Kolkata Fire

  • 1993 Kolkata firing: Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb deposes before panel 26-02-2014 03:19 PM

    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....
  • News 360: MCA felicitates Sachin by naming Kandivili ground after him 11-11-2013 10:01 PM

    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 11-11-2013 09:22 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: Headmistress, guard open fire at miscreants in school, 2 dead 11-11-2013 10:35 AM

    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...
  • Another fire tragedy in Kolkata, no lessons learnt? 28-02-2013 08:59 AM

    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 fire: Mamata says people shouldn't sleep in dingy godowns 27-02-2013 12:31 PM

    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: Fire breaks out at Park Street, 1 hurt 01-01-2012 01:20 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors' custody ends today 23-12-2011 08:20 AM

    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...
  • AMRI directors in police custody till Dec 23 20-12-2011 07:38 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: After nine arrests, what next? 14-12-2011 08:49 AM

    Kolkata: Two more senior officials of the AMRI Hospital in south Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday and remanded in 10-day 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 13-12-2011 10:18 AM

    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 vice-president 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 11-12-2011 09:59 PM

    Kolkata: Eighty three bodies in 13 hours 50 minutes - it was a marathon autopsy session. Fifty seven-year-old 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 as bodies...
  • Forensic experts fail to collect evidence at AMRI 11-12-2011 07:19 PM

    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...
  • AMRI fire: Toll rises to 93 with 2 more deaths 11-12-2011 06:29 PM

    Kolkata: A West Bengal police constable and a female patient, rescued from the fire-ravaged 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...
  • West Bengal: AMRI fire toll touches 92 11-12-2011 12:40 PM

    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...
  • AMRI Hospital may not be allowed to reopen 10-12-2011 08:35 PM

    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 non-committal on whether a fresh licence would be issued to the hospital management to resume operations in its annexe-I building where 88...
  • Forensic experts to visit AMRI basement tomorrow 10-12-2011 07:47 PM

    Kolkata: Forensic experts would make another attempt to collect samples and specimens from the basement of the fire ravaged AMRI private hospital annexe building-I 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...
  • Grief turns into joy for AMRI victim's family 10-12-2011 03:23 PM

    Kolkata: Amid heart-rending 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...
  • Kolkata fire: AMRI directors produced before court 10-12-2011 02:39 PM

    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 10-12-2011 01:59 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: AMRI directors to appear in court 10-12-2011 07:29 AM

    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...
  • AMRI hospital fire: fire safety norms ignored? 10-12-2011 06:24 AM

    Kolkata: It's been 24 hours since a major fire in AMRI hospital in Kolkata left 90 people dead, it has now emerged that the tragedy could have been avoided had the private hospital heeded warning about its fire safety forms. The city's joint commissioner Damayanti Sen said that the fire...
  • AMRI fire: first hand of help from the slums 10-12-2011 06:07 AM

    Kolkata: As the midnight horror engulfed Kolkata's AMRI hospital the first hand of help came from people living in a slum next door. Braving the fire and smoke they were the first people to reach out to patients who were struggling to escape. A horror Basadum Kayal, slum dweller, didn't...
  • AMRI hospital fire claims lives of 2 Cong leaders 10-12-2011 03:02 AM

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal on Friday demanded exemplary punishment to the offenders of the devastating fire in AMRI hospital which claimed over 88 lives, including two of its leaders who were admitted as patients. "It's a serious criminal offence. Highest legal action should be initiated against it," former...