Row between students and management in Kanpur college.

The students of Rama Dental College of Kanpur created a commotion on the college campus after they were denied to take any electronic gadget inside the examination hall. The students got into a heated argument with the management of the college, who did not let them cheat in the exam.

The college property was vandalised by the students and they also attacked the staff members. The Police also faced stone pelting by the students when they arrived at the spot to control the situation.

On the other hand, the students have a different story to tell. According to the students, the management asked them for Rs 10,000 to let them cheat and then withdrew at the end moment.

The police is investigating into the matter now. Sonia Singh, DIG Kanpur, said “According to the college students, they were not allowed to appear for their exam today and that’s why they created a ruckus. There is no one from the college management, who could clarify on this. We are making a detailed report of the matter and then will inform the government about this.”,reported ANI.

Sources: Business Standard.

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Rajdhani Express coach derails at New Delhi Railway station

The guard coach (located at the end of the train) of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express got derailed at the New Delhi Railway station early on Thursday. According to the Hindustan Times, a Northern Railway spokesperson said that no major injuries were caused due to the accident.

As per The Indian Express, Neeraj Sharma, spokesperson, Northern Railways, told news agency IANS, “ The Last coach of Jammu Rajdhani Express which was entering at platform no. 15 of New Delhi railway station derailed around 6.20 a.m.

However, this is not the first rail accident in this month. The Indian Express reported, on September 7, seven coaches of Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express jumped the tracks near the Obra Dam station in eastern Uttar Pradesh ‘s Sonbhadra district at around 6:25 am. As per the officials, since the train was running at a speed of 40 km per hour, no casualties were reported.

Hours after this incident, the engine and power car of the Ranchi- Delhi Rajdhani Express, had derailed at the Shivaji Bridge, New Delhi. According to the Times of India, one person had been injured but it did not cause any casualty as the train was running at a slow pace.

According to the Hindustan Times, two wagons of a goods train derailed in Khandala, Maharashtra on September 7.

Sources:

The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Times of India

19 killed as boat capsizes on the Yamuna

19 people are estimated to have died when an overladen boat capsized on the waters of the Yamuna on Thursday. The incident occurred in Baghpat, a western district of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The District Magistrate Bhawani Singh estimated that the boat was carrying around 60 people when it capsized. Initial counts placed the death toll at 22, but authorities revised the figure and placed it at 19 after further investigation.

“The boat was ferrying passengers more than its capacity. Most of the passengers of the were women. As soon as the boat reached mid-stream, it capsized,” said Singh

The incident incited protests from the villagers, who accused authorities of mishandling rescue operations. The Delhi-Saranpur highway was briefly blocked by a mob of protesters, and reports of vehicles being torched in the area near the highway emerged. Union Minister and Baghpat MP Satyapal Singh travelled to the area and met with family members of the victims. In due course of time, he was able to convince the villagers to unblock the highway.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath promised remunerations of Rs. 2 lakhs to the families of victims, which will be taken from the CM’s relief fund.

Sources: Economic Times, Outlook India

UP suffers tragedy yet again as 49 infants die in Farrukhabad hospital

Less than a month after the death of 60 children in five days at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital, news has emerged of a similar occurrence in Farrukhabad. In the last month, 49 newborn children reportedly lost their lives in the Special Newborn Care Unit ward of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital.

While 30 children died while receiving treatment at the Newborn Care Unit, the other 19 died shortly after being delivered. Several of the victims lost their lives due to a condition called perinatal asphyxia, which occurs when a child does not receive an adequate supply of oxygen.

The startling number of deaths were uncovered after a probe into the situation was ordered by Ravindra Kumar, the district magistrate of Farrukhabad. Kumar promptly fired the Chief Medical Officer(CMO) and the Chief Medical Superintendent(CMS) after an FIR was lodged against them and other doctors at the hospital, before being removed from his position as DM

Daya Nand Mishra, the Superintendent of Police, Farrukhabad, issued a statement saying, “we have lodged an FIR against chief medical officer Uma Kant Pandey, chief medical superintendent B P Pushkar and a few doctors of RML Hospital. The accused officers have been booked under IPC sections 176 (Omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder).”

The FIR and allegations of malpractice were met with hostility by the doctors of Uttar Pradesh’s Provincial Medical Services, who chose to go on strike to protest the termination of RML’s staff members.

Sources: Economic times, Hindustan Times

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Image Caption: Yogi Adityanath government faces added pressure after Gorakhpur tragedy

61 children dead in Gorakhpur BRD Medical College

Sixty-one children reported dead in the Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College from various causes including oxygen shortage. Most of these children were newborns.

This news comes days after the alleged disruption in oxygen supply which had resulted in deaths of 30 children with 48 hours at the same college in Gorakhpur.

According to a report of NDTV, 19 children have died at the BRD Medical College, in the last 24 hours. Four of these deaths were of encephalitis. The remaining deaths were of infants who died in the neonatal intensive care unit.

One of the biggest hospitals in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, gets patients from neighbouring Bihar, Different districts of Uttar Pradesh and even Nepal. The number of patients has increased and will increase further due to flood, as told to NDTV by Doctor at the encephalitis ward.

“We get patients from eastern Uttar Pradesh, Nepal and Bihar — states that are reeling under the effects of flood leading to a jump in the number of children coming to the hospital,” he said.

1,250 patients have died in encephalitis and new-borns’ ward this year till Monday, as per the hospital’s records. The patients have a complaint of not having a well-equipped hospital in their hometowns, due to which they have to travel this far to get treated.

The former principal, Dr Rajeev Mishra, and his wife Dr Purnima Shukla were arrested yesterday, by the UP Special Task force from Kanpur over the child deaths earlier this month.

More than 70 children lost their lives at the biggest hospital in Gorakhpur, which happens to be the home base of UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. The reasons for this death are reported due to encephalitis and shortage of oxygen. The CM has formed a committee to investigate the deaths on August 13 and had also asked the journalist to visit the ICU wards to make the process more transparent.

Sources: NDTV, HT

Kaifiyat Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, leaves over 70 injured

Kaifiyat Express, travelling from Azamgarh to New Delhi collided with a dumper on August 23,2017. The collision happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district at around2:40 am.This incident took place between Pata and Achhalda railway stations. While eight coaches went off the tracks, one coach overturned because of the massive impact of the collision.

According to the Indian Express, more than 70 people were injured.The incident took place just days after the derailment of Utkal Express, travelling from Haridwar to Delhi. Over 20 passengers were killed as 14 coaches went off tracks.

Suresh Prabhu, railway minister tweeted, “A dumper hit the locomotive of the Kaifiyat Express, resulting in derailment of coaches.”

In a separate tweet, he said, “Some passengers have received Injuries and have been shifted to nearby hospitals.I am personally monitoring situation,rescue operations (are on).”

Sources said Yogi Adityanath, chief minister, Uttar Pradesh spoke to senior officials for details about the incident.

The Indian express reported that relief and rescue work began immediately after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the accident site.

G K Bansal, NCR Chief CPRO said, “A number of trains have been cancelled following derailment of Kaifiyat Express. These include the Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, the Lucknow-Agra Cantt intercity express, the Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express and all passenger trains running on the Kanpur-Tundla section.”

According to the Times of India, five  trains including Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani and around 40 local trains were also being diverted.

As per NCR sources, the dumper did not belong to the railways. In order to provide support to the victims, a medical train and a relief train were being dispatched from Allahabad. Additional forces and ambulance were rushed to the spot from Auraiya, Etawah and Kannauj.

 

Sources: Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times

Gorakhpur Incident repeats itself again in B R Ambedkar Hospital Raipur

Not many days have passed since the Gorakhpur tragedy, a same infamous incident repeated itself in Raipur. On August 21, Sunday between 12.30 am to 1.30 am at night, three children died in B R Ambedkar Government Hospital due to the low level of oxygen supply pressure. It is one of the biggest government hospitals and patients come there from different places within the state for treatment. Among the victims there was a five-day old baby, who had a whole in his heart, as told by the boy’s father, a resident of Balaghat to The Indian Express.

R Prasanna, Director of Health Services said that there was a problem in oxygen supply, but the CMO and Superintendent immediately took action and the issue was sorted. As reported by the Hindustan Times, he also claimed that the children died because of various illnesses. However, the hospital authorities have suspended the operator in-charge of oxygen supply after he was found in a blitzed condition, while on duty. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh expressed his condolences and had promised thorough investigation. After hearing the news Raipur North MLA Shrichand Sundarani visited the hospital. Both the Secretary of Health and the Director of Health Services are overseeing the situation.

Earlier this month a same incident of lack of oxygen supply killed over seventy children in Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. After the incident, the State Government led by Yogi Adityanath, had probed into the matter and promised strict punishment for the guilty.

 

Sources: Financial Express, Hindustan Times