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287 child abuse complaints reported on e-box

New Delhi: The online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse has received 287 hits since its inception last year. Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare Krishna Raj said in the Lok Sabha that out of 287 cases reported in the POCSO e-box, 25 were found related to offences under the Protection of

Canadian cyclist reported missing from Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Canadian national, who was on a bicycle expedition from Mumbai to Bastar, was reported missing in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, prompting the police to launch a search to trace his whereabouts. According to the police, the foreigner has been missing since last evening from Singamadgu village under Kistaram police station limits in Sukma.

Moderate intensity quake jolts Doda, no damage reported

Bhaderwah (J&K): A moderate intensityearthquake shook some parts of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir today. The quake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale, struck Bhaderwah, Doda and Gandoh areas of the district around 4:20 AM, MeT officials said. “As of now, there is no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property,” Sub-Divisional

Less dengue cases reported this year, says Health Department

Ludhiana: The city hospitals are flooded with the patients of dengue and chikunguniya, but Municipal Corporation Ludhiana and Health Department claim that these diseases are less fatal this year. As meeting of members of the Executive City Urban Health Society took place on Friday under the chairmanship of the Municipal Corporation, Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori. In

Desecration of Sukhmani Sahib Gutka reported

Fatehgarh Sahib: Torn pages of Sukhmani Sahib Gutka were found at village Chattarpura near Mandi Gobindgarh town of district Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday.After receiving information senior police officers rushed to the spot. Ravinder Singh Khalsa SGPC member from Amloh informed that he received a phone call from the village at around 7 pm and he immediately

54 fresh cases of dengue reported in Mohali

Mohali: 54 fresh cases of dengue were reported in Mohali on Saturday. According to the information, 54 cases of dengue in Mohali were reported, with 25 cases from various health centre across Chandigarh. Meanwhile, 25 fresh cases of chikungunya were also registered. Panchkula has registered 3 fresh cases of dengue. The heath department are conducting various

215 dengue cases reported in tricity

Chandigarh: Total number of confirmed cases of Dengue in tricity has reached up to 215. Mohali has recorded 176 cases with maximum number of dengue cases in tricity, followed by Chandigarh, which has reported 24 confirmed cases so far. Panchkula has recorded 15 cases of dengue till now. According to Dr Avtar singh of civil

Thai king reported to suffer from ‘severe infection’

Bangkok: Thailand’s Royal Palace has announced that King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been treated for a severe infection. A statement issued by the palace late Friday said the 88-year-old king was observed with a high heart beat and thick mucus. It said a test result of the mucus and blood “indicated a severe infection.” It did

Two new dengue cases reported

Chandigarh: Two fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the city on Thursday thus taking the tally to 20 so far. These two cases were confirmed after the weekly test report was received by the department. Earlier, 18 cases were reported in Government as well as private hospitals. Meanwhile, the Malaria wing of UT

41 locally transferred Zika cases reported in Singapore

Singapore: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday announced that the number of people in the city state infected by locally transferred Zika virus has increased to 41.The MOH said of the 41 cases, 34 people have fully recovered while the other seven, who were still showing symptoms and potentially infectious, are recovering at the

Gunfire reported in JFK airport

New York: Gunfire was reported at a terminal of New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Sunday night, Sky News reported. Witnesses took to social media to report being shut out of the main terminal area. “Panic at JFK. They’re closing the gates at security – possible shooter,” a tweet said.

Snakebite cases on rise in city, 5 cases in a week

Ludhiana: The arrival of snakebite cases have increased manifold at different hospitals of the city with the arrival of monsoon season, reveal the medical experts. However, this is a new trend as similar is the situation in almost every monsoon season, further reveals the inquiries made from medical experts. Dr. Sandeep Puri, Principle and Professor

6,000 teen abortion cases reported in Vietnam annually

Hanoi: Some 6,000 teen abortion cases were reported in Vietnam annually, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) on Monday. In 2015, Vietnam had a total of around 280,000 abortion cases, 2 per cent of which were by teenage moms, state-run Tien Phong daily online newspaper quoted the office as saying.

Kashmir continues to be on boil, 5 more deaths take toll to 20

Srinagar: Kashmir continued to be on the boil with five more people, including a cop, getting killed in violence today, raising the death toll to 20, even as curfew- like restrictions were in place and Mobile internet services remained suspended. Amarnath Yatra also remained suspended for the second day owing to the unrest in the

Diarrhoea: 10 water samples fail, two more deaths reported

Patiala: Alarming bells started ringing for diarrhoea-hit Samana on Tuesday as 10 water samples taken from the city, mostly from the affected localities, failed during the lab tests conducted at a Chandigarh-based laboratory. On the other hand, the situation turned grim with two more deaths being reported, taking the death count to nine even as the