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Major fire in Delhi warehouse, 29 injured

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New Delhi, April 21 : At least 29 people, including a 10-year-old boy and two women, were injured as a major fire broke out in a scrap warehouse here on Thursday, fire and police officials said.

The incident was reported around 2.21 p.m. from Budh Vihar Phase-1 area in north Delhi and six fire tenders were sent to the spot, said a Delhi Fire Service official. “Firefighters are still trying to douse the blaze,” the official added.

A police officer said that all the injured have been admitted in three different hospitals.

“No one reportedly died in the incident yet. Injured included the workers at the scrap godown and others around who were attempting to douse the fire.”

The officer said the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.

Asked if any cylinder exploded inside the godown which caused the huge fire, the officer said: “Some cooking gas cylinders have been recovered from the spot but none of them exploded. It is a matter of investigation if the fire spread because of the leakage of gas from any one of these cylinders.”

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Congress slams Kejriwal for sealing Delhi borders

Former Union Minister Ajay Maken said, “While just blaming outsiders for crumbling Delhi health care facilities and sealing the borders. Would the borders be sealed for 630 admitted at AIIMS Jhajjar (Haryana) out of a total of 2,395 hospitalised Delhi COVID patients, when they come back?”

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New Delhi, June 1 : After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the borders of the national capital will be sealed for a week as the coronavirus cases are rising, the Congress slammed the decision and said that blaming outsiders will not cover up the crumbling health care facilities.

The Congress said that this is “Kejriwal Corona Blame Game”.

Former Union Minister Ajay Maken said, “While just blaming outsiders for crumbling Delhi health care facilities and sealing the borders. Would the borders be sealed for 630 admitted at AIIMS Jhajjar (Haryana) out of a total of 2,395 hospitalised Delhi COVID patients, when they come back?”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought suggestions from the people through WhatsApp or email till 5 p.m. on Friday, saying he also needs suggestions and guidance on whether Delhi government hospitals should be reserved for the residents of Delhi.

Addressing the media on Monday, Kejriwal said until now, his government was able to do so much work in Delhi because of the support of the people and their trust, saying the guidance of the people made him implement many important decisions in the city.

For the time being, he said, the Delhi government is sealing the borders for one week.

–IANS

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Maoists torch 4 vehicles in Jharkhand

Police reached the area six hours after the incident. The denial of levy is said to be the reason for the arson.

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Ranchi, June 1 : Maoist guerrillas set on fire four vehicles used in road construction work in Jharkhand”s Gumla district on Monday, police said.

According to police, the guerrillas, numbering 10 to 12 and carrying weapons, raided a camp office of the road construction company situated in Maoist-infested Lawkhamaan toli of Gumla district early on Monday. They poured petrol on the four vehicles parked there and set them on fire.

A private company is involved in six kilometre road construction work in the area.

Police reached the area six hours after the incident. The denial of levy is said to be the reason for the arson.

Maoists on regular basis target road and bridge construction firms in the state and torch vehicles involved in the work. Around 50 to 60 vehicles are torched every year in the state.

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Maha will be most affected by Cyclone ‘Nisarga’, warns IMD

The depression will intensify into a deep depression — the third and fourth stage of any cyclone formation — by this evening. It will intensify into a cyclonic storm by June 2, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

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New Delhi, June 1 : Cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, more than Gujarat and other neighbouring states, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Cyclone nisarga: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone and cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, and will have an impact on Mumbai.

The depression will intensify into a deep depression — the third and fourth stage of any cyclone formation — by this evening. It will intensify into a cyclonic storm by June 2, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

“It (the storm) is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during evening/night of June 3,” the Cyclone Warning Division said.

The nearly 260 km patch between Raigad and Daman has one of the highest population densities in the country. Apart from Mumbai, it also has satellites cities like Thane, Navi-Mumbai, Panvel, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur and Ambernath.
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“It will have an impact on Mumbai,” IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told PTI.

When it crosses the coast on the evening of June 3, it will have a speed of 105-110 kmph, the IMD said.

Heavy rains are also expected in south Gujarat and coastal Maharashtra.

The well-marked low-pressure area over Southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area concentrated into a depression over Eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and lay centred at 0530 hours IST of Monday, IMD said. It also added that conditions are becoming favourable for onset of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala.

The weather agency has predicted thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Maharashtra and Goa along with other States. Meanwhile, Delhi is likely to witness partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder and lightning today.

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