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“Acropolis Mall in Kolkata Engulfed in Major Fire, Multiple Fire Engines Rushed to Scene”

A significant fire broke out at the Acropolis Mall in Kolkata on Friday, leading to a swift response from multiple fire engines to combat the blaze. Reports indicate that the fire originated on the third floor of the shopping mall, situated in the southern part of Kolkata, necessitating the evacuation of the premises.

“Protests in Vadodara Society Over Flat Allotment to Muslim Woman Under Government Scheme: Report”

The 44-year-old woman, employed with an arm of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, was allotted the flat in a low-income group housing complex back in 2017. However, even before she could move in, more than 30 residents of the housing complex raised objections to the district collector and other authorities. They expressed concerns about the allotment to a 'Muslim' individual and cited potential "threat and nuisance."

“Heavy Rainfall in Beijing: 11 Dead, 27 Missing, and Massive Flooding Amid Typhoon Doksuri’s Impact”

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11 Dead, 27 Missing as Heavy Rainfall Triggers Massive Flooding in Beijing

In a highly unusual weather event for Beijing, China, heavy rainfall has led to massive flooding, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and leaving 27 others missing. The downpour prompted authorities to take swift action, closing train stations and conducting evacuations to ensure the safety of residents.

Reports indicate that the western suburban parts of Beijing were severely affected by the heavy rains. Tragically, among the casualties were at least one rescue worker and a local official. With 27 people still unaccounted for, the situation remains critical.

In response to the disaster, authorities swiftly evacuated over 50,000 people from the affected areas. To cope with the devastation, tourist areas, subway and bus lines were also closed. Aid, personnel, and food supplies were dispatched to the flood-hit districts to provide much-needed relief and support.

The level of rainfall experienced in Beijing has raised concerns, especially given that such extreme weather conditions are rare for the city. The heavy downpour is attributed to the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, which has been battering northern China since Saturday evening. This typhoon is considered one of the strongest to hit China this year, landing in the southeastern province of Fujian on Friday.

Beijing is not the only region affected, as other parts of northern China have also experienced flooding due to the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri. The nation’s emergency management ministry has issued warnings, stating that flooding in areas including Tianjin and Hebei province could worsen if adequate precautions are not taken.

As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Typhoon Doksuri, it also braces for the potential impact of Typhoon Khanun. Forecasted to bring torrential rains and high winds, Typhoon Khanun poses further challenges, particularly for Japan’s Okinawa and Amami regions.

The situation in Beijing serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of weather patterns and the need for vigilant disaster preparedness. As authorities continue rescue and relief efforts, the nation remains on alert, ready to tackle any additional challenges that may arise from the ongoing heavy rainfall and potential impact of Typhoon Khanun.

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