QMumbai: One Dead in Churchill Chamber Fire & More

1. Fire Breaks Out At Churchill Chamber; One Dead

A fire broke out Sunday on the third floor of Churchill Chamber building near Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai’s Colaba killing one person. Others inside the building have been rescued, confirmed BMC ward official Nitin Arte.

“According to the preliminary information I’ve received, the fire took place on the third floor of the building and the rescue operations are underway, using a ladder. The cause of the fire is not yet known,” said Arte.

Source: The Indian Express

2. Will Come Back As Maharashtra CM The Second Time, Says Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (File Photo: IANS)

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that he could return as the chief minister for a second tenure after the Maharashtra Assembly polls, reiterating that the saffron allies would contest the polls together and there is no doubt about it.

Fadnavis, who spoke at the conclusion of the state’s special executive party meeting in Goregaon, said, “I have already said I will come back. Please understand I am not just the chief minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but also of the Shiv Sena, RPI and RSP (all allies of the BJP). Hence, ignore this controversy over who will be the chief minister…Our work speaks for itself. The people of Maharashtra will decide who will be the chief minister.”

Source: Hindustan Times

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3.Mumbai’s 1st Dengue Death Of Season: 32-Yr-Old Dies In Mulund

A 32-year-old man from Mulund became the first in the city and suburbs to succumb to dengue this season.

The cases of the mosquito-borne infection have escalated. On July 5, a minor girl succumbed to dengue in Thane, and two from Kolhapur died before the monsoon arrived. In Mumbai, 71 dengue cases have been confirmed till July 14. A significant number of cases have been labelled as suspected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Source: The Indian Express

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4. Concentration Of Carbon Dioxide Over India Is On The Rise: Study

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) over India is consistently on the rise, according to a study. Findings of a five-member team led by the University of Delhi’s Rajdhani College show that every year, the CO2 level in the mid-tropospheric region – 5km to 8km from Earth’s surface – increases by 2.01ppm (parts per million) over the country every year, touching a high of around 5ppm during summer and a low of 1ppm after the monsoon, owing to the increase in green cover.

Source: Hindustan Times

5. Civic Hospital Discharged Malad Wall Collapse Victims Early: MNS

A wall collapsed on hutments in the Pimpripada area of Malad East due to heavy rainfall.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Saturday alleged that a civic hospital which was treating the people injured in the Malad reservoir wall collapse had discharged them prematurely.

A delegation of the party, led by general secretary Shalini Thackeray, met authorities of the Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali on Saturday and asked them to re-admit and treat these patients.

Source: The Hindu

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