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September 8, 2015

Lightning strikes kill 22 in Andhra Padesh, India

Lightning strikes kill 22 in Andhra Padesh, India

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22 people have been killed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and a women’s cricket match has been interrupted due to lightning strikes during thunderstorms on Sunday. Most of the casualties were farmers, who worked in their fields despite the thunderstorms.

Officials blamed a low pressure system over the Bay of Bengal for causing the heavy thunderstorms, which affected eight districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Lightning during the storm killed a woman and her daughter-in-law while they were working on their farm, according to newspaper The Hindu. At another farm, a man was killed while drilling a well during the storms.

Lightning interrupted a women’s cricket team match by striking a nearby tree. The match was stopped mid-game, and both players and spectators fled the scene. The escape was “miraculous”, according to a cricket official in the area where the match occurred.

Even though the storms occurred during the monsoon season, when lightning strikes occur more frequently due to an increased amount of precipitation, the number of lightning-related casualties from Sunday’s storms was considered by local authorities to be unexpectedly high.



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July 3, 2014

Indian space agency launches five foreign satellites

Indian space agency launches five foreign satellites

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The Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), launched five foreign satellites from the Sriharikota facility on Monday morning, using the PSLV-C23 launch vehicle.

The primary payload was an earth observation satellite from France called SPOT 7 which weighed 714 kg. Other satellites included on board were the German AISat, 14 kg; Canadian NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) and NLS7.2 (CAN-X5), 15 kg each; and Singaporean VELOX 1, 7 kg.

The launch took place at 9:52 AM on Monday morning, delayed from the original schedule by three minutes to avoid space debris. This was the 26th successful launch of a PSLV. Along with the US, Russia, the European Union, China, and Japan, India is one of the few nations that offer commercial launch services. These services are provided by Antrix, the commercial department of ISRO. ISRO’s next major launch may be this month using a GSLV-III launch vehicle.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the launch site. He addressed the scientists after the launch congratulating them, and asked them to build a satellite suitable for use by all the nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). He also emphasized the frugal approach of India to the space industry. Phillipe Ghesquiers of Airbus Space and Defense Systems, the builders of SPOT 7, expressed satisfaction at the launch and stated they may use India’s launch services again in the future.



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February 27, 2013

Bombing in India leaves 16 dead, 100 injured

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Last Thursday two bomb blasts exploded in the Dilsukhnagar area of the Indian city of Hyderabad killing 16 people and injuring 100 more. The two blasts exploded minutes apart from each other in the city. The first blast occured outside the Anand Tiffin Store restauraunt, opposite to the Konark Cinema at approximately 7:00pm (local time). The second exploded minutes later, and occured between the Venkatadri Theatre and Dilsukhnagar Bus Stand.

A police corden at the ground zero of the bomb attack in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad, India.
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Damage from the blast can be seen here as well as the Anand Tiffin Centre where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited yesterday.
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A destroyed bus shelter where the first of two blasts exploded in the city.
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh makes visit to Hyderabad blast site

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a visit to the Dilsukhnagar area of the city of Hyderabad on Sunday. His visit comes three days after two bomb blasts killed 16 people and left over 100 injured.

Manmohan Singh visited the injured at two hospitals in the city, Yashoda hospital and Omni hospital. He met the victims and pledged that everything possible was being done by the government to help them. He said, “I am here to stand in solidarity with the people of the city. We should maintain peace and calm”.

The security was tight for Manmohan Singh’s visit as he avoided travelling by road. The Prime Minister arrived at Begumpet Airport after travelling on to Victoria Memorial School by helicopter and then being driven on to the first blast site.

The two blasts exploded minutes apart from each other in the city on Thursday. The capital city, Delhi has been put on high alert after the incident with extra security being deployed around the India Gate and areas where lots of people gather. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy stated that 3500 closed-circuit television cameras would be installed across Hyderabad for better surveillance and security.



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November 8, 2012

Indian flooding displaces thousands

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Tens of thousands have been displaced and at least 25 people killed in southern India due to torrential rains and heavy flooding during the last week.

According to officials in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, almost 100,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to severe weather, with 95,000 people in government-run relief camps. The districts of Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Khammam were hardest hit. So far, 25 people have died in the state as a result of the torrential rains and heavy flooding. An additional 15 people were killed in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.

The weather has significantly disrupted normal life as well as traffic. When the flood waters recede, farmers in the region may also see that almost all their crops were destroyed by the flooding.

“The unseasonal rainfall has destroyed our crops and our entire field is submerged in water,” says Arku Rajaipa, a farmer in Gunthur district. He also said that his family would be forced to rely on the government for food for the rest of the year.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has offered federal support for the affected areas and contacted the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.



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April 25, 2011

Renowned Indian guru Śrī Satya Sai Baba dies aged 84

Renowned Indian guru Śrī Satya Sai Baba dies aged 84

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Śrī Satya Sai Baba, one of India’s most prominent spiritual leaders and revered by millions of followers worldwide, died Sunday in a Puttaparthi hospital, following a cardiac arrest. He was 84 and had been in hospital since last month, suffering from kidney failure and respiratory problems.

Followers and devotees of Śrī Baba considered him to be the manifestation of a “living God” on Earth and believed he had powers of magic, such as being able to pull things from out of thin air.

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one of Śrī Baba’s followers, as was international test cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Worshippers carried Baba’s image through the streets of Bangalore and extra police were deployed in his hometown of Puttaparthi. In Delhi, masses gathered in temples and some refused to accept Baba’s death.

With an estimated six million followers, Baba saw donations allow for the expansion of his home village to include many temples, a hospital offering free medical care, a university, and an airport. His first permanent facility opened 60 years ago.

Born Sathyanarayana Raju, Baba decided at the age of fourteen that he was the reincarnation of 19th-century guru Sai Baba of Shirdi. The legend runs that Baba was stung by a scorpion and then sang religious chants in a language previously unknown to him. He predicted his death in 2019, as well as a third and final reincarnation in Karnataka state in 2023.

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Nobody has been appointed to take over running the trust that promotes the faith, which has over 1,200 centres worldwide. There are fears the family and trust could argue, leading to a government takeover. “If the government has to take over the affairs of Sai Baba’s mission that could spell its end,” warned one devotee.

“Some people out of their mean-mindedness are trying to tarnish the image of Sai Baba,” said Baba in 2000, after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him by young men, claims the BBC highlighted in 2004. “I am not after name and fame. So, I do not lose anything by their false allegations. My glory will go on increasing day by day,” Baba added.

Claims that Śrī Baba was a charlatan and allegations of sexual abuse dogged him constantly. In 1993, six people “died violently in the spiritual leader’s private rooms,” The Guardian reported. No full explanation has ever been given for the deaths, though speculation of a money dispute has been raised.

In a statement, current Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the death of the guru was an “”irreparable loss” to India, adding, “He was a spiritual leader who inspired millions to lead a moral and meaningful life even as they followed the religion of their choice.”

The guru’s body is being kept at the hospital amid appeals for his devotees not to flood them to see his body. The public viewing of Śrī Baba’s body will take place Monday and Tuesday, and a funeral will follow. There are to be four days of mourning in his home state, Andhra Pradesh, by decree of the state government.



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August 12, 2010

Ramadan begins today in India

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Ramadan, the holy month of Islam, is scheduled to begin today in India. The new moon, which marks the beginning of Ramadan, was observed accross the nation.

Maulana Mufti Mukkaram Ahmed, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Fatehpur Sikri mosque, announced that Ramadan would begin from today. The new moon was observed in states including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.

The new moon could not be observed in Delhi and Mumbai as the sky was covered by clouds but it was seen nearby.

Ramadan is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset, and is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It lasts till Eid ul-Fitr or the next new moon.

Some other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, started Ramadan yesterday.



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August 17, 2009

2009 Shri Shyam Bhajan Hindu religious festival held in Hyderabad

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Monday, August 17, 2009

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The Shri Shyam Bhajan, a Hindu religious festival, was organised on August 15th in Hyderabad, India. This was the city’s annual function, which was coincidentally celebrated a day after Krishna Janmashtami, and on the occasion of Independence Day at the Nampally Exhibition Ground.

About 125,000 lamps were lit along the campus boundaries as evening fell. About 25,000 people participated at the event, and the program was broadcast live on Aastha TV.

Baba Shyam’s Durbar, the arena where idols of deity are situated, was very well-decorated. Four alternative colors, green, yellow, pink and blue were used to lighten up the shringar.

The program started at 8:30 p.m. local time (15.00 UTC). Famous singers across the country presented bhajans, or devotional songs, to Shri Shyam’s feet. Singer Sanju Sharma started the evening, followed by Jai Shankar Choudhary. Then, Lakkha Singh took the lead in singing the bhajans. 108 plates of Chhappan Bhog (in Hinduism, 56 different edible items, like, sweets, fruits, nuts, dishes etc. which are offered to deity) were served to Baba Shyam. Lakkha Singh presented the chhappan bhog bhajan as well. Singer, Raju Khandelwal was accompanying him.

Baba Shyam’s great devotee-cum-singer Nanduji came to present several of his creations to Shri Shyam. He was feeling tired, after having two long bhajan sessions — each three hours long — at different locations within the past day. 62-year old Nanduji has continuously served Baba Shyam for last 26 years.

The program was completed by Miss Arora, followed by Sanjay Mittal and Sanjay Kapoor. All singers were honoured with dupatta — a sacred piece of cloth worn across both shoulders — at the start of their performances, and a photo frame of Shri Krishna, as a memento at the end of their performances. Then, Baba’s aarti (a special song sung in praise of the deity) was performed as the closing ceremony.


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2009 Shri Shyam Bhajan Hindu religious festival held in Hyderabad

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Nanduji presenting the bhajan to Baba Shyam

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The Shri Shyam Bhajan, a Hindu religious festival, was organised on August 15th in Hyderabad, India. This was the city’s annual function, which was coincidentally celebrated a day after Krishna Janmashtami, and on the occasion of Independence Day at the Nampally Exhibition Ground.

About 125,000 lamps were lit along the campus boundaries as evening fell. About 25,000 people participated at the event, and the program was broadcast live on Aastha TV.

Baba Shyam’s Durbar, the arena where idols of deity are situated, was very well-decorated. Four alternative colors, green, yellow, pink and blue were used to lighten up the shringar.

The program started at 8:30 p.m. local time (15.00 UTC). Famous singers across the country presented bhajans, or devotional songs, to Shri Shyam’s feet. Singer Sanju Sharma started the evening, followed by Jai Shankar Choudhary. Then, Lakkha Singh took the lead in singing the bhajans. 108 plates of Chhappan Bhog (in Hinduism, 56 different edible items, like, sweets, fruits, nuts, dishes etc. which are offered to deity) were served to Baba Shyam. Lakkha Singh presented the chhappan bhog bhajan as well. Singer, Raju Khandelwal was accompanying him.

Baba Shyam’s great devotee-cum-singer Nanduji came to present several of his creations to Shri Shyam. He was feeling tired, after having two long bhajan sessions — each three hours long — at different locations within the past day. 62-year old Nanduji has continuously served Baba Shyam for last 26 years.

The program was completed by Miss Arora, followed by Sanjay Mittal and Sanjay Kapoor. All singers were honoured with dupatta — a sacred piece of cloth worn across both shoulders — at the start of their performances, and a photo frame of Shri Krishna, as a memento at the end of their performances. Then, Baba’s aarti (a special song sung in praise of the deity) was performed as the closing ceremony.


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August 16, 2009

2009 Shri Shyam Bhajan Amritvarsha Hyderabad

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nanduji presenting the bhajan to Baba Shyam

In Hyderabad, Shri Shyam Bhajan evening is organised on August 15th, 2009. This is the annual function in Hyderabad, which is celebrated day after Krishna Janmashtami and on the occasion of Independence day in Nampally Exhibition Ground, Hyderabad.

About 125,000 lamps are lightened up along campus boundaries on this evening. Program was live telecasted on Aastha TV. About 25,000 people get a chance to participate in the evening.

Baba Shyam’s Durbar was very well-decorated. Four alternative colors, green, yellow, red and blue were used to lighten up the shringar.

Program started at 8:30 p.m. local time (1500 hrs UTC). Very well-known singers across the country presented bhajans to Shri Shyam’s feet. Sanju Sharma, singer started the evening, followed by Jai Shankar Choudhary. Then, Lakkha Singh took the charge of singing bhajans. 108 plates of Chhappan Bhog are served to Baba Shyam. Lakkha Singh presented the chhappan bhog bhajan as well. Singer, Raju Khandelwal was accompaying him.

Baba Shyam’s great devotee-cum-singer Nanduji came to present few of his creations to Shri Shyam. He was feeling tired, after having two long bhajan sessions of three hours each within 24 hours. 62-years old Nanduji has been continuously serving Baba Shyam for last 26 continuous years.

Program was competed by Miss Arora, followed by Sanjay Mittal and Sanjay Kapoor. Then, Baba’s aarti was performed as closing ceremony.


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