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Fire in Kolkata slum, one killed

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Kolkata, Nov 12: One person was burnt to death when a fire broke out at a slum here early on Sunday, a fire brigade official said.

“A fire broke out at a slum in Baranagar area (in north Kolkata) at about 2.25 p.m. and it took about one hour to control the blaze. As many as three fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the fire,” the official said.

The fire department personnel had a hard time to operate the firefighting exercise as space was extremely narrow. However, they “successfully arrested” the fire so that it does not spread to the neighbouring establishments, the official added.

“A dead body of a male aged around 50 was found from one of the houses during the search operations at the spot. The deceased has not yet been identified,” he said.

Although the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, it was suspected that it began after a cooking gas cylinder blast inside a kitchen of one of the houses.

“Local people said gas cylinders continued to explode during the fire and some sort of panic gripped the place. But now the situation is completely under control,” the official added.

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Shocking! Son throws mother infront of tractor to stop rival from cultivating land

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New Delhi, June 23: In a shocking incident, a man in Maharashtra’s Washim reportedly threw his old mother in front of a tractor being driven by another man with whom he had a land dispute.

News agency ANI reported that the incident is of Thursday (June 21) and the accused had lost a case of dispute for the land on which the other man was using his tractor for cultivation. To stop him, the elderly lady was thrown in front of the tractor.

While speaking over the above incident with ANI, Senior Police Inspector Suresh Naiknaware said that ”There was a fight between two groups over land dispute. FIRs have been registered against people from both sides. 1 person has been arrested. Further investigation underway”.

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Locals protest against massive tree felling in Delhi

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New Delhi, June 23: In order to save cutting of over “14000 trees” under the south Delhi redevelopment project, a protest was carried out by locals in the national capital on Friday night.

Pollution is wrecking a havoc in the national capital and the last couple of weeks witnessed intensely degraded air quality hitting the parameter of very poor to severe condition.

And now, the massive tree felling in the national capital had come at a time when the current average pollution level of Delhi is already at 300 Air Quality Index which falls in the category that risks life and limb of people.

Held under the “Delhi Trees SOS” campaign, the protest was called to aware people about the redevelopment project and urge the government to avoid cutting trees for the same.

“We are citizens of Delhi, who have formed this Delhi SOS initiative. We want to tell that it’s so stupid on half of the authorities to cut trees at a time when the weather of Delhi has been severe since last two years. Trees are very important to us. The government is saying that they will compensate by putting plants near Wazirabad bridge. We don’t think it’s a good idea,” Juhi Saklani, a member of the campaign, told news agency ANI.

The protest started at the Sarojini Nagar area.

On similar lines, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Delhi High Court against the same developmental project in which the petitioner claimed that the “Permission was granted incorrectly to cut over 2500 trees for various development projects.”

The plea further said that the felling of trees already started on Friday in at least six locations of the national capital.

The Delhi High Court has asked the petitioners to give photographs of the trees that were cut today.

Trees have been cut in Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Tyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri, and Mohammadpur areas of Delhi.

The high court issued notices to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, state-owned construction firm NBCC, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and others.

However, it refused to put a stay on the construction projects for now. The court would now hear the plea on an urgent basis on Monday.

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Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

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New Delhi, June 23: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 31.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

There might be light rains towards evening, with maximum temperature likely to hover around 43 degrees, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of very light rains towards evening,” an IMD official told IANS.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 47 per cent.

Friday’s maximum temperature settled at 42.5 degrees, four notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

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