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Fire breaks out at apartment in Gurugram; 6 rescued

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Six persons were rescued after a fire broke out in a residential apartment here, fire department officials said on Saturday.

According to them, the incident took place around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday at the 10th and 11th floors of Residency Grand apartments in sector 52. Fire personnel took more than an hour to control it.

The cause of the blaze is yet to be known but it appears that a short circuit in the apartment led to it.

“We rescued six people during more than an hour of operation and seven fire tenders were pressed into action. They managed to bring the fire under control and prevented it from spreading. The 12th floor of the apartment was under construction,” Gulshan Kalra, Deputy Director of Fire Department.

As a precautionary measure, the building has been vacated.

“The reason behind the fire would be ascertained after a detailed investigation. We will also check fire fighting system of the building and whether it had the fire NOC. In case of any lapse, stringent action will be taken against the guilty,” Kalra said.

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7 soldiers killed, 19 injured in Ladakh road accident

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Seven soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a road accident in Ladakh on Friday, defence sources said.

According to the sources, 26 soldiers were injured in the road accident in Turtuk area of Ladakh.

“Seven soldiers died on the spot while 19 others were injured. The injured soldiers have been airlifted to military hospital in Chandigarh,” a defence source said.

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Human-animal conflict, elephant shot dead in Karnataka

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 The conflict between man and wildlife has come to the fore in Karnataka once again. On Friday, an elephant was shot dead in an agricultural field near Alur taluk in Hassan district.

Forest officials said that the elephant was a 20-year-old male. They are gathering information to trace the culprits.

Sources said that about 5 elephants have died unnatural deaths in the region in the past 1 year.

The villagers maintain that their repeated appeals to address the elephant menace is falling on deaf ears. “The government has closed their eyes on us. We are struggling and fighting to protect the crop that we grow for food,” they said.

There are more than 20 wild elephants in the region and they destroy crops and attack villagers. However, though protests are staged, the authorities do not bother about the problem, the villagers stated.

Forest officials maintain that the killing was the result of human-animal conflict. An investigation will be conducted and the killers would be nabbed, they said.

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Hybrid terrorist arrested in Srinagar

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Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces have arrested one hybrid terrorist belonging to the LeT along with arms and ammunition from Bemina area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, officials said on Friday.

Police said acting on a specific tip-off about the movement of terrorists Bemina area, a joint checkpoint was set-up by Srinagar Police, Army’s 2nd RR and valley QAT CRPF at Bemina crossing.

“An individual suspiciously approaching towards the checkpoint was challenged who tried to flee from spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert party,” police said.

He has been identified himself as Nasir Ahmad Dar, resident of Gund Brath Sopore. On his personal search, one pistol, one magazine and five live rounds were recovered from his possession.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the arrested accused was working as a hybrid terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT outfit and was involved in delivering pistols in Srinagar city to carry out targeted killings,” a police officer said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress.

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