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Navi Mumbai man booked for giving triple talaq to wife at her workplace

A case has been registered against a 43-year-old man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife at her workplace in Navi Mumbai, police said on Saturday.

Based on a complaint, the Kharghar police on Thursday registered a case against the accused under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, an official said. The woman, in her complaint, claimed that her husband, Altaf Mubarak Attar, gave her triple talaq in front of her colleagues at a college in Kharghar, where she worked as a clerk, in December last year, he said.

The matter is under investigation, and no arrest has been made so far, the official said.

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Empty train coach catches fire at railway yard in Thane

A coach of an empty train caught fire at a railway yard in Maharashtra’s Thane district in the wee hours of Saturday, an official from the Central Railway (CR) said.

The blaze occurred around 1.20 am in the train parked at the railway yard in Badlapur, around 70-80 km from Mumbai, the CR spokesperson said.

The train was on the Karjat bound loop line, he said. “While the coach was destroyed in the fire, there was no other damage or injury to any person. The Central Railway has ordered a probe by the assistant officers committee,” the spokesperson said. The blaze was brought under control in an hour, he said.

Following the fire, the overheard wires were switched off between Badlapur and Vangani stations, officials said.

Meanwhile, commuters claimed that a few late-night local trains were halted midway due to the fire.

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Mumbai: BMC withdraws 10% water cut as state assures supply

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday that the proposal for a 10% water cut in Mumbai has been withdrawn, and the city will continue to get normal water after March 5.

This move came after the state agreed to meet the deficiency of water from its reserve stock, said the officials and the proposal for a water cut starting March 1 was withdrawn.

As of Friday, lake levels supplying water to the city were at 42.67% of total useable stock. Civic officials said that the levels were 5.58% lower than the required water stock.

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Seven-year-old girl injured in attack by pet Pitbull in Delhi

Barely a week after a two-year-old was allegedly mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in the national capital, a seven-year-old girl was injured in an attack by a pet Pitbull in Shahadra's Jagatpuri area of Delhi, police said today.

A police officer said the girl was playing outside her house on Friday evening when the dog attacked and dragged her before she was rescued by the locals. The girl was taken to a hospital by her mother and her condition was stated to be out of danger, the officer added.

Police recorded the statement of the girl's mother and scanned CCTV footage from the area to ascertain the sequence of the incident.

A case under Indian Penal Code sections 289 (negligent act with respect to animal) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) has been registered against the dog's owner Shivanand Bhaskar and a probe has been initiated, police said. Delhi has witnessed a couple of dog bite incidents in the last few weeks.

On February 15, an autorickshaw driver was thrashed by a man and bitten multiple times by his dog for allegedly asking the owner to keep the pet on a leash.

In the Shahbad Dairy area, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly attacked by an American Bully when she was playing near her home. In another incident, a Pitbull allegedly snatched an 18-month-old child from her grandfather's lap and mauled her in Burari's Uttarakhand Colony.

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Three people die of asphyxiation while cleaning manhole in Telangana

Three workers died after they inhaled a toxic gas while cleaning a sewerage manhole in Hyderabad on Friday, police said. A 40-year-old worker who first entered the manhole collapsed and two others who tried to rescue him also fell unconscious, they said.

One of the three workers was pulled out and rushed to a hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment.

The bodies of two others were retrieved by the personnel of the Disaster Response Force (DRF) of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The trio was hired by a private agency to clean the sewerage, they said.

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Noida high-rise guards arrested for allegedly assaulting tenants

Gautam Buddha Nagar police apprehended four guards from a Sector 137 high-rise for allegedly assaulting a resident following a disagreement over parking a vehicle without a sticker in the housing complex.

A video circulated on social media captured the victim, a tenant, and a woman being attacked by multiple security guards at Paras Tiera housing complex. The dispute, initially over a car sticker, escalated into a violent assault involving sticks, slaps, and punches. According to officials, the complainant, heading towards his flat with friends, was abused and beaten by the guards. An FIR has been lodged against the accused under Indian Penal Code sections 504 (intentional insult) and 323 (punishment for causing hurt) at the Sector 142 police station.

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DDA to conserve, redevelop three historic Delhi parks under ASI supervision

The Delhi Development Authority will undertake the work of conservation, restoration and redevelopment of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Sanjay Van, and Shalimar Bagh, at its own cost, under the overall supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), officials said on Friday.

The three parks under the ownership of DDA have several ASI-protected monuments, which were lying in a "state of neglect," they said. The capital needs to be developed as a "city of heritage," the official quoted Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena as saying. The ASI falls under the purview of the central Ministry of Culture.

An MoU to this effect is set to be signed between the DDA and ASI within the next one week. However, basic works like drawing, planning, mobilisation of resources etc have already started. Sanjay Van houses many mediaeval monuments, including Qila Rai Pithora belonging to the Tomar dynasty. In the pre-Sultanate period, it was also the capital of Prithviraj Chauhan. It also houses several monuments like Rajon Ki Baoli and Anangtal Baoli.

Similarly, Shalimar Bagh in north Delhi houses the Sheesh Mahal and an extensive Mughal Garden apart from various relics of Mughal era. Emperor Aurangzeb was crowned at Shalimar Bagh, they said.

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Bengaluru blast: Key suspect captured on CCTV footage; case under UAPA filed

Bengaluru Police have registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act in connection with the explosion at Rameshwaram Cafe, in Brookefield on Friday. Latest estimates say 10 people were injured in the blast.

Indian Express reports that a man wearing a cap, glasses and a mask has emerged as the key suspect thanks to CCTV footage that shows him at the location, an hour before the blast occurred. Police sources said efforts were being made to identify the man, who had partially concealed his face.

The sources also told Indian Express that the suspect entered the restaurant and had a snack before leaving. A tiffin box bag kept inside a larger bag that was left near the hand-wash area of the restaurant contained the IED that caused the blast. The cafe’s management have said they are cooperating with authorities and officials in their investigation.

Co-founder and managing director of the cafe, Divya Raghavendra Rao, added: "Our thoughts are with the injured and their families, and we are offering them all the support, assistance and care they need and praying for their speedy recovery."

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Bengaluru blast: Hyderabad police conducts checks as precautionary measure

Police of Cyberabad Commissionerate in Hyderabad, conducted checks at some public places on Friday as part of precautionary measures in the wake of the bomb blast at an eatery in Bengaluru.

"We are watchful. We did some checks randomly, some places where public gatherings are there. No need to alarm anybody," a police official told PTI.

A low-intensity bomb blast at popular eatery, Rameshwaram cafe in Bengaluru, on Friday left 10 people injured.

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