Jharkhand: One dead, 100 ill after consuming mid-day meal in Koderma school

One student died and around hundred students fell ill allegedly after consuming mid-day meal at a school in Koderma district of Jharkhand, the police said today.

Published: 31st August 2018 04:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2018 01:24 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

RANCHI: One student of Nawadih Middle School in Koderma died, while more than 100 others landed in the hospital after eating a mid-day meal on Wednesday.

According to district administration, the students started complaining of severe abdominal pain, vomiting and loose motion in the evening after consuming a platter of rice with potatoes and peas, served in the MDM following which they were admitted to Sadar Hospital in Koderma.

The deceased has been identified as Manish Kumar, 12, a student of Class VI in the School, who died while being taken to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi on Wednesday while others were released from the hospital after treatment.

Five killed in lightning strikes in West Bengal

KOLKATA: At least five people were killed in different districts of West Bengal on Friday after being struck by lightning, an official of the state disaster management department said. One death was reported each from Hooghly, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts while two people were killed in East Burdwan district, he said.

"All the deaths were caused by lightning (strikes) as it was raining heavily during the afternoon," the official said. Over 60 people have died due to lightning strikes in the state so far this year, he said.

Rajnath disapproves JK BJP chief's comments on ex-Guv Vohra

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday disapproved the remarks of the BJP's Jammu and Kashmir chief criticising N N Vohra, saying the former Governor had performed with distinction and maintained the dignity of the constitutional post. In a statement, Singh said the governor's post is constitutional and has its own dignity and it is expected from a governor that he or she performs impartially without fear and favour.

"N N Vohra was an outstanding officer. As a governor, he performed with distinction and maintained the constitutional dignity," he said. The home minister said people of Jammu and Kashmir appreciated the role of Vohra as a governor for 10 years.

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