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6-year-old dies after eating explosive mistaking it for food item

A six-year-old boy died at Alagarai village near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu after he chewed on a country-made explosive mistaking it for a food item. The boy has been identified as Vishnu Dev. As per reports, the explosives were bought by Vishnus father – Boopathi, who along with his elder brother Gangadharan, would use such explosives for fishing near the banks of Cauvery.

On the day of the incident, Gangadharan, along with his friends Mohanraj and Tamilasaran bought three explosive sticks from a man named Selvakumar, who works at a stone quarry. The three men used two of the explosive sticks for fishing and took the unused one back to Boopathis house. At the house, the explosive stick exploded after Vishnu mistook it for a food item and chewed on it.

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After the explosion, Gangadharan and Boopathi tried to rush an injured Vishnu to a hospital but the little boy succumbed to the injuries shortly. Fearing the consequences, the little boys last final rites were performed the same night. However, the police got a whiff of it and an investigation was started. Following the probe, Boopathi, Gangadharan, Mohanraj and Selvakumar were arrested under the explosives act and for causing the death of the child. Police are now trying to locate and arrest Tamilasaran.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

 

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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