Tragedy

  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted Yesterday

    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....
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands 6 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • Malaysia Airlines offers refunds to travellers after MH17 July 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines on Sunday said it would offer full refunds to passengers intending to cancel tickets and waive fees for customers who want to change their travel plans following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine, months after the mysterious crash of MH370. The struggling Malaysian flag carrier said it...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US July 20, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • Indian-origin steward on board MH17 swapped flights July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine Thursday, media reported Friday. Sanjid Singh Sandu, 41, had swapped flights with his colleague to fly on the MH17, the Malaysian Insider reported. "He was last...
  • B-Town stars condemn shooting down of Malaysia Airlines July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt have expressed anguish over the the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, calling it "disturbing" and "inhuman". The Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile believed to be fired by pro-Russia rebels, killing...
  • Indian-origin man, AIDS experts killed in Malaysian plane crash July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: An Indian-origin steward and some of the world's top AIDS experts were among the 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines jetliner was shot down over Ukraine, authorities said on Friday. The aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region, with debris...
  • Rescuers comb scene of Malaysian plane crash July 18, 2014

    Ukraine: A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky by what US intelligence officials believe was a surface-to-air missile scattered wreckage and bodies across the Ukrainian countryside, leaving investigators scrambling Friday to figure out what happened as rescue workers, policemen and even coal miners combed the crash site. For the second time...
  • In air tragedy, lightning strikes twice for Malaysia July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people aboard heaped new distress on a nation still stung by the trauma and global stigma of flight MH370's disappearance four months ago. For the second time this year, Malaysians awoke Friday to black newspaper front pages bearing the...
  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids July 16, 2014

    Parents are still in a state of shock a year after 23 children died after eating their school meal in Dharmasati Gandaman village, and the health of some mothers has deteriorated. Asha Devi, Putul Devi and Sanju Devi, mothers of three of the 23 children who died on July 16 last...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Two dead, 33 injured as bus falls into gorge July 13, 2014

    Solan: Two people died and as many as 33 people were left injured in Himachal Pradesh's Solan when a state transport bus fell into a gorge on Sunday morning. More details awaited. ...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea July 9, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • Identities of 18 Uttarakhand tragedy victims established July 7, 2014

    The results of DNA profiling of the 2013 deluge victims have begun to show results with 18 bodies being identified via DNA matching, the State Police Department data revealed on Monday. According to the State Police Department, 18 of the 191 DNA samples received have been matched. However, identification of deluge...
  • A year after tragedy, Uttarakhand people remember a braveheart July 2, 2014

    It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar valley when the deluge struck. They have still not forgotten what this...
  • Beas tragedy: Two more bodies recovered, four still untraceable July 1, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students have been recovered three weeks after 25 persons, including 24 students and a co-tour leader of a Hyderabad-based engineering college had drowned in River Beas, taking the total number of bodies fished out so far to 21, a senior police official said on Tuesday. The...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Two more bodies found, five still missing June 26, 2014

    Mandi: Two more bodies of students from an engineering college in Hyderabad have been recovered since Wednesday, taking the total number of retrieved bodies to 19, police said on Thursday. Five students and a tour operator still remain untraced and the search continued for them in the river for the 18th...
  • Manali dam tragedy: Himachal HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation June 25, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district on June 8. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan...
  • Beas tragedy: Probe by power department on June 24, 2014

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted a status report on the June 8 Beas tragedy to the state high court saying the state power department was still continuing with the inquiry. Sudden release of water from a dam upstream resulted in the drowning of 24 students in the...
  • Beas tragedy: Body identified as that of student June 23, 2014

    Mandi: A body, recovered from the Beas river, was identified as that of an engineering student from Hyderabad who was among 25 persons swept away in the river two weeks back. The bloated body which surfaced and was fished out on Sunday, was deformed and could not be identified on Sunday....
  • Learning from recent tragedies, CM asks administration not to open floodgates without prior warning June 23, 2014

    Taking a lesson from incidents on Beas river in Himachal Pradesh and Damodar river in Jharkhand, the Chhattisgarh government has directed the administration to alert people and give them time to move to safe places before opening the floodgates of dams across the state. In an advisory issued here, Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Beas tragedy: Three more bodies recovered June 22, 2014

    Mandi: Three more bodies were recovered from Beas river on Sunday fourteen days after 25 persons, including 24 engineering students from Hyderabad, were swept away in the river on June 8, taking the number of those found to 16. Rescuers recovered the bodies which surfaced in Pandoh Dam, and the three...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in...
  • Body of Beas river tragedy victim brought to Hyderabad June 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: The body of another victim of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh was brought to Hyderabad on Thursday. The body of Venkatadurga Tarun was flown in from Delhi, where it was earlier shifted from Himachal. The parents of Tarun accompanied the body. A large number of relatives and friends gathered...
  • Woman waits for husband missing since Uttarakhand tragedy June 19, 2014

    A woman is still waiting for the return of her husband, who went missing in the flash floods in Uttarakhand though a year has passed since then. "My heart says he will return soon," says 40-year-old Snehalata, who got separated from her husband Dwarikanath Panda in the devastating floods. The couple and...
  • Manali tragedy: One more body of a student recovered, 16 still missing June 19, 2014

    Mandi: One more body of a student was recovered from Beas river on Wednesday eleven days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun, Mandi SP, RS Negi said. Nine bodies have been...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, 44 skeleton remains found in Kedar valley June 18, 2014

    A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year. DIG GS Martolia who heads a Task Force constituted recently to carry out intensive combing operation in...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: Memorial to be built in Rambada June 16, 2014

    Last year in Uttarakhand, a popular Hindu pilgrimage destination, thousands of people lost their lives and hundreds went missing. Today in Rambada, Uttarakhand, a foundation was laid, for a memorial, to be built in the remembrance of all those who lost their lives in 2013 flood tragedy. ...
  • Uphaar case:SC judge recuses himself from hearing Ansal's plea June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea of real estate baron Gopal Ansal, convicted in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, seeking its nod to visit London and New York on a business trip. As soon as Ansal's lawyer mentioned the matter, Justice Vikramajit Sen,...
  • A year later, Uttarakhand's 'village of widows' struggles for survival June 16, 2014

    In this very day last year, 'god's own land' as the hill state of Uttarakhand is called, faced the worst fury of nature which left several thousand people dead and widespread devastation in rain-triggered floods. The ones who died have gone by. But life has become difficult for the families...