Monthly Archives: June 2017

An Ammonia Gas Cylinder Explosion and Gas Leak on 23rd August 2017

An ammonia gas cylinder exploded at a cold storage located in the vicinity of a school in the Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh at 10 am on August 23rd causing a lot of problem for the students present in the school premises. According to officials there where 800 students present on the school campus when ….

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Pulwama – Massive fire engulfed the residential houses at Dalipora on August 22

Massive fire erupted in one of the residential houses at Dalipora of Pulwama district on August 22, which in no time spread to other neighbouring houses. Local police and fire officials from different parts of Pulwama and adjoining districts, including Srinagar, reached the spot. It took several hours for the Fire brigade team and local ….

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Thane – Pantograph mishap at Ambarnath Railway station impacted CR train services on 19 August, also three persons injured

Central Railways train services towards Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Station were disrupted as a pantograph (a metal electronic device atop local trains, which collects power from the overhead wires) of a local train broke down. The incident took place in the Karjat-CST local train at Ambernath railway station at around 2:40 pm on 19 August. Also ….

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14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express train derailed in Muzaffarnagar, 24 killed and over 150 injured

At least 24 passengers were killed while 156 injured after Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express train derailed in Muzaffarnagar, UP on August 19. Fourteen bogies in the middle of the train went off the tracks soon after it left Khatauli station on Meerut line. The bogies were slammed into one another and crashed into a house ….

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A devastating attack of the H1N1 virus in the state of Gujarat

August, 2017 has its own impact on the state of Gujarat, a frightening attack of the H1N1 virus in the state that created the most dangerous and life threating situation for the residents.

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Kashmir Valley- JRL boycotted I-Day celebrations in the valley and observed shutdown on August 15.

The territorial rift between Kashmir and India after the partition of India in 1947 clearly continues to be unresolved, as the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir on account of India’s 70th Independence Day celebration on August 15, 2017. This decision was taken to safeguard its integrity and special status ….

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Mandi – 46 people killed in a landslide triggered by a cloudburst on August 13

On August 13, 2017 a massive landslide triggered by a cloudburst, due to heavy rainfall that was pouring in the city for several days together hit the 200-metre stretch of the Mandi-Pathankot national highway at Kotpuri near Padhar. It is reported to be the third most major incident in Himachal Pradesh since 1988. Several vehicles ….

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Record breaking rainfall triggered water logging in Bengaluru on August 15

Unexpected torrential rains lashed Bengaluru from 3 am to 6 am on August 15. Weather department confirmed that the city received 127 mm to 182 mm rain during these three hours. Heavy rain led to water logging and power cuts at several places of the city. Heaviest rainfall was recorded mostly in south and east ….

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Farmers associations held ‘Chakka Jam’ protests across the state of Maharashtra on August 14 over several pending demands

The Sukanu Samiti (a state-level steering committee) and many other farmer’s organisations in Maharashtra held ‘Chakka Jam’ (road blockade) protests across the state on August 14. This protest was called over several pending demands including a blanket waiver for farm loans, support price for agriculture produce, etc. Farmers blocked roads at various places in all ….

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Pulwama – Shutdown observed in parts of district to mourn the death of militants and civilian on August 10, 2017

Joint resistance leaders had called for a complete shutdown in parts of Pulwama district on August 10, 2017. The shutdown was called to mourn the deaths of three militants Zahid Ahmad Bhat of Nowdal Tral, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat of Batagund Tral and Mohammad Ashraf Dar of Baghi Trich Pulwama and a civilian who were killed ….

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