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Delhi News Live: Delhi Mundka fire Live Updates: During the day, Delhi Fire Services had sent 27 fire tenders to the spot

Delhi Live News: At least 16 people were killed in the fire that broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday, Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said. He added that the toll could go up as the fire continued to rage till Friday night and a rescue operation was still underway. During the day, Delhi Fire Services had sent 27 fire tenders to the spot. Garg had said at the time: “It’s a massive fire. Cranes are being used to go up and douse the fire. There’s no information on the rescue operation so far. We are waiting for details.”

On Friday night, Delhi Police DCP (Outer) Sameer Sharma said: “It’s a tragic incident… 14 dead bodies confirmed.” The building where the fire broke out was an office complex where CCTVs were manufactured, officials said. The fire is likely to have started from the first floor and spread to the second and third, they said.

A day after AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested during demolition clashes in Madanpur Khadar, Delhi Police Friday opened his history sheet and declared him ‘Bad Character of Jamia Nagar area.’ Khan was arrested while 12 residents, including a woman and her minor daughter, were detained on Thursday.

In weather-related news, a heatwave spell is set to hit Delhi from May 13 to 15 with the maximum temperature likely to settle at around 44 degrees Celsius on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. While a ‘yellow’ alert has been issued for Friday and Saturday, an ‘orange’ alert has been issued for Sunday, when the maximum temperature could increase to around 45 degrees Celsius.

2 who posed as ED, and CBI officers held in Gurgaon

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A father-son duo was arrested for allegedly posing as officials of the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation and demanding Rs 4 crore from a resident in Gurgaon.

The complainant, Yashpal Batra, former senior deputy mayor in MCG, lodged an FIR at New Colony police station, alleging that the accused had filed false complaints against him stating that he had accumulated properties by illegal means.

Yamuna level low, water supply likely to be hit in Delhi on Friday

Water supply is likely to be affected in parts of Delhi on May 13 on account of the water level depleting in the Yamuna river at Wazirabad, according to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

The level of water in the pond at Wazirabad has fallen from a normal level of 674.5 ft to 671.8 ft, affecting water production from the water treatment plants at Chandrawal, Wazirabad, and Okhla, which draw water from the pond.

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Amid the heatwave in Delhi, teachers’ groups appeal to DoE to call off summer camps

Referring to the recurring heatwaves in Delhi, teachers’ associations have appealed to various authorities that the ongoing camp in government schools during summer vacations be called off. However, education department officials said that these are required to address the students’ learning needs.

Summer vacations in Delhi began on Wednesday, and summer camps are being held in all government schools for classes III to IX from 7.30 am to 11 am.

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Amit Shah asking for his immediate intervention and to stop the ‘Demolition Drive in Delhi’. “The BJP and its leaders crossed all lengths to run its ‘cheap’ bulldozer politics in Delhi despite its period being over in MCD,” Sisodia said. In the letter, Sisodia also asked Shah to “conduct demolition activity in the houses of BJP leaders who took the money and let people construct houses on unauthorized lands”. Clashes broke out between locals and Delhi Police personnel during an anti-encroachment drive by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in Madanpur Khadar on Thursday.

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The toll can go up, rescue operation underway: DFS chief

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At least 16 people were killed in the fire that broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday, Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said. He added that the toll could go up as the fire continued to rage till Friday night and a rescue operation was still underway. During the day, Delhi Fire Services had sent 27 fire tenders to the spot. Garg had said at the time: “It’s a massive fire. Cranes are being used to go up and douse the fire. There’s no information on the rescue operation so far. We are waiting for details.”

 

Delhi fire: Visuals from the spot

The office building in Mundka caught fire.

At least 16 dead in a fire at a building near Mundka Metro Station

At least 16 people were killed in the fire that broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday. The Delhi Fire Services (DFS), which pressed 24 fire tenders to service, has recovered 16 bodies from the spot so far. DFS chief Atul Garf said, “So far we have recovered 16 bodies and the number is likely to go up,” said Fire Chief, Atul Garg.

What is the legal impediment: Delhi HC to hospital on refusal to release sperm sample to cancer victim’s parents

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The Delhi High Court Friday questioned Sir Ganga Ram Hospital’s reluctance to release the frozen semen sample of a 30-year-old who died of cancer in 2020 to his parents.

“If the son is unmarried, you become the owner or what? Do you want a succession certificate? What is the legal impediment?” asked the court after the counsel representing the hospital argued that there are no guidelines for the release of semen of an unmarried man to his parents.

While listing the case for further hearing on May 30, the court asked the hospital to place on record an affidavit of the Director or any other responsible officer in respect of the policy they follow in such cases. Read more

Anglo-Indian seats in LS: HC says quota can’t go on forever, seeks Centre’s stand on the plea

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Observing that the provision for representation of the Anglo-Indian community by nomination in Lok Sabha had been introduced to give an assurance to the community’s members that they will be protected and heard when they stay back, the Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to file its submissions in response to a petition seeking restoration of Anglo-Indian representation by nomination in Parliament.

The court observed that 70-80 years since then, the objective stands achieved.

The court asked the government to inform it about the rationale behind the move to reserve two seats in Lok Sabha. Read more

At least one dead in a fire at a building near Mundka Metro Station

At least one person was killed in a fire that broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday. Delhi Fire Services (DFS), which pressed 24 fire tenders to service, has recovered the body of a woman from the spot.

Fire breaks out in a building near Mundka Metro Station

A fire broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday. Delhi Fire Services has sent 24 fire tenders to the spot. Atul Garg, DFS Chief said, “It’s a massive fire. Cranes are being used to go up and douse the fire. There’s no information on the rescue operation yet. We are waiting for details.”

Delhi: Guest teachers seek an end to the practice of discontinuing their services during holidays

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With the start of school summer vacations in Delhi, the services of roughly 22,000 guest teachers have been discontinued for the duration of the holidays, an annual practice that has been opposed by the guest teachers’ association. Read more 

Gurgaon: Contractor cooks up a tale of robbery to avoid paying creditors, booked

The Gurgaon police Thursday booked a labor contractor for allegedly concocting a false story of robbery to avoid paying creditors, officers said.

According to the police, labor contractor Kamal Singh complained that as he was driving to Noida in his car after withdrawing money from a bank in Sector 5, Gurgaon around 11.50 am on Thursday, three assailants snatched cash worth Rs 4.4 lakh from him at gunpoint. He had alleged that the accused escaped on a motorcycle. Read more 

AAP leader Durgesh Pathak asks MCD to take action against Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta’s house, and party office for ‘illegal construction’

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Durgesh Pathak Friday asks MCD to take action against Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta’s house and party office constructed “illegally” on public land by Saturday 11 am else AAP will reach Gupta’s house with its “Bulldozer” to take action against the encroachment. Delhi News Highlights: Two fire incidents in the city; orange alert issued for ‘severe heatwave’ today

“AAP raised this matter earlier also and filed an official complaint with a mayor that how BJP president Adesh Gupta violated MCD rules and constructed his house without getting the layout plan/map passed from the corporation. Similarly, Gupta illegally encroached on the land of an MCD school and constructed his party office. AAP gives a warning to MCD to take action against Gupta by 11 am tomorrow, else AAP will do its bulldozer justice,” Durgesh Pathak said. 

Delhi: Awaiting a fresh batch, medical college hospitals to retain the services of outgoing residents

Even as MBBS graduates continue to raise the demand to delay the NEET-PG exam for the year 2022, several central government hospitals have been permitted to retain their outgoing batch of post-graduate students with pay.

“NEET-PG 2022 has not been held so far and the fresh batch of PG students is not expected to join before the end of July. It has been decided… services of these post-graduate students as residents may be continued to be utilized with full pay/stipend until fresh batches of post-graduate students have joined physically to ensure that there is no shortage of residents in handling the clinical duties,” said a communication from the Directorate General of Health Services to hospitals such as Safdarjung, Lady Hardinge and RML in Delhi along with central government hospitals from other states. Read more 

Arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was declared a history-sheeter, ‘Bad Character of Jamia’ by Delhi police

A day after AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was arrested during demolition clashes in Madanpur Khadar, Delhi Police Friday opened his history sheet and declared him ‘Bad Character of Jamia Nagar area.’

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah, asks to stop ‘demolition drive in Delhi’

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Amit Shah asking for his immediate intervention and to stop the ‘demolition drive in Delhi’. “The BJP and its leaders crossed all lengths to run its ‘cheap’ bulldozer politics in Delhi despite its period being over in MCD,” Sisodia said.

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In the letter, Sisodia also asked Shah to “conduct demolition activity in the houses of BJP leaders who took the money and let people construct houses on unauthorized lands”.

Hair transplant by technicians: Delhi HC directs police to act against salons

The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi police commissioner to ensure action against salons where hair transplantation treatment is done by technicians or unqualified professionals without any medical supervision.

Seeking necessary action from the Delhi government, Centre, National Medical Commission, Delhi Medical Council, and the Delhi Police on the issue, Justice Anoop Kumar Mendiratta asked the authorities to file a status report before the court by July 27. Read more 

2 who posed as ED, and CBI officers held in Gurgaon

A father-son duo was arrested for allegedly posing as officials of the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation and demanding Rs 4 crore from a resident in Gurgaon.

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The complainant, Yashpal Batra, former senior deputy mayor in MCG, lodged an FIR at New Colony police station, alleging that the accused had filed false complaints against him stating that he had accumulated properties by illegal means. Read more 

Delhi: Brief respite in heat from Monday, max temp could fall by 2-3 degrees

While no change is expected in the maximum temperature over northwest India in the next three days, it could fall by around two to three degrees after that, according to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast issued on Friday morning.

Heatwave conditions are in the forecast for Delhi on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday, the maximum temperature is likely to be 44 degrees Celsius. The normal maximum temperature, or the long period average, for May 12 to 15 is 39.3 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is likely to remain at 44 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday as well, going by the forecast. Read more 

In weather-related news, a heatwave spell is set to hit Delhi from May 13 to 15 with the maximum temperature likely to settle at around 44 degrees Celsius on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. While a ‘yellow’ alert has been issued for Friday and Saturday, an ‘orange’ alert has been issued for Sunday, when the maximum temperature could increase to around 45 degrees Celsius.

2 who posed as ED, and CBI officers held in Gurgaon

A father-son duo was arrested for allegedly posing as officials of the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation and demanding Rs 4 crore from a resident in Gurgaon.

The complainant, Yashpal Batra, former senior deputy mayor in MCG, lodged an FIR at New Colony police station, alleging that the accused had filed false complaints against him stating that he had accumulated properties by illegal means.

Yamuna level low, water supply likely to be hit in Delhi on Friday

Water supply is likely to be affected in parts of Delhi on May 13 on account of the water level depleting in the Yamuna river at Wazirabad, according to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

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The level of water in the pond at Wazirabad has fallen from a normal level of 674.5 ft to 671.8 ft, affecting water production from the water treatment plants at Chandrawal, Wazirabad, and Okhla, which draw water from the pond.

Amid the heatwave in Delhi, teachers’ groups appeal to DoE to call off summer camps

Referring to the recurring heatwaves in Delhi, teachers’ associations have appealed to various authorities that the ongoing camp in government schools during summer vacations be called off. However, education department officials said that these are required to address the students’ learning needs.

Summer vacations in Delhi began on Wednesday, and summer camps are being held in all government schools for classes III to IX from 7.30 am to 11 am.

 

 

 

 

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