MUZAFFARPUR: As many as 130 children have died in Muzaffarpur in Bihar due to the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the region.
Around 52 patients had died at Sri Krishna Medical College alone. The figures of deaths were from hospitals and the toll may be much higher as figures aren't available from rural parts of the district.
It took days and especially media attention that the deaths became a major issue. Local administration had failed to handle the situation.
The deaths were going on for weeks. Encephalitis is a viral disease that causes high fever and convulsions apart from headache.
[June 17, 2019 NewsBits.in]
RANCHI: Armed Maoists struck once again in Jharkhand, killing five police personnel in Kurkumarket area of Saraikela district in Jharkhand.
The ulta-leftists' ambushed these policemen who were given the patrolling duty. The attack took place at around 6 pm on Friday, said police.
Those killed include two ASIs--Gowardhan Paswan and Manodhan Hansda, three policemen viz. Dhaneshwar Mahto, Yudhishthir and Dibru Purty. The attackers later snatched the weapons and crossed the state's border, to enter West Bengal. This is the third Maoist ambush in the state in a fortnight.
[June 15, 2019 NewsBits.in]
AGRA: In a tragic incident, Darvesh Yadav, the president of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council was shot dead on Wednesday.
She was the first woman chief of UP Bar Council. She was killed on the premises of the Agra court. One, Manish Sharma, approached her, wielded his gun and shot her.
Later, Sharma, an advocate, also shot himself. Police officials have rushed to the spot. Both were rushed to hospital. But Darvesh Yadav was declared brought dead, later. More details about the incident are awaited.
[June 12, 2019 NewsBits.in]