QBullet: Fire at Delhi Factory Kills 43; CAB in Lok Sabha Today

1. 43 Killed in Massive Fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi; Building Owner Arrested

In one of the worst fire accidents in the city, 43 people were killed after a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area on Sunday morning, police and fire officials said.

Most of the people working in the units were fast asleep when the fire broke out in the second floor of the building in the early hours and 30 fire tenders were pressed into service, fire officials said.

(Source: The Tirbune)

2. CAB in House Today, Shah May Announce Relief for Manipur

Ahead of the tabling of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, the government is said to have worked out “alternative arrangements” to accommodate Manipur’s concerns. While these steps may not be a part of the Bill itself, these are likely to be announced by Union Home Minister Amit Shah as he introduces the legislation.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, who led a delegation to meet Shah on December 3, told The Indian Express that the measures could either be an entry and exit permit system, or a provision for Inner Line Permit (ILP).

(Source: The Indian Express)

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3. Crucial Karnataka Bypoll Results to Be Declared Today

Bengaluru: The results of the December 5 bypolls to 15 assembly seats in Karnataka will be declared on Monday and will have a bearing on the future of chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s government, which enjoys a wafer-thin majority in the state.

The ruling BJP needs to win six out of the 15 seats to retain power since it also enjoys the support of an Independent lawmaker. It currently has the simple majority of 105 in the 208- member assembly.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Unnao Rape Victim’s Family to Get Security, Arms Licence, Promises UP Govt

The family of the Unnao rape and murder victim will get round the clock police security and a licence to hold a weapon, a senior official of the Uttar Pradesh government said on Sunday.

Lucknow’s divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram met the family of the 24-year-old woman, who died on Friday night after she was set on fire by five men, including her rapists, in Unnao.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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5. Honeytrap Case Halts the Sweet Run, Sticky Record of MP Tabloid’s Editor-Owner

Whenever they felt a story was risky, and that was often, a senior editorial member of Indore-based eveninger Sanjha Lokswami would try convey to owner-editor Jeetu Soni that the newspaper could get into trouble.

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(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Police Must Make Women Feel Safe: PM Modi

Orime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the need for an image makeover of the police so that they inspire confidence among all sections, including women and children, besides emphasising how crucial effective policing was to making women feel safe and secure.

The stress laid by Modi during his valedictory address at the DGP/IGPs conference in Pune on making the police more citizen-friendly comes in the wake of two recent cases of sexual violence against women reported from Telangana and UP.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. 87% Dip in Domestic Tourists to Kashmir Since August

A little over 32,000 domestic tourists visited Kashmir between August and November, but like the verdant highland pastures now buried under snow, tourism in the Valley seems frozen in time.

The four-month figure marks a steep decline of 87% from the 2.49 lakh domestic tourists Kashmir had hosted during the corresponding period last year. In terms of foreign tourist arrivals, the dip is 82%.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. Committed to Reforms in IPC, CrPC: Shah

The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has reiterated its commitment to initiate changes in Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

The assertion came at the three-day annual conference of Director Generals of Police and Inspector Generals of Police at Pune, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

9. In Compromise, Govt Advises JNU to Notify Students’ Union, Withdraw Cases

JNU students have been protesting against fee hike for more than a month now.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has advised the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration to notify the students’ union and withdraw the police complaint against students as the first step to end the standoff at the university.

The government is learned to have proposed a compromise formula to the university over the weekend. The ministry is now waiting to hear back from JNU.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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