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Evening brief: Rajkot blaze likely due to welding work, Amit Shah’s big promise on UCC and more

May 26, 2024 06:27 PM IST

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A day after 27 persons, including four children, were killed in a massive fire that swept through a gaming arcade in Gujarat's Rajkot, the state police on Sunday said that the blaze might have started due to welding work, reported ANI. “Prima facie, the investigation conducted by the FSL officials and the information given to us by the fire officer after inspecting the site, it seems that some fabrication work was going on there and in that fabrication work, the fire might have started due to welding work,” Rajkot Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said. "There was a lot of inflammable material there, which quickly caught fire and spread throughout the gaming zone..." Dig Deeper

A visual from the spot where the massive blaze erupted in Rajkot.(PTI)
A visual from the spot where the massive blaze erupted in Rajkot.(PTI)

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday declared that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will be implemented across the country within the next five years following consultations with all the stakeholders if the Narendra Modi government returns to power. The minister also said that the government will also implement the ‘One Nation, One Election’ for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the country. "The UCC is a responsibility left to us…The guiding principles decided for us by the Constituent Assembly include the Uniform Civil Code. And even at that time, legal scholars like K M Munshi, Rajendra Babu, Ambedkar Ji had said that there should not be laws based on religion in a secular country. There should be a Uniform Civil Code," Shah told news agency PTI in an interview. Dig Deeper

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Gautam Gambhir has returned to Chennai for another Indian Premier League (IPL) final. As the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the former India opener has guided Shreyas Iyer and Co. to their fourth final of the cash-rich league. Two-time winners Kolkata will cross swords with former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2024 final at the famous MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. The Knight Riders tasted their first title success under Gambhir's leadership in the IPL 2012. The former India opener masterminded KKR's title triumphs as a captain in 2012 and 2014. With Gambhir returning to KKR for IPL 2024, the Kolkata mentor sparked a turnaround at Eden Gardens as the former champions topped the league standings. Iyer and Co. picked up 20 points in the league stage of the tournament. The first team to enter the playoff stage this season, KKR outclassed SRH in Qualifier 1 to enter the IPL 2024 final. Dig Deeper

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