QMumbai: 2 Booked in Hospital Fire; Fire Breaks Out in Trident

1. Mumbai Hospital Fire: Toll Rises to 9, Two Arrested

The toll in the ESIC Hospital fire climbed to nine after 65-year-old Sheela Morwekar succumbed to multiple complications. 

The toll in the ESIC Hospital fire climbed to nine after 65-year-old Sheela Morwekar succumbed to multiple complications, including sepsis and cardiac problems, on Wednesday, 19 December, morning while undergoing treatment at Seven Hills Hospital. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police arrested a site supervisor and his assistant on Wednesday.

Based on the fire brigade’s preliminary findings that sparks from a welding machine caused the fire, the police filed a case against Supreme Constructions, the firm contracted to carry out repair works at the ESIC Hospital.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. Fire Breaks Out in Trident

Visuals from Trident Hotel, Mumbai.

A fire broke out at a high-end fashion store on the ground floor of Hotel Trident in Mumbai’s Marine Drive on Wednesday, 19 December, night. The fire was reported around 11.02 pm and has been doused fire officials said. No injuries have been reported.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Govt to Bombay HC: Can’t Make Maratha Quota Report Public

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The state government on Wednesday, 19 December, told the Bombay High Court it had apprehensions about making the State Backward Class Commission report public as some portions on the history of the Maratha community might create “social unrest” and “open healed wounds”.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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4. PWD Plans ‘Low-Key Bhoomipujan’ at Shivaji Memorial Site Today

A representation of the proposed Shivaji Maharaj memorial.

Nearly two months after a speedboat carrying at least 25 people capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast while on way to the proposed site of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial, the state Public Works Department (PWD) will hold a low-key event at the site on Thursday, 20 December.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Parsi Factions' Fight Hits Fire Temple Cause

If the court orders on the Parsi fire temple weren't disappointing enough, the community's efforts to organise a peace march in their fight to save the Anjuman and Wadiaji Atash Behrams aren't shaping up too well either. Owing to differences over requests for donations, members of the community have publicly voiced their objections, with a couple of them even parting ways with the core team of Save Our Atash Behrams group.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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6. Baby Dies Three Days After Getting Mr Vaccine

Three days after she was vaccinated for measles and rubella (MR), a one-year-old girl from Bhandara district died on Tuesday, 18 December, following a diagnosis of gastroenteritis. Her brother, who is about four years old, was also hospitalised for the same problem but was discharged on Wednesday, 19 December.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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7. Thak Thak Gang Loots Vasai Businessman Of Rs 80,000

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Giving false information about a car catching fire, the Thak- Thak Gang looted a businessman of his valuables and cash from his Mercedes vehicle in Vasai on Monday, 17 December, morning. The notorious gang received the nickname 'Thak-Thak' as members would knock on window-panes of cars and then decamp with the goods valuables even before the driver or owner realizes that he or she has been robbed.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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