Actor Asif Basra was found dead in Himachal Pradesh’s Mcleodganj Home, the police have said. A forensic team has arrived to find out how he died, the police said, adding they are investigating whether it was death by suicide. He was 53 years old.
The actor had a property on lease in Mcleodganj – a place popular among tourists – and used to visit the hill station often, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Some reports also say that Asif Basra was living with his girlfriend in the complex which is located on the FC Gibada Road. Although the 53-year-old actor generally appeared on screen for small durations, Asif was recognized for his realistic acting.
Most recently known for his role in the thriller series Paatal Lok, Mr. Basra had appeared in a number of Bollywood films, including a movie on the 1993 Mumbai blasts Black Friday and the 2002 Gujarat riots Parzania.
He had also starred in several plays in India and abroad, performing in English, Hindi, and Urdu theatre productions. Mr. Basra was born in Maharashtra’s Amravati in 1967. He moved to Mumbai in 1989 to pursue his acting career.
Instagram Down: Giving 5xx Server Error
Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.
Uttarakhand Power Plant Damaged After The Glacier Burst
Uttarakhand: A glacial burst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand triggered an avalanche and massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday morning, forcing the emergency evacuation of thousands from surrounding areas, and damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.
Disaster response and management teams have been deployed to conduct search-and-rescue and relief operations. Around 100 to 150 people may have been killed, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash told news agency ANI. Authorities fear hundreds more may still be stuck. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Assam to campaign for Assembly polls, tweeted: “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety.”
Disaster management teams have been mobilized and hundreds of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) have been rushed for rescue operations.
SN Pradhan, chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said that teams from the relief force have been moved for search-and-rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand where a glacial burst has triggered an avalanche. “The glacial burst has taken out a bridge constructed by the Border Road Organisation. Also in the higher reaches, the Rishiganga hydel project also has been damaged,” he said.