Four West Bengal trekkers on an expedition to Mount Ali Ratni Tibba (5,458m) in Kullu district have been missing since September 7, officials said on Friday.
The missing hikers are Abhijit Banik, 43; Chinmoy Mondal, 43; Dibash Das, 37; and Binoy Das, 31.
National Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said a cook and two expedition members had returned to Wachem near Malana and informed authorities of the four missing men.
“The local government and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS, Manali) have dispatched a rescue team to search for the missing trekkers.”
Karnataka HC: Election petitions should ideally be cleared within 6 months
The Karnataka High Court has observed that election petitions should ideally be processed within six months. He scoffed at the habit of dragging out such petitions until the next election. Justice Krishna S Dixit made the observation while hearing an election petition filed in 2018 by Muniraju Gowda, who as a BJP candidate lost the assembly seat of Rajarajeshwari Nagar to the candidate of the then Congress, Munirathna Naidu, who is now a minister in the BJP government.
Mumbai Dabbawalas mourn death of British Queen – ‘Had a very close relationship’
As the world mourns the death of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Queen Elizabeth II – who claims to have ‘very close relations with the Royal Family’ – also expressed her sadness at the death of the British monarch on older. Leaders and politicians took to Twitter to mourn the death of the British Queen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elizabeth “a pillar of our times”.
Events in Bangalore this weekend: plays, cloud tops, live concerts and more
Even when parts of the city struggle with flooding and waterlogging, Bengaluru holds various events this weekend to suit your eclectic tastes. Basic Theater Workshop: For ages 12 and up, hosted by Yours Truly Theater on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for three and a half hours for Rs 5,000 per head.2. Unpopular Opinions: A live-action comedy by Rupen Paul and Gautham Govindam for those not easily offended.
Waterlogging near temples in Nashik amid heavy rains in Maharashtra. Video
Heavy downpours in Maharashtra hit several parts of the state, and in Nashik, about 160 km from the capital Mumbai, a flooding Godavari river caused waterlogging near several shrines. In a video shared by news agency ANI, temples can be seen partially submerged after a period of heavy rain. Nashik is one of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites. Trimbakeshwar temple, Shree Someshwar temple and other shrines are frequented by devotees.
A building under construction collapses in Delhi’s Azad market; 6 fears trapped
A four-storey building under construction in the Azad market area of Delhi collapsed on Friday morning. Four people injured in the incident have been taken to hospital for treatment and at least six are still trapped, according to fire officials. According to the first information, five people would be trapped under the rubble. However, officials revised their estimate to at least six after saving three people.