KOLKATA FIRE

  • Kolkata: Fire in Chatterjee International building near Park Street, no casualties September 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out on the 15th and 16th floor of the landmark Chatterjee International building near Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Ten to fifteen fire tenders had been rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped people. The fire reportedly took place due to a short circuit. Since...
  • 1993 Kolkata firing: Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb deposes before panel February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday deposed before the 21 July commission set up by the Mamata Banerjee government. The commission is probing the police firing on an anti-government protest rally led by Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 21 July, 1993 which killed 13 Youth Congress workers. Mamata,...
  • News 360: MCA felicitates Sachin by naming Kandivili ground after him November 11, 2013

    The MCA felicitated Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his 200th and final Test by naming its Kandivili Ground after him. Earlier in the day, Sachin fans were disappointed as the MCA will reportedly sell only 5000 out of 30,000 tickets for Sachin's last Test match. ...
  • Kolkata: Firings within school premises over property dispute kill two November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two youngsters were killed and a third is battling for life at a government hospital in Kolkata after the principal of a kindergarten school and her security guard opened fire on a group of trespassers in the wee hours of Monday morning. Ironically, the incident took place at a stone's...
  • Kolkata: Headmistress, guard open fire at miscreants in school, 2 dead November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Two people have been killed and one person has been seriously injured in a firing that took place in Kolkata early on Monday morning. The incident that has been recorded on CCTV cameras occurred around 4.55 am on Monday when 10 to 15 people entered a kindergarten school building compound....
  • Kolkata fire tragedy: Death toll rises to 20 March 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The death toll in Wednesday's fire tragedy in Kolkata has risen to 20. One of the injured admitted at the NRS medical college died on Friday morning. The fire had broken out at the Surya Sen market. Authorities say the market was illegally constructed and had no fire safety...
  • Lok Sabha adjourns after tributes to sitting MP March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday after condoling the death of sitting member Mukesh Gadhvi. Gadhvi, a first term Congress member from Banaskantha in Gujarat, breathed his last in Ahmedabad this morning. He was 50. He was a member of Gujarat Assembly for three terms from...
  • Kolkata fire: Govt refuses to take responsibility March 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The recent deadly blaze at the Surya Sen market with 19 casualties is not the first fire tragedy in Kolkata. But no lessons seem to have been learnt. At the Nandaram Market, where a devastating fire gutted 1,000 shops in 2008. Five years on, loose wires and inflammable material...
  • Another fire tragedy in Kolkata, no lessons learnt? February 28, 2013

    At least 20 people died in the Kolkata fire tragedy on Wednesday and a political blame game between the Trinamool Congress and the Left ensued. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee said people should be responsible for their own safety. ...
  • Kolkata: Screams of fire victims woke up locals in market area February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Screams of people on fire broke the silence of the night in the congested Surya Sen Market complex in the city where a fire left labourers and shopkeepers dead. Locals said they were alerted to the fire by shouts of the victims sleeping inside the complex. "At around 3.45...
  • Kolkata fire: Mamata says people shouldn't sleep in dingy godowns February 27, 2013

    A fire broke out early on Wednesday morning in a tightly packed market place in Kolkata. The death toll stands at 18 and the injured have been admitted to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. ...
  • Kolkata AMRI fire tragedy: 13 months on, no justice yet January 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirteen months after the deadly AMRI hospital fire tragedy in Kolkata that killed more than 90 people, the trial of the case has still not begun. Victims' families are demanding the case be fasttracked and have also written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for justice. Daughter of AMRI fire victim...
  • Kolkata: Fire in Hatibagan market, shops gutted March 22, 2012

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out at the Hatibagan hardware market in Kolkata early on Thursday morning. Thirty fire engines have been rushed to the spot and efforts are on to douse the flames. No injuries have been reported so far but several shops have been gutted. Shops selling meat,...
  • 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...
  • Kolkata: 70 shanties gutted in fire at EM Bypass January 22, 2012

    Kolkata: At least 70 shanties were gutted in a major fire at Kaliakapur on the EM Bypass in the eastern part of the city this evening, creating panic among the locals. Fifteen fire tenders are fighting the blaze at present which is spreading fast fanned by strong wind, fire brigade...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at Park Street, 1 hurt January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at Apeejay House at Park Street in Kolkata on Sunday. Sources said that ten fire engines were brought to the spot to control the blaze. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. The incident took place on the 9th floor of the...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors' custody ends today December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The police custody of six directors of Kolkata's AMRI hospital ends on Friday. They are likely to be produced in court over the fire tragedy at the AMRI hospital that left several dead. Their custody was extended for three more days on December 20. A case of negligence among...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 December 20, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people, were on Tuesday sent to police custody for further three more days by a Kolkata court. They were on December 10 sent to a police custody till December 20. A case of negligence among others...
  • AMRI fire: After nine arrests, what next? December 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Two more senior officials of the AMRI Hospital in south Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday and remanded in 10day police custody over the fire tragedy that left 93 people dead. This has taken the total number of arrests to nine. Sanjeev Pal, the maintenance manager of AMRI Hospital, had...
  • Kolkata fire: two more AMRI officials arrested December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Two more officials of south Kolkata's AMRI Hospital have been arrested over Friday's fire tragedy that left 91 people dead. S Upadhay, senior vicepresident and the hospital safety committee chairman and Sanjiv Pal, Administrative Officer, of the hospital were arrested on Tuesday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Damayanti...
  • 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...
  • Forensic experts fail to collect evidence at AMRI December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Forensic experts on Sunday could not collect evidence at the AMRI Hospital, where more than 90 persons lost their lives after inhaling toxic fumes from a devastating fire on Friday, as the basement where the fire started was still under several feet of water. As the basement is still flooded,...
  • AMRI fire: Toll rises to 93 with 2 more deaths December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: A West Bengal police constable and a female patient, rescued from the fireravaged AMRI Hospital in Dhakuria, died on Sunday taking the toll in Friday's inferno to 93. Constable Babulal Bhattacharya died at the AMRI Salt Lake Hospital where he was shifted from Dhakuria after the fire. Bhattacharya, a resident of...
  • West Bengal: AMRI fire toll touches 92 December 11, 2011

    Kolkata: The toll in the Friday's fire at the private AMRI hospital rose to 92 on Sunday with the death of one more patient at its Salt Lake facility. Hospital sources said Babulal Bhattacharya, admitted with heart problems at the AMRI Dhakuria hospital, was shifted to Salt Lake facility after the...
  • AMRI Hospital may not be allowed to reopen December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: After six directors of the AMRI Hospital were sent to the police custody till December 20 by a Kolkata court, the West Bengal government on Saturday remained noncommittal on whether a fresh licence would be issued to the hospital management to resume operations in its annexeI building where 88...
  • Forensic experts to visit AMRI basement tomorrow December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Forensic experts would make another attempt to collect samples and specimens from the basement of the fire ravaged AMRI private hospital annexe buildingI on Sunday, police said. A state Forensic research laboratory (SFRL) team will visit the basement on Sunday to conduct the basic examination,police said. SFRL director Dhurjoti Sengupta, who...
  • Grief turns into joy for AMRI victim's family December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Amid heartrending tales of distraught relatives affected by the hospital blaze, a glimmer of hope shone for the family of Aparna Chatterjee who was found to be safe after her name initially appeared in the victims' list. After hearing of the mishap at the AMRI Hospital, Aparna's daughter Banani had...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI directors produced before court December 10, 2011

    The six directors of AMRI hospital in south Kolkata on Saturday were produced in a local court in connection with the major fire accident. ...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till December 20 December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital, where a major fire killed at least 91 people on Friday, were on Saturday sent to police custody till December 20 by a Kolkata court. A case of negligence, among others, has been filed against them. According to sources, the tragedy could have...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors to appear in court December 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The six directors of the AMRI hospital in south Kolkata are likely to be produced before a court on Saturday. A case of negligence among others has been filed against them after a fire in the hospital claimed 90 lives on Friday. Sources say that Friday's tragedy could have been...