Rain lashes several dists, lightning kills 2

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KORAPUT/BHUBANESWAR: More than 5,000 villagers of Ralegada and Dhuliput panchayats under the Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district remained cut off from the district headquarters on Sunday as the water level of the Sarkubandha river increased following continuous rainfall since Saturday evening. Two women died in lightning strikes while working on their farms in Attabira block of Bargarh district on Sunday. Two others were injured and have been hospitalized. The situation in Nuapada district was also grim. Following heavy rain in the upper catchment areas, water from the Lower Indravati project…

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UG students’ workshop begins in AIIMS

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BHUBANESWAR: A three-day national-level undergraduate students’ workshop ‘Wissen’ began at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar on Sunday. It will continue till Tuesday. Wissen is one of its kind and the only workshop for undergraduate students to acquire medical skills in various disciplines. Delegates from medical colleges in Odisha and other states are participating in the workshop to acquire knowledge of basic medical skills. Gitanjali Batamanabane, director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, inaugurated the event. She outlined the recent advances in medicine and contributions of researchers and engineers towards…

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Odisha IAS officers to donate one-day salary to Kerala flood victims

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BHUBANESWAR: In order to help the flood-affected people of Kerala, the Odisha IAS officers have decided to donate their minimum one-day salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Kerala. Vishal Kumar Dev, secretary of the Odisha IAS Officers Association, told media here on Monday about this after discussing with their members. The association stands as one with the people of Kerala during this time of crisis and wishes them strength to overcome this tragedy, he added. “People from all walks of life are engaged in efforts to provide relief to…

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Rakhi gift: UPSRTC to offer free rides to sisters

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ALLAHABAD: Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will offer free rides to women on special buses ahead of Rakshabandhan. While the special buses would ply from August 24-29, women would be able to avail the free service from August 25 midnight till August 27 midnight. At least 134 buses would ply on various routes and women would not be charged as part of the festive offer. As many as 14 buses will ply on Allahabad-Delhi route of which 10 would also stop at Kanpur and four at Lucknow. Twenty…

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Chemists selling drugs without prescriptions

And you thought prescription drugs meant drugs that needed doctor’s prescription! Turns out that compliance is not the strongest point of many a pharmacy in the city. A Mirror Check at eight different stores threw up shocking apathy to the norms set down by the government for sale of Schedule H drugs. There are currently 536-odd drugs in Schedule H list. Many of the branded medicines containing compounds listed in Schedule H, H1 category are to be bought strictly with a doctor’s prescription. Read Also: It’s time we get our…

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Ahmedabad: Pedestrians worst hit by rash driving

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AHMEDABAD: As a pedestrian, you wouldn’t want your life to hinge on the mercy of a careless motorist on Ahmedabad roads. A citizen who chooses to walk in Ahmedabad faces the risk of being run over by cars dashing through crossroads, refusing to respect the rights of pedestrians. According to a recent Road Accident Sampling System India (RASSI) report by JP Research India, which studied accidents between January and July last year, of the 1,239 accident cases in Ahmedabad 329 involved pedestrians. Of these 356 accidents involved cars and 613…

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‘53% of Gujarat police personnel overstressed’

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AHMEDABAD: Believe it or not, Over 53% of the men in khaki across the state – who are entrusted with public safety – are highly stressed and are facing domestic as well as professional issues. This was revealed in a study done by Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) in 2017. The study done by assistant professor, GFSU, Dr Priyanka Kacker and an M Phil student, Sonal Sen, surveyed more than 100 policemen from across the state and ranging from the level of constable to that of DSP. The study found…

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