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UP: Farrukhabad DM, CMO Transferred After 49 Children Die In District Hospital

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday transferred District Magistrate, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Superintendent of Farrukhabad district where death of 49 children was reported in one month. The Government has also decided to send a high level team to investigate the matter.

Between 20th July to 21st August, 49 children died in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital of Farrukhabad. After the allegations of medical negligence surfaced, Chief Minister's office sought detailed report of the incident and a magisterial enquiry was ordered into the case by District Magistrate. 

Probe committee confirmed the allegations and case was registered against the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Superintendent in Farrukhabad Kotwali on Sunday night. 

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Security Forces Gun down Two Hizb Commanders in Kashmir Valley

New Delhi: The J&K police have identified one among slain terrorists in Brath Sopore encounter as Hizbul Mujahideen Divisional Commander in north Kashmir Parvaiz Ahmad Wani of Galoora Handwara area of Kupwara district. Another terrorist was identified as Hizbul Mujahideen Battalion Commander Nayeem Ahmad Najar of Sopore area.

As reported earlier, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shangargund area of Check-e-Brath Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district early on Monday morning. The cordon and search operation was launched on the basis of specific information about the presence of two terrorists in the area.

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On The Eve Of Teachers' Day President Exhorts Continuing Guru-Shishya Parampara

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted teachers on the eve of Teachers’ Day. In his message, Mr. Kovind said, the nation has a warm tradition of the Guru Shishya parampara by which teachers impart their knowledge to students and empower them. 

He said, it is peoples moral responsibility to pay respect and regard to teachers, as they are role models who guide children to become good and productive human beings. President said, teachers also develop the creativity of children and kindle a desire in them to be innovative.

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Gadkari Constitutes Inter-Ministerial Task Force To Speed Up Namami Gange Project

New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who assumed additional charge of Water resources on Monday, has announced the formation of an inter-ministerial task force to expedite implementation of the Centre’s Namami Gange mission. 

The task force is expected to have ministers and officials from water resources, urban development, drinking water and sanitation and rural development among others onboard. 

Speaking to media after taking charge, Mr Gadkari said, the ministry will come out with a detailed schedule on achieving various targets under the mission in a time-bound and transparent manner in a week. 

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Indefinite Darjeeling Shutdown Continues, Efforts On To Arrest Gurung

New Delhi: Darjeeling continues to boil in support of a separate state of Gorkhaland as the indefinite shutdown in the hills enters 82nd day today. 

A massive search operation launched by the West Bengal police for the absconding Gorkha Janmukti chief Bimal Gurung continues unabated.

Since Friday, the police were combing Darjeeling hills and its adjoining areas for Gurung, against whom a lookout notice had been issued for his alleged involvement in various cases, including a bomb blast in Kalimpong police station in which a civic volunteer was killed.