FACTORIES

  • Built as a tribute to Delhi gangrape braveheart, Nirbheek revolver gives confidence to women December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Diamonds are a woman's best friend' has been an age-old saying, but have the women found a new friend? 'Yes', says Seema Kharbanda who was among the first few women who bought the Nirbheek revolver to ensure their safety. Launched a year after the brutal gangrape of 23-year-old paramedic...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant December 9, 2014

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: How it happened December 8, 2014

    Bhopal: Thirty years after the catastrophic leak of lethal Methyl Isocyanate from the Carbide plant in Bhopal, T R Chouhan who was the Chemical Plant Operator and in charge of storage tank 610 till November 25, 1984, returns to its crumbling remains to tell us how India's worst industrial disaster...
  • Gurgaon: Enraged by worker's death, mob set ablaze factory; many injured November 30, 2014

    Gurgaon: Around a dozen people were on Sunday injured in a clash during which an irate mob set ablaze a number of vehicles and a factory manufacturing auto parts near Gurgaon, following the mysterious death of a worker, police said. The clash took place in Rozka Meo industrial area, some 35...
  • Watch: IIP up by 2.5 per cent against 0.4 per cent in August November 13, 2014

    With consumer price inflation dipping and factory output growing slightly, all eyes are now on the Reserve Bank of India. Will it or will it not cut rates at its next meeting is the question. ...
  • Factory activity expands at a modest pace in October: survey November 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian factory activity expanded at a modest pace in October, as stronger demand led manufacturers to add jobs for the first time in four months and allowed them to raise prices, a business survey showed on Monday. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), compiled by Markit, rose to 51.6...
  • Narendra Modi seeks to revive India's 'zombie factories', not abandon them October 13, 2014

    Kanpur: At British India Corporation's textile factory in Kanpur, four men sit in a control room watching computerised gauges eight hours a day. When they are done, another group takes over, and then another, for 24 hours a day - much as they might at any major industrial plant. The problem...
  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others September 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A major blast in a cracker factory in Lucknow killed six people and injured 14 others on Saturday morning. The incident is reported from Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. The cracker factory is reported to be an illegal establishment. More information is awaited. ...
  • Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' turns 50 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British storyteller Roald Dahl, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, marks 50 years of publication this month and has a number of celebratory events lined up. From skydiving Oompa Loompas (characters from the book) to chocolate trails at the...
  • Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant September 10, 2014

    Berlin: A massive blast has rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany, a spokesman for the fire service said, with no details yet on casualties. The explosion was heard many kilometres away and several buildings of the factory were on fire, the spokesman said. Quoting a local police source, Bild...
  • Punjab: Fire breaks out at wool factory in Ludhaina, 3 dead August 25, 2014

    Ludhiana: Three people on Monday died in a major fire that broke out in a wool factory in Ludhiana. Suraj, Raju and Chander were burnt alive inside a factory unit as the owner had locked it from outside, Station House Officer Maninder Bedi said. The cause of the fire is yet to...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 8, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarhgovernment on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief MinisterRaman Singhhas given inprinciple approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • Death toll in China's factory blast goes up to 71 August 3, 2014

    Beijing: The death toll from the deadly explosion at a metal factory in east China's Jiangsu Province rose to 71 on Sunday as doctors battled to save the lives of 187 injured workers. Initial investigations indicated that sparks had ignited dust on Saturday at the car wheel polishing plant in Kunshan,...
  • Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65: state media August 2, 2014

    Beijing: An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident. The explosion in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, "has resulted in 65 deaths", statebroadcaster China...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 201314 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Owner killed in an explosion at plastic sheet factory, 2 others injured June 28, 2014

    A factory owner was killed and two others were injured following a blast in a plastic sheet manufacturing unit in Govindpura Industrial area in Bhopal, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Friday evening when the unit owner identified as Devendra Gupta (40) accidentally mixed a chemical with another resulting...
  • Sivakasi: Two dead, five injured in cracker factory fire June 25, 2014

    Sivakasi: Two people died and five others suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a cracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Wednesday. Fire tenders were pressed into service and have successfully doused off the flames. Sivakasi, known for its cracker and match sticks factories has witnessed several such fatal...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian jointventure operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • Factory worker battling for life after friend's heinous prank June 21, 2014

    An ordnance factory worker is struggling for life after a friend played a practical joke on him. He filled compressed air into the worker's intestine through his rectum by a highpower compressor, police said on Saturday. The incident took place Thursday in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad but was reported on Friday...
  • Two labourers killed as crane falls on them June 17, 2014

    Two labourers were killed when an iron oreladen crane fell on them at a steel factory in Raipur on Tuesday, police said. The mishap took place at the Mahamaya Ispat factory in Urla industrial area when the victims Rajesh Verma (30) and Jage Patel (30) were working near the...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit June 8, 2014

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Charges framed against Jundal in arms factory case June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Saturday framed charges against top LashkareTaiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal, one of the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attack, and others for allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory. According to sources, during the incamera hearing, Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash framed charges against the accused...
  • Private match factory worker killed in wall collapse June 2, 2014

    Tuticorin : A worker of a private match works factory was killed on Monday when the wall of the factory collapsed due to rain in Kovilpatti in this district, police said. The daily wage earner was working in a room in the factory when the wall collapsed and fell on him,...
  • Motorola to close its yearold Moto X assembly plant in Texas May 31, 2014

    Fort Worth: Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit announced Friday it will shutter its North Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone assembly plant in the US. At the time, Google had explained its surprising decision by saying...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 3040 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 23 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 2030 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 23 fire tenders rushed...
  • Police bust three minigun factories run by Maoists May 15, 2014

    Police on Thursday busted three illegal minigun units in Bihar's Munger district, stated to be run by the Maoists, and arrested a relative of a jailed Maoist. Acting on a tip off, the police raided Parmanandpur Gangsta forest area under Kharagpur police station jurisdiction and unearthed three illicit minigun factories being...
  • Police unearth illegal gutkha factory, one arrested May 13, 2014

    A factory involved in manufacturing duplicate gutka of famous brands was unearthed by police with the arrest of a person in Burra area here in Kanpur, a police spokesman said on Sunday. Acting on a tipoff, police raided a house at Vishwa Bank colony here Saturday night and arrested Pappu Verma...
  • Illegal minigun factory unearthed in Munger May 8, 2014

    Police on Thursday unearthed an illegal minigun factory and arrested its owner from Bardah in Bihar's Munger district. Acting on a tip off, police raided the village and located the minigun factory being run by one Jamir who was arrested under Arms Act, Superintendent of Police Varun Kumar Sinha said. One hundred...
  • Ujjain: Fire at a cracker factory, 15 feared dead, toll likely to rise May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifteen persons, including three children were killed in a major fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar, Ujjain on Saturday evening. The Madhya Pradesh government announced ex gratia of Rs 1.50 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. The cracker factory, located near...