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Maharashtra twin bus tragedy: 3 bodies found
Rescuers on Thursday recovered three bodies, including that of the driver of one of the two state transport buses washed away in the Savitri river in Raigad district after a bridge collapse on Wednesday, officials said.
 
Two other bodies were of women who may have been travelling on one of the two buses or in some other private vehicle.
 
The three bodies were found shortly after the search operations for the missing buses and about 22 passengers was resumed at daybreak by the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, NDRF, police and the fire-brigade. Local fishermen also joined the search.
 
Heavy rains continued to hamper the rescue operations and Savitri river remained a raging cauldron 36 hours after it swept away the bridge, built during the colonial rule more than seven decades ago.
 
The body of driver S.S. Kamble was found in the shallow Arabian Sea waters near Anjarle beach, about 75 km from the tragedy site near Mahad. He was driving the Jaigad-Mumbai bus service of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). 
 
The two women whose bodies were found have been identified as Sevanti Mirgal from Harihareshwar and Ranjana Vaze from Kemburli, both locations several kilometres downstream.
 
Since Wednesday, various agencies have been searching for the two missing buses and passengers by deploying at least five helicopters, Gemini boats, expert divers and scuba divers.
 
Local legislator Bharat Gogavale had informed reporters on Wednesday about the recovery of two unidentified bodies from a spot near the bridge collapse. Later the district authorities clarified they were from an unrelated incident.
 
Besides the two missing buses, attempts are on to locate five to six private vehicles that were reportedly washed away into the Arabian Sea, around 18 km from the bridge crash site.
 
The defence authorities have procured large magnets weighing around 300 kg for the underwater search in the muddy waters to detect and attract the metal vehicles.
 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, his ministers and Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil airdashed to the tragedy site and met collector Sheetal Ugale and Superintendent of Police Suvez Haque to take stock of the situation.
 
The Jaigad-Mumbai service was driven by Kamble with V.K. Desai as conductor. The other ill-fated MSRTC bus was a Rajapur-Borivali (north Mumbai) service driven by E.S. Munde with P.B. Shirke as conductor. 
 
Both bus services were based at Chiplun Bus Depot in Ratnagiri.
 
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LG has primacy over Delhi's administration: HC
In a major setback to the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said that the Lt. Governor (LG) is not bound by the aid and advice of the Delhi government's council of ministers .
 
A division bench of Chief Justice G.Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath ruled that Delhi government notification s must be issued after consulting the LG.
 
"Policy direction can't be issued without communicating the to Lt. Governor," the bench said.
 
The court said that it is constitutionally correct that Anti-Corruption Branch cannot initiate investigation against central government officials.
 
The court's judgement came on nine different petitions arising out of the spat between the LG and Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party government over the power to appoint bureaucrats in the national capital and other issues.
 
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What energy drinks could do to your heart
The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report.
 
The case, reported in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), adds to previous reports of adverse cardiovascular events related to consuming energy drinks, including abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast or too slow.
 
The patient was a 28-year-old man seen in the emergency department after developing vomiting with blood. 
 
On examination, the only abnormality (other than obesity) was a very fast heart rate -- about 130 beats per minute.
 
An electrocardiogram revealed an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation: a common type of arrhythmia that can lead to serious complications if sustained. Further tests showed no other heart problems.
 
The patient said he routinely drank two cans of energy drinks per day -- for a total caffeine content of 320 milligrams -- along with two or three beers. No other common causes of his heart rhythm abnormality were apparent.
 
With medications, the atrial fibrillation resolved over 48 hours. Endoscopy showed a tear of the stomach and esophagus, probably caused by forceful vomiting. The patient was sent home in stable condition. At one year's follow-up, he had no further symptoms of arrhythmia.
 
Although several factors might have contributed to the patient's atrial fibrillation, the researchers said, "We believe that energy drink consumption played a key role." 
 
Maryam Sattari of University of Florida, Gainesville is the lead author of the report.
 
A review of the medical research identified at least eight cases of cardiovascular events linked to energy drinks.
 
The researchers discussed several mechanisms by which the high caffeine content of these products might lead to cardiovascular events. 
 
These include other ingredients, such as taurine, that might heighten the effects of caffeine; using energy drinks along with alcohol or illicit drugs; or high stress levels.
 
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among adolescents and young adults. 
 
Marketed as "nutritional supplements," these beverages are not subject to the caffeine limits on soft drinks, or to the safety testing and labeling required for medications.
 
"We suggest that arrhythmia could be a complication of energy drink consumption," Sattari and coauthors wrote.
 
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