Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said that whether the fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) was an accident or sabotage will be known only after the probe gets over. Five men died in the fire that broke out in a five- storeyed under-construction building in the SII’s Manjari premises in Pune on Thursday.
The Congress party will have an elected president by June 2021, with the party’s working committee on Friday approving holding the internal election after the assembly polls. The CWC passed three resolutions demanding a repeal of the three agriculture laws, a time-bound JPC probe into the alleged violations of national security and Official Secrets Act and another to ensure that the government ensures free time-bound Covid-19 vaccination for the poor and oppressed sections.
An explosion of a truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, killed at least eight people in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Thursday night and sent shockwaves in neighbouring areas, police said. The massive explosion took place near a gravels and boulders crushing facility around 10.30 pm, sending shockwaves not only in Shivamogga, but also in neighbouring Chikkamagaluru and Davangere districts.
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