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17 Killed In Fire At Hotel In Delhi’s Karol Bagh, 2 Jumped From Terrace

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  1. Fire broke out on top floor of five-storey building at 4 am
  2. Over two dozen fire engines brought it under control around 7 am
  3. Woman and child died trying to jump off building, reports said

New Delhi:  At least 17 people were killed and several injured after a fire at a hotel in Delhi’s congested Karol Bagh area early this morning. A woman and a child, among those dead, were killed when they tried jumping from a window, reports said.

More than two dozen fire engines were sent to the spot after the fire broke out on the top two floors of Hotel Arpit Palace around 4 am. Most of the 150 people in the 65-room hotel were sleeping at the time, the staff said. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Video recorded on cellphones by eye-witnesses showed huge flames crowning the terrace of the white six-storey building. A person is seen dangling from the terrace and then jumping off.

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The fire was brought under control around 7 am.

Thirty-five people were rescued and those injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

Most of the deaths took place due to suffocation, the police said.

Several people in the hotel were from Myanmar. At least 35 rooms were booked by a family who were in the city for a function, news agency IANS reported.

“The hotel had clearance only for four floors. They had made a kitchen and terrace on top of it. This is a major case of carelessness. Investigation is on. Strict action will be taken against the guilty,” Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, who visited the site, said. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered, he added.

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Karol Bagh, in central Delhi, is popular with budget tourists and lined with hotels and markets.

Authorities in Delhi have frequently launched raids to enforce building codes, fire safety measures and evacuation procedures but these steps have failed to check rampant violations by builders in a rapidly expanding capital city of more than 18 million people

Last week, a fire broke out in a hospital in neighboring Noida, forcing emergency evacuation of patients. Nobody was hurt.

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Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest

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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!

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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.

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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy

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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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