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Death toll of Indians dead in Makkah stampede rises to 18

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The death toll of Indian Haj pilgrims who have died in the stampede at Makkah in Saudi Arabia reached 18 as four more died, the government announced on Saturday.

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“According to latest information, 18 Indians have died in the tragedy. Our mission is working with the Saudi authorities and family members to confirm the identities of the deceased and expedite the formalities for release of the mortal remains,” the external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement.

He also said, “officials on the ground have been working continuously to ascertain information and reach out to family members of missing pilgrims.”

Of the four dead, two are from Gujarat and one each from Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The two pilgrims who were from Gujarat were — Hafijabahen Satarsha Diwan and Syed Abdul Hussain. The pilgrim from Jharkhand was Rasul Ali, and from Uttar Pradesh, Moinuddin.

According to the list of 14 dead announced on Friday, nine of the victims were from Gujarat, while two each belonged to Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu and one was from Maharashtra.

Thirteen Indian pilgrims are among the injured.

At least 717 people have been confirmed dead in Thursday’s stampede, the worst tragedy to hit the world’s holiest Muslim pilgrimage in 25 years, while over 800 are injured.

With inputs from IANS

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Google Announces New Prepaid Plans for YouTube Premium & Music

New Prepaid Plans Unveils for YouTube Premium and Music Premium in India

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Prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and Music Unveils
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming and content with their Prepaid plans. Pixabay

US-based search engine giant Google has announced new prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium for users in India.

YouTube launched YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in India last March and while at the time users could only subscribe to a monthly plan.

Now, users will be able to purchase one-month or three-month prepaid plans for YouTube Premium and Music Premium in India.

“With these new plans for India, users can now purchase prepaid plans without enrolling in an ongoing subscription and enhance their viewing and listening experience with all the paid membership benefits for the period that they pay for,” the company said in a statement on Monday.

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The new YouTube Music prepaid plans in India start from Rs 109 for a month and Rs 309 for a period of three months.

The YouTube Premium prepaid plan, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 139 for one month and Rs 399 for three months.

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YouTube Music Premium offers ad-free music, download any song for offline playback, listen to music in the background while accessing other apps and YouTube Premium offers all the benefits of YouTube Music Premium.

Google says that prepaid plans can be purchased with credit or debit card using Visa or Master-card and the YouTube Premium page reads “many forms of payment are accepted”.(IANS)