Burns

  • CJ Kuldeep fights for justice after in-laws set his sister on fire for dowry 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    CJ Kuldeep Yadav is appealing for strict punishment for the perpetrators of the ghastly crime carried on her sister who was set ablaze by her in-laws after she failed to fulfill their repeated demands for dowry. ...
  • Singapore: 2nd Indian charged for burning property in Little India riots 06-03-2014 04:11 PM

    A second Indian has been charged for burning property during Singapore's worst riot in 40 years in December last year. Sarangan Kumaran, who was among the 25 accused of rioting, was read the extra charge of "mischief by fire with intent to cause damage" in a pre-trial conference on Wednesday....
  • Woman dies in Assam, is mistaken for woman who kissed Rahul at meet 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Guwahati: Shortly after reports of the death of a woman who kissed Rahul Gandhi at a public meet in Assam, the state police issued denials saying that victim was another woman who was not even present during the meet. "She is not the person who kissed. These are two separate...
  • Woman who died in Assam was not present during Rahul meet: Police 01-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Guwahati: The Assam Police has clarified that the woman who died in Assam of burn injuries is not the one who kissed Rahul Gandhi at an event on February 26. It was earlier reported that the woman who kissed the Congress Vice President had died of severe burn injuries after...
  • CJ Yasmeen wants specialty hospitals for burn victims 23-02-2014 11:29 PM

    CJ Yasmeen Mansoori is an acid attack survivor. She has gone through several surgeries to reconstruct her face, but many times as a burns patient, she felt the need of special medical attention. In this report, Yasmeen is requesting the government to build specialty hospitals for patients like her. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Health Special Show 23-02-2014 08:14 PM

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • Mumbai: AAP LS candidate Mayank Gandhi detained 22-02-2014 05:05 PM

    Mumbai: Just hours after Nationalist Congress Party workers ransacked Aam Aadmi Party office in Mumbai, local police detained AAP leader Mayank Gandhi on Saturday evening. Gandhi who is also AAP's Lok Sabha candidate was detained by Mumbai Police when he was on his way to the NCP office. The youth...
  • Three children charred to death, five sustain burn injuries 22-02-2014 02:05 PM

    Three children were burnt to death and five sustained burn injuries when their thatched house in a Bihar village caught fire, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday at Kusi village in Muzaffarpur district, about 70 km from here. "All the victims were of the same...
  • Jilted lover throws acid on girl, injures her father instead 03-02-2014 12:43 PM

    A 28-year-old man was arrested in Agra for an acid attack on a girl that she escaped but critically injured her father, police said on Monday. A first information report was registered against Yogesh Pandit on Sunday who allegedly threw acid on a girl who managed to escape but badly...
  • John Kerry to host Sartaj Aziz for US-Pak strategic dialogue 18-01-2014 12:47 AM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will host Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor on January 27 for the US-Pak Strategic Dialogue ministerial meeting. "The United States and Pakistan are committed to continued cooperation between our governments and between the American and Pakistani people across a wide range of...
  • Bihar: Man tries to rape neighbour, sets her on fire 14-01-2014 02:37 PM

    Patna: A woman in Bihar has suffered serious burn injuries while trying to escape an alleged rape attempt. The woman was reportedly alone in her room when a neighbour entered and tried to force himself on her. When she protested, he reportedly set her ablaze using a kerosene lamp. The...
  • Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene 14-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the post-poll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's re-election. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • 19-year-old battles for life after in-laws set her on fire at Irba Village 05-01-2014 10:54 AM

    A 19-year-old girl sufferedserious burns after being allegedly set on fire by her in-lawsat Irba village, about 15km from Ranchi, the police said. The victim, who is said to have eloped with andmarried a youth last year, suffered serious burns when herin-laws allegedly set her on fire last night when...
  • Gunmen kill, burn soldiers in Northern Iraq, say military sources 26-08-2013 01:21 AM

    At least 22 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday, including five soldiers who were shot dead by gunmen who then burned their bodies, police and military sources said. Increased attacks in Iraq in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to full-blown sectarian conflict. More than 1,000 Iraqis...
  • Girl electrocuted, 24 injured as electric wire falls on them 23-08-2013 12:55 PM

    A 17-year-old girl was electrocuted and 24 others suffered burns when the wire of an electric pole snapped and fell on a tractor trolley they were travelling in at Saharanpur district. The victims were travelling from Khushnuma village Shamli district to Khacheri village in Saharanpur district on Thursday to offer...
  • TN: 3-month-old baby bursts into flames whenever he sweats 11-08-2013 08:54 AM

    Chennai: A three-month-boy bursts into flames whenever he sweats. The child has been suffering from a rare medical condition called Spontaneous Human Combustion. Doctors, however, said there was no cure for this rare condition and could be a result of his skin emitting combustible gases. Rahul first caught fire when...
  • Jilted lover throws acid on married woman 26-07-2013 03:40 PM

    A 22-year-old married woman suffered serious burn injuries on Friday when her jilted lover threw acid at her face after she refused his proposal in VijayNagar area in Ghaziabad, police said. Lakhan (30) had proposed to the victim two days back at her residence while her husband had gone outside...
  • UK officials ban Coca-Cola advertisement, say it is misleading 19-07-2013 03:15 AM

    Authorities in the United Kingdom have banned a Coca-Cola television ad because they say it can mislead viewers about how easy it is to burn off the calories in a Coke. The ad in question, which is also shown in the US, shows a variety of activities like dog walking,...
  • TMC leader says 'burn houses' remark a slip of tongue 18-07-2013 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday took a u-turn and said that the remark to attack the Opposition was a slip of tongue as he meant something else. While addrsesing a public rally in Bolpur on Wednesday, Mondal had urged the party members to burn the houses of...
  • Modi conspired to instigate Hindus post Godhra, says Zakia Jafri's lawyer 29-06-2013 06:34 AM

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri's lawyer on Friday alleged before a court in Ahmedabad that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had conspired to instigate Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and other members of Hindu community after the Godhra train burning incident in 2002. Ehsan Jafri, Zakia's husband and former Congress MP, was one...
  • Man burns wife and son to death over dowry demands 03-06-2013 12:24 AM

    Ara: In a suspected case of dowry, a man burnt to death his wife and an infant son in Bhojpur district, police said on Sunday. Angry over not getting a buffalo in dowry, Upendra Mahto poured kerosene on his wife Rina Devi (25) and 14-month-old son at their house in...
  • Teacher burnt alive in Bihar, headmaster surrenders 02-06-2013 03:56 AM

    Patna: A school headmaster, the main accused in the alleged burning alive of a schoolteacher, surrendered in court on Saturday, police said. After surrendering, Sanjay Singh claimed he was innocent. School teacher Ranjit Kumar Razak, 40, was burnt alive May 30 in Bihar's Purnia district. Sanjay Singh had been booked...
  • Fire breaks out in Kolkata godowns, eight injured 02-06-2013 01:59 AM

    Kolkata: Eight persons received burn injuries when a fire broke out in two godowns in North Kolkata's Cossipore area on Saturday night. The injured were admitted to state-run RG Kar medical college and hospital. 14 fire tenders were engaged to fight the blaze which was brought under control after midnight....
  • Ten people forced to burn their hands to prove innocence 30-05-2013 01:26 AM

    Anand: Ten people suffered burn injuries in Anand after they were forced to touch a hot spade at a temple to convince a villager that they had not stolen cash from his residence, police said on Wednesday. A complaint was registered on Wednesday with the Anand rural police by Bhula...
  • Manmohan Singh to visit US on Obama's invitation 18-05-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to travel to Washington in a few months at the invitation of US President Barack Obama. Obama's invitation to Singh was delivered by US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns during his recent visit here, sources said. Singh has accepted the invitation...
  • Snapshot: People plunging to their deaths from burning building in Pakistan 10-05-2013 01:36 PM

    Five people have plunged to their deaths trying to escape a burning government building in eastern Pakistan. The photos were clicked by an Associated Press photographer. ...
  • Odisha: Girl admitted to hospital only after dharna outside CM's home 20-04-2013 10:50 PM

    Cuttack: After running from one hospital to another, parents of an 11-year-old girl with burn injuries staged a dharna in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's residence in Cuttack. The incident took place on Friday when the parents of the child were unable to admit their daughter to a hospital....
  • Thatcher's death puts Cameron's leadership in spotlight 15-04-2013 06:25 AM

    London: Margaret Thatcher's funeral this week may be the costliest political advert in history, if critics are to be believed - but her death is reminding Conservatives that their current prime minister pales against her ideological conviction and power. Pollsters say David Cameron may get a small lift in the...