FIRE

  • Blank firing inside temple in West Bengal 2 days ago

    Burdwan: Two youngsters on Saturday fired in the air at a temple in Burdwan district's Katwa triggering panic in the compound. Two motor cycle-borne youngsters arrived at the famous Kali temple compound in the area, went inside and fired two rounds in the air before rushing out and leaving the area...
  • Andhra Pradesh firing: Government told to file counter on plea seeking CBI probe 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed Andhra Pradesh government to file a counter on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the killing of twenty people in police firing in Chittoor district on April 7. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar...
  • Chittoor firing case: Director General of Police orders hand-over of records to SIT 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Jasti Venkata Ramudu on Monday directed that all the records pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Seshachalam forest be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT). "Today the DGP directed the...
  • Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking CBI probe in Andhra Pradesh firing 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain petitions seeking a CBI probe or court-monitored inquiry into the firing leading to the killing of 20 people in a forest in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district. A bench, headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, said the High Court at Hyderabad and...
  • Andhra Pradesh government forms eight-member SIT to probe Chittoor firing April 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government has constituted an eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe case pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Seshachalam forest area of Chittoor district. "The SIT, led by Ravishankar Ayyanar who till recently headed National Investigation Agency (NIA), Hyderabad branch, will conduct a thorough investigation into...
  • Chittoor firing: Hyderabad High Court asks Andhra Pradesh Police to furnish case diary April 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed Andhra Pradesh Police to furnish the case diary relating to a case registered in connection with the killing of 20 people in police firing in Seshachalam forests of Chittoor district on April 7. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and...
  • Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help' April 23, 2015

    Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday. The Grand County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, local firefighters and Bureau of...
  • Delhi: Building collapses in Moti Nagar; 1 dead, 6 injured April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-storey residential building in Delhi collapsed following a cylinder explosion on Wednesday, leaving at least six people injured and one dead, officials said. The incident took place around 7.45 am in West Delhi's Moti Nagar area. "It was a three-storey building and collapsed after an explosion in a gas...
  • Russian hackers used two unknown flaws in Windows, Flash to penetrate target machines April 20, 2015

    San Francisco: A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday. FireEye Inc , a prominent US security company, said the espionage effort...
  • Gujarat: 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat April 18, 2015

    Surat: At least 12 people were injured when a major fire broke out in an ONGC well near Olpad town in the district during a repair operation. Four of the injured are in a serious condition, fire brigade officials said. The incident occurred when a blow-out preventer (BOP), which is installed on...
  • Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire in Texas, no one hurt April 17, 2015

    Dallas: A tour bus carrying the lead singer of country music group Lady Antebellum caught fire on Thursday on a highway near Dallas but no one was injured. Local police in the Dallas suburb of Garland said the incident occurred on Interstate 30. Vocalist Hillary Scott posted on Twitter that she, her...
  • Andhra Pradesh police file murder case in Chittoor firing incident April 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday informed the Hyderabad High Court that the state police has registered a case of murder in connection with the killing of 20 people in police firing in Chittoor district on April 7. Additional Advocate General (AAG) D Srinivas informed a division bench, comprising Chief Justice...
  • NHRC to record statements of two witnesses in Chittoor firing April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: NHRC Chairman KG Balakrishnan on Monday directed recording of statements of two people who claim to be part of a group of woodcutters of which 20 were killed in alleged police firing in Andhra Pradesh recently. "I have directed to record their statements and we will take action based...
  • Delhi: Minor fire breaks out on the fourth floor of AIIMS, 5 fire tenders rushed to the spot April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital. The fire broke out on the fourth floor at around 10:05 AM and was controlled by 10:25 AM. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse...
  • Amritsar: Three jawans injured in firing from across border at Wagah April 11, 2015

    Chandigarh: Three BSF jawans were injured when alleged smugglers fired from across the border at their patrol vehicle along the Indo-Pak border near the Attari-Wagah crossing area. Officials said the incident occurred around 1 AM when troops of the 163rd battalion of the Border Security Force were out on patrol on...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at New Secretariat building April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: A fire broke out at the New Secretariat building in Kolkata on Friday. Thick smoke was seen billowing out of the windows of the building, housing several government offices. Fire department sources said 20 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot after reports of fire from the seventh floor...
  • Two policemen killed in firing in Telangana April 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: Two policemen on Thursday killed and as many injured after an unidentified person opened fire on them while they were questioning passengers during checking of vehicles in Nalgonda district of Telangana in the wee hours. The incident occurred at around 12:30 AM at a bus stand in Suryapet town when...
  • Over 2,000 people evacuated after underground fire near London School of Economics April 1, 2015

    London: More than 2,000 people were evacuated on Wednesday from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an underground fire near London School of Economics. Firefighters said power cables had started a fire beneath the pavement in Holborn and they could not put it out until...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in 3-storey buildings in Gandhinagar market March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in two 3-three storeys buildings in main Gandhinagar market in the national capital. Twenty fire engines were rushed to the location. Fire is under control now. The market is considered the largest cloth market in Asia and it houses a number of textile units and...
  • This 'acoustic' fire extinguisher prototype can douse flames with just sound waves March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Foam, water, or powder as fire extinguishers are so old-school. How about a sound producing fire extinguisher that doesn't use any of the conventional elements to douse the flames? Engineering students, Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have developed a prototype of a...
  • Mumbai: Fire at a commercial building in Andheri East, no casualties March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: A commercial building at Andheri East in Mumbai caught fire on Wednesday leading to chaos in the area. The fire broke out around 9:45 am on the second floor of the building. No casualties have been reported so far. The fire has been brought under control. Four water tankers...
  • Unexploded World War II bomb triggers evacuation in London March 24, 2015

    London: An unexploded World War II bomb weighing 454 kg found on a building site near London's famous Tower Bridge on Monday led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes in the area. Roads were closed from the Victorian landmark and residents were escorted out after builders unearthed...
  • Major fire inside Parliament complex doused, Home Ministry seeks report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out inside Parliament complex in Central Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The blaze apparently erupted in an air-conditioning plant. Ten fire tenders battled the flames and brought the fire under control quickly. The blaze was brought under control and no casualties have been reported. The building,...
  • Army conducts fire power display at Pokhran marking centenary celebrations of participation in World War I March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: The Indian Army conducted a fire power display at Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan marking the centenary celebrations of its participation in the first World War. Showcasing the Army's capabilities, proficiency and preparedness, the 'Fire Power Display' was held on Friday at the Pokhran field firing range and involved...
  • J&K: Terrorists hold hostages in Kathua police station, 2 security personnel killed, heavy firing underway March 20, 2015

    Kathua: One Jammu and Kashmir police officer along with one CRPF personnel has been killed in a terror attack that is underway in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Two CRPF personnel have also been injured in the attack. Heavy firing which began at the Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district...
  • Truck carrying 400 gas cylinders catches fire at Kurnool-Anathapur highway in Andhra Pradesh March 19, 2015

    Hyderabad: A truck carrying 400 gas cylinders caught fire at Kurnool-Anathapur highway in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Due to some problem in the engine, the front of the truck caught fire. No casualties have been reported so far. The police is yet to investigate the major blast. More details are awaited. ...
  • Oregon woman sets herself on fire, crashes car, jumps off bridge - and lives March 16, 2015

    An Oregon woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car on an interstate and then jumped off a highway bridge to a park below, survived the ordeal and was being treated at Portland area hospital, police said on 13th March. Another driver reported in an emergency call to...
  • Hyderabad: Fire breaks out at workshop; no casualty reported March 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: A major fire broke out at a workshop and spread to a cluster of shops at Vijayanagar Colony, though nobody was injured in the incident, police sources said on Sunday. A thick cloud of black smoke engulfed the area even as fire and police department personnel swung into action...
  • Delhi: Masked gunmen open fire near Qutub Minar; 1 dead, 1 critically injured March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A group of masked men fired indiscriminately at men seated just outside Qutub Minar in the national capital leaving one person dead and another critically injured. The shooting reported took over a property dispute. The victim is identified as Sonu Sejwal, 28, a fire attendant at a five-star hotel...
  • Amazon to bring its premium mobile games to iPhones, iPads March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced that it is bringing its premium games to Apple and Fire devices, which include four different Amazon Game Studios titles. The games include the horror game Lost Within, colorful sci-fi adventure Tales From Deep Space, the haunted adventure game Til Morning's Light, and the arcade game...