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Indian student Ria Patel killed in US accident

Image credit; Ria Patel’s FB page

Hyderabad: An Indian American student was killed in a road accident in Minneapolis in the US on Sunday, the American Bazaar reported.

Her 21-year old boy friend was arrested two days after the accident for abandoning her on the road and fleeing the accident spot leaving her to her fate.

Ria Patel, a student of St Thomas University , was going in her car along with her boy friend Micheal Lawrence Campbell when the accident took place. Police said Campbell was fully drunk and rammed the car into a traffic post. Ria Patel received serious head injuries.

Soon after the accident, he left her in the car and fled the scene. Police attended on her and took her  to hospital after giving first aid. But she died two days later while undergoing treatment in the hospital. She was identified as Ria Patel only on Thursday.

Police picked up Campbell on Wednesday from his residence at Wright County. He was arrested and sent to jail. 

Ria Patel’s friends organised condolence meeting at St  Thomas University on Thursday and the meeting was well attended by her friends and university officials. 

Her family and friends have set up a Foundation in her memory to campaign against drunk driving and its consequences. Meanwhile, friends launched fund collection campaign to raise funds for the foundation on the GoFund me page.

As against a goal of 20 K , the page has already raised a fund of $ 15,656 at the time of publishing this story. 

Guntur boy mauled to death by stray dogs

Guntur : Stray dogs attacked and mauled a four-year old boy to death in Guntur Thursday evening. The tragic incident took place in Rajiv Gruha Kalpa complex at Takkellapaadu on the outskirts of the city.

The boy, D. Prem Kumar, was attacked and mauled to death by the a group of four dogs while he was playing. Some boys were playing in the first floor of the complex but Prem Kumar came down as part of their play. 

As soon as he came down, the stray dogs which were already fighting there, pounced on him and attacked him biting him everywhere. His parents were not at home when the incident occurred. The neighbors took him to hospital immediately but the boy was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Guntur Municipal Corporation officials said they were trying to control the population of stray dogs but  they can’t them. Prem Kumar’s mother Malleswari told reporters that she has lodged a complaint about  the stray dogs menace last week only but the officials took no action to deal with the situation. “If they had acted on time, my son would have been saved,” she said,.

Make India safe for children: Satyarthi tells people

Kailash Satyarthi Bharat Yatra in Hyderabad, to pass thru Telangana

Hyderabad: The Bharat Yatra, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi reached Hyderabad in Telangana on Thursday on the eleventh day of the 35-day long march across India.

The Nobel Peace Laureate and his co-marchers were welcomed at the capital by Naini Narshimha Reddy, Home Minister, Telangana, to join the Bharat Yatra to ensure the realization of Surakshit Bachpan-Surakshit Bharat.  Keshav Rao, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Vishweshwar Reddy, Member Parliament, Lok Sabha, B. Vinod Kumar, Member Parliament, Lok Sabha and Amala Akkineni, actress and social activist were present at the march with Satyarthi.

Satyarthi’s Yatra was also joined by numerous faith leaders like Hari Kishan and Shri.Vithal Rao- Aarya Samaj, B.K Rajni-Brahama Kumari, Brother Varghese and Maulana Agha Mujahid Hussain in Hyderabad, who committed to ensure that those following them would participate in the Yatra, and strive to make India safe for our children.

Said Maulana ji, “Children are unblemished and pure. They are akin to God. It is the fault in our society that we are unable to see their purity”

The march saw the participation of over 3000 youth and dignitaries, ranging from Government officials, NGO’s, activists and actors, walk from Mozahmjahi market to demand necessary rights for the youngest citizens of our country. The spirit shown by Hyderabad, to pledge and join the Bharat Yatra to make India safe for our children is what is needed for the country to take its steps towards combating this growing menace. 

The Yatra marchers called upon the youth of the country to step up and fight for children across India. They urged people of Hyderabad and the state of Telangana to strive towards building a safe childhood and a safe India. 

Said Kailash Satyarthi, “The people gathered here, have come to change this nation, to make India safe. You have come here to wage a war on rape, on sexual abuse, on child trafficking and we will win this war. The country’s youngest state, Telangana must lead the way in protecting the youngest citizens of the country, our children.”

Satyarthi also addressed a seminar organized by the ministry of Woman and Child Development in Telangana, emphasising on the need to implement the already existing laws in a more structured manner. The Bharat Yatra launched on Sept 11 at Kanyakumari by Satyarthi is marching across the country to build unprecedented awareness on combating child sexual abuse and trafficking.

Ever since its launch, Bharat Yatra has been drawing enormous support from citizens across India, including celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan who tweeted to his fans to support the Yatra.          

Rajamouli to finalise Amaravati City concept

Vijayawada : Tollywood director S.S. Rajamouli called on CM Chandrababu Naidu here on Wednesday and discussed the designs of Capital City Amaravati.

Rajamouli came to Vijayawada in the morning and had met Chandrababu three times during the course of the day to discuss the designs of Capital City. Naidu requested him to interact with designers Norman Foster personally in London and finalize the designs of the capital city.

“The Capital City should look very attractive and beautiful and reflect the greatness of Telugu culture and traditions. The designs should be on par with the looks and greatness of top rated structures in the world,” he told Rajamouli.

Rajamouli promised to help the Government in finalizing a concept for Capital City designs. He said he would first hold a video conference with the Norman Foster representatives in London and then visit them.

In between meetings with Chandrababu Naidu, Rajamouli toured in the Capital region to have an idea of the geography of the area. He also took a boat  ride in River Krishna to develop an idea of the backwaters of the Prakasam Barrage.    

Later, Minister P Narayana told reporters that Rajamouli will only help develop a concept to shape up the designs. “He will have nothing  to do with the designs. He will help the government in developing a concept to finalize the designs,” he said in an interaction with the media.

7 die as tunnel roof collapses in Kaleswaram project works

Hyderabad: Seven workers were killed and another worker sustained serious injuries when the tunnel roof of Kaleswaram Project works collapsed at Ellanthakunta in Sircilla Rajanna district on Wednesday.

Following the collapse of air block,a huge 7-meter stone fell on the workers and six of them died instantly. Two of the injured workers were taken to hospital immediately but one of them died on way to hospital. The workers were from Odisha, Bihar and Jharkand.

The tragedy took place at the tenth package works when the workers were working on tunnel work. Following the tragedy, works were suspended.

The killed were identified as Gautam, 24, Hariram, 24, and Harischandra, 35, from Chattisgarh, Hari, 38,from Odisha,  Jitender Singh, 25 of Bihar and Jayaprakash, 26, from Bhupalapally district. 

Even as the Congress demanded a compensation of Rs. 20 lakh compensation to the families of the each of the killed, the project contractor announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each.  TS Government has ordered an inquiry into the tragedy.