QHyderabad: Cobras Infest City; Cops Rescue 325 Child Labourers
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1. Four Hospitalised With Swine Flu Symptoms
Four patients with symptoms of the swine flu were admitted to the Gandhi hospital on Monday. Last week, five persons had been admitted to the hospital and were under treatment as they tested positive for H1N1, the swine flu virus.
Five out of the nine patients are women. Four students of NALSAR University of law were also among the patients under treatment, Gandhi hospital authorities said. All the patients are currently stable. Samples of the four patients were sent to the Institute of Preventive Medicine for testing, authorities said. While Gandhi hospital admitted many cases of swine flu in October 2018, their number came down by January this year. On an average, two cases were reported in the hospital per week.
(Source: The Hindu)
2. Hyderabad: 50% of Rescued Snakes Are Cobras, Numbers Increasing
The city is getting infested with poisonous snakes and residents of areas like Jubilee Hills, Gachi Bowli, Kondapur and Attapur have to be on guard in particular as it was in these areas where most of the snakes were trapped by forest department officials. Pointing to poisonous snakes including cobras getting adapted to human habitat in Hyderabad city, an analysis of rescues of snakes by Friends of Snakes Society with the help of the Telangana forest department in 2018 revealed that not only has the numbers of snakes rescued increased, but also that 50 percent of them were Spectacled Cobras (the common Indian cobra).
(Source: The Times of India)
3. Hyderabad Police: ‘Operation Smile’ Rescues 325 Kids in January
Hyderabad Police, under their initiative called Operation Smile, rescued 325 children who were missing and working as child labourers. All the children were rescued in January.
The officials also booked 14 cases against various establishments for engaging underaged children to work. Among the lot were children from other states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and even Nepal, officials said. The police have identified about 200 hotspots in the city where children are engaged as labourers.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle)
4. Farmers’ Issues to Be Discussed at Kisan Meet in Hyderabad
In the backdrop of agriculture distress and farmers suicides, All India Kisan Congress will organise the Kisan Congress of Southern States at Gandhi Bhavan here, on Tuesday.
According to All India Kisan Congress vice-president M Kodanda Reddy, the day-long meeting will see the experts have in-depth discussions on various issues concerning the farmers, on how to improve agriculture sector and to draw plans for welfare of farmers. Discussions would also be held on Congress party’s agriculture policies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.All India Kisan Congress chairman Nana Patole, and representatives from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry, would participate in the meeting.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
5. Steps Intensified to Curb Teakwood Smuggling
The state government has decided to set up check posts manned jointly by armed police and forest officials in 54 locations across the state as part of intensification of efforts to curb teakwood smuggling and other illegal activities in forest lands. Chief Secretary SK Joshi held a video-conference with district collectors and other senior officials on the steps that should be taken.
(Source: The Hindu)
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