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Wildfires claim another life in Almora; toll 6

IndiaTimes Friday, 17 May 2024
A man died in a wildfire near Khai Katti village in Almora. The forest department found Mahendra Singh's charred body. The toll from forest fires in Uttarakhand is now six fatalities. The fire was in Hawalbagh block in the Someshwar range.
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Nainital Forest Fire: Bambi Bucket being used by an IAF helicopter to fight forest fires | Oneindia [Video]

Nainital Forest Fire: Bambi Bucket being used by an IAF helicopter to fight forest fires | Oneindia

The Indian Air Force deployed its MI 17 V5 helicopter on Saturday (April 27) to combat the forest fires ravaging the Nainital district in Uttarakhand, as confirmed by the state’s Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami. Utilising a "Bambi Bucket," the helicopter retrieved water from Bhimtal Lake, situated near Nainital, and discharged it onto the flames engulfing the forests. Here's an insight into the Bambi Bucket and its inception. #NainitalForestFire #BambiBucket #IAFHelicopter #ForestFireFight #WildfireCombat #UttarakhandFires #BambiBucketOperations #NainitalWildfires #ForestFireResponse #EmergencyResponse

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Nainital forest fire reaches near IAF station| Army, helicopters called in, boating halted| Oneindia [Video]

Nainital forest fire reaches near IAF station| Army, helicopters called in, boating halted| Oneindia

The forest department in Nainital has called for the assistance of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army to combat a relentless forest fire that has been raging for over 36 hours, consuming numerous hectares of lush greenery. Helicopters have been deployed by the district administration to aid in firefighting efforts. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced plans to convene a meeting to address the escalating situation of the Nainital forest fire in Haldwani district. #NainitalForestFire #NainitalForestFireVideo #ForestFireNainital #IAFStation #ArmyAssistance #HelicopterSupport #BoatingHalted #UttarakhandForests #ForestFireAlert #PushkarSinghDhami #EmergencyResponse #FirefightingEfforts ~PR.152~ED.194~GR.122~

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LS Polls Phase 1 Polling: West Bengal records highest turnout as polling ends | Oneindia News [Video]

LS Polls Phase 1 Polling: West Bengal records highest turnout as polling ends | Oneindia News

Polling in 102 parliamentary seats across 21 states and Union Territories in the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections commenced at 7 am on April 19 and ended at 6 pm. Over 102 parliamentary constituencies in 21 states and union territories headed to the polling booth on Friday, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. West Bengal recorded the highest turnout till 5 PM at 77.57 per cent, followed by Tripura at 76.10 per cent. Voter turnout in Assam stood at 70.77 per cent, while Manipur recorded a voter turnout of 68.58 per cent till 5 PM. #Phase1Voting #Phase1VotingEnds #ManipurPollViolence #ChhattisgarhPollViolence #LokSabhaElections2024 #Elections2024 ##loksabha2024electionkabhai #loksabha2024electionnews #loksabhaelection2024 #loksabhaelectionsexplained #loksabhaelection2024dateindiahindi #Oneindia #Oneindianews ~PR.152~ED.101~GR.125~HT.96~

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