It is suspected that an explosion in an AC may have triggered the fire, DFS Director Atul Garg said.
Twenty-seven people have died so far in the blaze that ripped through the four-storey building on Friday. The fire started from the first floor that houses the office of a CCTV camera and router manufacturing and assembling company, the police have said.
The owners of the company, Harish Goel and his brother Varun Goel, who were detained earlier, have been arrested, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma said.
“Charred human remains were found on the second floor of the building during a search operation by our fire fighters. But we cannot say if it is the remains of one body or several bodies. Though the fire has been doused, the cooling and search operations still continues,” Garg said.
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Chidambaram on Gyanvapi mosque survey
Places of Worship Act was passed by PV Narasimha Rao govt with only exception to Ram Janmabhoomi. All other places of worship should remain in status as they are. We shouldn’t change status of places of worship, it will lead to huge conflict: P Chidambaram
“…Good luck and goodbye Congress…” says former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar in a Facebook live as he quits the party
Single-use plastic products will be banned in Delhi Secretariat from June 1
This move to be gradually implemented across the national capital: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai
Congress slams wheat export ban
Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the ban on the export of wheat, saying it was an “anti-farmer” measure as it deprives farmers of reaping the benefit of higher export prices. According to an official notification, India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of measures to control rising domestic prices.
Punjab: All VIP rooms in jails will be converted into jail management block
With a view to ending VIP culture, all VIP rooms in jails will be converted into jail management blocks to ensure the smooth functioning of jail staff. Concerned officers will be held accountable in case of negligence in jail & strict action will be taken: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann
Magisterial inquiry ordered into Mundka fire incident: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 for those injured.
6 rescued after fire breaks out in residential building in Gurugram
Six people were rescued after a fire broke out in a high-rise residential building, fire officials said on Saturday. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot, they said.
CM Arvind Kejriwal reaches Mundka
Delhi Mundka Fire | CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reach the spot where a massive fire brok… https://t.co/m0PGyLCdGM
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China test flies first home-grown C919 jet to be delivered – Xinhua
China on Saturday completed a test flight of the country’s first C919 jetliner to be delivered, the official Xinhua news agency said. The jet, produced by state-owned manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) took off from Shanghai’s Pudong Airport and flew for over three hours, it said.
Hackers hit top crypto data websites amid crypto meltdown
As the crypto market suffered a meltdown, several top crypto data websites were hit by cyber attacks where a malicious pop-up prompted users to connect their crypto wallets. Crypto data websites Etherscan, CoinGecko, DeFi Pulse and others reported such phishing attacks, reports CoinDesk.
24 women missing in Mundka inferno
At least 24 women and five men are still reportedly missing in the massive building fire in New Delhi’s Mundka that has claimed the lives of 27 people, a latest report revealed on Saturday. The report was provided by the civil defence team at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where the bodies from Friday’s inferno were shifted, while relatives of the missing persons kept arriving to locate their loved ones.
Over 700,000 refugees from Ukraine registered in Germany
More than 700,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine have been recorded in Germany thus far, Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Saturday, citing Interior Ministry data. Since the start of the war on Feb. 24 until May 11, 727,205 people have registered in Germany’s Central Register of Foreigners (AZR), of which 93% hold Ukrainian citizenship, Welt reported. A significant number may have travelled on to other European Union countries or returned to Ukraine, it said.
LeT terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Bandipora
A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist who had recently infiltrated into Kashmir was killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Brar in the Aragam area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
Inflation has risen to unacceptable levels: Chidambaram
- Govt fuelling rise of inflation with its wrong policies: P Chidambaram at Cong ‘Chintan Shivir’
- Time is ripe for a comprehensive review of Centre-States fiscal relations; states’ fiscal position is fragile like never before: P Chidambaram
FIR lodged in Mundka fire incident, company owners arrested
The Delhi Police have registered an FIR in the massive Mundka fire incident that claimed the lives of 27 people, an official said on Saturday. The police have arrested the owners of that company, identified as Harish Goel and Varun Goel and their antecedents are being examined, the senior police official said.
Gyanvapi Masjid survey begins
Videography survey of Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi begins amid tight security arrangements: Officials
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19
North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.
Delhi’s Mundka fire: “Rescue mission is on”
NDRF is checking if there are more bodies. 27 bodies recovered so far,25 of them haven’t been identified. Two will be identified. The forensic team will check DNA samples. 27-28 missing complaints have come in: DCP Outer Dist, Sameer Sharma
Covid-19: India reports 2,858 fresh cases, 3,355 recoveries, and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern tests positive for COVID-19
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday.
She will not be in parliament for the government’s emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but “travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this stage,” the statement said.
Ardern had been symptomatic since Friday evening, returning a weak positive at night and a clear positive on Saturday morning on a rapid antigen test, it said.
US, Russian defense chiefs speak for 1st time since invasion
Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu spoke with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday after months of refusing direct contact with his American counterpart. But officials said the call didn’t appear to signal any change in Moscow’s war in Ukraine. A senior Defense Department official said Friday that while Austin believes the hour-long conversation was important in the effort to keep lines of communication open, it didn’t resolve any “acute issues” or lead to any change in what the Russian are doing or saying as the war enters week 12.
The call – initiated by Austin — marked the highest level American contact with a Russian official since the war began in late February. Over the past several months, Pentagon officials have repeatedly said that Russian leaders declined to take calls from Austin and Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
27 killed in commercial building blaze in Delhi’s Mundka
The fire started from the first floor that houses the office of a CCTV cameras and router manufacturing and assembling company, they said, adding more than 30 fire tenders were pressed into service. The owners of the company — Harish Goel and Varun Goel — have been detained, police said, adding the building-owner has been identified as Manish Lakra.
They said Lakra lives on the top floor, and an FIR is being registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The Delhi Fire Service deployed cranes to rescue those trapped in the blaze.
The price of bitcoin dropped to around $25,420 this week, its lowest level since December 2020, according to CoinDesk. It steadied around $30,000 Friday, but that’s still less than half the price bitcoin fetched last November.
Some bitcoin proponents have said the digital currency could protect its holders against inflation and act as a hedge against a decline in the stock market. Lately, it’s done neither. Inflation at the consumer level rose 8.3% in April compared to a year ago, a level last seen in the early ’80’s. With the Federal Reserve aggressively raising interest rates to try to tamp down inflation, investors are dumping risky assets, including stocks and crypto. The S&P 500 is down more than 15% this year. Bitcoin has dropped about 37% year to date.
Qatar faces new accusations of terror funding
Qatar, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, is facing increased scrutiny over its alleged financial ties to terrorism in a lawsuit from relatives of a slain American journalist and a separate federal investigation into a member of the country’s royal family. The family of Steven Sotloff alleged in a federal lawsuit Friday that prominent Qatari institutions wired $800,000 to an Islamic State “judge” who ordered the murder of Sotloff and another American journalist, James Foley. The two were beheaded in Syria in 2014, their killings filmed and published in grisly propaganda videos.
North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19
North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 1,74,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population. The deaths and cases, which were from Friday, increased total numbers to 27 deaths and 5,24,440 illnesses amid a rapid spread of fever since late April. North Korea said 2,43,630 people had recovered and 2,80,810 remained in quarantine. State media did not specify how many of the fever cases and deaths were confirmed as COVID-19 infections.