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Massive fire breaks out in Taj Express in Delhi
New Delhi, June 3: Three coaches of the Jhansi-bound Taj Express train caught fire in southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar on Monday. No one was injured in the incident as passengers managed to get out of the affected coaches in time, officials said. The cause of the fire was not known immediately and the railway police are investigating the matter. The train had started from New Delhi Railway Station at 3 pm and caught fire between Okhla and Tughlakabad railway station, police said. “We received a call at 4.24 pm regarding the fire in three coaches of the Taj Express train. Eight fire tenders were pressed into service and the fire was put out by 5.43 pm,” a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official said. Coaches D3 and D4 were gutted in the fire, while D2 was partially damaged, the police said, adding they were general chair car coaches.

32 monkeys drown in irrigation well
Medininagar, June 3: As many as 32 wild monkeys were suspected to have drowned in an irrigation well in Jharkhand’s Palamu district in a bid to quench their thirst, a forest official said on Monday. It took place in Sorath village in Panki block and the corpses were found on Sunday, but officials were yet to ascertain the exact date of the incident. “A total of 32 wild monkeys were found dead in an irrigation well in Sorath… the corpses were fished out,” Medininagar Divisional Forest Officer said. (PTI)

Haryana to launch Rs 10,000 cr project to combat pollution
Chandigarh, June 3: Haryana Chief Secretary T V S N Prasad on Monday said the state government will soon roll out a Rs 10,000-crore project funded by the World Bank to address air pollution. The Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development will be implemented in the state in a phased manner with the first phase being implemented in the districts falling in the National Capital Region (NCR) and replication in entire state later, he said. The announcement was made in a meeting of the governing committee of Haryana Clean Air Project for Sustainable Development held under the chairmanship of the chief secretary here on Monday, according to an official statement. (PTI)

Indian embassy in Myanmar cautions against fake job offers
New Delhi, June 3: The Indian embassy in Myanmar has called upon Indian nationals looking for jobs in that country to be careful so that they are not lured into fake or illegal employment. In an advisory, the embassy said an international crime syndicate is active in the Myawaddy region on Myanmar-Thailand border and urged Indians to exercise caution before taking up job offers in the region. “There has been an increase in the incidents of Indian nationals falling victim to the international crime syndicates active in the Myawaddy region on the Myanmar-Thailand border,” the embassy said. “We would re-emphasise the importance of adhering to our advisories on the subject for not taking any such job offers without consulting the respective Indian embassies,” it said. (PTI)


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