News Flash – 6 April 2018

National News



Fire breaks out in Mumbai’s Pydhonie area

Fire which broke out on 2nd & 3rd floor of a building in Mumbai’s Pydhonie, doused now.



MUMBAI: A fire broke out in a building in Mumbai’s Pydhonie area on Friday early morning, a fire official said. The blaze broke out on second and third floor of the building in Pydhonie area. 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers were rushed to the spot to contain the blaze. The fire has been doused and the situation is now control, he said.



Robbers target jewellery showroom, flee with Rs 30 lakh valuables



NEW DELHI: Armed robbers attacked a jewellery showroom in Rohini Sector 24 on Thursday and decamped with valuables worth Rs 30 lakh. DCP (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said that a case was registered and teams were formed to nab the accused. Initial probe revealed that the four men entered the showroom around 2.30pm and threatened to shoot the employees if they did not handover the cash and jewellery. After collecting the valuables, the men fled on their two-wheelers.



8, including 4 kids, battle for life after LPG cylinder explodes in Bengaluru



BENGALURU: Nine people, including four children, were grievously injured when a fire caused by LPG leakage triggered a cylinder blast at a house in Peenya Dasarahalli, northwest Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Thursday. Police said eight of the nine injured have sustained more than 75% burn injuries and are critical. They are undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital. Bagalagunte police said around 4.30am, Devaraju, a security guard at a private firm, returned home from work. His wife Lakshmamma opened the door and switched on the light. That’s when the fire broke out as the LPG cylinder in the house had developed a leak. The fire spread in no time and the cylinder exploded. The main door and windows were shattered and four neighbouring houses also suffered damage.


Six inhabitants of the house and three others sustained injuries. Devaraju, 38, his wife Lakshmamma, 35, their daughters Niranjan, 7 and Devika, 4, Lakshmamma’s brother Venkatesh, 38 and his wife Maheshwaramma, 35, who were visiting the family, bore the brunt of the impact. Neighbours Honnurappa, 70, Somashekar, 16 and Sangeetha, 16, were the others injured. All the four children have sustained over 80% burns. Barring Honnurappa, all the others are battling for life, police said. Police said the Devaraju family is from Pavagada in Tumakuru district and had settled in Dasarahalli several years ago. Venkatesh and his wife came from Pavagada to visit them on Wednesday. Police suspect the LPG stove may not have been turned off, leading to the gas leakage. They have registered a case.



International News



Soldier killed, 2 terrorists neutralised in Balochistan



KARACHI: A soldier and two terrorists were killed in an encounter during a search operation carried out by the Frontier Corps in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, the operation was carried out yesterday in Pinsin Kaur, Dasht, Turbat and Dera Bugti areas in the province. It said a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from hideouts which were raided. The operation was carried out two days after the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for an attack in Quetta city that killed four members of a Christian family. Meanwhile, six suspected terrorists and a would-be suicide bomber were arrested during an operation in Lahore by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and the Intelligence Bureau. The arrested terrorists were identified as Islam-ul-Haq, Jahangir Shah, Imran, Waqar and Aleem, whereas Luqman was the suspected bomber. The CTD officials claimed that the terrorists were involved in attacks on Bedian and Ferozepur roads and were planning attacks on the Pakistan Super League matches from a seminary they had taken refuge in.



4 staff dead in Turkish university shooting: reports

Footage from the scene showed several police officers and medical staff in the area, while students and university staff were treated at ambulances.



ANKARA: Four people were killed and three others were wounded on Thursday in a shooting at the Osmangazi University in Turkey’s northwestern province of Eskisehir, the school’s rector and local media said. The gunman, a researcher at the university, shot dead the assistant dean, faculty secretary, lecturer, and a staff member from the education faculty of the university, rector Hasan Gonen told Turkish media. Broadcaster CNN Turk said three others had been wounded in the shooting. Gonen said the assailant entered the university’s education faculty with a gun and shot the four university staff members. Footage from the scene showed several police officers and medical staff in the area, while students and university staff were treated at ambulances. Police had detained the gunman, the state-run Anadolu news agency and other media reported. The motive of the gunman was not immediately clear. A reporter for Anadolu, speaking on CNN Turk, said he had surrendered rather than trying to escape.



South Korean fighter jet crashes, two pilots presumed dead



SEOUL: A South Korean fighter jet crashed southeast of Seoul on Thursday, leaving two pilots presumed dead, the air force said. The jet was unrelated to US-South Korean military drills taking place in South Korea this month. The annual joint military exercises were delayed by about a month for the Winter Olympics and to help create conditions for a resumption of talks between North and South Korea. The F-15 jet was returning to base from conducting air manoeuvres when it crashed, an air force official said. He did not comment on the possible cause.

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