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Massive fire at Rohingya camp in Delhi

The Rohingya are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Myanmar has denied them citizenship since 1982, effectively rendering them stateless.

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New Delhi, Apr 15 : A massive fire at a camp of the Rohingya refugees in southeast Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj area today rendered at least 228 of them homeless, police said.

The fire broke out at around 3.30am due to a short circuit in the electrical wiring system in the camp and spread rapidly, police said. As many as 44 shanties were gutted in the blaze.

No casualties were reported.

A fire department official said 11 fire tenders were rushed to the camp and it took them three hours to douse the fire.

Police teams were sent to the camp to assist the fire-fighters in the rescue operation. All the Rohingya occupants of the camp have been moved safely to a temporary settlement, police said.

A forensic team and officials from power discom BSES visited the camp to ascertain the cause of the fire.

The Rohingya are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Myanmar has denied them citizenship since 1982, effectively rendering them stateless.

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Delhi: Roof of house collapses in Dwarka, 2 dead, 3 injured

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New Delhi, July 23: Two people have been killed and at least three have been injured after the roof of a house collapsed in Delhi. The incident took place in Harsh Vihar near Dwarka at around 1 am on Monday.

The incident comes hours after another five-storey under-construction building collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad on Sunday. At least two people were killed and seven were injured in the mishap.

Read More: Five-storey building collapses in Ghaziabad, magisterial inquiry ordered

Earlier, just a week ago, a six-storey under-construction building had collapsed on another five-storey building in Shahberi village of Greater Noida bringing down both of the buildings, which claimed nine lives.

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Rains likely in Delhi-NCR

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New Delhi, July 23: It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, said the Met office.

“The sky will remain mostly cloudy with chances of moderate rain in the National Capital Region (NCR),” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Delhi has received 18.1 mm rain in the last 24 hours since Sunday, the official added.

The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 94 per cent.

Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 34.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above season’s average.

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Khuti gang-rape mastermind held in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, July 23: The mastermind of the gang rape of five women in Khuti district of Jharkhand a month ago was arrested on Sunday in West Singhbhum district along with another accused, police said.

“Mastermind Junas Tudu was arrested along with Balram Samad from the Chakradharpur railway station. Junas had instigated the Maoists belonging to People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) to commit the crime,” Inspector General of Police Naveen Kumar told reporters in Khuti.

The five women — who were creating awareness against human trafficking — were abducted and gang-raped at Kochang village on June 21. Junas was absconding since then.

Police has already arrested PLFI member and main accused Baji Samad alias Takla, Roman Catholic Church father Alphons Aiad, and two others.

According to police, Samad has confessed that he and others gang-raped the women on the instigation of Junas and Balram. Based on his confession, police seized five rifles from a forest in Khuti district.

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