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Nearly a year after Kamala Mills fire, BMC finds gross illegalities, violations in compound premises
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Nearly a year after Kamala Mills fire, BMC finds gross illegalities, violations in compound premises

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in its ongoing inspection of the Kamala Mills Compound premises, has found gross illegalities, including rampant floor space index (FSI) misuse, and amalgamation and alterations of balconies without permission in many units.

Kamala Mills fire: Judicial panel says hookah at Mojo’s Bistro led to blaze, recommends action against owners of building, two eateries
India

Kamala Mills fire: Judicial panel says hookah at Mojo’s Bistro led to blaze, recommends action against owners of building, two eateries

The committee also recommended action against a co-owner of the premises and owners of the two restaurants, blaming them for the incident. The fire at two rooftop restaurants — Mojo's Bistro and '1Above' — at Kamala Mills Compound in central Mumbai on 29 December, 2017 claimed 14 lives.

Kamala Mills fire: Judicial panel recommends action against owners of compound, Mojo's Bistro, 1Above
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Kamala Mills fire: Judicial panel recommends action against owners of compound, Mojo's Bistro, 1Above

The fire at two rooftop restaurants — Mojo's Bistro and '1Above' — at Kamala Mills Compound in central Mumbai on 29 December, 2017 claimed 14 lives.

Kamala Mills blaze: Court denies bail to three owners of 1 Above pub, co-owner of Mojo's Bistro
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Kamala Mills blaze: Court denies bail to three owners of 1 Above pub, co-owner of Mojo's Bistro

A sessions court rejected the bail pleas of three owners of '1 Above' pub and a co-owner of the adjacent 'Mojo's Bistro' in the Kamala Mills fire case, but granted bail to two employees.

Kamala Mills fire: Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra govt's reply on plea seeking CBI probe
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Kamala Mills fire: Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra govt's reply on plea seeking CBI probe

The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government and the city police to file affidavits in response to a petition of seven members of a family, who were injured in a fire at Kamala Mills

Kamala Mills co-owner Ravi Surajmal Bhandari moves SC seeking bail, says he can't be held liable for fire
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Kamala Mills co-owner Ravi Surajmal Bhandari moves SC seeking bail, says he can't be held liable for fire

A co-owner of Mumbai's Kamala Mills told the Supreme Court that he cannot be held liable for the fire tragedy that claimed 14 lives in December last year

Kamala Mills fire: Bombay HC raps Maharashtra govt over 'meaningless', 'copy-pasted reply' on aid to probe panel
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Kamala Mills fire: Bombay HC raps Maharashtra govt over 'meaningless', 'copy-pasted reply' on aid to probe panel

The observations came after the Maharashtra govt filed a two-page reply, stating that it was the BMC's responsibility to provide office space and other infrastructure for the judicial committee.

Bombay HC terms Kamala Mills fire a BMC failure, says blaze couldn't have occurred without connivance of officials
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Bombay HC terms Kamala Mills fire a BMC failure, says blaze couldn't have occurred without connivance of officials

The fire at the Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai that claimed 14 lives could not have happened without the connivance of officials in the illegal activities going on there, said the Bombay HC

Kamala Mills fire: BMC informs Bombay HC there is no need for judicial inquiry, says civic body is already probing matter
India

Kamala Mills fire: BMC informs Bombay HC there is no need for judicial inquiry, says civic body is already probing matter

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that there was no need for judicial inquiry into the fire at two restaurants in Kamala Mills compound last year.

Bombay HC on Kamala Mills fire: Besides civic body, govt also responsible for checking if establishments are following norms
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Bombay HC on Kamala Mills fire: Besides civic body, govt also responsible for checking if establishments are following norms

Bombay HC said besides the city civic body the govt also had some responsibility to check that hotels, restaurants and bars were following all norms and conditions.

Kamala Mills Compound owner Ramesh Govani arrested by Mumbai Police, reports say
Mumbai

Kamala Mills Compound owner Ramesh Govani arrested by Mumbai Police, reports say

More than a fortnight after the Kamala Mills tragedy, this will be the eighth big arrests made in the case, where the rich and mighty were charged with non-compliance of safety norms and negligence resulting in loss of lives.

Mumbai Police arrest Kamala mills director, fire brigade officer and hookah company owner fortnight after blaze
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Mumbai Police arrest Kamala mills director, fire brigade officer and hookah company owner fortnight after blaze

Mumbai Police arrested Kamala mills director Ravi Bhandari, Fire Brigade officer Patil and Nirvana hookah company owner Pandey in connection to the Kamala Mills fire

Kamala Mills fire: Congress delegation meets Governor Vidyasagar Rao to demand CBI probe, BMC chief's suspension
India

Kamala Mills fire: Congress delegation meets Governor Vidyasagar Rao to demand CBI probe, BMC chief's suspension

The Congress in Maharashtra on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the Kamala Mills Compound fire and suspension of BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta over the incident that resulted in the death of 14 people in December, 2017.

Kamala Mills blaze: Vishal Karia gets bail from Bhoiwada court; hotelier was arrested for shielding 1Above owners
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Kamala Mills blaze: Vishal Karia gets bail from Bhoiwada court; hotelier was arrested for shielding 1Above owners

Vishal Karia (42), a hotelier, businessman and close friend of cricketers, actors and politicians, was arrested for allegedly sheltering the three wanted owners of the 1Above pub at his Juhu residence. The Mumbai Police arrested Karia for helping Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar to evade the police in connection with the Kamala Mills fire on 28 December. His name has been added in the FIR under Section 304 for culpable homicide, confirmed a senior police official from NM Joshi Marg police station.

Kamala Mills fire: Mumbai Court holds order on anticipatory bail plea of Mojo's Bistro's missing owner Yug Tuli till Friday
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Kamala Mills fire: Mumbai Court holds order on anticipatory bail plea of Mojo's Bistro's missing owner Yug Tuli till Friday

Mumbai sessions court reserved its order till Friday on the anticipatory bail plea filed by Yug Tuli, co-owner of the Mojo's Bistro pub in Kamala Mills compound

Kamala Mills fire: Building which housed Mojo's Bistro, 1Above didn't have fire insurance when blaze erupted
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Kamala Mills fire: Building which housed Mojo's Bistro, 1Above didn't have fire insurance when blaze erupted

Ramesh G Gowani, who owns the two-storeyed building in Kamala Mills where both 1Above and Mojo's Bistro are located, did not have valid fire insurance when the blaze took place.

Kamala Mills fire: On the run for 12 days, '1Above' pub owners, Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi, arrested
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Kamala Mills fire: On the run for 12 days, '1Above' pub owners, Jigar Sanghvi, Kripesh Sanghvi, arrested

Jigar Sanghvi and Kripesh Sanghvi, 1Above pub co-owners wanted in connection with the 29 December Kamala Mills fire that claimed 14 lives, were arrested on Wednesday

Hotelier Vishal Karia, friend of cricketers, actors and politicians, in police custody for shielding 1Above owners
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Hotelier Vishal Karia, friend of cricketers, actors and politicians, in police custody for shielding 1Above owners

The Mumbai Police arrested Karia for helping Kripesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi and Abhijeet Mankar to evade the police in connection with the Kamala Mills fire on 28 December

Kamala Mills Fire: Ex-Mumbai top cop Julio Riberio files PIL for judicial probe, wants compulsory fire audit in all city pubs
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Kamala Mills Fire: Ex-Mumbai top cop Julio Riberio files PIL for judicial probe, wants compulsory fire audit in all city pubs

In his PIL, the retired IPS officer has sought the constitution of a judicial enquiry commission into the Kamala Mills Compound fire

Kamala Mills fire: Mojo's Bistro owner Yug Pathak arrested; Rs 1 lakh reward for information on absconding 1Above owners
India

Kamala Mills fire: Mojo's Bistro owner Yug Pathak arrested; Rs 1 lakh reward for information on absconding 1Above owners

The Mumbai Police arrested Mojo's Bistro owner Yug Pathak on Saturday, a day after a BMC report Police revealed that the Kamala Mills fire actually originated at the high-end pub