More than 6 Dead, Several Injured due to fire breakout…Click to more Details

More than 6 Dead, Several Injured due to fire breakout…Click to more Details

More than 6 Dead, Several Injured due to fire breakout

Mumbai: More than six people are reported to be dead in a major fire at Kamala Building, in Nana Chowk, in Mumbai’s Tardeo today morning. Nineteen others have been injured in the incident. The level 3 fire was reported on the 18th floor of the 20-storey building.

According to reports, the blaze was reported at 7.28am and declared level 3 at 8.10am. 

Thirteen fire engines and seven jumbo tankers were deployed to control the fire. 

The injured were rushed to Bhatia and Nair hospitals; the doctors at Nair hospital said that two people were brought dead while the others are undergoing treatment in the general ward. One more person later succumbed to their wounds.

Aaditya Thackeray said he is monitoring the fire fighting and rescue operations that are underway.

“In touch with the authorities regarding the fire outbreak at the Kamala building in Tardeo. The fire brigade and the police are on site. Rescue and cooling operations are underway,” he tweeted.

Officials said prima facie the fire occurred after some cables in the building’s electricity duct melted. Smoke from the electricity duct spread to multiple floors. The building has a fire suppression system but it failed to work.

People are being evacuated from all floors of the building and being taken to hospitals for examination in case of smoke inhalation.

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PM Modi Cancels Ferozepur Visit Due to Security Lapse

Projects worth thousands of crores disrupted in Punjab – Nadda

Ferozepur: Central Government has blamed the Punjab Government for the lapse of security on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Ferozepur. 

PM Modi’s cancelled his rally citing some reason.

Later MHA issued a press statement where it blamed Punjab Government for the security lapse. 

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) says it is taking cognisance of this serious security lapse has sought a detailed report from the state government. State Government has also been asked to fix responsibility for this lapse and take strict action.

“PM headed back to Bathinda Airport after a security lapse when PM’s convoy reached a flyover which was blocked by some protestors. PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of PM” read MHA statement

“Also in view of the contingency plan Punjab Government has to deploy additional security to secure any movement by road, which were clearly not deployed. After this security lapse, it was decided to head back to Bathinda airport,” 

Heroin worth Rs 400 crore seized from Pakistani boat off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad: A Pakistani fishing boat with six crew members and carrying 77 kg of heroin worth around Rs 400 crore was apprehended in the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, officials said today.
The drug seizure was made on Sunday night in a joint operation by the Indian Coast Guard and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), they said.
Gujarat’s defence PRO in a tweet said the Coast Guard in a joint operation with the state ATS apprehended the Pakistani fishing boat ‘Al Huseini’ with six crew members on board in the Indian waters.
They seized “77 kg of heroin worth approximately Rs 400 crore”, the tweet said.
The boat was brought to the Jakhau coast in Kutch district of Gujarat for further investigation, it stated.
In April this year, the Coast Guard and the ATS had carried out a similar operation and apprehended a boat with eight Pakistani nationals carrying 30 kg of heroin worth about Rs 150 crore, from the Indian waters near the Jakhau coast in Kutch.
Last month, the ATS had seized a heroin drug consignment worth about Rs 600 crore from an under-construction house in Gujarat’s Morbi district.
The ATS had said the consignment was sent by Pakistani drug dealers to their Indian counterparts via the Arabian Sea.
In September this year, in the single largest heroin haul in India, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had seized around 3,000 kg of the drug, believed to be from Afghanistan and likely worth Rs 21,000 crore in the global market, from two containers at the Mundra port in Kutch, officials earlier said.