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Heavy rains, flash floods in Pune schools, colleges remain shut today



Pune: At least 11 persons have been killed in various rain-related incidents in the city and surroundings since late Wednesday, officials said here on Thursday.

According to the State and District Disaster Controls, at least five persons were washed away in flood waters in Shivapur. On Wednesday, a wall collapsed in Sakhar Nagar area, reportedly due to overflowing water in a nearby canal, killing five people. At least four people are missing after the incident.

Mr Fadnavis tweeted, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in and around Pune due to heavy rains. My deepest condolences to the families. We are providing all possible assistance needed. State disaster management officials & control room in continuous touch with Pune collector and PMC.”

Water logging was reported from areas like Sinhagad Road, Dhankawadi, Balaji Nagar, Ambegaon, Sahakar Nagar, Parvati, Kolhewadi and Kirkatwadi.

More than 500 people from various water-logged areas were also shifted to safer places following heavy rains in Pune on Wednesday night, a fire brigade official said. He also added that the rescue operation was still underway.

Due to the heavy rainfall and floods, the schools and colleges will remain closed in five of the Tehsils of Pune. Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram declared a holiday in schools and colleges of Purandar, Baramati, Bhor and Haveli Tehsils of Pune for Thursday.


TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads with India leading the chart




Beijing:  Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs

According to the report of mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok app has been downloaded 614 million times so far, which is 6 percent more than last year. It is also clear from this that this app is continuously increasing its popularity among the consumer. According to the report, this app has been downloaded 1.5 billion times in the global market.

India is number one among the most downloaded countries. This app has been downloaded 466.8 million i.e. about 47 crore times in the Indian market which is 31 percent of the total download. Sensor Tower also clarified that the data shared did not include TikTok data downloaded from the third-party Android store.

India has been a fast adapter in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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