FIRE TRAGEDIES

  • Delhi: After fire in CP, 10 shops gutted in Chandni Chowk fire August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The heat is taking its toll on Delhi. Shortly after a fire in a building in Connaught Place in central Delhi, another fire broke out in Chandni Chowk on a transformer, which ended up gutting 10 shops in the area. The incident happened in the Kinari Bazaar in Dariba...
  • Kumbakonam fire tragedy: 10 years on, survivors recall the horror August 9, 2014

    Kumbakonam: More than 10 years after 94 children were killed and 18 others injured in a fire accident in a private school in Kumbakonam, a district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people while acquitting 11 others in the case. Survivors of the fire tragedy still carry with them the...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • Juhu: Fire breaks out in residential complex, no casualties April 1, 2014

    Juhu: A fire broke out inside a residential complex in Juhu on Tuesday noon. The incident happened in an apartment in Sagar City. Fire Department officials said they had received a call around 3.30 pm. They have rushed four fire brigades to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far. More...
  • Uphaar fire tragedy: Supreme Court upholds conviction of Ansal brothers March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Ansal brothers in the Uphaar cinema hall fire tragedy. The SC bench rapped Sushil and Gopal Ansal saying that the two were more concerned about making money than ensuring safety of cinemagoers. However, the two-judge bench differed on quantum of...
  • Uphaar case: SC stays proceedings against ex IPS Amod Kanth November 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings against former IPS officer Amod Kanth in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri also asked CBI to file its response to the petition of Kanth in the case. Kanth has challenged the...
  • Navy divers recover sixth body from INS Sindhurakshak, hunt on for others August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the sixth body from the mangled remains of submarine INS Sindhurakshak on late Saturday night while hopes over the survival of remaining 12 are very dim. The bodies are badly charred and are unidentifiable and have, therefore, been sent to the naval hospital for DNA...
  • Uphaar fire: Ansal apologises to victims' family October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Uphaar cinema owner Sushil Ansal on Thursday apologised to the family members of the victims killed in the 1997 fire tragedy in the hall. Ansal apologised for the fire tragedy which resulted in the death of 59 people and said that he was willing to construct a trauma...
  • AMRI fire: HC verdict on directors' bail plea today February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court is expected to give its verdict on the bail plea of 5 directors of the AMRI hospital on Friday. A total of 9 directors and four employees were arrested in connection with the fire that claimed over 90 lives. Up until now, only one of...
  • WB: Two AMRI directors to be produced in court February 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Two AMRI board members Mani Chhetri and Pranab Dasgupta will be produced in court on Thursday over the AMRI fire tragedy. Dr Mani Chhetri, the MD of the company and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a member of the AMRI Board, were arrested last week. Prosecutors are hoping to get vital...
  • Kolkata doc conducts 83 autopsies in 13 hours December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Eighty three bodies in 13 hours 50 minutes it was a marathon autopsy session. Fifty sevenyearold Dr Bishwanath Kahali of the SSKM hospital worked tirelessly through Friday night conducting autopsies on the victims of the AMRI fire one of country's worst hospital fire tragedies. Even...
  • Most Delhi hospitals lack fire NoC: Official December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Learning lessons from the devastating fire in a Kolkata hospital, Delhi government on Friday decided to upgrade fire safety measures in 37 hospitals run by it most of which do not have the mandatory NOC from the fire department. A top official of the Health Department said most of...
  • Uphaar case: SC verdict on compensation today October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: More than 12 years after the harrowing inferno that snuffed out 59 lives and injured 103, the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on Thursday on the quantum of compensation to be awarded to the victims of the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy. The Delhi High Court...
  • 32 killed in Tamil Nadu cracker shop blaze October 17, 2009

    Chennai: A pall of gloom has descended on the Palipattu village in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu after 32 people were killed and three others injured in a blaze at a firecracker shop on Friday evening. An official of Thiruvallur collectorate on the accident spot told IANS, "Thirty two charred...
  • Uphaar case: CBI clean chit to former cop Kanth April 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday gave a clean chit to former Delhi top cop Amod Kanth, who was accused of negligence in the Uphaar fire tragedy of 1997 when a cinema theatre in New Delhi caught fire, claiming 59 lives. The move comes as a setback...
  • Lookaheads: What's making news today July 9, 2007

    Former prime minister Chandrashekhar who passed away on Sunday morning will be cremated in New Delhi. A Mumbai court will hold the final hearing on a revision application filed by the AntiTerrorist Cell, seeking cancellation of bail of Hasina Parkar. Prominent Delhi builders Sushil and Gopal Ansal are explain to...
  • Debate: Mom's the word for justice November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Neelam Katara, Neelam Krishnamurthy, Kavita Gadgil, Priyamvada Jha and many more women like them are fighting relentlessly for justice. The children of these courageous and determined mothers were murdered, but they didnt succumb to grief and instead took on a crusade for justice. Wednesday was a big day in...