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Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out at garment factory in Bhiwandi, 50 feared trapped

A massive fire has erupted at a garment factory in Bhiwandi city of Thane district in Mumbai early morning on Tuesday.

As per the media reports, more than 80 people were present in the building at the time of fire.

Around 30 people have been rescued so far, while 50 people are still feared to be trapped inside the four-storey building. No casualty has been reported so far. Ten fire tenders rushed to the spot and rescue operation was launched immediately.

Miraj's water train reaches parched Latur

The ten railway wagons with five lakh liters of water which left from Miraj Junction railway station on 11 April, reached the parched region of Latur in Marathwada region today.

On 8 April, one of two goods trains carrying 50 wagons of water for drought-affected areas of Latur departed from Kota workshop for Miraj in Pune division.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in Latur asserted that what the previous state government had failed to come through with in ten years, the current regime had managed in three months.

Kerala temple fire: Five members of management committee surrender

Five officials including the Puttingal temple's president, secretary and treasurer from the Puttingal Devi temple in Kerala's Kollam district, where a massive inferno charred 109 people to death, surrendered before the Crime Branch Authorities early morning on 12 April.

After the tragedy, the officials had gone off the radar following which fingers were pointed at the temple committee for violating the guidelines.

The temple authorities had gone ahead with a competitive pyrotechnics display despite the denial of permission from the Kollam district administration. The police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the five officials.

Prepare for longer, more severe heat waves this year: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department forecasts an unusually hot summer this year, all across India, with longer and more severe heat waves, and maximum temperatures breaking records.

The IMD's pre-monsoon study shows that average temperatures over northwest India are likely to be "above normal by more than 1C." This means that some parts of the central states could hit temperatures of 44-45C, while the average temperatures in the northern plains could hit 39-42C.

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Brij varsity VC resigns, claims constant pressure from local BJP MLA

The founder vice chancellor of Bharatpur's Maharaja Surajmal Brij University at Bharatpur has resigned, accusing local BJP MLA Vijay Bansal of "constant harassment and pressure".

KD Swami, the vice chancellor, said that Bansal's "constant interference" led to his decision. His resignation was finally triggered by an "hour-long use of unparliamentary language" on Saturday.

Swami submitted his resignation to Governor Kalyan Singh, and Raj Bhawan spokesperson Dr Lokesh Chandra Sharma said it has been forwarded to the Higher Education Department "for consultation".