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Shocking: Urban areas in Maharashtra amount for 78% of total dengue cases

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The shocking details emerge in a report by the State’s Health Department. The report shows Mumbai marks highest number of deaths due to dengue.

The dengue cases in the city of Mumbai have risen, a report revealed. A latest report by state department of health marked that major cities in Maharashtra including Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Nashik recorded approximately 58% of dengue cases.

As per the report, Mumbai stood second in terms of incidence with almost 913 cases. However, it stood first in recording the highest deaths in last five years. The report cited that around 12 people died due to dengue in September alone out of 17 people.

Surprisingly, it is the urban areas that recorded highest number of cases than rural areas. The shocking details show that Urban areas contributed whopping 78% to the total cases with around 3720 cases while rural area contributed only 22%.

The report however only takes into consideration the data collected from Government run hospitals. Whereas the data from government hospitals show negative cases, Private hospitals recorded positive ones. However, the department of health is treating them as ‘suspicious cases’.

Officials believe that compared to earlier years, this year the situation has improved. MS Diggikar, joint director (vector-borne diseases), state health department said, “Deaths have significantly reduced as well.”

 

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested: Justice is finally served

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Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested by kerala police on friday after being questioned for the third day over allegations that he raped a nun for several occassions between 2014 and 2016. Soon after the report of it emerged, the case triggered protests by members of the church throughout Kerala. The allegations against the 54 year old bishop were first made nearly three months ago. Kerala had witnessed a huge public outcry and an unprecedented public protest by five nuns of the victim seeking the bishop’s arrest. From social activists to jurists to writers a majority of women had come out in support of their agitation.

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India calls off the meeting with Pakistan, terms it a double game of the neighbouring country?

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Following a national outrage over the government’s decision to meet with Pakistan on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, the top sources in the government have indicated that the Centre has called off the talks. The deep rooted government sources have told that that the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj won’t be shaking hands with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as a consequence of barbarism perpetrated by Pakistan along the border.

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Why did A-list poiticians avoided the RSS conclave?

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Coming ahead of the general elections, Mohan Bhagwat’s elaborations on the RSS’s vision of India hold new possibilities for right-wing politics, which in recent times has become straight-forward and cuts directly to the chase. So in a first-of-its-kind outreach, the RSS had said that they have sent invitations to all the national political parties for the event. But majority of the A-list leaders from various parties had opted not to be part of it. Why?

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