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Bihar bans Pujas, cooking during day to prevent fire

Nitish Kumar Havan Puja
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The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in an order to prevent fire accidents, has ordered officials to issue an advisory. There has been a spiral fire accidents due to prevailing heat conditions.

The advisory states that people will not light fire between 9 am and 6 pm. Any ‘havans’ and pujas to be performed before nine in the morning.

People are advised not to cook in villages from 9 am and 6 pm and anyone flouting those restrictions will be imprisioned, up to two years.

These restrictive advisories would be issued in parts of Patna division, including comprising six districts – Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Buxar and Bhabua, after reviewing the situation.

Nitish Kumar also asked electricity officials to tighten protective measures as a as a preventive step.

In addition to this the CM asked the officials to provide compensation to family of victims of fire accidents.

The CM in coming days will take a stock of fire incidents in other areas and liqour ban.

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