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Kamla building’s firefighting system failed, safety audit ignored: Mumbai Fire Brigade

The firefighting system at the Tardeo’s Kamla building, also known as Sachinam Heights building where a massive fire killed six people and injured 23 on Saturday morning was not operational at the time of the fire, according to Mumbai’s fire department officials
Evacuated residents shifted in another building after a blaze on the 18th floor of Kamla building in Tardeo area of Mumbai, on Saturday. (Agencies)
Evacuated residents shifted in another building after a blaze on the 18th floor of Kamla building in Tardeo area of Mumbai, on Saturday. (Agencies)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:48 PM IST
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ByEeshanpriya MS, Mumbai

Gurugram: Cold wave conditions may continue for two days

The city residents woke up to a wet morning on Saturday with most parts receiving light rainfall throughout the day
According to IMD, Gurugram recorded 7.4mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
According to IMD, Gurugram recorded 7.4mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:48 PM IST
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Sangeet Natak loses its star singer Keerti Shiledar

Daughter of famous singer duo Jayaram and Jaimala Shiledar, Keerti has given valuable contribution to Marathi theatre and was part of keeping the tradition of Sangeet Natak alive by her family-run Marathi Rangabhoomi Sanstha
Keerti Shiledar received her training in Hindustani classical vocals by actor and musician Nilkanth Abhyankar. She is survived by her elder sister Deepti Bhogle. (HT FILE)
Keerti Shiledar received her training in Hindustani classical vocals by actor and musician Nilkanth Abhyankar. She is survived by her elder sister Deepti Bhogle. (HT FILE)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:46 PM IST
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ByPrachi Bari

Not fielded by BJP, Goa ex-CM Parsekar resigns from party

The BJP has fielded MLA Dayanand Sopte as its candidate in the Mandrem constituency. Goa will elect a new assembly on February 14. Results will be declared on March 10.
The three-term MLA and former state BJP president represented the Mandrem constituency in north Goa from 2002 until his defeat in 2017. (Hindustan Times)
The three-term MLA and former state BJP president represented the Mandrem constituency in north Goa from 2002 until his defeat in 2017. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:44 PM IST
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ByGerard de Souza

Delhi Police bust illegal firearms manufacturing unit in UP’s Aligarh

The illegal firearms factory was busted following interrogation of a notorious gunrunner, Shakil alias Sherni, who was arrested on Monday evening following a gunfight with a team of the special staff of outer-north district police in Delhi’s Rohini
One of the alleged manufacturers of the illicit firearms was arrested from the factory along with 19 prepared and semi-finished pistols, apart from raw materials and tools used in manufacturing of such weapons. (Representative image)
One of the alleged manufacturers of the illicit firearms was arrested from the factory along with 19 prepared and semi-finished pistols, apart from raw materials and tools used in manufacturing of such weapons. (Representative image)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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SP chief Akhilesh Yadav makes Karhal poll fray entry official

Karhal is scheduled to go to the polls on February 20 in the third phase of the seven-phase UP assembly elections and Gorakhpur in the sixth phase on March 3
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in presence of party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav(L) and former Congress MP Praveen Singh Aron who joined the party, at the party office, in Lucknow on Saturday. (Pramod Adhikari)
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference in presence of party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav(L) and former Congress MP Praveen Singh Aron who joined the party, at the party office, in Lucknow on Saturday. (Pramod Adhikari)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:41 PM IST
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23 Muslims, 13 OBCs on BSP’s new list of 51 candidates in Uttar Pradesh

These BSP candidates have been named for the state’s Rohilkhand region where polling will be held for 55 seats in nine districts on February 14
BSP chief Mayawati releasing the list of party candidates in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO)
BSP chief Mayawati releasing the list of party candidates in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:40 PM IST
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Delhi Police arrest man for threatening, extorting money from women

Deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara) R Sathiyasundaram said that the suspect, Sahil Sachdeva, was arrested on Friday from south Delhi’s Neb Sarai, following investigation into a case filed by a woman from whom he had extorted 2 lakh
The arrested man befriended the women through various matrimonial websites and collected their objectionable videos and images after promising to marry them. (Getty Images)
The arrested man befriended the women through various matrimonial websites and collected their objectionable videos and images after promising to marry them. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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Shah returns to the forefront of UP campaign with Kairana visit

Shah, who has been helming talks with allies, ironing out differences within the party unit, and lending an ear to disgruntled party workers, besides playing a key role in ticket distribution, will now be actively campaigning in the state, according to functionaries aware of the developments
Union home minister Amit Shah during his door-to-door campaign in Kairana on Monday. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah during his door-to-door campaign in Kairana on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:38 PM IST
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85% in the 15-18 age group in Delhi’s govt schools have received Covid vaccine: Govt

In a written statement issued on Saturday, the government also said that vaccination in private schools was taking place slowly with only 42% of eligible students have received the vaccine till January 21
The Directorate of Education (DoE) has set a target of 100% vaccination till January 30. In a circular issued to schools on Saturday, DoE said that out of 8,07, 738 eligible students of government schools, 6, 80, 210, had been already vaccinated which was roughly 84.21%. (AP File)
The Directorate of Education (DoE) has set a target of 100% vaccination till January 30. In a circular issued to schools on Saturday, DoE said that out of 8,07, 738 eligible students of government schools, 6, 80, 210, had been already vaccinated which was roughly 84.21%. (AP File)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 11:36 PM IST
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