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Three Gorkha Rifles jawans injured in explosion
Dehradun: Three Gorkha Rifles jawans were injured when a grenade in their truck went off in the high security Garhi Cantonment area on Saturday afternoon. Four persons including the jawans and the driver of the truck were on board the vehicle when the explosion took place, a source at the SSP office here said adding details are awaited and all senior officials have rushed to the spot. Jawans who sustained injuries in the explosion have been hospitalised. The jawans are said to have been on their way to the market to buy vegetables when the explosion took place, the source said. Though the cause of the explosion is being investigated, it is believed that it took place by accident. Garhi Cantonment where the explosion took place is a high security area with the official residence of the Chief Minister and Raj Bhawan located there. (PTI)
 Dalit man dies in custody
Ahmednagar (Maha): A 22-year-old Dalit youth, who was taken into custody by police for interrogation, died in a hospital due to alleged torture by police. Taking cognisance of the matter, a sub-inspector and four constables of Kotwali police station where the alleged incident took place, have been suspended with immediate effect, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde, told on Saturday. According to Kotwali police station Inspector Dnyaneshwar Dhokale, Nitin Balu Sathye was suspected to be involved in a number of petty crimes and was detained by Kotwali police on May 27 for interrogation. Sathye somehow managed to escape from the police station but was traced and nabbed again the next day and brought to Kotwali police station, the officer said. Later after sometime, he was admitted to city’s Nobel hospital in a serious condition where he died yesterday morning, police added.  (PTI)
Artificial heart lung machine used to cure H1N1-affected child
Chennai: In a first of its kind initiative, an artificial heart lung machine has been used to cure a child suffering from swine flu at the Apollo Children’s Hospital. Soubhashree was rushed from Puducherry to here by a team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals recently after her oxygen levels in the lungs were very low as she had swine flu. She was put on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine for 19 days. “While ECMO has been used in other instances in India to cure adults with severe lung infection, this is the first time that a child has been cured of H1N1 using ECMO in India,” a release from the hospital said. “By taking over the work of the heart and lungs, the machine gives a child’s heart or lungs a chance to recover. ECMO supports the patient for days to weeks. Soubashree was hooked to the system for 19 days,” Dr Indira Jayakumar, Senior Consultant Emergency and Intensive Care, Apollo Children’s Hospitals said. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals, said that “state-of-the-art technology coupled with well-informed doctors, physicians and efficient support system is what which has made this possible.” (PTI)
3 die while cleaning sewer line
Chandigarh: Three labourers died apparently after inhaling a poisonous gas while cleaning a sewer line near Kali Badi point on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred when the three had gone inside the sewer to clean it, police said. The labourers, who belonged to Panchkula, are suspected to have inhaled some poisonous gas inside the sewer, police said. The authorities were alerted by a fourth labourer who was also present at the spot. “We are conducting investigations into the case,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (South), Navdeep Singh Brar said. Asked if the labourers were equipped with safety equipment to carry out the cleaning operation, Brar said all these things are being investigated. He also said necessary action will be taken as per law against the contractor if he is found guilty of not taking all precautions and following rules while engaging the labourers for the work. (PTI)
CISF jawan shoots himself dead
Purulia (WB): A CISF jawan deployed at a thermal power station on Saturday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service weapon. The incident occurred at about 5 AM at the Raghunathpur Thermal Power Plant where the deceased, identified as Constable Sunil Kumar, was deployed for security duty. “The trooper shot himself from the official INSAS rifle issued to him. The exact causes of his taking the extreme step are being ascertained,” a senior official said. Kumar’s parent unit is in Ranchi and he joined the paramilitary in 2009, the official said. Senior Central Industrial Security Force officials have reached the spot and local police is investigating the matter, they said. (PTI)
New train for Katra from Kalka
New Delhi: Catering to the growing demand of pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, railways will run a new bi-weekly train for Katra from Kalka from June 2.The inaugural run of Kalka-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra train will be from Kalka at 1.40 PM today and from Katra at 9.30 PM tomorrow, said a senior Northern Railway official. The new train will have AC2, AC3, Sleeper and general second class accommodation.Regular run of the train will start from June 2 from Kalka and June 3 from Katra.The train will depart from Kalka at 7 PM on every Tuesday and Friday to arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station at 4.45 AM the next day. From Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station the train will depart at 9.30 PM on every Wednesday and Saturday to arrive at Kalka at 7.50 AM RPT AM the next day.The train will travel to Katra en route Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu and Udhampur. (PTI)
5  policemen arrested in drug case
Mumbai: The Crime Branch of Mumbai police on Saturday arrested five police personnel in connection with the drug seizure case involving former head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe and Shashikala alias Baby Patankar. Crime branch on Saturday arrested senior police inspector Suhas Gokhale, inspector Gautam Gaikwad, sub inspector Sudhakar Sarang, assistant sub-inspector Jyotiram Mane and head constable Yeshwant Parate, police sources said. On May 15, police had arrested Paulraj Duraiswami alias Paul from Tamil Nadu. Today’s arrests take the number of persons arrested in this case to eight. Kalokhe was arrested on March 9 after 114 kg of the narcotic drug mephedrone (also called ‘meow-meow’), popular in party circuits, was found in his house in Satara district of western Maharashtra. Another 12 kg of the drug was found in his locker at Marine Drive police station here where he was posted.  (PTI)

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