Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after TN fire incident

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March 12, 2018

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 12: The Kerala government Monday temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.

As many as nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition were killed in the forest fire at Kurngani hills near Theni district, about 500 km from Chennai, Sunday.

The State Forest Department has been directed to take all necessary precautions to prevent forest fires, the statement quoted Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as saying. He added that the Authority was closely monitoring the situation.

The Idukki district collector and police superintendent were given instructions to assist the rescue operations undertaken by Tamil Nadu officials immediately when it was known that the fire had broken out in Theni district on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Vijayan said.

Personnel of Kerala Fire Force, state police and the forest department took part in the rescue and relief operations, he added.

A 36-member team — 24 people from Chennai and 12 from Tirupur and Erode districts — on a trekking expedition had reached Kurangani hills on March 10. Nine died in the forest fire that raged on the hills while 17 were hospitalised with injuries and 10 did not require hospitalisation.

Vijayan expressed grief over the tragedy.

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Danish
 - 
Monday, 12 Mar 2018

Why we need trecking. People doing trecking for their pleasure and they are not following safety guidlines for the safety of animals. They are following only for their safety. Should stop all such nonsenses all over India

Mohan
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Monday, 12 Mar 2018

People only destoying nature.. Most of the forest fires were created by men. 

Rahul
 - 
Monday, 12 Mar 2018

After encroaching forest and building houses & resorts, humanbeings' greed not yet over. They want more.. They want to destroy rest of the forest  for their pleasure by doing adventurous trips.. Should stop completely

Ganesh
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Monday, 12 Mar 2018

Good decision.. Restriction should needed always

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February 22,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 22: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary chargesheet before a special court here on Monday against two people allegedly linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to commit subversive activities and wage a war against India.

The NIA in a statement said that arrested men were also involved in the killing of key personalities of the Hindu community in the country.

The chargesheet was filed against Dr Sabeel Ahmed of Bengaluru and Asadulla Khan of Hyderabad under sections of the India Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

According to the country's premier investigation agency, the case, initially registered in August 2012 in Bengaluru, pertains to a conspiracy hatched by members of proscribed terror organisations LeT and Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) to "commit subversive activities and wage a war against the government of India".

"They had procured illegal arms and ammunition for targeted killings of important personalities of the Hindu community in Karnataka's Bengaluru and Hubli, Maharashtra's Nanded and Telangana's Hyderabad to disturb communal harmony and strike terror in the society," the NIA said.

The investigative agency re-registered the case in November 2012 and filed chargesheets against 17 accused.

Ahmed and Khan were involved in a criminal conspiracy, along with other accused, in supporting and furthering the cause of the terror outfit in Saudi Arabia's Dammam and Riyadh, the NIA said adding that they had actively participated in meetings, where terrorist activities like targeted killings of important personalities of the Hindu community in Bengaluru, Hubli in Karnataka and Nanded in Maharashtra were planned.

The special NIA court in Bengaluru convicted 13 accused in the case in September 2016 and sentenced them to five years of imprisonment for their involvement in offences under the UAPA, IPC, Arms Act and Official Secrets Act.

A trial is continuing against three accused who were named in an earlier chargesheet and further investigation against six absconding accused is underway.

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February 14,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 14: Deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayna on Sunday said that after the covid-19 there was revolutionary change in the heath sector with amply opportunities for the smart clinic and digital consultations across the country.

Inaugurating a private hospital in the city he said that most of the doctors wanted to remain in the urban areas only, hence, there was scare of deceases in rural areas, however, after covid -19 the small clinics and digital consultations have handy and become popular for the people, he said.

Stating that the governments have been always looking towards road, water and energy sectors, however, now the situation change towards the health sector which is most important which needs more priority he said
He also said that when the covid-19 virus noticed in the country then only every one knows how much important of health sector and there was scarcity of beds , ICU and oxygen during the period of the covid-19 was high level .

He claimed that now the state government has made all necessary demands in the health sectors was looked after , hence, the covid-19 rates have been dropping slowly now in the state ,but , one should not forget it may be second wave , hence, people should be care full and follow the all covid-19 guidelines.

He said first ever modules ICU unit which was opened in K C General hospital is an example and the karnataka has no open gates for the investors in the field of health sectors for which the government will provide all basic facilities , besides he said rajiv Gandhi health university campus will be coming up shortly in ramanagara, he added.

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February 17,2021

Udupi, Feb 17: An elderly man who was waiting to cross the National Highway 66 at Koppalangady in Kaup, Udupi lost his life after a speeding car knocked him down. 

The victim has been identified as U Shahabuddin aka Shabu Saheb (80).

The reckless car which was heading towards Mangaluru from Udupi at high speed rammed into the octogenarian, sources said. 

The elderly man suffered critical injuries on the spot. He breathed his lost while being shifted to a hospital. 

The victim was running a bicycle store in Kaup town for last 55 years. He is survived by two sons, two daughters and a large number of relatives and friends. 

A case has been registered at Kaup police station and investigations are on. 

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