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Evening brief: Updates from Uttarakhand tunnel rescue; AAP accuses BJP of violating MCC, and all the latest news

Nov 19, 2023 06:59 PM IST

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Efforts are actively ongoing to rescue 41 trapped laborers in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district, following a tunnel collapse on November 12. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stands prepared with necessary equipment to navigate any obstacles impeding the Silkyara-Dandalgaon tunnel rescue. Disaster management officials, quoted by news agency ANI, mention the insertion of a 900mm diameter pipe using an Auger machine at the site. ANI also shared a video displaying NDRF's updated equipment, including oxy-cutting machines, modified stretchers, and various tools for the operation. Dig deeper

Uttarkashi: The under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway, days after a portion of the tunnel collapsed trapping several workers inside, in Uttarkashi district, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_19_2023_000309A)(PTI)
Uttarkashi: The under-construction tunnel between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri national highway, days after a portion of the tunnel collapsed trapping several workers inside, in Uttarkashi district, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_19_2023_000309A)(PTI)

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging a breach of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The accusation focuses on morphed images and videos of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP's key campaigner, Arvind Kejriwal, shared on social media by the BJP. A specific video, posted on November 5 on BJP Delhi's official Facebook and X accounts, ridicules Kejriwal for various issues, including incidents of being slapped during rallies, alleged false assurances to voters, and extensive renovations at his official residence. Dig deeper

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Prince Harry reportedly declined to watch the latest season of The Crown, which extensively covers his mother Princess Diana's death and even portrays her as a ghost. The final season delves into Diana's final days leading up to her tragic car crash in Paris in 1997. Played by Elizabeth Debicki, Diana is depicted interacting with her ex-husband Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) as a spectral figure. Scenes also show a portrayed Harry (Fflyn Edwards) being awakened in bed with the news of Diana's passing, while Prince William (Rufus Kampa) observes. The series reveals the last conversation between the then 12-year-old Harry and Diana. Dig deeper

Entertainment Focus

Ahead of the World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad, India is abuzz with preparations as Bollywood celebrities join thousands of live spectators at Narendra Modi Stadium. Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri were spotted arriving in Ahmedabad to support Team India. In a video shared by ANI on X (formerly Twitter), Shah Rukh was seen clad in a white T-shirt and blue denims. Inside the stadium, he was seated alongside singer Asha Bhosle and Jay Shah, opting later for a blue T-shirt, denim jeans, and black shades to complete his look. Dig deeper

Lifestyle and Health

Sanjay Gadhvi, the director of Dhoom, aged 56, passed away today, reportedly due to a heart attack while on a morning walk. Reports suggest Gadhvi was taken to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital after experiencing profuse sweating, where he was declared brought dead. Experts stress the significance of maintaining cardiovascular health through lifestyle adjustments and healthy habits. Alongside physical wellness, managing stress and mental health is crucial for heart health. Incorporating mindfulness, meditation, Yoga, and self-care practices can effectively manage stress and anxiety, promoting a healthy heart. Dig deeper

Sports Goings

In the ICC World Cup 2023 final between Rohit Sharma's Team India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, an animated Virat Kohli showcased his playful side against Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell, known for his record-breaking double century in the World Cup, proved pivotal against India. He secured a crucial breakthrough by dismissing skipper Rohit in the ninth over. Despite Rohit's fine form, he mistimed a shot, leading to Travis Head taking an exceptional catch reminiscent of Kapil Dev's legendary catches. Dig deeper

That’s all we have at this hour in our evening briefing. Catch you tomorrow morning.

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