Season’s First Rainfall Causes Waterlogging In Mumbai, Two CRPF Personnel Martyred In Chhattisgarh And Other News

The monsoon preparedness of the municipal authorities in Mumbai has come under some serious question after heavy rains which continued for hours threw normal life out of gear. 

The rains which began around midnight continued well into the day resulting in waterlogging across major roads. Traffic has been severely affected due to waterlogging in several parts of the city. Read more

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Two CRPF Personnel Martyred In Encounter With Naxals In Chhattisgarh

In a tragic incident, two CRPF personnel were killed and another was injured in an encounter with Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Two girls were caught in the crossfire. One of them died while the other was injured, they said. 

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The gun-battle took place near Keshkutul village under the Bhairamgarh police station area when a joint team of the CRPF’s 199th battalion and local police was out on an area domination operation, IG (Bastar range) Vivekanand Sinha. Read more

Maharashtra Shows The Way As Milk Producers To Recollect And Recycle Used Plastic Pouches

The government has officially asked the milk producers to buy back milk pouches from customers and pay them 50 paise per bag and send the collected pouches for recycling.

“This will be implemented in a month. It will ensure that 31-ton plastic and 1 crore poly packs will not be strewn on the road daily,” Maharashtra Environment minister Ramdas Kadam said. Read more

Here Is What PM Narendra Modi Government’s ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ Means For Citizens

Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the government is working towards a ‘one nation one ration card’, to strengthen the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the country. 

Paswan, while addressing the meeting of state food secretaries and government officials on Food Security issue in the national capital, said that integrated management of PDS is creating a central repository of Ration Cards to help national level deduplication. Read more

14-Year-Old UP Boy Brutally Thrashed, Forced To Drink Acid For Refusing To Bring Drugs

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly thrashed by three men and was made to drink acid after he allegedly refused to bring cannabis for them in Fazullaganj area in Lucknow. 

Police Circle Officer Aliganj, Swarn Kumar Singh said that they have arrested the main accused in the matter, however, teams were formed to look for the remaining two accused. Read more

12 Delhi Hospitals Set To Shut Down For Failing In Adhering To Biomedical Waste Norms

Hospitals are considered to be places where there is complete cleanliness given the number of patients it caters on a daily basis. They need to have proper waste management mechanisms where all the biomedical waste is discarded in such a manner without affecting patients, general public and the environment. 

However, these rules are openly flouted at many hospitals. Keeping this in mind, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has now cracked the whip on these erring hospitals in the national capital. Read more