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July 14, 2015: At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh

October 3, 2014: 32 people died in a stampede after Ravan-burning at Dushhera festival at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan

January 18, 2014: 18 people died in a stampede outside the residence of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin at Mumbai’s Malabar Hill

October 13, 2013: 89 killed and over 100 injured in stampede near Ratangarh Hindu temple in Datia, Madhya Pradesh

February 10, 2013: 36 people killed in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station during the Kumbh Mela

November 19, 2012: 20 killed in a stampede at a ghat in Patna during Chhath festival

November 8, 2011: 22 killed in stampede in Haridwar at Har-ki-Pauri ghat on banks of the Ganga river

January 14, 2011: 106 pilgrims killed in a stampede at Sabarimala shrine in Kerela; over 100 injured

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March 4, 2010: 63 people killed in a stampede at Ram Janki Temple in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, as people collected to get free clothes and food from a self-styled godman

September 30, 2008: Over 120 killed and 200 injured in a stampede at the hill-top Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, during Navratra festival.

August 3, 2006: Nearly 150 devotees killed and over 400 injured in stampede in Himachal Pradesh’s Naina Devi temple.

January 26, 2005: Nearly 350 devotees killed at a religious fair at Mandher Devi temple near Wai in Satara district in western Maharashtra. Over 200 injured.



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As the world reopens after 18-20 months of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, a new variant of the coronavirus -- called B.1.1.529 -- has been identified in South Africa

As the world reopens after 18-20 months of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, a new variant of the coronavirus -- called B.1.1.529 -- has been identified in South Africa that has left the scientific community worried, as they fear that this new strain could fuel outbreaks in several countries and cripple health systems once again. Over 100 cases have been detected in South Africa, where the new strain is slowly becoming the dominant one.

Here are five things you should know about this deadly super Covid variant that has forced a number of countries, including the UK, Israel, Italy and Singapore, to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region.

1. According to South African health officials, the 'B.1.1.529' variant has many more mutations than scientists expected, especially after a severe third wave, which was driven by the Delta variant. Many of the mutations are of concern for immune evasion and transmissibility.

2. B.1.1.529 carries a high number of mutations in its spike protein, which plays a key role in the virus' entry into cells in the human body. The B.1.1.529 variant has 50 mutations overall, including more than 30 on the spike protein alone which is the target of most current Covid vaccines.

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 The new strain "likely evolved during a chronic infection of an immuno-compromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient".| Flickr

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Sports like football, tennis, horse racing, golf, cricket, basketball, dart, and baseball stopped due to covid-19, thus greatly affecting the income of betting.

By- Erik Schmidt

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It is very important to keep checking the diabeties

The festive season is around the corner and with sugar-laden sweets, snacks and luncheons, festive eating tends to tip towards an indulgence. The pandemic, along with the holiday season, provides us with a double incentive to take care of our health, especially if you have a chronic health condition like diabetes.People with diabetes need to find ways to manage their health smartly and effectively to mitigate risks that come with the disease such as kidney problems, heart diseases, nerve issues, foot problems, and so on. Controlling glucose levels, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular medical consultations are key to managing this disease effectively.

Dr Jothydev Kesavadev, Diabetologist and MD of Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centres said, "It is imperative for one to always make sure diabetes is being well-managed, but, during the festive season, it is important than usual. Uncontrolled diabetes can heighten the risk of developing severe diseases or complications. Regularly monitoring glucose levels helps you catch spikes or trends that suggest your diabetes may be getting out of control. This also helps you to take timely measures," he explains.

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