Business Standard

Latest LIVE: 12 dead in massive fire at multi-storey building in Dhanbad

Catch all the latest Budget 2023-24 news and updates here

Image BS Web Team New Delhi

Representative image

At least 14 people died and several others have been injured, when a major fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district today. Many people are still trapped in the building, reports say. The blaze erupted at 6 pm at Ashirwad Tower in Dhanbad's Joraphatak area, around 160 km from state capital Ranchi.

Former law minister Shanti Bhushan passes away, son Prashant says ‘end of an era’ Shanti Bhushan was a member of the Congress (O) and later of the Janata Party, and was also a Rajya Sabha MP during his political career. He also had a six-year stint with the BJP. Speaking to The Indian Express, Prashant said: “All I can say is that this is the end of an era. He was a person who saw the evolution of the Constitution and the legal system from close quarters since Independence. He wrote about these experiences in two books – Courting Destiny and My Second Innings. All I can say is that this is an immense loss for all of us.”

The death toll from a suspected suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it faces what one analyst described as “a national security crisis,” reported CNN. Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesperson for Lady Reading Hospital in the city, said at least 100 people had died following Monday’s blast at the mosque in a police compound. A police official who survived the explosion, Nasarullah Khan, said he remembered seeing “a huge burst of flames” before coming surrounded by a plume of black dust. Khan said his foot broke in the blast and he was stuck in the rubble for three hours. “The ceiling fell in… the space in between the ceiling and wall is where I managed to survive,” he said. Meanwhile, hope was fading in the search for survivors as rescue workers sifted through the rubble of the mosque that was all but destroyed Monday, when worshipers – mainly law enforcement officials – had gathered for evening prayers.

Patiala House Court on January 31 granted bail to Shankar Mishra, accused of allegedly urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26 last year. He was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6. Mishra was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6. The development comes a day after Delhi court reserved its order on Mishra's bail application. Police had opposed the bail application, saying India has been defamed internationally because of the incident. Moreover, a magisterial court had on January 11 denied bail to Mishra, saying the act was utterly disgusting and repulsive, shocked the civic consciousness and needed to be deprecated.

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on Tuesday was awarded life imprisonment by Gandhinagar Sessions court for raping a minor in 2013. On Monday, a court in Gandhinagar convicted Asaram Bapu, more than nine years after a former disciple of the godman lodged the case. As per the FIR (First Information Report) registered at Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad on October 6, 2013, against Asaram Bapu and six others, the self-styled godman had raped the woman disciple, who hailed from Surat, on several occasions from 2001 to 2006 when she was living at his ashram at Motera near Ahmedabad before she managed to escape.

"Here I am to invite you to Visakhapatnam which will be our capital in the days to come. I will also be shifting to Visakhapatnam in the months to come": Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at International Diplomatic Alliance meet in Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday will present the Economic Survey (2022-23) in Parliament. She will lay the document in the Lok Sabha after the conclusion of President Droupadi Murmu's address to both Houses of Parliament. Tuesday is the first day of the Budget session of Parliament.

Women empowerment has been at the core of all schemes introduced by my govt. Today, we're seeing the success of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'. For the first time in the country, no. of women is more than men and the health of women has also improved more than before, said President Droupadi Murmu during her address to the Parliament's joint session 
The Budget session of Parliament begins on Tuesday with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses. Economic Survey will also be tabled in Parliament today. There will be a separate sitting of the Rajya Sabha for the transaction of government business, half an hour after the conclusion of the President's address.

Inflation in India is expected to come down from 6.8 per cent in the current fiscal year ending March 31 to 5 per cent the next fiscal, and then drop further to 4 per cent in 2024, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. According to the World Economic Outlook update released by the IMF on Tuesday, about 84 per cent of countries are expected to have lower headline (consumer price index) inflation in 2023 than in 2022. Global inflation is set to fall from 8.8 per cent in 2022 (annual average) to 6.6 per cent in 2023 and 4.3 per cent in 2024 -- above pre-pandemic (201719) levels of about 3.5 per cent, it said.


9:23 PM

PM Modi expresses condolences over the demise of Former Law Minister and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan.

8:16 PM

Fire breaks out at footwear godown in Topsia, Kolkata. 12 fire tenders at the spot to douse the fire

8:15 PM

More than 50 people suffered food poisoning after eating food at Banquet in Chhapra: Medical Officer, Panapur

8:08 PM

Former Law Minister and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan passes away

7:35 PM

Efforts are underway to restore the roads and normal life in snow-hit areas of Himachal Pradesh

7:25 PM

Probe going on in two cases related to question papers leak for exams for post of constables in HP Police: CBI

CBI conducted searches at 50 locations in 7 states/UT incl Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Punjab, UP, Haryana etc in ongoing probe of two cases related to leakage of question papers for written examinations for post of constables in Himachal Pradesh Police, said the CBI
7:13 PM

India announces support to Bhutan for the establishment of the third international internet gateway for Bhutan

5:00 PM

Patiala House Court grants bail to accused of allegedly urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight

Patiala House Court grants bail to Shankar Mishra,  accused of allegedly urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26 last year. He was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6.
4:58 PM

President's address not enough to satisfy poor, jobless: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said the claims made by President Droupadi Murmu on behalf of the Centre in her address in Parliament are not enough to console people who suffer from poverty, inflation and unemployment.
The BSP chief, in a couple of tweets, also lamented the absence of the atmosphere required for the peace, happiness and prosperity because of the government's internal and economic policies.
4:13 PM

Gandhinagar Court sentenced Asaram to life imprisonment in connection with a decade-old sexual assault case

11:53 AM

Budget Session: President Murmu calls Centre 'pro-poor'

Lauding the Centre for its policies during the Covid-pandemic, President Droupadi Murmu said that the Modi-led government is sensitive and pro-poor. 
"We've seen that during Covid period, how living had become difficult for the poor across the world. But, India is one of those countries that gave highest priority to protecting the lives of the poor & tried to see that no poor in the country sleeps on an empty stomach," said President.
"I'm delighted that my government has decided to extend PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in accordance with the new circumstances. This is the identity of a sensitive and pro-poor govt...This scheme is being appreciated across the world, she added.
11:40 AM

'Garibi hatao' is not just a slogan anymore: Prez Murmu during Parliament's Budget session

'Garibi hatao' is not just a slogan anymore. My government is working to have a permanent solution to the problems of the poor and empowering them: President Droupadi Murmu
11:39 AM

Govt of clear that corruption is biggest enemy of democracy: Prez during Budget session

"My government is of the clear opinion that corruption is the biggest enemy of democracy and social justice. To seize the property of fugitive economic offenders, my government passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act," said President Murmu 
She added that her government has awakened the aspirations of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Now that basic facilities are reaching them, these people are able to see new dreams. 
11:36 AM

Prez Murmu talks about ease of filing IT-return, tax refund, and GST

"Earlier, there was a long wait for tax refund. Today, refund is received within a few days of filing Income Tax Return, said Prez Murmu. She added, along with transparency, dignity of taxpayers is also being ensured through GST," President Droupadi Murmu said.
11:32 AM

India in better position than other countries: Prez Murmu

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jan 31 2023 | 7:59 AM IST

Explore News