Air India Express employees paid tribute to fallen co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar in Delhi. Akhilesh lost his life with 17 others in Kozhikode plane crash. The body of the deceased was brought to Delhi from Kochi. Around 200 AI Express employees paid tribute to the fallen co-pilot. "Our last conversation with him was on Rakshabandhan. We connected over a video call. We were supposed to meet on around August 15-16," said Akhilesh Kumar's Brother-in-law, Vijay. Akhilesh's mortal remains were taken to his native place in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura. "Wife and mother of the pilot are unwell. We set up a medical team and got checkups done," said Dr Bhudev, District Hospital, Mathura. An AI Express plane overshot the runway on August 7. The aircraft fell into a valley where it split into two pieces. At least 18 people, including the pilots, were killed. There were 190 people onboard the Vande Bharat flight. The flight was bringing back Indians stranded in Dubai due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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People across country celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 in their own unique ways. Women in Ayodhya tied Rakhi to idols of Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion. 'Festivals have no religion,' this was quiet evident when Muslim women in Kanpur tied Rakhi to Hindu brothers. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, people in Amritsar preferred to tie 'mauli' instead of Rakhi and made sweets at home instead of buying it from shops. They also tied masks on each other's face. In the national capital, people maintained social distancing norms while purchasing rakhi and sweets.
The prayers were being offered to Lord Shiva by devotees across nation on August 03. Devotees offered prayers at Gauri Shankar Temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk on the last Monday of 'sawan' month and Raksha Bandhan. Temperature of devotees was also being checked with thermal gun, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. On the other side, devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva from outside the Augarnath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut. The doors of temple are closed for devotees since the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown. Devotees also offered prayers at Baidyanath Temple to Lord Shiva in Jharkhand's Deoghar. The Baidyanath Temple is one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' in the country and attracts lakhs of devotees every year.
After 11 months, 55-year-old woman returned to her home in Kanpur from Oman. She expressed happiness and thanked the government for the help. The woman accused her employees in Oman for harassing her. She demanded strict punishment for the agents who dupe poor women into this business. She claimed that around 150 women are still stuck there. Woman said, "An agent duped me as I am very poor. People over there used to force me to do menial jobs. They also forced me to make physical relations. I am thankful to government for helping me."
Love jihad cases have increased in UP's Kanpur. IG of Kanpur, Mohit Agarwal said, "An SIT has been formed to investigate cases of love jihad in Kanpur. The SIT is probing if there is any gang behind such cases and if any funding is being received from Gulf countries. Bank accounts of the accused are also under the scanner."
A seven-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh has surprised people with his amazing stunt. The Kanpur boy climbs walls like Marvel superhero character Spider-Man. Yasarth Singh Gaur climbs walls in minutes without any support. The class-III student was inspired after he watched the Spider-Man movie. "I tried climbing walls after watching the Spider-Man movie. I could not make it at one go, I tried for days to achieve it. Initially, the elders at home used to discourage me. Later, when they saw me doing it daily, they stopped doing so. I am not afraid of falling, I will jump even if I slip," he said. Seven-year-old Yasharth wishes to be an IPS officer when he grows up.
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