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3 Personnel Killed, 11 Injured In INS Ranvir Blast

Three naval personnel died and 11 are injured due to an explosion on board destroyer INS Ranvir on January 19. The incident took place at 4.30 pm as reported by the officials and it happened in the internal compartment. There has been no major material damage reported. "In an unfortunate incident today at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, three naval personnel succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion in an internal compartment onboard INS Ranvir," said the Defence Ministry in a release. The names of three officers who died in the blast are Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) First Class Krishan Kumar, MCPO Second Class Surinder Kumar and MCPO Second Class AK Singh. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar expresses his grief for the families of the officers who died in the mishap. The 1...

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The Two Seasons Of Uttarakhand: Pilgrimage Season And Disaster Season

Making sense of the incessant spate of disasters in the Himalayan state. Uttarakhand as a naturally disaster prone state made worse by reckless human activities. Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand On good days Uttarakhand is in the news for high-profile visitors thronging the state seeking spiritual rejuvenation. Political faces like PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and many others have walked up its winding, paved paths leading up to its famed Kedarnath temple.  On bad days, the state is buried under landslides or submerged under floodwaters. On such days, the same high-profile visitors are back in the state on choppers, aerially surveying the extent of the damage. Life in Uttarakhand looks like a seamless dance between profound spiritual existence and climatic tragedies of epic propor...

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