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Hyderabad Student Dies Trying To Board Moving Train

Hyderabad: A 26-year-old final year BTech student died falling on the railway platform when trying to board a moving train at the Secunderabad station on Monday.The victim, identified as Neelam Sumanth, bought a general ticket before the mishap at around 4.55 pm. According to railway police, Sumanth slipped and fell on the platform while trying to board the moving Godavari Express.Railway police rushed Sumanth to KIMS Sunshine Hospital. However, despite medical attention, doctors at the hospital declared him dead.Sumanth, a student at a private college in LB Nagar, was going to his hometown, Kollur village in Khammam district, when the tragic accident took place.The Government Railway Police (GRP) started an investigation treating the incident as a case of suspicious death. Sumanth’s body was subsequently transferred to the mortuary at Gandhi Hospital for post-mortem examination.

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No Drinking Water Woes in Hyderabad Till July

Hyderabad: There is no shortage of drinking water in the city and, thanks to their well-evolved summer action plan, there will be no shortage of water till July, if one goes by the latest records of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB).Emergency pumping arrangements are in place to draw water from major sources, including Singur reservoir, as per the board’s summer action plan.According to this month’s data, HMWS&SB is supplying 565 MLD of drinking water every day while to cater to the summer requirements, it has started supplying an additional 15 to 20 MLD each day. The different sources from where water is being drawn include Krishna, Godavari Singur and Manjira reservoirs.The nearest sources of water for the city are the twin reservoirs – Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar, whose water is filtered in Asif Nagar filter beds.Board officials said that seven TMC water is available in the two reservoirs , while it is 1.5 TMC from Manjira and 30 TMC in Singur reservoir.“In Krishna reservoir 200 TMC of water is available under dead storage. It is one of the most reliable sources,” said a HMS&SB official.The dead storage of a reservoir is the volume of water that is below the level of the spillway.Speaking about the increased dependence on tankers, officials said that most of the tankers are being ordered by commercial establishments and buildings that also need bore well water in addition to potable water.“Out of the 15 lakh HMWS&SB connections, only 25,000 connections are ordering for water tankers,” said an official, adding that the bulk of them were from Kondapur, Gachicbolwi, Kukatpally and localities in the western part.“Many of the tanker bookings are by commercial establishments. These structures depend heavily on bore water and they are now seeking supply by tankers as the water pressure from borewells s decreasing,” said a HMWS&SB official.

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Tasmania Devils hope wave of support convinces doubters

Camera IconLocal students show their support for the Tasmania Devils at the Campbell Town Football Club. (Ethan James/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Tasmania Devils hope wave of support convinces doubters Ethan JamesAAPMarch 19, 2024 11:02AM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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Beloved natives in firing line of `ultimate invader

Camera IconThe red imported fire ant is one of the worst invasive pests to reach Australian shores. (HANDOUT/Invasive Species Council) Credit: AAP Beloved natives in firing line of `ultimate invader’ Tracey FerrierAAPMarch 19, 2024 11:03AM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats ‘hate Israel’ and their religion

Former President Donald Trump on Monday charged that Jews who vote for Democrats “hate Israel” and hate “their religion,” igniting a firestorm of criticism from the White House and Jewish leaders. Trump, in an interview, had been asked about Democrats’ growing criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of the war in Gaza as the civilian death toll continues to mount. “I actually think they hate Israel,” Trump responded to his former aide, Sebastian Gorka. “I think they hate Israel. And the Democrat party hates Israel.” Trump, who last week became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, went on to charge: “Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion. They hate everything about Israel and they should be ashamed of themselves because Israel will be destroyed.” The comments sparked immediate backlash from the White House, President Joe Biden’s campaign and Jewish leaders. The vast majority of Jewish Americans identify as Democrats, but Trump has often accused them of disloyalty, perpetuating what critics say is an antisemitic trope. At the White House, spokesperson Andrew Bates cast the comments as “vile and unhinged Antisemitic rhetoric” without mentioning Trump by name. “As Antisemitic crimes and acts of hate have increased across the world — among them the deadliest attack committed against the Jewish people since the Holocaust — leaders have an obligation to call hate what it is and bring Americans together against it,” he said. “There is no justification for spreading toxic, false stereotypes that threaten fellow citizens. None.” Biden’s campaign said, “The only person who should be ashamed here is Donald Trump.” “Trump is going to lose again this November because Americans are sick of his hateful resentment, personal attacks, and extreme agenda,” said spokesman James Singer. Jonathan Greenblatt, who heads the Anti-Defamation League, said, “Accusing Jews of hating their religion because they might vote for a particular party is defamatory & patently false.” “Serious leaders who care about the historic US-Israel alliance should focus on strengthening, rather than unraveling, bipartisan support for the State of Israel,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. Trump’s comments come as Biden has been facing mounting pressure from the progressive wing of his party over his administration’s support for Israel in its retaliatory offensive in Gaza. More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed since Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, according to the Health Ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory. While Biden continues to back Israel’s right to defend itself, he has increasingly criticized Netanyahu. After his State of the Union speech, he said he needed to have a “come to Jesus” conversation with the Israeli leader. He has also accused Netanyahu of “hurting Israel more than helping Israel,” saying, “he must pay more attention to the innocent lives being lost as a consequence of the actions taken.” Trump took particular issue with recent comments from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the country’s highest-ranking Jewish official. In a speech last week, Schumer sharply criticized Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza, warning that the civilian toll was damaging Israel’s standing around the world. He also called for Israel to hold new elections. While the White House formally distanced itself from Schumer’s comments, the Democratic leader and key ally was voicing an opinion increasingly held across Biden’s administration. Schumer — whom Trump accused of being “very anti-Israel now” — responded by accusing Trump of “making highly partisan and hateful rants.” “To make Israel a partisan issue only hurts Israel and the US-Israeli relationship,” he wrote on X. The Pew Research Center reported in 2021 that Jews are “among the most consistently liberal and Democratic groups in the U.S.,” with 7 in 10 Jewish adults identifying with or leaning toward the Democratic Party. In 2020, it found that nearly three-quarters of American Jews disapproved of Trump’s performance as president, with just 27% rating him positively. Americans have also increasingly soured on Israel’s military operation in Gaza, according to surveys from The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In January, 50% of U.S. adults said the military response from Israel in the Gaza Strip had gone too far, up from 40% in November. That number was higher among Democrats, 6 in 10 of whom said the same thing in both surveys. © Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

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Police Present N1.5bn To Deceased Officers’ Families

The inspector-general of police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has presented a cheque of N1.594,625,151.66 to the families and beneficiaries of deceased officers. The cheques were presented at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters, Abuja to 727 beneficiaries of families of deceased officers who died in 2018/2019, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023. The IGP charged them to use the money for the benefit of the families left behind by the officers. He said this is the fifth batch of cheque disbursement since he took over as the inspector-general of police. A breakdown of the disbursement showed that about N55 million is disbursed to 311 beneficiaries for group life insurance. Also, about N761 million is disbursed to 178 beneficiaries for balance payment for life assurance. The IGP also said about N167 million was disbursed to 78 beneficiaries for full group life assurance 2022/2023. About N113 million was disbursed as 100 per cent insurance payment for 149 beneficiaries. The IGP also stated that so far, over N7 billion has been disbursed to over 2,000 families as life assurance and IGP welfare insurance. He expressed hope that this will help the families in this period of hardship.

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Lekhi in Ludhiana: Is she BJP candidate from this industrial city?

Denied a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the New Delhi constituency she won in 2014 and 2019, Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday made her way to Ludhiana amid speculations the BJP might field her from this industrial city of Punjab. “Such decisions are taken by the party high command, not by us. I’m a faithful and disciplined soldier of the party and will carry out any assignment given to me by the party leadership,” Lekhi told reporters when asked about her candidature. “When the decision about candidates for Punjab is taken, it will be announced through a public platform,” said Lekhi, who went hammer and tongs at the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab for its “failure” to deliver on its poll promises and claimed that “the AAP was facing difficulty in finding new faces for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state”. The BJP leader claimed that it would be defeated in all 13 seats. “The AAP government has not started a new project in Punjab since coming to power in the state. All development projects in the state are funded by the Centre and were started much before the AAP government came to power. The project to clean Budha Nallah has become a gold mine for some. Crores of rupees have been spent but things have not changed,” she told reporters. “Today Punjabis are unhappy with the AAP government. It also failed to rein in the drug mafia. Law and order have completely broken down. Crimes have increased a lot after the AAP government came to power. Besides, liquor vends have been opened at every intersection,” she said. Lekhi said, “Crores of people in the country are taking the benefit of Ayushman Bharat. The BJP government works for the interests of the people. The BJP government at the Center made efforts to ensure the benefit of the central schemes reaches the masses. The Modi government has made many such public welfare schemes which are directly benefiting the people.” Earlier in the day, Lekhi arrived in the city by Vande Bharat Express and paid obeisance at Durga Mata Mandir near Jagraon Bridge and Dukhniwaran Gurdwara. Later, she held meetings with industrialists, traders, doctors, advocates and other professionals at a city hotel before leaving for Delhi late in the evening. Lekhi also met BJP workers. “Suggestions by association heads of various sectors were given to her in writing,” Ludhiana BJP president Rajnish Dhiman told The Indian Express.

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Preston Beach volunteer rangers fully support shire’s plans to add fees to 4WDs

The West Australian Perth Now Click to open navigation ‌‌ News Chevron Down Icon Breaking News Western Australia National World Technology Opinion Weather Sport Chevron Down Icon AFL Cricket Soccer Basketball Tennis NRL Rugby Motor Racing MMA Golf Netball Cycling Entertainment Chevron Down Icon Confidential Movies Best Short Film Television Music Reviews Books Competitions Business Chevron Down Icon Breaking News Economy Markets Property Commercial Property Workplace Matters Lifestyle Chevron Down Icon Food Personal Finance Health Parenting Fashion Travel Home & Garden Relationships Stars Real Estate HUH? Local News Chevron Down Icon North Central South Mandurah Competitions Find My Paper Digital Editions Shop Now Read your local paperNews to your inbox Breaking News Western Australia National World Technology Opinion Weather Camera IconPreston Beach Volunteer Rangers Barry Pitman, Tammy Smith and Noel Dew. Credit: Supplied/RegionalHUB Preston Beach volunteer rangers fully support shire’s plans to add fees to 4WDs Craig DuncanHarvey-Waroona Reporter March 19, 2024 11:05AM Comments TopicsSouth WestHarvey-Waroona ReporterRegional WAWA News The Shire of Waroona’s decision to investigate a beach management system — which may include paid permits — may be a controversial proposal, but the Preston Beach Volunteer Rangers are in full support of the move. The volunteer rangers have seen the beach change from a quiet oasis known by a few, to the sandy superhighway it is today. In their 25 years monitoring the beach they have seen it all — from utes flipped on their roofs to cars being dragged out to sea. Noel Dew has been with the rangers from the start and said the Shire needed to implement some type of management strategy now if they want people to continue enjoying the beach in the future. TheNightly Get in front of tomorrow’s news for FREE Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.READ NOW “This is designed to preserve this beach,” he said. “I’ve got grandkids and I want that beach to stay open for them.” Mr Dew said he believes one problem is people think the shire’s proposed action is a “cash grab”, which he said it clearly was not. “You can’t just keep turning a blind eye to the fact that it’s getting busier and busier,” he said. “It’s not designed as a money maker, it’s designed to help keep people safe.” ‘Please stop your plans’WA hotspot launches anti-industrial billboards in GERMANY Mr Dew said he felt if nothing was done, it would be likely Preston Beach could be forced to close to four-wheel-drives in the future. Some beaches around Australia have been closed to 4WDs in recent years and Mr Dew said he does not want to see that happen on his beach. Shire of Waroona president Mike Walmsley said it was crucial some sort of monitoring system was put in place for the future management of the beach. “It’s a privilege to drive on the beach,” he said. “And we don’t want to lose that privilege, so we have to get better at what we are doing out there.” Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email Us Copy the Link Register and have your say. Register to comment Already have an account? Log in Buy now for Easter Telethon Snuggle Hoodies are back! With every purchase you’re also supporting Telethon’s mission of building a better and brighter future for WA kids. From around the site Politics’Routine’ strip-searching of kids amid policy review PoliticsWest condemns Putin’s ‘undemocratic’ election win BoxingTszyu to chase unified world-title dream in Vegas CrimeMan charged with murder of inmate in NSW jail Your Local News Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to InstagramShare to YoutubeEmail UsGet Digital Edition Buy now for Easter Telethon Snuggle Hoodies are back! With every purchase you’re also supporting Telethon’s mission of building a better and brighter future for WA kids. Perth Now Email UsNewsletter Chevron Down IconSubmit story tip Camera IconSubmit photos Get Digital EditionDigital edition Chevron Down IconBack to top Follow Us Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to InstagramShare to YoutubeGet Digital EditionEmail Us About Us Contact Us Careers Letter to the Editor Place an Ad Privacy Policy Code of Conduct Editorial Complaints Terms of Use Cookie Settings © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2024 News Sport Entertainment Business Lifestyle Shop Now Privacy Policy Code of Conduct Editorial Complaints Terms of Use Cookie Settings Subscribe to the Paper Read your PerthNow Local Newspaper Advertise on PerthNow Our Partners Real Estate View Healthengine Huddle Insurance Carbar CarExpert Raiz Invest Institchu Starts at 60 MoneyMe Iseekplant The Nightly The West Australian 7plus 7NEWS TV Guide Streamer

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William to visit Sheffield to join locals in discussions to end homelessness

The Prince of Wales’s ambitious project to help end homelessness has been given a boost worth £1 million from a DIY retailer. William will visit Sheffield, one of six locations for his Homewards initiative, to join families who have experienced homelessness, community representatives and grassroots organisations taking part in a workshop to help design the city’s new housing project. The future king will unveil Homebase’s pledge of £1 million of support in the form of up to 1,500 home starter packs, which could include paint, furniture, flooring and furnishings to help tenants turn a property into a home. The packs from the retailer, an official Homewards supporter, will be provided to the housing projects created in Homewards’ six flagship areas launched by William last year, and a further Duchy of Cornwall development. The event will be staged at a community space called The Learning Zone in north-east Sheffield and attended by Damian McGloughlin, Homebase’s chief executive officer. He said: “At Homebase, we know how important it is to have a place to call home, and we’re committed to co-producing home starter packs with the people who will be using them. “Over the next five years, we’ll help end the cycle of homelessness by supporting a fresh start with a fresh lick of paint, and all their home needs.” William will also sit down with local landlords to discuss their support for ending homelessness among families – a growing issue in the city – and hear about the housing commitments they are making to support the programme. A group of landlords including Keystone Property Group, Places for People, Letzmove, My Landlord Cares and Arches Housing has pledged more than 30 three and four-bedroom properties for families on the brink of losing their homes. Homewards wants to focus on unlocking more affordable, long-term family homes from across the rented sector in Sheffield to help families who may be struggling to find a permanent place to live. Each Homewards location will deliver its own housing project over five years, designed to meet local needs to tackle homelessness and test new ways to unlock homes at scale, both within their area and beyond. The six areas are Newport, South Wales, three neighbouring Dorset towns – Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, the south London Borough of Lambeth, Belfast, Aberdeen and Sheffield. Later in the day William will visit the city centre for a meeting of the Homewards Sheffield Local Coalition, which over the past nine months has been working to create an action plan to tackle the housing issues facing the city. The group will discuss the project’s impact and its next steps forward.

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Federal court rules firearm restrictions on defendants awaiting trial are constitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Court orders that prohibited two criminal defendants from possessing firearms while they awaited trial were constitutional because they were in line with past restrictions on firearms, a federal court ruled Monday. Judge Gabriel P. Sanchez, writing for a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, found that U.S. laws have historically sought to disarm dangerous criminal defendants, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sanchez said those previous prohibitions justified the restrictions placed on John Thomas Fencl and Jesus Perez-Garcia, defendants in California whose challenges to the law were consolidated in Monday’s order. “Here, the historical evidence, when considered as a whole, shows a long and broad history of legislatures exercising authority to disarm people whose possession of firearms would pose an unusual danger, beyond the ordinary citizen, to themselves or others,” Sanchez wrote. “The temporary disarmament of Fencl and Perez-Garcia as a means reasonably necessary to protect public safety falls within that historical tradition.” Katie Hurrelbrink, an attorney for both men, told the Times she intended to “continue litigating this” by asking for a review by a larger, en banc appellate panel and, if necessary, the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney Tara McGrath said in a statement that the ruling “recognized the long history of keeping firearms out of the hands of those who refuse to abide by the law.” The Times cited court records that show Fencl was arrested and charged with various crimes after law enforcement officials discovered more than 100 guns in his home near San Diego. Perez-Garcia was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border when a customs inspection of a vehicle in which he was a passenger uncovered about 11 kilograms of methamphetamine and half a kilogram of fentanyl, court records show. Both Fencl and Perez-Garcia argued that while detained defendants had historically had firearms taken away from them, there was no historical record of detainees who had been released from detention being precluded from possessing firearms. Sanchez wrote that the decision to take their guns was “consistent with our nation’s long history of temporarily disarming criminal defendants facing serious charges and those deemed dangerous or unwilling to follow the law.” Both men were released from custody pending trial and subsequently challenged the terms of their release under a “history and tradition” test the U.S. Supreme Court established in 2022 for assessing the constitutionality of gun laws nationwide. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn. vs. Bruen, the high court said that gun laws are legitimate only if they are rooted in U.S. history and tradition or are sufficiently analogous to some historic law. The Bruen decision led to a surge in challenges to gun laws. The Associated Press

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