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Fire breaks out at power plant in J’khand
Ranchi, April 19: A massive fire broke out at NTPC’s North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Plant in Jharkhand’s Chatra district on Friday, officials said. No casualty has so far been reported in the incident, they said. The fire was first spotted around 2 pm. Several fire tenders have been pressed into service, and efforts are underway for nearly four hours to douse the blaze, officials said. Many people living in the vicinity of the plant complained of breathing problems. The root cause of the fire is being investigated. (PTI)

Jawan on poll duty killed in accidental explosion
Bijapur, April 19: A 32-year-old jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed on poll duty in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district was killed on Friday when a shell of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) exploded accidentally, police said. The incident took place near Galgam village under Usoor police station limits when a team of security personnel was out on an area domination operation half a kilometer away from a polling booth, said an official. The injured jawan, identified as constable Devendra Kumar of CRPF’s 196th battalion, was shifted to Jagdalpur, headquarters of Bastar district, in an air ambulance helicopter and admitted to the Medical College Hospital there. But he succumbed to the injuries during treatment, the police official added. (PTI)

Dinesh Kumar Tripathi to take charge as new Navy Chief
New Delhi, April 19: Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi, who is a communication and electronic warfare specialist, will take charge as the new Navy Chief on April 30 when incumbent Admiral R Hari Kumar retires. An alumnus of the Sainik School Rewa, Vice Admiral Tripathi is currently serving as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and he will be the senior-most officer in the Navy when Admiral Kumar demits office. The government followed the seniority principle while appointing him to the top post in the Navy. Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, currently serving as Chief of Personnel, is tipped to be the next Vice Chief of Navy. “The government has appointed Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff as the next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from the afternoon of April 30”. (PTI)

White tigress dies at Odisha Zoo
Bhubaneswar, April 19: A 14-year-old white tigress Sneha died at her enclosure in Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city on Friday, officials said. The white tigress fell ill on Thursday and was under medication. She was administered saline and medicines but died this morning. According to the official, apart from her old age ailments, she could have been afflicted with the prevailing intense heat wave. Born to Royal Bengal tiger Nishan and white tigress Kusum on March 1, 2010, Sneha delivered three cubs, Mousumi (female), Chinu (male) and rare melanistic Vicky (male), on August 5, 2016, and Luv and Kush during her second pregnancy. (PTI)


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