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News18 Evening Digest: At Least 52 Killed After Massive Blaze in Bangladesh Factory and Other Top Stories

An aerial of the fire at a Bangladesh factory. (AFP)

An aerial of the fire at a Bangladesh factory. (AFP)

Here are the Top Stories for Today: At Least 52 Killed, 50 Injured as Massive Blaze Breaks Out at 6-storey Bangladesh Factory; Indian Navy Prohibits Flying of Drones Within 3 kms of its Assets; What is Uniform Civil Code That Delhi HC Wants Govt to Implement?; Delhi Government Working With Google to Make Public Transport User Friendly; Delta, Delta Plus, Kappa, Lambda: All Covid-19 Variants Explained; Sister Not Included in Modi Cabinet, Pankaja Munde Finally Breaks Silence; and Sonam Kapoor Gets Trolled For Saying Chores Gave Her 'Freedom' in London.

At Least 52 Killed, 50 Injured as Massive Blaze Breaks Out at 6-storey Bangladesh Factory

At least 52 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a massive fire that broke out at a six-storey juice factory outside Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, according to media reports on Friday. The fire broke out at around 5pm on Thursday at the Shezan juice factory in Naryanganj’s Rupganj, according to fire officials. READ MORE

Indian Navy Prohibits Flying of Drones Within 3 kms of its Assets

Indian Navy on Friday prohibited flying of non-conventional aerial objects like drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) within 3 kms of Naval Base, Naval Units and Naval assets. “Any non-conventional aerial object, including RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) found violating this prohibition, will be destroyed or confiscated without any liability, and additionally actions may be initiated under sections 121, 121A, 287, 336, 337 and 338 of Indian Penal Code against the operator", a Defence statement said here. READ MORE

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Delhi Government Working With Google to Make Public Transport User Friendly

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Delta, Delta Plus, Kappa, Lambda: All Covid-19 Variants Explained

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Sister Not Included in Modi Cabinet, Pankaja Munde Finally Breaks Silence; Gets Emotional

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Sonam Kapoor Gets Trolled For Saying Chores Gave Her ‘Freedom’ in London

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first published:July 09, 2021, 17:16 IST