FIRE

  • UP: 3 boys allegedly set 19-year-old girl on fire in Varanasi 2 days ago

    Varanasi: Three youths allegedly set on fire a 19-year-old girl inside her house for opposing their teasing and harassment in Lallapura area under Sigra police station limits on Thursday, police said. Circle Officer of Chetganj Rahul Mishra said the girl's mother has alleged that three youths entered their house in the...
  • WB: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape attempts December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from West Bengal, a 23-year-old man allegdly set an 18-year-old girl on fire after she resisted his attempts to rape her. The incident took place in Howrah on Monday. The girl has suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted in hospital. The accused...
  • J&K: Massive fire breaks out in Srinagar, no casualties so far December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: A massive fire broke out in a market in Srinagar on Saturday night. The fire engulfed the Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and nearly half a dozen shops were gutted due to the fire. Due to narrow lanes, it took time for fire tenders to reach the spot....
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Chitra studio in Powai, no casualties so far December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out at Chitra studio in Powai area of Mumbai but no casualties have been reported so far. Eight fire engines have been sent to the spot. According to the preliminary report, fire broke out in the warehouse of the studio. More details are awaited. ...
  • Delhi: Major fire breaks out at TATA Motors godown December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke down in Tata Motors godown in south Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Friday evening. Nearly 30 fire engines were sent to the spot to douse off the flames. No casualty has been reported. More information awaited. ...
  • CEO Jeff Bezos defends Amazon's flop projects, lack of profits December 3, 2014

    New York: Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, was unapologetic about his twenty-year-old company's lack of profit during a rare public appearance on Tuesday, noting he spends just six hours a year on investor relations. Bezos also discussed Amazon's acrimonious dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group and his purchase...
  • Bengaluru: Bus catches fire, three suffer injuries December 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: In a tragic incident, a private bus caught fire in East Bengaluru injuring three people. The bus was engulfed in flames after it hit a road divider. The bus had started its flight in Chintamani and was heading to Bengaluru when it met with the accident. Two fire tenders were rushed...
  • India successfully tests nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • AAP, Congress blame police for failing to maintain communal harmony December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress on Monday accused the Delhi Police of failing to maintain communal harmony in the city after a blaze gutted a substantial part of St Sebastian's Church at northeast Delhi's Tahirpur area. Both the parties have also demanded an impartial investigation into the...
  • Church gutted down in Delhi, foul play suspected December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A substantial part of a catholic church in northeast Delhi's Tahirpur area was gutted when a fire broke out at its premises on Monday morning with the Christian community suspecting foul play in the incident. Police have registered a case under section 436 IPC (Mischief) on the complaint of...
  • 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...
  • Family of four killed in restaurant fire in China November 29, 2014

    Beijing: Four members of a family were killed and another two injured today when a fire broke out at a fast food restaurant in east China's Zhejiang Province. The dead include three men and a woman. The fire broke out at about 1 AM at the restaurant in Cixi City and was...
  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile November 29, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The missile's warheads...
  • WB government challenges HC order on BJP rally, may meet Chief Justice on Saturday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation may challenge the single bench order of Calcutta High Court which has impose conditions on the proposed BJP rally in Kolkata. The KMC and state fire department who were asked by the court to depute special officers to workout the statuary...
  • Calcutta HC appoints special officers to decide proposed BJP rally in Kolkata on Sunday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High court has appointed two special officers from the Kolkata municipal corporation and from the West Bengal fire services department to take the final call on Saturday about the compliance norms for the proposed BJP rally by its national president Amit Shah on Sunday. The special officers...
  • J&K: Army indicts nine soldiers for killing two men in Budgam, recommends court martial proceedings November 27, 2014

    Budgam: Within days after firing in Budgam claimed lives of two people and injured two others, the Army has indicted nine soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) for the incident. A court of inquiry on the Army officers found gross violation of rules of engagement by the soldiers. Failure...
  • 24 workers killed, 52 injured in China's coal mine fire November 26, 2014

    Beijing: At least 24 coal mine workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday in underground fire in China's northeastern Liaoning Province. The fire occurred in the coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Fuxin Coal...
  • Battle of the best streaming TV devices: Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku 3 vs Apple TV vs Google Nexus Player November 23, 2014

    New York: Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire November 22, 2014

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • Hyderabad tycoon kidnap bid case solved, police arrest ex-CRPF constable November 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Police has solved the Banjara Hills firing case within 24 hours and declared a 37-year-old former CRPF constable Puli Obulesh as the main accused in the case. The police have seized an AK-47 with magazines, seven live rounds, 10 empty cartridges, rope, knife and a wig that...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • Two people shot on Florida State University campus November 20, 2014

    Tallahassee: Two people were shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said on Thursday. "We have two victims from a shooting that happened on the Florida State University campus," said a nursing supervisor, who declined to provide additional detail on the...
  • Jeruselam: Five people killed in an attack on a synagogue November 19, 2014

    Two knife and ax-wielding Palestinian men broke into a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday morning and killed four rabbis and a policeman. The attackers were killed in police firing. Six people were injured in this incident. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a strong response for the deaths. Even as Palestinian...
  • China: 18 killed, 13 injured in fire at food packaging factory November 17, 2014

    Beijing: At least 18 people were killed and 13 injured in a massive fire at a carrot-packaging plant in China's Shandong Province, authorities said on Monday. The fire broke out at 7 pm last night at Longyuan Food Co Ltd's carrot packaging workshop in Shouguang City, one of China's major...
  • Jharkhand: 40 abandoned homes collapsed in a fire, 2 injured November 15, 2014

    Dhanbad: At least two people have been injured after 40 abandoned homes collapsed in the Baghmara area in Dhanbad. No casualties have been reported so far. These houses are located above the Jharia mine fire area for the last 40 years. The local administration had issued an alert to residents as...
  • Mumbai: Fire at BPCL colony in Kurla after pipeline leakage, no injuries so far November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Fire broke out at the BPCL colony in Kurla early on Thursday morning after a leakage in a pipeline. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot, but no injuries have been reported far. Further news awaited. ...
  • Pakistan Rangers fire at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir November 13, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian positions overnight on the international border in Samba and Jammu districts, causing no damage, police said on Thursday. A senior police officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu on Thursday, "Pakistan Rangers fired at BSF positions in Ramgarh sector(Samba district) on the international border during...
  • J&K elections: Braving unprovoked Pakistani shelling, Gurez ready to vote November 11, 2014

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the recent ceasefire violation by Pakistani Army in Uri sector, the residents of the snow-bound border town of Gurez, which is going to polls along with 15 other Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir in the first phase on November 25, are upbeat to take part...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • J&K: Soldier, civilian dead as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri sector November 8, 2014

    Baramulla: A 17-year-old civilian Gulshan Bano and a soldier was killed on Saturday evening as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Kamalkot area of Uri sector. The firing occurred on Saturday evening from 5:15 PM. Indian troops appropriately responded to Pakistan firing. ...