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Gujarat Bridge Collapse: PM Modi To Visit Morbi Today; Chairs High level Review Meet

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: PM Modi To Visit Morbi Today; Chairs High-level Review Meet

A British-era Bridge over the Machchhu river In Gujarat collapsed on Sunday evening, leading to the death of 140+ people. The Gujarat bridge collapse incident has shocked everyone and raised questions about the Gujarat government. While the immediate reason for the accident has not been established yet, a police case has been filed against the agencies responsible for the repairing and maintenance of the Morbi Bridge. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the site of the Gujarat Bridge collapse in Morbi today afternoon. Yesterday, PM Modi chaired a high-level review meeting and asked authorities to extend all possible help to those who are affected by the tragedy. In the review meeting that took place at the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar, PM Narendra Modi was briefed on the relief and rescue operations at the Gujarat Bridge collapse site. The high-level meeting was attended by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar and Gujarat DGP Ashish Bhatia, along with other key officials. The Gujarat Police has arrested nine people in connection to the bridge collapse incident. Four of them belong to the Oreva Group, the company responsible for the management of the Morbi suspension bridge. “Nine people have been arrested in the Morbi bridge collapse case. They include two managers and two ticket booking clerks of Oreva group that was managing the bridge,” said Rajkot Range IG Ashok Yadav. Visuals of the exact moment of the Gujarat bridge collapse captured on the CCTV camera showed a large number of people falling into the river. The 150-year-old Morbi Bridge was shut for eight months due to repair work and had reopened five days before the unfortunate incident took place.

Also read: Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Death Toll Rises to 141; Search Underway for Missing People 

Earthquake of Magnitude 3.9 Hits Madhya Pradesh’s Pachmarhi Today Morning

On Tuesday morning, an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter Scale hit the Pachmarhi area of Madhya Pradesh. The same was informed by the National Centre for Seismology. As per the NCS, the earthquake that jolted Pachmarhi had an intensity of 10 km depth and 23.28 latitudes with 80.35 longitude. “Earthquake of Magnitude:3.9, Occurred on 01-11-2022, 08:43:59 IST, Lat: 23.28 & Long: 80.35, Depth: 10 Km , Location: 216km ENE of Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, India,” tweeted NCS. In earlier hours of Tuesday, slight movements in tectonic plates were felt near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh which was recorded at 3.7 on the Richter Scale. The National Centre for Seismology had also informed that an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was felt in Surat, Gujarat. 

Hyderabad: Traffic Restrictions Put In Place Ahead of Rahul Gandhi-Led Bharat Jodo Yatra

In view of the Congress Party’s Rahul Gandhi-led, Bharat Jodo Yatra on November 1 from 6 am to 10 am at the Tondupalli – Shamshabad-ORR-Aramgarh-National Police Academy-Hasannagar stretch and from 3 pm to 9 pm from Charminar to Necklace road, traffic restrictions have been put in place. As per the Hyderabad traffic police, the Bharat Jodo yatra would pass through areas including Hussainialam, Charminar, Madina, Afzalgunj, MJ Market, Gandhi Bhavan, Nampally, Public Garden, Assembly, Ravindra Bharathi, RBI, Iqbal Minar, Telegu Thalli, NTR Garden, Indira Gandhi Statue and IMAX circle/Necklace Rotary. This would result in traffic congestion on the above-mentioned routes. Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Charminar today to hoist the national flag. So a huge traffic congestion is expected from 3 pm to 9 pm on November 1. The Hyderabad traffic police have advised the general public to use Metro/MMTs or Outer Ring Road to reach their destinations. 

Instagram Glitch: After Users Complaint of Losing Followers Mysteriously, Meta Clarifies It Has Fixed The Bug

Yesterday evening at around 6:30 PM, Instagram users started reporting issues with their accounts. Users in India and other parts of the world complained about losing followers and a mysterious account suspension error. While some users faced login issues, others faced server connection-related problems. After receiving several complaints about Instagram down, the company later confirmed that it was a bug that caused the outrage and that Instagram did not actively suspend accounts. Tweeting about the same, Instagram said: “We’ve resolved this bug now – it was causing people in different parts of the world to have issues accessing their accounts and caused a temporary change for some in number of followers. Sorry”. Though Meta said it has fixed the glitch, it has not clarified why users’ accounts were suspended last evening mysteriously. Notably, Instagram’s sibling WhatsApp also faced a major outage in India and other countries last week. Meta’s messaging platform was not functional for nearly two hours. If users are still facing problems with their Instagram account, ensure that you are using the latest version or reinstalling the app might help as well.  

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