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Nine COVID centers in Agra fail in fire safety test

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At least nine hospitals treating novel Covid-19 patients in Agra have inadequate fire safety measures, authorities have found.

With the growing number of Covid-19 patients in Agra, the local administration is busy preparing new hospitals to serve as COVID care centers. There are over a dozen hospitals to treat novel coronavirus patients in Agra — incapable to fight a fire if it breaks out.

When Indiatoday.in surveyed these hospitals, it was found that nine of the hospitals, that were selected by the administration as COVID centers, were not equipped with any fire-fighting measures.

Few hospitals including two government hospitals — the Sarojini Naidu Medical College and the District Hospital — had expired hand-help fire extinguishers.

Earlier, UP Additional Chief Secretary Avnish Awasthi had asked for reports about the state of fire-fighting preparedness at all coronavirus hospitals in the state following the two incidents of fire at COVID hospitals in Ahmedabad and Vijaywada.

Chief Fire Officer Ranjan Sharma said that the survey was conducted as per the government orders and it was found that these hospitals were being “highly careless with fire safety norms”.

At Nayati Hospital, the fire safety arrangements at the isolation ward were not found as per norms.

When Indiatoday.in raised this issue before the Additional District Magistrate (Agra City) Dr. Prabhakant Awasthi, he said that the hospitals which have been found lacking in fire safety arrangements are being served notices.

Reacting to this, Hindustani Biradari Vice-Chairman Vishal Sharma expressed deep concern about the safety of Covid-19 patients admitted in these hospitals and demanded that a fire-safety survey be conducted of all hospitals and nursing homes of Agra.

“There are several small nursing homes in Agra, especially in the Trans-Yamuna and Arjun Nagar areas where fire safety norms are being openly flouted by nursing homes opened in residential buildings. Due to this, not just patients but lives of those staying near these nursing homes is also at stake,” he said.

Sharma said that none of these hospitals had the prescribed underground water tank capable of storing 1 lakh liters of water. Nayati Hospital had a tank that could store 40,000 liters of water, but some didn’t have even that much capacity. Nayati was constructed in such a way that the rear side of the building had no access for fire tenders.

“The nearby Prabha Hospital also didn’t have the required fire fighting arrangments. Even at the SN Medical college, fire fighting equipment was not seen in the Eye Department. There was not even a fire alarm. In the COVID wing of the hospital, there is equipment to fight a fire if it breaks out, but no trained staff to operate them,” Sharma said.

He added that if a fire breaks out in any of these COVID hospitals or any such nursing home of Agra where fire safety norms are not being followed, the city’s fire department will not be able to provide relief in time.

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Rajesh Bethireddy is the latest popular name in the fashion circle from telugu states

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Fashion and trends have always been common points of discussion, however last decade can can be dedicated to men’s fashion as they have been able to shift the focus majorly which was only their on women’s fashion and trends. And this shift can be attributed to men’s fashion models and influencers. Although there are many young men out there who are either professional model or influencer but rarely are both. Meet Rajesh Bethireddy, 26, who is a model and fashion influencer. Rajesh Bethireddy is extremely occupied carrying both the professions with equal dedication.

Hyderabad based Rajesh Bethireddy is a software engineer by profession but he is also a successful model and fashion influencer. So far, Rajesh Bethireddy has worked with some brands and looking to act in TVCs for men’s lifestyle and fitness brands.

Rajesh Bethireddy turned fashion influencer in no time; right after he began his Instagram journey. Today, he enjoys more than 14,000 followers on his Instagram page, who hang on to his posts that dole out fashion advice. Besides, he also uses his Instagram account for popular brand collaborations like kolon natural,blendjet etc

Within 6 months of diversifying thus, Rajesh Bethireddy is already a darling in the Telugu states fashion circle. He believes that a ‘well-planned entry and a smart work’ are the two stepping stones to establish yourself into a cut-throat competitive business like this.
As for remuneration, apart from the monetary and exciting returns, Rajesh Bethireddy understands that “every moment is exciting when you turn your passion into profession.”

Well we wish him all the best for his future endorsements.

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Famous Football Player Cristiano Ronaldo Tested Positive for COVID-19

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Famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo has been tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. He will miss Portugal’s Nations League sport against Sweden on Wednesday.

Due to Cristiano been found positive, the remaining players of the Portugal squad also underwent tests this Tuesday morning. But all of the negative and would be available for the upcoming match against Sweden.

We pray for his speedy recovery.

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Thousands of people protesting over Kyrgyzstan election result

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Thousands of people are protesting in Kyrgyzstan over allegations of vote-buying and intimidation in Sunday’s parliamentary election. The capital Bishkek saw the largest protest while rallies were also held elsewhere in the ex-Soviet republic.

Only four parties out of 16 passed the 7% threshold for entry into parliament, three of which have close ties to President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. International monitors have said the claims of vote-buying are “credible”.

None of the established opposition parties got a seat in parliament. Now all of these parties have declared that they will not recognize the results of the election. Opposition candidates are calling on the Central Electoral Commission in Kyrgyzstan to cancel the results of the vote. One candidate, Ryskeldi Mombekov, told a crowd of more than 5,000 protesters: “The president promised to oversee honest elections. He didn’t keep his word.”

Mr. Mombekov’s party, Ata Meken, had been confident of entering parliament, but in the end, it was one of the eight parties that missed the threshold. Protesters are also calling on President Jeenbekov to resign. Thomas Boserup, head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s election observation mission, said in a briefing that although the vote had been “generally well organized”, allegations of vote-buying were a “serious concern”.

The two leading parties, which got a quarter of the vote each, were Birimdik and Mekenim Kyrgyzstan. President Jeenbekov’s younger brother, Asylbek Jeenbekov, is in Birimdik.

Mekenim Kyrgyzstan, meanwhile, is seen as being closely connected to the powerful Matraimov family. The family’s figurehead, Rayimbek Matraimov, is believed to have helped finance Mr. Jeenbekov’s successful presidential campaign in 2017.

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