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Fire breaks out at Madan Mitra’s Kolkata house

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Former minister and Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra suffered from breathing problems after a fire broke out at the ground floor of his Bhawanipur residence on Tuesday morning.

Mitra was rushed out of the house and was given oxygen support. Three fire tenders brought the blaze under control at the century-old building.

The incident happened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning when the members of the family noticed smoke from the ground floor of the building. All the members of the family rushed out of the house but Mitra who is a COPD patient suddenly started having breathing problems and he was immediately put on oxygen support.

“I am a patient of COPD and a huge amount of Carbon-dioxide entered me suddenly. I started having breathing problems. My family members gave oxygen and now I am feeling better,” Madan Mitra said.

However, Mitra did not say anything regarding the cause of the fire. “This is an old building and I cannot really know what caused the fire,” he added.

Presumably, the fire started from a short circuit, said a fire services official.

“Though we don’t know exactly, as of now a purifier is suspected to be the cause of the short circuit. An investigation will be done,” the official said.

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‘Missing’ former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh trending on Twitter

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ED (Enforcement Directorate) sources said that they do not know where he is after former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh did not appear in connection with the money laundering probe. . On the other hand, today the hearing in the Deshmukh case is to be held in the Supreme Court. ED hopes that the Supreme Court will deliver an important verdict today. Meanwhile, Deshmukh is trending on Twitter. Actually, Deshmukh did not appear before the ED again on Monday. Deshmukh, through his advocate Inderpal Singh, sent a two-page letter to the ED saying that he was sending his representative. The ED had earlier called Deshmukh thrice for questioning in the money laundering case, but he did not appear.

ED sources say, “We are unable to contact him (Deshmukh). We don’t know where he is. Their location is not known. We are waiting for the Supreme Court’s order today. We hope that after today’s order, he will cooperate in the investigation. The ED on Friday issued fresh summons to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh and his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh to appear before the probe agency’s office in south Mumbai, but they did not appear. Sources had earlier said that the ED had summoned Anil Deshmukh under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as the agency wanted to record his statement in the case. The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on August 3 the plea of ​​Anil Deshmukh in the money laundering case registered by the ED. Anil Deshmukh had said in last month that he would appear before the ED to record his statement only after the Supreme Court’s decision on his plea. Deshmukh had sought protection from punitive action in the money laundering case.

Following the Bombay High Court’s order, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched a preliminary inquiry in the case, following which the ED registered a case against Deshmukh and others. The court had asked the CBI to probe the bribery allegations leveled against Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. Deshmukh, who resigned as Home Minister in April, had denied all allegations. On July 18, the ED had also raided Deshmukh’s house in Nagpur and some other places. A few weeks ago, the ED, taking a major action, also attached immovable properties worth 4.20 crores of Anil Deshmukh and his family.

In April, the CBI had registered a corruption FIR against Anil Deshmukh. About a month later, the ED registered a case under money laundering. The special thing in it is that the ED made the CBI FIR the basis for registering the case. The digital evidences submitted by the CBI against Anil Deshmukh, the ED itself investigated those evidences. Later, Deshmukh’s personal assistants were also arrested. Not only this, the sacked Inspector Sachin Wajhe, who was in jail, also went to jail and took the statement twice.

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19-year-old engineering student drowns in waterfall in Karnataka

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In a tragic incident, a 19-year-old engineering student was swept away in a waterfall at Karkala in Karnataka’s Udupi district, the police said on Tuesday.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Varshita, who was studying in an engineering college at Manipal in Udupi. She was a resident of Mangaluru.

The police said the ‘Nitte Arbi Falls’, also known as ‘Parapaddy Falls’, is a tourist destination that attracts many visitors during the monsoon season.

“Though Varshita knew how to swim, she was swept away by the strong current in the waterfall, leading to her tragic death on Monday. She had gone along with her friends, and as she knew swimming, she took a plunge into the water but she could not withstand the speed of the strong current,” the police said, quoting her friends.

The girl’s body was recovered after a nearly five-hour long search operation carried out by the fire department officials and fishermen from the area.

Nitte Arbi Falls is located nearly 400 km from Bengaluru. Owing to its scenic beauty, roaring and unending flow of water, Arbi Falls has become a famous tourist destination in Karkala.

The police have registered a case and investigation is underway.

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2 minors tied to pole, thrashed in Bihar’s West Champaran

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Two minor children were allegedly tied to an electric pole and beaten up in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Tuesday, police said.

The two were accused of stealing Rs 200.

The police officials came to know about the incident after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

Pranav Kumar, the SHO of Sisiria police station said: “We have taken cognizance of this incident and are taking action against the alleged persons visible in the video. One of the accused is the victim’s cousin.”

“We have identified some of the alleged persons, namely Shivnath Yadav, Madhav Yadav, etc,” the SHO said.

According to the police, the incident occurred in the Bhagarwa village where two children, aged between 12 and 15 years were tied to an electric pole. People surrounding them shaved their heads and beat them with sticks. The victims were pleading for mercy but no one listened to them.

The victims have been identified as the children of migrant labourers and had come from other states.

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