Two killed after minibus plunges into Tawi river in Jammu
A minibus driver and conductor were killed on the spot after their rashly driven vehicle veered off the bridge and fell into the Tawi river in Jammu city late Friday, said officials.
The deceased were identified as driver Ankush Kumar, 32, and conductor Rajesh Kumar, 38, both residents of Akhnoor.
“The minibus being driven rashly crashed into the side railing of the bridge before plunging into the Tawi river around 11.30 pm on Friday. The rescue operation was immediately launched and both the victims were retrieved and shifted to government medical college and hospital where doctors declared them dead,” said a police officer.
26 injured after bus overturns in Udhampur
In another road accident, at least 26 passengers were injured after a bus on way to Doda from Jammu overturned in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur district on Saturday.
All the injured persons were shifted to a district hospital in Udhampur from where six were referred to a government medical college and hospital in Jammu in view of their critical injuries.
“The bus (JK02BP 4355) was on its way to Doda from Jammu turned turtle at Battal Ballian wounding 26 passengers on board,” said a police officer.
The injured have been identified as Jalal ud Din, 25, Sapoora Begum, 55, Shahzad Ahmed, 4, Arshad Hussain, 34, Akhter Hussain, 50, Fatima Begum, 34, Ranjana, 42, Ghulam Hussain, 55, Muneer Ahmed, 32, Koshal Kumar, 40, Farooq Ahmed, 30, Mohd Ashfaq, 21, Mohd Irfan, 22, Muneer Ahmed, 18, Bibi Begum, 35, Mohd Shafi, 31, Rehmat Ali, 18, Shakeena, 14, Roshan Bibi, 18, Nazia, 17, Iqbal Bano, 40, Shakura, 18, Mohd Arshad, 20, Mohd Sartaj, 21, Taj Mohd, 28, and Parveen Akhter, 16.
Army rescues 10 stranded passengers on old Mughal Road
The Army late on Friday rescued 10 civilians, including a woman and a child, who were left stranded in their vehicles after a landslide blocked Old Mughal Road in the Poonch district, said officials.
“Late Friday, the Army received an SOS call from DSP, Surankote, regarding a landslide which had blocked the Old Mughal Road. Responding immediately, a rescue team of the Army accompanied by personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police was launched for the site of the incident,” said a defence spokesperson.
“On reaching, the team found six vehicles along with passengers stranded there. Taking stock of the situation, the rescuers promptly started clearing the debris and rescued 10 civilians, including a woman and a child, who were then provided with necessary arrangements and warm meals,” he added. The locals expressed gratitude to the joint rescue team for their timely response in extricating the stranded civilians from the landslide location.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.