Bailey bridge tower collapse in Pune: Panel directed to complete inquiry in four days
The panel formed to probe the tower of Bailey suspension bridge collapse accident on Thursday, which killed two army jawans and injured at least nine others, has been directed to complete the enquiry in four days and submit the findings to College of Military Engineering (CME) commandant and Southern Command authorities.
An officer of the rank of colonel along with three other army officers who are experts in the combat engineering are part of inquiry panel instituted by the Southern Command. The panel will record statements of some of the junior commissioned officers (JCOs), non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and sappers in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile, the last rites of sapper BK Waghmode who died in the accident was performed at his native village Bharatgaon on Friday evening. Hundreds of villagers from the tehsil attended the funeral. Waghmode had married six months ago and is survived by his wife, mother and a younger brother. The sapper had joined the Bombay Engineering Group (BEG) in 2010.
The injured in the accident have been identified as Major Surjeet Singh, Subedar P Shanmugam, Naik Gore BP, Naik Sharad Khole, Naik DC Sharma, Naik Devendra Singh Bisht, Havaldar Paramjit Singh, Naik Gurpit Singh and Naik Mandeep Singh.
A Hindu outfit, Maharana Pratap Sena, has claimed that the Ajmer Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti was a temple, and demanded a survey of it by the Archaeological Survey of India. The dargah committee and the body of Khadims have refuted such claims. Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed that Hindu symbols were there on the walls and windows of the dargah and sought an ASI survey.
A three-year-old girl was killed after Pratiksha Bhat, a native of Nepal was run over by a water tanker while it was reversing near an apartment on Sarjapur road in Bengaluru on Thursday. The young girl has been identified as a native of Nepal, Pratiksha Bhat. Pratiksha was playing nearby as the driver began reversing but he did not see her and the toddler was knocked down. Pratiksha's body was shifted to St John's Medical College Hospital for post-mortem procedures.
Sameer Wankhede - the former Nacotics Control Bureau zonal director who conducted the op that led to Aryan Khan's arrest in the drugs-on-cruise case - faces strict action for 'shoddy work' in the investigative process, officials said Friday afternoon. This comes shortly after son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, was given a clean chit by a special NCB team re-examining his case.
Popular singer Javed Ali will perform live in Bengaluru this Saturday at Phoenix Marketcity as part of the Alive India concert series. Ali is also known for songs in regional languages like Bengali, Malayalam, Odiya, Kannada Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi. Ali's show in Bengaluru will be followed by another live performance in Chennai on Sunday, May 29.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut wife, Varsha, owns 729.30 grams of gold and ornaments valued at ₹39,59,500 and 1820 grams of silver worth ₹1,30,000. He owns one vehicle purchased in 2004 and two revolvers. Raut owns three parcels of agricultural land in Alibaug. Raut also owns three non-agricultural plots in Raigad currently priced at ₹2.20 crore. Raut also owns three residential properties in Dadar, Bhandup, and Aarey Milk Colony. His wife owns one in Dadar.