At least 43 people have died in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi.
Indian firefighters fought the blaze from 100 metres away because it broke out in one of the area's many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities at the scene said.
The fire started at a factory space near Sadar Bazaar, New Delhi's largest wholesale market for household goods.
Farmers continued their protest against Centre's farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border. Protesting farmers refused to entertain the government's invite of conditional talks. They have sought involvement of all 500 organisations in meeting with the Centre. Farmers' response came after the government proposed December 1 as the new date of talks with group leaders. Farmers have been agitating ever since the passing of new farm laws by the union govt. Farmers have threatened to block all entry points to New Delhi, demanding repeal of laws.
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Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police solved a home loan fraud case and arrested the accused person Sachin Sharma. Accused had taken a house on rent in Surajmal Vihar of east Delhi and took three loans worth Rs 6.70 crore against rented house by preparing a forged chain of title documents. One of the home loans was taken in the name of a dead person. In this regard, a case was registered at Police Station EOW, New Delhi and investigation was taken up. During investigation, it was revealed that the accused was involved in a criminal conspiracy with accomplices. Under the supervision of senior officials, the police team arrested the accused and produced him before the court. Further investigation is in progress.
Delhi woke up to dense smog after Diwali celebrations. Air quality index was in 'severe' at several places on Sunday morning. AQI stood at 461 in areas around ITO, as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data. Very poor visibility was observed in areas around Civil Lines and ISBT. Air quality dipped to ‘severe’ at several places on Saturday night. Many burst firecrackers in violation of the complete ban called by the Delhi government and the National Green Tribunal (NGT). A thick blanket of smog was seen at night post celebrations. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation was seen sprinkling water in Sadar Bazaar area of Delhi as a measure against the sudden rise in air pollution owing to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations. Watch the full video for more.
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North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) conducted water sprinkling in Sadar Bazaar area as a measure against air pollution. The drill was conducted post Diwali celebrations. "It is the responsibility of Delhi government to control pollution but it is sleeping. We, on the other hand, are working," said Mayor of NDMC Jai Prakash.
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