FIRE

  • Hyderabad: 2 dead, 13 injured after explosion in Gulf Oil Corporation office 4 days ago

    Kukatpally: A major explosion in Gulf Oil Corporation office located at Kukatpally in Hyderabad killed two people and injured as many as 13 people on Monday. The accident happened due to explosion in reactor but the fire has now been brought under control. More information awaited. ...
  • Fire erupts at Torch tower in Dubai, no casualties reported 6 days ago

    Dubai: A high-rise tower in Dubai's Marina district caught fire on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The fire broke out in the Torch tower on the northeastern end of the densely populated district, which is packed with multi-story skyscrapers. Debris from the fire cluttered nearby streets after...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out at Ansal Plaza in Bhikaji Cama Place February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at Ansal Plaza building in Bhikaji Cama Place on Tuesday. According to the Fire Department, at the incident was reported at around 7 PM following which 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the...
  • Kolkata: Fire on the 5th floor of Himalaya House in Chowringhee February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A fire on Thursday broke out at the fifth floor of a multi-storey office building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in south Kolkata. Fire brigade and police officers said that ten fire tenders have already rushed to the spot to fight the blaze. There was no news of any person being trapped...
  • Kolkata: Major fire breaks out in Bowbazaar's Plywood store; no casualty reported February 2, 2015

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out on Monday evening in one of the Bowbazaar's plywood store in Kolkata. Although no casualty was reported but the nearby area came under the fire influence. Atleast 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the rescue works are under way. The reason behind the...
  • Five woes which the 'Game of Thrones' TV Show fans face in the hands of the book fans January 31, 2015

    The trailer for the 'Game of Thrones' season five is out and I cannot contain my excitement at all. I can't help but imagine all that is going to happen, the people who are going to be brutally murdered and the dragons, oh my god the dragons! And I can't...
  • INS Sindhuratna tragedy: Commanding Officer found guilty, court martialled January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Seven Navy officers including the Commanding Officer were found guilty in INS Sindhuratna fire case that left two officers dead in February 2014. The Chief of Naval Staff on Friday issued letters of severe displeasure to six officers for acts of omission and commission while the commanding officer was...
  • Pak Rangers violate ceasefire, target border outposts along international border in Jammu January 29, 2015

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday resorted to small arms firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border in Jammu, prompting BSF to retaliate. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on two BoPs in R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45...
  • Miley Cyrus goes topless at a beach in Hawaii January 26, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Miley Cyrus, who is known for her weird and racy outfits, went topless while enjoying a day out with her beau Patrick Schwarzenegger at a beach in Hawaii. The 22-year-old wore only skimpy black bikini bottoms on her getaway this week, reports dailymail.co.uk. The duo was spotted laughing...
  • Several feared trapped as three-storey building collapses in Delhi January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident on Wednesday, a three-storeyed building collapsed in the Gautampura area of Delhi. Several people are feared trapped in the building. Ten fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The incident took place around 3 am on Wednesday. ...
  • Gujarat: 1 labourer dead, 3 injured in blast at chemical unit in Bharuch January 20, 2015

    Bharuch: A labourer has died and three others have been injured in an explosion that took place on Tuesday early morning at a chemical factory unit in Bharuch, Gujarat. The fire has now been brought under control. It is yet to be deciphered what kind of product was being manufactured when...
  • 3 burnt to death as mob torches houses in Bihar village January 18, 2015

    Muzaffarpur: Three persons were charred to death as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's body. The body of 19-year-old Bhartendu Kumar was found near the house of Vikki, who is the main accused in the abduction...
  • Cat on fire starts New York apartment blaze, two people critical January 12, 2015

    New York: Two people were fighting for life after a cat caught fire and ran around, unwittingly helping to ignite an apartment, officials and neighbours said. Angel Alcazar - the owner of six cats - was cooking pork chops inside his apartment on Gouverneur Avenue in Bronx when a grease...
  • 'Tiger Fire' speaks to all animal lovers January 10, 2015

    A book on tigers and their history and more so five hundred years of the tiger in India is a treat for readers from the word, "Go"! This book is wonderfully contributed by various writers and brilliantly edited by Valmik Thapar, the tiger expert. "Tiger Fire" charts the history of...
  • Watch: Chilling video of Charlie Hebdo newspaper attackers in Paris January 8, 2015

    Here is the footage we have of the chilling attack in the heart of Paris which left at least 12 people dead. Gunmen entered the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. ...
  • India replying with four bullets to each Pakistan bullet: Jitendra Singh January 8, 2015

    Jammu: Asserting that people in the border did not want India to stop its response till Pakistan surrenders, Union Minister in PMO, Jitendra Singh said that troops are firing four bullets for each bullet fired by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. "Where one bullet is being...
  • We cannot go on taking bullets, says BSF chief DK Pathak January 6, 2015

    Jammu: India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border in Jammu and Kashmir but will retaliate to any aggression by Pakistan, BSF chief DK Pathak said on Tuesday. "We cannot go on taking bullets," Pathak said, after paying tribute to Border Security Force trooper Devinder Singh who was...
  • J&K: 7,000 people along border areas shifted to safer places as Pakistan indulges in heavy firing January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: With Pakistan resorting to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, over 7,000 people residing along the border in Samba and Kathua districts have been evacuated to safer places. Besides, BSF Director General (DG) DK...
  • J&K: One BSF soldier killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Hiranagar sector January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. The Kathua district collector said the situation was very serious as Pakistani shells have landed three to four klometres inside the...
  • India wants to engage Pakistan in 'low-intensity war': Pakistan Defence Minister January 5, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid the war of words between India and Pakistan over cross-border firing and the December 31 'terror boat' incident, Pakistan's defence minister has alleged that India "wants to keep his country busy in a low-intensity war". "India wants to keep us busy in a low-intensity war or low-intensity...
  • False fire alarms cost Swedes $3.8 million each year January 5, 2015

    Stockholm: Taxpayers and businesses are hit with a bill of about 3.8 million US dollars each year to pay for false fire alarms, or 96 per cent, in Stockholm, media reported on Sunday. Only four per cent of automatic fire alarms triggered in Stockholm during 2013 required any actual fire-fighting action,...
  • J&K: Pakistan firing leaves two Army jawans, one woman dead January 3, 2015

    Bullets and mortar shells continue to fly across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. In yet another instance of ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers on Saturday fired at several posts along the International Border in Samba sector of Jammu region. ...
  • Caught on camera: Firefighters drink, celebrate New Year on duty in Hyderabad January 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: A shocking act caught on camera in which a group of firefighters in Hyderabad were caught drinking and celebrating while on duty. In the video, the firefighters are seen celebrating at the fire station on the night of New Year's eve. However, all the four firefighters have been suspended. They...
  • Burnt-out ferry towed to Italy after deadly blaze January 3, 2015

    Brindisi: Tug boats hauled the burnt-out hulk of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece into a southern Italian port on Friday, opening the way for an investigation into the blaze that killed at least 11 people. Listing visibly to starboard, the Norman Atlantic multi-deck car-and-truck ferry docked...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 2, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Kolkata: TMC office gutted in Ulberia, party workers allege BJP's hand January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) office has been burned down in Ulberia area of Howrah district in the early hours on Thursday. The TMC workers alleged that the office was burned down by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. It was a thatched office in Ulberia area of Howrah district. ...
  • 17 AC buses of DTC gutted in fire, probe ordered January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) were gutted in a major fire at Ambedkar Nagar depot in South Delhi in the wee hours. Nobody was injured. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Fire department...
  • Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged ferry January 1, 2015

    Brindisi: Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ferry for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after a pre-dawn fire raced through the...
  • Siliguri: Two dead, three injured after fire broke out in a hotel December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Two tourists from Kolkata died after a fire broke out at a hotel in Siliguri, West Bengal. The fire broke out around 1 am on Tuesday night. Reportedly, three others were injured and are now receiving medical treatment. Preliminary reports suggest that a short circuit may have caused...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi, 8 killed December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Eight people died on Saturday as fire broke out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi. All those killed were labourers. According to Thane police, the blaze was reported at 2 AM in the timber goods warehouse in Mankoli. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained as yet but it was...