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News18 Evening Digest: 11 Dead, Several Injured in Fire at TN Cracker Factory and Other Top Stories

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Last Updated: February 12, 2021, 16:54 IST

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Fire personnel at the scene in Virudhunagar. (News18)

Fire personnel at the scene in Virudhunagar. (News18)

Here's What We are Covering Today: 11 Dead, Several Injured in Blaze At Firecracker Factory in Tamil Nadu; TMC's Dinesh Trivedi Resigns from Rajya Sabha Before Bengal Elections; CM Rawat on Reports of 'Dangerous' Lake Formed After U'khand Avalanche; Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd Becomes Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire; and Manya Singh, Daughter of Auto-rickshaw Driver, Becomes Femina Miss India 2020 Runner-up

11 Dead, Several Injured in Blaze At Firecracker Factory in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar

Several people were reported dead after a massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu on Friday. The private factory is located in Achangulam area near Sathur. Eleven deaths have been reported as of now, with more than 14 injured. The injured have been admitted to the Sivakasi government hospital. READ MORE

TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi Resigns from Rajya Sabha Before Bengal Elections, Sources Say He’s Likely to Join BJP

Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi on Friday resigned from Rajya Sabha over “violence" taking place in Bengal ahead of assembly elections. However, sources said that he is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). READ MORE

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first published:February 12, 2021, 15:34 IST
last updated:February 12, 2021, 16:54 IST