Buildings

  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

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  • Mumbai building fire: Fire brought under control, fireman dead July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight hours of relentless rescue operations has finally brought under control, the massive fire that had broken out at a business centre in Mumbai earlier this morning. One firefighter has died and six others injured. Navy choppers were used to airlift nine of the firemen trapped inside the building. According...
  • Mumbai: Building slab collapses after heavy rain, 2 dead July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai triggered a building slab to collapse in Goregaon on Tuesday. Two people are reported to be dead and six injured. As the rescue operations come to an end, the rescued have been taken to Siddharth hospital. "This is a very crowded area. The search has...
  • Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of building collapses in the country, Centre was thinking of fixing responsibility on local authority for illegal constructions, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "There has to be accountability to deal with such issues (illegal construction and building collapse). If people, local building...
  • Chennai: Fire breaks out in SBI building near North Beach Police Station; under control July 12, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out this afternoon in the second floor of an old building here, which housed the State Bank of India, police said. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit, they said, adding none was injured since the bank was functioning only for...
  • Mumbai: Building collapses in Colaba; one dead July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: An under-construction building collapsed in Mumbai's Colaba region on Saturday afternoon killing one person. Five people have also been injured in the accident. The city has been witnessing incessant rains since past few days. Seven people died while six others were injured as a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area...
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixty-one people were killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • Delhi government mulls ways to check building mishaps July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to check incidents of fire and building collapse in the national capital, Delhi government is planning to provide temporary water and electricity connections to those buildings which fail to obtain fire safety certificate. As per the proposal, the electricity and water rates for these buildings will...
  • Tamil Nadu: 11 dead after wall collapses in Thiruvallur, many trapped July 6, 2014

    Thiruvallur: Eleven people have lost their lives after a compound wall collapsed in Uparapalayam in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. One person has been rescued alive while many are feared trapped. Tamil Nadu Fire services teams are involved in rescue work. The 20 feet compound wall collapsed due to...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: One-man panel an eye wash, alleges Karunanidhi July 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief K Karunanidhi on Friday targeted the J Jayalalithaa government over the setting up of a one-man commission to investigate the Chennai building collapse tragedy. Alleging that the one-man commission was an eye wash to help the government escape, the veteran leader suggested a probe by the Central...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Chennai building collapse brings out major flaws in regulation of multi-storey buildings July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61 and even as the city comes to terms with this tragedy, CNN-IBN finds out that there is a bigger problem at hand. There are major flaws in the regulation of multi-storey constructions in...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 61 July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Six days after an 11-storeyed building collapsed in the outskirts of Chennai, death toll in the tragedy has now risen to 61. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 60, Jaya orders one-man probe panel July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons for...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 50, rescue operations continue July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 50. Six days on, rescue operations still continue with hopes to find more survivors. Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far. The government had claimed that there were 72 people inside the building when it collapsed, but...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a double-storeyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing two-year-old...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....
  • Delhi government sanctions 10 school building projects July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has sanctioned 10 senior secondary school building projects at various locations in Delhi, construction work of which will start within two months time. "The entire project will cost Rs 174 crore approximately and tender for these projects have been initiated. The work at site shall start...
  • Hi-tech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hi-tech gadgets and equipment like Advanced Life Detector used by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has proved to be very successful in locating and rescuing victims from under the piles of debris at the building collapse site. "Our Advanced Life Detector sends out Electromagnetic waves and it...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 48, rescue operations on July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Five days after an under-construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has now risen to 48. Rescue operations continue to pull out five people still feared trapped. Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) constitutes 19 special teams to inspect about 330 multi-storied buildings in Chennai from Thursday. Each...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 33 July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four days on and rescue operations are still on at the site where an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai. Death toll has now risen to 33. Of the many people, mainly workers stuck in the building, 27 people have so far been pulled out of the debris. NDRF team...
  • Chennai building collapse: death toll climbs to 29, woman rescued succumbs to injuries July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four days after an under construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has now risen to 29. Three persons were pulled out alive. One among them, Mahesh informed the authorities, that other people are still trapped inside. "Mahesh was rescued alive today besides two others. He has...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 27 July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Three days after an under-construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has risen to 27. Meanwhile, 27 people have been rescued so far. Four workers were pulled out alive on Tuesday morning. But over 20 are still trapped under the debris. NDRF teams are continuing with search...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 30, 2014

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  • News 360: Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.69, diesel up by 50 paise June 30, 2014

    The ongoing crisis in Iraq has paved way to increase in oil prices in India. While petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre, diesel prices has been increased by 50 paise a litre. ...
  • Live blog: Congress leader Manish Tewari on AK Antony's charges of appeasement June 30, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket is carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore....
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll climbs to 19, many still trapped June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Two days after an under-construction building collapsed in Chennai, the death toll has climbed to 19 while there is no estimate as to how many people are still trapped under the debris. Six people including the builder have been arrested. Twenty-one people have so far been rescued as rescue operations...