Kolkata: With an eye on the 2021 Assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday granted land rights to 25,000 refugee families and said a total of 1.25 lakh families would be given land rights. PTI
Fake liquor may have killed 20 in Sonepat, say police; probe on
Chandigarh: At least 20 persons have died in Sonepat in the past three days. The police believe the deaths were caused by spurious liquor.
SL Poonia, Deputy Commissioner, has constituted a special team headed by the ADC to probe the matter. A postmortem was conducted on four bodies on the intervention of the police. Family members of the deceased are unwilling to lodge a complaint, police sources said. — TNS
12 labourers killed in Gujarat explosion
Ahmedabad: Twelve labourers, including five women, were killed on Wednesday when a portion of a chemical godown collapsed after a powerful explosion in Ahmedabad, officials said. The explosion was triggered by a fire. PTI
No favouritism in Central Vista project: Govt to SC
New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that there was no element of favouritism in the selection of the consultant for the redevelopment of Central Vista in Lutyens’ Delhi. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the argument that the government could have adopted a better process could not be a ground to scrap the project.TNS