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Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket Monday evening and Tuesday an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him. “Arun Jaitley underwent a planned elective laparoscopic procedure for diabetes management today (Tuesday). The procedure has been performed successfully,” a statement issued by the hospital said. Jaitley has been a diabetic for last few years. “It was a planned surgery. He was admitted at around 6 PM Monday. The surgery is done in an uncontrolled diabetic situation,” Dr Pradeep K Chowbey at the hospital said. “In this procedure we staple the stomach and make a small pouch of stomach and connect it to the intestine. Thus the food from the small pouch goes to the intestine directly. All this is done endoscopically and laparoscopically,” he said. Chowbey said Jaitley was doing fine and will be discharged in a day or two. Jaitley had underwent a series of routine blood and cardiac investigations before the surgery. (PTI)

Girl injured in acid attack

Jaipur: A 24-year-old girl was on Tuesday injured in an acid attack in Phulera town of the district, police said “The victim was waiting for her grandmother outside a temple when a boy known to her, came and hurled acid at her,” SHO Phulera Vikram Singh said. She received burn injuries on head, face and breast, he added. “After the incident, the accused identified as Rinkesh, fled from the spot on his motorcycle. The girl was taken to a local hospital from where she was referred to SMS hospital in Jaipur,” he said. “Reasons are not clear as the statement of the girl could not be recorded as she was taken to Jaipur. The boy is absconding and being searched,” he added. (PTI)

Two injured in firing incident outside Ajmer shrine

Jaipur: Two persons including a shooter were Tuesday injured in a firing incident at Darga-Bazar near the famous shrine of Khawaja Moinudeen Chisti’s in Ajmer, police said. The victim Ashwani Kumar Sharma, who received bruises in his stomach as a bullet passed grazing his body, was admitted to a government hospital, Additional SP-Ajmer, S Choudhary told PTI over phone. While one of the shooters, identified as Vikas was wounded in his shoulder by a bullet fired by his accomplice Mohd Abrej, aimed at Ashwani, the ASP said, adding Vikas was also admitted to the government hospital. Abrej and Vikas were arrested under section 307 of the IPC for attempt to murder and 3/25 of the Arms Act for illegal possession of arms, the ASP said. The victim as well as the assailants belong to Kota and Aswan had come for ‘ziyarat’ at the shrine, and while he was coming out, he was fired upon by the duo. The police posted outside the shrine caught the attackers on the spot, the ASP said. Abrej and Ashwani were earlier a very good friend but later they turned foes, the ASP claimed. (PTI)

BJP legislator demands dress code for men on Goa beaches

Panaji: A senior Goa BJP legislator today demanded dress code for men on the beaches, days after a state minister sought a ban on bikinis at the seaside. “There should be proper dress code at par with the international standards for men to venture on the beaches. They should be in proper swim wear, and not the shabby undergarments which give a pathetic look. They can wear swimming trunk if they want to,” Michael Lobo, legislator from Calangute constituency and BJP’s North Goa district president, told PTI. He said majority of those with such (shabby) attire are domestic tourists who arrive in the state in a jeep, don’t book any hotel to stay and venture on the beaches in their undergarments creating nuisance for women. “They pull foreigners towards them to click picture,” he said. “There should be some control on these stupid tourists or else good tourists will stop visiting,” he said, adding that such visitors creating nuisance should be arrested. Lobo alleged that India Reserve Battalion police personnel posted on the beaches were extorting money from businessmen and vendors at the shore. (PTI)

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