Two crushed to death by speeding four-wheeler
Lucknow Two men, aged between 30 and 35 years, were killed after an unidentified vehicle hit them while they were going on a motorcycle on Hardoi Road under Kakori police station limits here on Tuesday midnight. Police said the duo was severely injured and succumbed to injuries while being treated at the trauma centre of King George’s Medical University.
District police spokesman Ashish Diwivedi said the two deceased were identified as Mahendra Nath Tewari and Bind Kumar Shukla, both residents of Achalganj, Unnao. He said the incident occurred when they were returning to their house after attending a marriage party at around 11.45 pm.
The spokesman said the unidentified speeding vehicle hit the motorcycle which they were riding near Vishal Mega Mart at Dubagga intersection. He said locals informed the police after spotting them lying injured on the road and they were rushed to the trauma centre where they died.
He said Tewari’s nephew Padm Kumar Tewari had lodged an FIR against the unidentified driver under IPC sections 279 for reckless driving and 304-A for causing death due to negligent driving. He said the bodies of the two deceased had been sent for post mortem examination and further efforts were on to trace the vehicle by scanning footage of CCTV cameras installed on the stretch.
Sanitary worker hangs self
A 25-year-old sanitary worker ended his life by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of a room at his residence in DUDA colony under Chinhat police station limits here on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. Police said the victim’s father discovered the incident when he broke into the room after the victim did not come out on Wednesday morning.
The West Bengal government's decision to carve out seven new districts from the state's existing 23 has sparked protests in Murshidabad and Nadia, where residents and political parties have objected to the proposed names of the districts. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that within six months, the new districts will be carved out of Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Bankura, while Murshidabad will be split into two new districts.
In a tragic incident, a tehsildar and a patwari (village accountant) were washed away while crossing a bridge of the swollen Siwan river in a car on Tuesday night, said police. Police recovered the body of patwari Mahendra Rajak and the car about 4km away but tehsildar Narendra Singh Thakur remains missing. The rescue teams are trying to locate tehsildar. Rescue teams continue looking for Thakur across the river.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said his government will provide two per cent reservation in all state departments to sportspersons on the lines of the existing quota in the police and forest department. "The Karnataka government has given 2 per cent reservation for the sports persons in Police and Forest Departments. A file about extending this reservation to other departments will be approved," said Bommai.
The Bengaluru International Short Film Festival (BISFF) - the 12th edition ran from August 4 to 14 this year in theatres as well as OTT platforms, has declared winners from the International, Animation, Women's Cinema Collective and Lets Include categories. “Congratulations to all the Winners!” the festival's official Twitter page posted. There were 23 entries in the international section, 22 in the Indian, and 20 in Karnataka.
Bhopal-Jabalpur Jan Shatabdi Express with the state's maiden vista dome coach was on Wednesday flagged off from Kamalapati Railway Station by state ministers Usha Thakur and Vishvas Sarang. Principal secretary of tourism and culture of Madhya Pradesh, Sheo Shekhar Shukla, listed the ways in which vista dome would improve the travelling experience. Under the initiative of the Madhya Pradesh tourism board, the coach was installed by the Indian Railways.