Bus mishap: One body fished out, 34 pilgrims still missing
Search operation continues for missing pilgrims of Punjab bus mishap, which fell into Parbati river near Sarsari village on Bhunter-Manikaran road on Thursday evening. No success has been achieved throughout the day's search operation to trace the victims' bodies.
One body was fished out in morning on Tuesday near Sharni from the Parbati river, which was identified as a local resident Chura Mani of Manikaran Kullu, who fell into the river on July 22, when he was travelling in his car, while 34 passengers are still missing.
Rescue teams are facing problems to search the bodies of missing pilgrims between Bhunter and Larji Dam in the Beas river because the river is on spate and water is muddy, due to which visibility under water is very low.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), ITBP, SSB and the police are continuously on their job to locate the bodies.
Deputy commissioner, Kullu, Rakesh Kanwar, said, now main focus of the search operation would be serach between Bhunter and Larji Dam.
The ruling BJP in Karnataka will be holding 'Janotsava' rally in Doddaballapura on August 28 to mark the completion of Basavaraj Bommai-led government's one year in office and the saffron party being in power for three years in the state. A meeting headed by Chief Minister Bommai was held to discuss the preparations for this event on Tuesday night at his official residence, his office said in a statement.
The maximum temperature in Mumbai is expected to hover around 27 degrees as the city may witness moderate to heavy rainfall on Wednesday. The minimum temperature will stay around 24 degrees. “There will be a high tide of 4.39 metres in the Arabian Sea here at 2.57pm,” an official said. Mumbai witnessed heavy showers on Tuesday as the rain intensity increased in the city after a gap of a few days.
The Union animal husbandry and dairying minister, Parshottam Rupala, who was in Chandigarh on Tuesday to review the situation prevalent due to the lumpy skin disease (LSD) in livestock, said that so far eight Haryana districts have remained unaffected by this disease. “The Union minister said the Haryana government has been making efforts to tackle this disease,” an official spokesperson said. Among the most affected districts are Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Palwal.
Spurring medal-winning sportspersons from Haryana to help train sportspersons who can bring more medals at international sporting events, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday gave the slogan of 'Padak Lao Padak Badhao' to the players of the state. The CM, who was speaking at a function organised in Gurugram in honour the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medal winners, said that medal-winning players will have to prepare five-10 players like themselves.
Two miscreants have allegedly snatched Rs 8 lakh from a labour contractor at a railway station in Karnal. Police said the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Sita Ram of Nilokheri, reached the railway station to board a train. After receiving the information, a police team reached the spot and started investigations. In his police complaint, Sita Ram alleged that his brother-in-law Umesh has a contract to provide labourers to brick kilns.