SP Balasubrahmanyam dies; his youthful voice to live in more than 40,000 songs

SP Balasubrahmanyam dies; his youthful voice to live in more than 40,000 songs

S P Balasubrahmanyam

S P BalasubrahmanyamCHENNAI: Legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as Balu and SPB, who enthralled millions of people with his youthful voice, died at 1.04pm on Friday while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a Chennai hospital. He was 74.

SPB, who sang more than 40,000 songs in a career spanning nearly 55 years, had been undergoing treatment in MGM Healthcare since August 5.
“I thank everyone who prayed for him. I thank doctors and nurses who took care of him. He is everyone’s property. My dad will be alive until you are there,” SPB’s son and singer SP Charan said.
SPB was admitted to hospital with “mild” symptoms of Covid-19. The same day, the singer posted a video on his social media page. “Last two to three days, I have been having a little discomfort. Discomfort means little chest congestion, which for a singer is nonsense,” SPB said in his video message.

SPB said he had a bit of phlegm with cold and fever.

“I am perfectly alright except the cold and fever. Fever has also subsided. In two days, I will be discharged, and I will be home. Lot of people have been calling me. I couldn’t attend all the calls. I have come here mostly to take rest, so there won’t be any disturbance to me, and to take medication. Don’t bother calling me. I am fine. I will be fine,” he said. Those were the last words his fans heard from him.

On August 13, after his oxygen saturation dropped, he was moved to the intensive care unit and was put on life support. His condition remained critical although he was stable. The singer’s son S P Charan released video messages assuring people that he was hopeful that his father would recover from the viral infection.

Doctors said they were taking a multi-disciplinary approach to manage his condition. They were collaborating with national and international experts to save SPB who was on ventilator and ECMO on his last days.

On September 8, the hospital said SPB would warrant extended stay in the intensive care unit. On September 19, his son said his father’s condition was improving although he was still on life support. “He started oral intake of food since yesterday. That should help him grow stronger and take care of other vitals also,” he said.

However, on September 24, the hospital said Balasubrahmanyam was “extremely critical”.

Doctors said the singer, who was on the road to recovery, suffered a brain haemorrhage. He was put on maximal life support. A day later, he passed away.

SPB is survived by his wife Savithri, daughter Pallavi and son Charan.

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, who was born in a Telugu Brahmin family in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on June 4, 1946, made his debut as a playback singer in 1966 with the Telugu film “Sri Sri Maryadha Ramanna.”
A versatile singer, languages were no barrier for him. He commanded a fan following across 16 languages, especially in all four southern languages besides Hindi, where he made a mark for himself in the 1980s and 1990s – starting with the songs in “Ek Duje Ke Liye” which also marked the start of his tryst with the national award for playback singing.

Padma Bhushan SPB left a mark not just in film songs, but also in classical music despite no formal training in that genre. If Telugu film “Sankarabharanam” endeared him to admirers of Carnatic music, playing his “Lingashtakam’ and ‘Bilvashtakam’ album in Telugu for Lord Shiva became a daily ritual in many homes.

SPB composed music for around 45 films in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.

He played character roles in more than 40 Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies, including Vijay-starrer “Priyamaanavale.” He also gave his voice in the dubbed Telugu version of movies, including Kamal Haasan-starrer “Dasavathaaram.”

While Rajinikanth reigned supreme as a superstar, fans used to look forward to his opening song sung by SPB. Sentimentally, they believed that Rajinikanth’s films without SPB’s opening song would inadvertently fail.

Known for his humility, SPB never lost his voice till the end. When music composer Mickey J Meyer wanted to replay an old Telugu hit “Elluvochi Godaramma” from the 1982 film “Devatha” for “Valmiki’, a remake of Tamil film “Jigarthanda,” he got SPB to record the song once again, while retaining P Susheela’s voice from the original song. The song released in September 2019 became an instant hit and a rage in Telugu.
“I have come here mostly to take rest,” said SPB in his last message to thousands of his fans. As fans bid ‘Rest in Peace,’ they are soothed by the lines “Indha thegam maraindhaalum isaiyaai malarven” (I will blossom into music even if this body disappears) in the SPB song “Sangeetha Megham” (from the Tamil movie “Udhaya Geetham”).

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You Go Girl: How 15-year-old Jalandhar Teen Turned Hero after Fighting off Mobile Snatchers

The police have arrested one of the two accused men in Punjab’s Jalandhar who attacked a 15-year-old girl with a sharp weapon as they tried to snatch her phone. However, the girl had shown exemplary courage and fought off the attackers on Tuesday. The hunt is on for another accused.

The girl, Kusum Kumari, a resident of Fatehpuri Mohalla, emerged a hero soon after her video of heroically confronting the attackers surfaced on social media. Kumari was walking back home when a bike slowed down near her and the pillion rider grabbed her hand and attacked her with a weapon while trying to snatch her phone. Kumari retaliated and managed to get back her phone.

While people on the Internet expressed concern over the law and order situation, they also praised Kumari for putting up a strong fight.

Kumari, daughter of daily wager, is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital for the injures on her wrist which she got in the attack. Her father Sadhu Ram said she would be discharged within three days.

Meanwhile, the police have identified the apprehended accused as 22-year-old Avinash Kumar and has been sent on police remand for three days, The Tribune reported. Avinash is the main accused who tried to snatch phone from the girl and attacked her with a weapon injuring her wrist. He has been charged under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 379 B of the IPC. The other accused has been identified as Vinod Kumar and is still at large.

The CCTV footage shows Kumari resisting the attack and grabbing the accused’s hand as well and chasing him. After a brief chase, she managed to grab him by his T-shirt and dragged him off the bike. Her act of bravery has been lauded with the Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar announcing to send her name for national and state level bravery awards. DC Ghanshyam Thori also announced a cash award of Rs51,000 in recognition of her bravery.

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What Exile Did to Kashmiri Hindus; Stony Silence on Home Return

“Do you believe Kashmiris have changed in the last thirty years?” The question was from a young woman who introduced herself as a graduate student of psychology. “I have taken up psychological trauma as a course and this comes from belonging to a community in exile,” she said. I had just finished giving a talk about intergenerational trauma and how it is passed on generation to generation.

“I am Neha, was a few months old when we were forced to run away from Kashmir to stay in a refugee camp in Jammu. I can say I have never seen my homeland. Kashmir lives in my imagination and my parents turn silent when I talk of visiting it. I guess they don’t want to go back. My parents had to run away on 19th January 1990 along with half a million other people. We lived in a camp for two years before my father could find a job again. Whenever I tried to ask questions about when we will return to our home, there would be a stony silence. My sister would kick me under the table to remain silent.”

“As I grew up, I came to learn two important lessons. One is that our family’s running away was to be kept a secret from all future conversations. Never let anyone know you are ‘camp walla’ (camp people), a dirty word, my parents advised me everyday. The other was different. While walking back from high school one day, a man who rode past me on a bicycle stopped by my side and asked, “Kitna legi karne ka?” (How much do you charge for having intercourse?) That is the day I learnt that a woman living in a camp was considered a prostitute.”

We had sat in silence for a few minutes. I knowing that nothing that you say can reduce her pain and she knowing that she didn’t want any pity.  

“I found out on my own and realized all girls in the camp faced it. All children learnt to protect themselves. We reconstructed the past on our own about what happened and shared it with each other in hushed tones when our elders would be silent. I soon learnt the reason for my Masi’s (Aunt) nightmares was because she was raped by a group of Muslim boys when running away. But it is something every Kashmiri lives with everyday. What I want to know if all these experiences have changed us from within?”

“This talk of intergenerational trauma makes me question some assumptions,” she said and added, “I have been studying communities in exile. Tibetans, Jews, Syrians and trying to understand what happens to them. Is our story somewhat similar?”

Neha is no exception. As I have found in my talks across the world it is the second, the third generation after the exile who want to understand the exile of their parents and their roots. The generation that ran away was caught up with survival to raise any question around roots or future. They were tired, fatigued by the trauma and are glad they could run away to survive.

“One last thing,” she said before I left, “I want to know if our community were victims of gaslighting? Will you tell me that?” she asked exhausted and sighed. “This is the first time I have spoken so much,” she added.

Two terms, intergenerational trauma and gaslighting. Many a young Kashmiri Hindu have asked me their meanings and if these apply to them. The ones asking the question have a few things in common. They are young, curious and grew up in a family where silence was the rule. The legacy of persecution binds you in ways that become a never-ending search for the generation after you. I often imagine Neha, a young woman searching for answers, reading and poring over definitions to understand what came over their parents while they ran away. She will then pass it to her children and they will pass it on till it becomes the defining narrative for the community. They will see pictures what once was a land called Kashmir from which they came and never went back.

I had promised her that I will send her an answer. I told her I needed to ask more Kashmiris, who had been victims of religious persecution. My answer had to cover the collective voice of half a million other people.

I listened to many voices, both that remained silent and those that didn’t after 5th August 2019 when the Article 370 was abrogated. I have tried to segregate them and categorize the main ones.

No one I spoke to had heard of the term ‘gaslighting’. It is a term that Neha’s generation has discovered to understand their sense of belonging, their identity. It is not part of any psychology textbook as yet. Trauma of a people thrown out of their homeland is not the priority for the world. It doesn’t warrant a diagnosis yet of what survivors go through in their journey of running away from perpetrators. It is still a personal narrative, a solitary journey surrounded by one’s own emotions.

My Kashmiri Muslim neighbors never answered my questions of why they did this to us, the Kashmiri Hindus. When I ask them why they chanted slogans coming on the road calling us kafirs, why every loudspeaker from the mosques blared asking us to leave if we don’t convert, they fell silent. When I ask why mosque after mosque told us to leave, why didn’t they protest, they say it was a mistake. The question still remains is why did they participate in that and why didn’t they condemn it?

When I asked him why he and other neighbors came out in their best clothes to see us leave and didn’t stop us, why he celebrated to make rice pudding at home for his children he fell silent. When I ask why they celebrate 19th January as a pious holy day every year, when the land became ‘pure’ he has no answer and says ‘haalaat kharab the, log nahi’ (conditions were responsible not the people). The above two words don’t match their actions, I told him. However, much you cry and hug me as your long lost friend, on that day and for thirty years you have not regretted your actions. 

The above are two accounts where two men went and met their neighbors and asked them what most of them never asked before. Kashmiri Hindus have remained a scared community for five hundred years and till one day they introspect and change, nothing will change for them.

Neha and others of her generation will understand one day that this is what abusers do when confronted by their victims years later. They cry and pretend to be innocent. They often try to become the bigger victim. Germans tried to do that with Jews but didn’t succeed. Whites still try to do with Natives whom they exterminated. Every Hollywood movie shows the Native Americans attacking the peaceful sleeping Whites and their children. So, is there hope for the Kashmiri Hindu community? Yes, there is provided they understand what till today only a small percentage of them have realized so far.

The foremost is that it is their neighbors who play victim before the world and do it so well that the world believes them rather than Kashmiri Hindus. They have done it so well year after year that story of Kashmiri Hindus has got lost.

Gaslighting is a tactic where in order to gain power, the perpetrator makes the victim question his own reality. In Kashmir, the Kashmiri Hindu has only begun to realize how much he was brainwashed by his neighbor, that how many blatant lies were spread to propagate that it is the Kashmiri Muslim who is the true victim and not the Kashmiri Hindu. The major part of the civilized world doesn’t know the story of the Kashmiri Hindu yet. He is anonymous, his existence unknown. It is his neighbor who is telling blatant lies about his victimhood, the newspapers and the institutions lapping it up hiding a truth covered by a hundred distortions and falsehood. They deny they ever carried out any atrocities. A slow insidious cancer, it has multiplied without anyone holding it back.

It is the young Kashmiri Hindu like Neha who is the hope of the community. They realize that what their perpetrators say mean nothing. So, when a Omar Abdullah says that Kashmir is empty without Kashmiri Hindus, he means nothing by it. When a Geelani says they must come back, what he means is that they must come back if they want to get killed. The ability to see the duplicity, the dishonesty, in their erstwhile neighbors have taken thirty yeas for some.

The generation of Neha and one coming after will not be confused. They don’t carry the trauma in the same way their parents did. They have begun to question and ask what their parents never dared to and that is to fix the blame where it belongs to, the average neighbor of every Kashmiri Hindu, who wanted him to go so he can take away his land and home. They want the blame for wrongdoing fixed on whom it belongs to and not forgive those who were responsible for the mass rapes, the murders and the destruction of their civilization, otherwise known as genocide. 

“You know we Kashmiri Hindus were dependent upon our neighbors, believing one day they will let us in, when hearts would melt and we would come together. That bubble has burst after the abrogation of article 370”, a Kashmiri Hindu told me whom I was talking to about the issue. “What changed you?” I asked hoping for an earth shattering revelation. It was nothing of the kind he told me. He had called me after the abrogation of the article 370. “We often called up and spoke to each other like old neighbors and he always said how bad he felt inside for the exodus of Hindus. Expecting him to congratulate me, I asked him how he felt about the abrogation. His answer was something that shocked me. I haven’t come to terms with it as yet. I will see how the Hindus now come back. Tell this to all those who plan to come back. This will be their last visit to Kashmir. That day I understood his real nature. He was hiding from me his real feelings and I had believed him.”

Bob Dylan sang in his famous song ‘How many years can some people exist before they can hear others cry?’ The world didn’t hear the voices of the Jews, the Tibetans, the Cambodians and the Armenians. Today, one may add Kashmiri Hindus to that group and ask if the price of silence is not the price of our collective conscience that we are killing by staying silent? Till then, voices like Neha’s will have to search for answers and ask why?

This article was first published at sahforum.org

Link for author Rajat Mitra’s book: ‘The Infidel Next Door’.

Featured image courtesy: Twitter and The Print.

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రైతులకు మోదీ శుభవార్త.. ఈరోజే ఖాతాల్లోకి రూ.17వేల కోట్లు!

నేటి నుంచి ప్రధాని మోదీ కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిధి ఆరవ విడత కార్యక్రమం ప్రారంభం కానుంది. దేశ వ్యాప్తంగా కోట్లాది మంది రైతుల ఖాతాల్లోకి డబ్బులు జమకానున్నాయి.

రైతుల సంక్షేమం కోసం కేంద్ర ప్రభుత్వం ఎన్నో రకాల పథకాలు అందిస్తోన్న విషయం తెలిసిందే. రైతుల కోసం పీఎం కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిధి, కూడా ఇందుకు మినహాయింపేమీ కాదు. కేంద్రం రైతుల కోసం ప్రధాన్ మంత్రి కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిధి యోజన (పీఎం కిసాన్ స్కీమ్)ను అందిస్తోంది. కేంద్రం పీఎం కిసాన్ స్కీమ్ కింద అర్హులైన రైతులకు రూ.6,000 అందిస్తోంది. మూడు విడతల్లో రూ.2,000 చొప్పున అన్నదాతలకు ఈ డబ్బులు అందుతాయి. మోదీ సర్కార్ పీఎం కిసాన్ స్కీమ్ కోసం ఏకంగా రూ.75 వేల కోట్లు కేటాయించిన విషయం తెలిసిందే.

రేపట్నుంచి ప్రధాని మోదీ కిసాన్ సమ్మాన్ నిధి ఆరవ విడతలో భాగంగా రైతుల ఖాతాల్లోకి డబ్బులు వేయనునున్నారు. ఆదివారం ఉదయం 11 గం. లకు వీడియో కాన్ఫరెన్స్ ద్వారా ఈ పథకాన్ని ప్రారంభించబోతున్నారు. ప్రధాని కిసాన్ యోజన పథకం కింద 8.5 కోట్ల మంది రైతులు లబ్ధిదారులుగా మారనున్నారు. ఈ పథకం 6వ విడతగా రూ. 17,000 కోట్లు విడుదల చేయనున్నారు. ఈ సందర్భంగా పిఎం కిసాన్ సమ్మన్ యోజన ఆరవ విడత 2000 రూపాయలను కూడా రైతుల ఖాతాకు బదిలీ చేయనున్నారు.

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Nine dead after blaze at makeshift COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada; CM orders probe

This incident comes just days after eight patients being treated at a designated COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad died in a blaze.

At least ten are dead and several others feared trapped after a fire broke out at a private hotel that was being used as a makeshift COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada district on Sunday morning.

This incident comes just days after eight patients being treated at a designated COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad died in a blaze.

Rescue operations are on at the Hotel Swarna Palace, where a short circuit in an air-conditioner on the ground floor was the likely reason behind the fire, police officials told Indian Express.

After receiving a call at 5.15 am, fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) too joined rescue operations, as per the newspaper.

Even as flames spread to the third and fifth floors, which were housing the patients, at least seven people were seen jumping from the terrace to escape the fire. Two others died from asphyxiation.

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మందుబాబులకు గుడ్ న్యూస్, లిక్కర్ రేట్ తగ్గింపు.. 30 నుంచి 40 శాతం వరకు, కారణమిదేనా..?

మందుబాబులకు తీపికబురు. అవును మధ్యం ధరలను తగ్గిస్తామని ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ ప్రభుత్వం ఇండికేషన్స్ ఇచ్చింది. ఆ ప్రకటనతోనే మందుబాబులు పండుగ చేసుకుంటున్నారు. మద్యం ధరలు అంతకుముందు మాములుగానే ఉండేవీ.. కానీ లాక్ డౌన్ తర్వాత రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వాలు లిక్కర్‌పై ధర పెంచాయి. ఢిల్లీ 70 శాతం వరకు పెంచగా, తెలంగాణలో 16 శాతం పెంచారు. తెలంగాణలో తర్వాత తగ్గించబోమని సీఎం కేసీఆర్ అప్పుడే స్పష్టంచేశారు. ఇక ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్‌లో 75 శాతం వరకు పెంచారు. దీంతో సామాన్యులు మందు కొనలేని పరిస్థితి వచ్చింది.

శానిటైజర్ తాగి.. మత్తులోకి జారుతూ.. మందుబాబులు మద్యం కొనలేక శానిటైజర్ తాగుతూ మత్తులోకి జారుతున్నారు. ఇటీవల ఏపీలో భారీగా మరణాలు సంభవిస్తున్నాయి. ప్రకాశం జిల్లా కురిచేడులోనే పదుల సంఖ్యలో చనిపోయారు. చిత్తూరు జిల్లాలో కూడా కేసులు వెలుగులోకి వస్తున్నాయి. దీంతో ప్రతిపక్షం ప్రభుత్వంపై విమర్శలు గుప్పించాయి. శానిటైజర్ల విక్రయాలపై నియంత్రణ, మద్యం ధరల పెంపు ప్రభావం చూపిందన్నారు. విపక్షలు విమర్శలతో గుక్కతిప్పుకోలేని పరిస్థితి ఏర్పడింది. మద్యం ధరలను తగ్గించక తప్పదని భావించింది. లిక్కర్ రేట్లను తగ్గిస్తామని.. సంకేతాలు ఇచ్చింది.

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రానా ఇంట పెళ్లి సందడి షురూ.. బాధగా ఉంది కానీ తప్పట్లేదు.. దగ్గుబాటి సురేష్ బాబు కామెంట్స్

రానా- మిహికా బజాజ్ ఈ రోజే (శుక్రవారం) మూడు ముళ్ల బంధంతో ఒక్కటి కానున్నారు. ఈ నేపథ్యంలో ఇరు కుటుంబాల్లో సందడి వాతావరణం నెలకొంది. అయితే తాజాగా రానా పెళ్లి విషయమై స్పందించిన సురేష్ బాబు.. అంతా బాగానే ఉంది కానీ కేవలం ఒక్క విషయంలో బాధగా ఉందని చెప్పారు.

టాలీవుడ్ మోస్ట్ ఎలిజిబుల్ బ్యాచిలర్ రానా దగ్గుబాటి ఓ ఇంటివాడు కాబోతున్నారు. ఈ రోజే (ఆగస్టు 8) రానా- మిహికా వివాహ వేడుక జరగనుంది. వేదమంత్రాల నడుమ అత్యంత సన్నిహితుల మధ్య జరగనున్న ఘనంగా జరగనున్న ఈ వేడుకకు హైదరాబాద్ రామానాయుడు స్టూడియో వేదిక కానుంది. ఈ మేరకు రామానాయుడు స్టూడియోలో అన్ని సదుపాయాలతో పెళ్లి ఏర్పాట్లు, కళ్ళు చెదిరే డెకరేషన్ చేయించారట రానా తండ్రి సురేష్ బాబు.

మరోవైపు పెళ్లికి మూడు రోజుల ముందే (బుధవారం) ప్రారంభమైన ప్రి-వెడ్డింగ్ సెలబ్రేషన్స్‌తో అటు రానా ఇంట, ఇటు రానాకు కాబోయే భార్య మిహికా బజాజ్ ఇంట సందడి వాతావరణం నెలకొంది. హల్దీ ఫంక్షన్, మెహందీ ఫంక్షన్, పెళ్లి కొడుకును చేయడం లాంటి కార్యక్రమాలతో ఇరు కుటుంబాలు బిజీ అయ్యాయి. గురువారం మధ్యాహ్నం నుంచి పెళ్లి వేడుకలు ఊపందుకొన్నాయి. శుక్రవారం రాత్రి రానా-మిహీకా సంగీత్ కార్యక్రమం కూడా నిర్వహించారు. ఈ వేడుకలో అక్కినేని నాగచైతన్య, సమంత దంపతులు కూడా పాల్గొని సందడి చేశారట.

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ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್-ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ದರದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಇಲ್ಲ: ಯಾವ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟಿದೆ?

ನವದೆಹಲಿ: ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ತೈಲ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳು ಶನಿವಾರ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಬೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ. ದೆಹಲಿ, ಮುಂಬೈ ಮತ್ತು ಚೆನ್ನೈ ಮತ್ತು ಕೋಲ್ಕತ್ತಾದ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಬೆಲೆಗಳು ಸ್ಥಿರವಾಗಿವೆ. ಆಗಸ್ಟ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೈಲ ಬೆಲೆಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿಯವರೆಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಕಂಡಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕ್ಕೂ ಮೊದಲು ಜುಲೈ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಬೆಲೆಯನ್ನು 10 ಬಾರಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಮತ್ತೊಂದೆಡೆ, ಇನ್ನು ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಒಂದು ತಿಂಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾಲ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಲ್ಲ. ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಬೆಲೆ ಕೊನೆಯದಾಗಿ ಏರಿಕೆಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದು ಜೂನ್ 29 ರಂದು, ಅದು ಕೂಡ ಪ್ರತಿ ಲೀಟರ್‌ಗೆ 5 ಪೈಸೆ ಮಾತ್ರ. ಆದರೆ ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಬೆಲೆ ನಿರಂತರವಾಗಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಲೇ ಇತ್ತು.

ದೆಹಲಿ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ 80.43 ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ 73.56 ರೂ. ಮುಂಬೈ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಬೆಲೆ 87.19 ರೂ. ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ 80.11 ರೂ. ಕೋಲ್ಕತಾ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ರೂ 82.05 ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ರೂ 77.06 ಲೀಟರ್. ಚೆನ್ನೈ ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಬೆಲೆ 83.63 ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಬೆಲೆ 78.86 ರೂ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪೆಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಪ್ರತಿ ಲೀಟರ್‌ಗೆ 83.11 ಮತ್ತು ಡೀಸೆಲ್ ಲೀಟರ್‌ಗೆ 77.88 ರೂ.

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Kozhikode plane crash: 3 possible reasons behind the mishap

The Air India Express plane fell into a valley and split into two parts after skidding off the runway at Kozhikode airport, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

In a tragic incident, seventeen people including the pilot of the aircraft were killed while 123 were injured when an Air India Express plane skidded off the runway at Karipur airport in Kerala on Friday evening.

The Air India Express plane fell into a valley and split into two parts after skidding off the runway at Kozhikode airport, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. 

The flight was coming from Dubai and landed at Calicut International Airport, also known as Karipur Airport, in Kozhikode at around 7.40 pm.

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India records over 60,000 Covid-19 cases for second straight day, recoveries cross 1.4 million

The health ministry has asked 16 districts in four states reporting higher Covid-19 mortality to adhere to measures suggested by central advisories and guidelines.

India recorded 61,537 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 933 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry, even as 16 districts in four states were asked to ramp up measures to control high mortality rates.

The country’s infection rally is now 2,088,611 and 1,427,005 patients of the coronavirus disease have been cured across the country, 48,900 between Friday and Saturday morning, taking the recovery rate to 68.32%. This is the second day in a row that India has reported a daily rise of more than 60,000 Covid-19 cases—there were 62,538 on Friday morning.

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