Train, mobile services hit as rain wreaks havoc in Bihar

first_imgIncessant rain since Friday night has wreaked havoc in Bihar, including the State’s capital, Patna.In view of the forecast of continuous rain, a red alert has been sounded in 13 districts in north Bihar.In Patna, the situation has become alarming and the stagnant rainwater has forced people to remain inside their houses.In Rajendra Nagar, Kankarbagh, Kadam Kuan and Patliputra colony, rainwater entered houses, forcing people to move to higher floors or other places.Telephone lines and mobile services have collapsed in these areas, with massive shutdown of electricity since Friday night.Schools and offices have been closed.Train services too have been temporarily suspended, especially on the Gaya-Koderma, Ara-Sasaram and Samatipur-Darbhanga routes.“Several trains have been affected on several routes because of heavy rain”, said Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of East Central Railway.The State Disaster Management Department has sounded a red alert, especially in 13 districts of north Bihar, in view of the heavy rain on Saturday.“District officials have been have been asked to be fully prepared to face the sitaution”, said Disaster Management Department Principal Secretary Pratyay Amrit.Meanwhile, the Water Resources Department too has sounded an alert as water levels in the Ganga and the Gandak have been rising, causing pressure to embankment at some places.At most places, the Ganga is flowing above the danger mark. In Patna too, the river is flowing above danger mark.In the State capital, the situation is worse as people are marooned in waterlogged areas, with heavy rain pouring since Friday night. At hospitals, rainwater entered wards, causing major inconvenience to patients.“What to do…it seems all the drainage system of Patna has been clogged and water has become stagnant…worse, it is still raining”, said Atul Kumar, a doctor in Rajendra Nagar.last_img read more

Methyl salicylate overdose

first_imgDefinitionMethyl salicylate is a wintergreen-scented chemical found in many over-the-counter products, including muscle ache creams. Methyl salicylate overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of a product containing this substance.This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.See also: Sports cream overdoseAlternative NamesDeep heating rubs overdose; Oil of wintergreen overdosePoisonous IngredientMethyl salicylate, a compound similar to aspirinWhere FoundDeep-heating creams (Ben Gay, Icy Hot) used to relieve sore muscles and jointsOil of wintergreenSolutions for vaporizersNote: This list may not include all products that contain methyl salicylate.SymptomsBladder and kidneys:Kidney failureEyes, ears, nose, and throat:Eye irritationLoss of visionRinging in the earsThroat swellingHeart and blood:CollapseLow blood pressureLungs and airways:Difficulty breathingNo breathingRapid breathingNervous system:AgitationComa (decreased level of consciousness and lack of responsiveness)ConfusionConvulsionsDeafnessDizzinessDrowsinessHallucinationsHeadacheFeverSeizuresStomach and intestines:NauseaVomiting, possibly bloodyHome CareSeek immediate medical help. Do NOT make a person throw up unless told to do so by Poison Control or a health care professional.Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:Patients age, weight, and conditionName of the product (ingredients and strengths, if known)Time it was swallowedAmount swallowedPoison Control, or a Local Emergency NumberThe National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can be called from anywhere in the United States. This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions.advertisementThis is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Take the container with you to the hospital, if possible.See: Poison control center – emergency numberWhat to Expect at the Emergency RoomThe health care provider will measure and monitor your vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. Symptoms will be treated as appropriate. You may receive:Activated charcoalBreathing support, including tube through the mouth and breathing machine (ventilator)Chest x-rayEKG (heart tracing)Fluids through a vein (by IV)Kidney dialysis (machine)LaxativeMedicine (sodium bicarbonate) to reverse the effect of the medicationTube from the mouth into the stomach to empty the stomach (gastric lavage)Outlook (Prognosis)How well you do depends on how much salicylate is in the blood and how quickly treatment is received. The faster you get medical help, the better the chance is for recovery.Most people can recover if the effect of the salicylate can be stopped (neutralized).Internal bleeding is possible, and blood transfusion may be needed. Endoscopy, or passing a tube through the mouth into the stomach, may be required to stop internal bleedingMethyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen) is the most poisonous (toxic) form of the salicylates.ReferencesTintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM. Salicylates. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:chap 170.Kerr F, Krenzelok EP. Salicylates. In: Shannon MW, Borron SW, Burns MJ, eds. Haddad and Winchesters Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 48.Seger DL, Murray L. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Agents. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2013:chap 149.Review Date:1/20/2014Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

TV newsmakers: Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani’s steamy scene goes viral; Bigg Boss 12’s new promo out

first_imgThis week was all about big announcements. Bigg Boss 12’s new promo hit the screens, Amitabh Bachchan started shooting for KBC 10, Sofia Hayat’s ‘con man’ husband got arrested and Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani’s steamy scene went viral on internet.Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani’s steamy scene went viral on internet Ekta Kapoor’s romantic drama Dil Hi Toh Hai starring Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani in the lead has failed to garner interest of the viewers. But recently, the show created a lot of buzz due to its recent love-making scene between Ritwik and Palak.The show revolves around the love story of Ritwik Noon (Karan Kundra) and Palak Sharma (Yogita Bihani) who are initially at loggerheads due to their difference of opinion but gradually see the good in each other and fall in love.According to the current track, Kabir kidnaps Setu and Palak but Ritwik gets them out of his clutches but while chasing Kabir they lose their way and Palak and Ritwik get lost in the jungle. It starts raining and they get drenched.They take shelter in a nearby cottage but due to getting wet Palak suffers from cold and high fever and her condition deteriorates. Finding now way out, Ritwik tries to revive her through body heat. The duo spend the night together. When Palak opens her eyes, Rithvik showers her with kisses and they share an intense lip lock.Bigg Boss 12’s new promo out Bigg Boss 12, Indian television’s one of the most controversial shows is almost here. This time the show’s theme revolves around jodis and the viewers will get to see some of the most unique jodis on their small screen.advertisementColors’ CEO Raj Nayak recently shared the latest promo of the show, where Salman Khan seen as a sarkari babu sporting a grey chequered shirt. He introduces a vichitra jodi of a kaamchor (lazy) madam and chugalkor (backbiter) peon. This is a typical pair of gossip-monger, which one can find in any normal office.Bigg Boss is scheduled to premiere on September 16. However, according to few reports, Bigg Boss 12 might get postponed due to some technical glitches. The promos aren’t talking about the premiere date yet.Former Bigg Boss contestant Sofia Hayat’s ‘con man’ husband arrested Former Bigg Boss contestant Sofia Hayat’s estranged husband Vlad Stanescu has been arrested after she filed police complaint against him for trying to strangulate her, reports He was reportedly in a perfume shop in London at the time of arrest.The police were on a lookout for him for a month after Sofia had registered a complaint against him.”Vlad has been arrested, the police caught hold of him a few hours back. I don’t know what’s happening now, but they have informed me that he cannot go back Romania (his home town), or get employment there as he owes the Romanian government money. Hes been arrested in Romania before for violence, and hes been convicted for that.”Amitabh Bachchan begins KBC 10 shoot Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has commenced shooting for the 10th season of popular television quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) which he says, has been a long association for him.Kaun Banega Crorepati is the Indian adaptation of the internationally popular format of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.Amitabh had tweeted: “KBC begins again! Its been 18 years and the 10th season now. Been a long association, Never possible without your love and support,” he tweeted.Iconic TV show CID goes missing After running for 21 years, India’s longest running TV show CID has all of a sudden vanished from small screen. The last episode aired on July 22, and since then, the CID addicts are having sleepless nights worrying about the fate of the show.There is no official announcement yet about the show going off air, and there is no word about its return.According to a trusted source, the show will not air in September too, even though there are 6-7 episodes in the bank waiting to get a green signal from Sony TV.The show stars Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman, Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspector Daya, Dinesh Phadnis as Dr. Fredricks among others.last_img read more

Sensex Slumps Over 1600 Points in its Biggest Fall in 7 Years

first_imgDomestic benchmark equity index plunged over 1,600 points on Monday, posting its biggest intraday fall in seven years amid a massive sell-off in global markets.The BSE Sensex was down 1624.51 points or 5.94% to close at 25,741.56, while the NSE Nifty fell 490.95 points or 5.92% to end the day at 7,809.According to reports, nearly Rs 7 lakh crore got wiped out from the investors’ wealth in the worst-ever carnage in Indian stock market.The sell-off was mainly triggered by a crash in the Chinese stock markets, which fell by over 8% on concerns over slowing economy in the country.”Global investors are panicking and redeeming their investments in emerging markets, including those in India,” says Nirmal Jain, chairman and managing director IIFL.”This is a bull market correction and the trend has not reversed yet,” Jain said.Meanwhile, the Asian stock markets tumbled to three-year lows, as worries over yuan devaluation by China hit the sentiments. About two weeks ago, Chinese authorities had opted for a currency devaluation in a bid to revive the country’s slumping exports.”The Chinese depreciation has suddenly sparked concerns about competitive devaluation but the disappointing China Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) numbers that came out last week has also ignited the concerns about a China slowdown and the impact that they will have on rest of the region’s growth prospects,” Khoon Goh of ANZ Research told CNBC-TV18.The Indian rupee also hit a fresh two-year low of Rs 66.47 against the dollar amid huge outflows from the domestic stock markets.”I am afraid there is going to be further pressure on emerging market currencies. I do not think this is necessarily the end of it,” Goh said.To ease concerns over the continued depreciation in rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said that “the Reserve Bank will not hesitate to use its USD 380-billion foreign-exchange reserves to jag out volatility”.”India is in a better position compared to other markets,” Rajan said.While gold prices rose to seven-week high underpinned by increase in safe-haven demand for the demand, Brent crude oil prices drop below the key support level of $45 per barrel, posting a fresh 6-1/2-year lows.”India’s economy will benefit from lower commodity prices, particularly lower crude prices and so investors should not panic,” Nirmal Jain said.last_img read more