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To come back in power, BJP has to build Ram Mandir: Hindu priest threatens to withdraw support

06 Jun,2018 Politics

NEW DELHI: There seems to be no end to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s troubles. On one hand, the Opposition is gaining footage with every passing poll, on the other hand, some of the party’s supporting organisations are pressing on the issue of Ram Mandir.

“If they (BJP) want to come in power again (in 2019) then they have to build the Ram Temple, else we will start a movement and make sure they are defeated,” Mahant Paramhans Das, a priest in Uttar Pradesh’s Chawani Temple told ANI.

Das’ was reacting to Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi statement.

Naqvi had earlier claimed that development will be the only issue for BJP in 2019 elections, further adding that Hindutva and Ram Mandir are not the primary issues for the saffron party.

“Today our government has made development as the mood of the nation. We have made development, a people’s movement. Prime Minister Modi has become ‘Vikas Nayak’ for the people of the country,” the minister said.

Naqvi further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the “biggest victim of political intolerance” and from Gujarat to Delhi “political conspiracies” were hatched against him by “frustrated forces” who have been defeated by the people of the country.

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, a youth wing formed by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also reportedly threatened to cut off contact with BJP if building the Ram Mandir ceases to be one of the primary issues.

They added that the recent defeat in by-elections is due to the party’s slow move over the construction of Ram Mandir.

Clean India: Government launches sanitary pads at only Rs 2.50

06 Jun,2018 Business

Bringing yet another innovation in spreading cleanliness and hygiene, the government introduced sanitary pads that will be sold at Rs 2.50 on Monday, June 4. This is pad is also environment-friendly. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi project, the pad will be sold all over the country.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandavia told reporters in New Delhi that these sanitary pads, called Oxo-biodegradable facility, will be available at 3,600 Drug Centers across the country. This center is spread across 33 States and Union Territories.

The minister said that the price of these pads has been kept low for better reach and usage. In the market where the available pads are generally priced at Rs 8 per unit, the cost of the four unit packs is Rs 10.

The minister also added that the pad will help women of poor classes to maintain their basic needs related to cleanliness. He also said that competition from the new cheap pad market will increase and other companies can also reduce their prices.

Bepannah 5 June 2018 Full Episode Written Update: Rajvir Finds Out About Zoya and Aditya’s Whereabouts

06 Jun,2018 Entertainment

In yesterday’s episode of Bepannah, Aditya starts to feel very thirsty while being in the jungle. Zoya finds a pond and helps Aditya drink water. On the other side, the bankers reach Zosh Company and order to seal it. The employees plead for being given some more time but the bankers are reluctant in accepting their requests and further seal the company.
Aditya finds a phone booth and makes a call to Arjun. A police officer happens to stand beside Arjun while he attends the call thinking that it is Aditya who had called. Aditya also, very smartly, talks in Sheikh’s tone, tells his location in code language and easily fools the police officer while Arjun knows that it is Aditya on the line. Arjun cracks the code and comes to know that Aditya was in Badlapur. Rajvir tracks Aditya’s and Arjun’s phone call and is also able to know Aditya’s location. Aditya and Zoya find a tea stall and buy something to eat. Arjun is trying to get out of his house in order to reach Zoya and Aditya but the police don’t allow him to leave.
Zoya and Aditya see a car coming their way. Zoya assumes that it was Arjun’s car but Aditya tells him that it wasn’t Arjun and they both realise it is Rajvir. Zoya and Aditya again start running away and enter the jungle. While trying to find a place to hide Zoya’s foot gets stuck in a trap that is usually placed for animal hunting. Aditya helps Zoya to get out of it and further carries Zoya in his arms and continues to run.
Zoya and Aditya reach a place which looked busy as people could be seen around. They find a house where they could see no one and so they decide to go there to hide. Rajvir reaches the same place and orders the police to look everywhere for Aditya and Zoya.

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Doctors Answer: ‘I Have Cold & Fever, Could It Be Nipah Virus?’

Doctors Answer: ‘I Have Cold & Fever, Could It Be Nipah Virus?’

02 Jun,2018 Lifestyle

Thank you for sending your queries on the Nipah virus outbreak. We understand that with the multiple misinformed WhatsApp forwards doing the rounds, it is getting even more difficult to separate fact from fiction.

As promised, we at FIT are getting doctors to answer your concerns about Nipah virus and clear any misconceptions.

Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, Senior Consultant – Internal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has answered some of your queries.

We have got multiple questions on fruits (which are safe to consume, which must be avoided). Here’s what Dr Chatterjee says:

“First of all, don’t panic. If you are not in a Nipah affected area, then it’s safe to consume fresh fruits and juices. People in the infected areas must exercise caution and avoid consumption of fruits for a few days until the situation improves.”

My friend (45), daughter (18) and I (45) will be going to Thiruvanthapuram, Kanyakumari, Allepey, Munnar, Kochi, Madurai and Rameswaram in June for a week by air. We are not sure whether it would be completely safe. We are physically healthy, have good immunity and have decided not to eat fruits, salads and visit near zoos or hospitals. Is it okay to go to these places or should we just cancel our trip? I know, it’s too early. Maybe, after a couple of weeks, things would either get better or virus may spread to nearby areas. Please advise.

While the virus is not widespread currently and the government has not issued any travel advisory, I would still recommend you to preferably avoid travelling to such areas, unless there’s an emergency and you have to travel.

I live about 70-100 kilometres away from a Nipah affected area. People from my place travel daily to affected areas for work. So is it safe to eat meat (from restaurants) and fruits from my area?

Bats can often travel for long distances. So there’s a chance that fruits might get infected.(Photo: iStockphoto)

Bats can often travel for long distances. So there’s a chance that fruits might get infected. So it’s better to avoid consuming any fruits for a a few days from such areas. And since pigs are also found to be carriers of Nipah, it’s better to avoid consuming their meat for some days.

8 days ago, I went to a water resort on outskirts of Bengaluru. There were date palm trees and some dates on ground there. Since two days now, I have developed cold, sneezing and nose blockage, which has now turned to low fever. Even my wife recently traveled to Trivandrum by flight and has developed cold and sneezing. Should we get ourselves checked for Nipah?

The symptoms of Nipah (like any viral infection) are fever, cough, breathlessness and frequent headaches.(Photo: iStockphoto)

The symptoms of Nipah (like any viral infection) are fever, cough, breathlessness and frequent headaches. So if you feel you and your wife are showing any of these symptoms, then I would advise you to consult your local physician and get a proper check-up done.

About 13 days back, my wife and me accidentally consumed jackfruit (from Kerala) which was partially eaten by bats. While there aren’t any symptoms yet, we are worried a lot after hearing about the outbreak of Nipah. Will there be problems in the future? Please advise.

First of all, don’t panic. Since you say you have consumed a fruit partially eaten by bats, I feel you should get a thorough check-up done by the local physician. Be aware that the symptoms of Nipah (like any viral infection) are fever, cough, breathlessness and frequent headaches. So it’s better you get a checkup done, just to be sure that nothing is wrong.

I am from Odisha. I have been suffering from cough since 4 days, not severe but mild. Can this be Nipah symptom? I have not been to Kerala ever and am not eating any fruits. But my family members are eating fruits. Please advise.

Please understand that since Nipah is a virus, it’s symptoms are also very identical to other viral infections. So if you are not from a Nipah infected area, then there’s no need to worry. You can consult a local physician if you feel unwell. And it’s safe to consume fruits if you are not in an infected area.

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