Factory

  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others 4 days ago

    Lucknow: A major blast in a cracker factory in Lucknow killed six people and injured 14 others on Saturday morning. The incident is reported from Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. The cracker factory is reported to be an illegal establishment. More information is awaited. ...
  • Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' turns 50 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British storyteller Roald Dahl, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, marks 50 years of publication this month and has a number of celebratory events lined up. From skydiving Oompa Loompas (characters from the book) to chocolate trails at the...
  • Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant September 10, 2014

    Berlin: A massive blast has rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany, a spokesman for the fire service said, with no details yet on casualties. The explosion was heard many kilometres away and several buildings of the factory were on fire, the spokesman said. Quoting a local police source, Bild...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead August 25, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 9, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarhgovernment on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief MinisterRaman Singhhas given inprinciple approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • Death toll in China's factory blast goes up to 71 August 3, 2014

    Beijing: The death toll from the deadly explosion at a metal factory in east China's Jiangsu Province rose to 71 on Sunday as doctors battled to save the lives of 187 injured workers. Initial investigations indicated that sparks had ignited dust on Saturday at the car wheel polishing plant in Kunshan,...
  • Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65: state media August 2, 2014

    Beijing: An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident. The explosion in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, "has resulted in 65 deaths", statebroadcaster China...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 201314 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Owner killed in an explosion at plastic sheet factory, 2 others injured June 28, 2014

    A factory owner was killed and two others were injured following a blast in a plastic sheet manufacturing unit in Govindpura Industrial area in Bhopal, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Friday evening when the unit owner identified as Devendra Gupta (40) accidentally mixed a chemical with another resulting...
  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian jointventure operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • Factory worker battling for life after friend's heinous prank June 21, 2014

    An ordnance factory worker is struggling for life after a friend played a practical joke on him. He filled compressed air into the worker's intestine through his rectum by a highpower compressor, police said on Saturday. The incident took place Thursday in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad but was reported on Friday...
  • Two labourers killed as crane falls on them June 17, 2014

    Two labourers were killed when an iron oreladen crane fell on them at a steel factory in Raipur on Tuesday, police said. The mishap took place at the Mahamaya Ispat factory in Urla industrial area when the victims Rajesh Verma (30) and Jage Patel (30) were working near the...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit June 8, 2014

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Charges framed against Jundal in arms factory case June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Saturday framed charges against top LashkareTaiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal, one of the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attack, and others for allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory. According to sources, during the incamera hearing, Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash framed charges against the accused...
  • Private match factory worker killed in wall collapse June 2, 2014

    Tuticorin : A worker of a private match works factory was killed on Monday when the wall of the factory collapsed due to rain in Kovilpatti in this district, police said. The daily wage earner was working in a room in the factory when the wall collapsed and fell on him,...
  • Motorola to close its yearold Moto X assembly plant in Texas May 31, 2014

    Fort Worth: Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit announced Friday it will shutter its North Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone assembly plant in the US. At the time, Google had explained its surprising decision by saying...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 3040 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 23 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 2030 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 23 fire tenders rushed...
  • Police bust three minigun factories run by Maoists May 15, 2014

    Police on Thursday busted three illegal minigun units in Bihar's Munger district, stated to be run by the Maoists, and arrested a relative of a jailed Maoist. Acting on a tip off, the police raided Parmanandpur Gangsta forest area under Kharagpur police station jurisdiction and unearthed three illicit minigun factories being...
  • Police unearth illegal gutkha factory, one arrested May 13, 2014

    A factory involved in manufacturing duplicate gutka of famous brands was unearthed by police with the arrest of a person in Burra area here in Kanpur, a police spokesman said on Sunday. Acting on a tipoff, police raided a house at Vishwa Bank colony here Saturday night and arrested Pappu Verma...
  • Illegal minigun factory unearthed in Munger May 8, 2014

    Police on Thursday unearthed an illegal minigun factory and arrested its owner from Bardah in Bihar's Munger district. Acting on a tip off, police raided the village and located the minigun factory being run by one Jamir who was arrested under Arms Act, Superintendent of Police Varun Kumar Sinha said. One hundred...
  • Ujjain: Fire at a cracker factory, 15 feared dead, toll likely to rise May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar, Ujjain on Saturday evening. The Madhya Pradesh government announced ex gratia of Rs 1.50 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The cracker factory, located near...
  • 15 labourers killed as fire breaks out in cracker factory, compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh announced May 3, 2014

    Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town in the district on Saturday, police said. The cracker factory, located near Khob Darwaza area in the city caught fire around 4.45 PM, in which eight women, four men and three children were...
  • Three killed as wall of an iron pipe factory collapses May 3, 2014

    Three persons, including two labourers, were killed and another injured when the wall of a iron pipe factory collapsed due to a storm here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Fortune Metal Ltd factory premises in Siltara industrial area on Friday, Urla City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Rajendra...
  • Minigun factory busted after police raids Adityapur Industrial Estate May 1, 2014

    A minigun factory was on Thursday busted in the Adityapur Industrial Estate under Adityapur police station in SeraikelaKharswan district in Jamshedpur, DIG (Kolkhan) Md Nehal said. The raiding police team recovered 102 pieces almost finished firearms and firearm making equipment from Vijaya Laxmi Enterprises located in the VII phase of the...
  • Major fire engulfs refined oil factory, no casualty reported April 26, 2014

    A major fire brokeout in a refined oil factory in Rania industrial belt in Kanpur, gutting the entirefactory, the police said on Saturday. The incident occured when a pile of husk lying behind Vaibhav Oil factory in Rania area caught fire on Friday and soon spread inside entire premises within no...
  • 1 killed, 3 including factory owner injured as boiler explodes April 2, 2014

    A factory worker was killed and three others were injured when a boiler exploded in the factory in Bikaner district, police said. The incident occurred in the factory making 'rasgulla' (sweet) in Kolgate area. The four victims were admitted to a hospital, where worker Sanjay Singh, hailing from Bihar, succumbed to...
  • 95 percent of the films being made are not sensible, says actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor March 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor acts in Hindi movies, directs in the same language, but says he doesn't watch them as good Hindi movies are few and far between. His directorial ventures include 'Mithya' and 'Mixed Doubles' and he has acted in over 30 films, both mainstream and non-commercial. His performance was...
  • Gujarat: Fire engulfs rubber factory, no loss of life reported March 14, 2014

    Bharuch: A major fire broke out at a rubber factory in Gujarat's Ankhleshwar near Bharuch district on Friday evening. No casualties have been reported in the incident. While the cause behind the fire is yet to be known, seven fire tenders were pressed into service at the spot. ...