Tragedy in Pune: Boat Accident in Ujani Dam Kills 6, Search for More Victims Continues

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:36am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

Tragedy struck in Pune, Maharashtra, as a boat capsized in Ujani dam backwaters, claiming six lives, including two children. The incident, attributed to strong winds and rain, occurred during a routine journey between Kalashi and Bhugav villages. Authorities swiftly deployed NDRF and SDRF teams for rescue operations, with ongoing search efforts. Remarkably, an assistant police inspector survived by swimming to safety. Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule arrived at the scene to oversee rescue operations. The community mourns the loss, while hopes remain for any missing individuals to be found amidst the ongoing efforts.

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Three Indian-Origin Students Died in a US Car Crash, Two Others Injured

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:49am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

A devastating car accident on Westside Parkway, north of Maxwell Road, claimed the lives of three 18-year-old students on Monday. Aryan Joshi, Sriya Avasarala, and Anvi Sharma died in the crash, while two others, Rithwak Somepalli and Mohammed Liyakath, were injured. Speed is believed to be a primary factor in the accident, which occurred when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to flip over and land upside down in a tree line. The victims were students at Alpharetta High School and the University of Georgia. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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PM Modi Applauds Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal's Success, Emphasizes Merit Over Surname

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:18am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

PM Modi praised Zomato's Deepinder Goyal, highlighting his journey from a small town to success. Goyal's video speech went viral, revealing his struggles against family doubts and societal norms. Despite initial skepticism, Goyal credited government support for Zomato's growth. Modi's tweet emphasized meritocracy over surnames, encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs. Goyal's story resonates with many, reflecting the changing landscape of success in India. Modi's endorsement signifies the government's commitment to nurturing startup culture, prioritizing hard work over heritage.

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Singapore Airlines Apologizes for Traumatic Flight Experience

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:42am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday International

Singapore Airlines' CEO, Goh Choon Phong, apologized after flight SQ321 from London to Singapore experienced "severe extreme turbulence," killing one passenger and injuring dozens. The flight made an emergency landing in Bangkok, where 79 passengers and six crew members received medical treatment. A 73-year-old British man, Geoff Kitchen, died of a suspected heart attack during the flight. The plane dropped 6,000 feet in three minutes over the Indian Ocean. The airline is cooperating with authorities and offering assistance to affected passengers and crew. The incident occurred 10 hours into the flight, at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

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Teenager Spends ₹48,000 on Liquor Before Fatal Crash in Pune

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:01am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

A 17-year-old boy, son of a prominent builder, was involved in a fatal car crash that killed two IT professionals. Before the crash, he spent ₹48,000 on liquor at two pubs in 90 minutes. Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar confirmed the teenager's lavish spending at Cosie restaurant-pub and Blak Mariott. The boy was taken for a medical test, and his blood sample has been sent for analysis. He is being charged under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code for a rash and negligent act that caused death. CCTV footage shows the group consuming alcohol; the investigation is ongoing.

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Covid-19 Update: India Reports 290 KP.2, 34 KP.1 Cases

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:45am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India

India has detected 290 cases of KP.2 and 34 cases of KP.1, sub-lineages of Covid-19 responsible for a surge in cases in Singapore. However, the Union health ministry has stated that these cases are not associated with an increase in hospitalization and severe cases. The ministry has assured that the mutations are a natural behavior of viruses like SARS-CoV2 and there is no reason for concern or panic. The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) is closely monitoring the situation, and samples are being picked up from hospitals to detect any change in the severity of the disease.

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North India Braces for Severe Heatwave, IMD Issues Red Alert

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:34am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Weather & Environment

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted severe heatwave conditions in northern India, issuing a 'red alert' for the next five days. Temperatures are expected to breach 47°C in parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh. The IMD has issued a state-wise forecast, warning of extreme heat in Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana, with temperatures rising by 2-3 degrees. Uttar Pradesh and northern Madhya Pradesh have also been issued alerts. The heatwave is expected to worsen, offering little respite to those already reeling from the scorching summer.

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Breakfast was Being Served When Turbulence Hit: Horror on Singapore Airlines Flight that Killed One, Injured 30

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:18pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday International

A Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence over Thailand, causing one fatality and injuring 30 passengers. The turbulence struck as breakfast was being served, causing significant cabin damage and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Bangkok. Passengers described chaotic scenes with food and oxygen masks scattered. The deceased, a 73-year-old British man, reportedly suffered a heart attack. Eighteen passengers are hospitalized. The incident is under investigation by Singapore's Transport Safety Investigation Bureau.

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Briton Geoffrey Kitchen, 73, Dies After Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:08pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday International

Geoffrey Kitchen, a 73-year-old retired insurance professional from Thornbury, Gloucestershire, died after severe turbulence hit his Singapore Airlines flight. Kitchen was traveling with his wife, Linda, to Australia for a six-week holiday. Known for his passion for amateur dramatics, Kitchen founded the Thornbury Musical Theatre Group and recently campaigned to reopen Armstrong Hall for local productions. Friends and neighbors remembered him as a clever, funny, and deeply caring performer. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has been contacted for comment on the incident. Kitchen leaves behind a son and a daughter.

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ICC Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders Ignite Global Debate

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:42pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday International

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and three Hamas leaders, including Yahya Sinwar. The charges include war crimes and crimes against humanity. Netanyahu condemned the move as a "moral outrage," likening ICC prosecutor Karim Khan to Nazi judges. The warrants have drawn criticism from global leaders, including US President Joe Biden, who deemed the comparison of Israel and Hamas as "outrageous." Human rights groups have welcomed the ICC's actions, asserting the need for accountability. The warrants could restrict international travel for the accused leaders.

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