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  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: “If terrace was illegally occupied, how was license given”, HC asks BMC

    Mumbai: Bombay High court on Monday reprimanded Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) lawyer and sought an explanation on “if terrace was illegally occupied, how you could give a license to operate even an eating house at the premises?” The question was followed by the Ex top cop Julio Rebeirro’s PIL filed in Kamla Mills tragedy case.

  • Thane: Another fire breaks out, this time in building; fire brigade rushed to spot

    A fire broke out in the Girija Heights building in Maharashtra’s Thane on Friday. Fire brigade and other emergency services have rushed to the spot. Earlier in the day, a fire officer was injured while dousing the flames on the fourth floor of the Navrang Studio in Mumbai’s Lower Parel.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: 10 BMC officials come under the scanner

    Mumbai: Twenty days after the Kamala Mills blaze which claimed 14 lives, Civic Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has submitted a probe report to CM Devendra Fadnavis, which states that 10 civic officials are under the scanner. In this context, he has ordered a full-fledged departmental inquiry against officers from the Building Proposal Department, the Fire Brigade — including two assistant commissioners — and the Deputy Executive health officer of Lower-Parel (G-ward). Five civic officers

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    Mumbai civic body sets up 34 fire compliance cells

    Mumbai: The Mumbai civic body has set up 34 cells to monitor fire compliance norms at commercial establishments and other buildings, and act against them if they violate safety rules, a senior official said today.

  • Kamala Mills Fire: “1Above owners lying through their teeth”, says Mumbai Police

    Mumbai: All the three owners of 1Above restaurant — Hitesh Sanghavi, Jigar Sanghavi and Abhijeet Mankar – have been arrested. While Hitesh and Jigar were arrested last night from Kenilworth Mall at Linking Road, where they had gone to meet their lawyer, Mankar was arrested from Marine Plaza hotel at Churchgate on Thursday morning.

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    Caught in a fire? 11 dos and don’ts you must know about

    In the last week there have been more than a dozen incidents of fire reported from across the globe. And the number of lives that have been lost to fire should set the alarm bells ringing. The issue of fire safety is a very serious issue and must not be treated lightly. In the recent few years Mumbai has blossomed, there has been a humongous rise in the number of pubs and restaurants and

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    Mumbai Fire: Body found in Cinevista studio

    Mumbai: A 20-year-old technician, Gopi Suresh Verma, died in the fire at Cinevista studio, Kanjurmarg, on Saturday. His body was recovered on Sunday morning from the debris. It was identified by his father with the help of his Aadhaar card and mobile handset.  Verma was working as an audio assistant inside the studio when the fire broke out. Though the entire cast and crew were rescued, he got trapped. Sadly, no one knew about it

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Yug Pathak, owner of Mojo’s Bistro pub sent to jail

    Mumbai: 26-year-old Yug Pathak, the son of a retired IPS officer and one of the co-owners of  Mojo’s Bistro pub, has been sent to police custody till January 12 in connection with the deadly fire at the Kamala Mills compound on December 29. Pathak was arrested on Saturday after the Mumbai Fire Brigade, in its preliminary probe report, said the fire possibly started at Mojo’s Bistro due to the flying embers from

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    Mumbai: Fire at Nagpada; BMC was blind to illicit godown

    Mumbai: Yet another fire in the city – this time, in a six storey residential building at Nagpada — but thankfully restricted to the three illegal godowns operating from the basement. But the dreadful part is that the godowns contained inflammable articles like chemical solvent bottles used for mobile glass cleaning and repairing and yarns of silk garment which the fire officials feel could have caused a major flare-up.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Fire started at Mojo’s in hookah?

    Mumbai: Where did the fire start? Some videos that the BMC has in its possession suggest the lethal blaze that gutted the two upmarket restaurants at Kamala Mills compound originated in a hookah at Mojo’s Bistro and then spread to 1Above. Incidentally, both the restaurants were running illegal hookah bars, the report has said.