1. One More Dengue Patient Dies, Toll In KMC Area Rises To FiveA 43-year-old woman, who had tested positive for dengue, died on Thursday morning at a nursing home in Ekbalpore. Noor Jahan Khatoon becomes the fifth dengue patient to have died in the KMC area, which has registered four such deaths in September alone.Khatoon was admitted to the nursing home late on Tuesday with high fever and respiratory distress. Her condition gradually deteriorated and she died early on Thursday. The death certificate of the homemaker mentions “cardiac failure in a case of dengue”. She, however, died before the final confirmation report of dengue came in.(Source: The Times Of India) Dengue Outbreaks May Be Prevented By Specially-Bred Mosquitoes2. Advanced Scan On 15 BridgesThe government has commissioned a detailed assessment of the stability of 15 bridges and flyovers based on signs of stress noticed during inspections in the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse."We want to start the process immediately because it is a time-consuming one. Studying the structural health of a bridge takes over three months. Based on the reports received, bids will be invited for repair contracts," a senior government official said.The task of finding out exactly what ails the 15 bridges and how these problems are to be rectified could take around a year.(Source: The Telegraph)3. Strong Foundation, Shaky DeckA private infrastructure company has advised the government against rebuilding only the fallen portion of the Majerhat bridge, citing irreparable damage over time to the girders and the deck slabs that still stand on an otherwise strong foundation.An engineer in the team that had assessed the stability of the bridge at the government's request told Metro that its design was a complex one compared to modern structures that have far fewer girders across a deck slab of equal length. "The portion of the Majerhat bridge that caved in on 4 September comprised 42 girders. A modern-day structure with a similar span would have four to five girders at the most," he said.(Source: The Telegraph)Majerhat Flyover Collapse Due to Metro Work: PWD Report4. Ceiling Chunk Falls On DocsTwo junior doctors at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital were injured when a chunk of the ceiling in a classroom collapsed on them during a clinical demonstration on Thursday.Nurman Ali Sheikh, a cardiac patient who was present in the classroom as part of the demonstration in the medicine department, appeared to have suffered a panic attack, which was followed by chest pain. He was immediately shifted to the cardiac department.Junior doctor Satyaki Roy suffered an injury on his shoulder, while colleague Sanjay Sen, sitting beside him, suffered head injuries.(Source: The Telegraph)Bengal’s Top Medical College Has Dirty Toilets & Unlivable Hostels5. Business 'Down', Ganesh Puja SmallerPandals have become shorter and the idols smaller. Soirees known for celebrity dazzle are missing the stars they can longer afford.The elephant god has arrived, but not the prosperity he is known to bring. Across Ganesh Chaturthi pandals in Calcutta, the buzz is "bajaar (business) down" and the downbeat mood is reflected in budget cuts." Bajaar down, dada, and we have been living with that every day for over a year. If business decreases, we have to make adjustments everywhere," said a real estate developer in Salt Lake who is associated with a puja in the township.(Source: The Telegraph)India Rings In Ganesh Chaturthi With ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ Chants6. Treatment Funds Buy Ambulance For PetsA fashion photographer and pet parent has turned a messiah for ailing pets, especially those that need emergency care in the middle of the night, in a city where such services are rare.Arijit Mukherjee has been running a veterinary clinic, Cats n Dogs, in Salt Lake that also offers mobile care to pets for the past three months.Mukherjee started out by going to pets in distress in his own car, with a vet in tow, between 9 pm and 5 am when few veterinarians are available.Next on his agenda was an 24x7 ambulance service for pets. The photographer, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015, used a part of the money he had set aside for his treatment to buy a second-hand ambulance from an NGO in Jhargram last month.(Source: The Telegraph)This Jaipur Vet is Fitting Prosthetic Limbs on Injured Animals7. No Toll For Bikes On 2nd BridgeBikers using the Vidyasagar Setu will no longer have to pay any toll from 1 October, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The CM announced a waiver of toll of Rs 5 on Thursday.The CM said this will cause a revenue loss to the state exchequer of around Rs 5 to Rs 6 crore annually. She said on an average 3.11 crore vehicles ply over the bridge annually and among them, 84 lakh two wheelers had used the bridge in the last fiscal.Often there is queue at the toll plaza during the busy hours and it generates a lot of pollution as the motorcyclists do not switch off their vehicle, said the CM.(Source: The Times Of India) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.