks godown blaze

Jaipur, July 7 (IANS): Four persons were killed and 12 injured when a fire broke out in a fireworks godown in Rajasthan’s Bikaner city, police said. “The incident occurred at around 10.50 a.m. The victims include a woman and some of the injured are in critical condition,” a senior police official told IANS. “The cause of the fire is being established.” Nearby houses were also damaged.

Kangaroo court punishes man, 52 booked

Angul/Bhubaneswar, July 7 (PTI): A man was forced by a kangaroo court in Odisha’s Angul district today to go around a village beating a gong and 52 people were booked by police in connection with it. The village head was among the 52 people against whom a case was registered in the incident at Badakera panchayat, the police said. The village committee had taken the decision on punishing Dushmant Sahu, the husband of a ward member, on Wednesday for not voting in favour of a particular candidate in the election for the post of naib sarpanch. Sahu was ordered to pay Rs 50,000 as penalty or go around the village beating a gong as punishment. Sahu said he agreed to go around the village beating the gong as he was not in a position to pay the fine, the police said. The incident evoked sharp reaction from other ward members who described the act as inhuman and illgal.

By EMN Updated: Jul 07, 2017 10:55:11 pm