Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi sustained injuries after the car in which he was travelling was hit by a tractor in Nilagiri area of Odisha's Balasore district on May 9. The local police rushed to the spot and the minister was taken to Nilgiri Hospital in Balasore district for treatment. The police also confiscated the tractor. The tractor lost its balance and hit the minister's car, as per reports. The minister said he escaped with minor injuries on nose and was fine. In a tweet, he said that his PA, PSO & driver of the car were also fine. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister Pratap Sarangi sustained injuries in a road accident on May 09. A tractor lost its balance near Podasuli in Baleshwar district and hit the Minister's car. Local police rushed to the spot and took the minister at district Hospital for the treatment. After the treatment, health of the Union Minister is stable and out of danger.
At least 7 tankers filled with 131 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen loaded in rake have left for Delhi. Indian Railways has started Oxygen Express initiative to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic. The national capital is reeling under oxygen crisis amid surge in COVID cases. Delhi has reported over 17,000 new cases on May 08.
Odisha's Machhkund police on May 04 arrested three people and seized 1008 kg of ganja near Jalaput village in Koraput. The value of the ganja is approximately Rs 1 crore. According to police officials, the ganja was being illegally transported in a jackfruit-laden truck travelling to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The ganja was found packed in several plastic gunny bags in the truck.
Three tribal women were killed after rain triggered landslide in Odisha's Koraput where they were collecting white soil. The incident took place on April 16 and also left one person injured. The mishap took place in Podaguda which comes under Potangi police limits of Koraput district.
'Oxygen Express' with tankers of oxygen arrived in Nashik from Visakhapatnam on April 24. The railway has made green corridor for the movement of these special trains. The requirement of oxygen has increased in the country due to prevailing COVID situation.
The first Oxygen Express returned to Maharashtra, four days after it started its journey. The train carried seven tankers filled with liquid medical oxygen from Visakhapatnam. The Oxygen Express arrived at Nagpur at 8.10 pm, bringing some relief to the state. Maharashtra is reeling under a surge in Covid-19 cases & shortages of medical oxygen. Three tankers were unloaded at Nagpur & remaining will be unloaded at Nasik Road station. The flat-wagon goods train departed from Visakhapatnam on Thursday night. The train had left for Visakhapatnam from Kalamboli near Mumbai on April 19, around 8 pm. After more than 50 hours' journey, it reached the destination, passing through many cities. Amid spiralling Covid cases in the country, demand for oxygen has gone through the roof. On Friday, Maharashtra reported over 66,830 fresh cases & 773 Covid-related deaths.
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Received three tankers with a capacity of 15 MT each in Nagpur, informed Nagpur Additional Municipal Commissioner Jalaj Sharma on April 23. "We have received three tankers here in Nagpur, with a capacity of 15 MT each. So, approximately 45 MT of oxygen has been received," said Additional Municipal Commissioner Sharma.
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
India is fighting with 2nd wave of coronavirus currently. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal offered helping hand in an effort to beat COVID-19. He has converted the hostel of an engineering college into a COVID-19 care centre in Raipur. The 200-bedded COVID-19 care centre offers free of cost service of food, medicine, oxygen, yoga training, etc. Around 50 medical staff has been recruited to look after the patients. The COVID-19 care centre got opened on April 20.
After several members of a family died post drinking homeopathy medicine containing 91 percent alcohol, Chhattisgarh government is mulling to restart online delivery of liquor amid the lockdown, like last year. "Liquor shops are closed. Sale and purchase attempts of alcohol are being made from other states. People died in Bilaspur after consuming medicines in absence of alcohol. So our Govt's thinking of implementing online delivery of liquor, like last lockdown," said state's Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma.
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.