Haldwani District Magistrate Confirms Communal Violence was “Pre-Planned and Unprovoked” as Death Toll Revised to Two

Haldwani, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, is grappling with communal violence following the demolition of an illegally constructed madrasa in the area. District magistrate Vandana Singh labeled the violence as “pre-planned and unprovoked,” pointing to the attack’s initiation in Banbhoolpura after the demolition. The attackers reportedly gathered stones on rooftops before commencing the assault. Singh further detailed that the perpetrators utilized petrol bombs, fired at the Banbhulpura police station, and set vehicles ablaze. She …

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Louisiana ‘Superfog’ Pileup Death Toll Revised Down by Louisiana State Police After Intense Fire and Extensive Wreckage

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – A series of vehicle crashes led to a devastating multi-car pileup on Interstate 55 west of New Orleans, resulting in several deaths and numerous injuries. The tragic event was caused by a combination of low visibility due to wildfire smoke and dense fog, a phenomenon commonly known as “superfog.” Initially reported as 7 fatalities, the death toll was later revised to 8. However, it was ultimately reduced by one after additional …

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