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Chennai hotels set to serve special food for Independence Day

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Chennai, Aug 12: Star hotels here are getting ready to celebrate the country’s 70th Independence Day with tri-colour themed food, regional cuisines and even the dishes that were served on the night of August 14, 1947.

“We have decided to have tri-colour themed dishes. In India people are reluctant to cut dishes resembling the national flag unlike the western nations,” Deepak Dandge, Executive Chef, The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road, told IANS.

According to him, the guests can savour dishes from various regions at the hotels two restaurants — Colony and Chap Chay — on Aug 15. Dandge said there will not be molecular gastronomy.

The non-alcoholic spread is priced at Rs 1,550 plus taxes.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort plans to take its guests through a culinary journey of India’s history.

The hotel’s master chefs will showcase the diversity of regional cuisines from across the states, as you get the sample Indian heritage on a platter at the Kitchens of India brunch, the hotel said in a statement.

“Independence Day is a pivotal time in our nation’s history to reflect on our heritage and culture. Cuisines play a big role in defining our identities as Indians and InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort wants to highlight that through some delightfully patriotic offerings,” Vijai Singh, General Manager, was quoted as saying in the statement.

The resort offers special dinner buffet (August 12-15) at Rs 1,799 plus taxes and the Kitchens of India brunch (August 15) at Rs 1,999 plus taxes.

On the other hand, Anise restaurant at Taj Coromandel here will recreate the historic menu that Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai served on the night of August 14, 1947.

The special menu now on offer for dinner till August 15, said a hotel official.

Interestingly, the price is fixed at Rs 1,947 (plus taxes) commemorating the year India got freedom from the British rule.

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Fire in Delhi’s Bawana, 9 people reported dead. More details awaited.

A major fire broke out in a plastic godown of Bawana industrial area on Saturday killing at least nine people and injuring many others. Fire tenders have been rushed to the stop to control the blaze. The reason of the fire is yet to be known.

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At least nine people were killed and several others injured when a fire broke out at a plastic godown in Bawana Industrial area on Saturday evening. 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. As per the latest reports, fire is under control now.

There are speculations that few people might be trapped inside the building. Earlier in April last year, a major blaze at had erupted in a slum of Bawana resulting in many deaths. More than 500 jhuggis had been burnt down in the fire.

The incidents of fire have been on rise across the country resulting in so many unfortunate deaths. Many of these incidents are a result of failing to comply with the fire safety norms.

(This is a developing story, more details awaited. Updating…. )

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Haryana: Class 12 student shoots dead school principal

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Chandigarh, Jan 20: In a strange incident a class 12 student allegedly shot dead the principal of his school in Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, police said.

The victim, Principal Ritu Chhabra was shot at thrice by the suspended Class 12 student during a meeting with his parents in the premises of Swami Vivekanand Public School in the city, news agency IANS reported.

The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school.

According to police, the boy’s father is a financier and the pistol used in the incident belonged to the father and is a licensed one.

“School staff, students and teachers caught the accused while he was trying to escape and handed him over to police,” said a senior police officer.

Police said that prima facie investigations suggest that the boy was accompanied by at least one of his friends.

More than five rounds were fired, triggering panic and horror among the school staff, teachers and students.

Chhabra was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead by doctors after some time.

 

 

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Uttar Pradesh: Online lottery racket busted, 15 held

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Lucknow, Jan 20: At least 15 people has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Saturday from Allahabad, Sultanpur and Agra for allegedly running an online lottery racket. 

Officials are conducting raids in Agra, Allahabad, Sultanpur and Noida.

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