QHyderabad: Street Vendors Face Health Risks; NGT Miffed on Mining

1. National Green Tribunal Fumes Over Mining Permit

The National Green Tribunal expressed displeasure at the Union ministry of forest and environment.

The National Green Tribunal in New Delhi on Friday expressed displeasure at the Union ministry of forest and environment’s apathy in granting permission for open cast mining at Kakatiya Khani II in Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district.

The NGT bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra Singh Rathore was dealing with an application by Mr Nagavelli Rajalingamurthy, a resident of Bhupalapalli district, challenging inaction by authorities in taking precaution during open cast mining activity in Kakatiya Khani-II which is resulting in air, noise, water and land pollution, damaging fertile lands and depleting ground water in the vicinity of the mine.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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2. NIA Charges 2 From Hyderabad With ISIS Links

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet against Mohammad Abdullah Basith and Mohammad Abdul Qhadeer, arrested in August 2018 from Hyderabad for alleged links to members of the Abu Dhabi ISIS module.

NIA had booked the case in 2016 in which three persons from India, living in Abu Dhabi, formed a gang owing their membership to ISIS, a banned terrorist organisation.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

3. Girl Attacked by Stalker Continues to Be Critical

Thirty hours after a 17-year-old girl was hacked with a sickle multiple times by her stalker, her condition remains critical.

Thirty hours after a 17-year-old girl was hacked with a sickle multiple times by her stalker, her condition remains critical. A team of specialist doctors at Yashoda Hospital operated upon her on Thursday, but said she was likely to develop infections as the weapon with which she was attacked was rusted. “We are constantly monitoring her to make sure infections are prevented,” a doctor said.

C Bharath, 19, who hacked the girl 17 times for having spurned his advances, was arrested and produced before a local court, which remanded him for 14 days.“Her blood pressure was not recordable when she was admitted (Wednesday morning). But it has improved a little,” said Dr Srinivas while addressing a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

4. Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology Raided for Tax Evasion

The Income-Tax department on Friday raided the Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology (CBIT) Society, suspecting tax evasion. The raid was conducted by the anti-evasion wing following specific inputs. The team inspected the financial statements of the college. No unaccounted cash was seized till late on Friday evening.

Sources in the Central Board of Direct Taxes confirmed the raid to this newspaper, “The staff inspected the invoices and questioned the society on financial transactions,” an officer said.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. The Hazardous Life of Hyderabad's Street Vendors

A majority of street vendors are exposing themselves to serious hazard conditions while most of them do not have a health or life insurance coverage.

A majority of street vendors are exposing themselves to serious hazard conditions while most of them do not have a health or life insurance coverage. A study titled ‘Occupational Health and Safety of Street Vendors of Delhi and Hyderabad: A Case for Universal Health Coverage’ conducted by the University of Hyderabad (UoH) by a student Masters of Public Health highlighted that 81.3 percent of street vendors in the city do not use protective gear. While at least 57.3 percent have had musculoskeletal ailments which affect the conditions of muscles, bones, and joints.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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