BHOPAL: The death toll due to heavy rain in Madhya Pradesh, has crossed 50 in the state in this season.
Five people have died in the last 24 hrs and the figure has touched 55. Besides, 15 people have died due to lightning so far, taking the number of deaths to 70.
Rivers are overflowing in Malwa and Chambal region of State. MP has received excessive rainfall, 20% more than the average rains. [August 16, 2019 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made a strange comment, terming first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, a criminal'.
Chouhan said that Nehru had committed a sin and it was because of him that India lost part of Kashmir to Pakistan. After the statement was reported, Congress leaders expressed outrage.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that Chouhan was not even a dust at Nehru's feet. Kamal Nath, the MP chief minister, said that Chouhan's statement was objectionable and it was condemnable that decades after his death, Nehru was being targeted unfairly.
[August 12, 2019 NewsBits.in]
WASHINGTON: A suspected white supremacist gunman opened fire at shoppers in El Paso town in Texas, America. As many as 20 persons were killed in the attack.
The suspect has been identified as Patrick Crusius. He has been taken into custody and is being interrogated. Initial reports suggest that it was a hate crime, targeting the Hispanics.
President Donald J Trump has expressed grief and tweeted, "Terrible shooting in Elpaso, reports are very bad, many killed. working with state and local authorities and law enforcement...God be with you all".
More than 248 mass shootings have been reported in USA alone, this year so far. Statistics clearly suggest that domestic white extremists pose the biggest threat in the country, far ahead of any other group or believers of any other ideology.
[August 4, 2019 NewsBits.in]