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The bus with over 54 passengers was on way from Siddhi to Satna when it went out of control and fell into the canal. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


At least 47 people, including 20 women, were killed when a packed bus skidded off the road and plunged into a canal in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday morning. The accident took place near Patna village, around 80 km from the Sidhi district headquarters, when the ill-fated bus was on its way to Satna from Sidhi.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Commission for Women sent a notice to the Delhi Police on the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi in the toolkit case, and sought a report by Friday on issues like why she was allegedly not provided a lawyer of her choice when produced before a court.

In another news, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday explained the government's priorities to the Reserve Bank of India's central board during their first meeting after presentation of the Union Budget 2021-22.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a webinar for consultation on the roadmap for effective implementation of Union Budget 2021-22 in the infrastructure sector.

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First Published: Tue, February 16 2021. 07:40 IST